Here come some breaking news from the world of airlines and airports. Flying with the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair? We bet “free of charge” is the last phrase you associate with the its business model. Brace yourself for a surprise.
A couple of days ago Ryanair took aback everyone by announcing it would introduce a free sms service. Although the airline is known for its punctuality, passengers who face delays of over 90 minutes will get free real-time updates on their mobile phones. Thereby the airline departs from its tradition of charging for all optional services.
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A couple of days ago we wrote about the fare increase on the part of Ryanair (read ”Ryanair to increase fare prices”) and today we bring you a piece of news on a similar note. This time it concerns the British-based easyJet.
This low-cost carrier has introduced an administration fee of £9 instead of the booking fee. This new fee will be charged on all bookings. Another novelty is that from now on payments made with Visa Electron will not be free of charge anymore. All bookings made with credit cards will cost 2,5% of the total amount. Debit card payments remain free of charge.
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Welcome to this year’s first post on the latest development in the world of aviation – as usually, we bring you the latest news concerning new routes and services from both low-cost airlines and traditional carriers.
We begin with a couple of new ski routes.
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Looking for the latest low cost airlines news? The Greek-Cypriot easyJet founder has recently been in escalating disagreement with the the board of easyJet where he is still a major shareholder. Now the entrepreneur announces his plans to set up a rival low-cost airline.
The new project of Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou named Fatstjet meets resistance from easyJet. The low-budget carrier announced it would take legal steps against Sir Stelios if his new enterprise infringes the rights of easyJet or breaches the previous agreement between both parts.
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Hi there. In today’s highlights we bring you some fresh news from the world of aviation – new routes and services from both low-cost airlines and traditional carriers and other new developments.
The Prague-based Czech flag carrier, Czech Airlines extended its network of flights by adding a new Prague – Abu Dhabi route operated in partnership with the renowned Middle-Eastern carrier Etihad Airways.
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In today’s post, we help you keep your finger on the pulse of the world of aviation – new routes and services from both low-cost airlines and traditional carriers. We start off with a popular Italian carrier.
A low-cost subsidiary of Alitalia – Air One launched several new routes in the last couple of days. The first new route, Pisa – Prague operates three times weekly, whereas the second one Milan – Athens and the third one Milan – Prague both operate daily.
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Hi flyers. Nice to see you back in our weekly preview of aviation news from low-cost airlines as well as traditional carriers.
We start off with two new Nordic services from Air Berlin. Firstly, this low-cost carrier provides now a cheaper alternative on the Hamburg – Reykjavik route and engaging in competition with Lufthansa. Secondly, good new for those who dream of visiting the picturesque isle of Bornholm. Flights Berlin Bornholm are now in operation. Both routes are seasonal and stop to operate in August.
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Online check-in has become ever more popular as a means of saving time and money. How does this work when flying with the London Luton-based low-costg airline easyJet? Let us go briefly through terms and conditions and compare it with the traditional check-in at the airport.
This option is available from 60 days before your the departure until 2 hours prior to the scheduled departure time. Just find the check-in bar under the booking window and type in your booking reference and last name. Once you checked in, print the boarding pass.
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We welcome you to our weekly updates on the latest developments in the world of aviation – new routes, new services as well as other news from low cost airlines and traditional carriers. We start off with Ryanair.
This expansive Irish low-cost airline started some 20 new routes within the course of the last week. The new services widen the Ryanair route network at Rome Ciampino, Airport Seville, Milan Bergamo or Brussels Charleroi. Examples of these new routes are:
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Time and again, the issue of additional charges and fees has been featured in our posts and we were wondering just how justified it is to describe Ryanair or easyJet as low-cost airlines given the total of charges you pay for your flight. Remember the recently introduced fee we wrote about?
In theory, the fee is to make up for the losses incurred by Ryainair as the the carrier has to pay for flight disruptions and cancellations and provide its passengers with assistance. In reality it may be a half-truth because the Irish carrier may even cash in on on the whole thing.
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