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Quantas and Japan Airlines to form joint business to drive tourism recovery

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December 23, 2020

Qantas and Japan Airlines (JAL) today announced plans to form a new joint business, designed to better serve customers travelling between Australia, New Zealand and Japan and support the tourism industry’s recovery when international flying resumes. The airlines have submitted an application for authorisation to regulators in Australia and New Zealand, with a decision expected… Read More ›

easyJet holidays announces four new routes for summer 2021

Customers travelling from Manchester are now able to book holidays to Tunisia, Ibiza and Kos, while those who travelling from Luton will now have direct access to holidays in Zante. Manchester to Tunisia holidays will take off on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 3 May 2021. With a great selection of hotels available, visitors to the… Read More ›

Hainan Airlines is awarded 5-Star Rating for tenth consecutive year

Hainan Airlines is awarded the prestigious 5-Star Airline rating by UK-based international air transport rating organisation Skytrax for the tenth consecutive year. Hainan Airlines has received the 5-Star Airline rating from SKYTRAX for the tenth consecutive year. Only 10 airlines currently hold the 5-Star Airline Rating and receiving this honor for ten consecutive years is… Read More ›

KLM retains five-star APEX status

The Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) has announced KLM’s classification, based on global passenger evaluations. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has retained its five-star classification based on customer evaluations gathered by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX). Covering more than a million flights operated by just under 600 airlines, the APEX evaluation takes into account seat… Read More ›

Ryanair Orders 75 More Boeing 737 MAX Jets

– Europe’s largest airline grows its firm 737 order book to 210 airplanes. – High-capacity 737-8 jet to support Ryanair’s recovery and future growth with better fuel efficiency and environmental performance.   Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Ryanair announced today that Europe’s largest airline is placing a firm order for 75 additional 737 MAX airplanes, increasing its order… Read More ›

Korean Air A220 Fleet and Pratt & Whitney GTF™ Engine Lead Recovery in Air Travel in South Korea

  “Korean Air has been operating ten A220s and these aircraft are used on our domestic and short-haul routes. Thanks to its more fuel-efficient engines, Korean Air’s GTF-powered A220s have lower operating cost, which enables us to utilize the fleet effectively,” said Lee Soo Keun, chief operating officer at Korean Air. “It’s important to us… Read More ›

Norwegian initiates a reorganisation plan with its daughter companies Norwegian Air International and Arctic Aviation Assets seeking protection under Irish Examinership

Following the government of Norway’s decision to withhold further support from the airline, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (“Norwegian”) has decided to initiate an examinership process in Ireland relating to its subsidiary Norwegian Air International Limited (NAI), its wholly-owned asset company Arctic Aviation Assets DAC (AAA) and some of AAA’s subsidiaries;… Read More ›

American Airlines To Receive $5.8 Billion in Payroll Support From U.S. Department of the Treasury

American to receive $4.1 billion in direct support, $1.7 billion in low-interest loan American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) announced today that the U.S. Department of the Treasury has approved $5.8 billion in financial assistance from the Payroll Support Program (PSP) created through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The funds, which… Read More ›

Air Canada takes delivery of its first A220

Air Canada has taken delivery of its first A220-300, designed, built and delivered from the Mirabel A220 programme facilities in Canada. The first aircraft out of an order of 45 will enter service in January 2020, making Air Canada the first airline to operate the A220-300 in North America. The A220 will enable the Montreal-based… Read More ›

Norwegian’s loyalty programme reaches 10 million members – three new members every minute

Norwegian’s loyalty programme, Norwegian Reward, has reached 10 million members. So far in 2019, more than three new members signed up to the loyalty programme every minute. Norwegian has reached a new milestone for its fast-growing loyalty programme as Norwegian Reward has attracted 10 million members worldwide. Roughly 5000 members join the programme every day…. Read More ›

Thomas Cook Airlines’ pilots & crew wear pink with pride

Thomas Cook Airlines’ pilots and cabin crew will proudly switch their shoulder stripes from gold to pink this month as part of “Fly Pink”. Thomas Cook Group Airline is supporting Fly Pink for the third consecutive year. The aviation industry initiative, founded in Australia by QantasLink pilots in 2015, supports organisations around the world through… Read More ›

British Airways celebrates 60 years since operating the first jet engine flight across the Atlantic.

BOAC, British Airways’ predecessor, operated the first transatlantic jet engine flight on October 4, 1958 BOAC beat arch-rival Pan Am to become the first to do so Reduced 18-hour journey between London and New York to 7-hours Airline hosted special anniversary event at its headquarters to celebrate Sixty years ago, British Airways, then called BOAC – British… Read More ›

Singapore Airlines And Tourism Australia Re-Affirm Close Ties With New Three-Year Agreement

Singapore Airlines and Tourism Australia have re-affirmed their strong commercial ties by signing a new three-year strategic marketing deal worth A$11 million. The agreement will see the two parties jointly fund a range of tourism campaigns and promotional activities in eight of Australia’s key inbound markets – Singapore, as well as China, Germany, India, Indonesia,… Read More ›

JetBlue Warms Up Winter with New Palm Springs Service in Boston and Expanded Flying Season in New York

Boston’s #1 Airline – Soon Flying to 70 Nonstop Destinations – Will Launch The Only Service between New England and California’s Popular Desert Oasis New York’s Hometown Airline® Set to Extend Flying Season through Memorial Day 2019, Add Saturday Mint Flights and Operate Larger Aircraft for Fourth Season JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced it is… Read More ›

Etihad Airways Engineering hosts the Indian Ambassador to the UAE

Etihad Airways Engineering, the largest commercial aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services provider in the Middle East, welcomes His Excellency Navdeep Suri, Ambassador of India to the UAE and Mr Rajamurugan, Counsellor, Embassy of India in the UAE, to its Abu Dhabi base. The Ambassador was received by Mr Abdul Khaliq Saeed, Chief Executive… Read More ›

Cathay Pacific and Qantas codeshare to bring Australia and Asia closer

Agreement applies to 25 routes across Asia-Pacific and will see frequent flyers of both airlines earn more points Friday, 21 September 2018 — Cathay Pacific and Qantas customers are set to benefit from a new codeshare agreement that leverages the strengths of each carrier’s regional networks and provides more options for customers travelling between Asia… Read More ›

Delta celebrates grand opening of Bob Hope USO LAX Center

Representatives from Delta’s team in Los Angeles joined more than 500 guests at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday to celebrate the grand opening of the Bob Hope USO’s new LAX Center. At the ceremony set under the iconic LAX Theme Building, where the new facility is located, Delta was recognized for its strong partnership… Read More ›

Aer Lingus and CityJet join forces on Dublin-London City Route

Leasing deal with CityJet will see Aer Lingus fly to London City Airport from October Aer Lingus to operate 50 daily flights daily between Dublin and London Aer Lingus and CityJet today announced details of an agreement which builds on CityJet’s long-established presence at London City Airport and further expands Aer Lingus’ London schedule offering…. Read More ›

Air France La Première presents its new dishes signed by Jean-François Rouquette

Dishes to discover on departure from New York, Tokyo and Shanghai Starting October 1st 2018, Air France is for the first time entrusting the creation of two signature dishes per month in the La Première cabin to Jean-François Rouquette, the famous Michelin-starred head chef at the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme hotel. For even more culinary delights… Read More ›

Brussels Airlines invests further in its Africa network

The airline ceases its Mumbai service on 6 January Brussels Airlines continues to invest in its position on the African market, by further reinforcing its flight offer to and from the continent. As of next year, the airline adds 3 extra flights per week to Banjul (Gambia) and will operate 3 out of the 7… Read More ›

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