Low Cost Airline News - Europe.
Dec 31, 2006
Air Berlin launched a twice-weekly Berlin Tegel-St. Petersburg service aboard 737NGs. Dec 26, 2006
Air Berlin launched a thrice-weekly Nurnberg-Moscow Domodedovo service. Dec 22, 2006
Air Berlin and its dba subsidiary transported 1.4 million passengers in November, up 8.5% on the year-ago month. Load factor rose 1.1 points to 68.7%. Dec 21, 2006
EasyJet transported 2.6 million passengers in November, 11.2% more than in the year-ago month. Load factor was up 0.4 point to 80.5%. Dec 26, 2006
Meridiana is buying a 29.9% stake in Italian leisure carrier Eurofly. Olbia-based Meridiana, which is majority controlled by Prince Karim al-Hussayni, the Aga Khan Aga Khan (ä`gä khän), the title of the religious leader and imam of the Ismaili Nizari sect of Islam, originally bestowed by the Persian shah Fath Ali on Hasan Ali Shah, 1800–1881, the 46th Ismaili imam, in 1818. , is acquiring the shares from Spinneker Luxembourg. Milan-based Eurofly was established with a 45% shareholding by Alitalia in response to the flag carrier's desire to develop the leisure travel market and launched operations in 1990. AZ acquired full control in 2000 and sold its stake to Spinneker in 2003. Eurofly was listed on the Milan Stock Exchange Milan Stock Exchange
The largest regional stock exchange in Italy, facilitating more than 90% of the country's trading volume. in December 2005, with Spinneker keeping a 44% stake. The carrier operates one A319, eight A320-200s and three A330-200s and emerged as launch customer for the A350-800 late last year, when it also ordered an additional two A330-200s. Dec 26, 2006
Norwegian will begin a thrice-weekly Edinburgh-Oslo Gardermoen service April 15. Dec 22, 2006
Ryanair shelved, at least temporarily, its plan to acquire Aer Lingus Aer Lingus is Ireland's national airline. Based in Dublin, it operates 41 Airbus aircraft serving Europe, Africa, North America and the Middle East. The airline is 28% owned by the Irish government; it was floated on the Dublin and London Stock Exchanges on 2 October 2006, following the European Commission's decision to refer its hostile [euro]1.48 billion ($1.95 billion) takeover offer to a Phase II investigation, which can take 3-5 months. The LCC (Leadless Chip Carrier, Leaded Chip Carrier) See leadless chip carrier, CLCC and PLCC.
1. LCC - Language for Conversational Computing. Written at CMU in the 1960's. said that owing to owing to
Because of; on account of: I couldn't attend, owing to illness.
owing to prep → debido a, por causa de the EU regulatory investigation, its offer automatically lapsed LEGACY, LAPSED. A legacy is said to be lapsed or extinguished, when the legatee dies before the testator, or before the condition upon which the legacy is given has been performed, or before the time at which it is directed to vest in interest has arrived. Bac. Ab. Legacy, E; Com. Dig. under takeover rules, yet it added that it intends to make a further offer for its smaller competitor if the EC clears the bid after its Phase II review. The offer was set to expire expire /ex·pire/ (ek-spi´er)
1. to exhale.
2. to die.
1. To breathe one's last breath; die.
2. To exhale. today. Dec 22, 2006
Ryanair announced the launch of six new routes and the cancellation of six others next year. Additions are thrice-weekly Girona-Cagliari service from March 27, thrice-weekly Bremen-Malaga from April 3, four-times-weekly Brussels Charleroi-London Stansted from June 1, four-times-weekly Valladolid-Milan Orio al Serio Orio al Serio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Bergamo in the Italian region of Lombardy, located about 45 km northeast of Milan and about 4 km southeast of Bergamo. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 1,671 and an area of 3.0 km². from March 2, thrice-weekly Pisa-Cagliari from Jan. 16 and daily Rome Ciampino-Madrid starting March 1. Closing city-pairs will be Frankfurt Hahn-Billund on Jan. 9, Liverpool-Kerry and Pisa-Friedrichshafen on Jan. 16, HHN-Shannon and Newcastle-Oslo Sandefjord on March 24 and CRL-Salzburg on April 16. Dec 18, 2006
Ryanair appears to be making a last push to convince El shareholders to accept its offer, which it said is "generous" and will not be increased. The letter from Ryanair CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. Michael O'Leary Michael O'Leary is the name of a number of prominent people:
Ryanair sent a comprehensive letter to all Aer Lingus shareholders Friday urging them to approve the LCC's [euro]2.80 ($3.70)-per-share takeover bid Noun 1. takeover bid - an offer to buy shares in order to take over the company
two-tier bid - a takeover bid where the acquirer offers to pay more for the shares needed to gain control than for the remaining shares before a Dec. 22 deadline. Ryanair investors voted overwhelmingly to back the takeover at an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders last week. Dec 18, 2006
Ryanair transported 3.16 million passengers in November, a 15% increase over the year-ago month. Load factor was down 2 points to 79%. Dec 18, 2006
SkyEurope services from Vienna will comprise daily flights to Amsterdam, Paris Orly, Brussels and Sofia; six-times-weekly flights to Bucharest; thrice-weekly operations to Barcelona, Venice, Florence, Nice and Athens, and twice-weekly service to Thessaloniki, Larnaca, Dubrovnik, Split and Zadar. By next summer SkyEurope will offer 61 weekly flights from VIE. It also will provide a bus transfer service between the Austrian and Slovakian capitals. Dec 21, 2006
SkyEurope to open Vienna base just 60 km. from Bratislava. SkyEurope Airlines yesterday confirmed its intention to open a base at Vienna International Airport “VIE” redirects here. For other uses, see VIE (disambiguation).
Vienna International Airport (IATA: VIE, ICAO: LOWW) (German: Flughafen Wien-Schwechat just 60 km. from its Bratislava hub, basing two 737-700s at VIE starting March 25 and flying to 16 European destinations. Two weeks ago the LCC reported a [euro]57.3 million ($75 million) loss in the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, double the previous 12 months' [euro]28.6 million deficit. Dec 20, 2006
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