Tag: Aviation

Lufthansa to offer the most cutting-edge and exclusive travelling experience

| November 26, 2014

-The Greek island of Crete is one of the new, sunny destinations of Lufthansa. -Two extra weekly flights from Munich to Athens added to the Lufthansa summer timetable. -Innovative product enhance Lufthansa’s services to its Greek customers. -Roll out of new Premium Economy Cabin on intercontinental flights.

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Emirates to operate seven additional flights a week to the Maldives

| November 25, 2014
Emirates to operate seven additional flights a week to the Maldives

DUBAI, U.A.E.: Emirates, a global connector of people, places and economies, has announced a third daily service to Malé, the capital of the Maldives.

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Aviation to contribute $53.1 billion to Dubai’s economy, 37.5 per cent to its GDP and will support over 750,000 jobs by 2020

| November 17, 2014

Latest Oxford Economics Report examines continued impact of aviation sector on Dubai’s economy and projects continued growth beyond 2020 DUBAI, U.A.E., 17th November 2014: Emirates airline, Dubai Airports and the aviation sector as a whole contributed $26.7 billion to the Dubai economy in 2013, which was almost 27%* of Dubai’s GDP and supported a total […]

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Emirates Overhauls its First Airbus A380

| November 13, 2014
Emirates Overhauls its First Airbus A380

The first A380 delivered to Emirates completes a 3C-Check, the largest maintenance check on any aircraft. Watch the entire process captured on camera

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Emirates Skywards and Starwood Preferred Guest® Join Forces to Extend Benefits across the Sky and Around the Globe

| November 11, 2014
Emirates Skywards and Starwood Preferred Guest® Join Forces to Extend Benefits across the Sky and Around the Globe

New Partnership Takes Loyalty to New Heights in Growing Travel Markets with Extra Rewards and Elite Earnings

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Emirates to Increase its Services to New York JFK

| November 11, 2014
Emirates to Increase its Services to New York JFK

Airline to launch fourth daily service to the Big Apple in March 2015

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Etihad Airways to expand pilot numbers following recruitment of 40 Alitalia captains and first officers

| November 6, 2014

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced the recruitment of 40 fully-qualified pilots from Alitalia, the national airline of Italy, as part of a large-scale global campaign to hire between 500 to 600 captains and first officers over the next three years.

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Single European Sky: “Time to walk the talk”

| November 6, 2014

On the eve of the EU Transport Ministers’ Rome Conference on the much needed Single European Sky, AEA urges Europe’s national governments to strive to achieve the best outcome for the environment and consumers in Europe instead of persisting in national politics.

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Lazy low-cost airlines distinct from ultra-low-costs

| November 5, 2014
Lazy low-cost airlines distinct from ultra-low-costs

World Travel Market’s aviation programme on Tuesday started with Wizzair’s boss introducing the concept of “lazy low-cost” into the conversation.

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FLYBE Launches Seven new London City Routes, a new website and new Partnership with Club Workspace

| November 4, 2014
FLYBE Launches Seven new London City Routes, a new website and new Partnership with Club Workspace

Exeter, Devon, UK: Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, last week announced the launch of its enhanced new website, a key component of the company’s complete brand refresh,

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Ryanair Half Year Profits Rise 32% To €795m

| November 3, 2014

Ryanair today (3 Nov) announced that H1 Net Profit rose by 32% to €795m.

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One-year union of AEGEAN and Olympic Air: dynamic growth with real results in tourism and the Greek economy

| October 31, 2014

Kifissia, 29 October 2014 – One year after its union with Olympic Air, AEGEAN has entered a new growth trajectory. Assuring full coverage within Greece and continuously investing in its extrovert strategy by enforcing its international network, the company further contributes to the growth of tourism and the Greek economy.

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Emirates Welcomes its 100th Boeing 777-300ER

| October 30, 2014
Emirates Welcomes its 100th Boeing 777-300ER

DUBAI, U.A.E.,29th October 2014: Emirates celebrated another milestone on Wednesday with the delivery of the airline’s 100th Boeing 777-300ER, the world’s largest, long-range twin engine commercial aircraft. The Boeing 777-300ER forms the backbone of the Emirates fleet with the aircraft type currently operating to 77 destinations on the airline’s global network. Delivery of Emirates’ first […]

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Dubai International’s passenger traffic up 9.9 per cent in September

| October 27, 2014

Dubai, UAE – October 27, 2014 – Passenger traffic at Dubai International continued its upward trend in September by registering 9.9 per cent growth, according to the latest traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports today.

