Southwest celebrates 30 years in Las Vegas; easyJet reaches 50 million in Switzerland; Wizz Air 2 million at Brussels Charleroi; Chinese New Year comes to Helsinki

Cake of the Week: Southwest’s 30th anniversary
at Las Vegas

Celebrating that Southwest Airlines has served Las Vegas for 30 years with a spectacular cake were Clark County Director of Aviation Randall H. Walker, LVCVA Host Committee Chair Oscar B. Goodman, LVCVA President/CEO Rossi Ralenkotter and Southwest’s SVP Procurement Daryl Krause.

Celebrating that Southwest Airlines has served Las Vegas for 30 years with a spectacular cake were Clark County Director of Aviation Randall H. Walker, LVCVA Host Committee Chair Oscar B. Goodman, LVCVA President/CEO Rossi Ralenkotter and Southwest’s SVP Procurement Daryl Krause. In 1982, McCarran International Airport became Southwest’s 15th airport. Randall H. Walker, Clark County Director of Aviation, said: “Last year, nearly 16 million travellers came to Las Vegas by way of Southwest Airlines. That’s nearly 40 percent of McCarran’s overall passenger traffic.”

easyJet reaches 50 million in Switzerland

easyJet celebrated reaching 50 million passengers in Switzerland with a special celebratory flight carrying 50 lucky winners of a contest that took place in December. Carlo Crisci, a 2* Michelin chef, prepared an exclusive meal, former runner up to Miss Switzerland Xenia Tchoumitcheva welcomed passengers on board and Bastian Baker performed a concert. For video coverage from the flight, see:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcSmLlDH_sY  (in French)

Wizz Air celebrates 2 million at Brussels Charleroi

Cutting the cake to celebrate Wizz Air reaching two million passengers at Brussels South Charleroi Airport were Mélissa Milioto, the airport’s PR & Communication Executive; Balazs Varro, Wizz Air’s Corporate Communication Manager; and David Gering, CRL’s Commercial Director Aviation, PR & Communication.

Cutting the cake to celebrate Wizz Air reaching two million passengers at Brussels South Charleroi Airport were Mélissa Milioto, the airport’s PR & Communication Executive; Balazs Varro, Wizz Air’s Corporate Communication Manager; and David Gering, CRL’s Commercial Director Aviation, PR & Communication. Varro and Gering then greeted the lucky passenger, Gabriela Goghianu arriving from Bucharest.

Helsinki and Finnair celebrate Chinese New Year

Helsinki Airport and Finnair celebrates the Chinese New Year between 23 January and 9 February with dragon dance performances, Chinese live music, food etc. In addition to Finnair’s existing services to Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, the airline will launch flights to Chongqing later this year.


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