Airport & Airline

EL AL Israel Airlines and Etihad Airways to explore greater cooperation following MOU signing

Tony Douglas, Etihad Aviation Group GCEO and Gonen Usishkin, EL AL Airlines CEO sign MOU agreement
Plans to offer reciprocal ‘earn and burn’ on frequent flyer programmes
EL AL Israel Airlines, the national airline of Israel, and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, are set to explore deeper cooperation following the signing of a virtual Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).  
The wide-ranging MOU covers scope to introduce joint codeshare services between Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv, as well as on the global flight networks beyond the two carriers’ hubs.


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Etihad Airways announces new route to Israel

Etihad Airways Boeing 787
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will launch daily scheduled year-round flights to Tel Aviv, the economic and technological centre of Israel.
The launch of flights follows the normalisation of diplomatic ties between the two nations, and the signing of the Abraham Accords between the UAE and Israel in Washington D.C. on 15 September.


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Munich Airport remains the only 5-star airport in Europe

In May 2015, Munich Airport was awarded 5-Star status for the first time following an extensive review by the London-based Skytrax Institute.
Germany’s second-largest airport was also the first European airport to be awarded this highest seal of quality. In a first re-certification, Munich Airport successfully maintained its 5-Star status in March 2017.


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Eurowings takes off for the first time at the new Capital City Airport

 Eurowings launch
Lufthansa subsidiary is the first Lufthansa Group airline to take off from BER today
Eurowings took off for the first time at the new capital city airport Berlin Brandenburg – three times in a row: this morning at 6.20 a.m., flights EW8058 to Cologne and EW8000 to Stuttgart took off. This was immediately followed by flight EW8040 to Düsseldorf at 6.30 a.m. This makes Eurowings the first airline in the Lufthansa Group to operate scheduled flights from the new capital city airport.


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Virgin Atlantic increases Caribbean flying with new service to St Vincent

St Vincent
Virgin Atlantic is delighted to announce it will be launching the first flight from Europe to St Vincent with new services to the Caribbean island departing from London Heathrow.  
The twice-weekly service will launch in June 2021 and will operate on the airline’s A330-300 aircraft boasting 31 Upper Class, 48 Premium and 185 Economy Delight, Classic and Light seats.


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