• KLM Cityhopper expands Embraer partnership with latest order

    KLM Cityhopper has revealed plans to purchase up to 35 E195-E2 jets from Embraer. The deal is composed of 15 firm orders and purchase rights for a further 20 aircraft of the same model. The deal was announced at the 53rd International Paris Air Show earlier. This intention, which still requires a purchase agreement, has a value of US$2.48 billion,... more...

  • American Airlines orders 50 A321XLR from Airbus

      Continuing a strong week for Airbus, American Airlines has confirmed it will acquire 50 A321XLR aircraft, the new longer-range version of the A321neo. The purchase agreement includes the conversion of 30 of American’s existing A321neo slots to A321XLRs and incremental orders for an additional 20 A321XLRs. The deal was announced during... more...

  • Amadeus signs Salesforce partnership to bring airlines closer to passengers

    Amadeus has announced a service optimiser application on Salesforce AppExchange, empowering airlines to connect with their customers, partners and employees in entirely new ways. The application will integrate and extend the capabilities of both Salesforce and Amadeus platforms, enabling airlines to maximise their combined value by sharing insights... more...

  • Qantas confirms frequent flier programme overhaul

    Qantas frequent flyers will soon pay significantly less fees for international reward flights, have access to more seats and enjoy more rewards for earning points on the ground as part of the biggest overhaul to the airline’s loyalty program in its 32-year history. Representing a $25 million investment, the changes will improve how members are... more...

  • British Airways launches new Split, Croatia, service from London City

      British Airways is set to raise anchor and take off for the Croatian city of Split – in time for the annual yacht week adventure. It’s the first time flights to Croatia have operated from London City Airport and British Airways will fly three flights a week through the peak summer months to September. The launch of the new service... more...

  • Qatar Airways World’s Best Airline for the 5th time at the 2019 World Airline Awards

    Airline leaders and top airline management from across the globe today attended the  2019 World Airline Awards  held at Paris Air Show to receive their accolades voted for by customers. Qatar Airways scooped the top award being named the World’s Best Airline, together with awards for the World’s Best Business Class, the World’s... more...

  • International Airlines Group signs massive Boeing 737 order in Paris

    International Airlines Group has signed a letter of intent with Boeing for 200 Boeing 737 aircraft to join its fleet. The deal is subject to formal agreement. The mix of 737-8 and 737-10 aircraft would be delivered between 2023 and 2027 and would be powered by CFM Leap engines. It is anticipated that the aircraft would be used by a number of the... more...

  • Long-haul traffic drives continued growth at Gatwick

      Gatwick has reported revenue increased 6.1 per cent to £811 million for the financial year just ended. Combined with careful cost management, this resulted an EBITDA increase of 7.3 per cent, to £441 million, and a profit after tax of £208 million. A total of 46.4 million passengers, driven by a 14 per cent increase in long-haul... more...

  • RwandAir launches new routes to China and Israel

      The launch of new long-haul services to Israel and China signals the continuing expansion of RwandAir. Beginning today, the Kigali-based airline will now start flying to Guangzhou, three times a week; RwandAir’s first Chinese destination. Tagged to the existing Mumbai route, the flight will be operated by the airline’s state-of-the-art... more...

  • British Airways launches Flying with Confidence at London City Airport

    British Airways is celebrating its big birthday weekend in August with the first ever Flying with Confidence course at London City Airport. The course, which has run for three decades and helped more than 50,000 people overcome their fear of flying, celebrates the airline’s centenary on August 25th when it takes off at the Docklands airport for... more...

  • Qatar Airways to showcase its ultra-modern Airbus A350-1000 at the Paris Air Show

    DOHA, QATAR – Qatar Airways announce that two of its state-of-the-art fleet will be on display at the Paris Air Show, taking place from 17-23 June at Le Bourget, France. Building on a year where the award-winning airline took delivery of its 250th aircraft, introduced a raft of new routes and unveiled a stunning new Economy Class product, the... more...

  • Middle East: Rising star of the aerospace industry

    The Middle East has been the rising star of the aerospace industry over the last two decades bolstered by a natural strategic location and concerted efforts from operators and governments to foster the market. Middle Eastern growth is fuelled by passenger numbers and a clear eastward movement of the global centre of activity. The Dubai Airshow, taking... more...

  • Airbus draws inspiration from nature for next generation wing tips

      Airbus engineers have developed a scale-model aeroplane with the first in-flight, flapping wing-tips that could revolutionise aircraft wing-design. The aerospace giant has drawn on nature to develop its ‘semi-aeroelastic hinge’ concept to reduce drag and overall wing weight, while combating the effects of turbulence and wind gusts. Known... more...

  • Japan Airlines takes delivery of first A350 XWB

    Japan Airlines has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France. The A350-900 is the first aircraft produced by Airbus for JAL. The milestone event was attended by JAL representative director and chairman, Yoshiharu Ueki, and Airbus chief commercial officer, Christian Scherer. Altogether JAL has ordered 31 A350... more...

  • Kenya Airports Authority to host Routes Africa 2019

     Routes Africa, the intra-Africa route development forum, will this year be hosted by the Kenya Airports Authority. Routes Africa, which returned to the aviation event calendar last year with a successful event in Ghana, will take place this year in Mombasa in Kenya as part of a long-term commitment by Routes to help develop new routes to, from... more...

  • SAS to welcome Airbus A350 to fleet in early 2020

    SAS travellers will soon be able to experience the world’s most modern and fuel-efficient long-haul aircraft. On January 28th next year, the first of eight new Airbus A350s will officially enter into long-haul service between Copenhagen and Chicago, one of the most popular SAS routes. The A350 will be based at the SAS hub at Copenhagen Airport... more...

  • Ryanair launches Maltese subsidiary with latest acquisition

      No financial details of the transaction were made public. The European low-cost carrier will move the registration of its Malta-based fleet of six Boeing 737 aircraft to the islands. The investment will allow Ryanair to grow its already sizable presence in Malta and access non-EU markets, largely in North Africa, from Malta. Ryanair currently... more...

