5. December 2013 04:33
Aegean Airline, the largest Greek airline announced its plans to
launch summer service to Birmingham. The airline said it intends to
commence service between Birmingham and Athens in June next year. The
airline was established in the year 1987 and since then has been
operating service to various destinations from its hub in Athens
International Airport and other cities across the country.
As per the plan, the airline will commence twice a week operations
between the city pair. The flights will run every Tuesday and Saturday.
The airline will use the services of Airbus A320 aircraft on this route.
This plane is equipped with a seating capacity for 168 passengers. The
seats have been configured in two classes, Business Class and Economy
The seasonal service will function from June 10, 2014 through October
25, 2014. Earlier this year, the airline launched a similar service
between London Stansted and Athens. The flights on this route commenced
on July 11 and were terminated on September 25. Europe is one of the
favorite holiday destinations amongst travelers. Many travelers explore
the richness of Europe in different cities. With the onset of the
season, passenger traffic and demands begin to mount. Many airlines
therefore, either launch additional service or boost the frequency on
However, business passengers and passengers who are Gold card members
can access the airline’s lounge at the airport. In fact, Gold card
members can also carry an extra baggage with them to their destination.
4. December 2013 03:42
British Airways, the flagship carrier of the United Kingdom has decided to increase the frequency on its Cape Town route. The airline, which operates double-daily service between London Heathrow and Cape Town, is keen on adding more flights between the two destinations.
At present, the national carrier is operating twice-daily flights on London-Cape Town route between the months of October and May. This period is the peak travel season in the Southern Hemisphere and many travelers rush to different locations pushing the load on airlines to meet with the mounting passenger traffic. The airline has decided to increase the frequency of flights between March and May. It will therefore, use the services of Boeing 777-200ERs to ply on the route. These flights will help add 657 seats per week between the city pair.
As per the schedule, the additional service will operate every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday from London. Return flights will depart Cape Town every Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday. The planes that will fly passengers on the route are equipped with a seating capacity across four classes. Overall there will be 12 seats in the First Class, 48 seats in Business Class, 32 seats in premium Economy Class, and 127 seats in Economy Class. The airline is happy with its decision and hopes to receive warm response to its call. The airline is popular across the globe for offering comfort and luxury to its passengers throughout their journey. In a bid to add to the experience of the travelers, it is set to inaugurate a new lounge in Cpe Town towards the end December.
28. November 2013 06:23
British Airways is the flagship carrier of the United Kingdom and one
of the largest operating airlines of Europe. London is the city where
the headquarter is located. It functions out of the London Heathrow
Airport and at present, flies to about 150 destinations across
continents. It is popular for offering convenient flying options for
travelers. It serves both short and long haul routes around the world.
It merged with another European airline called Iberia to form
International Airline Group in 20111.
The airline is extremely popular across Europe. It offers four travel
classes for the travelers to choose from and these include first class,
business class, premium economy, and economy class. The first class of
the airline resembles a private and spacious suite. It comprises 6 feet 6
inch long beds for the comfort of the travelers. Travelers can treat
themselves to premium skincare products, spas, generous attention, and
15-inch screen with noise cancellation headsets.
The business class on the airline too guarantees luxury and pleasure.
Yet again, there are spacious suites, 6 feet convertible full flat beds,
and lavish amenity kits. Travelers can also access the lounges at the
airport. They are also privileged to use special check-in desks that
surpass the long queues. On board a 10.4 inch monitor with noise
cancellation headset is waiting.
Premium economy offers plush flying experience at not such-expensive
fares. Wider than economy seats, extra legroom, better recline, cozy
cabins, personal entertainment system, and generous baggage allowance.
Whereas economy travelers can enjoy the joy of flying high with a
world-class airline at affordable prices. They can access the in-flight
entertainment system and carry large baggage with them.
26. November 2013 04:28
British Airways is touching new skies. Well not, just in terms of the
fact that it is expanding and launching new routes, and purchasing
swanky aircrafts but for its innovation too. The airline has recently
touched the epitome of novelty with its billboard ad placed at London’s
popular Piccadilly Circus.
