Category Archives: Airlines

Air Mediterranean launches scheduled flights from Athens

The Athens-based start up airline Air Mediterranean announced the launch of seven new international flights out of Athens that will be flying to London, Stockholm, Jeddah, Casablanca, Khartoum and Iraq (Baghdad and Erbil), as of November 1. Ticket prices for all European destinations will start from 85

Ryanair issues €40 vouchers for flight cancellations

Ryanair is sending travel vouchers to the 315,000 passengers affected by its flight cancellations fiasco. The vouchers, worth €40 per cancelled flight (or €80 for return flights), can be redeemed on Ryanair flights between October and March 2018. There are several terms and conditions, however. The flights

Ryanair agrees to pay for flights on rival airlines

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has stepped in after Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary said the budget carrier would not pay for passengers to take flights on other airlines, stating that that was not required under EU flight delay law. This comes amid widespread disruption

Ryanair CEO claims Norwegian “will not survive the winter”

“Norwegian will go in four or five months. They are running out of cash. They are scrabbling around daily.” Michael O’Leary, Ryanair’s CEO, said this in an interview last week with Travel Weekly. The outspoken chief executive of Europe’s largest airline by passengers took aim at his archrival’s

The 8 most highly regarded airlines in the world

While pricing and safety are two important measures to consider when choosing an airline, there are far more factors that contribute to a customer — or an employee’s — opinion of a company. Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies survey for 2017 looked at 1,500 of

Ryanair cuts baggage prices by up to 50%

Ryanair is reducing its checked baggage fees,  just in time for the busy summer travel season. The low-cost carrier, which calculates its checked baggage fees on luggage weight and flight duration, announced Thursday it’s cutting some fees by as much as 50%. Checking a bag that

Cobalt Air operates maiden flight

Cobalt Air,  via its official Twitter account, confirmed (01-Jun-2016) the successful operation of its first Larnaca-Athens service. Cobalt CEO,  Andrew Pyne,  stated that the company aims at developing into an important regional player in air travel while at the same time promoting Cyprus as a

Ryanair launches corporate jet service

Ryanair has taken its move upmarket to a whole new level by launching a corporate jet service. The budget airline will offer fine dining on a Boeing 737-700 jet refitted to carry 60 passengers on reclining leather business class seats. A spokesman said the plane

Russian S7 Airlines to launch Charlie Airlines in Cyprus

A new airline is planning to give Cobalt Air and Tus Airways some fresh competition in Cyprus with its Russian co-owner unveiling the name as ‘Charlie Airlines’. According to S7 air group chief Vladislav Filev, the name was inspired by the nickname handed to expatriated