After 17 years, Lufthansa has launched a new direct non-stop service to Thessaloniki International Airport “Makedonia”, connecting the Greek northern city with Frankfurt.
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Latvian airline airBaltic has announced having flown 18% more passengers during the first nine months of 2018 than in the same period last year.
News that low-cost carrier Primera Air ceased operations as of Monday night comes as a shock to those who watched the small airline budding and expanding its reach across Europe last year.
According to an announcement by Ryanair the budget airline is set to launch of two new routes connecting Greece with Italy for the Summer 2019 schedule. As of April 2019, the airline will connect Corfu with Bologna and Rhodes with Rome with twice-weekly flights. The news comes as the airline struggles with a crew strike on Friday.
Aeroflot issued a report detailing a 40% decline in annual profits attributable to mounting costs of operation. The net profit of the Russian airline dropped from $409 million dollars in 2017.
WOW air, Iceland’s ultra-affordable transatlantic airline, will begin service out of John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on April 27, 2018, giving New York passengers the opportunity to visit some of the most popular European destinations just in time for spring.
Qatar Airways has announced plans to launch direct flights to the Greek island of Mykonos starting May 30th.
Europe’s low-cost airline, Ryanair has just announced a new connection from Athens to Aqaba in Jordan. These are the first flights by Ryanair into Jordan.
airBaltic in February will host an airBaltic “Pilot Open Days” initiative in several cities, including Vilnius, Helsinki, Amsterdam, and Stockholm. The initiative targets different types of pilots willing to become part of airBaltic flight crew.
The most recent strike of public transport employees, as well as sailors and doctors, has caused airlines like Russia’s Aeroflot to reschedule or even cancel flights. And another strike of subway workers, bus drivers, tram and trolleybuses, is expected today.
Aegean Airlines and subsidiary, Olympic Air, announced passenger traffic growth for 2017 increased by 6%, exceeding the 13-million milestone. The Heraklion, Greece-based carrier transported 13.2 million passengers over the last year, or 750,000 more than in the previous year. Additionally, the two airline brands flew the same number of flights to accomplish the result.