Aeroflot has taken delivery of a new Boeing 777-300ER named in honor of Anton Chekhov, the famous Russian author. Configured in a three class arrangement, the new 777-300ER also includes increased leg room, an upgraded on-board menu, additional baggage room and more Aeroflot Bonus reward miles. So far this is Aeroflot’s 6th aircraft in the class.
According to reports from Crimea, Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into effect travel promotional legislation including dropping the VAT tax on air travel starting June 1, 2014. Currently the VAT for air travel in Russia is 18%, according to the Voice of Russia.
The UAE’s national airline, Etihad Airways has boosted their frequency of flights in between Abu Dhabi and Athens. According to the news, the route will now get 1o flights rather than 7 per week. Beginning July 2nd, passengers traveling from Athens will have far greater flexibility.
A move by China’s Fujian Provincial Tourism Bureau and the Xiamen Tourism Bureau to bump up travel to and from the coastal China city shows great promise. Launched as “Go to Amoy” in conjunction with Netherlands airline company KLM, the campaign pushes the direct 12 hour flight between cities.
British Airways has selected Forward3D as their paid search partner after the latter won a marketing pitch.
Early this month Ryanair announced having opened an Athens based hub for operations operating six routes across the Greece region. The low cost airline hopes the new hub will help bolster the 1.2 million passengers per year to then Greek capital, and prop up the 1200 plus jobs Athens Airport benefits from.
Beginning today in Hamburg, Germany, the Aircraft Interiors Expo showcases tomorrow’s designs today. Market leaders in design, aeronautics, and consumers line up to check out the latest in aircraft tech.
News from Bosnia and Herzegovina Airlines and Air Serbia, the two carriers are strengthening their cooperation. The Bosnian airline may be offering flights from its Serbia counterpart soon.
Gogo, a leading aircraft communications service provider, has just announced having agreed to a technical services agreement (TSA) to evaluate the company’s suite of technology solutions for Boeing’s commercial aircraft.
Zurich based SWISS is making major modifications to their European and intercontinental schedules for the 2014 summer period. According to the airline Palermo and Thessaloniki will be added to the network, while Geneva will also see new services to Corfu and Heraklion in Greece. The provider also announced service from Basel will also be expanded with seasonal flights to Ibiza, Olbiaand Palma de Mallorca.
Among the airlines now flying from different destinations to Heraklion we count Belavia, ICAR, TAROM, low cost carrier Germanwings, and Swiss International Air Lines.
An infographic by Schumacher Cargo shows some shocking cargo loads, from human remains, to breast milk, and everything else you can possibly imagine.