Archive for the ‘News by Continent’ Category

Lufthansa strike and and other airline news

September 3rd, 2012

The hottest aviation-related topic that has made to the headlines these days is the strike of Lufthansa flight attendants. After the first round of the strike action on Friday, the UFO union annouces its members will resume strike.

The second round will affect Lufthansa‘s passengers on Tuesday, September 4, 2012. Just as was the case on Friday, the details will be provided 6 hours ahead of the walkout.

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Airlines, Aviation news, Europe, Flybe, Lufthansa, News by Continent, Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, SAS

News: New airline routes

August 27th, 2012

Looking for airline news? You are in the right place. We start off with Virgin Atlantic, a carrier associated with long-distance flights. The most recent announcement concerns a short-distance route though.

By March 2013 Virgin Atlantic intends to launch London – Manchester flights and according to a statement from the airline’s CEO, this is just the beginning of the carrier’s short-haul expansion.

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Airlines, Europe, Flybe, News by Continent, SAS, Virgin Atlantic, Volotea

Ryanair to reduce its Denmark flights in winter schedule

August 20th, 2012

Read the latest news about the winter schedule of Ryanair. Travellers flying with this low cost airline on its routes from or to Denmark may want to know that as of October 28, when the winter schedule goes into effect, the Danish routes of Ryanair will be cut.

The change will affect Billund Airport as well as Aarhus Airport. Out of 20 routes currently operated from Billund, 8 will be left among others Billund – Barcelona or Billund Malaga.

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Airlines, Europe, News by Continent, Ryanair

Ryanair to cut Finland flights, Lufthansa strike and more

August 14th, 2012

Read the hottest airline news. To begin with – Ryanair. This Irish lowcost airline will dramatically reduce its operations to Finland for profitability reasons. The carrier will give up the flights to Turku Airport altogether for the winter season as of November.

In addition the reduction will affect its flights to Tampere and Lappeenranta as well. These will be reduced by half.

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Airlines, Airport Turku, Airports, Europe, Lufthansa, News by Continent, Ryanair, Wind Jet

Ryanair’s free service. Berlin Airport to face problems

August 13th, 2012

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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Airlines, Airport Berlin Brandenburg, Airports, easyJet, Europe, News by Continent, Ryanair

SAS to introduce credit card fee & Ryanair’s new stunt?

August 1st, 2012

Read breaking news from the world of airlines and stay updated on your favourite carriers. We start off with SAS.

One of the hallmarks of this Scandinavian airline was the fact that the company didn’t levy fees for payments made with credit cards which was heavily used in marketing campaigns. We wrote «didn’t» because as all others good things, it will soon come to an end.

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Airlines, Europe, News by Continent, Ryanair, SAS

Ryanair slashes Madrid & Barcelona flights

July 23rd, 2012

The Irish low-cost airline Ryanair is on the warpath again. And again the conflict revolves around airport taxes. This time these are Spanish airports that are the setting for the strife between Ryanair and the authorities.

Following an increase in airport taxes in Madrid Airport and Barcelona Airport, Ryanair announced severe cuts and reductions, which the carrier claims will cost Spain well over 2000 jobs.

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Airfare Deals, Airlines, Europe, News by Continent, Ryanair

New airline routes and aviation news

July 17th, 2012

Time for a dose of news from the aviation world. We start off this week’s post with the Polish flag carrier LOT Polish Airlines. Those of you who fly on the Warsaw – New York route may want to know that as of October 29, 2012, the service will be transferred from Airport Newark to John F. Kennedy Airport.

The Dutch-based leisure carrier Arkefly offers now seasonal flights to the popular Greek destination – Preveza. The Amsterdam – Preveza route is in operation until August 22, 2012. Speaking about Europe, you might want to check out our Europe travel guide with loads of useful information for everyone intending to traveling to or around the Old Continent.

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Aer Lingus, Arkefly, Aviation news, Emirates, Europe, LOT Polish Airlines, News by Continent, North America, The Middle East

New airline routes and airport news

July 11th, 2012

In today’s cocktail of news items from the world of aviation we start off with British Airways. This flag carrier of the United Kingdom extends two popular routes from London City to year-round services. The services in question are London – Palma and London – Ibiza.

The Irish low-cost airline Ryanair opens new base at Maastricht Airport in winter 2012. The carrier plans to offer 14 routes from its new base. Among them are Maastricht – Bari, Maastricht – Alicante or Maastricht – Faro.

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Airlines, Aviation news, British Airways, Europe, News by Continent, Ryanair, WizzAir

Airline news: new routes and cancellations

July 4th, 2012

Read our airline news and stay updated on the topic of on new routes from a variety of both low-cost airlines and traditional carriers.

We start off with the Spanish Vueling putting the permanently striking Iberia to shame. This dynamic low-budget carrier has launched a host of new routes recently. Among them er e.g. Barcelona – Edinburgh, Barcelona – Zagreb, Palma De Mallorca – Alicante or Bilbao – Santorini. Well done Vueling!

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Africa, Airlines, EL AL Israel Airlines, Europe, News by Continent, Ryanair, Vueling