Qatar Airways has announced to launch daily flights to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. It will be the airline’s third destination in Japan.
The flag carriers of Qatar will launch non-stop flights from its hub in Doha. The airline will operate this service with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner from June 18.
Haneda will be airline’s third destination in Japan as it is already flying to nonstop to Osaka, from March 2005 and Tokyo Narita from April 2010.
Haneda is an important gateway providing passengers a second option to arrive in the city. Previously, the airline added four new destinations in Asia; Phnom Penh in Cambodia, Clark International Airport in the Philippines, and Chengdu and Hangzhou in China.
Situated in vicinity of Tokyo, Haneda International Airport is one of the two major airports that serve capital of Japan.
The airline will operate services to Haneda Airport with a 254 seater Boeing 787 Dreamliner in a two-class configuration.
Passengers flying on London Heathrow-Abu Dhabi route will soon have improved flying options as Etihad Airways, one of the leading Gulf carriers, will likely introduce its A380 on this route.
The airline will serve this route with the superjumbos in the first week of December.
The airline will be adding first ten superjumbos to its fleet in December and introduce Airbus aircraft on its London route. The airline also has plans to deploy superjumbos on New York, Sydney and Melbourne route.
This one of the fast emerging gulf carriers will deploy A380s in a three-class configuration; first, business and economy.
Previously, Etihad had announced to launch services to Scotland.
Lufthansa the flag carrier of Germany has announced to deploy the latest variant of the iconic B747. The airline will operate its Frankfurt to Sao Paulo route with 362-seater, three-class B747-8 aircraft.
The airline will commence operation on March 29, in time for World Cup in Brazil.
Lufthansa will operate daily flights LH506 and LH507 using this aircraft.
Lufthansa’s flight LH506 departs Frankfurt at 2155 and lands in Sao Paulo the following day at 0455.
The Return leg LH507 departs Sao Paulo at 1840 to arrive back into Frankfurt the next day at 1115. On this route B747-8 will operate from March 30.
With deployment of new aircraft on this route the passengers travelling on this route would have improved travelling options.
Lufthansa covers 215 destinations with a fleet size of 286.
Garuda Indonesia the flag carrier of Indonesia plans to launch direct flights to Amsterdam from Jakarta shortly after its new Jakarta-London service which takes place in May 2014 giving Qantas another competition for carrying Australians to Europe. According to Garuda Indonesia CEO, Emirsyah Satar, the New Amsterdam flights would begin at the end of May.
Like its London sister route which is slated for a 28th May inaugural, Amsterdam will rely on one of the Garuda’s Boeing 777-300ER jets featuring the airline’s new first class cabin. Garada’s currently has four of Boeing’s biggest twin-jet in the fleet and three more coming later this year starting in June.
The London service will be second leg of Garuda’s Kangaroo route which will fly travellers from Sydney to Jakarta, also on a Boeing 777-300 ER, and then on to London. The aircraft will land at Gatwick airport rather than Heathrow.
Garuda intended its London flight to begin on 2nd November last year, until the airline discovered that the runway and apron at Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta Airport were not strong enough to carry the Boeing 777 with a full load of passengers, cargo and fuel sufficient for the 7,300 mile flight. Upgrade work on the runway and apron are scheduled for completion in May and the airline will be going all out for its share of the Australian market-especially premium travellers who book into business and first class. The airline’s entry into SkyTeam alliance this week could also increase the airline’s local appeal.
Ethiopian Airlines the fastest growing airline of Ethiopia and the most profitable African Airline as well has announced the start of daily flights to London from 8th July 2014. Ethiopian started operations to London on 1st April 1973 and has provided uninterrupted service to and from the city for more than 40 years.
According to Ethiopian chief executive Tewolde Gebremarium, the airline is very happy to finally be able to offer daily services to and from London to its customers. Due to the airport congestion at London Heathrow, the airline was previously constrained to six weekly flights.
Now the customers to and from London can enjoy convenient and hassle-free daily connections with the state-of-art B787 aircraft, which offers the ultimate on-board comfort, reduced noise, the largest window in the sky, dimmable lights, high ceiling and higher cabin humidity. With daily services to and from London, daily services to and from 48 African destinations and very short connections through the airline’s main hub in Addis Ababa, the capital of country, the Ethiopian offers the shortest travel time to its valued customers whether they are travelling for business or leisure.
