News Listings for Maria Wagland

  • Air Luxor expands Air Europa codeshare

    News | 25 Jun 2004 11:06 | Maria Wagland

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <u2:p></u2:p><u2:p></u2:p><u2:p></u2:p><u2:p></u2:p> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><u1:p></u1:p><u3:p></u3:p>Portuguese carrier Air Luxor has expanded its codeshare agreement with Spanish airline Air Europa, adding Palma de Mallorca to its network.<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><u1:p></u1:p>The two airlines already co-operate on Air Luxor-operated Airbus A320 flights from Lisbon to Madrid. From 14 June, Air Luxor added its code to Air Europa’s five times a week service from Madrid to the Balearic Island resort. The Spanish carrier operates Boeing 737-800s on the route.<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><u1:p></u1:p>Air Luxor CEO Marques de Cruz says that the agreement “strengthens” the relationship with Air Europa and helps expand
  • Gulf Air's board approves business plan and fleet renewal

    News | 24 Jun 2004 16:35 | Maria Wagland

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <div> <p class=MsoNormal><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Gulf Air’s board has approved the company’s second three-year business plan as well as its fleet renewal strategy.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><u1:p></u1:p><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>This week the board approved the carrier’s new strategic plan, which will start in 2005/2006. Gulf Air is in the second year of its current three-year business plan that envisions profitability by 2005. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><u1:p></u1:p><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>At the same time, the board gave the go ahead to start phasing out the airline’s older aircraft to be replaced by new models. Gulf Air did not disclose details of its fleet renewal plans. It currently operates a mix of Airbus A340s, A330s and A320s as well as Boeing 767-300ERs.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p cla
  • Emirates sees potential from new South America bilateral

    News | 24 Jun 2004 15:26 | Maria Wagland

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Emirates is preparing to expand its network to South America after the United Arab Emirates signed bilateral air service agreements earlier this month with Argentina and Brazil.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Previously, the Dubai-based carrier had expressed its interest to launch services to South America as its next growth area after North America. It launched its first direct flights to the USA this month, connecting Dubai with New York JFK.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>The UAE signed its agreement with Brazil on 9 June enabling Emirates to fly up to 14 frequencies a week to three destinations that are yet to be determined. Similarly Emirates will be able to fly up to five frequencies per week to anywhere in Argent
  • Iberia keeps full-year forecast steady

    News | 24 Jun 2004 14:45 | Maria Wagland

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Oneworld alliance carrier Iberia is maintaining its forecast to achieve improved full-year earnings for 2004 after showing positive traffic results for the first five months of the year.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Iberia says in a statement, following the company’s annual general meeting today, that group chairman Fernando Conte told investors that Iberia was “maintaining its forecasts that this year’s earnings will surpass those posted last year, in light of traffic trends in the early months of the year”.<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><u1:p></u1:p>The carrier revealed that for the five months to May, it showed an overall 12.7% increase in passenger traffic, exceeding the 9.8% increase in capacity during
  • Ireland targets summer adoption for Aer Rianta bill

    News | 23 Jun 2004 16:46 | Maria Wagland

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Ireland’s Government is pushing ahead with plans to adopt legislation for the break-up of state owned airport operator Aer Rianta before the summer recess.<u1:p></u1:p><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><u2:p></u2:p>The government hopes to pass its States Airports Bill 2004 through Ireland’s upper and lower houses of parliament – the Dail and the Seanad – before the start of the summer break in mid-July. The bill, which was published yesterday, establishes the framework for restructuring the airport operator giving Cork and Shannon airports independence from Dublin.<u1:p></u1:p><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><u2:p></u2:p>A transport ministry spokeswoman says: “It is working within a tight timeline, bu
  • Virgin replaces Nationwide deal with SAA codeshare

    News | 23 Jun 2004 16:36 | Maria Wagland

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Virgin Atlantic Airways has signed a codeshare agreement with South African Airways (SAA), replacing its regional interline agreement with South African carrier Nationwide.<u1:p></u1:p><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><u2:p></u2:p>Virgin, which operates daily flights from London Heathrow to Johannesburg, will add its code onto SAA regional services from Johannesburg to Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Mpumulanga for Kruger Park and Pilanesburg for Sun City resort. The agreement takes effect from 31 October.<u1:p></u1:p><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><u2:p></u2:p>Additionally passengers from both airlines will have reciprocal benefits from the airline’s individual frequent flier programmes.<u1:p></