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SriLankan Cargo sets new record for cargo handling at BIA – Remarkable growth of nearly 13%

SriLankan Cargo (www.srilankancargo.com), the freight handling arm of SriLankan Airlines, set a new record for the amount of cargo handled at the Cargo Centre of Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport with a massive total of 239,636 tonnes in 2016, a remarkable growth of 12.88% over the 212,277 of the previous year. SriLankan Cargo handles cargo of… Read More ›

Lufthansa Group to hire more than 3000 new staff in 2017

Largest increase in cabin with 2200 new hires 250 apprentices join the Lufthansa Group Deutsche Lufthansa AG will once again hire more than 3000 new staff this year. It is mostly flight attendants who will join the various airlines of the Lufthansa Group in 2017. Lufthansa, Germany‘s biggest airline, will hire 1400 flight attendants at… Read More ›

New look for the Premium Economy comfort kit!

Since January 2017, Air France has been offering its Premium Economy customers a brand new travel kit on board long-haul flights. This new model aims to reflect the image of the Premium Economy cabin, with a relaxed, chic and dynamic design. Available in a choice of two colours, the new comfort kit highlights the accent,… Read More ›

Play chess with Magnus Carlsen up in the air

SAS has entered into a global partnership with World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen and the company Play Magnus AS. This partnership will help to realize Magnus Carlsens dream of bringing chess out to the wider world and give SAS travelers the unique opportunity to play against the highest-rated chess player in history. As part of… Read More ›

SAS takes delivery of its first A320neo

Scandinavia’s leading carrier becomes operator of world’s most fuel efficient single aisle. Scandinavia’s leading carrier becomes operator of world’s most fuel efficient single aisle Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), has taken delivery of its first of 30 A320neo aircraft ordered, becoming the first Arline in Scandinavia to operate the world’s most fuel efficient single aisle aircraft. SAS… Read More ›

Boeing, SWISS Confirm Additional Order for 777-300ER

Swiss flag-carrier has ordered its 10th 777, taken delivery of six in 2016 PRNewswire — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) today confirmed a new order for one 777-300ER (Extended Range), valued at $339.6 million at list prices. The Swiss airline had previously ordered nine 777s and taken delivery of six this year… Read More ›

Alitalia adds new Cuba and Tenerife services this winter

Alitalia will this winter add a new direct non-stop service between Rome and Havana, from 29 November, and confirm year-round flights to Santiago, Mexico City and Beijing which were launched earlier this year. The Italian airline will from December operate an additional Boeing 777 aircraft to support the development of its intercontinental network, bringing the… Read More ›

South African Airways Cargo partners with STAT Trade Times for AIR CARGO AFRICA 2017

South African Airways Cargo (SAA Cargo), the airfreight division of South African Airways, has partnered with the STAT Trade Times publication for the Air Cargo Africa (ACA) 2017 conference and exhibition which will take place in February 2017 in Johannesburg. SAA Cargo accounts for more than 50% of all air freight movements into and within… Read More ›

Etihad Airways Partners continue plans to align global loyalty programmes

Etihad Airways Partners (EAP), a unique partnership of eight airlines, has announced further steps aimed at aligning the benefits for tiered members of the separate frequent flyer programmes operated by each airline. The latest enhancements incorporate customer feedback on benefits they value and are part of an ongoing strategy to enhance the customer proposition and… Read More ›

SAS upgrades its short and medium haul fleet and invests in next-generation onboard WiFi

SAS, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, has been focused on bringing innovation to its passengers since 1946. With a passion and vision to ‘make life easier’ for Scandinavia’s frequent flyers, SAS is making investments of MSEK 500 across its entire short and medium haul fleet – from installing the fastest WiFi in Europe to completing… Read More ›

Far-reaching restructuring of airberlin to deliver long-term growth.

•    Dedicated, focused network carrier will serve higher-yielding markets from Berlin and Dusseldorf, with a core fleet of 75 aircraft, as a  leaner, more efficient business •    Touristic business separated into an independently operating  business unit as strategic options are evaluated •    Up to 40 aircraft to be provided to the Lufthansa Group*, reducing excess… Read More ›

airberlin celebrates five years of Medical Transport Service.

airberlin provides the highest level of care when transporting patients to their destination: passengers who suddenly become ill on holiday or who have an accident, frequently have special needs in terms of transport for their return journey. Since 2008 airberlin has been offering patients with health issues a Medical Transport Service, which provides special facilities… Read More ›

Boeing Alerts Possible Delay of Norwegian’s First 787 Dreamliner.

Boeing has alerted a possible delay in the delivery of Norwegian’s first 787 Dreamliner. The aircraft was scheduled to be delivered in late April. The June delivery may also be affected. In the event that the 787 is not operational in time for Norwegian’s services to New York and Bangkok replacement long-haul aircraft will be… Read More ›

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