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Flight news digest for June 16

2023 June tourism and flight industry updates in one brief digest

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airBaltic holds a commanding market position at Riga Airport, capturing an impressive 57% share of the market.

According to airBaltic, the Latvian national airline, its market share at Riga International Airport has risen to 57%. This represents a notable increase of nine percentage points compared to the airline’s 48% market share at the same airport during the corresponding period last year.

As previously mentioned, airBaltic has introduced an exceptional array of direct flights this summer. The airline now offers services to ten destinations from Riga, including Belgrade (Serbia), Bilbao (Spain), Bucharest (Romania), Burgas (Bulgaria), Hannover (Germany), Istanbul (Turkey), Porto (Portugal), Tivat (Montenegro), and Yerevan (Armenia). Moreover, airBaltic facilitates flights to over 70 destinations from Rīga, Tallinn, Vilnius, and Tampere.

Air Serbia has announced the resumption of flights from Kraljevo and Nis to Tivat

According to the Montenegrin state-owned airport operator Aerodromi Crne Gore, Air Serbia, the national carrier, has restarted its seasonal flights between the cities of Kraljevo and Nis in Serbia and the coastal town of Tivat in Montenegro. The flights will operate twice a week from both Kraljevo and Nis airports, as mentioned in a Facebook post by Aerodromi Crne Gore on Wednesday.

NyxAir Estonian Airlines launches flights to Bari and Tivat

According to regional media reports on Thursday, NyxAir, a regional airline based in Estonia, plans to start seasonal flights between Bari, Italy, and Tivat, a coastal town in Montenegro. The service is scheduled to begin on July 7, as reported by aviation portal Zamaaero. NyxAir, which was founded in 2017, is an expanding airline that offers scheduled flights as well as aircraft, crew, maintenance, and insurance (ACMI) services, charter flights, and cargo transportation, as stated on its website.

British Airways launches new route to Cincinnati

British Airways will begin a new route from London Heathrow to Cincinnati, Ohio, on June 5, 2023. The route will operate five times per week during summer and four times per week during winter.

Air Canada opens two new routes from Montreal

Air Canada will open two new routes from Montreal in June 2023. The routes will connect Montreal with Amsterdam and Toulouse.

JetBlue launches new route to Paris

JetBlue will launch a new route from New York JFK to Paris Charles de Gaulle on June 29, 2023. The route will operate daily.

Other tourism updates

  • Airlines cancel flights due to staff shortages. Several European airlines have canceled flights in recent days due to staff shortages. EasyJet, Ryanair, and Wizz Air have all been affected, with some flights being canceled at the last minute. The cancellations are causing disruption for passengers, who are being advised to check their flight status before traveling.
  • Travel demand surges as COVID-19 restrictions ease. Travel demand in Europe is surging as COVID-19 restrictions ease. Airports are reporting record passenger numbers, and airlines are adding more flights to meet the demand. However, the surge in demand is also putting pressure on the travel industry, which is struggling to cope with the staff shortages.
  • European Union proposes new rules for air travel. The European Union has proposed new rules for air travel, which aim to make it easier for passengers to claim compensation for cancelled or delayed flights. The new rules would also require airlines to provide more information to passengers about their rights.
  • Greenpeace calls for end to short-haul flights. Environmental group Greenpeace has called for an end to short-haul flights in Europe. Greenpeace argues that short-haul flights are a major source of pollution and that they could be replaced by trains or buses.
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