March 2013 - Posts
The joint convention of the two players make a team against the arrival of low-cost carrier easyJet.com to Sharm el Sheikh. Swantour chairman, Georges Adly Zaki: "We have presented the problem to the Egypt Minister of Tourism." The Blue Panorama #1 men Franco Pecci, open to possible future scenarios: "We also provide the operating weekly with Blu-Express"
Unity is strength. This is the motto of the convention jointly organized by Swantour and Blue Panorama at Laguna Vista Swan Club Sharm el Sheikh.
To make it even more united in the relationship between the two players was the landing of the "bogeyman" easyJet destination on the Egyptian market, which could go to take over market shares to the carrier airline and the charter tour operator, under the agreement signed with Booking . com. "Where easyJet positions itself hurts - that the impact comment left by Blue Panorama chairman, Franco Pecci -. In the future we may also think of imagining to fly two or three flights a week with our low cost arm Blu-Express.com programming weekly departures but always in cooperation with tour operators, thereby giving more flexibility to the passenger who will stay three or four nights. One thing is certain: we will do our best to counter this new onslaught of easyJet. "
On the same line is Georges Adly Zaki, Swan Tour chairman, who claims to have reported the "problem" to the Egypt Minister of Tourism: "Opening up this type of destination can become a big problem, although I do not think you can have great impact in the short term. But I think that, if the British tourist the flight could be an alternative for the Italian traveler to start with a low cost without a package on a Middle Eastern country becomes a bit more complicated. In the long run, though - admits the number one tour operator - could create some problems for operators. "
Livingston presents the new summer 2013 and the news about the future for Livingston. Riccardo Toto release the opening of new base at Rome Fiumicino, tickets on-line sale for scheduled flights and personalization services, flights operated with 306 seater Airbus A330 (18 Business Class, 288 Basic class - including 14 in Comfort Seat) and Airbus A320 with 180 seats (single class).
Ten months after the start up of flight operations, the new Italian carrier led by Riccardo Toto, made 8,900 flying hours of flight, carried more than 353,000 passengers, reached 90 destinations and is partner of 30 Italian and foreign tour operators. The load-factor is equal to 90% for long-haul flights and 95% for flights on medium range. The value of production amounted to 62 million euro and turnover flights amounted to 58.2 million euro. To date, the workforce is 245 resources, of which 80% is made up of employees of the old Livingston recalled from layoff.
Alitalia attack the market with a big seat sale offer promotion which provides over half a million seats at discount prices on the entire network of the carrier.
The initiative will apply to all sales made until March 29, also in travel agencies and will be valid for flights during the period between April 3 and June 30.
The most substantial slice of the available places for domestic links with 300000 in all, for which there are fixed rates for dealing with taxes and fuel surcharge included. 250000 tickets are available for international flights: for these are excluded from the promotion departures of 24, 25 and 26 April.
Close the operation with seats sale offer on intercontinental flights, for which Alitalia has put on the market 33000 seats.
For the Easter holidays - in the period from March 28 to April 2 - Alitalia grew bookings by more than 8% over the Easter of last year.
Excellent results for Alitalia links to the national goals: first of all Bari and Brindisi in Puglia and Reggio Calabria and Lamezia Terme in Calabria, followed successfully by the destinations of Sicily and Sardinia.
In Europe, the destinations are confirmed European cities: Paris, London, Athens, in addition, this year, the cities of Russia: Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Among the more distant destinations, New York and Miami are confirmed by the Italian favorite.
Strong recovery in traffic on North Africa, in particular to Casablanca (Morocco) to Cairo (Egypt).
Air Canada is calling upon the Italian trade on the eve of the high summer season.
"85 percent of our passengers are boarding our aircraft due to agents and tour operators - said the Italy's director Umberto Solimeno -. Naturally, we strive to deepen our ties and create opportunities to learn more about our company and our destinations from Canada. "
To raise awareness and foster the trade will be made a tour in collaboration with the tourism authorities of Quebec and Toronto, which will reach the city of Milan, Rome and Naples. In addition, Air Canada has launched a series of scheduled visits with key agencies, both individually and together with Star Alliance partners. "The meetings allow us not only to illustrate our proposals - adds Solimeno - but also to listen and learn from what agents can do better for them."
Air Canada serves seasonal Rome and as from July 4 2013 the new thrice weekly to Venice from Toronto operated by the new leisure arm subsidiary.
ALITALIA CELEBRATES THE WOMEN'S DAY WITH TWO FLIGHTS ROME-MILAN-ROME AND MILAN WITH ONLY FEMALE CREW.
ALITALIA CREWS SUPPORT PINK PHONE TO RAISE AWARENESS ATTENTION ON THE THEME OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN.
CUSTOMERS TO WOMEN OF TWO FLIGHTS HAVE BEEN OFFERED BRANCHES OF MIMOSA.