  • SAS to launch Newquay-Copenhagen connection this summer

     Scandinavian Airlines will launch direct flights this summer from Newquay to Copenhagen. Taking off twice a week in each direction on a Monday and Friday between June 21st-August 19th, flights will operate on a 90-seat regional jet. Ideal for south-west England residents looking for an easy Scandinavian city summer escape, the new route brings... more...

  • United Airlines signs up to Airbus Skywise data platform

    United Airlines signs up to Airbus Skywise data platform United Airlines has become the latest carrier to connect to Airbus’ open-data platform, Skywise. The United States-based airline will leverage Skywise to enhance all aspects of its maintenance and engineering operations on its Airbus fleet. With flexible and visual tools, Skywise enables... more...

  • American Airlines adds new routes to Dominican Republic

    American Airlines has expanded its network footprint in the Dominican Republic, launching two new weekly connections to Santo Domingo from its hubs at Dallas/Fort Worth and Charlotte Douglas in the United States. As a result, the oneworld carrier will double its direct flights to Santo Domingo Las Amளூricas International Airport from two destinations... more...

  • New rail connections for London Southend Airport

      London Southend Airport has signed a new agreement that will see extra train services added to the schedule, allowing passengers to easily connect to early morning and late evening flights. From this week Greater Anglia will be running an extra service, Monday to Saturday mornings, from Liverpool Street, departing at around 04:30, dependent... more...

  • Heathrow benefits from early holiday season to continue passenger growth

      Over 6.7 million passengers travelled through Heathrow during May, the 31st month of consecutive growth at the London airport. The figure is up 1.4 per cent on the same time last year, boosted by both of May’s bank holidays as holidaymakers spent the long weekends away. Oceania stood out as the best performing region, up 10.8 per cent,... more...

  • Webb Ellis trophy touches down in Tokyo, Japan, ahead of Rugby World Cup

    The silver-gilt trophy, presented since the inaugural Rugby World Cup tournament in 1987, was transported on Emirates flight EK318 from Dubai to Tokyo, arriving to a champion’s welcome. The Dubai-based airline is the worldwide partner of the event. On touchdown in the host country of Japan, former World Rugby players of the year, Bryan Habana... more...

  • Vietnam Airlines launches codeshare deal with Aeroflot

    Vietnam Airlines has launched a codeshare partnership with Russian flag-carrier Aeroflot. The deal covers both domestic and international routes in Vietnam and Russia and offers customers enhanced connectivity between several destinations in both countries. The partnership is also designed to build stronger commercial ties between the two. The code... more...

  • Cebu Pacific boosts China connections with new Shenzen route

    The Philippines’ largest carrier, Cebu Pacific, has expanded its reach in mainland China with the launch of a service between Shenzen and Manila. The new route is in line with the carrier’s plans to expand its route network in China to cater to increasing demand for leisure and business travel. Shenzhen is the fifth Cebu Pacific destination... more...

  • MAG calls for government focus on north of England as passenger numbers rise

    MAG saw passenger numbers grow by 3.3 per cent in May as the group’s airports entered the start of a summer season which is predicted to see continued growth. The company is the operator of Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports. The positive figures are announced in the month that the Government’s consultation on the future... more...

  • Etihad, Hinduja to step back with their plans to resurrect Jet Airways

    Hinduja Group and Etihad Airways PJSC may not proceed with plans to resurrect Jet Airways (India), dealing a severe blow to efforts aimed at rescuing the airline that has suspended flights for nearly two months. Hinduja Group has decided to halt negotiations to buy a stake in Jet Airways, while Etihad Airways of Abu Dhabi has put on hold a plan to... more...

  • IndiGo launches new daily flight between Kolkata-Hong Kong

    IndiGo launches new daily flight between Kolkata-Hong Kong IndiGo is enhancing its point-to-point connectivity with the launch of a daily non-stop flight on the Kolkata – Hong Kong route. Effective August 20, 2019, IndiGo will operate its daily flight on Kolkata – Hong Kong route providing both business and leisure travellers more options... more...

  • British Airways to join Red Arrows at Royal International Air Tattoo this summer

     British Airways to join Red Arrows at Royal International Air Tattoo this summer The Red Arrows will join forces with a special British Airways Boeing 747, which has been painted in the airline’s predecessor British Overseas Airways Corporation livery, for a spectacular fly-past this summer. The event will take place at the Royal International... more...

  • Fosun in Thomas Cook acquisition talks

    Fosun in Thomas Cook acquisition talks Thomas Cook has confirmed that it is in discussions with Fosun about a potential takeover deal. The news follows receipt of a preliminary approach from the Chinese conglomerate for the struggling, UK-based holiday giant. Fosun is already the largest shareholder in Thomas Cooke, while the Chinese company also... more...

  • American Airlines further delays Boeing 737 Max return

           American Airlines further delays Boeing 737 Max return American Airlines has confirmed it now expects the Boeing 737 Max to remain grounded until at least September 3rd. The Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier had previously removed the aircraft type from its schedule until August 19th. American originally planned... more...

  • Etihad Airways records best on-time performance since 2010

    Etihad Airways records best on-time performance since 2010 In 2018, the airline recorded network punctuality of 82 per cent for flight departures and 84 per cent for arrivals – results that place Etihad Airways as one of the most reliable and punctual airlines in the world for 2018. On-time performance for departures at the airline’s Abu... more...

  • All Nippon Airways to add Perth and Chennai in 2019

                   All Nippon Airways to add Perth and Chennai in 2019  All Nippon Airways has revealed it will add Perth in western Australia and Chennai in southern India to its proposed flight schedule for the upcoming year. Based on the rising global demand for air travel,... more...

  • NATS unveils artificial intelligence trial at London Heathrow

    NATS unveils artificial intelligence trial at London Heathrow The air traffic management service, NATS, has begun a trial to understand whether artificial intelligence could be used to help reduce flight delays. A project is now underway, within NATS’ bespoke Digital Tower Laboratory at Heathrow Airport, to test whether a combination of ultra... more...

