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easyJet holidays launches in high street travel stores and independent travel agents

easyJet holidays has started its roll out to the independent travel trade with a soft launch with a handful of initial partners. The move, which will then see all 3000 trade partners on board by early September, means customers can book with an independent travel agent not just online via the easyJe...

air-omatherapy at 30,000 feet by Alaska Airlines

 Alaska Airlines announced a partnership with leading personal care brand EO, extending Alaska's Next-Level Care commitment to health and safety and taking self-care to new heights. Starting Aug. 21, guests on all Alaska flights will be offered a complimentary, ...


A220-300 delivery schedule revised by airBaltic and Airbus to complete firm order in 2024

Latvian airline airBaltic and Airbus have signed an agreement on a revised Airbus A220-300 delivery schedule for the remaining 28 jets airBaltic has on order. It will complete the firm order of 50 Airbus A220-300 jets by early 2024.​ Martin Gaussnd Airbus, CEO of airBaltic: “The recent crisis enabled us to push forward our decision to...

easyJet confirms closure of three UK bases

easyJet has confirmed that the closure of its bases at London Stansted, London Southend and Newcastle will go ahead following the completion of its collective consultation process. We remain committed to working with BALPA on the next phase which includes the voluntary redundancy and individual consultation process. easyJet has reached agreement with Unite on voluntary red...

airBaltic passenger numbers increased by 251% in July

In July 2020, the Latvian airline airBaltic has carried 151 529 passengers or 251% more passengers during than the previous month from all three Baltic capitals to its network spanning Europe. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “July has been the second full month since we resumed our operations on May 18. We are pleased that airBal...

Goodbye to first of British Airways last 747 Jumbo Jets

British Airways will retire its first Boeing 747 since announcing last month that all 31 of its jumbo jets had sadly flown their last commercial services. The Boeing 747-400, registration G-CIVD, will depart from London Heathrow on Tuesday, 18 August at 9am local time under flight number BA9170E after more than 25 magnificent years of flying. British Airways’ fleet of 747s are bei...

Developing the Caribbean from within

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert Economic recession, pandemic, and potential natural disasters may lead to gloom, despair, agony, deep dark depression and excessive misery. When it sounds like a hammer and feels like a hammer, it may actually be a hammer.  One single word describes the biggest hurdle for renewal and progress: ‘clinging’; trying to hold on to what once was, although t...

Neste to supply sustainable aviation fuel to three major U.S. airlines

Neste, the world's largest producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel made from waste and residue raw materials, is supplying Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and JetBlue Airways with sustainable aviation fuel for flights from San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The low-carbon and high-quality fuel will contribute to each airline's efforts to reach their...

The expansion of Wizz Air Latvian operations

Wizz Air announced massive expansion of its Latvian operations, adding one new Airbus A320 aircraft to the Riga base. This will enable the start of seven new routes from Riga to Bergen in Norway, Birmingham in United Kingdom, Billund in Denmark, Hamburg in Germany, Reykjavik in Iceland, Stockholm Skavsta in Sweden, Trondheim in Norway and one new route from Tallinn in Estonia to Bergen i...

Air Astana resumes direct flights to Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Dubai and Kyiv

Air Astana will resume direct flights from Kazakhstan’s capital Nur-Sultan to Frankfurt on 18th August 2020, with services initially being operated four-times a week, increasing to a daily frequency by September.  Flights will be operated using the latest Airbus A321LR aircraft, with flight times being 6h 20m outbound to Frankfurt and 5h 45m on the return to Nur-Sultan.  ...

28 new apprentices start their training at SWISS

Twenty-eight young people commence their four-year SWISS apprenticeships in aircraft maintenance today. Three of them are female. Twenty-five future polymechanics - three of them women - and three future automation engineers begin their four-year apprenticeships at SWISS today. Polymechanics with a specialism in aircraft maintenance are responsible for checking, servicing and repairing aircraft...

Making passengers smart devices their inflight control center

The COVID-19 crisis has profoundly impacted the air transport industry and airline passenger experience. Passenger demand is making a gradual return, albeit cautiously amid inflight safety concerns, with a new set of post-COVID-19 measures in tow for airlines. While containing costs is a key focus for airlines in a sustainable recovery, carriers also face ongoing challenges in reinforcing hea...

Air France signed majority agreement for the development of Transavia France on the domestic network

The Air France-KLM group took an important step in its development, with the signing of an amendment to the group's “Air France-Transavia pilot agreement” allowing Transavia France to operate on domestic routes within France. This agreement has been concluded between Air France and Transavia France's management and the SNPL Air France-Transavia, the majority union of Ai...

South Korea KT to develop in-flight VR service

South Korea largest telecommunications company, will develop virtual reality entertainment service for air passengers.KT signed an agreement with Jin Air, the only widebody low-cost carrier operation in South Korea, and HIST for the new VR service optimized for air safety, security and other special in-flight needs. The nation's top telecom company will provide its VR service pl...

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One million seats for under £35 - British Airways

British Airways has today released one million seats for under £35 each-way.* The seats are available across popular routes including, but not limited to, Athens, Bologna, Copenhagen, Dubli...

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Self-isolation rules - airBaltic carried less passengers in August

In August 2020 airBaltic carried 137 830 passengers or 9% less comparing to July 2020 from all three Baltic capitals to its network spanning Europe.  Martin Gauss, Chief...

Norwegian commits to reduce CO2 emissions by 45 percent by 2030

 Norwegian has launched a new environmental sustainability strategy that will begin immediately and deliver several industry leading targets. Cutting CO2 emissions by 45 percent, remove all non-r...

Russia Newest Aircraft Maintenance Complex - Sheremetyevo Airport and Rossiya Airlines

Sheremetyevo International Airport inaugurated its new hangar complex for aviation service and maintenance of Aeroflot Group aircraft on September 15. Construction of the hangar complex...

Urgent Rescue Plan for UK Air Transport Needed

IATA outlined the need for an urgent rescue plan for UK aviation, in the face of an imminent unemployment catastrophe. The United Kingdom is experiencing an unprecedented air transport crisis...

Icelandair becomes easyJet Worldwide partner

easyJet announced Icelandair is set to become a new airline partner in its unique connections service, Worldwide by easyJet. The partnership with Icelandair is expected to be live in the coming w...