The Air France Boeing 787: 10 destinations to explore the world!

Courtesy: Air France.

In 2017, Air France has already taken delivery of two Boeing 787s and will receive three more by the end of the year. These 5 aircraft will serve 10 destinations around the world.

The Air France Boeing 787, which already serves Cairo (Egypt), London (UK) and Montreal (Canada) from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, will also soon fly to Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), Bamako (Mali), Boston (US), Toronto (Canada), Panama City (Panama), Lyon (France) and São Paulo (Brazil).

Flight schedules (in local time) operated by the Boeing 787

Cairo

AF0570: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 14:30, arrives in Cairo at 18:55 Flights operated on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

AF0567: leaves Cairo at 00:40, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 05:30 Flights operated on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

London Heathrow

AF1680: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 07:35, arrives at Londres-Heathrow at 07:50 ; AF1681: leaves Londres-Heathrow at 09:45, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 12:05. Flights operated on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Montreal

AF0344: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13:35, arrives in Montreal at 14:55; AF0345: leaves Montreal at 16:50, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 05:50 the following day. Flights operated daily.

Lyon

AF7640: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 07:50, arrives in Lyon at 08:55 ; AF7641: leaves Lyon at 10:25, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 11:35. Flights operated daily as from 29 May 2017.

Abidjan and Bamako

AF0520: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 10:00, arrives in Bamako at 14:45; leaves Bamako at 15:45, arrives in Abidjan at 17:25. AF0521: leaves Abidjan at 19:30, arrives in Bamako at 21:10; leaves Bamako at 23:10 arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 05:50. Flights operated daily as from 9 October 2017.

Boston

AF0334: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 15:35, arrives in Boston at 17:40; AF0333: leaves Boston at 19:40, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 08:15 the following day. Flights operated daily as from 29 October 2017.

Toronto

AF0356: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 14:10, arrives in Toronto at 16:40; AF0351: leaves Toronto at 18:35, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 08:00 the following day. Flights operated daily as from 20 November 2017.

Panama City

AF0474: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13:45, arrives in Panama City at 19:05; AF0475: leaves Panama City at 21:10, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13:10 the following day. Flights operated daily as from 9 December 2017.

São Paulo

AF0456: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 10:10, arrives in Sao Paulo at 18:05; AF0459: leaves Sao Paulo at 20:10, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 11:15. Flights operated on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays as from 5 February 2018.

Source: Air France.

Tom Maes is nominated Senior Sales Director for South America of the Lufthansa Group

Courtesy: Deutsche Lufthansa.

Courtesy: Deutsche Lufthansa.

From April 2016, Tom Maes has been nominated Senior Sales Director for South America of the Lufthansa Group. He is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil and will be responsible for the commercial area of the group’s airlines. Maes succeeds Gabriel Leupold, which recently took position as Senior Sales Director of the Lufthansa Group in Stockholm, Sweden.

With master’s degree in Marketing and Finances by Frankfurt University and MBA in Marketing and Strategic Management by Iowa University, Tom brings several years of experience in the Lufthansa Group for this new position, he recently led Jens Bischof’s team Lufthansa Group’s Vice-President of Sales and Commercial Director of Frankfurt distribution center which he gained considerable experience in sales. Its responsibilities was from to provide guidelines of important projects to facilitate the decision making processes up to secure an efficient flow of information between the board of directors and relevant shareholders.

Before this, Maes has led the business development team in London, United Kingdom and it was Marketing Director of Lufthansa in Belgium and Luxembourg. He also worked in the Product Management in Frankfurt, helping in the conception of concepts of the cabin and quality of the on board entertainment, he gained operational experience being part of Lufthansa’s operational team.

Tom Maes is married and has one daughter.

Rockwell Collins celebrates 40 years of operations in Brazil and presents its new office in Sao Jose dos Campos

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During the event last Wednesday in Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao Paulo, Rockwell Collins celebrated 40 years of the company’s operations in Brazil and presented its new office and its latest communication technologies and advanced avionics for journalists and guests.

Rockwell Collins is a pioneer in the development and deployment of communication and aviation electronic solutions for commercial and government purposes. Offering a wide range of products for use in the cockpit, communications, information management, simulation and training. Its network of assistance and service cover more than 150 countries.

