Thursday, September 30, 2010

Emirates present discounts for its customers

Emirates is offering First and Business Class customers in Kenya a 50 per cent discount when they buy a second ticket for a limited time.

The 'companion fare' offer is offered to Business Class passengers travelling from Nairobi to any point on Emirates' network of above 100 destinations; and to First Class customers travelling straight to Dubai.

Both passengers must travel together for the whole journey and be confirmed on the similar booking.

Essa Sulaiman Ahmad, Emirates Regional Manager for East Africa said: "At Emirates, we are always on the lookout for chances to reward our loyal customers and these particular companion fares actually do represent incredible value for money."

"Whether customers are travelling on business or for leisure, this offer will allow them to experience Emirates' world-renowned premium cabins for less," said Ahmad.

"What's more, they will still obtain all the extras that build our First and Business class such an outstanding proposition, as well as our chauffeur-drive service to the airport; devoted priority check-in, extra baggage allowance and access to our executive airport lounges. Their Skywards account will also be credited with the full amount of miles," he added.

Emirates is one of the biggest international air carriers within Kenya, operating 14 flights each week from Nairobi to Dubai.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ethiopian Airlines set to unite Star Alliance in a Year

Star Alliance Chief Executive Board (CEB) approved the application of Ethiopian Airlines to unite the Star Alliance members Carrier group.

Star Alliance CEO, Jaan Albrechet said the CEB is pleased to greeting Ethiopian Airlines to join the Star Alliance network.

"Ethiopia’s wide intra-African network will give more choice for our travelers and fetch the Star Alliance benefits to new markets", he said.

He said in the prospect the Star Alliance will have three main hubs in Africa - Addis Ababa, Cairo and Johannesburg- that permits for an ideal access to the continent from the North, Centre-East or South.

The Ethiopian airlines CEO, Girma Wake on his part said Ethiopian is glad and honored to be invited to link the big family of airlines.

He said Ethiopian’s elongated experience in the African market, coupled with its planned hub of Addis Ababa, and the just created Lome hub, will permit Star Alliance members to access a lot of new markets in Africa.

Ethiopian Airlines will turn into the third member of Star Alliance in African, following EGYPTAIR and South African Airways.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Alitalia boosts free luggage allowance

Alitalia has introduced a more liberal luggage allowance on flights worldwide to take it into line with its partners, Delta and Air France/KLM.

The maximum hand-luggage allowance has risen from five kilos to eight kilos and the checked-in baggage allowance has risen from 20 to 23 kilos.

Economy passengers are limited to one free piece of checked in luggage; premium economy passengers are permitted two pieces weighing up to 23kg each on long-haul flights. Business class passengers on international and intercontinental flights are permitted up to three check-in bags, weighing a maximum of 23kgs each.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Southwest Airlines to purchase Airtran for $1.4B

Southwest Airlines tactics to buy Airtran for $1.4 billion, in the newest sign of industry consolidation.

The Southwest-Airtran operation will function from more than 100 different airports and provide more than 100 million customers.

Under the new arrangement Southwest Airlines will get more revelation to obtainable markets like New York and Boston and can acquire into smaller markets it doesn't already serve.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Jetstar takes a venture in budget airline war

Jetstar is including on leisure travelers to fill its extra seats, writes Clive Dorman.

Jetstar has begun implementing a gung-ho boost in capacity of up to 30 per cent in the Australian skies, betting that a stronger economy in the second half of the year will glint a surge in the number of people taking leisure trips.

The chief executive of Jetstar, Bruce Buchanan, trusts his company is winning the cut-throat war between the three airlines catering for Australian leisure travellers. Jetstar, Virgin Blue and Tiger Airways were hit hard by economic circumstances in the first half of the year - as was the business airline, Qantas.

Even though Jetstar was treading water financially between April and June, Buchanan thinks the tide is turning. But a 30 per cent raise in seats and flights is a huge gamble in view of Australian air travel increased by just 3 per cent in the year to June.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

British Airways commences New Routes to Haneda in Japan

British Airways is altering some of its long-haul flights in an attempt to get back to profitability.

In February, the British carrier will launch a fresh service to Haneda in Japan.

