AIRLINES ANNOUNCE NEW ROUTES @ IFTM TOP RESA PARIS

Oman Air Goes Daily to Paris

New aircraft for Oman Air means additional frequencies and destinations

The Sultanate of Oman flagship carrier Oman Air continues its irresistible growth, capitalising on the growing importance of the Gulf area as a major air transport hub. Founded in 1993, Oman Air today serves directly from Muscat 46 destinations including 23 in Asia, 15 in the Middle East, six in Europe and two in Africa. The carrier has a fleet of 44 aircraft including four brand new Boeing 787s. By 2018, the fleet will comprise 57 aircraft and by 2020 some 70 aircraft.

With the delivery of new aircraft, Oman Air is further expanding its network. Last Spring, the airline introduced a second daily flight to London and launched a daily flight to Mashad in Iran. In October, the airline will upgrade its Paris route to a daily flight. Last but not least, Oman Air will open in December its first destination in China with four weekly flights to Guangzhou.

Aigle Azur: 70 Years Connecting People, Continents and Cultures

Aigle_Azur_celebrates_70_years_of_epics.jpgConakry is added to Aigle Azur network for the winter season 2016/17

Aigle Azur was created back to 1946, celebrating this year its 70th anniversary. Taken over by GoFast Group in 2001, Aigle Azur currently serves nearly 25 destinations in Europe and in Africa from 6 French cities (Paris, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Mulhouse and Toulouse). The carrier has a very extensive network to Algeria with seven cities, while also flying to Portugal, Mali and Senegal. For the winter 2016/17, Aigle Azur will extend its Paris-Bamako route into Conakry in Guinea, flying up to four times a week.

More Services on Board Air Austral

Air Austral unveils a range of new products at IFTM Top Resa including its revamped business class

La Réunion Island home carrier Air Austral is making profits and passengers are the first to benefit from this sound financial situation. “We are in an expansion phase and want to be perceived as a high-quality, service-oriented airline”, explains Jean Marc Grazzini, Air Austral Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing.

With the delivery of new aircraft (Boeing 787 and Boeing B777-300), Air Austral is expanding its network and is introducing improved on-board services.

Being the first French carrier to fly the Boeing 787, the delivery of a second aircraft will allow to boost frequencies to Mauritius and Mayotte (both from La Réunion and Paris) while upgrading its La Réunion-Bangkok route to a non-stop service. Asian services will get a major boost with the opening of a direct route to Guangzhou in codeshare with Air Madagascar while providing more nonstop flights to Chennai.

On board, Air Austral is also upgrading its inflight services. Passengers in business class now benefit from full-flat bed seats, Comfort Class passengers (Premium Economy) relax in more comfortable seats while Economy Class passengers enjoy larger video screens, USB charger and integrated electric plugs. Wi-fi is due to be on board from this winter. In Economy class, couples or families will, from November, be able to book an entire row of three seats to be converted into a sleeper.

CONDOR, EXCLUSIVE DESTINATIONS IN THE USA IN WINTER 2016/2017

Condor will be the first German carrier to fly direct to Martinique this winter

condor_exclusive_destinations_in_the_usaCondor, a leisure carrier of European giant Thomas Cook GmbH, will introduce new Carribean direct services from Frankfurt and Munich this winter with the delivery of three Boeing 767-300s. Among them are Frankfurt-Fort de France-Tobago starting November and flights from Munich to Barbados, Costa Rica, Cuba and Santo Domingo.

Condor also flies a network of 16 destinations in the USA, including unusual destinations such as Austin in Texas or New Orleans. Thanks to an agreement with Lufthansa, French passengers can leave from Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse or Nice but also from Brussels, Luxembourg, Basel or Geneva to connect with flights out of Frankfurt or Munich.