With a long history and a commitment with Brazil, the company began its operations in the country in 1974 in Rio de Janeiro and moved to Sao Jose dos Campos to support the EMB-120 Brasilia program of Embraer. Throughout its 40 years of operation in the country, the company has shown its commitment by increasing its investments and presence in the Brazilian economy. The corporation also hired and trained local personnel, thus transferring its technology to them. Strengthening its presence and offers beyond the avionics sector and to support customers, partners and programs in the region, Rockwell Collins has increased its employee base in Brazil by 50% since 2011 with the hiring of engineers, program managers, maintenance technicians and creating seven new strategy teams, marketing, business development and programs located in Brazil and Latin America.

From left to right: Alan Prowse - VP & Managing Director Americas and Global Services BD International & Services Solutions

From left to right: Alan Prowse – VP & Managing Director Americas and Global Services BD International & Services Solutions / Collin Mahoney – Senior VP International & Services Solutions / Marcelo Vaz – President of Rockwell Collins of Brazil.

In the event, the company announced that Marcelo Vaz Rodrigues will be the new president of Rockwell Collins of Brazil. He will lead the company’s strategy for long-term growth and continued investment in the country. Prior to joining the company in 2012, Vaz worked at Rolls-Royce of Brazil since 2006. He also held positions in customer service, sales and engineering at Turbomeca, Halliburton Energy Services and Schlumberger Industries. Vaz succeeds Nelson Aquino, who will take a special paper in projects in Brazil to mature further internal business structure of the corporation, which is growing rapidly in the region.

In addition, the company announced that it has been chosen by Embraer to equip the Cargo Handling and Aerial Delivery Control System (CHADCS) for the KC-390 program of the Brazilian Air Force. CHADCS is a digital control system used to hold, monitor, and execute precision air drops of cargo, vehicles, and troops in a variety of tactical methods. The system consists of a loadmaster station with displays and controls, a network of lock control units and control panels to sense inputs, measure force, activate and release locks, along with high criticality software and processing hardware to manage the required automation, safety, and precision.

Rockwell Collins has previously been selected by Embraer to supply the first military application of the integrated system of highly advanced avionics, the ProLine Fusion for the KC-390 program. The system also represents the highest content that Rockwell Collins has in a military aircraft from Embraer.

A visit was conducted by the new office and the installation of the Service Center in Sao Jose dos Campos. This center is essential to meet the local clients needs, including aircraft manufacturers such as Embraer and Helibras. In addition, the region where the city is located is known as an aeronautical pole in Brazil.

The new expanded facility has twice the current size and, at first glance, the design and disposal of the office increases the effectiveness at work, thus providing greater collaboration and production of the team.

The traditional individual rooms of an office gave rise to generous individual open spaces where communication is benefited. There are some enclosed spaces for personal meetings and for silence purposes. There are two meeting rooms with data-show too.

There is also a demonstration room that brings together some of the Rockwell Collins products, one of them is the new Pro Line Fusion system.

The facility has a conventional office kitchen with some ambiances for a quick conversation.

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At the end of the event there was a celebration and usual ribbon cutting ceremony, with executives from the company and Brazilian government authorities, which marked the opening of the new office.

Grupo LATAM Airlines aumenta conectividade da América Latina para novos mercados e readequa malha aérea internacional no Brasil

Cortesia: LATAM Airlines Group.

Cortesia: Grupo LATAM Airlines.

Alinhado com o plano estratégico de oferecer a melhor conectividade a partir da América Latina, o Grupo LATAM Airlines prepara seis novas rotas internacionais para o último trimestre de 2015 e o ano de 2016. Os novos destinos fortalecerão a malha internacional do Grupo entre a América Latina e a América do Norte, o Caribe, a Europa e a África. Já no Brasil, a TAM readequará a sua malha aérea internacional e vai privilegiar os mercados mais promissores para enfrentar o cenário econômico desafiador do país.

Alinhado com o plano estratégico de oferecer a melhor conectividade a partir da América Latina, o Grupo LATAM Airlines prepara seis novas rotas internacionais para o último trimestre de 2015 e o ano de 2016. Os novos destinos fortalecerão a malha internacional do Grupo entre a América Latina e a América do Norte, o Caribe, a Europa e a África. Já no Brasil, a TAM readequará a sua malha aérea internacional e vai privilegiar os mercados mais promissores para enfrentar o cenário econômico desafiador do país.