  • WestJet welcomes first Boeing Dreamliner to fleet in Canada

            WestJet welcomes first Boeing Dreamliner to fleet in Canada Boeing has delivered the first of ten 787 Dreamliners to WestJet, marking the start of the airline’s global expansion. Having long operated a fleet of Boeing single-aisle jets, WestJet will use the super-efficient, long-range 787-9 Dreamliner... more...

  • American Airlines rejigs safety leadership

                 American Airlines rejigs safety leadership American Airlines has confirmed that Kevin Brickner, who currently serves as vice president of safety and operations integration, as well as the airline’s certificated director of safety, has been promoted to senior vice president... more...

  • Royal Brunei Airlines launches Brisbane, Australia, connections

      Royal Brunei Airlines launches Brisbane, Australia, connections  Royal Brunei Airlines is launching non-stop flights between Brunei and Brisbane, solidifying the airline’s position as a key player on the Boomerang route for the UK market. This announcement further opens the Australia market to UK travellers following the launch of... more...

  • airBaltic welcomes record 4.1 million passengers in 2018

       airBaltic welcomes record 4.1 million passengers in 2018 airBaltic carried 4,135,711 passengers on its network last year, up 17 per cent on the previous year. It is the highest number of passengers carried in airline’s history. Martin Gauss, chief executive of airBaltic, said: “Our airline has a strong and efficient hybrid... more...

  • airBaltic welcomes record 4.1 million passengers in 2018

       airBaltic welcomes record 4.1 million passengers in 2018 airBaltic carried 4,135,711 passengers on its network last year, up 17 per cent on the previous year. It is the highest number of passengers carried in airline’s history. Martin Gauss, chief executive of airBaltic, said: “Our airline has a strong and efficient hybrid... more...

  • airBaltic welcomes record 4.1 million passengers in 2018

                airBaltic welcomes record 4.1 million passengers in 2018 airBaltic carried 4,135,711 passengers on its network last year, up 17 per cent on the previous year. It is the highest number of passengers carried in airline’s history. Martin Gauss, chief executive of airBaltic,... more...

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                airBaltic welcomes record 4.1 million passengers in 2018 airBaltic carried 4,135,711 passengers on its network last year, up 17 per cent on the previous year. It is the highest number of passengers carried in airline’s history. Martin Gauss, chief executive of airBaltic, said:... more...

  • Oman Air extends Maldives connections into spring

                 Oman Air extends Maldives connections into spring Oman Air has extended its Maldives winter programme and will now offer flights until April. With Oman Air operating six times a week to the destination on the new B737–MAX 8 aircraft from Muscat, passengers travelling on... more...

  • London Luton sees record passenger numbers in 2018

            London Luton sees record passenger numbers in 2018 London Luton experienced its busiest ever year in 2018, as 16.6 million passengers used the airport. The figure is a five per cent increase compared with the previous year. For the month of December, the airport welcomed over 1.26 million passengers, a 19.7... more...

  • Lion Air hit by Indian recruitment scam

                      Lion Air hit by Indian recruitment scam Lion Air Group has sought to alert the public about an airline staff recruitment scam that uses its brand without authorisation. The scam is designed to lure the public to participate in its scheme. The scammer... more...

  • Lion Air flight JT610 black box located

                      Lion Air flight JT610 black box located Indonesian officials have located the flight recorder from Lion Air flight JT610. The plane came down just after take-off from Jakarta last October with the loss of 189 lives. The main body of the Boeing 737... more...

  • Strong commercial deliveries drive Boeing revenue higher

    Strong commercial deliveries drive Boeing revenue higher            Boeing has reported fourth-quarter revenue of $28.3 billion, GAAP earnings per share of $5.93 and core earnings per share (non-GAAP) of $5.48, all company records. These results reflect record commercial deliveries, higher defence... more...

  • Delta and Virgin Atlantic launch self-service bag-drop at Heathrow

       Delta and Virgin Atlantic launch self-service bag-drop at Heathrow Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic are launching 18 self-service bag-drop units at London Heathrow’s Terminal 3, saving customers valuable time at the airport through the use of intuitive technology. Available on all Delta- and Virgin Atlantic-operated flights to... more...

  • Ryanair completes Laudamotion acquisition and reveals expansion plans

    Ryanair completes Laudamotion acquisition and reveals expansion plansThe Austrian airline now becomes a subsidiary of Ryanair Holdings, the group that owns Europe’s largest carrier. Following the deal Laudamotion revealed plans to boost its fleet to 25 planes this summer, up from 19 last year, with ambitions to operate 30 aircraft by 2020. The... more...

  • Sharp fall in Norwegian shares as carrier reveals plans to raise funds

    Sharp fall in Norwegian shares as carrier reveals plans to raise funds Norwegian Air has seen its share price fall sharply after confirming plans to raise fresh funds. Shares in the low-cost carrier slipped 15 per cent, to just under €13, after revealing it would seek three billion Norwegian kroner (roughly £268 million) from investors. The... more...

  • Vietjet sees surge in revenue for 2018

                          Vietjet sees surge in revenue for 2018 The airline flew over 23 million passengers last year. The carrier recorded total revenue before audit of VND52.4 trillion (approximately US$2.26 billion), up 24 per cent compared to... more...

  • Gulf Air adds Singapore to Thai Airways codeshare deal

         Gulf Air adds Singapore to Thai Airways codeshare deal Gulf Air and Thai Airways International, Thailand’s flag carrier, have added Singapore to the list of cities served by the existing codeshare agreement. The deal takes effect today. Back in 2018, the Gulf Air and Thai codeshare agreement extended the travel opportunities... more...

  • Turkish Airlines flies into Mexico with new route

             Turkish Airlines flies into Mexico with new route Turkish Airlines will launch its inaugural flight to Mexico on August 21st, with a triangle route from Istanbul to Mexico City and Cancun. The entire route will use one flight number, TK181, to be operated three times a week. Passengers will be the... more...

  • Gulfstream G500 jet joins Qatar Executive fleet

                                Gulfstream G500 jet joins Qatar Executive fleet Qatar Executive has become the first commercial service operator of the Gulfstream G500 jet. The private jet charter division of Qatar Airways... more...

