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Brussels Airport marked the 25th anniversary of Star Alliance with a special celebration, featuring delicious drinks and snacks, a touch of music by ‘Rock au vin’ that lit up the whole scene, and a photo booth to catch every special moment.
Budapest Airport has marked Cargolux’s 20th anniversary serving the Hungarian gateway – a significant milestone in the partnership between the airport and Europe’s largest all-cargo carrier. Since services began, the airline has operated more than 3,760 flights into Budapest.
The team at Launceston Airport along with the Tasmanian Aviation Historical Society celebrated the 90th anniversary of the first flight of Miss Flinders, one of only three remaining Desoutter Mk. II Monoplanes. An incredible cake with a replica of the aircraft was made to commemorate the occasion.
ITA Airways and airBaltic are starting codeshare cooperation. airBaltic customers will benefit from convenient access to various destinations in Italy. Meanwhile, ITA Airways passengers can now purchase tickets to Riga on direct flights from Rome Fiumicino and Milan Malpensa.
Virgin Atlantic has announced a new codeshare agreement with LATAM Airlines. Customers booking through Virgin Atlantic are now able to travel from Heathrow direct to São Paulo, as well as connecting onwards onto 12 domestic airports in Brazil including Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Florianopolis.
airBaltic will open a new base in Tampere in May 2022, connecting Tampere with six direct routes to Oslo, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Munich, Malaga and Rhodes, in addition to continued operations to Riga.
Aer Lingus and Emerald Airlines have announced details of the commencement of Aer Lingus Regional services. The flights operated under a franchise agreement by Emerald Airlines will begin on 17 March 2022 as Aer Lingus Regional.
Emirates and airBaltic are starting codeshare cooperation that will open new, seamless travel opportunities. airBaltic customers will benefit from convenient access to Emirates’ worldwide network via its hub in Dubai. Emirates passengers will have more possibilities to travel to the Baltic sea region.
Gatwick Airport has announced the appointment of Stephanie Wear as its new Head of Aviation Development. Wear was previously Director of Air Service Development and Cargo Services for the City of Philadelphia Division of Aviation, which owns and operates Philadelphia International Airport and Northeast Philadelphia Airport.
Hayley Shields has joined Teesside Airport as Business Development Manager. She secured the role in her home region, after spending three years at Manchester Airport, and was so overjoyed she “broke the internet” with a LinkedIn post that went viral.
Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) has announced the appointment of Nicola McMullen as Aviation Director, as part of a wider reorganisation of the airport’s senior commercial team. McMullen will facilitate future growth at LBA, leading the development of new routes.
Magnus Thome Maursund will take up the position of EVP Network, Pricing & Optimisation at Norwegian on 1 October 2021. He has held several managerial positions at the airline for more than a decade.