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Emirates, one of the world's fastest growing airlines, has celebrated the opening of its 35th dedicated lounge for First Class and Business Class passengers as well as Platinum and Gold members of Emirates Skywards - the airline’s frequent flyer programme, at Milan Malpensa Airport.
airberlin has strategically revised its route network for 2013. The airline’s hubs in Berlin and Dusseldorf are being strengthened, the schedule is being organised more efficiently and tailored to meet the needs of strategic key markets.
Austrian Airlines is increasing the range of return flights it offers between Vienna and Brussels: from 5 May 2013, the company will be offering passengers one more daily return connection between the Belgian and Austrian capitals. The Austrian carrier will now be providing return flights to and from Brussels anything up to four times a day.
Sanad Aero Solutions GMBH (Sanad), Mubadala Aerospace’s spare engine and component financing and leasing solutions company, has expanded its long-term engine leasing relationship with airberlin, with the addition of three new CFM-56 engines under a sale and lease back agreement to its existing portfolio of eleven spare engines.
The 16th March is National Astronomy Day in Germany and airberlin flight AB1000 will be setting off on a very special mission: on this day the two-hour observation flight will offer a particularly good view of the Panstarrs comet.
Lufthansa has taken delivery of its first A320 equipped with Sharklets at the Airbus site in Hamburg, Germany. Lufthansa is becoming the first carrier in Europe to take benefit of the new fuel-saving wing-tip devices. The airline will receive 21 more A320 Family aircraft equipped with Sharklets until 2015.
Iberia has developed a new aircraft de-icing management system, placing the company in the vanguard of the most specialised providers of de-icing service. It is based on 3G technology, and comparable systems are used only by Lufthansa in Frankfurt, US Airways in Charlotte, and Delta Airlines in Atlanta.
Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, was welcomed by Barcelona – El Prat Airport yesterday as the airline brought its popular A380 aircraft for a one-off service. This is the first ever scheduled service of an Emirates A380 to Spain. The A380 service will also operate on 1 March 2013.
Air France yesterday signed a set of decisions with the three cabin crew unions (SNPNC, UNAC and UNSA) which will give rise to a new collective cabin crew agreement before 15 March 2013.
airberlin and NIKI will continue their commitment to Russia in 2013 as part of their strategy for Eastern Europe.