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Issue 654 - February 2019

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Iberia Express, Low Cost Iberia´s Subsidiary Unit, Was World’s Most Punctual Low Cost Airline for Fifth Consecutive Year

With more than 82% of its flights on time in 2018, Iberiaitself was ranked Europe’s 3rd most punctual carrier (6thin world and 1st in Spain), according to industry monitorsFlightGlobal.

  • The low-cost Iberia´s subsidiary unit, Iberia Express, held tight to its number one position in the world in 2018, with 86.47% of its flights arriving on time.
  • These results were achieved in a difficult year for commercial aviation in Europe, with strikes by air traffic controllersand saturated air space.

Madrid, 10 January – The new year got off to a good start for the Iberia Group with the news that its low-cost subsidiary unit, Iberia Express, put in the world’s best on-time performance for the fifth year running, though this year it was equalled by Brazil’s Azul, according to industry consultants and record-keepers FlightGlobal. This was regarded as a major achievement in such a competitive segment of the aviation industry.

LOT launched new connection to London-City Airport from Warsaw

Nowe stroje zalog kabinowych PLL Lot
sesja dla Magzaynu Kalejdoskope
fot. Adam Lach & Bartek Sadowski

Warsaw, 8 January 2019 – The Poland’s flag carrier flies directly from Warsaw to London City (LCY) up to twice a day. For this special route LOT acquired four brand-new Embraer 190 jets. From February 18th they will operate to London City from Budapest and from May 1st to Vilnius

Flights from Warsaw to London City will be operated according to the following schedule: departures to LCY daily (except Sundays) at 7:15am, arrivals at 9:00am and daily (except Saturdays) at 4:15pm, arrivals at 6:00pm. Departures to WAW are scheduled daily (except Sundays) at 9:30am, arrivals at 1:00pm and daily (except Saturdays) at 6:30pm, arrivals at 10:00pm.

New Maritim Hotel on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast

The Paradise Blue Hotel & Spa***** in Albena, Bulgaria will open as a Maritim Hotel in April 2019. The contract for the new 5-star hotel was signed recently and Maritim Hotels (Germany) will run it on a franchise-basis.

The new hotel opened for the first time on 01 July 2017. The soon-to-be Maritim Hotel Paradise Blue Albena is situated right by the fine sandy beach and has more than 238 rooms, including 26 suites, 4VIP suites and 8 studios. 15 rooms have their own pool.

L’OMT et la CET publient un rapport sur le tourisme de santé

Madrid (Espagne), décembre 2018 – L’Organisation mondiale du tourisme (OMT) et la Commission européenne du tourisme (CET) publient un nouveau rapport concernant le tourisme de santé. Menée dans le cadre de leur programme conjoint de recherche, cette étude est la première tentative de conceptualisation cohérente du tourisme de santé et pour définir les motivations des voyageurs à la recherche de tels services.

airBaltic Pilot Academy’s Third Group of Students Begin Studies

Riga. Already the third group of students began their study process at the Latvian airline’s airBaltic Pilot Academy on January 10, 2019. The third group of 11 students will become airBaltic pilots upon completion of the full-time programme in less than two years from now.

Pauls Cālītis, airBaltic SVP Flight Operations: “The students that received their first epaulettes today have passed the same meticulous application process all our pilots go through. Being the only pilot academy in the Baltic region that is linked to an airline, our students benefit greatly while learning from the first-hand experience of our professional instructors.”

Begin 2019 met een avontuur in Londen

Doorbreek de januari blues met een trip naar Londen. Vanaf vandaag tot en met 21 januari biedt de hogesnelheidstrein operator meer dan 39.000 tickets naar Londen aan vanaf 34 euro in Standard en 80 euro in Standard Premier om te reizen tussen 22 januari en 17 april 2019.

Gebrek aan inspiratie? Enkele onmisbare to do’s in Londen:

Valentijn: 14 februari
Ter gelegenheid van Valentijnsdag trekt Londen de kaart van de verleiding en onthult de stad haar romantische kant: adembenemende uitzichten vanaf de London Eye, een etentje in een sterrenrestaurant, wandelingen langs de Theems of over de Wobbly Bridge … Alles is aanwezig om indruk te maken op jouw geliefde.

Traffic results for 2018: Austrian Airlines Sets a New Passenger Record

  • More than 13.9 million passengers flew with Austrian Airlines in 2018, a rise of 8.5 percent
  • Capacity utilization up 2.5 percentage points in 2018 to 79.3 percent
  • December 2018: More than 950,000 passengers, an increase of 5.8 percent

Austrian Airlines succeeded in setting a new passenger record in 2018 of 13.9 million passengers. This performance surpasses the previous all-time high of 2017 by one million passengers, comprising a year-on-year rise of 8.5 percent. The flight offering measured in available seat kilometers (ASK) was up 6.2 percent. Revenue passenger kilometers (RPK) climbed 9.7 percent compared to 2017. Capacity utilization of the flights equaled 79.3 percent on average, an increase of 2.5 percentage points. The number of flights was up 4.8 percent in the year 2018 to a total of 150,963.