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Aeroflot Extends Collective Agreement With Employees

| October 23, 2014

MOSCOW, October 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — JSC Aeroflot management and airline employee trade unions have successfully concluded negotiations that extend the collective bargaining agreement currently in place for the period 2014 through 2017. The collective agreement calls for a wide range of benefits for employees, irrespective of union membership.

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Ryanair, TUI and Flybe Bosses Debate The Future of Flying

| October 14, 2014
Ryanair, TUI and Flybe Bosses Debate The Future of Flying

Delegates will hear first-hand from top airline bosses about the future of flying during a key aviation debate at World Travel Market – the leading global event for the travel industry.

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SWISS invests in “Next-Generation Airline of Switzerland”

| October 10, 2014

SWISS will be investing billions of Swiss francs in advanced aircraft, attractive destinations and further product enhancements over the next few years as part of its “Next-Generation Airline of Switzerland” strategy. The airline will be adding 22 new European destinations to its Zurich network with the start of the 2015 summer schedules, and will also […]

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All Etihad Airways Boeing 777 aircraft now offer inflight connectivity

| October 2, 2014
All Etihad Airways Boeing 777 aircraft now offer inflight connectivity

02 Oct 2014 07:00 Etihad Airways today reached a major milestone with the deployment of mobile and internet connectivity across its entire fleet of 24 Boeing 777 passenger aircraft,

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New Routes Bring More Sunshine For British Airways Leisure Travellers

| September 26, 2014

British Airways has added another three new routes to its 2015 Gatwick schedule. Seville in Spain, Funchal in Madeira and Las Palmas in Gran Canaria will all be available to book from today, and the first flights will take to the skies from March 2015.

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Ryanair Partners With Amadeus for Travel Agency Distribution From 1st November 2014

| September 24, 2014

COLOGNE, Germany, September 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Amadeus’ revolutionary light ticketing technology provides foundation for Ryanair to make a wide range of fares and full ancillary service content available to Amadeus subscribers

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Emirates marks 10 years of its worldwide lounge network

| September 22, 2014

DUBAI, U.A.E.: Over 22 million customers have enjoyed the haven of an Emirates Lounge since the airline opened its first international lounge outside of its Dubai hub, and demand is growing.

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AEGEAN expanding flight services this winter. Nine additional international destinations in the 2014/15 winter timetable

| September 17, 2014
AEGEAN expanding flight services this winter. Nine additional international destinations in the 2014/15 winter timetable

Support of the extension of the touristic season Kifissia- September 16, 2014 This winter, AEGEAN, a Star Alliance member, is adding more destinations and frequencies to its existing network.

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Gazpromneft-Aero Starts Refueling Air India in Russia

| September 8, 2014

ST PETERSBURG, Russia, September 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Gazpromneft-Aero has started supplying aviation fuel for regular flights to Russia by the Indian national carrier Air India in Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport.

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Kreeger to tell WTM about plans to pilot Virgin Atlantic

| September 2, 2014
Kreeger to tell WTM about plans to pilot Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic boss Craig Kreeger will tell delegates at World Travel Market (WTM) – the leading global event for the travel industry – about plans for the airline’s future, as it celebrates 30 years in the business.

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Ryanair Business Plus from £59.99

| August 28, 2014
Ryanair Business Plus from £59.99

Ryanair unveiled Ryanair Business Plus, offering Europe’s business travellers a tailored suite of travel benefits.

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AEGEAN upgrades and expands its fleet. 7 brand-new Airbus Α320 to be added in its existing fleet in 2015-16

| August 28, 2014
AEGEAN upgrades and expands its fleet. 7 brand-new Airbus Α320 to be added in its existing fleet in 2015-16

Kifisia, Greece – AEGEAN, a Star Alliance member, plans to continue the strategy of development and expansion of its activities that it has been pursuing for some years now,

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Aircraft set to become more human as engineers develop smart skins which can detect injury

| August 26, 2014
Aircraft set to become more human as engineers develop smart skins which can detect injury

Work is underway at BAE Systems to give aircraft human-like ‘skin’, enabling the detection of injury or damage and the ability to ‘feel’ the world around them.

