Information on air transport on April 24

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Regularly, we provide a summary of information on air transport. In recent days we have experienced numerous strikes in Germany, Italy and Spain. Further protests are to be expected in the coming days.

Berlin-Brandenburg (BER): Security guards at the international airport are called to strike this Monday, April 24, the Verdi union announced yesterday.

“We must expect longer waiting times, even cancellations or cancellations of flights” at the airport in the German capital, warned the union, which had already called for a strike on Thursday and Friday. staff at several German airports, including Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Cologne and even Stuttgart and Karlsruhe.

qatarairways inaugurates its new Al Mourjan business lounge, called “The Garden”, at Hamad International Airport in Doha, the capital of Qatar. Reserved for passengers in First and Business class (Elite, Comfort, Classic) of Qatar Airways, this new Al Mourjan lounge covers an area of ​​7,390 m² and can accommodate up to 707 passengers. It includes 24 tranquility spaces, each designed to provide optimal relaxation, available free of charge for the first six hours, as well as seven treatment rooms.

Flight ticket refunds : Many aggrieved customers have to go to court to win their case while a European regulation protects them. The DGAC indicates that ten companies have already been sanctioned. Some customers have been waiting for 3 years. If the argument could be heard in 2020-2021, it has been much less so since 2022 with the solid recovery in global air traffic. It is still so, at least in view of the tens of billions of euros in public aid that have been poured into the big companies to prevent them from going bankrupt.

As a result, faced with the unwillingness of several companies, legal disputes are multiplying. Above all, the disputes concern large companies, in particular those which had promised a full refund in 7 days: “Thai Airways, Alitalia (now called ITA), Norwegian, TAP, Tunisair, Air Madagascar, Air Algérie, Royal Air Maroc or even British Airways”, lists a lawyer.

Vueling joined Norse Atlantic Airways in its Vueling Global platform, which allows its customers to fly to destinations outside its scheduled route network. The Norwegian airline, which becomes Vueling Global’s 18th partner, will offer flights from Oslo, London and New York to destinations in the United States and South America. With the addition of Norse Atlantic Airways, Vueling Global now offers flights to more than 30 destinations worldwide, including destinations in Africa, Asia, North America and South America.

Brussels Airlines now shares its codes with SunExpress on three routes between Brussels and Turkey, and now includes Air Canada’s future Toronto – Brussels in its agreement with the latter.

Strikes in London in May: The union representing T5 security staff at London Heathrow Airport has set dates for its next actions in May – including the day before and the day of Charles III’s coronation.

Air Algeria relaunching for the summer season six connections to France, which had been suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

After resuming its route between Tlemcen and Paris-CDG airport in early April 2023, the Algerian national company is returning to two other lines to the French capital, from May 3 from Batna (1 flight per week) and from from May 6 from Sétif (up to 5 weekly rotations)

Madagascar Airlines finally got his CTA and operations license. Unveiled in October 2021, Madagascar Airlines had until then operated as the combined “new brand” of Air Madagascar and its domestic subsidiary Tsaradia, using their existing CTAs and licenses

Transavia France is strengthening its flight offer to meet the expected high demand, with a 15% increase in supply (seats kilometers offered) and the inauguration of 15 new international connections on departure from Paris-Orly, Lyon, Nantes, Marseille, Strasbourg and Bastia.

AirSerbia is in the process of introducing more than twenty new routes to its network, however, the airline recently said there is more room for growth in the future.

India – EU Summit : Aviation is a priority for the Indian government and industry, which have made significant investments in the development and modernization of the sector to meet the demand for air transport and meet current and future challenges. India’s aviation industry has seen impressive growth over the past decade, with passenger traffic growing from around 60 million in 2010 to over 340 million in 2019.

Europe has created the largest integrated aviation market in the world – a market that serves 27 states and a population of over 450 million, which carried over a billion passengers in 2019 – half at national level, within the EU, and the other half at international level.

Cebu-Pacificthe Philippines’ premier carrier, is officially restarting its Clark hub today, April 21, 2023 by restarting flights and increasing frequencies from Clark International Airport to boost connectivity for its northern and southern passengers. central Luzon.

CEB conducted its inaugural flights from Clark to Bacolod, Boracay, Davao and Bangkok today. The airline previously announced that it would operate 15 combined destinations from its Clark hub.

As always, article really well documented and very interesting to allow us to stay in the news of the air world.

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