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News of November 2006


Frontier to offer Connecticut-Denver nonstops starting in March

30 November 2006

Frontier Airlines will offer daily, nonstop flights from Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport to Denver for as low as $99 one way beginning in March, the low-cost carrier and airport officials announced Tuesday.

source: Denver Daily News


Southern Skyways to offer $99 flights from West Virginia to Myrtle Beach

30 November 2006

West Virginians planning to travel to Myrtle Beach for summer vacation now have another option to loading up the car.

Low-cost carrier Southern Skyways announced Wednesday that beginning March 2 it will offer direct flights to the vacation spot from Charleston’s Yeager Airport.

source: thetandd.com


New strategic partnership between Thai Airways International and SAS

30 November 2006

Thai Airways International and SAS Scandinavian Airlines recently held a code share agreement signing ceremony at thai’s head office in Bangkok. The code share agreement will include services to/from Bangkok-Singapore/Hong Kong/Kuala Lumpur/Sydney from December 15, 2006, and Bangkok-Melbourne/Brisbane/Auckland/Perth from January 15, 2007, as well as to/from Copenhagen-Oslo/Gothenburg/Aalborg/Aarhus from December 15, 2006.

source: ASIATravelTips.com


American Airlines at odds with pilots over China flights

30 November 2006

American Airlines has rebuffed a demand by its pilots’ union to immediately negotiate terms of the carrier’s proposed service between Dallas and China.

Union leaders want concessions on pay for canceled flights and other items in exchange for supporting the airline’s bid for the China route.

On Tuesday, the company made a counterproposal to the Allied Pilots Association, asking that most of the union’s requests be discussed instead during regular negotiations on the pilots contract, which are in their early stages.

source: chron.com


KLM to fully revamp inflight catering product

29 November 2006

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will renew many aspects of its inflight catering product. The changes will affect KLM’s World Business Class and intercontinental Economy Class, as well as KLM Europe Select aboard KLM and KLM cityhopper flights.

source: AsiaTravelTips.com


Southwest raises fares

29 November 2006

Southwest Airlines has increased its fares, and now other airlines are jumping on board. Southwest raised its one-way fares by as much as $10 over the weekend, the fifth time the airline has raised its fares this year. Recent government data showed average airfares have risen 18 percent in the past 18 months.

source: NBC


AirTran heading to Phoenix

29 November 2006

AirTran Airways is expected to announce today that it will grow its route map to Phoenix, the result of the Orlando-based carrier’s recent online survey that asked consumers where they want AirTran to fly next.

The new service between Atlanta and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport will begin on Feb. 15.

“We are excited to expand to Phoenix and bring our growing route network to the Southwestern United States,” said Kevin Healy, vice president of planning for AirTran Airways.

source: Orlando Sentinel


Singapore Airlines plans to increase flights to India

29 November 2006

Singapore Airlines yesterday said it is exploring the possibility of operating additional flights to Delhi, Chennai and Bangalore after the traffic rights are made available.

The airline would also start its sixth service from Bangalore and increase its capacity to the city by almost 20 per cent.

source: Zee News


Irish airlines Ryanair and Aer Lingus head complaint ranking compiled by European Consumer Centre Network

29 November 2006

Irish airlines are the most complained about in Europe, and the most common problems are lost and damaged luggage, delays and cancellations, and people getting bumped off flights.

Irish-based airlines Ryanair and Aer Lingus topped the complaint ranks by generating 17% of all complaints and disputes from passengers reported to European Consumer Centres (ECC) last year.

source: finfacts.com


Canadian government floats ‘Blue Sky’ plan for airlines

29 November 2006

The federal government outlined its ‘Blue Sky’ strategy for the airline industry on Monday — a plan that will create more foreign airline competition as well as choice for travellers.

The plan allows foreign carriers to compete with Canadian airlines but only for foreign flights. Foreign airlines will not be allowed to conduct domestic flights within Canada.

source: CTV.ca