This week, Southwest Florida Airport celebrated with their Cake of the Week award, which was awarded for the culinary excellence that was presented at the launch of Sun Country Airlines’ launch of services to Cancún on the 9 October. The 801-kilometre sector will operate twice-weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays, and will be flown year-round. The airport team seen celebrating with the award are: Lisa Castro, Administrative Assistant, Air Service Development; Angie Strait, Coordinator, Communications; Carol Obermeier, Director, Air Service Development; Vicki Moreland, Director, Communications and Marketing; Nancy Johnson, Specialist, Communications; Barbara-Anne Urrutia, Manager, Communications; and Brian Solis, Manager, Air Service Development.
On 29 October, Ryanair celebrated its one-year anniversary of services from Glasgow Airport. At the same time the carrier also celebrated the start of services from the Scottish city to Berlin. Celebrating with the Ryanair crew are Lisa Buckley, Ryanair’s Sales and Marketing Executive, and Francois Bourienne, Glasgow Airport’s Commercial Director. Commenting on the occasion, Bourienne said: “It is a real pleasure to be celebrating Ryanair’s first anniversary at Glasgow Airport. The airline has gone from strength-to-strength over the past 12 months, and the fact it started with seven routes and has grown to 10, adding additional capacity on a number of its services, demonstrates the airline’s ambitious plans for growth.” Buckley added by commenting: “We are pleased to celebrate our first flight to Berlin, which will operate four times weekly for both the winter and summer schedules. We are also celebrating one year of low fares at Glasgow Airport to top European destinations such as Carcassonne, Riga and Warsaw.”
On 29 October, airberlin commenced its first winter season operations on flights between Zurich and Faro, which were originally summer only. The route will be served twice-weekly on Thursdays and Sundays using the carrier’s A320s. Passengers on the flight were greeted at the gate with cupcakes before boarding. Lucas Ochsner, Managing Director of airberlin in Switzerland, commented: “Our very first flight from Zurich to Faro in April was booked out, and this positive trend continues. Swiss travellers also want to fly to the Algarve with airberlin. We have introduced a new winter service from Switzerland to Portugal, and have increased the frequency to two flights per week”.
Lublin Airport in Poland welcomed the arrival of Ryanair’s 250,000th passenger. The lucky recipient to claim the title was eight year old Lal Antonio Fonseca, who was traveling with her mother Eve from London Stansted. Antonio received gifts from Lublin Airport, and two tickets for travel with Ryanair. As well as Stansted, the LCC also serves Dublin from the Polish Airport. Commenting on the milestone, Catherine Gaborec-McEvoy, Deputy Sales & Marketing Manager for Central & Eastern Europe at Ryanair, said: “Ryanair is the leader in the Polish market and continually broadens its offer to its Polish passengers. During the three years we have served Lublin, we have transported 250,000 passengers.”
On 29 October, Bristol Airport opened its newly refurbished £50,000 gate lounge. The new gate lounge will provide passengers with a dedicated area to wait for their flights prior to boarding, just metres away from the aircraft steps. Practical features, primarily aimed at business passengers, include a workstation area, free Wi-Fi access with charging points, a hot drinks vending machine and additional seating, while a Bristol Blue inspired theme gives the gate lounge a distinctive new look. Bristol resident, celebrity and newly qualified pilot, Carol Vorderman, was the guest of honour to open the new lounge.