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Holiday messages from the airlines, our warmest wishes to our readers

It is a different environment out there these days for the airlines. They have to compete on many levels of service and also now in the growing social media to grab the attention of the potential customers. This includes the new and growing art of producing top-viewing videos to convey their messages including holiday greetings. Any airline which fails to recognize this new trend and operate creatively in this new venue will be left behind.

Since we like to report on new trends in air transportation, our intent with this sampling is to show you some of the best holiday messages this year being produced by the airlines. If you know of any good holiday airline messages that we missed please send us the link and we will add it to this list.

Christmas Elves

Air New Zealand has been at the cutting edge of this new media. Their videos get some of the top scores and visits. Here is their short holiday message:

Delta brought out their “Cheer Cart” for the holidays:

And a special holiday safety video:

WestJet had a big media splash this season and took a great leap forward with three blockbuster Christmas videos including one that granted its passenger’s wishes at bag claim:

Christmas Happy Holiday

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our loyal readers, contributors and supporters the best in holiday greetings and wishes. Thank you for your readership, friendship, contributions and support of our AG products and our advertisers.

Christmas Candles #1

Copyright Photo: Arnd Wolf/AirlinersGallery.com. Airberlin has had a Christmas tradition of painting one of its aircraft in a special holiday livery. This year the theme is “Flying home for the holidays” and it features candles at each window on the pictured Boeing 737-86J D-ABMS (msn 37782). The affect is also different at night where the cabin light illuminates each candle at each window.

Christmas Gingerbread

Airberlin issues a statement concerning the new delayed opening of the new Berlin Bradenburg Airport (BER)

Airberlin (airberlin.com) (Berlin) has issued the following statement concerning the new delay for the opening of the new Berlin airport:

“Airberlin is disappointed about the latest postponement of the opening date for the new airport Berlin-Brandenburg BER. This will have an adverse effect on all passengers and on airlines. Airberlin has already insisted many times on receiving a reliable opening date which can therefore be planned around. A renewed postponement means that the unsatisfactory situation for all passengers will continue.

Because of the latest postponement, Airberlin expects the airport company to do everything possible in Tegel to achieve an even better standard. Airberlin itself incurs considerable expense in passenger control for the rising numbers at the old airport and will continue to do everything to keep the effects on our passengers to a minimum. The additional service staff will also be available to Airberlin passengers in Tegel in the future, and ensure that the process runs as smoothly as possible.

Airberlin continues to place great emphasis on BER. As the market leader in the German capital, airberlin intends to expand its position, grow continuously and further build up the hub with international long-haul flights.”

In other news, Airberlin has appointed a new CEO. As of January 7, 2013, Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, 56, will take over the post of Chief Executive Officer of Air Berlin PLC from Hartmut Mehdorn, who has been in the position on a transitional basis since September 1, 2011. At the same time Prock-Schauer will become an Executive Director on the Board of Directors of Air Berlin PLC. Hartmut Mehdorn will remain a member of the Board.

Copyright Photo: Gunter Mayer. Boeing 737-86J D-ABMJ (msn 36872) was the 2012 “Flying home for Christmas” Santa Claus logojet. The airliner is pictured resting overnight at Nuremberg.

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