“O Grupo LATAM tem o compromisso de ampliar a conectividade dos seus clientes em toda a América Latina. A dimensão do Grupo, presente em diversos países da América Latina, é o que nos permite combinar flexibilidade, capilaridade e conectividade para abrir novas rotas mais promissoras, realizar remanejamentos estratégicos em toda a nossa rede de voos e, ainda, promover readequações nos mercados onde há retração da demanda”, comenta Claudia Sender, presidente da TAM S.A.

Nesse sentido, as mudanças da TAM no Brasil começarão pelo cancelamento da rota Belo Horizonte–Miami, que vinha sendo operada com três frequências semanais, a partir de março de 2016. A TAM seguirá oferecendo ao público mineiro opções de rápida conexão em outros hubs (centros de conexão internacional) do Grupo LATAM, sobretudo a partir de Brasília, que já conta com voos regulares e diretos para Buenos Aires, Miami e Orlando. Para melhorar a conectividade, o Grupo ainda aumentará de três para sete frequências semanais a rota Brasília-Orlando.

Já o voo São Paulo-Orlando será reduzido de onze para sete frequências semanais e passará a ser operado pelo novo Airbus A350 XWB a partir do segundo trimestre de 2016. O voo Manaus-Miami também terá readequação a partir de abril de 2016, passando de cinco para quatro frequências, enquanto a rota Fortaleza-Miami será ampliada de uma para duas frequências, ambos semanais.

A partir de fevereiro de 2016, a TAM também vai passar a operar voos diretos entre São Paulo e Bogotá, aumentando de sete para 11 o número de frequências semanais das empresas do Grupo LATAM nesta rota. Essa mudança  ampliará também as opções de rápida conexão para os destinos caribenhos oferecidos a partir da capital colombiana. Paralelamente, a partir de janeiro do próximo ano, a empresa assumirá algumas operações do Grupo LATAM na rota São Paulo-Lima.

A partir de novembro de 2015, a LAN começa a operar a rota Santiago-São Paulo-Milão, e durante o ano já adicionou três novas frequências entre Santiago e Madri. Já a partir de junho de 2016, o recém-lançado voo da TAM entre São Paulo e Barcelona ganhará reforço e passará a ser diário, ampliando a conectividade entre a América do Sul e a Europa. E, finalmente, no próximo ano serão ampliadas de 14 para 17 o número de voos semanais da LAN Peru entre Lima-Miami, para reforçar a conectividade com todo o continente sul-americano a partir da capital peruana.

Como já anunciado, a TAM começará a voar entre Brasília e Punta Cana a partir de dezembro deste ano. Paralelamente, a TAM, aguarda a aprovação das autoridades para operar a rota entre São Paulo e Johannesburgo (África do Sul), que tornará o Grupo LATAM o único Grupo de empresas latino-americano com operações aéreas regulares para o continente africano.

As novas rotas internacionais do Grupo LATAM

O Grupo LATAM Airlines se prepara para aumentar a sua rede internacional de mais de 140 destinos em 2016 e fortalecer a conectividade da América Latina com outros mercados, operando pela primeira vez voos diretos da LAN Peru entre Lima e Washington D.C. Com este lançamento, a LAN Peru se tornará a única empresa aérea da região a ligar diretamente as capitais peruana e norte-americana.

A partir de dezembro de 2015, a LAN Peru também planeja lançar os voos diretos Lima-Montevidéu e Lima-Antofagasta. Adicionalmente, a LAN Colombia começará a operar a rota Bogotá – Punta Cana.

“Estamos muito contentes com esses anúncios, que representam um marco relevante para o Grupo. Com a LAN Peru, iniciaremos as operações para um quinto destino nos Estados Unidos, nos tornando a única empresa a conectar de forma direta Lima e Washington D.C., além de fortalecer as operações entre a América Latina e os EUA. Outra novidade para o Grupo é a possibilidade de incorporação de um novo voo entre São Paulo e Johannesburgo. A TAM está aguardando as aprovações por parte das autoridades para inaugurar a rota durante 2016, o que seria uma grande notícia para nossos passageiros e clientes de carga já que não existe não existe outro Grupo de companhias latino-americano que conecte a região e a África”, destacou Enrique Cueto, CEO do Grupo LATAM Airlines.

