Displaying items by tag: Transport http://ttgbalkans.com Sun, 17 Dec 2017 02:02:49 +0000 en-gb Air Serbia partnership to shape future of young Serbians http://ttgbalkans.com/transport/item/1066-air-serbia-partnership-to-shape-future-of-young-serbians.html http://ttgbalkans.com/transport/item/1066-air-serbia-partnership-to-shape-future-of-young-serbians.html Air Serbia partnership to shape future of young Serbians

Hundreds of new jobs have been created in Belgrade and Abu Dhabi as a result of Air Serbia's partnership with Etihad Airways.

Over 300 Serbian-nationals work for Etihad Airways and the employment opportunities have created career paths for many young Serbians. These include the first group of young Serbian nationals selected for the graduate management programme.

Throughout H1 of 2014, Air Serbia enhanced its workforce with 300 new professionals. The majority of these new jobs are in commercial roles, with a focus on the airline's call centre operations.

CEO, Air Serbia, Dane Kondić commented on this result: "The partnership with Etihad Airways brings many exciting and extraordinary employment opportunities for Serbian nationals that would not otherwise have been possible. We are growing our workforce and, for the first time, investing in skills that give people more than a job – we are offering careers.

"I am very proud that we have now recruited Serbia's inaugural batch of female pilots. We have ensured the transparency and advertising of all employment opportunities, something which rarely ever happened in the past, ensuring that all Serbians have an open and equal opportunity of gaining employment with Air Serbia," Kondić added.

President and CEO, Etihad Airways, James Hogan also noted: "The partnership between Air Serbia and Etihad Airways is strong and collaborative. It gives me great pleasure that Air Serbia is succeeding and to see capable young Serbians on the graduate programme learning skills in Abu Dhabi, which will stay with them forever."

Air Serbia's rapid growth is said to continue to stimulate the creation of a significant number of new jobs for Serbian nationals. The carrier currently has over 50 vacancies, with an active hiring process currently underway for pilots and cabin crew. It is planning to re-launch the cadet pilot scheme, which will provide stream of internationally qualified young pilots.

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ttsierkezou@ttgmena.com (Tatiana Tsierkezou) Transport Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:30:01 +0000
Athens International Airport hosts 'Feel Free to Feel Green' exhibition http://ttgbalkans.com/transport/item/1065-athens-international-airport-hosts-feel-free-to-feel-green-exhibition.html http://ttgbalkans.com/transport/item/1065-athens-international-airport-hosts-feel-free-to-feel-green-exhibition.html Athens International Airport hosts 'Feel Free to Feel Green' exhibition

Further highlighting its dedication to green initiatives and in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Athens Video Art Festival, Athens International Airport is hosting an 'Environment and Culture' exhibition from September 3 until December 31, 2014.

The exhibition is to display contemporary pieces by local and international artists, promoting environmental awareness under the theme of 'Feel Free to Feel Green'.

Visitors to the exhibition can enjoy video art, animation, installations and digital images, plus more. They well be granted the opportunity to explore the relationship between modern man and the environment, as well as the role technology plays nowadays.

The 'Feel Free to Feel Green' exhibition will be presented in the 'Art & Environment' showroom on the departures level and is open to the public 24 hours a day.

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ttsierkezou@ttgmena.com (Tatiana Tsierkezou) Transport Mon, 08 Sep 2014 14:00:20 +0000
Aegean Airlines announces boost in results for H1 of 2014 http://ttgbalkans.com/transport/item/1063-aegean-airlines-announces-boost-in-results-for-h1-of-2014.html http://ttgbalkans.com/transport/item/1063-aegean-airlines-announces-boost-in-results-for-h1-of-2014.html Aegean Airlines announces boost in results for H1 of 2014

Aegean Airlines has reported improved results for the first half of 2014, resulting from the benefits of its network expansion and from cost synergies with Olympic Air.

Consolidated revenue increased by eight per cent to €388.6 millio, compared to the combined revenue of both companies in 2013. Consolidated pre-tax earnings reached €22 million from €7.2 million and after-tax earnings rose to €16 million from €6.9 million in 2013.

It should be noted that due to seasonality the first half is traditionally said to be the weakest semester in performance.

Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air carried 4.3 million passengers in the first half of 2014, 16 per cent more than the previous year, achieving further improvement on load factor to 76 per cent from 74 per cent, despite the high number of new destinations launched during the period.

In June 2014, the company reached a historic milestone by exceeding one million monthly passengers for the first time. Traffic in the domestic network surged by 19 per cent, driven mainly by lower fares which boosted demand for main markets as well smaller island destinations. International traffic out of the eight aircraft bases rose by 13 per cent, with Athens registering a higher growth rate of 17 per cent, as the market recovered for the first time since 2008.