The airline, which operates out of its main hub in London, has placed a
billboard that has caught the fancy of the passer bys. Pedestrians
cannot stop peeping into the billboard every time they cross paths with
it. The ordinary-looking billboard sports a boy pointing a finger at the
sky. The ad instructs you to glance upwards. Wow! The minute you look,
there is a plane flying by. In addition, no the ad does not request you
to go ahead and book a seat with the airline. In fact, it guides you
about the real time plane passing by. The billboard displays information
about the plane like its flight number and the destination. The
striking ad is in a way, efforts by the airline to make its presence
The video billboard with that small boy is fancy, novel, and creative at
the same time. Courtesy the magical effects of the GPS system. Launched
in Chiswick, the second of its kind is set to decorate the buzzing West
End intersection in the coming weeks. This ad is indeed a perfect
example of interactive advertising in the modern times.
25. November 2013 06:07
Air Canada is contemplating direct flights between Calgary and the
Chinese capital of Beijing. If all goes well for the airline, it will
soon have a flight between the cities carrying passengers on a
transatlantic route. It believes many business concerns and tourism
related business units are pressing for a strong demand to launch this
Air Canada, the flagship carrier of Canada operates service to over 178
destinations worldwide. It offers flight tickets to destinations in
Asia, Europe, Americas, and Caribbean. The airline has been working
closely with authorities since 2010. However, no confirmation on the
same has been issued till date. For passengers who wish to fly to
Beijing with the airline, the flight between Japanese capital of Tokyo
and Calgary is the only viable option. It wants to capitalize on the
growing demand and commence service that it deems profitable.
The airline is however, facing time slot issues in Beijing. To land in
Beijing at an appropriate time it needs the right slot in the day and
the crunch is responsible for delaying its plans. Beijing is a very busy
city and has no time to spare for the outbound flights from Calgary.
The airline is set to welcome the fuel-efficient Boeing 787 Dreamliner
next year and with the arrival intends to expand its international
reach. The airline is popular with business travelers across the world.
It offers services like priority check-ins, generous baggage allowance,
flat bed seats, delectable meals, and onboard hospitality.
19. November 2013 01:00
The airline industry is one of the most lucrative industries in the
world. Whether it’s about a job with the airline, or the kick of flying
high, the idea seems to excite all. Travelers who are rich and can
afford to dole out big bucks can find solace in the lap of luxury
onboard. However, for the budget travelers amenities are far from
required. The thrill of flying at affordable costs is more than
Going by the trends the airlines had shifted their focus completely on
first and business class travelers. However, in the recent past there is
a remarkable shift in the thought process of airlines. At present, it
is not just the big commercial players trying to keep their clients
happy but also the low-cost carriers. The latest to enter the bandwagon
is Vueling Airlines.
The budget carrier seems to have understood the importance of offering
amenities and little luxuries to its travelers. In a bid to do the same,
the airline announced its plans to provide Wi-Fi onboard. Travelers may
be able to utilize the facility as soon as next month, nothing is
certain though. Internet is one of those luxuries that have paved their
way into the everyday life, and is now considered a necessity. This news
is sure to spread joy and happiness amongst the travelers flying
Vueling. After all, staying connected with the loved ones through the
journey is exciting. The Barcelona based airline offers convenient
flying options to travelers across 100 destinations in Asia, Europe and
18. November 2013 01:00
It is common knowledge that some low-cost carriers are basing airline
ticket prices on demand. And, this has happening at a frenetic pace.
The customers have also been expecting for quite some time that
traveling the day after a holiday would be more expensive than traveling
midweek before it. But as the low-cost carriers continue to be at some
trick or the other to increase fees and earn big revenues, have you ever
thought of the very fact that even basing ticket prices on checked-bag
fees on demand would be implemented. Yes, this sounds as much true and
might soon become a reality. Thanks to the ultra low-cost carrier Spirit
Airlines which charges fee for almost all its services!
Spirit Airlines has a fee for virtually everything. The airline prides
itself in making the largest chunk of its revenues from fees alone.
Spirit Airlines’ modus operandi is unlikely to change in the future, and
it will continue to find itself in difficulty by showing up on time and
keeping its customers happy.
