easyJet to fly Gatwick- Tel Aviv
easyJet is to start flying from Gatwick to Tel Aviv next spring. From April 1 it will operate three round trips a week on the route, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. The airline already flies there from Luton and Manchester.
River cruise line moves into Burma
AmaWaterways is to operate a new series of cruises there on the Irrawaddy River. Two itineraries will be available from next November, both starting in Yangon. The ten night “Golden Treasures of Myanmar” cruise, for example, will cost £4999 including flights from London, two nights in Yangon before boarding and one afterwards. Optional land add on tours are also available.
Next season’s ski trips on sale already
Britain’s biggest ski package operator has launched its brochure for next season – before most people have made their first turns of the current winter. Crystal Ski is hoping to tempt very early planners with deals including two for one offers on ski and snowboard rentals for anyone booking a holiday before March 31 in a European resort accessible by charter flight.
New Irish flights from Bristol
Bristol will get an air link with Shannon next spring. Aer Lingus Regional will start daily flights on the route on April 3. It claimed the launch was a direct result of the Irish Government’s decision to axe air passenger duty. Flights will be operated by Aer Arran. The airline will also double capacity on its Birmingham-Shannon route and up the frequency of Manchester-Shannon services from two to three a day.
Seaplane links planned for Greek islands
Greek island hopping promises to be quicker following the launch if a new seaplane company. Hellenic Seaplanes envisages a network of scheduled routes with connecting mainland coastal and lakeside towns as will as popular island destinations such as Skyros, where it plans to open its first dedicated waterway for take offs and landings. The company will use a fleet of de Havilland Twin Otters, which can be adapted for water or land operations on short runways.
And seaplane tours take off in Auckland
New sightseeing flights by seaplane have been launched in Auckland. The aircraft take off and land on the waters of Waitemata Harbour in an original 1961 De Havilland Beaver. The company – Auckland Seaplanes – offers The company offers flights over the volcanoes and islands of the Hauraki Gulf, as well as vineyard lunch packages to Waiheke Island. Prices start at NZ$150 (for each of a minimum of four passengers).