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Virgin Atlantic’s newest aircraft – an A330neo – is set to honour Queen Elizabeth II. Named ‘Queen of the Skies’, the aircraft will feature the registration G-VEII and enter service in April, flying from London Heathrow to destinations including Miami, New York and Tampa.
London City Airport has appointed Andrew Hodges as its new Chief Commercial Officer. He will take up the role in February 2023. Hodges has 25 years’ experience in the airline sector, most recently at Norse Atlantic, where his responsibilities included network and airport development, and route performance.
The Tony Jannus Distinguished Aviation Society has honoured one of commercial aviation’s great leaders, former CEO of Alaska Airlines Brad Tilden. He was presented with the prestigious Tony Jannus award by 2017 honouree Doug Parker, former CEO of American Airlines. The Tony Jannus Distinguished Aviation Society marked the occasion with a spectacular cake.
The final phase of Gold Coast Airport’s new $260 million terminal expansion has officially opened, with international passengers welcomed, completing the three-year project. The project is central to the ongoing transformation of the Gold Coast Airport precinct, with about $500 million worth of works delivered, underway or in the pipeline.
“Enormous grace, class and quality in all that she did” – a farewell to Budapest Airport’s Andi Trencsén
Many of you in the global route development community will have been devastated to learn of the sudden and far-too-premature loss of Andrea ‘Andi’ Trencsén, Head of Marketing, Budapest Airport, who passed away last week after a short illness.
Hamburg Airport and Turkish Airlines have held a special celebration to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Hamburg-Istanbul route. The celebrations included a spectacular cake, a traditional Fire Truck Water Arch, and a formal welcome of the A330 flying the jubilee route.
Qatar Airways has celebrated its 5th anniversary of operations in Prague with an event at the airport for the anniversary flight QR292. Together with Prague Airport, the airline celebrated with speeches and refreshments at the gate, including a spectacular cake.
Bonza’s first aircraft has touched down at Sunshine Coast Airport. It is the first 737 MAX to be based in Australia and will be part of a fleet of brand-new aircraft based initially on the Sunshine Coast and in Melbourne.
Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport has celebrated the 25th anniversary of the regular air service between Copenhagen Airports and Montpellier. In the past, it has been served by Cimber, Sterling, Cimber Sterling and Transavia Denmark, and now Norwegian and SAS Scandinavian Airlines operate the route.
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.