Confira abaixo os detalhes dos novos voos das empresas do Grupo LATAM Airlines em 2015 e 2016 já confirmados, aprovados pelas autoridades e no aguardo de aprovações:

Rota  Frequências Semanais Operador Início das Operações
São Paulo – Johannesburgo Aguardando Aprovações TAM Aguardando Aprovações
Lima – Washington D.C. Quatro Voos LAN Peru Meados de 2016
Lima – Antofagasta Três Voos LAN Peru Dezembro de 2015
Lima – Montevidéu Cinco Voos LAN Peru Janeiro de 2016
Bogotá – Punta Cana Quatro Voos LAN Colombia Dezembro de 2015
Brasília – Punta Cana Quatro Voos TAM Dezembro de 2015

Fonte: Grupo LATAM Airlines.

American Airlines inaugura novo Admirals Club Lounge em São Paulo

A American Airlines anuncia hoje a inauguração de seu Admirals Club Lounge no Aeroporto Internacional de Guarulhos (GRU), em São Paulo. GRU é o primeiro aeroporto internacional atendido pela American a receber o novo espaço, que traz novidades em termos de design, alimentação e foi projetado para os passageiros conectados de hoje. O lounge está localizado no novo Terminal T3 do aeroporto, no mezanino (3º andar), acima da área de compras duty-free.

O novo Admirals Club em São Paulo proporciona 850 m2 de um espaço moderno, com elementos exclusivos, como uma nova porta de entrada com o logo da American Airlines em vidro branco lustroso. Os passageiros são recebidos em balcões de check-in novos e contemporâneas e desfrutam de um ambiente moderno e relaxante, que apresenta diversos acabamentos contemporâneos, como pedra, cerâmica, madeira natural e bancadas de quartzo. O clube remodelado possui diversas peças de mobiliário personalizadas, incluindo mesas compartilhadas e cadeiras equipadas com tomadas e entradas USB, facilitando a recarga de dispositivos pessoais e a conexão com o Wi-Fi gratuito. Além das áreas com assentos confortáveis, o layout inclui uma sala de TV, um espaço infantil, uma cafeteria e um bar self-service. O lounge possui, ainda, banheiros masculinos e femininos remodelados e com três chuveiros.

“Estamos investindo na experiência em aeroportos para criar verdadeiros santuários, tranquilos e relaxantes, que ofereçam serviços personalizados e conveniências extraordinárias. De um cardápio aprimorado de refeições leves gratuitas – incluindo licores especiais, vinhos exclusivos e pratos inspirados no local – até novos móveis e espaços de trabalho especialmente projetados, o Admirals Club será o refúgio perfeito para nossos clientes”, afirma Fernand Fernandez, vice-presidente de Marketing Global.

A American opera 39 voos semanais partir do GRU para quarto de seus hubs: Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), e Nova Iorque (JFK). Os voos para DFW, MIA e JFK são oferecidos com os modernos Boeings 777-300ER, configurados com três classes de serviço. Em novembro, os voos para LAX serão operados com as aeronaves de última geração, Boeing 787.

Em dezembro de 2014, a American anunciou um investimento de mais de US$2 bilhões na experiência do cliente. Esses investimentos incluem mais assentos totalmente reclináveis, melhorias nos interiores das aeronaves, mais Wi-Fi internacional; mais opções de entretenimento a bordo e tomadas para os clientes em todas as cabines, e uma experiência aprimorada no aeroporto, com quiosques mais rápidos e mais confiáveis e áreas de portões e venda de passagens renovadas. Tudo isso sem contar a renovação de frota histórica realizada pela American, que já recebeu 44 novas aeronaves para suas principais rotas comerciais neste ano, e espera receber mais 31 até o final de 2015.

Fonte: American Airlines.

TAM inaugura voo direto entre São Paulo e Barcelona e envolve passageiros no clima da Catalunha

Cortesia: TAM.

Cortesia: TAM.

Decolou às 23h55 de ontem (1), do Aeroporto Internacional de Guarulhos, em São Paulo, o primeiro voo direto da TAM Linhas Aéreas com destino a Barcelona (Catalunha), na Espanha.

O trecho é operado a bordo de um moderno Boeing 767-300ER, configurado com 191 lugares na Classe Econômica e outros 30 na Premium Business com assentos full flat que reclinam até 180 graus. O avião também conta com entretenimento de bordo individual, que oferece 110 filmes de diversos gêneros e seriados de TV em todas as classes.