Haneda is located near the business centre of Tokyo and also presents access to the Japanese domestic network.

Commencing on February 19th, the service will operate five times a week from London Heathrow.

Economy seats on the flight will cost approximately £700.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Airasia X declares direct service to Tokyo

AirAsia X, the Malaysian-based long-haul, low-fare airline today announces its newest international route from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo, Japan; the twelfth destination for the airline after Australia, India, Taiwan, China, Europe and Korea.

AirAsia X will begin services and fly direct to Haneda Airport International terminal, Tokyo on 9 December, 2010 with three non-stop weekly services between Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo.

To mark the opening for sale of the fresh route, AirAsia X is offering an incredible promotional all in fare from as low as RM99* one way from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo for the booking period from 23 to 26 September 2010 for the travel period from 9 December, 2010 to 31 July, 2011.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cathay Pacific corroborates order for six Boeing 777-300s

Cathay Pacific confirmed Tuesday that it has signed a contract to buy six Boeing 777-300 aircraft worth 1.61 billion US dollars, after the Hong Kong carrier snapped up 30 new planes from Airbus.

Cathay said the purchase would take to 36 the number of extended-range Boeing 777s in its fleet with delivery predictable in 2013 and 2014.

Eighteen of the planes are by now in operation -- essentially on long-haul routes to Europe and North America -- with another dozen scheduled for delivery from next year until early 2013, Cathay said.

The carrier said in August it intended to buy the six additional Boeing aircraft.

On Thursday, Cathay confirmed it had signed a contract with Airbus for 30 long-range A350 aircraft with a book price of 7.82 billion US dollars -- Cathay's biggest single aircraft purchase.

Monday, September 20, 2010

US Airways publicized two European routes from Charlotte hub

US Airways will start daily, nonstop seasonal summer service among Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Madrid and Dublin in May 2011, the carrier announced today.

The new flights will complement US Airways' every day, nonstop year-round service to both destinations from Philadelphia, the airline's international gateway.

US Airways' Charlotte-Madrid service will start May 4 and run through Oct. 29. The carrier will fly the route with Boeing B767-200ER jets constructed with 18 business-class seats and 186 in coach.

The Charlotte-Dublin service runs as of May 6 through Sept. 30 and will be scheduled Boeing B757-200 jets with 12 seats in business class and 164 in coach.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Alaska Airlines commences California-Guadalajara Service

Beginning December 15, Alaska Airlines will offer service between San Jose and Guadalajara and, early December 16, from Sacramento to Guadalajara. Booking will open awaiting government approval of the new routes.

This airline has had service to Guardalajara from Los Angeles since 2003. This winter, it will operate by Boeing 737-800 aircraft, with 16 seats in first class and 141 in the main cabin.

Service from San Jose will leave Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 10:50 p.m. to arrive in Guadalajara the next morning at 5 a.m. Return service from San Jose will depart Guadalajara at 7 a.m. to come in at 8:50 a.m.

Sacramento service will depart the California city at 11:15 p.m. and touch down at 5 a.m. local time. Return service will depart Sacramento at 7 a.m. and set down at 8:50 a.m. the following morning.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Business-class airfares lessening

AUSTRALIAN travellers are saving up to $3000 on business class tickets to some of the world's most admired destinations.

Nearly all routes have fallen by hundreds and even thousands of dollars contrasted to this time last year, an analysis by travel experts Flight Centre and shows.

The maximum savings can be found on destinations such as Los Angeles, Bangkok, Phuket and Manila with fares down by around 40 per cent, meaning business class travellers can save approximately $1500 to $3000.

Flight Centre spokesman Haydn Long said even with improved economy passengers could still anticipate good deals.

“We will observe more business travellers return to the front of the plane and the availability of cheap fares,” Mr Long said.

The analysis contrasted the price of business class tickets in August 2009 with that of August 2010.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

AirTran to add nonstop flights from B-N to Ft. Myers

AirTran Airways will start direct service from Bloomington to Ft. Myers on March 9, officials at the Central Illinois Regional Airport said Wednesday.

