Garuda Indonesia Inducted Into Skyteam

Global airline alliance Skyteam, welcomed its 20th member today. Garuda Indonesia became the second Southeast Asia airline to join the grouping, boosting its ambitions as it seeks to spread its coverage beyond the region. The Indonesian carrier’s customers will now enjoy seamless access to Skyteam’s 1,064 destinations, the earning and redemption of miles on member-operated … Continue reading

Easyjet Launches Moscow Flights

European low cost carrier Easyjet looks east towards Russia for growth, launching flights to Moscow (Domodedovo) from London (Gatwick), its 100th route out of the airport. The airline will also begin flights to the Russian capital from Manchester later this month, giving travellers more flight options.   London (Gatwick) – Moscow (Domodedovo) Departing London at … Continue reading

Skyteam To Extend SkyPriority Across All Members

Global airline alliance Skyteam has announced it is to extend SkyPriority, a series of distinctively branded priority airport services offered to its Elite Plus and premium cabin customers, across its member airlines. The move is intended to align the alliance to a common and consistent service standard on the ground.   The SkyPriority services will be distinctively … Continue reading

China Eastern Airlines To Join Skyteam

Shanghai-based China Eastern Airlines has announced its intention to join the Skyteam alliance. At a ceremony held at the Xijiao State Guest House in Shanghai, the airline signed a Memorandum of Understanding to become Skyteam’s second Chinese member by mid-2011, boosting the alliance’s domestic Chinese network.   The move is expected to allow China Eastern Airlines access to international … Continue reading

Cathay Pacific Completes Inaugural Hong Kong – Milan Flight, Announces New Flights

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways has completed its inaugural flight to Milan, its first new route in 2010. The airline has also announced a launch date for Hong Kong-Moscow flights and a series of frequency increases to meet high demand over the summer season.   Hong Kong-Milan  The inaugural flight CX 233 departed Hong Kong International Airport … Continue reading