  • Jet2.com launches first on-board vegan menu

                         Jet2.com launches first on-board vegan menu Jet2.com has launched its first ever in-flight vegan meal as the UK’s third largest airline refreshes its on-board menu for 2019. With more people choosing to remove animal products... more...

  • Blue Islands launches new Guernsey flights from London Southend

          Blue Islands launches new Guernsey flights from London Southend Blue Islands, a Flybe franchise partner, has announced it will launch new daily flights to Guernsey from London Southend Airport, starting from May 20th. The new service will be operated on 68-seat Blue Islands ATR 72-500, with flights taking just 75-minutes. Glyn... more...

  • Air China invites guests to Land of Luck in London

                        Air China invites guests to Land of Luck in London Air China has invited guests to a celebration of the Year of the Pig at The Bargehouse in Southbank, London. From 11:30-21:30 on February 9th, the carrier will offer a multi-layered experience... more...

  • Lufthansa Group sets new passenger record in 2018

                  Lufthansa Group sets new passenger record in 2018 In 2018, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group carried a total of 142 million passengers, setting a new record. With more than 1.2 million flights and a seat load factor of 81.4 per cent, the aircraft load factor was higher... more...

  • Virgin Atlantic and Stobart lead consortium to rescue Flybe

          Virgin Atlantic and Stobart lead consortium to rescue Flybe  Forming a new company, Connect Airways, the pair will join Cyrus Capital to acquire Flybe for a total of £2.2 million. Current Flybe shareholders will receive one pence per share. Christine Ourmieres-Widener, Flybe chief executive, said: ““The... more...

  • Heathrow breaks 80 million passenger barrier in 2018

            Heathrow breaks 80 million passenger barrier in 2018 A record 80 million passengers travelled through Heathrow Airport last year, up 2.7 per cent on 2017, with growth boosted by the use of larger and fuller aircraft. Heathrow is one of only seven airports in the world to achieve the milestone. Over 1.6 million... more...

  • MAG celebrates strong 2018 across portfolio

                    MAG celebrates strong 2018 across portfolio MAG, the operator of Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports, finished the year on a high as December saw each airport welcome more passengers than they did in the equivalent month last year. The December... more...

  • British Airways introduces electric cab service at Heathrow

                British Airways introduces electric cab service at Heathrow  British Airways has introduced a brand-new electric cab service at its Heathrow home, giving customers the opportunity to experience travelling in a legendary London taxi without leaving the airport. The London Electric... more...

  • Brazilian government greenlights Embraer tie-up with Boeing

                   Brazilian government greenlights Embraer tie-up with Boeing Embraer and Boeing have welcomed approval by the government of Brazil of the strategic partnership that will position both companies to accelerate growth in global aerospace markets. The government’s... more...

  • Air France to close low-cost carrier Joon

                        Air France to close low-cost carrier Joon Air France has revealed it will look to close low-cost airline Joon after it failed to catch the imagination of passengers. Originally planned as a carrier for millennial travellers, its staff... more...

  • Delta Air Lines up Airbus A220 order with 15 additional planes

                   Delta Air Lines up Airbus A220 order with 15 additional planes  Delta Air Lines has ordered 15 additional A220 aircraft, bringing the total to 90. The additional orders are the airline’s first for the -300 model. Delta also converted earlier A220 orders... more...

  • Airbus celebrates record breaking year for deliveries in 2018

               Airbus celebrates record breaking year for deliveries in 2018 Following a record-breaking year at arch rival Boeing, Airbus is also celebrating new milestones having delivered 800 commercial aircraft to 93 customers in 2018. The news means the European manufacturer meet its full year delivery... more...

  • Boeing breaks aircraft delivery record in 2018

                  Boeing breaks aircraft delivery record in 2018 Boeing delivered some 69 737 planes in December and set a new annual record of 806 deliveries in 2018, surpassing its previous record of 763 deliveries in 2017. Even as Boeing delivered more jets, the company again grew its... more...

  • IATA reports solid but slowing growth in international aviation

            IATA reports solid but slowing growth in international aviation  The International Air Transport Association announced healthy but moderating global passenger traffic results for November. Total revenue passenger kilometres rose 6.2 per cent compared to November 2017, a slight deceleration from 6.3 per... more...

  • Connect 2019: Middle Eastern airlines sign up for inaugural event

          Connect 2019: Middle Eastern airlines sign up for inaugural event Fourteen airlines have now confirmed their participation at Connect Middle East, India & Africa – co-located with Arabian Travel Market. Both events will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre on April 30th-May 1st. Senior network planning... more...

  • Norwegian to roll-out complimentary Wi-Fi on long-haul flights

           Norwegian to roll-out complimentary Wi-Fi on long-haul flights Norwegian is upgrading the passenger experience for long-haul customers with the introduction of in-flight Wi-Fi on its growing long-haul fleet. Norwegian customers flying between Europe, USA, South America and Asia will be able to stay connected in... more...

  • London City breaks passenger records in 2018

                London City breaks passenger records in 2018 London City has published its official passenger figures for 2018, showing the number of travellers passing through the airport last year totalled a record-breaking 4,800,190. The volume of annual passengers comprises both arriving and departing... more...

  • Heathrow launches airspace consultation as expansion planning continues

    Heathrow launches airspace consultation as expansion planning continues Heathrow has launched its Airspace & Future Operations consultation and is asking local communities to help shape the airport’s plans for its future airspace. The initiative covers both the existing two runways and forms part of the proposed expansion. This is the latest... more...

  • Milan Bergamo aims for record breaking year ahead

                    Milan Bergamo aims for record breaking year ahead during 2018, a total of 12,937,881 passengers passed through the airport, up 4.9 per cent versus 2017, while the number of aircraft movements increased by four per cent during the same period to 89,533 for the... more...

  • Gulf Air seeks boutique positioning with new strategy

                               Gulf Air seeks boutique positioning with new strategy The loss-making national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain revealed the plans as part of a five-year strategy to become the customer airline of... more...

