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Air Transat is strengthening its offer for the summer of 2019 to Canada, by adding a weekly frequency from Bordeaux to Montreal.
While the refusal by the Independent Supervisory Authority of Airport Charges ( ASI ) to approve the Aéroports de Paris (ADP) tariffs for 2019 (+ 2.944%) brought the hope of a return to reason, its acceptance of the second offer of ADP at +1% "sounds the knell of independence" explains the Scara who regrets this decision is nothing other than " a purely political decision that results from a compromise of merchants of carpet, intervened between the ASI, the General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC) and the Agency of Participations of the State (APE) .
In August 2019, the company Transavia operates a new summer line to Casablanca from Lyon, which will be operated from July 30, 2019 to September 1, 2019. The Moroccan city will expand the range of destinations to which can relax Lyonnais passengers of the company. Transavia thus confirms its desire to position Lyon as a strategic opening point in the Mediterranean, and to continue its development towards Morocco. In the summer of 2019, 85 cabin crew will be based in Lyon Saint-Exupéry, and the company will offer 20 destinations serving 9 countries, or 60 flights per week. With a fleet of 3 aircraft based in Lyon, Transavia has a growth target of 13% on this basis for 2019 – a total of 870,000 seats available.
Flybe , a European regional company, has chosen Discover The World for its General Agent representation in key European markets – France, Germany, Benelux, Italy and Spain.
The airline Air Senegal has as planned started to operate the road Dakar-Paris Friday, February 1st. It now operates a daily flight between the two cities. Since February 1, the flights have all taken off at the scheduled time and arrived at their destination according to the pre-established flight plan.
" The bankruptcy filing of Germania gives us the opportunity to communicate on the added value of travel agencies in case of difficulty of an airline," says Jean-Pierre Mas, President of Travel Business. Tickets issued as part of a package are taken care of by the professional (new transport, refund …) . It is therefore best to book your plane tickets with a travel agency.
Turkish Airlines renews its partnership with the LEGO® Movie brand to launch its new entertaining and original safety video. It stars characters from LEGO's latest animated film, The Great Adventure Lego 2, produced by Warner Bros. Pictures and broadcast in theaters around the world from February 8, 2019.
The easyJet mobile app has a new feature: 3D augmented reality hand baggage scanning. EasyJet's mobile app uses Augmented Reality to scan cabin baggage and make sure it complies with the maximum allowed dimensions.
This new technology has been put in place to allow passengers to easily check the dimensions of their carry-on baggage prior to their trip.
easyJet does not impose a weight limit for cabin baggage, and maximum dimensions are available on the Orange airline website. Thanks to this innovation, it will be even easier for passengers to check their luggage and avoid any additional costs, resulting from a suitcase too large to travel in the hold.
This new feature uses Apple's ARKit 2 technology and is initially available on iOS. The app works through augmented reality combined with the user's smartphone camera (from the iPhone 6S). The scanner displays a 3D box on the screen which, combined with the phone's camera, measures the size of the cabin bag and confirms if it matches the regulatory dimensions.
Saber GDS unveiled the extension of a long-term distribution agreement with Australian carrier Qantas . In keeping with the company's commitment to lead the industry's evolution in distribution and marketing, Saber welcomes Qantas as the new member of its Beyond NDC program. By joining this program, the company will act as a strategic partner in this innovative initiative that aims to evolve the industry in the development and integration of end-to-end functionalities for the processing of NDC offers.