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Among first airlines in the World to Trial IATA Travel Pass - airBaltic

airBaltic is among the first airlines in the world to express its support for introduction of global IATA Travel Pass solution for cross border travel. The IATA Travel Pass is a mobile app that will help passengers to manage their travel easily and securely in line with...

Alaska Airlines took delivery of its first Boeing 737-9 MAX and started passenger service

First Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-9 MAX delivered, marking a new phase of modernizing the airline's fleet in the coming years. Alaska pilots flew the aircraft on a short flight from the Boeing Delivery Center at Boeing Field in Seattle to the company's hangar at...


The leisure travel program of Lufthansa Group is stronger than ever

This summer, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group are offering the most extensive range of vacation destinations in years, thus further demonstrating the company’s knowledge of the leisure travel market.  Over the course of the summer Lufthansa plans to add around 20 new vacation destinations to its flight program from Frankfurt and 13 new holiday destinations from Munich. Special focus:...

easyJet sees bookings take off following PM roadmap for return to international travel

easyJet has seen UK bookings surge within hours of the UK Prime Minister setting out his roadmap for travel. Flight bookings for the summer season increased by 337% and easyJet holidays bookings rose 630% week on week since the address to the nation, with beach resorts among top destinations for this summer and travel in August, followed by July and September proving most popular, suggesting...

JetBlue takes delivery of Its First Airbus A321neo

JetBlue announced it has formally taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo (new engine option) aircraft configured with the airline’s reimagined premium Mint® experience and an all-new onboard layout, featuring comfort and connectivity perks that set the airline apart from other U.S. carriers. The aircraft is scheduled to arrive at JetBlue's home at New York's John F....

Restore the freedom of movement - Europe travel & tourism sector calls on EU governments

The European Tourism Manifesto alliance, a group of more than 60 public and private travel and tourism organisations and the voice of the sector in Europe, today unveiled a series of joint recommendations for EU Member States on how to relaunch travel and tourism in Europe in time for summer 2021. At the heart of the recommendations is the development of an EU roadmap for safely restoring travel o...

flydubai expands its operations to Romania with the launch of flights to Cluj-Napoka

flydubai announced the launch of flights to Cluj-Napoka in Romania. The airline will operate twice-weekly flights between Dubai International (DXB) and Avram Iancu International Airport Cluj (CLJ) starting from 20 March 2021.flydubai operates a double daily service between Dubai International (DXB) and Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP). With the start of flights to Cluj-Napok...

New partnership in cargo transportation: DHL Express and SmartLynx Malta

DHL Express and SmartLynx Malta announce the signing of a new partnership agreement for the introduction of two newly converted Airbus A321-200 freighters joining DHL’s European air fleet.  The new technically advanced narrow-body fleet type is adding capacity to meet the increasing demand for express cargo transportation worldwide combined with further improving DHL’s u...

First KLM Embraer E2 delivered

KLM Cityhopper, the regional subsidiary of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, received their first Embraer E195-E2 in a ceremony today at Embraer’s facility in Brazil. This first E2 delivery to KLM, and lessor ICBC Aviation Leasing, brings the total number of Embraer jets in the KLM Cityhopper fleet to 50.​ The total order for 35 jets, 25 firm orders with options for 10 more, will be leased t...

Lufthansa Group launches integration of Covid-19 test certificates into digital travel chain

Prior to Lufthansa flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul, Turkey and from Newark, USA to Frankfurt and Munich, customers have the option of sending their Covid-19 test certificates and confirmations of digital entry applications to a specially set-up Lufthansa Group Health Entry Support Center via a contact form as early as 72 hours before departure starting Friday. SWISS customers will be able to us...

A strategic alliance to create Heston Airlines - Genesis and Heston Aviation

Genesis, the Dublin-based aircraft leasing company has formed an alliance with Heston Aviation, to build and launch Heston Airlines. Heston Airlines will be a newly established Lithuanian headquartered charter and ACMI service provider. Over the past 12 months Genesis has supported the strategy and development of the airline and has just concluded on delivering the airline’s first 180-sea...

Expansion and transition to a full Airbus fleet airline - Volotea

Volotea has accelerated its fleet transformation for Summer 2021, becoming a 100% Airbus operator, phasing out entirely its Boeing 717s and adding 15 to 19 units of A320s. The company has already sourced 15 A320s and will add up to 4 more based on last minute summer demand. With the addition of the 180-seat Airbus A320s, Volotea will increase its installed fleet capacity by 15% of seats. ...

Fantasy comes alive: an incredible journey through the sky

Aviators rank among the masterclass among us. Always testing the limits, these aficionados of the skies possesses a certain wanderlust, and a joie de vivre.  Theirs is a pursuit of passion; a wondrous assault upon convention, often peppered with edge-of-your-seat action and more than its fair share of heart-stopping moments. Such is the life of the romanticized aviator, the air...

Air Côte d’Ivoire receives its first Airbus A320neo

Air Côte d’Ivoire, Ivory Coast’s flagship carrier based in Abidjan, has taken delivery of its first A320neo, becoming the first operator of the type in the West-African region. This latest generation aircraft will join Air Côte d’Ivoire’s existing Airbus fleet of six aircraft. With improved levels of efficiency, this new aircraft will be deployed on Air C&oci...

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One week - 3 announced destinations from Riga by airBaltic - Heraklion, Santorini and Naples

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The future of In-Flight entertainment

by  Kate Richards One of the main trademarks of the human condition is the incessant need for stimulation. We are incapable of being at rest. If not consumed by work, we seek stimuli from ente...

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SmartLynx focuses on growth in Germany - full charters for TUI Deutschland and Involatus

SmartLynx Airlines will be operating full charters for TUI Deutschland and Involatus. From summer 2021, it will fly to tourist destinations around the Mediterranean and Canary Islands for TUI Deutschl...

flypop signs multiple aircraft A330-300 lease deal with Avolon

flypop announced that is has signed a multiple aircraft A330-300 lease deal with Avolon, the world’s third largest aircraft lessor. Based in Ireland, Avolon provides lease and lease managem...