Newsletter Switzerland November 2014 http://www.star-alliance.ch ANA to expand its in-flight Wi-Fi Service In 2015, “ANA Wi-Fi Service” will be available across ANA’s international network. From April 2015, ANA will start introducing “ANA Wi-Fi Service” on 30 additional aircraft operating on international routes, including 787-8, 7879 and 777-300ER planes. This will increase the number of aircraft offering a Wi-Fi service on international flights to approximately 60. ANA Wi-Fi Service, a charged service, was introduced on certain international routes on March 1, 2014. In addition, all new aircraft entering ANA’s international fleet will be Wi-Fi enabled, ensuring it’s entire international fleet is equipped with in-flight Wi-Fi in the future. The new Austrian App is online Book flights directly on your smart phone, review arrival and departure information and flight schedules, check-in for your Austrian flight using mobile Web Check-in, change your flight or have your boarding pass sent directly to your mobile device. The Austrian Mobile Solutions offer flexibility, wherever you are - whenever you want! The new Austrian App: Book, Check-in and even Upgrade Now you can find everything you need for your Austrian flight, and a wide range of Austrian services, in our brand-new Austrian app. The light, airy design in the Austrian look and clearly structured functions will make you want to try it out. Thanks to the new technology it uses, the app is fast and stable, ensuring you can navigate through the menu quickly and receive rapid answers to your flight search. The new Austrian app is now ready to be downloaded free, at the App Store and on Google Play. It is available in German, English, French, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian and Japanese. The launch of the new App was a first step. In the near future more technological innovations will follow. Newsletter Switzerland November 2014 http://www.star-alliance.ch Brussels Airlines expands its winter offer with Riga, Krakow and Warsaw Brussels Airlines announces three newcomers in its autumn and winter program, which opens on October 26th : Riga, Krakow, Warsaw. Other destinations are updated with more frequencies or improved timetables. At Brussels Airport, Brussels Airlines opens a new lounge in October and thanks to four new travel options for European flights, passengers are now offered even better value for money. The big newcomer on the short haul network is Riga. Brussels Airlines will set course six times per week in the afternoon to Riga International Airport. Warsaw and Krakow, two destinations that Brussels Airlines launched this summer, will also be part of the winter schedule. The Polish capital Warsaw is served 6 times a week and the touristic city Krakow four times a week. Flight frequencies to Tel Aviv are increased during the winter season, bringing the total number of Brussels Airlines flights to ten instead of eight times weekly. During several months this winter a fourth daily flight will be offered to Madrid. The Moroccan winter sun will be accessible more often this winter thanks to a second weekly flight to Marrakech during several winter months. Flight frequencies will also be added to Budapest, Geneva, Vilnius and Hannover flights. To Bologna, flights will not only take off four times a week in the afternoon, but also three times a week in the evening. Flight schedules to and from London Heathrow are also optimized in order to offer even better connections with other destinations via Brussels Airport. All flights from and to London are operated from the brand new Queens terminal. Lufthansa – New winter flight schedule From the 26th of October 2014 the new winter flight schedule 2014/15 becomes valid. The new schedule comes along with various benefits for Lufthansa passengers. Due to the change of aircrafts departing from Basel, higher booking capacities can be guaranteed. Eventually more people can fly from Basel via Frankfurt or Munich into the world. Furthermore good news to passengers travelling to Delhi as the flagship A380 will fly to Indians capital this winter. Moreover, the A380 will also fly to Seoul and Los Angeles next year soon. Meanwhile, the retrofitting of Lufthansa’s aircrafts came to an end and the new Business can be experienced on various long-haul flights. The new seat offers a perfect way of travelling as it can be modified into a nearly two meters long sleeping surface. Every two months, renowned chiefs prepare exclusive menus for our passengers. Another highlight is the Welcome Lounge at Frankfurt Airport where Business Class passengers can recover in the comfort zone, vitalize in the bistro area and can refresh themselves in high-quality shower rooms. The new Business Class will be available on aircrafts flying to Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Chicago, Washington, Bahrain, Johannesburg, Beijing and Bangalore. Find out more about the Lufthansa Business Class and visit our website: http://www.lufthansa.com/ch/en/Lufthansa-Business-Class-on-long-haul-routes. Newsletter Switzerland November 2014 http://www.star-alliance.ch SAS Credits cuts your corporate travel cost SAS Credits, the SAS company loyalty program for small and medium sized companies helps companies to cut their corporate travel costs for both flights and hotel stays. Registered companies earn and get back up to 4 % of the ticket price every time they fly with SAS and Wideroe. All earned SAS Credits can be redeemed by anyone in the company for new flights or hotel stays. Companies earn and redeem SAS Credits in any booking class and for all destinations. Earning Credits is easy: after registration on www.flysas.ch/credits, companies receive a company code (CMP code). This code needs to be entered whenever a reservation is made in order to collect SAS Credits. Companies book on flysas.ch or via their travel agency. Membership is free of charge and there are no minimum requirements SAS Plus – Small difference, lots of benefits. Singapore Airlines now offers exclusive „Book the Cook“-menu service on flights from Zurich Singapore Airlines passengers travelling from Zurich in Suites, First Class and Business Class can now pre-order from an exquisite selection of dishes before their journey even begins. Delicacies such as the popular ‚Lobster Thermidor‘– lobster flambé with Cognac – are on offer. Exclusive on flights from Zurich, are Swiss specialties such as sliced veal ‘Zurich style’, Swiss Rösti with salmon or a delicious Birchermüesli. The exclusive „Book the Cook“-service enables passengers travelling in Suites, First Class and Business Class to order gourmet meals in advance. In addition to popular classics and local delicacies, customers can also order dishes which have been exclusively created for Singapore Airlines by world-acclaimed chefs of the International Culinary Panel. The Singapore Airlines International Culinary Panel was founded in 1998 and comprises award-winning chefs such as Georges Blanc, Carlo Cracco and Alfred Portale. The Panel works closely with the Airline’s own chefs, to specially create the unique selection that is available on board. For the young travelers between 2 and 11 years travelling in premium classes, the exclusive in-flight meal service ,Yummy!’ offers a variety of dishes especially created for young ones. The Singapore Airlines „Book the Cook“- and „Yummy!” offer is available on all flights from Singapore and on selected routes to Singapore. More information on which menus are available can be found on singaporeair.com. Newsletter Switzerland November 2014 http://www.star-alliance.ch More choice for customers as SWISS rolls out significant expansion of European network in March 2015 As a SWISS customer you can now look forward to having a further 22 exciting new destinations in 17 European countries to choose from as of next spring. From Zurich, this far-reaching network expansion extends in all directions: north to cities on the Baltic Sea and south to Mediterranean, west to the Iberian Peninsula and east to key destinations in the Balkan region. Attractive one-way and return fares on these routes can now be booked. Flights to these new locations begin operating as of the end of March 2015. United Airlines to Add 50 E175 Aircraft to United Express Fleet United Airlines announced the company will amend its existing agreement with regional carrier Shuttle America, to add 50 E175 aircraft. Shuttle America's parent company, Republic Airways Holdings Inc., will determine which of its carriers will operate the new 76-seat aircraft under the United Express brand. United anticipates deliveries will begin in July 2015 and continue through the summer of 2017. E175 Features The E175s will offer 12 seats in United First and 64 seats in United Economy, including 16 extra-legroom United Economy Plus seats. The aircraft also offer more personal space for customers, with wider seats and aisles than other regional aircraft; a power outlet at each United First seat; and large overhead bins that can accommodate standard-size carry-on bags.
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