The service will be presented four times weekly: on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

"We are eager to have this new chance to partner with AirTran at the Central Illinois Regional Airport," said Paul Harmon, chairman of the Bloomington-Normal Airport Authority board. "Ft. Myers is a main destination from our airport and a nonstop flight will fulfill the needs we have heard from the community."

The nonstop flights will be on AirTran's Boeing 717 aircraft with 117 seats, free XM satellite radio, Gogo Inflight Internet and business class seating existing on board.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

SkyRider: Modern 'saddle' seat permits airlines to 'cram' more passengers

A new aircraft “standing seat” model aimed at cramming additional airline passengers onto budget flights has been unveiled.

The new “saddle” seat, to be unveiled at a conference this week, enhances the number of seats an airline can have in its economy class.

The design, named the “SkyRider”, permits just 23 inches of legroom, which is about seven inches less than the average seat's space of 30 inches.

Shaped like to a horse saddle, passengers sit at an angle, with their weight taken on by their legs. It permits seats to be overlapped.

The seats would also present storage space as well as a shelf for carry-on bags and hooks to hang a jacket or a handbag.

"We feel very confident that this idea will ... have great plea to airlines for economic purposes," Dominique Menoud, the company's director general, told USA Today.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Jet Airways stated "most favorite Airline for Business Class" At Cnbc Awaaz Travel Awards 2010

Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, was acknowledged the ‘Most favorite Airline for Business Class’ at the fourth edition of the CNBC Awaaz Travel Awards 2010, held by CNBC Awaaz, India’s business channel, in connection with One Stop Shop, the fastest growing e-commerce business in India.

The award was offered by Kumari Selja, Honourable Minister for Tourism, in Delhi at a glittering ceremony in New Delhi yesterday, in front of numerous luminaries from the travel and trade industry.

These Awards, based on an exhaustive consumer response study accomplished across 11 cities, with over 1918 respondents across the entire segments (which include Adventure, General public, Corporate), seek to know and honour the best in class destinations, organizations and service providers based on an objective study conducted by India’s leading research firm, Nielsen.

Mr Sudheer Raghavan, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways, said:

“The CNBC Awaaz Travel Awards 2010 are extensively respected across the tourism and trade industry and we are charmed to receive this honour. At Jet Airways, we are dedicated to offering our guests the very best travel experience in the skies, and awards such as these stand testimony to the quality of our services and cheer us to further increase the bar in customer service excellence.”

Saturday, September 11, 2010


All-business class airline Open Skies is contributing an assurance to customers that they will take pleasure in their flight - and a full refund if they don't.

The airline announced the new scheme "Love the whole thing or Pay zero" promise September 8, saying that the tender was extraordinary in the airline segment.

It says that the agreement was encouraged by an investigation of travelers that exposed 96.85 percent of its travelers would counsel the airline. Customers can reserve the flights obtainable by Open Skies, which runs an all-business class examine between New York and Washington to Paris, from September 8 to November 30 at by calling the airline.

British Airways-owned Open Skies is one of the business class services in survival, subsequent the termination of most of its competitors in 2007-2008. Numerous petite airlines began reaching across the Atlantic services during the mid-2000s only to be required to stop operations subsequent the spike in oil prices throughout 2008.

With Eos, MAXjet and Silverjet all consigned to business class record, only the large names still function all-business class aircraft - Singapore Airlines operates a examine between Singapore and New York and Los Angeles, Lufthansa flies a production jet to New York from Munich, Frankfurt and Dusseldorf and British Airways flies a daily all-business class London City - New York route.

Friday, September 10, 2010


The first Boeing 787 Dream liner aircraft to Air India is still delayed by 6 months, because it is still under the production and yet to step forward to commercial service worldwide.

Administrator sources said Business Line that the airline has acknowledged a communication from Boeing that there will be a delay in delivery so the aircraft will be landed around September-October 2012.

The airline had ordered 27 Boeing 787s as part of a 68-aircraft order in is a big production so only it is taking much time to land itself, where other aircraft's prepared by Air India are already being finished and delivered to the airline

The airline's Chief Operating Officer (COO), Captain Gustav Baldauf, and board member, former Air Chief Fali Major, were recently present at the Boeing plant in the US to get the update progress for the delivery of Boeing 787. India President, Dr Dinesh Keskar said that that the Boeing 787 aircraft has already been painted in the ensign of airline at the organization in Seattle.

