Helvetic Airways’ Bordeaux to Zurich
On 20 March, Bordeaux Airport organised a pre-launch ceremony with a ribbon cutting, a special cake and a fanfare on the airfield for Helvetic Airways' new link to Zurich that will commence on 8 May. Cutting the celebratory ribbon were (left to right): Pascal Personne, Airport Director, Bordeaux Airport; and Bruno Jans, CEO, Helvetic. Furthermore, the celebrations continued at the other end of the route with another special cake in the shape of a wine bottle. Marking the event were (left to right): Bruno Jans, CEO, Helvetic; Rolf Hancock, Manager Airline Affairs, Zurich Airport; Tobias Pogorevc, CFO, Helvetic.
Proudly showing-off their Route of the Week certificate for last week's Tigerair Australia’s service to Adelaide, was Brisbane Airport’s Andrew Brodie, General Manager Airline and Commercial Businesses; Maaike van der Windt, Aviation Business Development Manager Australasia; Ben James, Aviation Business Development Manager International; Carla Hannaford, Aviation Business Analyst; Hayden Marsden, Finance Manager; and Karl Sikora, Marketing Manager.
On 18 March, Brussels Charleroi Airport celebrated with macaroons Jetairfly's 10th anniversary, since it was launched in 2004 as TUI Airlines Belgium. The carrier commenced operations at Charleroi six years ago with services to Gran Canaria, Nador, Oujda, and Tenerife Sur and it is now flying to 22 destinations, operating 56 weekly flights.
On 19 March, Bristol Airport organised a runway run as part of a charity event that raised more than £5,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Over 100 employees from the airport along with teams from partner organisations, including FirstGroup, easyJet, Moneycorp, Thomson Airways, NATS, OCS and Claire’s Accessories, attended the event after the evening’s last scheduled flight movement at 22:30.
Nagoya Chubu Airport welcomed on 17 March the inaugural flight of AirAsia X’s four times weekly services from Kuala Lumpur with the traditional water arch salute.
On 24 March, San Jose Airport announced the arrival of Mark Kiehl (pictured above) as Air Service Development Manager starting 1 April. He will manage the airport’s air service development program to include attracting new and retaining existing carriers, developing strategies for new routes as well as building strong working relationship with Silicon Valley business and community partners.