“Estamos muito felizes com o início dessa operação e em possibilitar mais essa opção de destino na Europa ao nosso cliente, a segunda dentro da Espanha. Esse é o terceiro destino internacional que inauguramos em 2015, cumprindo o nosso compromisso de expandir a malha internacional da companhia durante o ano e oferecer aos passageiros uma rede de conexões cada vez maior”, afirma Roberto Alvo, Vice-presidente Sênior Internacional e de Alianças do Grupo Latam Airlines.

O voo aterrissou no Aeroporto de Barcelona – El Prat às 15h35* e cumprirá a mesma rotina todas as terças, quintas e domingos, partindo da capital paulista às 23h55*. O percurso inverso será realizado às segundas, quartas e sextas, com saída de Barcelona às 21h45* e chegada a São Paulo às 4h40*.

Essa será a sexta porta de entrada da empresa na Europa, junto com Madri, Paris, Frankfurt, Milão e Londres.

Surpresa aos passageiros

A TAM, em parceria com a Agència Catalana de Turisme, preparou várias surpresas para os passageiros deste voo inaugural.  No embarque em Guarulhos, os clientes foram recebidos pela tripulação e por promotores caracterizados com roupas que remetem aos ícones de Barcelona e região e ao estilo do famoso arquiteto Catalão, Antoni Gaudí e receberam lembranças do destino.

Já dentro da aeronave, todos foram recepcionados com um welcome drink de Cava típica catalã. Outra surpresa preparada especialmente para esse voo foi a inclusão de pratos típicos da Catalunha ao menu do serviço de bordo. Além de um Canapé de figo seco com presunto parma e melão para acompanhar a Cava na Premium Business, todos os passageiros puderam desfrutar de uma tradicional Paella de frutos do mar ou frango.

Para completar as ações, a tripulação sorteou uma camiseta oficial do time de futebol Barcelona e os passageiros convidados pelo Programa TAM Fidelidade receberam camisetas personalizadas do time com seus nomes.

*: Hora local.

Fonte: TAM.

Lufthansa Group opens up new winter holiday destinations

Courtesy: Airbus.

Courtesy: Airbus.

The Lufthansa Group Airlines – Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Germanwings, Eurowings, Lufthansa and SWISS – will become even more attractive for leisure travellers this winter, as the airlines are adding more destinations that appeal to tourists and leisure travelers to their schedules. As always, passengers can trust in the first-rate service, the quality and the reliability of the Lufthansa Group.

With the introduction of the new winter schedule on 25 October 2015, the Lufthansa Group Airlines will offer their customers one of the densest route networks worldwide, featuring more than 20,380 flights per week. This winter, via their hubs in Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Vienna and Brussels, as well as via many point-to-point routes, the Lufthansa Group Airlines will serve 261 destinations in 101 countries (previous year: 260 destinations in 100 countries). Furthermore, in cooperation with 30 partner airlines, more than 18,000 codeshare flights will round off the respective flight offering, giving passengers access to an almost global network. The winter schedules of the individual Group airlines will apply from Sunday 25 October 2015 until Saturday 27 March 2016.

From today, the new price concept on domestic German and European routes will also apply to Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa. In Economy Class, travellers can individually choose between the three graded fare options “Light”, “Classic” and “Flex”. These options vary mainly with regard to the possibility of making advance seat reservations, re-booking or cancelling flights, and permitted free luggage allowances. Since tickets went on sale last July, the new low-priced “Light” fare option has proved popular with customers. For all options, the Lufthansa Group Airlines as a premier airline still permits one free item of hand baggage. Passengers are also offered free snacks and drinks on board, fixed seat allocation at the check-in counter as well as bonuses for “award miles”, “status miles” and “select miles”.

The most important news from the Lufthansa Group Airlines:

Lufthansa

Courtesy: Deutsche Lufthansa.

Courtesy: Deutsche Lufthansa.

This winter, Lufthansa will serve 197 destinations and operate a total of 9,900 flights per week. With the introduction of the winter schedule, Lufthansa is expanding its new

intercontinental flight offering, which is tailored to the needs of leisure travelers. Tampa (Florida), a new destination since 25 September, is the first of several new holiday destinations due to be added to the Lufthansa route network from Frankfurt in the coming months.

From the end of October, Nairobi (Kenya) will be included in the Lufthansa flight schedule, and at the beginning of December, Cancun (Mexico), served mainly by charter flights, Malé (Maldives) and Mauritius will follow, with Panama City rounding off the new timetable in March 2016.

