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Emirates Launches Skywards “Up to four times” Mileage Promotion



The Emirates Skywards frequent flyer program is Emirates and flydubai’s award-winning frequent flyer program, which is now offering a new time-limited mileage promotion to all Skywards new and existing members.

This promotion is available from March 20, 2019 to March 31, 2019. Passenger reservations are made between April 10 and June 27, 2019 and September 6 to November 30, 2019 on Emirates or flydubai economy class and business class airfare.

During the promotion period, Skywards members who purchase the ticket that matches the travel date and will receive an additional mileage bonus based on the basic Skywards mileage earned on the original ticket. If a Skywards member travels multiple times on Emirates or flydubai during the period, the second ticket will receive an additional two miles award and the third ticket will receive an additional three times the mileage award.

Skywards miles earned through this event can be redeemed for Emirates or flydubai flights or upgrades. For example, Skywards members travel three times between Dubai and London during the event and purchase a Economy Plus Flex ticket. Through the promotion period, the passenger can earn enough Skywards miles to redeem an economy class Saver ticket from Dubai to London.

Emirates new and existing members need to visit the website to complete the registration and purchase Emirates Saver, Flex or Flex Plus tickets, or flydubai economy class Value, Flex or Business Class Business tickets to participate in the promotion.

Practical Info:

  • Applicable to all: All Skywards members can participate in this event
  • Booking period: March 20th to March 31st, 2019 (including start date)
  • Register: HERE
  • Travel time: April 10 to June 27, 2019 and September 6 to November 30 (including the date of departure)
  • First ticket: Earn the basic mileage of the original ticket + 1 time Skywards Mileage Reward
  • Second ticket: Earn the basic mileage of the original ticket + 2 times Skywards Mileage
  • Third ticket: Earn the basic mileage of the original ticket + 3 times Skywards Mileage

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Aegean Airlines Gradually Resumes Flights With Limited International Frequencies



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Greece has entered the third phase of “unlocking” this week, and domestic and international flights have gradually returned. Aegean Airlines issued a statement on May 18, announcing a series of measures and flexible ticketing policies. Aegean Airlines’ president said in an interview that the company suffered serious losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year may be the worst year in the company’s history. At present, Aegean Airlines has resumed flights between the main mainland and Crete, and other islands will resume flights in the next few weeks. In terms of international flights, Aegean Airlines will first resume round-trip flights between Athens and Munich, Frankfurt, Geneva and Zurich, and increased frequencies for their only non-suspended route to Brussels.

Aegean Airlines A320
Aegean Airlines A320

AEGEAN, a Star Alliance member airline, has been maintaining all domestic destinations with limited frequency flight service since 26 March, in an effort to facilitate minimum essential for the island’s needs and a small number of weekly flights from Athens to Brussels in order to maintain the country’s connectivity with the EU’s administrative centre.

Aegean Airlines also operated numerous humanitarian cargo flights for medical and pharmaceutical supplies transportation from China to Greece and Cyprus, in cooperation with the relevant authorities, the airline has operated repatriation flights from various international destinations. 

AEGEAN gradually adds frequencies on domestic network

Following the gradual ease of travel restrictions within Greece and entry regulations to other European countries gradually to be announced, AEGEAN will be enhancing connectivity in its domestic network.

As of May 18th, AEGEAN will be gradually increasing capacity to Heraklion, Chania, Thessaloniki and Alexandroupolis, while additional frequencies will be added to Rhodes, Corfu, Mytilene, Chios, Samos and other domestic destinations, as of May 25th.   

AEGEAN will gradually restore international operations

By the end of May, AEGEAN will gradually restore international operations to some major European destinations. In particular, AEGEAN plans to restart operations from its Athens hub to Munich, Zurich, Frankfurt and Geneva, initially within a limited frequency. At the same time, more flights will be operated to Brussels, which is the only international destination that hasn’t been suspended. 

AEGEAN is willing to gradually restore its network with extreme cautiousness, as stated in the airline’s press statement. While fully respecting the tremendous national effort to control the COVID-19 outbreak within the country, Aegean Airlines’ utmost priority is still to assist authorities in developing relevant health protocols for both passengers and crews.

