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Lufthansa strengthens its premium hub in Munich

Munich Airport is Europe's only 5-star hub for years and is popular among Lufthansa passengers, globally, not only as the gateway to Bavaria, but as a leading, premium airport offering an inspiring travel journey. Now as the global travel industry is returning to prior levels of activity, Luf...

Helvetic Airways took delivery of its first Embraer E195-E2

Helvetic Airways of Switzerland received the first of four new E195-E2 aircraft at Embraer’s facility in São José dos Campos. Helvetic will receive three further E195-E2s by the end of next month, July 2021.Helvetic ordered 12 E-Jet E2s in 2018 to support its fleet renewal i...


SkySelect signs TAP Air Portugal to transform carrier’s aircraft parts purchasing

SkySelect, an extended purchasing arm for aircraft material powered by smart algorithms and robotic process automation, announced the signing of TAP Air Portugal to a contract to facilitate cost savings and a streamlined approach to the airlines’ parts purchasing. The flagship carrier of Portugal is leveraging the company’s industry knowledge, customer support and automate...

Etihad Airways to commence service to Vienna

Etihad Airways will launch flights to Vienna this summer. The service will operate twice weekly using a Boeing 787 Dreamliner from 18 July 2021. The new service has been conveniently timed to arrive early morning in Vienna to provide travellers between the UAE and Austria an ideal weekend getaway. Travellers visiting Vienna will enjoy centuries old culture and breathtaking scenery. The A...

Welcome Aubusson - the 10th Airbus A350 of Air France

Air France took delivery of its 10th Airbus A350-900. The aircraft, registration F-HTYK, rolled off the Airbus assembly line in Toulouse and took off for Paris-Charles de Gaulle, where it will operate on the airline's long-haul routes. The front of the fuselage bears the name 'Aubusson', named after the town in the Creuse region of France, whose tapestries are famous throughout the...

Qantas & Jetstar meet strong domestic demand with more aircraft, flights

The Qantas Group is preparing for continued growth in domestic travel demand, with additional aircraft to be made available for Qantas and Jetstar flying. Additional E190s for QantasLink  The national carrier today announced an expansion of its three-year deal with Alliance Airlines, which provides QantasLink with capacity usin...

To boost tourism & economy - easyJet new seasonal base at Faro airport

easyJet officially opened its seasonal base at Faro International Airport. Operating since 1 June, this is the airline’s third operating base in Portugal, added to those in Lisbon, operating since 2012, and Porto, since 2015. The launch event was attended by Johan Lundgren, CEO of easyJet, Pedro Siza Vieira, Minister of State for Economy and Digital Transition, Pedro Nuno Santos, Min...

Star Alliance, NEC and SITA sign teaming agreement, paving the way to expand touchless journeys across member airlines

Passengers will soon be able to use their biometric ID as their boarding pass across a vast network of airlines and airports. Frequent flyer program customers of Star Alliance member airlines will soon be able to use their biometric identity across any participating airline at any participating airport following a new agreement between the world’s largest airline alliance, NEC Corporati...

airBaltic - 37% more passengers in May & new route between Riga and Corfu

airBaltic on June 12, 2021 launched new weekly summer seasonal flights between Riga and Greek island Corfu. The new route is performed in cooperation with Mouzenidis Travel. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We serve seven safe direct destinations between Riga and Greece, and we are pleased to add the Greek island Corfu to our summer route map....

Virgin Atlantic partners with Vertical Aerospace

Virgin Atlantic partners with Vertical Aerospace to pioneer sustainable and zero emissions air travel in the UK. The partnership includes an option for Virgin Atlantic to purchase up to 150 eVTOL aircraft and exploration of a UK Joint Venture with Vertical Aerospace, to deliver a Virgin Atlantic branded short haul eVTOL network. The  fully-electric VA-X4 is a zero emiss...

SmartLynx introduce the first freighter registered in Malta

As the latest edition to its growing fleet, SmartLynx is proud to announce the introduction of the first freighter aircraft registered in Malta. The A321F, with the registration 9H-CGA, is the first aircraft of its type to be registered in Malta and is also the first of its type to be introduced to the SmartLynx line-up of A320 and A321 aircraft. SmartLynx – a family member of the Avia So...

easyJet partner Wright Electric achieves new milestone with next-generation inverter technology for zero-emission aircraft

easyJet’s partner Wright Electric has revealed the latest milestone in its engine development programme which is working towards the development and certification of the first commercially viable, zero-emissions single-aisle aircraft. Wright has now demonstrated the first inverter system of its kind for large zero-emissions aircraft. Whether a future aeroplane is battery-electric o...

Newcomer - world2fly took first A350 delivery

World2fly, the new long-haul airline recently founded by the Spanish hotel company Iberostar, has taken delivery of the first of two A350-900s on lease from Air Lease Corporation, becoming the latest operator of the world’s most efficient large widebody aircraft. The airline, based on the Balearic island of Mallorca, will operate the two leased A350-900 aircraft on long-haul routes f...

Welcome new product - airBaltic Holidays

airBaltic has launched a new product -  airBaltic Holidays, offering customers dynamic travel packages, which include both a flight and a hotel reservation. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “As an innovative airline, we always strive to search for new ways to improve the customer experience starting from the booking process. Today, when travelling ha...

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The 31st Airbus A220-300 reached home of airBaltic

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airBaltic to recruit 320 additional crew by summer 2022

airBaltic announces that by summer 2022 it expects to recruit 320 additional crew – 120 pilots and 200 cabin crew members. airBaltic group plans to primarily rehire its former pil...

GOL to launch network of 250 eVTOL aircraft in Brazil

GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. in conjunction with Grupo Comporte, an entity of its controlling shareholder, announce that they have signed a non-binding letter of intent with Avolon...

Multi-year service agreement -Embraer & Australia-based Alliance Airlines

Embraer has signed a multi-year services agreement with Alliance Airlines, which will provide materials support for the carrier’s fleet of E190s. Through Embraer’s Services & Support p...

Exceeding growth expectations - flyadeal received initial trio of new A320neos

During an event held on September 15 at the King Abdulaziz Airport in Jeddah, the Director General of Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation, H.E. Eng. Ibrahim Alomar, the CEO of flyadeal Mr. Con Korfiati...

First Air France Airbus A320 refitted with Safran ECOS shelf bins

The first Air France A320 retrofitted with Safran Cabin ECOS Shelf Bins and installed by Air France Industries in July 2021, returns to service with success. The ECOS "Efficient Cabin Open Spa...

RECARO Aircraft Seating tapped to outfit Qatar Airways with brand-new economy class seat

Recaro Aircraft Seating was tapped to equip Qatar Airways with the brand-new CL3810 economy class seat. Starting at the end of 2022, twenty shipsets of the CL3810 will be installed on t...

The 31st Airbus A220-300 reached home of airBaltic

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