We had only just learnt about the collapse of the Spanish carrier Spanair, when the fall of another traditional carrier made it to the headlines.
Today at 5 o’clock GTM the Hungarian flag carrier, Malev, stopped its operations. Its planes are grounded and all you get when entering their website is a short message in Hungarian.
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The single piece of news that has dominated the aviation-world these days is the supention of operations by the Spanish-based airline Spanair. This carrier officially ceased its flight on January 27, 2012.
The news came certainly as an unpleasant surprise to some 22,000 affected passengers. Those unlucky passengers who have booked flights with Spanair or a travel agency may still get a refund for their tickets. Spanair is finalizing an agreement with IATA which should facilitate such a solution.
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Hi there, after a little break we come back with our weekly update on new routes and services. Today’s post features as usually some popular traditional carriers as well as low-cost airlines. Without further ado, we start off with Air France.
Air France launched its 13th US route, this time from Paris to Orlando. The new route connecting these Disneyland-cities is served three times a week.
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Spanair is a Spanish-based traditional carrier which until 2009 was a subsidiary of the Scandinavian flag carrier SAS. During the recent period Spanair has been struggling to stay afloat and had to resort to an emergency loan. As you have guessed by now, in today’s article of our series looking into the baggage policy of various low-cost carriers as well as traditional carriers we look into Spanair’s baggage allowances and restrictions.
Spanair offers a two-class configuration: “Traveler” and “Premium”. Interested as we are in cutting costs, we always concentrate on economy. So how much can one carry when travelling in the Traveler-class? One piece of baggage weighing up to 10kg and not exceeding the following measurements 50x40x25cm.
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Good afternoon, have you got a voracious appetite for some flight deals?
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Aer Lingus: Up to 30 % off flights, but hurry!
If Aer Lingus is your favourite airline then we’ve got some good news for you. The airline offers up to 30 % off flights.
This offer applies to flights from European metropolitan cities to Dublin and from Faro to Cork and Belfast. Book by March 4, 2011 and fly between May 3 – 31, 2011.
In case you decide to fly the other direction – from Dublin across Europe, you can still save up to as much as 20 % on your flight. Though the bookings must be made today only and the offer applies to travels in September 2011. Read more…
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Good afternoon everybody! Let’s get enchanted by these latest air specials. Have a look at what we have got here.
Lufthansa’s extra offer from €299 rtn
In case you are quite flexible and you can book today or tomorrow, then there’s a great opportunity to fly far far away from only €299 for return, all-in with Lufthansa airfares. Traveling period starts on December 1, 2010 through June 6, 2011. Your plane is going to take off form Germany and take you to places like Cape Town, Cairo, Boston, Washington, Montreal and many others.
Spanair: Fly high from €25
The low-cost carrier Spanair has come up with a pleasant handful of airfare deals, too. Just have a look at current Spanair airfare deals and grab a flight from only €25! The fare is shown one-way, taxes and conditions apply. Read more…
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While Spanair does not fall into the category of low-budget carriers, it still may be an option to be considered for the low-cost travellers. All it takes is a bit of patience. If you travel on the routes which are included in the route network of Spanair, we suggest you focus on the manual search rather than rely on the promotional fares you can find on the home page. Some minutes of patient investigation reveals that a flight from Barcelona to Stockholm may cost you as low as €43.10, from Barcelona to Menorca – €25.10 and from Barcelona to Dubrovnik – €76.78 to give you just a couple of examples. And more can be found.
If you feel like launching you own private investigation into the matter og low-cost fares, we suggest you visit Spanair’s website.
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Singapore Airlines and Spanair announced that they would cooperate under a codeshare agreement from May 17, 2010. The codeshare arrangement allows Singapore Airlines’ passengers to travel on Spanair’s services from Barcelona to Madrid, Barcelona to Palma Mallorca Barcelona to Bilbao.
Spanair’s passengers can also travel on Singapore Airlines’ services from Spain to Singapore via Barcelona. All codeshare flights will be available for booking at spanair.com or singaporeair.com.
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The Chief Executive Board of Star Alliance, of which SAS Scandinavian Airlines is a founding member, has accepted the membership application of Aegean Airlines, the largest airline in Greece. This means SAS soon can offer its customers 28 new destinations in Greece. SAS currently operates 10 flights a week from both Copenhagen and Stockholm, which will connect smoothly to Aegean’s wide network. Aegean’s destinations include the islands of Corfu, Kefalonia, Kos, Mykonos, Rhodes and Santorini, amongst others.
Aegean Airlines has operated for 10 years and operates a fleet of 31 aircraft covering a total of 47 domestic and international routes on 200 daily flights. Specifically 23 routes in Greece are covered, as well as a further 24 international routes. In 2008, Aegean became the largest Greek airline in terms of passenger numbers.
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