Ethiopian Airline is a global Pan-African carrier serving 79 international destinations across five continents with over 200 daily flights and using the latest technology aircraft such as B777s and B787s.
Air China the flag carrier of China and largest airline of the country has announced to launch a four-times weekly Beijing-Vienna-Barcelona service in May.
The carrier will commence operation on this route on May with flight on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Air China flight CA841 will take off from Bejing at 0210 and land in Vienna at 0610, before arriving in Barcelona at 0925.
The return leg CA842 will take-off from Barcelona at 1125, land in Vienna at 1325 and again in Beijing at 0555 the following day.
With the launch of Air China’s Beijing-Vienna-Barcelona service the passengers will be able to conveniently travel between East Asia and central and southern Europe, saving passengers from the trouble of having to make transfers.
Currently, the flag carrier of China operates more than 100 flights per week between China and Europe.
The airline has also announced to resume its Beijing to London Gatwick service from March 30.
Travellers flying between London and Austin, Texas will enjoy increased accessibility as British Airways has launched its inaugural flight between Austin, Texas and London, England.
The airline will operate this route using one of the newest aircraft in its fleet, a Boeing 787 with three class configuration; Club World (business class), World Traveller Plus (premium economy) and World Traveller (economy). The flights will be operational five days a week, increasing it to daily flights in May.
British Airways offers a great opportunity to travellers to explore business and leisure options in Austin and London. Both cities have great histories and brilliant arts and music scenes.
The nonstop flights between ABIA and Heathrow Airport are bound to take our cities to new levels for both business and vacation travellers.
With the launch of this service the airline is flying to its third destination in Texas as it is already serving Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth.
BMI regional, one of the major airlines in the UK has launched flights from Newcastle International to Brussels on Monday 3 March providing direct flight between the two cities. The airline is operating this route using a 49-seater Embraer jet aircraft twice daily Monday to Friday and on Sunday afternoons.
The launch of these flights will enable business and leisure travellers the opportunity to reach the Belgian capital in just 75 minutes.
The inaugural flights that touched down at Newcastle International Airport was welcomed by a guard of honour water salute from the Airport Fire Service. BMI regional CEO Cathal O’Connell also came on the first flight.
This is airlines’ first route from Newcastle International and the airline has expressed its pleasure on offering the only direct flight for travellers from the North East of England to Brussels.
The new services has been welcomed by both leisure and business travellers in the North East as it will offer them an opportunity to Belgium and explore its business and leisure opportunities.
With increased connectivity to Belgian capital the businesses can expand their businesses to Belgium and beyond.
Brussels is well known for its Grand Place – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – and other tourist attractions that are highly popular among travellers.
Ethiopian Airlines, one of the fastest growing airlines in Africa, has announced to start four weekly flights to Vienna, Austria from 2 June 2014.
Vienna is the political and the economic capital of Austria. The city is also a major diplomatic centre and home of several United Nations agencies.
With the launch of flights to Vienna Ethiopian will be flying to 80 international destinations across five continents. Vienna will be the 9th European city served by the airline.
As scheduled Ethiopians flight ET724 will depart Addis Ababa on Mon/Wed/Thu/Sat at 00:20 hours and land in Vienna at 06:10 hours. The return leg will depart Vienna on Mon/Wed/Thu/Sat at 23:10 hours and arrive in Addis Ababa at 07:05.
As Vienna is one of the most popular convention and conference centers in Europe the flights are expected to be well received by business travellers. Apart from fulfilling the travel needs the flights will also offer efficient connection between Africa and Central/Eastern Europe.
Qatar Airways has announced introduction of new routes. The airline has introduced three daily services to Sharjah International Airport and double-daily flights to Dubai World Central (DWC) Al Maktoum International Airport.
With the launch of these flights the total number of flights to UAE has risen to 26 flights a day that includes flights to Dubai International and Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Keeping in view the needs of business travellers the airline offers a flight QR1036 which departs Doha at 0815 and arrive Sharjah 1015. The return flights QR1037 departs Sharjah at 1115 and lands in Doha 1115. The other two flights operated early morning and late night.
The flight to Dubai World Central QR1028 departs Doha at 0600 and arrive DWC at 0810. The return flight QR1029 leaves DWC at 0910 and arrive Doha at 0915. Flight QR1034 departs Doha at 2030 and arrive DWC at 2240 while return flights QR1035 departs DWC at 2340 and arrives Doha at 2345.
The launch of new routes will provide increased options to leisure and business travellers.