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Iberia to launch a new route from Madrid to Cairo

Iberia Airbus A319-111 EC-JVE (msn 2843) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 946929.

Iberia has made this announcement:

Pending approval by authorities, Iberia will launch a new route from Madrid to Cairo on March 2, 2020.

Photo: Iberia.

The Spanish carrier will operate four weekly flights with an A319 aircraft which can accommodate up to 141 customers, distributed in Business and Economy cabins. Iberia will be offering more than 1,100 seats each week in this route.

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The flight schedule will allow Iberia customers flying from Egypt to continue their trip via Madrid Airport to other 21 destinations in Spain such as Bilbao, Valencia, Seville, Malaga or Alicante, or Porto in Portugal. They will also be able to fly to 25 cities in the U.S. and Latin America.

Cairo will become Iberia’s seventh destination in the African continent, where it also serves Casablanca, Tangiers and Marrakech in Morocco; Algiers and Oran in Algeria, as well as Dakar in Senegal.

Top Copyright Photo: Iberia Airbus A319-111 EC-JVE (msn 2843) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 946929.

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Germania Flug of Switzerland becomes Chair Airlines

Germania Flug of Switzerland has announced it has become Chair Airlines (stylized as “chair”). The Germania brand has been tarnished since the demise of the original Germania of Germany.

The company describes its new brand:

Chair Airlines – Switzerland’s Freshest Airline

A company needs a strong foundation. A chair has stable legs‚ a load-bearing seat‚ and a strong backrest to support you – and as an airline‚ we offer you a place to sit back‚ dream‚ and fly away. With our roots in Switzerland and our feet firmly on the ground‚ we stay true to ourselves while still adapting to changes in market conditions. Our key characteristics are professionalism coupled with the freshness of a new airline: clear and simple‚ reliable and safe‚ dynamic and flexible‚ friendly and attentive‚ honest and approachable.

Fleet and Business Areas

Chair Airlines operates a fleet of three Airbus A319 aircraft with 150 economy class seats each at Zurich Airport. The average age of the aircraft is ten years.

As a charter airline‚ we offer our passengers flight connections for beach holidays in warm-water destinations and short city trips. We also build bridges‚ connecting passengers living in Switzerland with their homeland. Chair Airlines is a reliable partner for special flights and ad-hoc charter flights‚ for example for sports clubs‚ special events‚ and companies.

Trusting partnerships with tour operators and travel agencies form the basis of our business concept. Furthermore‚ our close collaboration with tourist information offices enables us to move with the times and recognize travelers’ needs.

On the Go Together

At Chair Airlines‚ people take center stage in everything we do – our passengers‚ our more than 150 employees‚ and our partners. Our experienced pilots and professional flight attendants on board and our highly qualified administration team on the ground ensure that our passengers can enjoy safe‚ smooth flights and make their flight experience as pleasant as possible. Chair Airlines stands for respect and fairness‚ and COOPERATION is a matter of huge importance to us.

All images by the airline.

Facts and Figures
Foundation June 2019
Board of Directors Shpend Ibrahimi (Chairman)‚ Urs A. Pelizzoni (Member)
Management Tobias Somandin (CEO)‚ Urs A. Pelizzoni (CCO)‚ Shpend Ibrahimi (CIO)‚ Anri Fontanive (CFO)
Fleet three 150-seater Airbus A319 aircraft
Number of employees
150

Chair Airlines is born on June 11, 2019

Above Copyright Photo: Chair Airlines Airbus A319-111 HB-JOH (msn 3589) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 946682.

Germania Flug is considering a name change

Germania (Switzerland) (Germania.ch) Airbus A319-111 HB-JOH (msn 3589) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 946307.

Germania Flug AG, headquartered in Glattbrugg near Zurich, was founded in August 2014.

Germania Flug AG of Switzerland operates three A319s with 150 seats each.

In addition to the most popular destinations on the Mediterranean, Germania Flug AG flies to Beirut and other cities off the beaten track.

Germania Flug was not affected by the bankruptcy of its German shareholder, Germania, in February 2019. The Germania shares were sold to Albex Aviation, which also owns Air Prishtina.

Germania Flug continues to fly under the Germania brand.

To avoid any confusion or association with the grounded German airline, the Swiss airline is now considering a name change and has registered the name “CH Air”. No official announcement has yet been made.

Copyright Photo: Germania (Switzerland) (Germania.ch) Airbus A319-111 HB-JOH (msn 3589) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 946307.

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Allegiant announces a new base in Savannah

Allegiant Air Airbus A319-111 N317NV (msn 2477) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 944029.

Allegiant Travel Company today (April 3) announced plans to establish a two-aircraft base at Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport in Savannah, Georgia.

Allegiant began operating at Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport in 2015 and with today’s announcement now offers 15 nonstop routes – to Albany, Niagara Falls and Newark in the New York region; Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Indianapolis, Indiana; Louisville, Kentucky; Nashville, Tennessee; Pittsburgh and Allentown, Pennsylvania; Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Providence, Rhode Island and Baltimore, Maryland.

Allegiant currently carries more than 240,000 annual passengers through Savannah.

Savannah will become the airline’s 17th aircraft base, which will allow Allegiant to expand its service to and from the city, offer more new nonstop routes in the future.

Top Copyright Photo: Allegiant Air Airbus A319-111 N317NV (msn 2477) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 944029.

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Volotea grows by 36% in 2018

Volotea Airbus A319-111 EC-MTB (msn 1684) TLS (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 943839.