  • Ryanair comes bottom of Which? satisfaction survey for sixth consecutive year

    Ryanair comes bottom of Which? satisfaction survey for sixth consecutive year In the consumer champion’s annual short-haul airline survey, passengers gave the budget carrier the lowest possible rating for boarding, seat comfort, food and drink, and cabin environment. This meant the carrier was left with a dismal overall customer score of 40... more...

  • Norwegian breaks passenger record in 2018 but clouds loom

                          Norwegian breaks passenger record in 2018 but clouds loom Norwegian has reported its highest ever passenger figures in a single year, with more than 37 million travellers flying with the low-cost carrier in 2018. The airline also... more...

  • Ryanair to launch Manchester-Billund connection in April

                 Ryanair to launch Manchester-Billund connection in April   The four times weekly service will commence in April, as part of Ryanair’s Manchester summer schedule. Ryanair’s Manchester schedule this summer includes 63 routes in total with eight new routes. These... more...

  • Ryanair to launch Manchester-Billund connection in April

                 Ryanair to launch Manchester-Billund connection in April   The four times weekly service will commence in April, as part of Ryanair’s Manchester summer schedule. Ryanair’s Manchester schedule this summer includes 63 routes in total with eight new routes. These... more...

  • Ryanair to launch Manchester-Billund connection in April

                 Ryanair to launch Manchester-Billund connection in April   The four times weekly service will commence in April, as part of Ryanair’s Manchester summer schedule. Ryanair’s Manchester schedule this summer includes 63 routes in total with eight new routes. These... more...

  • celebi Aviation wins ground handling licence for Hyderabad airport

                            celebi Aviation wins ground handling licence for Hyderabad airport  celebi Aviation Holding has won the ground handling licence for Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) for 10 years under... more...

  • MoCA approves seaplanes to connect Andaman Islands soon

                     MoCA approves seaplanes to connect Andaman Islands soon As per a Hindustan Times report by Faizan Haider, islands in Andaman will soon be connected through seaplanes as the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has approved operations on 13 water aerodrome... more...

  • Banks propose USD900 million turnaround plan for Jet Airway

               Banks propose USD900 million turnaround plan for Jet Airway Local lenders to Jet Airways (India) , led by State Bank of India (SBI), proposed a USD 900 million resolution plan, comprising fresh equity infusion and restructuring of USD 450 million of its loans, two people directly aware of the... more...

  • IATO and ITTA agree to resolve issues amicably at a joint meeting

                 IATO and ITTA agree to resolve issues amicably at a joint meeting Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) and Indian Tourist Transporters Association (ITTA) have agreed to resolve their disagreements emanated out of the abrupt decision of the latter to hike the coach fee from... more...

  • Southwest Airlines founder Kelleher dies aged 87

                                       Southwest Airlines founder Kelleher dies aged 87 Herb Kelleher, co-founder of Southwest Airlines, has died aged 87, the company has revealed in a... more...

  • Neeleman places Airbus order for new Moxy airline

                              Neeleman places Airbus order for new Moxy airline   The start-up United States airline codenamed Moxy has signed a firm order with Airbus to purchase 60 A220-300 aircraft. Moxy is the new airline... more...

  • Neeleman places Airbus order for new Moxy airline

                              Neeleman places Airbus order for new Moxy airline   The start-up United States airline codenamed Moxy has signed a firm order with Airbus to purchase 60 A220-300 aircraft. Moxy is the new airline... more...

  • Neeleman places Airbus order for new Moxy airline

                              Neeleman places Airbus order for new Moxy airline   The start-up United States airline codenamed Moxy has signed a firm order with Airbus to purchase 60 A220-300 aircraft. Moxy is the new airline... more...

  • Neeleman places Airbus order for new Moxy airline

                              Neeleman places Airbus order for new Moxy airline   The start-up United States airline codenamed Moxy has signed a firm order with Airbus to purchase 60 A220-300 aircraft. Moxy is the new airline... more...

  • Delta Air Lines sees sharp share price fall following profit warning

                                Delta Air Lines sees sharp share price fall following profit warning Delta Air Lines has seen its share price fall by nearly nine per cent after issuing a profit warning for the final three... more...

  • Delta Air Lines sees sharp share price fall following profit warning

                                Delta Air Lines sees sharp share price fall following profit warning Delta Air Lines has seen its share price fall by nearly nine per cent after issuing a profit warning for the final three... more...

  • Marella Cruises passengers jet off to Langkawi, Malaysia

                Marella Cruises passengers jet off to Langkawi, Malaysia  Marella Cruises customers have begun jetting off on the UK’s only direct flights to Langkawi, Malaysia.TUI Airways is operating the flights from Manchester, Birmingham and London Gatwick to fly cruisers to the Langkawi... more...

  • Princess Cruises unveils newly curated wine list

               Princess Cruises unveils newly curated wine list   The new main dining room wine list, which took a year to develop, has doubled to include over 140 choices. A range of options have been introduced from across the world including France, Italy, Australia, South America and the USA. Two-thirds... more...

  • IndiGo ranked sixth most punctual airline globally, AirAsia 12th

                                    IndiGo ranked sixth most punctual airline globally, AirAsia 12th IndiGo bagged the sixth rank in the global punctuality list of mega airlines, while Delhi airport took... more...

  • JetBlue Airways finalises A220-300 order with Airbus

                         JetBlue Airways finalises A220-300 order with Airbus “As we approach our 20th anniversary, the impressive range and economics of the highly efficient A220, combined with the outstanding performance of our existing fleet of Airbus... more...

  • Finnair to boost London-Helsinki connections for summer season

               Finnair to boost London-Helsinki connections for summer season Finnair will boost capacity on the Heathrow to Helsinki service from March 31st for the summer season. The Nordic carrier will operate a new daily frequency on the route, increasing seats by over 20 per cent a day. In addition,... more...

  • Lucky Cathay fliers to travel cheap and in style

    Lucky Cathay fliers to travel cheap and in style According to Bloomberg, Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd made a mistake selling first- and business-class tickets at a steep discount. Now, the lucky few who made the bookings will travel in style after all. The Hong Kong-based airline said on its Twitter and Facebook pages that it would still welcome passengers... more...

