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Volotea to establish a new Lyon base with 10 new routes

Volotea Airbus A319-112 EC-NBD (msn 1901) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 948412.

Volotea continues its development in Lyon Airport, its new base, and launches 10 new routes: Athens, Bilbao, Bari, Caen, Corfu, Faro, Heraklion, Malaga, Santorini and Venice. The airline offers more than 300,000 seats for 18 destinations.

Since Volotea started its operations in Lyon in April 2018, has carried 152,600 passengers. Volotea will open its sixth base in France during spring of 2020. To support the operations, an Airbus A319 will be based at the airport, so the airline will create 25 local jobs for the operations.

This new base will allow Volotea to continue its growth in Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport. Volotea offers more than 300,000 seats in 2020, up 142% year-on-year.

In 2020, Volotea will offer 18 destinations, 10 out of which are new and 6 are exclusive:

– Venice, from October 14, 2019, with 4 flights per week and 26,600 seats.

– Bilbao, from April 6, 2020 – exclusive route – Mondays and Fridays, with 16,200 seats.

– Malaga, from April 13, 2020, Mondays and Fridays, with 17,300 seats.

– Bari, from April 13, 2020, – exclusive route – Mondays and Thursdays, and 17,600 seats.

– Athens, from April 13, 2020, Wednesdays and Saturdays, with 17,600 seats.

– Faro, from April 13, 2020, Mondays and Thursdays, with 18,000 seats.

– Caen, from April 6, 2020, Mondays and Fridays, with 18,000 seats.

– Corfu, from April 13, 2020, Sundays (from April to June) and Tuesdays and Sundays (from July to August), with 11,400 seats.

– Heraklion, from April 13, 2020, Saturdays, with 9,000 seats.

– Santorini, from April 20, 2020 – exclusive route- Wednesdays with 8,600 seats.

In 2020, Volotea will offer from Lyon a total of 18 destinations: Caen, Alicante, Athens, Bari, Bilbao, Cagliari, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Faro, Heraklion, Malaga, Majorca, Palermo, Prague, Santorini, Split, Valencia and Venice.

Top Copyright Photo: Volotea Airbus A319-112 EC-NBD (msn 1901) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 948412.

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Finnair opens new route to Lyon, adds long-haul frequencies to Osaka, Hong Kong, Delhi and Phuket

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Finnair has announced the opening of a new winter route to Lyon, France, for the 2018/2019 winter season. Known for its gastronomy, historical landmarks and its proximity to the French Alps, Lyon is the second largest metropolitan area in France. As of December 11, 2018 Finnair will fly two weekly flights to Lyon from its Helsinki hub with an Embraer E190 aircraft. Operating on Tuesdays and Saturdays, the flights will offer smooth connections to Finnair’s Asian network.

Continuing with its growth strategy, Finnair is receiving its twelfth Airbus A350-900 aircraft in 2018 and will be adding several frequencies to its popular long-haul destinations. Finnair’s route to Osaka will now become daily during the winter season with two additional frequencies on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Two additional frequencies will also be added to the Hong Kong route on Fridays and Sundays, for a total of 12 weekly frequencies. Finnair’s route to Delhi will become a daily destination during the winter season with the addition of a flight on Wednesdays and a fourth weekly frequency will also be added to the Phuket route on Mondays starting as of December 10. In addition, the schedule for Finnair’s flight to Miami will be modified so it better coincides with Finnair’s other North American departures and its connecting flights to Europe.

Additional short-haul frequencies will also be added to popular Finnair destinations in Europe during the winter season. An additional weekly frequency will be added to Malaga, Funchal and Tenerife, two weekly frequencies will be added to both Rome and Gran Canaria and a daily flight on weekdays will be added to Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland. Furthermore, Finnair will continue its non-stop flights to Lapland from London Gatwick, Paris and Zurich.

Finnair will also be extending the operating period on some of its existing routes. Malta and Antalya will now continue operating from the 2018 summer season until December 9. The routes to Edinburgh and Alanya-Gazipasa will also be extended for the winter, making them new year-round destinations for Finnair.

Copyright Photo: Finnair Airbus A350-941 OH-LWE (msn 023) (Happy Holidays) BKK (Michael B. Ing). Image: 940560.

 

Monarch to add five winter routes from London Gatwick and Manchester

Monarch Airlines (London-Luton) will add five winter routes starting in December from London (Gatwick) and Manchester. From LGW, the carrier will add seasonal service to Innsbruck (December 5), Geneva (December 12) and Salzburg (December 19). From MAN, the airline will add Geneva (December 19) and Lyon (December 20) with Airbus A320s and A321s per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Terry Wade/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A321-231 G-OZBT (msn 3546) completes its final approach to the runway at London (Gatwick).

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easyJet to add six new routes from Amsterdam

easyJet (London-Luton) is expanding again at Amsterdam. The low-fare carrier will add six routes from AMS for the winter season according to Airline Route: Grenoble (December 12, weekly), Lyon (December 17, four weekly flights), Milan (Linate) (October 27, six weekly flights), Salzburg (December 18, three weekly flights) Tel Aviv (October 26, four weekly flights) and Tenerife Sur (December 15, twice-weely).

In other news, the company will add four new routes from Lyon in December 2015. Besides Amsterdam, the airline will add new service from Lyon to Belfast (International), Southend and Naples per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-111 G-EZFD (msn 3810) taxies at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) in the new 2015 livery.

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Air Canada rouge is coming to London Gatwick, Air Canada will also add Lyon, France

Air Canada (Montreal) today further expanded its global network with the announcement of new nonstop services to Lyon, France and London’s Gatwick Airport beginning in the summer of 2016.

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Air Canada rouge (Toronto) will operate the seasonal service between Toronto (Pearson) and London’s Gatwick Airport which will complement AC’s extensive operation at London Heathrow Airport.

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Air Canada service between Montreal (Trudeau) and Lyon will begin on June 16, 2016 and operate up to five-times weekly with an Airbus A330-300 aircraft with 37 International Business Class lie-flat suites and 228 Economy class seats.

Air Canada rouge’s summer seasonal service betweenToronto and London-Gatwick will begin on May 19, 2016 and operate up to seven-times weekly with a Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft with 24 Premium rouge seats and 256 rouge seats.

In other news, Air Canada received confirmation by Unifor, representing the airline’s approximately 4,000 Customer Service and Sales Agents, that its members have ratified an agreement on a new collective agreement for five years.

The agreement has also been approved by the Air Canada Board of Directors.

Copyright Photo: Gilbert Hechema/AirlinersGallery.com. Air Canada will bring its leisure rouge brand to Gatwick Airport. Air Canada rouge Boeing 767-33A ER C-GHPN (msn 33424) departs from Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL).

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