Friday, 14 December 2012

Ryanair announces Krakow as 53rd European Base ©


                                                     
Ryanair announced Krakow as its 53rd European Base and 2nd Polish base from April 2013 with two-base aircraft launching four new routes to Dortmund, Gothenburg, Manchester and Kos and will increase frequencies on routes to East Midlands,Oslo-Rygge and Rome Ciampino to operate a total of 31 routes.

The airline will operate 224 weekly flights up 16% and carry 1.6 million passengers from the base up 16%.
Ryanair Deputy CEO Michael Cawley said “Ryanair is delighted to announce Krakow as our 53rd base (and our second in Poland ) and to unveil 4 new routes (31 in total) to/from Dortmund, Gothenburg, Manchester and Kos, beginning in April, as part of our summer 2013 schedule".

The airline launched Dublin Airport to Krakow route back in April 2006 ,which currently operates five times weekly using a Dublin-Based aircraft and from Sunday 31st March 2013 the route will operate daily with a Krakow-Based aircraft and Cork Airport to Krakow three times weekly.

                                   

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Ryanair announces Wroclaw expansion ©


                                                     
Ryanair announced its adding a second Boeing 737-800 at Wroclaw for Summer 2013 launching a new route to Zadar on Tuesday and Saturdays ,and is to increase frequencies on routes to East Midlands, Glasgow Prestwick, London Stansted operating a total of 23 routes with a 130 weekly flights up 8% and plans to carry 850,000 passengers from the base up 10%.

Ryanair operates Cork Airport to Wroclaw three times weekly and Dublin Airport to Wroclaw five times weekly using a Dublin based aircraft and from April 2013 the route will be operated by a Wroclaw based aircraft and Shannon Airport to Wroclaw twice weekly.

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Aer Lingus to roll out high-speed Wi-Fi in 2013 ©


                                                     
Aer Lingus announced it is to provide customers with high-speed Wi-Fi on it's short-Haul Airbus A320 Family aircraft  from mid next year aftering signing a letter of intent with LiveTV, a wholly owned subsidiary of jetBlue Airways to offer customers the fastest and most advanced airborne Internet access.

The letter of intent with LiveTV provides the framework for a definitive agreement to be negotiated with LiveTV and Aer Lingus becomes the European launch customer for the Ka-band product.  The first aircraft to be fitted with the Internet capability is expected to launch mid-2013 and will provide services via the KA-SAT satellite operated by Eutelsat Communications that offers high-speed Internet access throughout Europe.

Aer Lingus Chief Commercial Officer Stephen Kavanagh said  “We have been investigating ways to bring in-cabin connectivity to our customers for quite some time. We believe we have secured the best product in terms of speed, capacity and value for money. This initiative is in direct response to customer feedback, from business and leisure customers alike. Having direct access to in-cabin wi-fi is top of our customers’ wish-lists. We look forward to enhancing our customers’ experience and working for many years to come with LiveTV and Eutelsat.”

LiveTV President Glenn Latta said "The decision by Ireland’s national carrier to select LiveTV’s Ka-band system validates that airlines are ready to skip first-generation technologies and go straight to Ka-band, the most advanced services for true At Home in the Air broadband".

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