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.
Airlines, Icelandair, JetBlue, New Routes, Qatar Airways, SAS
St. Patrick’s day is approaching rapidly and if this does not call for a solid dose of festivities, then we do not know what does. What about investigating what beer tastes like in more or less distant places? We went hunting for some St. Patrick’s day deals and that is what we found:
In the eyes of many, the Czech Republic equals beer. As simple as this equation is, it is not quite wrong. How to get there and taste the matchless local beer without ruining the budget?
Airfare Deals, Airlines, British Airways, easyJet, JetBlue, Ryanair
We begin this week with an update on what is new the schedules of various carriers worldwide – both low-cost airlines and traditional carriers – so that you are well-informed.
We start off with the Luton-based easyJet and its new route from London Gatwick to Zagreb. The new route will connect London and the Croatian capitol five times a week. Fares start at £25.99 one-way. There is more news from easyJet – another new route will carry all Sun-loving travellers from Belfast to Malta twice a week. Malta will thereby become the carrier’s 25th destination available from Belfast. The cheapest February fare at the time of writing is £55.99.
Airlines, AirTran, Asia, easyJet, Europe, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, New Routes, News by Continent, North America, Qatar Airways, WizzAir
Some time ago we witnessed how the severe weather conditions struck and paralized European airports making the lives of travellers a living hell, now, it seems, it is turn for American airports. American airlines warn travellers that they should expect that the fickle winter weather will affect their plans.
Some airlines announced they would meet their passengers halfway and allow rebooking free of charge.
Airlines, AirTran, JetBlue, News by Continent, North America, Tips and hints
Low cost airline JetBlue Airways announced that it planned to serve the popular Caribbean destination – Providenciales in the Turks & Caicos Islands. The airline will launch daily service from New York (JFK) to Providenciales (PLS) from February 17. It will also launch seasonal (November – April) Saturday service beginning February 19, 2011 from Boston to Providenciales. JetBlue’s flights to the Turks & Caicos Islands are expected to go on sale in October.
Providenciales would be JetBlue’s 64th destination and its 17th destination in the Caribbean. With the addition of the Turks & Caicos Islands, the carrier would serve 40 nonstop destinations from Boston. JetBlue intends to operate its Providenciales service with Airbus A320.
Airlines, JetBlue, New Routes, North America, South and Central America
JetBlue Airways launched “Be True” – a new campaign focused on driving membership and raising awareness of the benefits and enhancements of airline’s loyalty program TrueBlue. The campaign centers on two main themes: “Everyone’s True to Something. And We’re True to You.” and “Be True to Yourself and You Will Always Be Rewarded.”
Be True highlights the passions of six real TrueBlue members, selected from nearly 100 inspiring candidates that were nominated by the airline’s crewmembers. Each customer’s passionate true story of dedication – providing clean water wells in Tanzania, training medical students to care for people in austere environments, or teaching improvisation – demonstrates the importance of being true to yourself and your passion.
Airlines, JetBlue, North America, Other
Low cost airline JetBlue was now welcomed as official member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The airline recently signed an interline agreement with South African Airways, which joins airlines that have interline partnerships with JetBlue such as Lufthansa, American Airlines, Cape Air and Aer Lingus.
Members of IATA enjoy the support of an internationally renowned organization that represents, leads and serves one of the most dynamic industries in the world. From 57 founding members in 1945, IATA now represents some 230 airlines in over 120 countries from around the globe. Carrying 93% of the world’s international scheduled traffic, IATA members include the worlds leading passenger and cargo airlines.
Airlines, JetBlue, North America
JetBlue Airways resumes its popular summer service from New York to Nantucket. Flights will be operated until September 30, 2010.
In addition to the nonstop service to/from New York, JetBlue also offers easy connections between Nantucket and dozens of other cities from coast to coast including Washington, Charlotte, Palm Beach, Chicago, Denver, Seattle, Los Angeles (Burbank, LAX, and Long Beach airports), and San Francisco (Oakland, SFO, and San Jose airports).
Airlines, JetBlue, New Routes, North America
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Aer Lingus, Africa, Airfare Deals, Airlines, Asia, Australia, New Zealand etc., Austrian Airlines, Europe, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, North America, Other, Qantas Airways, South and Central America, Vueling