Last week saw Mahan Air win the anna.aero Route of the Week Prize for the airline’s second route to China. Proudly posing for a commemorative picture were Fariba Bayati, Route Development Manager; and Hossein Hosseini, the airline’s Director Marketing and Route Development (both in the middle), together with their route development team.
Joint winners of Euro ANNIEs 2013 for airport with the most new carriers, Warsaw Airport’s Karolina Pierscionek, Aeronautical Services Sales Development and Analyses Section Manager; Piotr Nalej, Commercial Bureau Director; and Anna Zebrowska-Dreger, Aeronautical Services Sales Division Manager; forwarded us a picture showcasing their certificate.
London City Airport’s Jeremy Probert, Corporate Communications Director; and Robert Campbell-Smith, CityJet’s Avro fleet Base Captain, celebrated the return of twice-weekly flights to Toulon and weekly flights to Avignon in southern France for the summer season.
Barcelona Airport and American Airlines marked the fifth anniversary of the route to New York JFK with a cake. The US carrier currently flies to Miami and New York offering daily flights during the summer season. Posing for the picture were American Airlines’ Nieves Rodríguez (first right); flight crew members; the airport’s representatives and members of the Barcelona Air Route Development Committee.
Almost a million passengers were carried by US Airways between Dublin and the US cities of Philadelphia (launched May 2003) and Charlotte (launched May 2011) in the last ten years. Celebrating the 10th anniversary of successful cooperation in Dublin were the airline’s Sandra Alford, supervisor; Margaret Skinner, Regional Sales Manager UK and Ireland; Cormac O’Connell, DAA’s Head of Aviation Business Development; Eric Mathieu, US Airways’ MD International Sales; Fiona Ryan, US Airways’ Account Manager; and Christine McAteer, US Airways’ Station Manager.
Izmir Airport, operated by TAV Airports, marked the launch of nonstop services to the Ukrainian capital with a special cake served in the terminal. The service is offered by Tez Tour and operated by Windrose Airlines using an A321. Performing the cake-cutting ceremony were Tez Tour Izmir Regional Manager, Beyzat Tunali; and TAV Izmir GM, Erkan Balci.
Operated by TAV Airports, Antalya Gazipasa Airport welcomed 148 passengers arriving on Jet Time Airlines’ inaugural service from Copenhagen. Twice-weekly 737-300-operated flights are scheduled initially, but the frequencies will increase to 10 weekly in line with the growth of demand for charter services during high season.
While Icelandair’s new service to Anchorage, AK, was reported on last week, anna.aero has since received this fantastic photo showing the airline’s CEO, Birkir Holm Gudnason, cutting the inaugural cake. Lt. Governor of Alaska, Mead Treadwell, and the flight crew of the maiden service eagerly awaited a piece.
Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport and Hainan Airlines jointly celebrated the airline’s 20th anniversary last week. Leading the event were the airport's Sergey Ryzhov, Deputy Director Aviation Marketing & Commerce; and Vladimir Khijniak, Director Aviation Marketing & Commerce (3rd and 4th left respectively).