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Emirates Airlines Offers Cheap Flights to Asia

by Richa G 14. February 2013 04:55

Emirates Airlines cheap flight tickets to Asia are up for grabs. The airline has launched low fare deals on flights between several U.S. and Asian cities. Passengers can take benefit of this offer latest by February 25, 2013.

Emirates Airlines is offering discounts to passengers for their summer travel when flying from Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, New York JFK, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington DC. Apart from offering huge discounts the airlines will also treat its passengers with ergonomically designed seats, world class services and great in-flight entertainment options available on-demand.

This offer is valid when departing from Boston, Miami, San Diego, Charlotte and several other U.S. cities when passengers fly on Emirates partner airlines. Sunday overnight stay is compulsory. Maximum stay can be up to four months. Discounted fares are valid only when using scheduled Emirates non-stop transatlantic service. One stopover is allowed for those cities where Emirates services nonstop flights.

Fares to Asia starting from:

  • Dallas/Fort Worth from $1,568*
  • Houston from $1,504*
  • Los Angeles from $1,419*
  • New York from $1,544*
  • San Francisco from $1,381*
  • Seattle from $1,422*
  • Washington DC from $1,675*

*Fares are round trip, per person, and include all applicable government taxes and fees. Other terms and conditions are applicable.

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Iberia Airline introduces fully flat business class seats

by Richa G 14. February 2013 04:55

Spanish carrier Iberia Airline recently announced its customers would now be able to enjoy their travel on new fully flat business class seats on its business class flights on international routes.

Iberia Airline, a partner of Qantas Airways, said that its customers traveling in new fully flat business class seats in its business class cabins would be able to enjoy direct aisle access, which is currently popular with several of its frequent flyers. Both, Iberia Airline and Qantas Airways are members of oneworld alliance.

The airline in a statement said that it has installed its new business class seats on its newest Airbus A330 aircraft. The airline further disclosed that the new Business Plus seat would be retrofitted on its Airbus A340-600 fleet.

Iberia Airline in a statement said that eight of the new A340-600 aircrafts would be joining its fleet starting now through March 2014

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Alaska Airlines and Icelandair Mileage Pact Ends

by Richa G 14. February 2013 04:40

Alaska Airlines announced today that it is terminating its frequent-flier alliance with Icelandair. This alliance will come to an end with effect from June 1, 2013. This implies that passengers with Alaska frequent-flier miles will not be able to use these miles against international flights operated by Icelandair to nearly two dozen European cities.

The airline said that passengers buying Icelandair tickets post May 31 will not be eligible for Alaska Mileage Plan credit. However all tickets bought on or before May 31 will earn mileage and the same could be redeemed through February 28, 2014.

The airline also said that Award travel on Icelandair will not be allowed for any kind of changes post May 31. Due to this break-up passengers would not find it difficult to consume their Alaska miles. Icelandair at present operates from Sea-Tac to Iceland, from where it connects to more than two dozen European destinations.

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Turkish Airlines eyes profits with flights to Red Sea resorts

by Richa G 14. February 2013 04:40

Turkey’s national flag carrier Turkish Airlines recently announced it is adding the Red Sea resorts of Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada as its newest destinations in Egypt.

Mohamed Durmaz, Turkish Airlines’ General Manager, said that Egypt is not a new destination for the airline as Turkish Airlines flights are being operated to Cairo since 1980.

He said that the airline’s first expansion in Egypt started in 2012 with the addition of Alexandria. This was followed by the addition of Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada on October 9 and 17 respectively.

Regarding the new flights services to Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh, Durmaz said that the airline expects to have a significant impact on its revenues with the launch of new flights in the prominent Red Sea cities. He said that the airline hopes to attract tourists in a big way to fly with it from different parts of the world.

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Singapore Airlines Q3 Net Profit increases 5.4 percent

by Richa G 14. February 2013 04:40

Singapore Airlines flights have performed exceedingly well in the third quarter. The airline recently announced its operational results and said that its Q3 net profit increased 5.4 percent from a year earlier.
 
Singapore’s national flag carrier said that it earned 5.4 percent profit after managing to offset high fuel costs coupled with sluggish demand. The airline said that it was able to make gains after selling its aircraft and jets parts along with higher interest income.

The airline said that its net profit for the 3 months ending December 31 increased to $115 million from a year earlier.

Singapore Airlines however cautioned that the demand for international air travel continues to be challenging. The airline said that businesses from passenger traffic and cargo are expected to remain under pressure.

