Low-cost airlines

Low-cost Turkish carrier to offer 100,000 free tickets to mark 10th anniversary

Low-cost Turkish carrier Pegasus plans to distribute 100,000 free tickets to mark the 10th anniversary of its establishment, with the first 100,000 people who buy a domestic or foreign-bound ticket as of Dec. 3 benefiting from the campaign, according to company representatives. 

The tickets can be used until March 31, 2016, they added. 

Lufthansa Cabin Crew Set to Strike Again on Thursday, Friday

Lufthansa cabin crew will go on strike again on Thursday and Friday over pay and retirement demands, newswires have reported.

"We hope that this will finally bring serious movement in this labour dispute and that we will not be forced to also strike in December," AFP quoted the chief of cabin crew trade union UFO, Nicoley Baublies, as saying on Monday.

Ryanair to include flights from Athens to Dublin and Berlin in 2016

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair will include two new routes in its schedule from Athens to Dublin and Berlin next year.

According to Ryanair’s sales and marketing manager for Greece, John Alborante, the route to Dublin will start in March 2016 with three flights per week, whereas the route to Berlin will be covered with one daily flight.

EasyJet’s new futuristic uniforms have built in cameras and LED displays (pics)

EasyJet is not just a pioneer in cheap travel options, but also fashion forward. It unveiled a world first by including LED messages with customers’ flight details into its cabin crew and engineers’ uniforms. The airline will try the new look at the start of 2016 with wearable technology aimed at improving communication and passenger safety procedures.

EasyJet wants seeks to extend Greek summer

EasyJet is currently locked in talks with Greek tourist chiefs to extend the country’s holiday season. The terror attacks in Tunisia have prompted people to turn away from vacations in North Africa, and Greece could profit. Unfortunately, however EasyJet can’t fly people to Greece if there aren’t hotels or restaurants open but they’re not going to open unless people are brought in.

Lufthansa pilots strike halted by court

A German court ruled Lufthansa pilots must halt a strike on Sept. 9 that led to the cancellation of around 1,000 flights, in an increasingly bitter row over cost cuts and pay at the airline.

The pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit said the decision meant all pilots must return to work immediately though it was unclear when flights would return to normal.