Managing director, Aegean Airlines, Dimitris Gerogiannis commented: "Olympic Air synergies are gradually maturing bringing unit cost improvements and increased flows from connectivity. Our investment in incoming leisure and tourism over the last five years now brings tangible results for Aegean. This is so, despite the significant rise in competitive capacity to our market as well as new source market related challenges faced in Russia and Ukraine.

He added: "We are benefiting from scale economies and network development and we will continue to gradually but consistently pursue this strategy while making new investments in quality and competitiveness as most recently with our decision to take delivery of seven brand new Airbus A320 aircraft in 2015/2016."

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nhami@ttgmena.com (Nataly Hami) Transport Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:32:31 +0000
Sarajevo International Airport welcomes jump in passenger numbers http://ttgbalkans.com/transport/item/1061-sarajevo-international-airport-welcomes-jump-in-passenger-numbers.html http://ttgbalkans.com/transport/item/1061-sarajevo-international-airport-welcomes-jump-in-passenger-numbers.html Sarajevo International Airport welcomes jump in passenger numbers

Marking a successful month for passenger traffic, Sarajevo International Airport in Bosnia and Herzegovina welcomed a total of 88,591 passengers throughout the month of August, representing an 11 per increase compared to the corresponding month in 2013.

Adding to this, commercial and civil cargo also witnessed a jump throughout August 2014, with a four per cent increase compared to the same month last year.

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ttsierkezou@ttgmena.com (Tatiana Tsierkezou) Transport Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:11:09 +0000
Successful H1 revealed by Air Serbia http://ttgbalkans.com/transport/item/1060-successful-h1-revealed-by-air-serbia.html http://ttgbalkans.com/transport/item/1060-successful-h1-revealed-by-air-serbia.html Successful H1 revealed by Air Serbia

H1 of 2014 has proven to be a successful period for Air Serbia, with the airline announcing strong improvements in total revenue, following an increase of 82 per cent to €102 million, compared to €56 million during H1 of 2013.

Between January and June this year, a total of 944,000 passengers travelled with the airline, representing almost 70 per cent more than the corresponding period last year. The carrier's passenger carrying capacity, measured in Available Seat Kilometres (ASKs), was 1,588 million by the end of H1 of 2014, an increase of 85 per cent compared to the same period last year.

Since its launch in October last year, the airline has inducted nine Airbus aircraft, with two Airbus A320 aircraft delivered in Q2 of 2014. This has resulted in the average age of the jet fleet being reduced from 25 years to 10 years.
CEO, Air Serbia, Dane Kondić commented: "The results are very pleasing and demonstrate how effectively the Air Serbia team is working to deliver on the strategy of sustainable growth.

"We are on track to deliver a profitable, strong airline by the end of the current financial year, in line with the commitment of our shareholders, the government of Serbia and Etihad Airways.

"We expect to maintain the momentum for the second half of 2014, as we continue to reconnect the Balkan region and new markets, through a combination of direct flights, as well as expanding our codeshare partnerships. There is no doubt that we are bringing choice, convenience and comfort to travellers."

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ttsierkezou@ttgmena.com (Tatiana Tsierkezou) Transport Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:19:32 +0000
Wizz Air enhances Poland connectivity http://ttgbalkans.com/international/item/1055-wizz-air-enhances-poland-connectivity.html http://ttgbalkans.com/international/item/1055-wizz-air-enhances-poland-connectivity.html Wizz Air enhances Poland connectivity

Closely following the news of the opening of eight new routes in Warsaw, Wizz Air has announced further expansion plans for Poland.

The airline will deploy two new aircraft in Katowice and Poznan, bringing its fleet in Poland to 18 Airbus A320. The fifth Katowice and second Poznan-based aircraft are due to be delivered on March 29, 2015 and May 2, 2015 respectively.

The Central and Eastern-European carrier also announced five new services starting in early 2015 from Gdansk to Molde, Norway and Frankfurt Hahn, from Katowice to Belfast, from Poznan to Malmo and from Lublin to Stockholm Skvasta.

Wizz Air now offers a total of 103 routes spanning 47 destinations from seven Polish airports. Adding to this, the carrier has increased frequencies on some of its most popular routes across its Polish network.

CEO, Wizz Air, József Váradi commented: "[This] is another major step forward for Wizz Air in Poland. Just in three weeks we have announced three new based aircraft, 13 new routes and 1.4 million additional seats in 2015. We are highly committed to continuing to bring more of our low fares and optional services to best meet the needs of the Polish travelling public.

"Wizz Air's ever expanding network and increasing frequencies on existing routes will certainly attract more passengers traveling on leisure or business. Our growth will generate over 1,400 jobs across Poland and boost tourism across the country."

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ttsierkezou@ttgmena.com (Tatiana Tsierkezou) International Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:36:00 +0000
Surge in figures at Sofia Airport http://ttgbalkans.com/transport/item/1053-surge-in-figures-at-sofia-airport.html http://ttgbalkans.com/transport/item/1053-surge-in-figures-at-sofia-airport.html Surge in figures at Sofia Airport

Bulgaria Air recently announced that in July, Sofia Airport served a total of 362, 800 passengers at the two airport terminals, resulting in an increase of nine per cent annually.