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Malaysia Airlines to strengthen its presence in Asia

by Richa G 14. February 2013 04:40

Malaysia’s national flag carrier Malaysia Airlines recently announced it will be solidifying its presence in Asian region in 2013. The airline’s move will see more Malaysia Airlines flights taking to Asian skies and serving several destinations. The airline wants to expand its business and boost revenues.

Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, Malaysia Airline’s Group Chief Executive, said that the airline has stopped operating on unprofitable routes. He said that the airline has already suspended its flight operations on loss-making routes such as Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina.

Yahya said that the airline’s operation on non-profit routes is gradually ceasing operations. The airline is replacing the non-profit routes, and has started increasing frequencies on its popular routes including Philippines and China.

He further said that Malaysia Airlines is presently being viewed as future growth hub and wants to move ahead with cautious optimism in challenging operating environment in coming years.

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Lufthansa offering cheap flights to Germany from New York

by Richa G 14. February 2013 04:40

Germany’s national flag carrier Lufthansa recently launched attractive flight deals for its customers for travel to prominent cities in Germany from New York.

Here’s great opportunity to book Lufthansa flights at incredibly low fares. The airline is offering its customers chance to purchase Lufthansa flight tickets starting as low as $629* round-trip.

The fares are valid for travel to key German cities including Frankfurt/Main, Munich, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Nuremberg, and many more.

Hurry up and book your flight tickets latest by March 12, 2013. The travel period lasts until March 31, 2013. A 7 day advance purchase is mandatory.

Fare Details:

  • New York to Frankfurt/Main – From $909*
  • New York to Munich – From $949*
  • New York to Berlin – From $719*
  • New York to Dusseldorf – From $629*
  • New York to Hamburg – From $1,009*
  • New York to Stuttgart – From $969*
  • New York to Nuremberg – From $1,009*
  • New York to Bremen – From $1,019*
  • New York to Hanover – From $1,019*
  • New York to Cologne – From $1,009*
  • New York to Leipzig – From $1,009*
  • New York to Dresden – From $1,009*
  • New York to Munster-Osnabruck – From $1,019*
  • New York to Paderborn/Lippstadt – From $1,009*

* The fares on this offer are round-trip, and inclusive of all government taxes, airport fees and fuel surcharges.

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Singapore Intl Airport to Get a Terminal for Budget Carriers

by Richa G 13. February 2013 09:40

Changi International Airport announced that it will soon start the construction of its fourth terminal. This airport will specifically be catering to the sprout created by low-cost airlines.

The airport authorities said that in the coming five years passenger traffic to the airport will increase to 82 million a year. And this sprout will predominantly created by passengers flying in and out on cheap flights. To cater to this huge flow of passengers the airport will start constructing its fourth terminal from October this year. The terminal will take nearly four years to complete and will be ready by 2017 end approximately.

Tourism in Asia has bloomed in the past few years, due to the growth in incomes of travelers and ample availability to affordable travel options. And it is due to this reason that Changi airport has seen increase in passenger traffic by leaps and bounds. This new terminal will cost $485 million to get constructed and will be able to handle approximately 16 million passengers each year.

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Finnair Offers Extra Flights for Easter

by Richa G 13. February 2013 09:40

Finnair, an airline based out of Finland, announced to operate extra flights to several popular European cities for this Easter season. The airlines will fly more than 30 domestic and international flights to meet the heavy demand of city breaks that originates during the Easter season.

Finnair will fly these additional flights from March 22 to April 2, 2013. Most of the extra Finnair flights will fly to Spain. Four flights will fly to Madrid, Eight to Malaga and seven flights to Barcelona. Apart from Spain Finnair is next most flights Amsterdam, which is five times during this period.

Apart from this the airlines will operate extra connections Krakow, Dubrovnik, Nice and Ljubljana. Airbus 319 and Airbus 321 are expected to fly these additional flights.

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Etihad Resumes Business Class Flights To Thiruvananthapuram Again

by Richa G 13. February 2013 09:25

Etihad Airways announced to reintroduce business class flights between Thiruvananthapuram and Abu Dhabi. Etihad Airways has repaired a two-class A320 aircraft to operate this daily route.

Thiruvananthapuram - Abu Dhabi flight will feature 16 Pearl Business Class seats. These seats will be fitted with an inbuilt massager and will have electronically controlled reclining facility and lumbar support. Etihad Pearl Business Class will offer elite passengers ample leg space, extensions for foot rest, personalized power supplies, in-arm meal tables and a 10.6 inches wide touch screen for in-flight entertainment.

Etihad Airways General Manager, Neeraj Bhatia said that Thiruvananthapuram serves has a important business and trade hub and is one of the fastest growing cities in Kerala. Due to all these reasons Etihad decided to resumes business class flights to meet the growing high-end travel need.

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