Archive for the ‘South and Central America’ Category

Weekly update – new routes and services

January 18th, 2012

In this week’s post is devoted to new routes and services from traditional carriers and low-cost airlines, we picked two interesting pieces of news for you.

We start off with the British-based low-cost carrier bmibaby. Bmibaby resumed flights connecting its hub in East Midlands Airport. The carrier has served the East Midlands – Toulouse route previously and has now relaunched it.

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Airlines, bmibaby, Emirates, Europe, News by Continent, South and Central America, The Middle East

The weekly update on new routes and services

April 11th, 2011


Hi there. It is Monday which means it is time for our weekly preview of the latest developments in the world of aviation – new routes and services and other news from the low-cost airlines as well as traditional carriers.

We begin with Iberia which following the expanded codeshare agreement with British Airways is now offering flights to new African and Middle-eastern destinations such as Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Doha, Bahrain, Muscat , Johannesburg and Cape Town.

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Africa, British Airways, Emirates, Europe, Iberia, New Routes, News by Continent, Qatar Airways, Ryanair, South and Central America, The Middle East, WizzAir

The weekly update on new routes and services

March 7th, 2011

We keep tabs on what is happening in the aviation world and as usually, we start the week with some fresh updates about new routes and services from both low-cost airlines and traditional airlines.

We begin with the Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizzair which, it seems, will finally set up its long-announced operating base in Belgrade in April. Wizzair has also announced it would launch routes Belgrade – Rome, Belgrade – Malmo, Belgrade Stockholm-Skavsta, Belgrade – Eindhoven and Belgrade – Munich-Memmingen.

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Delta Airlines, Europe, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, New Routes, News by Continent, North America, Qatar Airways, South and Central America, WizzAir

Singapore Airlines to expand to South-America

January 12th, 2011


Good news for the long-haul flights enthusiasts – the renowned carrier Singapore Airlines announced it would launch a new route to the fascinating and remote Sao Paolo.

The flights from Singapore to Sao Paolo will be in operation as of March 28, 2011. The carrier will operate the new route thrice a week via Barcelona. As for the aircraft, the route will be served with Boeing 777-00ER.

We bet you wonder about the price. We hasten to inform you – economy class fares start at SGD 2598 one-way inclusive of all taxes and surcharges. The number of seats at this attractive price is limited and they are not available on every day. That is to say – should you be interested in getting hold of a reasonable air ticket to this amazing destination, go immediately over to the carrier’s website. Just click HERE.

Airlines, Asia, News by Continent, Singapore Airlines, South and Central America

Qatar Airways: Expanding across Brazil

January 10th, 2011


This is splendid news for travellers who appreciate the comfort of renowned carriers and who fly to Brazil.

The Doha-based Qatar Airways signed codeshare agreement with a big Brazilian airline GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes.

Let us give you just a few examples of the airports included in the new agreement: Airport Brasilia, Fortaleza, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte and more.

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Airlines, Asia, New Routes, News by Continent, Qatar Airways, South and Central America

British Airlines launches a service to Cancun

November 11th, 2010

The flag carrier of the UK, British Airways, resumed flights to the destination which stands as a synonym for holiday in Mexico – Cancun.

The inaugural take-off was marked with the Mexican music arousing the enthusiasm of the passengers on their way from London to Cancun.

The new service is non-stop and as Richard Tams -in charge of UK & Ireland sales- points out, it is the only one scheduled service connecting London and this sunny Mexican destination at present. Travellers to Cancun may choose between three cabins and in addition a wide range a holiday packages.

If a couple of carefree days in this prime Mexican leisure spot appeals to you, we suggest you go to the carrier’s website and book now.

Have you booked the ticket to Cancun already? Then it’s time to start planning your trip. Cancun is a premier leisure destination in Mexico and there’s a lot to see and do. Tripomatic helps you choose the ones that fit your taste. Get started with this map of Cancun attractions.

Airlines, Airports, British Airways, Europe, London Gatwick, New Routes, News by Continent, South and Central America

Lufthansa strengthens its presence in South America

November 4th, 2010

The Frankfurt-based carrier Lufthansa is expanding its services to South America, a region which, in the words of its CEO, «is very much in focus». The focus on the South-American market manifested itself recently in a new code-share agreement between this German airline and the Colombian flag carrier – Avianca.

At the first stage, the cooperation will enable a more seamless travels to Colombian destinations. Passengers on their way from Airport Frankfurt will be able to carry on to some of the largest cities in this country on one ticket. These cities are: Barranquilla, Cali, Bucaramanga, Pereira, Medellin and Cartagena.

In the long run, the agreement will encompass Avianca’s international routes across South America as well as a possibility to redeem award miles on all code-share routes.

Code-share connections are due to be available for booking soon.

Airlines, Airports, Avianca, Lufthansa, New Routes, South and Central America

5 most luxurious aircraft interiors: aerial megalomania

November 2nd, 2010

The images from the life of high society have always enjoyed an enormous popularity. For some reason many of us feel the urge to take a peep into the world of lavish luxury despite we know that this word is out of our reach. Or maybe precise because of it.

Let us gave in to this temptation and peek at the most luxurious aircraft interiors through the crack of our screens. We arbitrarily chose 5 plane interiors we found interesting and present them in random order.

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Africa, Airlines, Asia, Australia, New Zealand etc., Etihad Airways, Europe, North America, Other, Singapore Airlines, South and Central America

What we all would rather avoid – aircraft evacuation

October 26th, 2010

The subject of aircraft evacuation is not a pleasant one as we all prefer to assume that the flight will proceeded according to the plan. Nevertheless, we believe that a wise traveller is always prepared for the worst, and that is why today’s post will take up this subject.

First of all – the definition of aircraft evacuation for clarity’s sake. By evacuation we mean an urgent abandonment of an aircraft using all available exits. It is essential that evacuation be carried out quickly and in an orderly manner given the risk of injuries and death among the passengers. The formal requirement to be complied with by the aircraft producer is that the passengers should be able to leave to aircraft within 90 seconds using only half of the exits which simulates a situation where e.g. the exits are blocked/damaged.

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Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand etc., Europe, North America, Other, South and Central America

Delta to launch flights from Memphis to Mexico City

October 13th, 2010

Delta Air Lines announced that it would add new flights form Memphis International. Airport. Flights from Memphis to Mexico City will start from January 8, 2011. This addition means Delta’s sixth international destination from Memphis. The new Mexico City flight will be operated once a week on Saturdays with 124-seat Airbus A319 aircraft.

Are you considering on visiting the Mexican capital? It’s a huge city with plenty of things to see and do. You might want to check out this map of Mexico City attractions to help you get around the city.

In addition to Mexico City, Delta operates international flights from Memphis to Amsterdam, Toronto and seasonal services to Cancun, Cozumel and Montego Bay. Details and timetable can be found at

Airlines, Delta Airlines, New Routes, North America, South and Central America