Good news for all Airbus A380 fans: this winter, for the first time, Lufthansa will operate its flagship on the Frankfurt-Hong Kong route. Services from Luxembourg will also be expanded, and with 28 weekly flights from Frankfurt and 24 flights from Munich, the Benelux countries will be served much more frequently than before.

The new winter timetable will offer passengers an hourly connection from Munich to Dusseldorf and Berlin-Tegel. The easy-to-remember flight times, which already apply to connections from Munich to Frankfurt and Hamburg, will now be extended to Dusseldorf and Berlin. Lufthansa flights from Munich to Berlin will take off on the hour, and to Dusseldorf at half past the hour.

This winter, Cape Town will once again be connected with the Munich hub. From 25 October, the Airbus A340-600 in a four-class configuration will take off daily for South Africa. Lufthansa customers can also escape the cold winter weather and fly to new destinations in the Canary Islands. On 25 October, the new connection between Munich and Fuerteventura will be launched; on 31 October Tenerife will follow. Travelers in search of a new, cooler winter destination will also be able to fly non-stop from Munich to Finland’s largest and most famous winter sports center. From 19 December 2015, Lufthansa will take off every Saturday to Kittilä, 170 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle. The nearby skiing resort of Levi is the largest winter sports center in Lapland.

Germanwings and Eurowings

Courtesy: Germanwings.

Courtesy: Germanwings.

In the 2015/2016 winter timetable, Germanwings and Eurowings will offer a wide range of flights to 100 destinations in 36 countries, including intercontinental destinations. Germanwings flights to Berlin-Schönefeld will complement the carrier’s existing services to Berlin. A total of 35 flights per week will take off from Cologne/Bonn and Stuttgart to Berlin-Schönefeld Airport. Germanwings will thus be the only airline flying from Cologne/Bonn and Stuttgart to Berlin’s Tegel and Schönefeld airports.

This winter, for the first time, the new Eurowings will take off from its new Austrian base in Vienna, from where it will operate non-stop services to Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca andLondon. In November 2015, the airline will launch long-haul flights from Cologne/Bonn Airport with the Airbus A330-200 aircraft. The first of six intercontinental destinations will be Varadero in Cuba. Further destinations will be Phuket and Bangkok in Thailand, Dubai as well as Puerto Plata and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.

SWISS

Courtesy: Boeing.

Courtesy: Boeing.

This winter, the new SWISS flagship, the Boeing 777-300ER, will enter scheduled service on routes from Zurich. From January 2016, the new long-haul aircraft will be deployed on the Zurich-New York route. With the introduction of the winter timetable, SWISS will boost frequencies on its routes to Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Miami (Florida), and will also expand its services from Geneva to destinations in Russia and Portugal in order to meet seasonal demand. In total, SWISS will thus fly to 105 destinations in 49 countries this winter.

Austrian Airlines

Courtesy: Austrian Airlines Group.

Courtesy: Austrian Airlines Group.

In the 2015/2016 winter season, Austrian Airlines will offer its passengers a wide range of flights to as many as 130 destinations in 59 countries. The airline will focus on tourist destinations such as Miami (Florida), which will be served five times a week. From October, it will also offer flights to Mauritius and Colombo (Sri Lanka), and from November, toMarrakesh (Morocco). In response to seasonal demand, Austrian Airlines will thus offer its passengers an attractive range of sunny destinations in the winter as well as in summer.

Brussels Airlines

Courtesy: Brussels Airlines

Courtesy: Brussels Airlines

Once again, Belgium’s leading airline is underlining its position as the Africa specialist with the launch on 26 October of a new connection between Brussels Airport and Ghana. From that date, the Ghanaian capital Accra will be served four times a week. The flight schedule offers ideal connections to Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Scandinavia, and the USA.

This winter, Brussels Airlines is also expanding its European flight schedule. The airline will fly to Bremen five times a week, while Zagreb (6 flights/week) and Billund (12 flights/week) will be served for the first time. Last but not least, Brussels Airlines has good news for sun-lovers. The Canary Islands Tenerife and Gran Canaria will be connected twice a week with Brussels Airport. As well as introducing new destinations, Brussels Airlines will increase frequencies on existing routes. During the winter months, more flights will therefore be available to Monrovia (Liberia), Freetown (Sierra Leone), Lomé (Togo), Cotonou (Benin) and Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso).

Source: Deutsche Lufthansa.