London City shows their CotW certificate; Thai AirAsia turns nine; Leeds Bradford and British Airways celebrate the Chinese New Year; Erbil named the best emerging markets airport

London City was awarded with the Route of the Week last week together with CityJet and Nuremberg Airport.

Posing with London’s Canary Wharf in the background, Bernard Lavelle, London City Airport’s Sales Director, with the airport's anna.aero Route of the Week citation for CityJet's new Nuremberg service launched in late January.

Tony Hallwood, Leeds Bradford Airport’s Commercial Director, presented Man Chiu Leung of the Leeds Chinese Community Association with a traditional red letter gift to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Traditionally, the red colour of the envelope symbolises good luck and is supposed to ward off evil spirits. More recently, it’s been also known to give access to the airport’s Yorkshire Premier Lounge.

Erbil Airport was named the best airport in the under five million category at the Emerging Markets Airport Show in Dubai last week.

Erbil Airport, which achieved an impressive traffic growth of 53% in 2012, was named the best airport in the under five million category at the Emerging Markets Airport Show in Dubai last week. Receiving the award from Saif Al Suweidi, Director General of Civil Aviation, UAE, was the airport’s General Director, Talar Faiq.

Thai AirAsia’s ninth anniversary was market with the arrival of the airline’s first sharklet-equipped A320. The carrier, which now has a fleet of 28 Airbus-made aircraft, will continue the celebration throughout the year with a number of improvements, including free WiFi access for passengers at its Bangkok Don Mueang base. Tassapon Bijleveld, Thai AirAsia’s CEO, said: “The airline will work to add more flights to popular destinations such as Phuket, Chiang Mai and Hat Yai, as well as within China and throughout Indochina, all of which saw strong response to increased frequency in the year past.”


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