Airline News - Europe.


Jan 28, 2008

Air France KLM, Alitalia

Air France KLM would also look to introduce features such as flatbed seats to bring Alitalia's fleet up to scratch to attract business travelers, he said. Jan 22, 2008

Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines will increase daily Vienna-Dubai service to 13-times-weekly beginning Nov. 13. Currently operated with a 737, the route eventually will be operated by A320s with 24 Business Sleeper seats. Jan 27, 2008


Bmi will launch a second daily London Heathrow-Moscow Domodedovo flight on March 30 with an A320. Jan 21, 2008

British Airways, OpenSkies

British Airways' new carrier, OpenSkies, is due to start daily flights from New York to Brussels and Paris in June, taking advantage of the "open skies" pact that becomes effective in March. (The pact allows any American or European airline to fly between any European city and any U.S. city.) OpenSkies flights will be operated by narrow-body Boeing 757s with winglets for longer range. The aircraft will carry up to 82 passengers in three cabins: business, premium economy and economy. There was industry speculation that OpenSkies (until now known as Project Lauren) would be a business-class-only airline designed to compete with the likes of Silverjet, Eos, and L'Avion. With 52 premium seats in a narrow-body plane, OpenSkies is clearly a way to reach a similar niche market; evoking the comfort and intimacy of the Boeing 707s and Douglas DC8s of the mid-1960s, in the days before business class was invented. Look out for more OpenSkies services between New York and Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Madrid and Milan by the end of next year. Jan 24, 2008

Centre-Avia Airlines

Centre-Avia Airlines launched five-times-weekly Moscow Domodedovo-Nizhniy Novgorod aboard a Yak-40. Jan 27, 2008

CSA Czech Airlines, Korean Air

CSA Czech Airlines will expand its codeshare with Korean Air to cover flights from Prague to Bratislava, Zilina, Ostrava and Budapest and negotiations are ongoing concerning Korean Air flights to Japan. Korean Air currently puts its code on CSA flights to 13 destinations in Western Europe. Jan 27, 2008

Lufthansa CityLine

Lufthansa will launch twice-daily Frankfurt-Bergen service on March 30 aboard a Lufthansa CityLine Bombardier CRJ700. The airline will operate a twice-weekly Hamburg-Bergen service during the summer schedule. Jan 21, 2008

SAS Scandinavian

SAS Scandinavian adds extra daily flight between London Heathrow and Copenhagen between the March 31 and October 24...

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