The Boeing 787-8 aircraft can able to carry 210-250 members for the travel of 14,200-15,200 km. The special advantage is that it launches new path including Australia, Africa and U.S.A.

The airline has already demanded a compensation for the delay of Boeing, but they are sure about receiving the first aircraft in June 2010 followed by the delivery of another five aircraft during the year.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Lufthansa commences A380 flights to Beijing

Lufthansa has commenced Airbus A380 flights between Frankfurt and Beijing.

At first, the A380 will serve Beijing once a week. In coordination with Chinese authorities, Lufthansa aspires to gradually increase the frequency of this service.

The A380, which bears the name Peking, will leave from Frankfurt for the Chinese capital at 17:20 under flight number LH720. After landing in Beijing at 08:30 local time on the Thursday, the return flight (LH 721) will depart Beijing on at 10:30 to arrive at Frankfurt the same day at 14:30.

In Lufthansa configuration, the Airbus A380 can seat up to 526 passengers. The aircraft features eight First Class and 98 Business Class seats on the upper deck as well as 420 seats Economy Class on the core deck.

On 12 September 2010, Lufthansa will start flights to its third A380 destination, Johannesburg. The city will be served two times weekly, on Thursdays and Sundays.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

JetBlue launches Nonstop Boston-Phoenix Service Today

JetBlue Airways today started its newest route from Logan International Airport with daily nonstop service to Phoenix. Already carrying the most customers to the most nonstop destinations from Boston, Phoenix is JetBlue's 38th nonstop destination from Logan, and comes in addition to a 30 percent raise in departures this summer.

Because customers shouldn't believe like cattle, JetBlue's new Phoenix route will be operated aboard the spacious Airbus A320 which presents travelers premium amenities like unlimited free snacks and drinks, assigned, all-leather seats with the most legroom in coach of any U.S. airline (a), 36 channels of free DIRECTV® programming, more than 100 channels of XM Satellite Radio (b), and a free first-checked bag (c).

"The JetBlue Team in Boston takes a lot of pride in the premium service we offer customers, particularly on long haul flights," said Boston General Manager Norbert Strissell. "It's part of the cause we're Boston's number one airline. Today, we are arrogant to offer the JetBlue experience between Boston and Phoenix."

JetBlue is celebrating the new nonstop service by presenting a $99 introductory fare for BOS-PHX travel booked by September 4th for travel through October 30th. JetBlue's schedule between Boston and Phoenix:

Boston (BOS) to Phoenix (PHX): Phoenix (PHX) to Boston (BOS):
Depart – Arrive Depart – Arrive
7:30 a.m. – 10:09 a.m. 11:00 a.m. – 6:58 p.m.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Air India to commence Daily Mumbai-Abu Dhabi Flights

Air India will start daily Mumbai-Abu Dhabi flights from Nov 1, it was declared here Wednesday.

The airline at present operates five weekly flights to Abu Dhabi. This frequency has been improved to daily flights, the Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) said.

The move is to meet the rising demand in flight services in the sector.

The Mumbai-Abu Dhabi route recorded a 17 percent boost in passenger traffic in the first half of 2010, compared with the matching period last year.

The additional services will increase Air India's total number of flights to Abu Dhabi to 14, connecting the UAE capital with both Mumbai and Delhi.

Air India will operate the high-tech A321 aircraft which will leave from Abu Dhabi at 2.40 a.m., and will arrive in Mumbai at 6.55 a.m. It will present both business and economy class services, ADAC said.

Ahmed Al Haddabi, senior vice president of airports' operations at ADAC said: "We are charmed to see that our airline partners are keen to develop their services to meet our passengers growing demand."

At ADAC, we constantly support such initiatives, assisting us in offering our customers more choices and putting us a step forward towards our objective in becoming a world class airport.

Jagmit Singh, Air India manager in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, said: "The enhance in frequency on the Mumbai-Abu Dhabi route reflects our confidence in Abu Dhabi market, which is progressing towards its inspiring vision for 2030."