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Lufthansa adds Toronto–Düsseldorf to flight schedule

6 May 2008

As of May 1, passengers can fly direct between Toronto and Dusseldorf, Germany. Lufthansa, one of the world’s largest air carriers, is offering service to Dusseldorf six times a week, allowing passengers the convenience of 35-minute connections to more than 50 popular European destinations including Barcelona, Budapest, Moscow, Munich, Paris and many others.

source: Aviation.ca


UK: Zoom Airlines has increased its flights to Canada due to the unprecedented level of demand on the route.

4 May 2008

From July, the airline will operate twice-weekly flights to Toronto departing on a Monday and Wednesday, with the weekly flight to Vancouver departing on a Thursday.

The summer programme has started offering a full scheduled service with fares from as low as £329 return including all taxes to Toronto and from just £429 return including all taxes to Vancouver.

Lori Burke, marketing manager of Zoom Airlines, said: “We are delighted to be doubling our frequency out of Cardiff to Toronto this summer. The increase year-on-year in passenger numbers since we first started operating from Cardiff in summer 2005, has been exceptional.

source: icnetwork.co.uk


Direct flight to NY launched

2 May 2008

The first ever direct flights between Edinburgh and New York were launched today.

Delta Air Lines will start the year-round service connecting the Capital to John F Kennedy airport from tomorrow.

UK commercial director Armin Venencie said: “We are delighted to offer our customers from Scotland the opportunity to fly nonstop to New York, the world’s largest travel market and leading financial centre.

source: Scotsman


Clickair is first LCC to fly from the UK to Vigo, Northern Spain

25 April 2008

New London Gatwick route starts on 21 June. Clickair announced it is launching new flights from London Gatwick to Vigo, its sixth Spanish route from the UK. The three times weekly Airbus A320 flights to Vigo will commence on 21-Jun-08 with seats already on sale.

Clickair’s decision to commence the service follows the ratification of an agreement between the Foundation Provigo, the city’s Mayor, the head of the Galician Regional Government’s Tourism Authority and clickair. It is anticipated the route will support 60,000 passengers in its first year, taking the number of passengers travelling through Vigo’s expanding international Peinador Airport to 1.5 million passengers during 2008.

source: Peanuts!


New Flight Connections between Malaga Airport and Stockholm and Milan

25 April 2008

Norwegian Airlines began to offer a new flight connection between Malaga and Stockholm at the beginning of April 2008. Furthermore, the low-cost airline Volareweb, belonging to the Alitalia group, began to fly between Malaga and Milan-Malpensa. The new flight connection between Malaga and the airport of Milan-Malpensa, offer four flights a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

source: eventplannerspain.com


easyJet launches three new routes from Bristol

25 April 2008

easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, launches three new routes this week from Bristol to Biarritz, Olbia and Split . The new services this morning to Biarritz will provide the region’s travellers with access to some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe, whilst Olbia and Split will join the network from Bristol on Saturday 26 April 2008; perfect timing for the summer sun.

Biarritz is easyJet’s 39th route from Bristol and Katie Walsh from Southampton was the lucky passenger selected at check-in to receive two free flights to both Olbia in Sardinia and Split in Croatia, giving them the opportunity to experience easyJet’s new destinations from Bristol.

source: Easier


New Egypt resort for airline

16 April 2008

A weekly service between Glasgow and the popular resort of Hurghada in Egypt is being launched by FlyGlobespan.

The service, which starts on November 5, is in addition to the airline’s weekly service to Egypt which flies to from Edinburgh to Sharm El Sheikh.

source: dailyrecord.co.uk


JetBlue expansion could hit turbulence

16 April 2008

Even as rising fuel costs are grounding weaker airlines — including three this month — airline competition is heating up for travelers flying the Pacific coast.

On the runway is JetBlue Airways Corp. with new 100-seat jets that will begin flying next month from Long Beach up and down the coast in a move that financial analysts say may be bold but risky

Next month, the low-cost carrier, popular with Southern California leisure travelers, is adding six flights from Long Beach to San Jose, Seattle and Austin, connecting some of the nation’s top tech-heavy cities.

source: LA Times


Germanwings renews flights to Bourgas, Varna

31 March 2008

German no-frills airline Germanwings, owned by Lufthansa, will renew flights between the Cologne-Bonn and Berlin-Schoenefeld airports in Germany to Bourgas and Varna airports in Bulgaria in May this year, according to its summer season schedule made public on its website.

Flights from Bourgas to Cologne-Bonn and back would be carried out every Tuesday and Sunday, while flights between Bourgas and Berlin-Schoenefeld would be carried out on Wednesdays and Sundays. Germanwings will also fly between Varna and the two German airports on Saturdays.

source: Sofia Echo


Ryanair opens domestic routes in France and Germany

25 March 2008

Ryanair launches its first domestic routes in France, from Marseille to Paris, and Germany from Frankfurt Hahn to Berlin. The routes will start in May 2008.

source: Boarding.no