  • Qatar Executive takes delivery for new Gulfstream G500 planes

         Qatar Executive takes delivery for new Gulfstream G500 planes  Entering service for the first time in early 2019, the G500 jet is the most technologically advanced aircraft in Qatar Executive’s fleet. The state-of-the-art jet sets a new industry benchmark by offering one of the quietest cabins, as well as having... more...

  • Rise in aviation accidents belies overall downward trend

                            Rise in aviation accidents belies overall downward trend Despite several high-profile accidents, last year was one of the safest years ever for commercial aviation, data from the Aviation Safety Network reveal. Yet,... more...

  • CAA data reveals north-south divide in satisfaction among UK airline passengers

      CAA data reveals north-south divide in satisfaction among UK airline passengers   The UK Civil Aviation Authority has published its latest UK Aviation Consumer Survey, which shows passengers living in the north of England and Northern Ireland to be the most satisfied with their overall experience of flying from the UK. The research... more...

  • Vietnam Airlines soars to £95m profit for 2018

          Vietnam Airlines soars to £95m profit for 2018 Growth over the year was based on robust demand for air travel, optimised operational efficiency and the implementation of market-driven solutions to combat high fuel prices, the airline said. For the first time, Vietnam Airlines and its member airlines (including... more...

  • Qatar Airways takes stake in China Southern Airlines

                               Qatar Airways takes stake in China Southern Airlines Qatar Airways Group has completed the acquisition of a five per cent stake in China Southern Airlines. The on-market purchase includes certain... more...

  • Republic Airways finalises US$4.7b order with Embraer

                     Republic Airways finalises US$4.7b order with Embraer The firm order has a value of US$4.69 billion, based on current list prices, and will be included in Embraer’s The contract also includes purchase rights for an additional 100 E175s, with conversion... more...

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  • Which? research reveals growing problem of disruptive behaviour on flights

             Which? research reveals growing problem of disruptive behaviour on flights  Nearly one in six Ryanair passengers have been on a flight with a disruptive passenger in the last year, according to a new Which? Travel survey. The budget carrier tops the consumer champion’s rankings of shame in... more...

  • Panov handed deputy chief executive role with Aeroflot

            Panov handed deputy chief executive role with Aeroflot Andrey Panov has been appointed to the role of deputy chief executive strategy and marketing at Aeroflot Group. The appointment was approved by the board of directors earlier. Prior to joining Aeroflot, Panov had been employed at consulting firm Bain... more...

  • Vietjet launches new Phu Quoc-Seoul connection

                Vietjet launches new Phu Quoc-Seoul connection Vietjet has launched a new service connecting the holiday island of Phu Quoc and the South Korean capital of Seoul. The move is designed to contribute to the promotion of tourism and trade between the two countries. Passengers on board... more...

  • Flybe to add Palma flights from Doncaster Sheffield next summer

               Flybe to add Palma flights from Doncaster Sheffield next summer  Flybe will expand its summer schedule from Doncaster Sheffield Airport next year with the addition of a weekly flight to Palma Mallorca. Palma is the capital of the Spanish island of Mallorca and offers a variety of resorts... more...

  • Etihad Airways brings Dreamliner 787-9 to Hong Kong route

                    Etihad Airways brings Dreamliner 787-9 to Hong Kong route  Etihad Airways will introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its daily scheduled service from Abu Dhabi to Hong Kong from March 31st. The two-class aircraft will replace the Airbus A330-200 aircraft... more...

  • Gatwick stake sold to Vinci Airports for £2.9 billion

                                  Gatwick stake sold to Vinci Airports for £2.9 billion  The other 49.99 per cent will continue to be managed by Global Infrastructure Partners, the owners of the airport... more...

  • VisitBritain to launch mono destination itineraries beyond London for Indian market

                    VisitBritain to launch mono destination itineraries                      beyond London for Indian market   As part of a dedicated strategy to divert... more...

  • Lufthansa Group airlines welcome Wipro Limited to the NDC Partner Program

            Lufthansa Group airlines welcome Wipro Limited to the NDC Partner Program Lufthansa Group airlines has entered into an agreement with Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, thereby welcoming their first corporate client in India in the Lufthansa... more...

  • Albrigtsen to captain MS Roald Amundsen for Hurtigruten

               Albrigtsen to captain MS Roald Amundsen for Hurtigruten When Hurtigruten’s MS Roald Amundsen embarks on her maiden voyage in 2019, it is not only the ship herself that will make history. On the bridge, Kai Albrigtsen will be the first captain of a hybrid powered cruise ship. “It... more...

  • Ryanair reveals boost to Stansted schedule for summer 2019

                             Ryanair reveals boost to Stansted schedule for summer 2019  Ryanair has announced three new routes from London Stansted, to Kalamata in Greece, Rodez in France and the Spanish destination of Vigo. The... more...

  • flybmi to launch new Munich connection in April

                                   flybmi to launch new Munich connection in April flybmi has announced the launch of a daily service between Leeds Bradford Airport and Munich in Germany, commencing on the... more...

  • VisitEngland finds 13m Brits preparing for Christmas getaway

                      VisitEngland finds 13m Brits preparing for Christmas getaway VisitEngland’s Christmas Trip Tracker Survey released today shows that more than 13 million Brits (26 per cent) are planning an overnight trip in the UK during the Christmas and New... more...

  • Wow Air to move London flight to Stansted from Gatwick

                       Wow Air to move London flight to Stansted from Gatwick The move will take effect from March 31st next year. The new schedule from London Stansted will see daily flights to Keflavik depart at 11:20, allowing passengers to make onward connections... more...

  • Air Tanzania becomes first African A220 operator

                                       Air Tanzania becomes first African A220 operator Representatives from the airline as well as officials from the United Republic of Tanzania government,... more...

  • Green Africa Airways places largest ever African aircraft order with Boeing

               Green Africa Airways places largest ever African aircraft order with Boeing On an exciting day for African aviation, Boeing and Lagos-based Green Africa Airways have announced a commitment for up to 100 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The deal is evenly split into 50 firm aircraft and 50 options, as... more...