Volotea, the airline of mid and small‐sized European cities, has carried 6.57 million passengers in 2018, up 36% in comparison to 4.82 million in 2017. The airline will operate in 83 airports which will be connected with 319 routes, 41 of them new destinations.

This increase in passengers has been achieved all across its network and in the 13 countries in which Volotea operates. Traffic in all its bases enjoyed a significant growth in passengers in 2018: Toulouse (37%), Verona (36%), Palermo (32%), Bordeaux (29%), Genoa (28%), Nantes (24%), Asturias (15%), Venice (14%) and Strasbourg (13%). The three new bases opened during the year have achieved a significant boost in passenger numbers: Athens (204%), Bilbao (161%) and Marseille (77%).

Volotea operated a total of 53,400 flights in 2018 in comparison to 44,500 in 2017, becoming one of the fastest growing large LCC airlines in Europe. The airline has been growing year-on-year in passengers and operations. Volotea celebrated twenty million passengers in October 2018.

“After these first seven years of operations, we are very proud of Volotea’s development. Volotea links already more than eighty mid-sized cities in Europe, as Bordeaux, Nantes, Venice or Bilbao, that were clearly dependent on connections through hubs. The 6.5 million passengers carried last year, our 1,200 employees in 2019, and the solid and continued growth in operations and fleet  (evolving towards a complete Airbus 319 fleet) are the best evidence of our strong development” Carlos Muñoz, Founder and CEO of Volotea stated.

In 2019, additional 41 new routes will be launched and available for sale for Volotea to increase its network up to 319 routes connecting with direct flights 83 European mid and small-sized cities in 13 countries. Volotea is also ranked among the top airlines in the world opening more routes.

Volotea will continue increasing its operations this year, expecting more than 7.5m passengers. For these purposes, four new aircraft Airbus A319 are being received, increasing its fleet up to 34 units.

Additionally, Cagliari (Sardinia) have been announced to become the new Volotea base this year. Aircraft will start being based in this airport in May to boost operations with an enhanced tailor-made offer of additional seats and new destinations.

Among its headquarters and its twelve bases, more than 200 new positions will be open for recruitment for Volotea to capitalize in its continuous growth in operations in 2018.

In 2019, Volotea is opening 41 new routes to serve a lineup of 319 routes, operating flights to more than 80 mid and small-sized European cities in 13 countries: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Portugal, Malta, Austria, Ireland, Luxembourg and Morocco. The airline expects to carry more than 7.5 million passengers in 2019.

Volotea has currently twelve bases: Venice, Nantes, Bordeaux, Palermo, Strasbourg, Asturias, Verona, Toulouse, Genoa, Bilbao, Marseille and Athens. These last three have been inaugurated in 2018. Volotea will inaugurate a new base in Cagliari in 2019.

Volotea has employed over 1,000 people in summer 2018 capitalizing in its activity growth. In 2019, 200 new positions will be created.

In 2019, Volotea operates its network with 34 aircraft, Boeing 717s and Airbus A319s. Both models are recognized for their comfort and reliability, with Volotea offering reclining seats which are 5% wider than the average in airlines.

The Airbus A319 is the aircraft model selected for its future growth and will allow the company to increase its passenger capacity by 25% to 156 seats and to serve longer routes.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Volotea Airbus A319-111 EC-MTB (msn 1684) TLS (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 943839.

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Allegiant Air announces a new aircraft base in Grand Rapids, MI

Allegiant Air Airbus A319-111 N312NV (msn 2289) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 945204.

Allegiant Air has announced plans to establish a two-aircraft base at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Allegiant’s growth plans in the state include creating at least 66 new, high-wage jobs.  As part of today’s presentation, the company also announced service to two new cities – Nashville, Tennesseeand Savannah, Georgia.

Today, Allegiant serves 11 nonstop routes from the state of Michigan, including flights from Grand Rapids and Flint.

New seasonal service from Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) announced today includes:

Nashville, Tennessee via Nashville International Airport (BNA) – beginning June 6, 2019 Savannah, Georgia via Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) – beginning June 7, 2019

Allegiant began operating at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in 2009 and with today’s announcement now offers nine nonstop routes – to Las Vegas; Mesa, Arizona; to five cities in Florida: St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Punta Gorda, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Sanford and Sarasota/Bradenton; and seasonal service to Nashville and Savannah beginning in June.

Allegiant currently carries more than 300,000 annual passengers through Grand Rapids.

Grand Rapids will become the airline’s 16th aircraft base, which will allow Allegiant to expand its service to and from the city, offer more new nonstop routes in the future, and further connect Grand Rapids businesses, residents and visitors to destinations around the world.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Allegiant Air Airbus A319-111 N312NV (msn 2289) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 945204.

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Allegiant to add 9 new routes from Sarasota/Bradenton

Allegiant Air Airbus A319-111 N317NV (msn 2477) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 944028.

Allegiant Air is adding 9 new routes from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport for this winter/spring season.

Allegiant Air is also adding a new nonstop seasonal service between Louisville (Louisville International Airport – SDF) and New Orleans (Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport).

Starting on February 22, 2019 Sarasota-Bradenton passengers will be able to fly nonstop to Asheville, North Carolina, and Baltimore, Maryland.

Starting in April, 2019, the carrier will offer twice-weekly nonstop service to Syracuse, New York; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Richmond, Virginia; Columbus, Ohio; Cleveland, Ohio; Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Nashville, Tennessee.

Top Copyright Photo: Allegiant Air Airbus A319-111 N317NV (msn 2477) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 944028.

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