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Frontier to end free TV service to its elite frequent fliers

by Richa G 23. July 2013 04:48

Frontier Airlines, American low cost carrier has announced its decision to end free TV service to its elite frequent fliers. At present Frontier’s elite Ascent and Summit frequent fliers do not pay for using the airlines in-flight television.

The news about Frontier’s latest resolution is shocking for all the customers who have until now used the on board TV free. This set of customers will no longer be entitled to the privileged service that comes with Frontier’s plane tickets.
 
Kate O'Malley, Spokeswoman for Frontier Airlines confirmed the news. She added that the airline is revisiting its product offerings and the cost associated with each service benefit.

The new change will be effective on all flights departing from August 1, 2013 onwards. The Denver based carrier will charge $3.99 for two-hour or shorter flights, $5.99 for flights between two and three and a half hours and $7.99 for flights longer than three and a half hours.

Frontier operates out of its hub at Denver International Airport.

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Allegiant Air announces flight service on Austin-Las Vegas route

by Richa G 19. July 2013 07:41

Allegiant Air, the low cost American airline announced nonstop flight service on the Austin-Las Vegas route beginning October 31, 2013. This is a good opportunity for passengers flying to one of these destinations to book cheap flight tickets at the time of its inauguration.

As per the announcement the new flights are scheduled to depart from Austin on Thursday, Friday and Sunday at 1:05 pm and arrive at Las Vegas at 1:55 pm. The return flight is set to leave Las Vegas at 7:25 am and touchdown Austin at 12 pm. All times mentioned is CST.

On Mondays, the flight will take off from Austin at 8 pm and land in Las Vegas at 8:50 pm. The return flights will depart Las Vegas at 2:45 pm and arrive in Austin at 7:20 pm.

Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President said that the company is pleased to bring a new, affordable and convenient travel option to the residents of Austin. He added that they are confident that Austin community will appreciate the nonstop flight service to Vegas in less time.

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Qatar Airways adds business class seats on Doha-Istanbul route

by Richa G 19. July 2013 07:41

Qatar Airways, the flag carrier of Qatar announced the launch of Airbus A330 into its fleet on the Doha-Istanbul route. The new airline will add 24 business class seats along with 258 economy class seats and increase the overall capacity onboard.

The new airline is equipped with seatback TV screens for passengers to enjoy the next generation interactive onboard entertainment system. One will get a chance to pick from 1000 audio and video on demand options.

Akbar al-Baker, Chief Executive Officer at Qatar Airways said that the airline is absolutely delighted to introduce wide body aircraft on its Istanbul route after serving Turkey for almost 10 years. He further added that passengers flying business class can now enjoy improved services and enhanced comfort.

Qatar Airways is headquartered in Doha and operates out of its hubs at Doha International Airport and Hamad International Airport. At present the airline flies to about 128 prime business and holiday destinations in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Americas.

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Air Berlin and Virgin Australia ink code share agreement

by Richa G 19. July 2013 07:41

Air Berlin and Virgin Atlantic announced a code share agreement and said the deal would come into effect beginning August 1, 2013. Both the airlines will also benefit the customers of Etihad Airways. Dubai based Etihad holds stakes in both Air Berlin and Virgin Australia.

As per the deal Air Berlin will uses its AB code on flights to six Australian destinations of Adelaide, Ayers Rock, Cairns, Darwin, Gold coast and Perth. Virgin Australia operates flights to all these six places. Air Berlin serves the cities of Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Air Berlin will also use its code on Virgin’s nonstop flights on Abu Dhabi-Sydney and Phuket-Perth routes.

Air Berlin’s flights on Berlin-Abu Dhabi and and Dusseldorf-Abu Dhabi routes will display Virgin Australia’s VA code. It is good news for passengers who can now book plane tickets in any one of the two airlines on one of these cities for a smooth and hassle free journey to their destinations.

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Copa Airlines introduces new technology for passenger interaction

by Richa G 19. July 2013 07:41

Passengers booking Copa Airlines flights will now find it more convenient to interact with the airline than ever before. Copa Airlines recently announced it has selected NCR software-driven technology to enable seamless, omni-channel interactions between the passengers and airline. The technology has been procured from NCR Corporation, the global leader in consumer transaction technologies.

The launch of free NCR-developed iPhone app by Copa Airlines is allowing users to search the airline’s flight schedules, check flight status, check-in for flights and download mobile boarding passes. Passengers are finding this technology much easier and of great convenience.

According to the airline, electronic boarding passes are delivered directly to the mobile phones of the passengers whenever the app is used for check-in. This saves time for the passengers allowing them to directly proceed to the security and avoid check-in counter.

Copa Airlines has also indicated that it will use NCR APTRA eMarketing platform to email boarding passes to the travelers who opt to get their boarding passes delivered in this way.

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Turkish Airlines announces special discounts for Ramadan month

by Richa G 18. July 2013 11:11

Turkish Airlines, Europe’s best airline has announced a special discount for its passengers traveling through the holy month of Ramadan on its flights. Turkey’s flag carrier said the incredible discount would be available on round trip for its customers taking off from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar for Istanbul.

