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This winter, AEGEAN is adding nine international flights from Athens, (compared to winter 2013), contributing significantly to the development of tourism and the extension of the tourist season.
Specifically, AEGEAN will extend the flying period of eight international summer-season flights to cover the winter period and resumes flights from Athens to Cairo, enhancing at the same time frequencies on existing routes. The winter timetable comes into effect on October 26 and applies until March 28.
The Lufthansa Group will purchase 15 Airbus A320neo (New Engine Option) and 10 Airbus A320ceo (Current Engine Option).
The A320neo orders will be delivered to Swiss International Air Lines starting in 2019 to replace older aircraft from the same family. The 10 A320ceo aircraft will be delivered to Eurowings in 2016 and 2017 and will replace older Bombardier CRJ900s.
Air India is helping in the evacuation of people from the flood-affected Jammu and Kashmir regions and has also sent 44 tons of relief material to Srinagar. More than 1,300 stranded people from Srinagar and Leh, have been flown out since Sept. 10.
On Sept. 10, SAS will welcome its passengers to the new and impressive Queen's Terminal in Heathrow. The Queen's Terminal, or Terminal 2, is the new home of all Star Alliance airlines that fly to Heathrow - in total 23 members.
Terminal 2 offers world-class facilities that make travel easier for SAS' direct London passengers as well as passengers connecting via Heathrow to other destinations.