Air transport information as of March 16

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Air traffic control strike in Greece deprived Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air of all their flights on March 16, with foreign carriers of course being affected

Air Caraibes and French bee presented their respective summer flight schedules, with up to 38 flights to and from the West Indies and Guyana for the first, and the maintenance of a large offer to Reunion plus an increase in that to the United States for the second

Air France will return at the end of March to Terminal 4 at London-Heathrow airport, where its Airbus A220-300 is expected in the coming days from Paris.

Strikes : This March 15, 2023 is on track to resemble the previous eight days of strike at Paris-Orly, the only airport affected this time by the consequences of the new strike notice from the minority air traffic controllers union USACcgt

french bee announces a reinforced flight program for the summer of 2023. It is strengthening its flights to all of its destinations in the United States and from June 3, 2023, offers 6 weekly flights to San Francisco.

Qantas will settle in newly designed seats with more legroom: expect 40″ of spacing in premium economy class (two inches more than on the Boeing 787) and 33″ of spacing in economy class (an extra inch compared to the 787).

Emirates paid for by airline marketing and advertising, newer seats and more modern aircraft almost always trump older models. Emirates is not the only one to announce new seats that passengers do not find during their flight.

But if not all planes have these seats, are the ads misleading? And should airlines compensate consumers when services fail to live up to their expectations? These are questions we ask readers after New Zealander Mark Morgan recently successfully sued Emirates on the grounds that the business class seat he reserved based on the Gulf carrier’s advertisement was not the one that showed up at the gate

easyJet announced a new route to Istanbul in Turkey from Manchester which will take off this summer. It will be the airline’s first time flying into Istanbul Airport in Turkey’s largest city, which becomes the 156th destination in easyJet’s extensive short-haul network covering Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Seats are on sale now on and via the mobile app, with fares from £51.99.*

Sun Express Over 12 million passengers are expected to travel in 2023 2022 saw revenue exceed pre-pandemic levels, totaling around €1.49 billion Relief efforts continue in earthquake zone after opening airlift SunExpress, a joint venture between Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa, welcomed 10.7 million passengers on board in 2022. Breaking passenger numbers records, the carrier recorded an 85% load factor, surpassing the levels of before the pandemic. Achieve revenue of approximately €1.49 billion in 2022

Brussels Airport in February, welcomed more than 1.4 passengers, an increase of 65% compared to 2022. February was marked by the Carnival holidays, which brought many holidaymakers to Brussels Airport. Number of passengers: a 65% increase compared to February 2022 Brussels Airport welcomed 1,362,145 passengers in February, a 65% increase compared to February 2022, which was still strongly impacted by travel related to Covid restrictions. The carnival…

ITA Airways improves its direct flight São Paulo – Rome Fiumicino to meet the expected increase in demand. From August 2023, the Company will add 4 weekly frequencies to its daily connections between Brazil and Italy. The new ITA Airways frequencies from São Paulo will be operated with the Airbus A330

KoreanAir will resume services and increase flights on its Chinese network from March 17, following the two countries’ agreement to increase the number of flights to pre-pandemic levels, which was announced on March 3. Flights between Korea and mainland China will increase from 13 times a week to 84 times a week by the end of March and up to 99 times a week in May. The airline’s weekly flight frequency on its routes to China will reach 38% and 43% of 2019 levels in March/April and May/June, re…

AirJapan, the new airline brand revealed in March 2022 for medium-haul international routes under ANA HOLDINGS INC., today unveiled select products and services that will be introduced on its inaugural flights. AirJapan offers comfortable cabin space at affordable prices under the “Fly Thoughtful” brand concept by leveraging the experience of ANA Group’s full-service and low-cost carrier business. AirJapan intends to start operating flights in February 2024

royal jordanian announced that it will operate two scheduled weekly flights to Algiers from today. The first flight took off from Queen Alia International Airport, bound for Algiers International Airport on March 9, 2023. The announcement was made during joint Algerian-Jordanian ministerial meetings in Algeria,

Riyadh Airthe new airline launched by the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF), has announced an order for up to 72 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft under a multi-billion dollar deal with the Boeing Company.

SriLankan Airlines wants to replace some of its older Airbus A330s as their leases will soon expire. Per ch-aviation, the airline’s current fleet consists of 24 aircraft, 18 of which are in active service.

Sri Lanka has seven Airbus A330-300s and five A330-200s. The -200 have an average age of over 20 years.

UNITED STATES : Harsh winter weather has once again caused massive disruptions at airports across North America. More than 1,150 flights were canceled and thousands more were delayed on March 14 as the northeastern United States was buffeted by heavy snowfall and high winds.

Lufthansa will soon fly more often to China again. According to this, the summer flight plan will fly from Frankfurt, Zurich and Vienna to Beijing and Shanghai. Hong Kong should also be served more often. Munich will also be added from April.

Atlantic Airwaysthe national airline of the Faroe Islands, is relaunching its seasonal direct line from Paris-CDG to the Faroe Islands for the 2023 summer season, ideal for enjoying these magnificent green valleys and enjoying this archipelago halfway between the Scotland and Iceland.

From April 3, the company is opening the doors of this archipelago to the French with 3 direct weekly flights operated on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the summer season between Paris-CDG and Vagar airport, until October 16, 2023.

Jazzera Airways announced on March 14, 2023 that it intended “with unidentified Saudi partners” to establish a subsidiary in Saudi Arabia, again as part of the country’s 2030 Vision to develop the tourism and hospitality sectors. aviation.

A press release from Jazeera Airways explains that “coordination” is underway with the regulatory authorities of the Kingdom, in order to carry out the procedures for obtaining the necessary licenses in accordance with the laws in force. The low cost already serves Dammam from its base in Kuwait City

Thank you for all those informations. These files on current events in the air sector are always very interesting.

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