Cologne Bonn Airport secured victory in last week’s Cake of the Week Public Vote Part II, picking up the prize for the fantastic wine-inspired bake it produced for Georgian Airways’ inaugural service from Tbilisi. Posing with the award out on the German airport’s apron are: Chi Mee Yuen, Manager Business Development and Aviation Marketing; Carina Hellwege, Tour Operator and Corporate Sales; and Claudine Mischel, Business Development and Aviation Marketing.
Oakland Airport this week collected its anna.aero Cake of the Week award, given to the Californian gateway for the fantastic US-shaped cake which it presented at the launch of American Airlines’ new route from Dallas/Fort Worth. Seen posing with the award are members of Oakland’s communications and marketing teams, namely: Mona Hernandez, Aviation Marketing; Allecia Sanford, Aviation Communications; John Albrecht, Aviation Marketing Manager; and Keonnis Taylor, Airport Spokeswoman. American operates the 2,338-kilometre route daily using its A320s.
easyJet this week celebrated the 15-year anniversary of its Newcastle base opening. Among those present at the celebrations, which included cake, were Leon McQuaid, Aviation Development Manager, Newcastle Airport and Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Director. Based on current schedules for this summer, it appears that the airline presently has three aircraft based at the airport (two A319s and one A320) and operates to 15 destinations with 82 weekly departures. In winter it drops to two based units (one A319 and one A320) and offers 10 routes.
Norwegian this week reached the milestone of carrying its four millionth passenger from Aalborg. Norwegian’s Communications Manager Andreas Hjørnholm (right) attended the celebration to present the lucky passengers who helped the carrier reach its four million benchmark, Thomas Gadegård Sørensen and Mette Hargaard, with a set of free tickets for a trip with Norwegian, via Copenhagen, to the US. This summer Norwegian will fly to Alicante, Copenhagen, London Gatwick, Malaga and Palma de Mallorca from Aalborg, while in the winter Gran Canaria is also served.
On 6 April Lufthansa celebrated its 50-year anniversary of serving Finland. The carrier’s first flight from Frankfurt via Hamburg to Helsinki landed on 6 April 1968. To commemorate the occasion of serving the Nordic country for half a century, a celebratory event took place in Helsinki. Present at the festivities were: Aimo Rantanen, Route Development Manager, Finavia; Mikko Komi, Key Account and Business Development Manager, Finavia; Fabian Bade, Station Manager Finland, Lufthansa; Christopher Zimmer, Country Manager Finland, Lufthansa; Markus Issakainen, Key Account Manager, Lufthansa; and Petri Vuori, VP Route Development, Finavia. Along with Frankfurt, Lufthansa also links Munich with Helsinki, while it also offers short scheduled flight programmes in winter to airports in Lapland. Photo credit: Finavia (photographer Pasi Salminen).