Bulgaria Air and other companies operating from Terminal 2 were preferred by 68 per cent of the passengers travelling on international and domestic routes. The remaining 32 per cent of the total amount of passengers passed through Terminal 1.

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nhami@ttgmena.com (Nataly Hami) Transport Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:33:33 +0000
Bucharest and Sofia flights increased by Qatar Airways http://ttgbalkans.com/transport/item/1050-bucharest-and-sofia-flights-increased-by-qatar-airways.html http://ttgbalkans.com/transport/item/1050-bucharest-and-sofia-flights-increased-by-qatar-airways.html Bucharest and Sofia flights increased by Qatar Airways

Catering to ever-increasing demand, as of October 1, Qatar Airways is set to enhance flight frequencies to Bucharest (Romania) and Sofia (Bulgaria).

Currently offering its Bucharest-Sofia linked route five times a week, the carrier will be introducing two additional frequencies, bringing the total number of flights to seven per week.

With the addition of the two new frequencies, the route will offer an additional 48 seats in business class and 360 in economy class per week, representing an increase of 408 seats.

Group CEO, Qatar Airways, HE Akbar Al Baker commented on the news: "Bucharest-Sofia has been an extremely popular route for those travelling to and from Europe. The additional two frequencies will help meet the demand the airline has for this particular route. Europe in particular, is an extremely popular destination for a number of our passengers, especially those in East Asia and we are pleased to be able to continue to offer more options to those looking to travel with us and enjoy our five-star service.

Popular destinations to and from Bucharest and Sofia include Tokyo, Shanghai, Seoul, Dubai, Melbourne, Singapore, Manila, Bangkok, Maldives, Nairobi and Delhi.

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ttsierkezou@ttgmena.com (Tatiana Tsierkezou) Transport Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:28:00 +0000
Aegean Airlines welcomes heightened passenger numbers http://ttgbalkans.com/transport/item/1045-aegean-airlines-welcomes-heightened-passenger-numbers.html http://ttgbalkans.com/transport/item/1045-aegean-airlines-welcomes-heightened-passenger-numbers.html Aegean Airlines welcomes heightened passenger numbers

Marking a successful month, Greek carrier, Aegean Airlines has reported that international passenger traffic significantly increased by 11 per cent at Thessaloniki airport from June-July 2014.

The airline serviced 159,945 passengers, a notable jump on 2013 numbers which stood at 144,288.

The increase in traffic is said to have resulted from the expansion of Aegean Airlines' bolstered international network.

Adding to this, the carrier's international passenger traffic increased dramatically at the airports of Heraklion and Chania in Crete by 30 per cent during the June-July period, welcoming 196,572 passengers.

The airline also witnessed a 19 per cent jump in numbers at Rhodes International Airport during the same period, welcoming 96,038 passengers from 80,698 during the same period last year.

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ttsierkezou@ttgmena.com (Tatiana Tsierkezou) Transport Fri, 08 Aug 2014 13:12:45 +0000
Air Serbia and Etihad Regional announce codeshare http://ttgbalkans.com/transport/item/1043-air-serbia-and-etihad-regional-announce-codeshare.html http://ttgbalkans.com/transport/item/1043-air-serbia-and-etihad-regional-announce-codeshare.html Air Serbia and Etihad Regional announce codeshare

Air Serbia and Etihad Regional recently announced a reciprocal codeshare agreement, granting European travellers improved access between Switzerland and Serbia.

The new flights, effective immediately, will bring the combined number of weekly return flights offered by both airlines between Switzerland and Serbia to 15.

Under the newly announced codeshare agreement, Etihad Regional will place its F7 code on the daily Air Serbia-operated flights between Belgrade and Zurich. In return, Air Serbia will place its JU code on the Etihad Regional flights between Geneva and Belgrade and Geneva and Lugano.

CEO, Etihad Regional, Maurizio Merlo commented on the news: "We are delighted to announce this new codeshare agreement with Air Serbia which is a significant development for the airline and important for us in a number of ways.

"This agreement demonstrates the potential of the partnership between both airlines in terms of network synergies. But most importantly, it makes Etihad Regional's route network even more attractive by providing our guests more travel options between Switzerland and Serbia," Merlo added.

Also remarking on the development was CEO, Air Serbia, Dane Kondić: "We recently expanded our network to over 38 destinations in Europe and the Middle East, and this codeshare announcement further supports our strategy to provide greater access and connectivity to our guests. We are confident that the agreement will significantly enhance business and leisure traffic between the two countries, and feed passengers onto each other's flight networks."

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ttsierkezou@ttgmena.com (Tatiana Tsierkezou) Transport Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:25:00 +0000