YOUR DAILY NEWSROUND OF AVIATION STORIES IN EUROPE
15 April 2016
The changing face of Europe's air traffic
At the ACI EUROPE Airport Commercial Retail Conference in Helsinki this week, a shift in the balance of airport traffic in Europe - the world's second most important region for duty free and travel retail sales - was spotlighted.
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Lithuanian Airports focused on improving vital air connectivity
2015 was the first full-year of operation for Lithuanian Airports as a national airports' network comprising Vilnius, Palanga and Kaunas airports. Gediminas Almantas, CEO Lithuanian Airports, outlined a synchronised strategy that prioritises improved connectivity, and efficient management and operations.
Wizz Air and Ryanair: are the rivals actually living in perfect harmony in Central and Eastern Europe?
As the Eastern European market continues to grow, much of the growth can be attributed to two of the biggest low cost carriers (LCCs) in the region. Ryanair and Wizz Air dominate much of the market, but despite growing service, only overlap on a handful of routes.
Airlines in America are stamping out multi-city airfares
Brett Snyder recently ran an online search for flights from Washington Reagan to Dallas-Fort Worth to San Francisco and then back to Washington. He found something strange. If he booked the three legs of the flight as separate one-ways with American Airlines, the total cost was $412.80. But if he wanted to book the whole multi-city itinerary together, American was charging $1,837.20.
Budapest Airport moves further east with flights to Korea
The launch of a weekly service to South Korea's second biggest carrier's (in terms of weekly seat capacity) international hub, Seoul Incheon Airport, is set to start on the 1st July at Budapest, using the airline's 262-seat 777-200s.
Cork Airport convoys in new airbridge from Spain
Cork Airport has invested €450,000 on a new airbridge which it claims will help it meet rising passenger demand.
The new airbridge, the second at the airport, has been installed at aircraft parking stand 8 and following some power and systems testing, will be operational over the coming weeks.
Solar Impulse ready to resume first round-the-world solar flight from Hawaii
Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg are ready to resume their attempt to achieve the first ever Round-The-World Solar Flight with Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) - the first solar airplane capable of flying day and night without using a drop of fuel.
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