SWISS

22 new travel destinations from Zurich

SWISS

With the arrival of the 2015 summer flight schedule, SWISS will be adding 22 brand new routes to its programme out of Zurich. This extension to the route network includes both point-to-point routes and seasonal destinations.

This is the first time that SWISS is adding 22 new routes to its programme in one go. In other words, the 2015 summer flight schedule will be putting a stronger focus on providing direct connections to neighbouring countries. In Germany, SWISS will be flying to the Saxon cities of Leipzig and Dresden from Zurich, while they will also be adding Toulouse in France and Graz in Austria. The seasonal connection to Palermo in 2014 will become a regular service this year, as well as Bari, Naples and Brindisi.

Other holiday destinations such as Thessaloniki, Izmir, Malta, Bilbao or Porto will complete the destination portfolio. City break travellers can enjoy new SWISS services to Goteborg, Helsinki, Santiago de Compostela and Riga. The summer flight schedule also contains routes to Ljubljana, Krakow, Sarajevo, Sofia and Zagreb. Just like last summer, SWISS will also be increasing the frequency of its flights to Copenhagen, Hamburg, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Stockholm and Valencia.

With regard to intercontinental services, SWISS will be increasing the frequency of its flights to San Francisco to thirteen per week – this means almost two flights a day to America's west coast city in July and August.

Lufthansa

Transfers made easy: special services at Frankfurt Airport

Lufthansa

Passengers that need to transfer at Frankfurt can be taken care of during their entire connection if required. Passengers can call on as much assistance as they need - in the form of a Transfer Guide, information desks, personal transfers or arrival services.

The Transfer Guide is a brochure that not only contains details about the location of gates and terminals, but also provides an exciting selection of diverse activities. Depending on the length of your stop-over, you can saunter through the colourful shopping area or treat yourself to a massage.

The new information desks at Frankfurt Airport provide the most important information, such as current flight status, to passengers, people picking passengers up and visitors. The devices, linked to the central information system, are also able to read your boarding card and show you the quickest possible way to your gate.

If you would like to be met personally, then the Transfer and Arrival Service is just what you are looking for. As part of this service, you will be met by a member of the service team at the airport, who will provide you with information about your connecting flight, the way to the gate or the closest lounge. For a small fee, there is also the possibility of using the Lufthansa Guide or Family Service, whereby a team member will accompany you in person to where you need to go to.

Austrian

Flights to Sri Lanka in the winter

Austrian

• Austrian is expanding its long-haul routes for leisure travellers
• One flight per week to Colombo from 27th October 2015
• A second flight per week to Mauritius added from 19th December 2015

After Mauritius and Miami, Austrian Airlines is adding another new destination to its flight schedule. From 27th October 2015, Austrian Airlines will be flying to the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Tuesdays. This will add a further Asian destination to its network, alongside Delhi, Bangkok, the Maldives, Peking and Tokyo. Austrian will be operating a Boeing 767 to fly to Colombo, covering a distance of approximately 7450 km. Flight time from Vienna to Colombo will be around 9 hours 10 minutes.

“Flying to Sri Lanka means that we are opening up another destination in the Indian Ocean, alongside the Maldives and Mauritius,” explains Austrian Chief Commercial Officer Andreas Otto. “We are positioning ourselves more strongly on long-haul leisure destinations, which are very popular in winter.”

ANA

ANA introduces the first Boeing 787-9 for international routes

ANA

The Boeing 787-9 will be first used on the Haneda-Munich flight on 5th May 2015.

ANA´s new B787-9 plane for international routes has 215 seats – 46 more than the B787-8, is equipped with state-of-the-art comfort in Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy Class and ensures passengers a comfortable flight experience.

New in-flight services on board this aircraft include ANA SKY LIVE TV, which allows passengers to watch television programmes as they are broadcast live – ANA being the first Japanese airline to offer this. Passengers can also benefit from complimentary access to diverse digital content, such as e-books and e-magazines, as well as an improved ANA Sky Map, which provides passengers with a new, multi-functional 3D perspective of their flight path.

Air Canada

Arrive fully relaxed with Air Canada

Air Canada

Travel in superior style in the Air Canada International Business Class and relax in the exclusive ambiance of a private suite.

Your comfortable seat reclines at the push of a button, converting it into a completely flat, 191cm-long bed. Electronically adjustable cushions and a massage function ensure additional comfort. The large fold-out table can either be used as a desk, or for enjoying the refined in-flight cuisine.

Your personal entertainment system will large touchscreen will make sure that you are kept well entertained throughout the flight. You are able to compile your very own entertainment programme, choosing from over 600 hours of film, TV series, sports programmes, music and news channels.

Even before take-off, you can take advantage of a large number of additional services, such as priority check-in, the Maple Leaf Lounge and fast-track security checks, for example. The Air Canada concierge service is available at many Canadian and international airports. Specially trained personnel answer all your questions and take care of any special requests concerning your flight, help you with hotel and restaurant bookings and provide useful travel tips to make your trip as enjoyable as possible.

Detailed information is also available on aircanada.com.

United

New dishes served in Economy on international flights, including free beer and wine

United

Starting this spring, United Airlines will be providing all United Economy passengers on international long-haul flights with a brand new, top-quality in-flight gastronomic experience. Travellers will be able to enjoy generous portions of delicious dishes, free beer and wine, and will also be able to purchase high-quality snacks. The airline will be introducing this significantly improved food and beverage service on transatlantic flights from 1st June, as well as on connections between the USA and Argentina, Brazil and Chile, and the majority of their transpacific flights.

New several-course meals

United Airlines will be upgrading the complimentary Economy dish to a delicious three-course meal. As a starter, they will be serving a snack and a drink. Passengers will have the choice between cheese and crackers, wholemeal bruschetta chips or Kiri spread with crackers. This will be followed by a substantial main course, served with salad and bread.

Complimentary beer and wine

United is offering complimentary beer and wine on international flights during which a several-course meal is served. All passengers will also receive a bottle of water to keep them refreshed during the flight. They can also purchase half bottles of wine or their favourite spirit from the wide selection carried on board.

The range of snacks has just got bigger

The airline is introducing a range of in-flight snacks that can be purchased in United Economy on international long-haul flights. In addition to the delicious complimentary food and beverage served on board, passengers can now purchase packaged snacks and snack boxes in the Choice Menu Snack Shop. This service is currently available in United Economy on the majority of North and Central American flights of two hours or more, on connections to and from South America and between Honolulu and Guam.