AEGEAN has already enhanced the increased precautionary measures while boarding and during a flight in preparation for the resumption of flight services, including the mandatory use of a mask during flight, alongside the aircraft cleaning and disinfection processes, and is in close cooperation with the relevant authorities in order to implement additional safety measures with respect to social distancing and sanitation, upon official announcements.

An Aegean Airlines Airbus A320neo in its brand new livery, Greece, May 11, 2020.
An Aegean Airlines Airbus A320neo in its brand new livery, Greece, May 11, 2020. Image Rights: REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Board Chairman of Aegean Airlines Eftychios Vassilakis told Reuters during an interview stated that Aegean Airlines “burns” 40 million euros every month, and the fixed expenses only cost 25 million euros per month. “The company” burns money “in order to continue flying. Vasilakis said that during the crisis, the Greek government provided financial support to Aegean Airlines. As “You cannot afford to be one of the very few airlines in Europe that have not been helped.” But he did not specify the form and details of the funding.

By the end of the year, AEGEAN will be operating its whole fleet with 65 planes, including the first 6 Airbus A320/321neo aircraft, making it one of the youngest fleet in Europe. Vasilyakis also said that Aegean will be resuming 25% before July and 50% before September, under a best-case scenario,

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American Airlines Begins Domestic U.S. Codeshare With Qatar Airways



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Qatar Airways announced today that the first stage of its strategic partnership with American Airlines has begun, Qatar Airways will start codesharing on American Airlines’ domestic flights as an effort to strengthen connectivity and allow more travel options for passengers. The codeshare agreement implementation is being rolled out in phases over the next few weeks, Qatar Airways will eventually codeshare over 1000 of American Airlines’ domestic flights connecting with its 10 U.S. destinations from the airline’s home and hub in Doha.
Qatar Airways’ Boeing 777-300ER Fleet
Qatar Airways Boeing 777-300ER Fleet

The first phases of the codeshare will allow Qatar Airways’ passengers able to book travel on American Airlines’ extensive domestic connections via Chicago (ORD) and Dallas (DFW) to 200 cities including Miami (MIA), Houston (IAH), Atlanta (ATL), Detroit (DTW), Minneapolis/St.Paul (MSP), Seattle (SEA), and San Francisco (SFO). Additional cities, including destinations in Central America, and the Caribbean will be added, subject to government approvals.

American Airlines Livery
American Airlines Livery

“This codeshare is just the first step in renewing our long-term strategic partnership with American Airlines. The rollout of this domestic codeshare demonstrates our airlines are confident about the future and during this difficult time we continue to focus on how we can enhance the customer experience for our millions of passengers. As two of the strongest airlines in the world, I have no doubt that we will overcome the current challenge and be well-positioned to continue providing our passengers with the reliable, safe and award-winning service that they have come to trust from us.”

Qatar Airways Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Simon Talling-Smith

Further expansion of the strategic partnership will allow Qatar Airways to codeshare on American’s international flights to North, Central and South America as well and even Europe. American Airlines can also codeshare on Qatar Airways flights between the U.S. and Qatar and beyond to various destinations in the Middle-East, Africa and Asia.

“We are pleased that we’ve reached this important milestone with Qatar Airways. We look forward to welcoming Qatar Airways passengers throughout our domestic network as we continue to focus on the wellbeing of our customers, team members and the communities we serve during this uncertain time. This is just the beginning of a strong partnership and we have a very bright future ahead of us.”

American Airlines Senior Vice President of Network Strategy, Vasu Raja

Qatar Airways and American Airlines, both members of the Oneworld alliance, will continue to explore the opportunity for American Airlines to operate flights to Doha, Qatar, and the possibility of joint commercial and operational initiatives to further strengthen this renewed partnership.

Qatar Airways has been maintaining 24/7 operations in recent months, and they have been continuously operating about 150 scheduled weekly flights to over 30 destinations.

Cabin Crews Wearing PPE Onboard
Cabin Crews Wearing PPE Onboard

The airline recently announced plans to gradually rebuild its network in line with passenger demand evolution and the expected relaxation of entry restrictions around the world. By the end of June, Qatar Airways plans to began restore its network with up to 80 destinations.

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