Here are some of the relevant travel news headlines and stories from the previous week through today:
- Lithuania moving closer to euro zone – The Baltic country has met all the requirements to join the monetary union, and if all goes well, could replace their currency with the ubiquitous euro by Jan 1, 2015. (NYT)
- PeoplExpress makes comeback – The original airline had been merged with Continental a few decades ago, but its namesake lives on in the new company, based in southern Virginia. (FT Tarmac)
- Heathrow’s T2 opens – London’s great airport welcomed its first flight at the new Terminal 2, a United Airlines flight from Chicago, after a £2.5bn construction. (Guardian)
- Egypt adds $25 tax on flights – Egyptian aviation authorities have added a new tax for tickets of flights leaving the country. (USA Today)
Plus, easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, has released a study that reveals some interesting stats on where passengers like to sit within a plane, taken from documenting several thousand of their PAX. Some of the key figures include:
- Portuguese passengers are the most likely to sit by the window (80%).
- The Dutch and Germans are likely to choose aisle seats.
- In the dreaded middle seat, you are most likely to find passengers aged between 45 and 54.
* Taken from easyJet’s Media Centre. Read the full report HERE ->