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Flyglobespan to initiate flights to Turkey

23 August 2008

Flyglobespan, a low-cost Scottish airline based in Edinburgh, has announced that it will launch direct flights to Turkey next summer.

Considering the rising interest of British tourists in Turkish holiday spots in recent years, Flyglobespan has decided to offer direct flights to Dalaman, a popular Turkish resort.

Similarly, EasyJet, a low-cost British airline, had started offering flights to certain destinations in Turkey last year.

source: todayszaman.com


Lufthansa’s Pune-Frankfurt, all-business class, flight debuts n

7 July 2008

Deutsch Lufthansa launched its maiden Pune-Frankfurt, all-business class, flight today with a Airbus 319 carrier, reconfigured to provide a seating arrangement of 48 seats. Announcing the launch of this 6-days-a-week flight, Lufthansa south east Asia director, Werner Heesen, said the company plans to attract only “corporate” fliers through this flight.

source: Domain-b


Low-cost airline to begin operations in Ukraine

1 July 2008

A Hungarian low-cost airline received final approval to began operations in Ukraine, ending unchallenged control of the former Soviet republic’s air-passenger market by high-price domestic carriers.

Budapest-headquartered Wizz Air obtained certification to operate an Airbus 320 aircraft on Ukrainian internal routes, and expected the maiden flight to take place in July, company officials said.

source: monstersandcritics.com


Airline launches new European flights

20 June 2008

Low-cost airline bmibaby has revealed that it will open up new routes between the UK and mainland Europe later this year.

Services from Birmingham, Cardiff, East Midlands and Manchester have been announced as part of its programme for winter 2008.

Some of the flights will connect with what the carrier describes as several key Mediterranean destinations, including places in Spain, Italy and France.

source: ready2invest.co.uk


Irish Air Lingus to fly Dublin Sofia

17 June 2008

Irish low-cost airliner Aer Lingus announced it would start a new twice weekly service between Dublin and Sofia for its winter 2008 schedule, along with new services to Hamburg, Newcastle, Salzburg and Agadir. In addition, the company will increase the frequency of flights to a number of other European destinations.

source: SofiaEcho


Air Arabia adds flights to Beirut and Amman

17 June 2008

Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, announced today that three additional flights per week will be added to Amman, Jordan, and Beirut, Lebanon, respectively from the carrier’s primary hub in Sharjah, UAE.

source: ameinfo.com


Virgin America adds NYC, Las Vegas non-stop flight

11 June 2008

Virgin America, a spinoff of Virgin Atlantic, said Wednesday it will add one daily non-stop flight between New York’s John F. Kennedy International and Las Vegas McCarran International airports.

Effective Sept. 4, the flight adds to the young airline’s growing seven-city network.

source: Business Week


JetBlue adds Puerto Rico service

9 June 2008

JetBlue Airways announces plans to add flights to Puerto Rico this winter, bolstering its schedule with added service between San Juan and Boston, New York and Orlando.

source: Avionews


Lufthansa launches two new Asian routes

9 June 2008

German airline Lufthansa on Monday said it had launched two routes from China and Singapore to Munich, despite soaring oil prices which have seen other airlines cutting routes and capacity.

Lufthansa said it would run five flights a week between Singapore’s Changi Airport and Munich Airport as well as thrice weekly flights from Shenyang in China to Munich via Seoul.

source: The Economic Times


Ryanair expands into Europe

2 June 2008

Low-cost airline Ryanair has announced a further expansion of services between the UK and Europe.

The budget carrier will begin offering flights from Glasgow Airport to the Portuguese city Faro in October 2008.

This will coincide with the launch of flights between Glasgow and Malaga in Spain.

Meanwhile, Ryanair will also open up a number of new routes from Bournemouth Airport, including services to Milan and Paris.

source: ready2invest.co.uk