Seen from the sky: Oman Air, Aer Lingus, Volotea, Alitalia, Air Austral, easyjet, Cathay Pacific, etc
On 26 October next, the company Alitalia will inaugurate its new route to Mauritius. Mauritius will now be connected three times a week from Rome Fiumicino by A330, with a connection time adapted to the departure from Paris. The launch price is fixed from €592 including VAT and VAT.
Will Kerr-Muir, 31, English, joined the Cathay Pacific teams in France last August as Director to replace Edward Coles-Gale who took on new responsibilities at the Hong Kong headquarters.
The Irish company Aer Lingus is launching its winter flights to Ireland from 27 October 2018 to 28 March 2019. With 4 daily flights to Dublin and one daily flight to Cork, in south-western Ireland, from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, the Irish national airline offers French visitors the opportunity to attend many events in the country’s two main cities this winter. During the winter, Aer Lingus also offers flights to the Irish capital from Lyon, Bordeaux and Toulouse.
On the strength of its experience and taking advantage of an expansion of the surface area of its training centre based in Reunion Island, the company Air Austral has been offering a diploma course in the profession of ground handling agent since 15 October last. It will thus enable Réunionese to access training in airport professions directly from the island. Training for the job of ground handling agent will be provided jointly by the Reception and Training Meeting (RAF) and Air Austral teams. The exam will be certified by Aéroform, an organization based in the Paris region, specialized in aviation and more precisely in training for airport professions for many years.
Twelve new features for the Nice Côte d’Azur airport’s winter programme: The winter programme, which begins in November, announces 71 destinations served by 39 airlines and 848 flights per week. Among the new winter destinations are eight new destinations, namely lines created in the summer that become annual and one new line. The latter is Nice Porto, which will be opened on 30 October by Easyjet as part of the strengthening of its base in Nice.
The other destinations maintained in winter are Athens by Aegean Airlines, Riga by Air Baltic, Seville by easyJet, Sofia by WizzAir, Stuttgart by Eurowings, Tenerife South by easyJet and finally Metz-Nancy by HOP! Air France.
There are also reinforcements of lines such as Bucharest by WizzAir which competes with Tarom and Blue Air, Volotea in Luxembourg against Luxair, Tel Aviv with easyJet, Vienna with WizzAir against Austrian Airlines.
At the end of September, airport traffic reached a total of 10.9 million passengers (+42%) or 1.3 million in September (+4%). International traffic accounts for nearly 70% of global traffic and the winter programme should reinforce this trend.
Oman Air, the national airline of the Sultanate of Oman, received the Signum Virtutis, the seal of excellence, of the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards 2018. The airline was voted best airline in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Competitors included leading international airlines from around the world. The ceremony recently took place at the five-star Out of the Blue Capsis Elite Resort, located in Crete, in the presence of leading representatives of the hotel and luxury industry from around the world and from all sectors.
Philippine Airlines has again won an international award. The Philippine national airline has been awarded as a 4-star airline by APEX, the Airline Passenger Experience Association, a world-renowned non-profit airline association.
Air Caraïbes links Paris Orly to Nassau up to 3 times a week via San Salvador in the Bahamas or Havana to Cuba. The routes between Nassau and San Salvador or Havana are operated by Bahamasair through the signing of an interline agreement between the two companies. Air Caraïbes is thus confirming its desire to expand its range of destinations on its transatlantic network and to expand its presence in the Caribbean arc.
In partnership with Bahamasair, Air Caraïbes offers a weekly frequency every Thursday on the Paris Orly-Nassau route, based on the San Salvador to Bahamas service launched as part of its partnership with Club Med.
Air Malta has decided to move to the departure hall n°1 of Paris-Orly airport. The new hall offers Air Malta passengers a more pleasant atmosphere, more seating and multiple points of sale, including many shops and restaurants.
In addition, passengers with an Air Malta Business and Diamond card will have access to the VIP lounge in the lobby, the Premium Traveller Lounge.