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Ryanair announces new Stuttgart and Dusseldorf flights from July 1

Ryanair has announced 26 routes from Dusseldorf and Stuttgart starting on July 1, 2020.

Sunshine holidays including Croatia, Greece, Italy, Montenegro & Spain

City breaks including Barcelona, Bologna, Copenhagen & Naples

Business routes including Dublin, Milan & London

Speaking today, Ryanair CEO Eddie Wilson said:

Ryanair is delighted to offer its low, low fares from Dusseldorf and Stuttgart on 26 routes, including brand new routes from Dusseldorf to Barcelona, Dublin and London and from Stuttgart to Barcelona.  Ryanair will be pleased to accommodate all Lauda passengers who have booked on these routes which will be operated on wet lease basis by Lauda A320 aircraft until the end of the summer.”

Note: Lauda, a Ryanair Group airline, will no longer offer scheduled services in its own name from Stuttgart and Dusseldorf.

In other news, Ryanair has also announced it will restore over 20 routes to/from Romania commencing on July 1, 2020, as part of Ryanair’s summer 2020 schedule.

Finally, Ryanair has also announced it will restore almost 200 routes to/from Poland commencing on July 1, 2020.

Qatar Airways states it believes its has become the largest passenger and cargo airline despite the blockade and COVID-19

Qatar Airways continues to succeed demonstrating the airline’s strength and resilience despite the illegal blockade imposed by neighboring countries on June 5, 2017.

The airline’s share of the passenger and air cargo market has grown significantly over the past three months. The airline’s ability to not only continue operating but also expand to more than 30 new destinations despite the challenges of the illegal blockade set the building blocks for it to be able to continue operating a robust and agile schedule throughout this crisis.

While other airlines in the region stopped services during the crisis, Qatar Airways has continued to operate a significant schedule operating over 15,000 flights to take over 1.8 million people home. The airline’s cargo division has prioritized medical and aid shipments working closely with governments and NGOs to transport over 200,000 tonnes of essential supplies to impacted regions.

All images by the airline.

Qatar Airways aircraft photo gallery:

airBaltic to resume flights from Tallinn to Malaga in July

airBaltic has announced plans to resume direct flights from Tallinn to Malaga on July 6.

Currently airBaltic already performs nonstop flights from Tallinn to Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Oslo, Paris, Riga, Vienna and Vilnius.

In addition, between June 15 and July 7, airBaltic will resume flights from Riga to Dubrovnik, Rijeka and Split in Croatia, Barcelona in Spain, Nice in France, Larnaca in Cyprus as well as Rome, Catania and Milan in Italy and other destinations.

airBaltic aircraft photo gallery:

Eastern Airlines paints its first aircraft in the new livery

Eastern Airlines (3rd) has painted Boeing 767-238 ER N602KW (msn 23306, ex N250MY) in the new livery and announced the event on social media:

“This may not be the official unveiling we planned for our newly designed livery, but thanks to the amazing men and women working hard to help us bring stranded Americans home, we can share a sneak peak with you.”

The aircraft was ferried to Miami on April 17, 2020 after repainting.

About the design:

The Guardian: Physical distancing will end era of cheap air travel, industry warns

Is this the end of cheap air travel? IATA says airlines will have to raise prices 50% or go bust if COVID-19 rules are enforced according to this report by the Guardian:

“The days of cheap air travel will be over if airlines are forced to introduce physical distancing measures on planes because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the industry has warned.”

Read the full report.

Emirates adds three flights to Manila next week to help Filipinos in the UAE get home

Emirates has made this announcement:

To help more Filipinos in the UAE get home, Emirates plans to operate three more flights from Dubai to Manila next week, on April 20, 22 and 24. This follows the successful operation of two flights to Manila this week which have already brought many Filipino residents and visitors home.

Only citizens of the Philippines and those who meet the entry requirements of the destination will be allowed to board. Passengers will be required to comply with all requirements of the destination country.

Similar to other repatriation flights that Emirates has operated thus far, for health and safety reasons, the airline will offer a modified inflight service that reduces contact, and the risk of infection. More information is available on emirates.com.

Passengers will be required to apply social distancing guidelines during their journey and wear their own masks when at the airport and on board the aircraft.  Travellers should arrive at Dubai International airport Terminal 3 for check-in, three hours before departure. Emirates’ check-in counters will only process passengers holding confirmed bookings.