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Connecting at Doha Hamad Airport | Useful tips for transit passengers

Doha Hamad airport is a state of the art facility opened in 2014. It serves over 35 million passengers annually and is home to Qatar Airways. It is ranked 5th best airport in the world by 2018 Skytrax survey and is extremely friendly for transit passengers. Let’s look below at some tips for flying via Doha, which you may find useful.

Ryanair, are connecting flights possible?

Ryanair has been strictly point-to-point airline, and while plans for connecting flights were revealed in 2017, it still remains oriented towards direct flights. Currently official Ryanair connecting flights are offered via a limited number of connecting airports. These airports are Rome Fiumicino (FCO), Milan Bergamo (BGY), and Porto (OPO). 

Connecting at Doha - Complimentary city tour by Qatar Airways

Connecting flights via Hamad International Airport can be fun. Any Qatar Airways passenger with a connection of over 5 hours is eligible for the the free Doha city Tour, allowing them to see the Pearl-Qatar, Katara Cultural village, Souq Waqif, Museum of Islamic Art. 

Connecting at Istanbul New Airport: Useful information for transit passengers

As of 6th of April 2019, Istanbul has a new airport in operation. It is called Istanbul Airport (In Turkish: Istanbul Havalimani) and is located some 35 km north of the city center on the Black Sea coast in the European side of Istanbul. The old main International airport - Istanbul Ataturk Airport has been shut down for commercial operations. The IATA designator “IST” formerly used by Ataturk airport is transferred to the new airport.

Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport - how connection-friendly is it?

Nikola Tesla International Airport Belgrade (BEG) is the main International airport of Serbia and home of Air Serbia. With an average minimum connecting time of 45 min, it offers a rather good quality for transit passengers. 

 

Connecting at London Stansted Airport - useful tips for transit passengers

London Stansted (STN) was built as a point to point airport. It lacks transit passenger infrastructure typical for hubs like London Heathrow. Nevertheless, thousands of people use Stansted airport for connecting flights as it is one of UK biggest airports and the largest base of Ryanair. The following article provides useful tips for transiting. 

Connecting flights at Amsterdam Schiphol airport: useful tips

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (Iata code: AMS) is the third busiest airport in Europe, serving over 70 million passengers a year. Schiphol airport is a hub for KLM airlines (Part of Air France - KLM group), their subsidiary Transavia and easyJet. Schiphol is important for connecting flights linking Europe and USA as the US Delta airlines links  Amsterdam with 11 major destinations in USA.

Connecting flights at Skopje International Airport: Useful tips

Skopje International Airport (IATA code: SKP) serves the capital of the republic of North Macedonia (formerly FYROM) and is the only major International airport in the country. The other International airport is situated near the lake of Ohrid (IATA code: OHD) and serves only seasonal flights. 

Since the republic of North Macedonia lacks a national carrier, the airport of Skopje is being used only by foreign carriers. It is linked with direct flights to most of ex-Yugoslavia capitals, namely Belgrade, Zagreb and Ljubljana. Qatar Airways, Fly Dubai, Turkish Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Aegean and a few other carriers also operate to Skopje International Airport.

Self-connecting flights, how to book them?

Self-connecting is the process when one travels on two or more connecting flights, booked separately on different tickets. From an aviation standpoint, these are regarded as separate journeys (point to point flights), and the carriers take no responsibilities for missed connections, schedule changes, cancellations, etc. In other words, the risk lies fully within the passenger.

Virtual interlining in aviation | What it means exactly

“Virtual interlining” is a relatively new term in the aviation vocabulary. It derives its meaning from the term “interlining”, which Wikipedia defines as:  “Voluntary commercial agreement between individual airlines to handle passengers traveling on itineraries that require multiple flights on multiple airlines. Such agreements allow passengers to change from one flight on one airline to another flight on another airline without having to gather their bags or check-in again.”

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