  • British Airways takes off to Islamabad, Pakistan

                                     British Airways takes off to Islamabad, Pakistan British Airways has announced that it will fly from Heathrow to Islamabad, from June 2, 2019. Tickets are on... more...

  • British Butler Institute to open onboard the QE2, Dubai

    British Butler Institute to open onboard the QE2, Dubai The British Butler Institute will open on board the Queen Elizabeth 2 on January 26th – welcoming the first students on board for a ten-day butlers’ course coached by some of the world’s most talented butlers. Designed to provide butler administrators, household personnel, hotel... more...

  • Dubai International welcomes one billionth visitor

    Dubai International welcomes one billionth visitor   Dubai International has given its billionth visitor a warm welcome after his arrival this morning. Nine-year-old Arjun and his family arrived from Orlando, Florida, on Emirates flight EK220. At a celebration held in DXB earlier, Arjun along with his mother Ramya, father Venkatesh and... more...

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  • Aeroflot takes canine security to next level

    Aeroflot takes canine security to next level In one of the stranger stories of the day, Aeroflot has registered its own Shalaika breed of sniffer dogs with the Russian Cynological Federation. The official presentation of the dogs took place at Sheremetyevo International Airport’s Terminal B and was attended by the breeder of the Shalaika dogs,... more...

  • British Airways to launch Split, Croatia, service from London City Airport

    British Airways to launch Split, Croatia, service from London City Airport Customers will be able to fly to the Croatian city of Split from London City Airport for the very first-time next year when British Airways launches it latest new holiday route. The airline will start operating three flights a week to the popular Dalmatian Coast sunspot in... more...

  • British Airways to launch Split, Croatia, service from London City Airport

    British Airways to launch Split, Croatia, service from London City Airport Customers will be able to fly to the Croatian city of Split from London City Airport for the very first-time next year when British Airways launches it latest new holiday route. The airline will start operating three flights a week to the popular Dalmatian Coast sunspot in... more...

  • Qatar Airways touches down in Da Nang, Vietnam

    Qatar Airways touches down in Da Nang, Vietnam The first Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Da Nang, Vietnam, touched down today at Da Nang International Airport, where it was welcomed with a celebratory water cannon salute. Qatar Airways flight QR0994 departed Hamad International Airport. Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said:... more...

  • International traffic drives Aegean skyward in November

    International traffic drives Aegean skyward in November Aegean and Olympic Air have reported ten per cent growth in passenger traffic in November, welcoming 969,000 passengers on board their flights. Passenger growth was mainly driven from international network, with the group carrying 555,000 passengers, an increase of 18 per cent compared to November... more...

  • Wizz Air to connect Gatwick to Cluj-Napoca, Romania

                           Wizz Air to connect Gatwick to Cluj-Napoca, Romania  The new route will operate daily from March 31st, and is the only direct service from Gatwick to the Transylvanian city. This is the second new Wizz Air route... more...

  • Virgin Atlantic continues to weigh up Flybe acquisition

    Virgin Atlantic continues to weigh up Flybe acquisition  Virgin Atlantic has confirmed to the London stock exchange that it continues to review its options in respect to regional carrier Flybe. The larger airline revealed it was considering all options in November, including potentially making an offer for the acquisition of Flybe. However,... more...

  • St Helena Tourism confirms new flights for summer season

    St Helena Tourism confirms new flights for summer season St Helena Tourism has confirmed that the second weekly scheduled flight service to the island, launched earlier this month, will again operate throughout the 2019-20 summer season. A scheduled service from Johannesburg to St Helena takes place every Saturday throughout the year, operated by... more...

  • Boeing ups expected jet demand as Indian economy booms

                             Boeing ups expected jet demand as Indian economy boomsBoeing has raised its long-term forecast for commercial planes in India. Unprecedented domestic passenger traffic and rapidly expanding low-cost carriers... more...

  • flydubai launches new routes to Europe

                                      flydubai launches new routes to Europe Dubai-based airline flydubai has started flights to Budapest in Hungary and Naples in Italy. flydubai will operate... more...

  • Qatar Airways launches new Doha-Gothenburg connections

    Qatar Airways launches new Doha-Gothenburg connections Qatar Airways’ first non-stop flight from Doha to Gothenburg, Sweden landed earlier at Gothenburg Landvetter Airport, marking the airline’s second gateway into Sweden. Qatar Airways flight 177 is operated by the state-of-the-art Boeing B787 Dreamliner. Qatar Airways Group chief executive,... more...

  • Ryanair expands sports ticketing options in Spain and France

    Ryanair expands sports ticketing options in Spain and France Ryanair has expanded its tickets service to include football tickets for Spanish La Liga and Ligue 1 in France. In partnership with Coras, Ryanair Tickets offers tickets to theatre and tourist attractions across 19 European countries on its website. Ryanair customers can now purchase tickets... more...

  • UK government launches consultation on long-term future of aviation sector

    UK government launches consultation on long-term future of aviation sector It proposes new measures to ensure the UK’s aviation sector continues to bring significant benefits to the UK economy and citizens up to 2050 and beyond, including a new passenger charter, practical requirements to reduce emissions and noise levels and more use of innovative... more...

  • CAA publishes new airspace modernisation strategy for UK

                        CAA publishes new airspace modernisation strategy for UKThe UK Civil Aviation Authority has today launched its new Airspace Modernisation Strategy that initiates the major overhaul of a key piece of national infrastructure. The new strategy... more...

  • Boeing agrees terms with Embraer for strategic partnership

                        Boeing agrees terms with Embraer for strategic partnershipEmbraer and Boeing have approved to the terms of a strategic partnership. The approved terms define the joint venture comprising the commercial aircraft and services operations... more...

  • 23 killed in massive fire on Indonesian tourist boat

    A massive fire erupted in a boat carrying hundreds of local tourists to an island north of Jakarta on Sunday, leaving at least 23 dead and 17 injured, officials said. Passengers panicked and jumped into the sea as flames engulfed the Zahro Express shortly after it left port to head to the popular holiday island of Tidung, the national disaster agency... more...

