Cutting the new flight ceremonial ribbon in Friedrichshafen were: Stefan Liebenz, Manager Traffic Development, Friedrichshafen Airport; Gerold Tumulka, CEO Friedrichshafen Airport; British Airways Crew; and Meike Hechinger, Marketing, Friedrichshafen Airport.
Slicing the London bus themed route launch cake for the start of services from London Gatwick were: Moisés Jorge Naranjo, Tourist Board Manager; Lucie Wesley, Account Manager Tourist Boards, London Gatwick Commercial; Blas Acosta Cabrera, Fuerteventura VP and Counsellor of Tourism; Sergio Millanes, Fuerteventura Airport Director.
- British Airways started a trio of new routes from its second most important London base this week, commencing twice-weekly operations each to Friedrichshafen (FDH), Fuerteventura (FUE) and Grenoble (GNB) from London Gatwick (LGW). The two ski routes will be flown on Saturdays and Sundays, whereas the winter sun route to the Canaries will be operated on Wednesdays and Sundays, and all routes were begun over the weekend of 13 and 14 December. The route to Grenoble will encounter the most significant competition, with easyJet (seven times weekly), Monarch Airlines (two), Thomson Airways (two), Thomas Cook Airlines (one) and Norwegian (one) already serving the ski resort. The Norwegian LCC also launched its service this week. On the city pair to Fuerteventura the oneworld airline will face easyJet (six times weekly), Norwegian (two), Thomson Airways (two) and Thomas Cook Airlines (one). Finally, Monarch Airlines (weekly) is the incumbent on the route to Germany. The three routes will be operated by BA’s short-haul fleet of A320s and 737-400s. Gerold Tumulka, CEO Friedrichshafen Airport said: “FDH is delighted to welcome BA at Friedrichshafen. This signifies the convenience of FDH within easy reach of the central Alps region and the appeal of our airport to a most reputable airline.” See how Fuerteventura Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.