The airline launched this special promotional offer this year after its tremendous success last season. Apart from offering cheap airfare the airline has also arranged an assortment of cultural activities to welcome travelers from the three Gulf counties in Istanbul.

Faruk Çizmecioglu, Chief Marketing Officer at Turkish Airlines said this offer was well received during Ramadan last year. He added that the airline recorded an impressive growth figures in passenger traffic from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Doha and other Gulf countries during that period.

The airline has launched the offer under its banner “Ramadan in Istanbul,” to attract customers from the Middle East to celebrate Ramadan in the historical city of Istanbul. The airline is also hosting a special Holy Quran recitation event in the city.

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Malaysia Airlines to re-launch service to Dubai

by Richa G 18. July 2013 11:11

Malaysia Airlines, the national flag carrier of Malaysia announced its decision to re-launch service to the Gulf city of Dubai beginning August 5, 2013. The Dubai-Kuala Lumpur return services will use the Boeing 777-200 aircrafts with a seating capacity of 282 per flight.

Customers can now book their business class tickets with the airline as it has promotional offers running on purchases made until midnight July 22, 2013. The offer is valid for travel between Aug. 6, 2013 and Sep 30.

As per the schedule form August 6 onwards the airline will take off from Dubai at 4.10 am and land Kuala Lumpur at 3.25 pm. The airline will leave Kuala Lumpur airport at 11.30 pm and touchdown Dubai airport at 2.20 am the next day.

Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, Malaysia Airline’s CEO said that the airline had suspended Dubai route due to the company’s route rationalization exercise undertaken in January 2012. Expressing his delight at the re-launch he further added that they keep a check on the markets and are happy to extend their reach to the city and strengthen services to their customers.

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Cape Air plans to operate daily flight to New York City

by Richa G 18. July 2013 11:11

Cape Air, one of the largest independent regional airlines in the U.S. announced its plan to start daily service to New York City. The airline said it will also launch a ticket office in the city. This decision was taken six-years after the airline launched its Rutland to Boston flights.

The airline is on the lookout for renewing its federal subsidiary for three daily flights on Rutland-Southern Vermont Regional Airport to Boston route along with one round trip to White Plains, N.Y daily.

This service will enable passengers’ to book airline tickets for their journey on the new route without any hassles.

Andrew Bonney, Cape Air Vice President, Planning said that the decision to add a daily flight to New York City is the result of years of airline and community leaders’ considerations and discussions. He further added that the airlines success on the Lebanon service prompted them to experiment on the Rutland-New York City route.

The airline is however, awaiting the approval by the United States Department of Transportation. If they get a green signal from the department they are likely to introduce this service beginning November.

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China Airlines begins flights to Urumqi and Lijiang from Taoyuan

by Richa G 18. July 2013 11:11

China Airlines has launched flights to two new destinations from Taoyuan International Airport. China Airlines flights between Taoyuan and Urumqi was launched on June 25, 2013. The flight between the two destinations will be around six hours. This will be the longest flight time between Taiwan and China.

The airline also added another route to its cross-strait flight network beginning flights between Taoyuan and Lijiang from June 26. The airline started flights just in time for the summer travel season. The flights on Taoyuan-Lijiang route will be of duration of 3 hour and 45 minute each way.
Urumqi is situated in Xinjiang province in northwestern China, while Lijiang is located in northwestern Yunnan in China.

China Airlines will offer roundtrip flights between Taoyuan and Urumqi on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The flights will be operated with the help of an Airbus A330-300 aircraft configured with 30 seats in business class and 227 economy class seats.  The airline will deploy a Boeing 737-800 aircraft configured with eight business class seats and 150 economy class seats to operate flights on Taoyuan-Lijiang route.

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Most international flights on time at Southwest Florida in May

by Richa G 17. July 2013 05:26

Southwest Florida International Airport was ranked 15th amongst 100 other busiest airports in the country for on-time airline performance in the month of May. This is good news for passengers who book plane tickets on JetBlue Airways. The airline has a high on-time arrival and departure rate and will fly customers to their destinations on time.

This data was compiled and released by the Federal Bureau of Transportation Statistics. According to the study this airport registered 84.9% on-time average and stood above other Sunshine State airports in the list of 100. Tampa and Orlando were ranked behind at number 19 and 20 clocking averages of 83.7% and 83.65% respectively. However, the Long Beach Airport in California beat other contestants to be at number 1 position. Its average was recorded at 90.65%.

For a period of five months through January to May, the Southwest Florida International witnessed 81.44% on-time arrivals and 85.17% on-time departures, little less for the same period a year ago.

As per the rules a flight is consider late for arrival or departure if it lands or takes off plus/minutes 15 minutes than its schedule.

Victoria Moreland, Spokeswoman at the airport did not seem to be surprised with the ratings and said that the airport generally meets or beats on-time performance across other airports in Florida.

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