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Star Alliance officially opens new lounge at São Paulo – Guarulhos Airport Terminal 3

| July 28, 2014

São Paulo, Brazil –Star Alliance officially opened its new Lounge at São Paulo –Guarulhos Airport, Terminal 3 .

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Emirates Opens Dedicated Lounge at Glasgow Airport

| July 26, 2014
Emirates Opens Dedicated Lounge at Glasgow Airport

GLASGOW, UK, 24th July 2014 Emirates is celebrating the start of the Commonwealth Games in style with the official opening of its lounge at Glasgow Airport by the airline’s President Sir Tim Clark.

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Dubai International passenger numbers up 6.2 per cent during H1

| July 24, 2014

Dubai, UAE – July 24, 2014 – Passenger traffic at Dubai International rose to 34,676,090 during the first half of 2014, up 6.2 per cent from the same period last year despite a runway refurbishment programme that reduced the airport to a one-runway operation and cut flights by over 26 per cent during May and […]

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Gazpromneft-Aero has Increased Monthly Refueling for Star Alliance in Russia by 50%

| July 23, 2014
Gazpromneft-Aero has Increased Monthly Refueling for Star Alliance in Russia by 50%

ST PETERSBURG, Russia, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Gazpromneft-Aero, the operator of Gazprom Neft’s aviation fuel business, has increased the monthly refueling volume of Star Alliance Group in Russia by 50% since July 2014, to more than 7,000 tons. This growth has been achieved due to entering into long-term agreements for into-plane refueling of regular […]

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DXB resumes full operations after reopening northern runway

| July 22, 2014

Flights surge 31 per cent

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Transaero Airlines commits to 20 A330s – First A330neo launch customer in Europe

| July 21, 2014
Transaero Airlines commits to 20 A330s – First A330neo launch customer in Europe

Transaero Airlines, Russia’s second largest airline, signed a Letter of Intent with Airbus for 20 A330 aircraft (8 A330ceo and 12 A330neo). This agreement makes Transaero an important launch customer and the first European airline to commit to the A330neo.

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Airbus wins business worth more than $75 billion for 496 aircraft at Farnborough Air Show 2014 – a new Airbus record at Farnborough

| July 21, 2014
Airbus wins business worth more than $75 billion for 496 aircraft at Farnborough Air Show 2014 – a new Airbus record at Farnborough

• Customers endorse newly launched A330neo with 121 commitments; • A320neo Family continues to outpace the competition with 317 orders • Airbus achieves the 3,000th A320neo Family order during the show

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AEGEAN named the Best Regional Airline in Europe at the 2014 World Airline Awards

| July 17, 2014
AEGEAN named the Best Regional Airline in Europe at the 2014 World Airline Awards

For the 4th year in a row AEGEAN was designated as the Best Regional Airline in Europe by more than 18 million passengers among more than 245 airlines worldwide Best Regional Airline in Europe Athens, 16th July 2014 – Aegean Airlines, a member of Star Alliance, continued its winning success at the 2014 World Airline […]

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Etihad Airways takes off with daily Perth flights

| July 17, 2014

-First ever commercial air link between Perth and Abu Dhabi -One-stop flights from Perth to 30 destinations worldwide -Codeshare with Virgin Australia between Perth and Abu Dhabi and to 13 airports throughout Western Australia

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Dubai International on track to reopen runway on July 21

| July 17, 2014

Airlines temporarily operating into DWC to return to DXB

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Emirates to launch fourth daily flight to Johannesburg

| July 16, 2014

Airline to now serve South Africa with seven daily flights, bringing the total amount of flights per week to 49 Johannesburg, South Africa 15th July 2014 Emirates, a global connector of people and places today announced that it will introduce a fourth daily flight between Dubai and Johannesburg effective 26th October 2014, lifting to seven […]

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Hungary set to join the Emirates network

| July 15, 2014
Hungary set to join the Emirates network

DUBAI, U.A.E., 14th July 2014 – Emirates, a global enabler of business and trade, will commence services to Hungary from October this year with a daily flight to the capital Budapest.

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First Indian Airline to join Global Airline Alliance – Strong network in growing Indian aviation market

| July 11, 2014

NEW DELHI, INDIA – July 11th, 2014 – Star Alliance, the way the Earth connects, welcomed Air India as a full member of its global family of airlines, opening the national carrier’s strong domestic network in the fifth largest aviation market to Star Alliance customers worldwide.

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