New routes began Winter 2019 and summer 2020

Lufthansa began offering many new long-haul destinations including 11 new routes from North America.

Seats in Economy Class and Premium Economy Class will be available on all flights booked via Lufthansa and, from mid-March 2020,* you will also have the choice of Business Class seats. Although Business Class seats can be booked immediately

In October of 2019, Lufthansa had been flying from Frankfurt am Main to Windhoek, to Las Vegas and to the Caribbean island of Barbados. Beginning in the summer of 2020, passengers will be able to fly to Las Vegas and Orlando from Munich as well as travel from Frankfurt to Anchorage in Alaska or Phoenix in Arizona.

Also, beginning in the summer of 2020, Lufthansa will be flying from Dusseldorf to other attractive long-haul destinations regular flights to New York. Miami and Fort Myers . In addition, from 29 March 2020 a connection to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic will feature in the timetable.

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The focus of the program was to acclimate advisors of the different systems used; new material for 2020 will focus more on Regal Wings, the process of submitting quotes, what invoices look like, how to mark up fares and other service levels.

Less than a week after exiting Sabre, Air India has inked a new distribution deal with Amadeus.

Air India notified Sabre on Thursday, January 2nd, they were discontinuing content on all Sabre systems as Sabre sent an email out to its distribution network Thursday at around 1pm Eastern notifying its network of this change. “Our goal has been – and will continue to be – to provide the broadest content available to agencies, airlines and travelers alike. We strongly believe distribution through Sabre’s network of global travel agencies will provide great value to Air India.  Accordingly, we will continue in our efforts to obtain the Air India content for the Sabre systems. ”

The airline also has an agreement with the exclusive content provider in its home market. However, Amadeus’ sellers outside India will be able to distribute the carrier’s full range of content, both domestic and international.

“We are glad to once again work with Air India and play a positive role in the airline’s growth strategy,” commented Cyril Tetaz, Amadeus’ executive vice president, airlines, Asia Pacific, on the renewed partnership said:

Meenakshi Mallik, commercial director for Air India, said: “We are pleased to renew our relationship with Amadeus to support our growth strategy globally and hope that this is the first step in our new journey together. We look forward to working closer with Amadeus to support agencies and travellers in the future.”

British Airways announced it will begin flights between Portland International Airport and London’s Heathrow Airport on June 1st 2020.

The flights will operate in both directions five days per week using a Boeing 787 Dreamliner with business, premium economy and economy classes. Flights will be on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays in the following schedule:

BA299 London to Portland departing 3:05PM arriving 4:55PM
BA298 Portland to London departing 6:45PM arriving 12:10PM (+1 day)

This represents the latest growth for Britsih Airways on the lucrative transatlantic routes including recent additions to Austin, Charleston, Nashville, Pittsburgh, San Diego, and San Jose amongst other routes.