Sibiu Airport received its anna.aero Cake of the Week award for last week’s Wizz Air’s service to London Luton. Marking the achievement are Sibiu’s: Mirela Ciucur, Head of Marketing and External Relations; Gheorghe Velicu, Operational Director; and Iulia Ivancea, Commercial Director.
Proudly showing-off the Cake of the Week certificate for TAP Portugal’s new Belem and Manaus services launched on 3 June are Lisbon’s: Maria Jané, Design Trainee (who designed the fantastic cake); Nuno Costa, Head of Business Development; and Ana Lucia Teixeira, Head of Marketing Communication.
On 21 June, Budapest Airport welcomed Vueling’s thrice-weekly operations from Barcelona with a special welcoming ceremony, including the traditional water arch salute. Wishing Vueling success, Jost Lammers, CEO, Budapest, said: “Vueling’s return to the Hungarian market will strengthen the Budapest-Barcelona route during the busy tourism season. We are thrilled Vueling have begun our third connection to the Catalonian capital, offering another alternative for Hungarian and Spanish passengers alike.”
On 16 June, Aruba Airport welcomed Arkefly’s 787-8 from Amsterdam with the traditional water arch salute along with a special ceremony in the terminal. Commenting on the first 787-8 arrival, Peter Steinmetz, Aruba Airport Authority, said: “Arkefly has a load factor of above 90% and 33% of passengers are for Aruba. With the addition of the Dreamliner, passengers will now experience a difference in flying to our destination, while also improving environmental efficiencies! We are sure that the results of the new aircraft will show in the figures in the coming months.”
On 23 June, British Airways along with London City Airport celebrated the start of the summer season with a silent disco party in the terminal. Therefore, the gateway gave away 1,000 mini radios and earphones to help passengers get in the holiday mood without disturbing the hundreds of business passengers who were also travelling through the airport. During July and August, the flag carrier is increasing frequencies to some of its most popular holiday destinations like Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca and Malaga. BA is operating a total of 67 weekly flights to 10 leisure destinations from City this summer.
On 12 June, Bordeaux Airport celebrated the inaugural flight of Turkish Airlines to Istanbul Atatürk with a special cake featuring the Bordeaux Palais de la Bourse facing the Istanbul Blue Mosque, and vineyards on the tarmac. The 2,435-kilometre sector will be operated four times weekly, using a mixed fleet of the Star Alliance member’s 737-800s and A319s.
As Birmingham Airport approaches its 75th birthday, it has revealed that more than two hundred million passengers have travelled through its doors since records began. Commenting on the milestone, Paul Kehoe, CEO, Birmingham, said: “Birmingham Airport has played an important role in the success of the region for 75 years. It was built with the aim of creating jobs and stimulating industry; and that it has certainly done.”