Very untraditionally, the latest updates on new routes and services from low-cost airlines as well as traditional carriers come on Tuesday. This week seems not to offer so many new developments. Well, apparently the aviation industry needs a break as well.
We start off with the renowned Qatar Airways which announced the opening of new routes connecting its hub in Doha Airport with Uganda, Azerbaijan and Georgia. The route to Entebbe will be in operation as of November 2, 2011, whereas the flights to Baku and Tbilisi are to be launched on November 30, 2011.
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Two well-known Nordic carriers – Icelandair and SAS – have entered into a code-share agreement.
The agreement will provide more comfortable services connecting North Europe with Iceland via Airport Copehagen and Airport Stockholm which both are SAS’ hubs.
In addition to connections from and to the magical Iceland, the agreement will also include shared frequent flyer benefits. The code-share part of the partnership will be in force as of November 8, 2010 whereas the cooperation pertaining to frequent flyer program is due to come into effect early in 2011.
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Icelandair is pleased to announce scheduled service between London Heathrow to Seattle-Tacoma International (SEA) starting July 22, 2009. Flights will connect via Reykjavik, allowing passengers the option to stopover in Iceland at no additional airfare.
The Icelandic flag carrier will offer four flights a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday) departing London at 13:00 and arriving at 16:45 in Seattle. Working in cooperation with Alaska Airlines, this early arrival allows for a host of onward connections to destinations in the western United States and Canada including: Anchorage, Calgary, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Vancouver.
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