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EasyJet launches 8 new winter routes and thousands of holidays packages

EasyJet launches 8 new winter routes and thousands of holidays packages
  • easyJet has put eight new routes on sale today to Egypt, Finland, France and Switzerland
  • Announcement includes the addition of new routes to Rovaniemi, Finland, a family favourite for Christmas Lapland getaways and to the popular Egyptian resort of Hurghada
  • Seats are now on sale on easyJet.com and via the mobile app with fares starting from £22.99*
  • easyJet holidays packages available on six new routes, including thousands to Hurghada

EasyJet, the top airline in Europe, today announced the launch of eight new winter routes from eight UK airports. This means that passengers can choose from an even wider selection of places to enjoy this winter and book early to obtain the best pricing. EasyJet Holidays, the UK’s fastest-growing tour operator, has put brand-new packages on sale on six of the new routes, providing even more great holidays at unbelievable prices.

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EasyJet will begin offering winter flights from London Luton and Edinburgh to Rovaniemi, the entry point to Finnish Lapland, on December 9 and December 3, respectively. These flights will run twice a week throughout the winter. The new routes will complement the current ones from London Gatwick, Bristol, and Manchester, which are expected to be well-liked by families traveling to the renown Santa Claus residence this winter.

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Also launching this winter are four new routes from the UK to Egypt’s scuba diving hotspot Hurghada. The flight will launch from Liverpool twice a week starting 29 October, Glasgow twice a week starting 8 November and Belfast once a week starting 31 October, all operating year-round, as well as from Edinburgh twice a week starting 6 November throughout the winter season. easyJet is the number one carrier from the UK to both Egypt and North Africa, which continue to prove popular with UK holidaymakers for guaranteed winter sun, vast sandy beaches and world-renowned coral reefs.

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Additional winter city routes from Liverpool to Lyon and London Southend to Geneva also go on sale today, with easyJet holidays breaks available to both destinations. Starting from £22.99, you can now book flights on brand-new routes for this winter on easyJet.com and through the mobile app.

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IndiGo beats Southwest Airlines to Become world’s largest airline by market cap

Malaysia Airlines And IndiGo Sign MoU To Boost Tourism

India’s aviation giant, IndiGo, has soared to new heights, surpassing the renowned US-based Southwest Airlines to claim the title of the world’s third most valuable airline, as per Bloomberg data released on Wednesday.

The surge in IndiGo’s market capitalization, fueled by a remarkable 4.73% jump in its share price to Rs 3,806, catapulted its market value to $17.605 billion, edging past Southwest’s $17.333 billion market cap.

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IndiGo’s strategic plans for expansion further solidify its position in the global aviation landscape. With intentions to add 10 new destinations to its network in the fiscal year 2025, the airline anticipates a substantial increase in capacity and passenger growth, aiming for a gross addition of over one aircraft per week during the same period.

Such ambitious endeavors, coupled with a burgeoning demand for travel attributed to tourism and a stable oil price environment, have contributed to the surge in IndiGo’s stock prices. Analysts at InterGlobe Securities attribute indigo partners airlines upward trajectory to several factors, including the operational challenges faced by competitor Vistara and the burgeoning appetite for travel among Indian households.

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The rise in income has elevated air travel to a lifestyle staple, with leisure holidays becoming increasingly prevalent. indigo partners As the holiday season approaches, airports across the nation are bracing for heightened activity, promising sustained momentum for IndiGo in the months ahead.

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Air India Cabin Crew Voices Fabric Issues in new uniforms

Air India Cabin Crew Voices Fabric Issues in new uniforms

Air India’s much-anticipated cabin crew uniforms, designed by renowned fashion icon Manish Malhotra and unveiled with ceremony last December, have encountered a setback.

The airline’s cabin crew, who initially donned the stylish attire on the carrier’s A350 aircraft, have voiced grievances regarding the quality of the fabric. Reports suggest that concerns have arisen over issues such as fast-fading colors, casting a shadow over the otherwise celebrated launch of the new uniforms.

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Despite the initial excitement surrounding their debut, the practicality and durability of the fabric have come under scrutiny. In response to the feedback received from its cabin crew members, Air India is poised to address the fabric-related issues promptly. Sources indicate that the airline is gearing up to commence production for all cabin crew uniforms, ensuring that the concerns raised are duly taken into account.

An Air India spokesperson in a statement to PTI, confirming the forthcoming measures, stated that the production program for over 8,000 cabin crew members will kick off within a week’s time. The spokesperson reassured that steps are being taken to rectify the fabric issues and ensure that the new uniforms meet the expected standards of quality and durability.

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The new uniform will subsequently be distributed to the crew, aligned with the transition of Air India’s flagship A350 to long-haul international service in the coming months,” the spokesperson added.

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British Airways’ Speedbird Pilot Academy opens for new applications

British Airways’ Speedbird Pilot Academy opens for new applications

On Tuesday, April 16, 2024, the airline will start the application window for its fully financed Speedbird Pilot Academy cadet programme, which will run for second year. 

This comes after an extraordinary response to its first year intake, where more than 20,000 applications were received for just 100 places. Aiming to level the playing field and remove the previously prohibitive cost barrier of individuals having to pay for their own training, the Speedbird Pilot Academy initiative is part of the airline’s £7 billion investment across the business.

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Simon Cheadle, Director of Flight Operations at British Airways, stated: “We’re quite proud to be able to give more people access to a career in aviation through this programme.”

“We are glad to provide this opportunity to many talented individuals who simply need a little assistance to fulfil their dream of becoming a commercial airline pilot. We know this from the tremendous response and high calibre of applications we had in the first year of Speedbird Pilot Academy.

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“Our investment in this programme will help to ensure our future generation of pilots for years to come. We want to continue attracting the best flying talent.” Candidates will be able to apply for up to 100 places on the programme – that will see the approximate £100,000 cost of their training covered entirely by the airline – through the British Airways careers site from April 16, 2024.

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