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News of October 2006


Ryanair launches Frankfurt-Balaton flight

31 October 2006

Ryanair, Europe’s largest low-cost airline, on Tuesday launched a regular flight between Frankfurt-Hahn airport and FlyBalaton airport at Sármellék near Lake Balaton in west Hungary.

source: bbj.hu


EasyJet launches new route from Bristol to Paris

31 October 2006

EasyJet will has launched its new daily service from Bristol International Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle. Passengers checking in for the inaugural flight will be greeted by a traditional French maid handing out freshly made baguettes, whilst being serenaded by an accordionist.

source: Easier


Ryanair restart London to Stockholm flights

31 October 2006

Ryanair will re-launch flights from London Stansted to Stockholm Vasteras next spring, three months after suspending the route in protest over the former Swedish Government??s plans to introduce an environmental flight tax.

source: flightmapping.com


Bmi add Moscow flights

31 October 2006

British air carrier bmi has begun twice daily service from London�??s Heathrow Airport to Moscow -Domodedovo International Airport. The flights are operated as a code-share deal between bmi and Transaero (Russia). Bmi will be responsible for one flight a day operating A-320 aircraft and the second flight will be under Transaero colours, using B737 aircraft.

source: Mice BTN


Aer Lingus to add 86 new flights

31 October 2006

Aer Lingus is to operate an additional 86 flights per week from Dublin and Cork airports – totalling an additional 15,000 extra seats in and out of Ireland. New flights include routes from Dublin to Athens, Newcastle and Milan-Malpensa for next summer and from Cork to Manchester, Madrid and Prague. The airline will also increase the frequency of flights to a range of current European destinations.

source: Ireland OnLine


Jetliner with 104 on board crashes in Nigeria

29 October 2006

A Nigerian airliner carrying 104 people crashed Sunday near the Abuja airport shortly after takeoff and burst into flames. A hospital official told Nigerian television that his facility is treating seven survivors. Sunday’s crash is the third fatal crash involving Nigerian airlines in the past 12 months.

source: CNN


Spanair launches exclusive check-in and boarding service

29 October 2006

Spanair launches an exclusive check-in and boarding service for users of the Madrid – Barcelona route in terminal 3 at Madrid – Barajas airport.

The new services will substantially reduce the distance passengers have to cover within the airport building.

From the 30th of October, Spanair will provide its customers with a check-in and boarding service in Terminal T3 at Madrid – Barajas Airport. This service includes five exclusive check-in desks and four Easy check-in machines, in addition to the check-in systems already available to passengers at Terminal 2, the web-based service, spanair.com, and the telephone check-in service.

source: Easier


Charter airline in $50m Irish venture

29 October 2006

Charter airline Excel Airways last week officially added its name to the growing number of airlines vying for space in Ireland??s skies.

The firm is investing US$50 million (?39.4 million) in its Irish venture, including a new Boeing 737 aircraft, and will begin flying next summer. As well as selling seats directly to tour operators, the airline will fly from Cork and Dublin to destinations expected to include Spain, Portugal, Greece and Bulgaria.

source: thepost.ie


Virgin Atlantic defer their order of A380 planes by four years

28 October 2006

Virgin Atlantic has said that they are deferring their order for the new Airbus A380 by four years. The company had ordered six of the new superjumbos for delivery in 2009 but they now want them delivered by 2013.

A380 plane has been a problem for Airbus as it has already suffered too many delays. Market had been speculating that Virgin would ditch the plane altogether but they have responded by stating that they still are confident about this plane.

source: techwhack


United Airlines raises fares in some markets

28 October 2006

United Airlines said on Friday it raised round-trip fares by $6 and one-way tickets by $3 on some routes where it faces low-cost competition.

A spokeswoman for the No. 2 U.S. airline, said the carrier increased the prices on Thursday night to offset the higher cost of fuel.

U.S. airlines have implemented several fare hikes this year to combat soaring fuel prices.

source: Washington Post