This week Cebu Airport in the Philippines celebrated its Cake of the Week title for the culinary creation it presented at the launch of Cebu Pacific Air’s new routes to Calbayog, Ormoc and Roxas. Seen proclaiming the airport’s award-winning marketing expertise are: Sherrie Garcia, Airline Marketing Associate Manager; Aines Librodo, Airline Marketing Head; Ravishankar Saravu, Chief Commercial Adviser; and Jasmin Reyes, Airline Marketing Manager.
On 19 November easyJet commenced its latest route from Lyon, a 1,767-kilometre twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Saturdays) service to Stockholm Arlanda. The route is currently not served by any other carrier. Lyon becomes easyJet’s second destination from Arlanda, with the LCC already linking the Swedish capital with Geneva. Seen cutting the ribbon in Arlanda, to officially open easyJet’s second connection to the airport, are Chloé Chêne, a passenger on the inaugural flight, and Elizabeth Axtelius, Director Aviation Business at Swedavia. From next year the airline will offer a third route from Arlanda, to Milan Malpensa.
Wizz Air, in partnership with Budapest Airport and the Budapest 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Bids, revealed the livery of its Budapest aircraft on 24 November. As part of its support towards the Budapest 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Bids, Wizz Air has decorated one A321 and one A320 (from 1 December) from its Budapest fleet with a unique livery carrying Budapest 2024 design elements. These reflect the waves of the Danube River that flows through the heart of the city, as well as the historic monument of the Statue of Liberty located on one of the highest hills of the Hungarian capital. To celebrate the A321’s arrival, Budapest airport’s five-time anna.aero Arch of Triumph winning fire department greeted it with a water arch salute. A cake was also baked which was cut by: Jost Lammers, CEO, Budapest Airport; Balázs Fürjes, Head, Budapest 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Bids; and József Váradi, CEO, Wizz Air.
AirAsia X has launched charter flights from Kuala Lumpur to Madinah in Saudi Arabia. The first service landed at 19:00 on 21 November with 327 passengers on board one of the LCC’s A330s. Passengers and crew were welcomed at the TAV-operated airport with gifts and roses. There will be four flights per week operated throughout the winter season.
On 19 November JetBlue Airways commenced a weekly (Saturdays) service between New York Newark and Bridgetown in Barbados, with the US airport baptising the airline’s first departure on the sector with a water arch salute. The 3,384-kilometre airport pairing will be flown on the airline’s A320 fleet and faces no direct competition.