  • Bali feels 6.2 magnitude tremors

    Indonesia is shaken by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake and tremors have been felt on Bali that is a popular tourist island.According to the reports of the US Geological Survey, the quake had struck the country around 6.30 a.m. local time in the region of Sumbawa. However, there has been no tsunami alert and also no immediate reports of any kind of damage... more...

  • Cambodia’s domestic tourism nearly doubles in 10 years

    Over the last 10 years, the number of domestic tourists in Cambodia has almost doubled at a rate of about 5 to 7 percent every year, as indicated by the Tourism Ministry show.It has been predicted that the home-grown tourists would be reaching about 10 million this year.The figures are being driven mainly by the travellers who have been taking multiple... more...

  • Bomb blast in Philippines kills 10, injures 20

    On Wednesday night, a severe bomb blast in the region of central Philippines killed 10 people and injured 20 others, as revealed by the president of Philippines on Thursday.Military authorities in the region said that the bomb was actually a homemade explosive device that had been detonated by a mobile phone at the time of a boxing competition, as announced... more...

  • Mexico Tourism Board wants protection of biodiversity

    On December 2nd and 17th, thirteenth annual conference of the parties on Biological Diversity or COP 13 was organized in Cancun, Mexico. To discover new and better solutions in safeguarding the regional biodiversity and giving importance to its social and economic significance and also to identify sustainable forms of interaction between species and... more...

  • UAE tourism sector expected to grow hugely by 2026

    UAE’s tourism and leisure sector, an important pillar for supporting the nation’s post-oil economy, is projected to reach Dh237 billion by year 2026 following an exponential growth in tourism and hospitality infrastructure as the Emirates keeps on track to witness a record surge in visitor traffic over the next decade. Dubai and Abu Dhabi... more...

  • Uganda boat accident kills nine

    On Monday, police said that nine people had died after an overloaded fishing boat capsized in Lake Albert. This region is located in southwestern part of Uganda on Christmas Day, according to the police.Police has confirmed that 21 people were missing initially from the accident.However, later, it was found that they were all alive. There had been fears... more...

  • Thailand to welcome the New Year with a traditional ‘Candlelight of Siam’ ceremony

    As countdown begins for New Year, Thailand announces its plans to usher in 2017. To memorably celebrate the nation’s Thainess and to incorporate tributes to the Thai monarchy as well as the happiness of the Thai people into the New Year celebrations this year, a traditional candle lighting and prayer ceremony, called Sang Thien Haeng Siam or Candlelight... more...

  • 3rd International Congress on Ethics and Tourism to be held in Poland

    Coinciding with the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development to be celebrated throughout 2017, the third International Congress on Ethics and Tourism will be held in Poland, on 27-28 April 2017. Organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in collaboration with the European Commission (EC) and the Government of Poland, the event... more...

  • Thailand introduces unique Thai local experiences in Hua Hin and Phetchaburi

    As part of the strategy to offer unique Thai local experiences and to introduce visitors to the ‘Sufficiency Economy’ philosophy of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently arranged a familiarisation trip for 20 members of the media from nine Asian countries to Phetchaburi and Prachuap Kiri Khan... more...

  • Jordan needs more tourists for reviving its tourism sector

    Jordan rightly kept its travel and tourism industry away from political disruptions. Though it remained sandwiched between conflicting nations like Israel, Syria, Palestine and Iraq, Jordan remained safe and independent. The scenario remained the same in spite of a terror attack of a Canadian tourist last week.Tourism is one of the main strongest industries... more...

  • A world-class tourism resort in Osun in 2017

    A first-rate mini city tourism resort in Ikirun, Osun is to be created in 2017, as planned by Webisco International Federation of Women Entrepreneurs and Tourism of Nigeria. This was disclosed by Margaret Fabiyi, president of the tourism firm in Lagos yesterday.This resort buildup will be starting January 2017 and expected to be completed by October... more...

  • Eco-tourism in Singapore and elsewhere is increasing in demand

    Singapore tourism industry is fast tapping on the new age travelers who are environmentally aware with lots of travel experiences. Travel agencies and touring companies are cashing in on this in this fast-changing tourism industry. The digital revolution has changed the way at how people look at tourism now and tourists now plan, book and manage travels... more...

  • Annual tourism awards announced by Visit Bloomington

    Only very recently Visit Bloomington acknowledged 10 local businesses and marketing organizations and individuals and their contribution in uplifting the image of each those places in the world map. Winners got awarded by locally carved limestone letter ‘B’ for their constructive contribution in the sector of tourism. Few of them even partnered... more...

  • Dubai Duty Free Eyes Chinese Tourists

    Dubai Duty Free, the world’s biggest airport duty free retailer, is hoping for a growing influx of visitors from China.Chinese passengers stand for nine percent of the total spending at DDF, Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of the government-owned Dubai Duty Free (DDF), said adding that Chinese travellers make up 3.6 percent of... more...

  • 17 Reasons To Visit New Zealand In 2017

    New Zealand may be blessed with spectacular scenery and world-class food and wine but the country is also brimming with events and itineraries to delight every visitor. From mud and snow (not together) to the arts and beer, here are 17 fantastic reasons to visit Aotearoa New Zealand in 2017.The Lions TourEven though there’s no Rugby World Cup... more...

  • Borobudur Temple ready to meets its target of 3.8 million tourists

    Throughout the entire year of 2016, Borobudur Temple that is located in Mageland regency in Central Java has been capable of welcoming as many as 3.2 million tourists. The figure makes Borobudur Temple Tourist Park (TWCB) management certain that is well on its way to achieving its target of attracting 3.8 million visitors.Chrisna Murti Adiningram, the... more...

  • TAT announces 16th edition of Thailand Travel Mart Plus

    After 15 successive years of being Thailand’s largest B2B tourism trade event, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) announced to host the 16th Thailand Travel Mart Plus 2017 (TTM+), a gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion in the northern Thai capital of Chiang Mai. To be held from June 14 to 16, at the Chiang Mai International Exhibition... more...

 
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