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airBaltic Adds New Summer Routes

This weekend the Latvian airline airBaltic, will switch to the summer flight schedule and start offering popular destinations, thus linking the Baltic region with attractive summer vacation spots. Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBaltic: “We are delighted to enter t...

Emirates announces A380 service to the French Riviera, adds Monaco transfers by helicopter

Emirates announced the launch of a daily A380 service to Nice, gateway to the French Riviera and Provence. The daily A380 service will start on 1st July 2017, just in time for the beginning of the summer holiday season. After Paris, Nice becomes Emirates’ second destination in France to welcom...

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Thomas Cook launches new destinations for Summer 2018

Thomas Cook will tomorrow, 23 March, launch Summer 2018 with an exciting range of new destinations to choose from. These include the Olympus Riviera in Greece, which is exclusive to Thomas Cook in the UK, as well as Golden Sands in Bulgaria, Spain’s Costa Brava and Madeira. As well as new destinations, Thomas Cook is offering customers seven new own-brand hotels to choose from including t...

AZALJET launches flights from Azerbaijani regions to Moscow

AZALJET, low-cost brand of Azerbaijan Airlines, starts regular flights from Moscow Vnukovo Airport to Azerbaijani regions - Ganja and Gabala from March 15. On the occasion of the first Moscow-Ganja flight a solemn event was held with the participation of AZAL vice-president Eldar Hajiyev and Director General of Vnukovo Airport Vasily Alexandrov on March 15. Moscow-Ganja flights will be opera...

Ryanair beats Berlin airport strike by flying in its own staff

Striking Berlin airport workers may cease giving notice of walkouts after Ryanair began using its own ground staff to help to maintain services from the German capital. The tactic of bringing in foreign "strikebreakers" poses a security threat because the Ryanair employees are being granted so-called air-side access without sufficient checks, the Ver.di union said on Tuesday. The l...

BBGA honours Biggin Hill Airport's Andrew Walters with industry award for outstanding services

The British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA) has honoured Andrew Walters, owner and chairman of London Biggin Hill Airport as the 2017 recipient of its prestigious annual Michael Wheatley Award  for Outstanding Services to the general aviation industry.  The award was presented at the Association’s 43rd annual conference and AGM at Luton Hoo by Sir Gerald Howarth MP...

Skopje Airport eyes strong 2017 growth

Skopje Alexander the Great Airport is heading for another year of record growth with six new routes confirmed so far for the upcoming summer season and a number of carriers adding frequencies. Low cost airline Wizz Air will again fuel the growth at Macedonia's largest airport with a fourth aircraft to be stationed in the city this July, paving the way for the launch of four new routes includin...

Germany’s Hahn airport to be sold to Chinese conglomerate

The local government owner of German airport Hahn has decided to sell the loss-making airport in western Germany to acquisitive Chinese conglomerate HNA, it said. The federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate had to restart the sale process last year after the previous winning bidder failed to make any payments. Rhineland-Palatinate said that a council of ministers had decided on the sale of the...

airBaltic to launch Riga – Abu Dhabi service

The Latvian airline airBaltic in cooperation with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will launch a direct service between Riga and Abu Dhabi on October 29, 2017. airBaltic will operate the Riga – Abu Dhabi route 4 times weekly with a long-range Bombardier CS300 aircraft. Etihad Airways will be its codeshare partner on the route. Martin Gauss, C...

Air Astana introduces fifth weekly service between London Heathrow and Astana

Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s Skytrax award-winning national airline, returns to the Business Travel Show in London Olympia this week, 22-23 February (Airline Pavilion Stand A1) with the announcement of a fifth weekly direct flight – on Sundays – from London Heathrow (LHR) to Kazakhstan’s capital city, Astana (TSE), effective 4th June 2017. The new service departs T4 at 1715, ar...

Norwegian launches new direct flight to Rhodes from £29.90 one-way

Low-cost airline Norwegian is continuing its expansion at London Gatwick with a new direct service to Rhodes, with fares from just £29.90 one-way. Launching just in time for a summer break, Norwegian’s inaugural flight to Rhodes departs on Saturday 17 June with a weekly service throughout summer, until 16 September. Rhodes will be the fifth Greek island Norwegian serves direct from...

Executive travel: Smoothly conveyed to Florida on new Emirates service to Fort Lauderdale

Rosemary Behan  My journey on Emirates’ new 16-hour, 25-minute flight to Fort Lauderdale begins in Abu Dhabi at 11.30pm, when I’m picked up by the airline’s chauffeur service. The trip to Dubai International Airport is smooth, but unfortunately by the time I checked in online all the window seats were taken and I was allocated an aisle seat on the back row of a 42-sea...

Iconic London Biggin Hill Airport celebrates 100th anniversary

It was on 13th February 1917 that the War Office first established a military camp on the site at Biggin Hill in South London that is the origin of the airport. The Biggin Hill Spitfire flight was an opportunity for guests to remember with pride and gratitude ‘Churchill’s Few’ who flew with skill and courage from RAF Biggin Hill throughout the Battle of Bri...

Hamburg Airport reopens after toxin sickens 68 people

Germany’s Hamburg Airport terminals 1 and 2 were temporarily closed Sunday, Feb. 12 after passengers and staff complained of nausea at the central security checkpoint. According to an airport statement, “Around 130 emergency services personnel from the fire service and the German Red Cross provided assistance to some 68 people.” The airport said police and fire service repo...

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airBaltic Adds New Summer Routes

This weekend the Latvian airline airBaltic, will switch to the summer flight schedule and start offering popular destinations, thus linking the Baltic region with attractive summer vacation spots....

Dutch scientist proposes circular runways for airport efficiency

While airport terminal architecture has a solid history of style and innovation, rarely is a proposal put forth to utterly redesign the runway. But that’s precisely the aim of Henk Hes...

Thomas Cook launches new destinations for Summer 2018

Thomas Cook will tomorrow, 23 March, launch Summer 2018 with an exciting range of new destinations to choose from. These include the Olympus Riviera in Greece, which is exclusive to Thomas Cook in the...

Emirates announces A380 service to the French Riviera, adds Monaco transfers by helicopter

Emirates announced the launch of a daily A380 service to Nice, gateway to the French Riviera and Provence. The daily A380 service will start on 1st July 2017, just in time for the beginning of the sum...