Thursday, 3 January 2013

Germanwings receives Airbus A319s in new livery ©

Image: Germanwings 

Cologne-based Germanwings has received two Airbus A319s in new livery following painting of D-AGWS (24th December) and D-AGWT (19th December) by Eirtech Aviation Ltd in Shannon Airport. The new 'Germanwings' as of the 1st of January 2013 includes Lufthansa's decentralized European routes not operating from it's Frankfurt or Munich hubs.

As of from 1st July 2013 'new Germanwings' will be officially launched with the aim to be 'smart, dynamic and innovative service' rolling out a completely new brand and product concept allowing passengers to fly 'à la carte' according to their individual needs.

The new product concept ranges from budget, no-frills travel to a more refined passenger experience with more advantages and extra services, the new fare structure has three brackets 'Best' , 'Smart' and 'Basic' with differing services provided in each bracket  (Airmiles, Baggage, Catering, Seating Options and Flexibility). The airline plans to develop its mobile booking and information systems to sell directly to the consumer with lead-in fares starting at €33 one-way.

Germanwings operates a fleet of 32 Airbus A319s and will acquire 29 A319s and A320s from Lufthansa and assumes fleet management of Eurowings 23 Bombardier CRJ900s.

Germanwings operates a seasonal summer service on Cologne-Dublin route operating four times weekly from Sunday 31st March to 26th October 2013, also the New Germanwings presentation (6th December 2012) identifies Ireland West Airport Knock as an destination.

                                             

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Ryanair adds new routes from Gothenburg ©


                                                     
Ryanair announced its adding fou new routes from Gothenburg for Summer 2013 from bases in Malta, Trapani and Zadar from 31st March operating twice week and in addition to Krakow from 2nd April operating three times weekly operating a total 18 routes, while ceasing its winter route to Brussels Charleroi
route on 1st April.

Ryanair Nordic Sales and Marketing manager Elina Hakkarainen said "Ryanair is delighted to announce three new routes from Gothenburg. The new routes to Malta, Trapani, Zadar and Krakow gives our passengers from Gothenburg and the surrounding areas an even greater choice when planning their holidays next summer.

These four new routes will provide an additional 100,000 passengers to Gothenburg and create up to 100 jobs in the tourism sector in the Gothenburg region. It underlines Ryanair's commitment to invest in Gothenburg".

Gothenburg the second largest city in Sweden by population and the fifth-largest in the Nordic countries. Situated on the west coast of Sweden, the city proper has a population of 524,767. Göteborg City Airport is located 5.8 miles from the center of Gothenburg on the island of Hisingen, Bohuslän, Sweden. It is located within the borders of Gothenburg Municipality.

                                         

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