On March 8 2013 flights Rome - Milan (AZ 2028, left Rome Fiumicino at 09.00) and Milan - Rome (AZ 2045, left Milan Linate 11.00) today on March 8 were operated with only female crew : Cpt. Barbara Plantulli Lambert, the Co-pilot Valentina Leone and three flight attendants Giovanna Ruiu, Francesca Anzil and Matilda Marcelli.
With this particular initiative Airlines is celebrating the 2013 edition of the International Women's Day.
To share the celebration with the passengers of the two flights, all female passengers sull'AZ sull'AZ 2028 and 2045 were gifted with a branch of mimosa.
In addition, to raise attention to the issue of violence against women, the crew of the two Alitalia flights wore the badge on their uniform symbol Pink Phone 25 years engaged in the fight against violence against women and that, from this 'years, manages the national number 1522 anti violence.
Today's initiative is part of the path of social responsibility of Alitalia.
one of the companies with the fastest growth in the world, presented
this morning in Milan Malpensa its 35th lounge, dedicated to First Class
passengers and Business Class as well as the "Gold members" of Skywards
- the program of frequent flyer Emirates to Milan Malpensa Airport.
the opening of the lounge for First and Business Class Concourse A of
Dubai - the first terminal dedicated entirely to the A380 - the lounge Malpensa
represents an investment of € 2.48 million, and is the first
international lounge with new design of the Company.
the ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by the players of AC Milan -
club-sponsored by Emirates Massimo Ambrosini, Kevin-Prince Boateng,
Stephan El Shaarawy, coach Massimiliano Allegri and Adriano Galliani,
Chief Executive Officer of AC Milan, Giulio De
Metrio, chief operating officer and deputy CEO of SEA, representatives
of local authorities, journalists and executives from Emirates.
the new lounge Milan Malpensa Airport, Emirates wishes to reiterate its
commitment to provide our customers with ever higher standards of
opening is designed to reinforce our commitment to the city, where last
year we also launched the third daily flight and where we are present
through the sponsorship of AC Milan, "said Mohammed H. Mattar, Divisional Senior Vice President - Airport Services, Emirates.
focused on innovation, the new design of the lounge reflects the
standards of our luxury Concourse A of Dubai, Emirates placed a step
higher. It is for us a source of great pride to add Malpensa as 35th lounge of our global network. "
is the largest airport of Malpensa lounge: design provides an elegant
transition to the interior designed as suites First Class and Business
Class on board, with a range of soft colors that customers are
accustomed to associate with Emirates.
within the new satellite Milan Malpensa Airport, the new Emirates
Lounge offers 158 seats for passengers in a space of 929 square meters. The
new lounge confirms the same attention to detail present in the other
Emirates lounge, where guests can enjoy a wide range of luxurious
amenities such as LED TV screens, comfortable leather armchairs, a
reserved and quiet, a ' area for lunch, showers, conference room, water features and artwork. The Lounge also has a room dedicated to prayer.
First and Business Class customers can also take advantage of exclusive
services, such as the transfer with private chauffeur to and from the
airport, which extends up to 100 km from the airport (it was previously
60 km) in order to guarantee its passengers maximum comfort.
Next summer schedule to Verona from London Gatwick to Verona will see an ups and down in the schedule offered to the market which range from 11xweek in April to the 8xweek in August the lower level of offer.
Three times a week with effect May 20 2013 on Craiova-Rome FCO on mondays/wednesdays/fridays.
Michael O'Leary confirms no more routes to Treviso in the next three years and no base unveiled due to the airport is not cheap, he considere the second after Rome Ciampino. Ryanair will focus the interests to the Southern Italy and especially to Sicily. Treviso handles today 1,7 million passengers with 240 weekly flights.
AirOne resumes by June 19 2013 the route Venice-Athens on three times a week.
Wheeltug will fit all 5 A320s in service with Livingston which plans to save 700000 USD each year on each plane.
Two new routes was laucnhed in these days:
Eff. June 5 2013 Perugia-Bucuresti twice weekly
Naples-Katowice on tu/sa
ALitalia will not open the routes Rome-Ankara and Rome-Riyadh planned with summer timetable 2013
Delayed to June 16 instead of June 2 for new route to Antalya form Rome.
The new flight to Copenhagen will start as planned two times a week on March 27 2013 and by May 18 2013 the new third weekly rotation
Djerba is seasonal and two times a week instead of weekly. Rotations are in the weekend.
Minor changes are aplied on new Rome-Montpellier with operations on day 3 and 7 instead of 4 and 7.
The opening of Podgroica services are delayed from March 26 2013 to June 1 2013. and they has switched from A319s to EMB190s.
No changes are applied on new services to Bilbao, Ekaterimburg, Krakow, Oran.
No more flights as from summer timetable on the route Trieste-Genoa
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