November 2011

British Isles: South-east Airports
 
ADRIA AIRWAYS is cancelling its Ljubljana-Gatwick service this autumn.

AER ARANN is pulling out of Galway this autumn and will be cancelling its services from there to Luton and Southend.

BLUE1 is cancelling its Helsinki-Heathrow service on 30th October.

BMI is switching its Addis Ababa service to operate via Beirut instead of Amman from 30th October. As a result Amman frequency will reduce from 10 to seven weekly. Its Beirut service will remain at 10 weekly.

BRITISH AIRWAYS is increasing the frequency of its Heathrow-Glasgow service from 52 weekly to 60 weekly from 30th October, and to 67 weekly from 9th January. From 25th March it will be launching a new thrice-daily Gatwick-Nice service and moving its daily Algiers service from Heathrow to Gatwick,. However, at the same time it will cancel its Gatwick-Cagliari service and halve its frequency to Faro to once daily. Next summer will also see the addition of a third daily Heathrow-Miami service.

EASYJET is cancelling its Gatwick-Gothenburg service on 9th January. On 31st March it is launching a twice-weekly Luton-Corfu service, and a thrice-weekly Gatwick-Kefallonia service follows on 28th April.

KOREAN AIR is launching a thrice-weekly Seoul-Gatwick service at the end of April. Overall service to London will increase to 10 weekly.

LUFTHANSA is cancelling its Dresden-Heathrow service on 25th March.

NORWEGIAN is cancelling its thrice-weekly Aalborg-Gatwick service on 30th October.

SAS SCANDINAVIAN AIRLINES is cancelling its Bergen-Gatwick service on 1st November.
  
  
British Isles: other Airports
  
AER ARANN will be cancelling several routes this November. Services affected are from Galway to Edinburgh, Manchester and Waterford, from Kerry to Manchester, and from Waterford to Birmingham.

CYPRUS AIRWAYS is cancelling its Larnaca-Manchester service on 30th October, though it will be temporarily reinstated over the forthcoming Christmas period.

EASYJET is cancelling Manchester-Gothenburg service on 8th January.

FLYBE is cancelling services from Belfast City to Doncaster and Liverpool at the end of October, and is switching its winter-only services from Manchester to Knock and Newquay to year-round.

JET2 is launching a twice-weekly Manchester-Istanbul (Ataturk) service on 16th March.

RYANAIR is launching a Bournemouth-Wroclaw service early in the new year.

SAS SCANDINAVIAN AIRLINES launches a twice-weekly Bergen-Manchester service on 6th January.
   
  
Rest-of-World Developments

ADRIA AIRWAYS is cancelling services from Ljubljana to Paris and Warsaw this autumn, and reducing frequencies on many other routes.

ALITALIA is resuming its Rome-Tripoli service on 2nd November, to be operated five times a week.

CSA CZECH AIRLINES will cancel three recently launched services at the end of October, from Bratislava to Barcelona, Brussels and Rome.

EMIRATES is reducing its Dubai-Houston service from twice to once daily from 1st February and introducing a new daily Dubai-Dallas/Ft Worth service the following day.

ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES is cancelling its service to Bahrain on 30th October.

OPENSKIES, British Airways' subsidiary, is cancelling its five-times weekly Paris Orly-Washington Dulles service this autumn. Its route from Paris to Newark continues.

QANTAS launches a thrice-weekly Sydney-Santiago de Chile service on 26th March that will replace its existing service to Buenos Aires.

ROYAL AIR MAROC is launching a twice-weekly service to Bissau on 13th December, operated in conjunction with its Conakry service.

TACA launches a thrice-weekly San Salvador-Bogot  service on 16th November.
  
  
OTHER NEWS

British Airways is re-launching its award winning Executive Club for frequent fliers with a brand new Bronze card tier, which will bridge the gap between Blue and Silver tiers. Blue cardholders will need just half the Silver threshold level to be promoted to Bronze. This development will increase the compatibility of the British Airways' scheme with those of other members of oneWorld.

EasyJet has announced the launch of two new French bases from April 2012, at Toulouse and Nice. Initial route announcements are to destinations in France and Belgium.

Edinburgh Airport is to be sold by operator BAA after it was told by competition regulators to let go of one of its Scottish hubs. BAA is now beginning preparations for a sale and expects to formally approach the market in the New Year with a view to agreeing a sale by Summer 2012. Aberdeen Glasgow airports will remain in BAA hands.

Ryanair has announced the launch of a new base - its 46th - at Wroclaw in March 2012. Six new routes are planned.