Spirit Airlines has indicated that it is now devising a new plan on how
to levy a fee with its new idea. The airline is seriously considering a
plan under which it is going to charge a higher rate to check a bag or
pick a seat on a flight during a peak travel day, such as right before
or after a holiday. The airline will however continue to keep the fees
lower on a less-full flight, perhaps in the middle of the week. Media
reports quoted Ben Baldanza, CEO of Spirit Airlines, as saying that the
airline has been thinking about this for a while, but it is yet to
arrive at a final conclusion.
15. November 2013 05:52
American Airlines and US Airways have finally decided to go ahead
with their merger plans and the process is back on track. The two
airlines have finally agreed to give up slots and gates at seven
airports. Media reports recently said that American Airlines and US
Airways have arrived at a deal with the U.S. Department of Justice which
has now put an end to the need for a court trial. The U.S. Department
of Justice was scheduled to hold a court trail over the merger issue
starting from November 25, 2013. The deal has now paved way for the
creation of an enlarged American Airlines next month.
The U.S. Department of Justice said that under the terms of the
agreement the six U.S. states plus the District of Columbia, American
Airlines and US Airways will be relinquishing the slots and gates to
low-cost airlines. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, this is
necessary to enhance system-wide competition in the airline industry
that would ultimately provide more choices and more competitive airfares
for the customers.
Media reports indicated that American Airlines and US Airways would be
giving up 52 slot pairs at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington
D.C. and 17 pairs at New York’s LaGuardia Airport. The two carriers
would also hand over two gates at each of Dallas and Love Field, Los
Angeles International Airport, Boston Logan Airport, Chicago O’Hare
International Airport and Miami International Airport.
13. November 2013 02:35
Virgin Atlantic Airways and Delta Air Lines have announced their
plans to operate flights on trans-Atlantic routes jointly during the
summer of 2014. The announcement has come as part of the two airlines’
trans-Atlantic joint-venture partnership. The partnership is likely to
boost competitiveness and provide opportunity to the customers to get
cheap tickets. Media reports said that the two airlines have decided to
combine their slots at London Heathrow Airport offering maximum
convenience to the customers, particularly business travelers.
Significant changes are on the cards as Virgin Atlantic Airways and
Delta Air Lines start implementing their joint schedule plans. Delta Air
Lines has indicated that it will be shifting its Heathrow flights to
and from many important business markets to Terminal 3, which is
presently the main base for Virgin Atlantic Airways. Delta Air Lines is
currently operating Heathrow flights out of Terminal 4. According to the
plans, flights to and from Seattle, New York JFK and Boston would be
moved to Terminal 3. Apart from this, the business class passengers
traveling by Delta Air Lines will now be able to access the “Clubhouse”
lounge being operated by Virgin Atlantic Airways in Terminal 3.
Virgin Atlantic Airways has also planned some significant schedule
changes. The airline will now be shifting its London Heathrow-Newark
flight from a late afternoon departure to a morning departure. The
airline hopes that by doing so it will be able to particularly attract
business travelers. Virgin Atlantic Airways will also be shifting its
Boston-London Heathrow schedule. The airline plans to reschedule the
U.S.-bound flight that will depart London Heathrow two hours later than
in the existing schedule. The move is aimed at offering more flexibility
to the customers of the two airlines, with Delta Air Line’s London
Heathrow-Boston service now departing in the morning.
11. November 2013 05:59
Airline warfare is actually reaching a new high. Many airlines are doing their bit and elevating themselves to new levels in a bid to attract more customers. In this rat race, Air China made an announcement that did not obviously come across as a surprise. The flagship carrier of China is ambitiously pursuing its plan to offer improved versions of dining onboard its flights to destinations in Europe and America.
The carrier is pushing hard to enter the category of a world-class airline and its recent announcement is a testimony to the fact. The carrier has been trying to enhance its offerings on its flights. From the beginning of this year, it has been adding dished like salmon stock, crab meat buns, and mushroom cream soup to its menus. These delicacies are currently being served on First and Business Class flights between Beijing and Frankfurt, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
The airline aims at establishing itself in the league of other top rated airlines of the world that are among other things popular for their culinary innovations. As a part of its larger strategy, it wants to shift focus on bringing the best of wines to its customers. At present, Air China customers are treated to the wines from the French vineyards. It however, wants to create its own Sky Wine Cellar.