All air transport information as of April 6, 2023

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On a regular basis, keeps you informed of news from airlines, airports, etc.

Strikes of April 6: in fact few disturbances! According to the RATP, traffic looks almost normal on all metro and RER lines. Discover without further delay the traffic forecasts. the railway workers are less mobilized than during the previous days of strike. Evidenced by the forecasts announced, whether at the national level, with the TGV. On the air side, the DGAC had asked airlines to cancel 20% of their flights to Bordeaux, Marseille, Nantes and Toulouse tomorrow, as part of the new national mobilization against the pension reform.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines reacted to new plans for night flights at Amsterdam airport, with which it is already in a legal dispute over the reduction in the number of flights. First customer of Amsterdam-Schiphol airport, the Dutch national company and sister of Air France reacted on April 4, 2023 to the latest declarations of the platform which wants to be “quieter, cleaner and better”

Air Corsica yesterday unveiled a new paid subscription card, Air Corsica+, offering a host of exclusive benefits to frequent flyers. After the Mea subscription card for all passengers, non-residents included, Air Corsica unveiled on April 3, 2023 a new paid subscription card aimed in particular at frequent travelers

SKY-express is very proud to announce the arrival of its very first Airbus A321 NEO in its fleet

KLM won the first round against the Dutch government. At Amsterdam-Schiphol, the number of take-offs and landings is finally not limited. An administrative court in Haarlem agreed with the airlines. According to the court, however, the government violated the rules of procedure

Airline delays for Easter “Once again, French air passengers are at risk of delays and cancellations. According to our forecasts, these can reach more than 2 out of 5 French people, and this without taking into account the strikes which are disrupting French air traffic, particularly at the moment.

Air France received the 20th of the 60 Airbus A220-300s expected, christened “Grasse”.

Air France and KLM have at the same time announced to charge for the choice of the seat in Business class on certain lines. Frankly, they go a bit too far!

Volotea celebrates its 11th anniversary: ​​more than 100 destinations from €11! (depending on the dates of course)

Hainan Airlines announces its return to Paris with 2 weekly flights between Paris & Shenzhen in B787-9 from April 28, 2023.

▫️The Chinese company already operates daily flights between Brussels & Beijing with connections from Lyon, Marseille and Toulouse.

The first Airbus A330-900 toITA Airways, with a new blue livery, today left the hangar of the Airbus final assembly line in Toulouse. It is named after Gelindo Bordin, Olympic champion in Seoul in 1988 and the first Italian gold medalist in the Olympic marathon.

Air Transat announces the strengthening of its sales team in France with the arrival of three new sales representatives, Amandine Prudor, Christophe Delpech and Yves Zammit. This team aims to develop sales and meet the needs of physical travel agencies, by line, group operators, MICE agencies and tour operators. It is now made up of 4 people placed under the responsibility of Nadège Bourrassé, Sales Director

Austrian Airlines “significantly reinforces” its flight program for the summer of 2023, with a total of nearly 120 destinations including seven new ones – including that linking Vienna to Marseille.

Aircalin and Air France have signed a code-share agreement on the Nouméa-Paris line via Singapore. This code-sharing agreement will allow Aircalin, which operates its own flights between Noumea and Singapore, to affix its code to three Air France flights per week between Singapore and Paris

EL AL, the Israeli national airline, is developing and wishes to present its unique personality and its strengths on the French market. Indeed, the network is taking shape on international destinations from Israel and to Tel-Aviv with flights from Paris, Marseille and Nice.

FTI Ticket Shop : begins a great sales challenge with its partner LATAM Airlines! There is €1000 at stake until April 23 💥 Find all the conditions of the challenge:

Ethiopian Airliness is offering 5 direct flights, from May 5, from Brussels Airport to Addis Ababa with connections to more than 62 destinations in Africa. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, a stopover is planned in Vienna. Ethiopian Airlines operates from Brussels Airport with an A350 and a B737 Dreamliner. Ethiopian Airlines is Africa’s largest airline, and therefore one of the continent’s largest employers. You should also know that 97.99% of flights take off on time, an excellent score and one of the best at Brussels Airport!

Nantes Airport : With 49 Lookéa clubs and Marmara clubs accessible this summer from Nantes to 23 destinations (Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Tunisia, Morocco, Bulgaria, Corsica, Croatia, Montenegro), TUI France stands out as the leading tour operator departing from Nantes Atlantique airport.

Atlantic Airwayss, has just operated yesterday, Monday April 3, its first direct flight of the summer season between Paris-CDG and Vagar on the Faroe Islands. It will operate 3 flights a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until October 16, ideal for getting away for a few days in this preserved archipelago less than 3 hours from the capital!

Corsair and Business France signed a partnership for a new year on March 31, 2023. These two entities share several common objectives: to facilitate the movement and development of French companies internationally and to support young people towards the professional path.

PLAY : record sales in February with an occupancy rate of 76.9% and a substantial increase in revenue and yield

India : Jyotiraditya Scindia, India’s Civil Aviation Minister, told Reuters it was now “time” for the two aircraft manufacturers (Boeing and Airbus) to also start producing their jets in India. This should satisfy the growing demand on the subcontinent. The conditions are met for an “act of faith” on the part of the two aircraft manufacturers. India’s fast-growing airline industry is at a ‘tipping point’

IATA announced continued strong growth in air travel demand, based on February 2023 traffic results. February 2022. Globally, traffic is now at 84.9% of February 2019 levels.

SWISS will test the use of artificial intelligence to count passengers when boarding certain flights between April and June. The new approach should both increase safety and lighten the workload of its cabin crew.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and the Civil Aviation Authority of United Kingdom intensify their collaboration in the areas of aviation safety, sustainability, training, innovation and forward-looking analysis to better position their respective aviation sectors for the future

The traffic of Ryanair in March 2023 increases by 12% to reach 12.6 million guests

On April 3, SAS launches two types of tickets that include biofuel. These will be available on all SAS domestic, Scandinavian and European flights.

Adrians Triwo AG buys theHunsrück Hahn Airport. According to insolvency administrator Jan Markus Plathner, the approximately 400 employees of Rhineland-Palatinate’s only large commercial airport will be taken over. Air operations must continue.

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