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Congratulation - Five Years of Norwegian Low-cost Long-haul Service to London Gatwick

Time to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Norwegian long-haul routes from the United States to London Gatwick, a nonstop service with unbeatable low fares, featuring new planes! London is the crown jewel in Norwegian’s U.S. network with nearly 1 million passengers carried each ye...

Etihad Airways Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner services to Shanghai

Etihad Airways has celebrated the deployment of the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner on its daily scheduled services to Shanghai by hosting a spectacular “Abu Dhabi Night" reception. The event took place at Bellagio Shanghai, a five-star hotel inspired by the Art Deco history of the city&rsq...


Children's menus for Lufthansa by Alexander Hermann

Everyone flying with kids.... What you can say regarding the onboard menu? Do kids like what they are getting, do you thing some changes must be done? Lufthansa has made a progress in this case and provides young guests with fun and variety on the flight Rice pudding mouse, dragon feet and hen house - these and other imaginative dishes will be on offer to young passengers from 1 July on...

Further Wizz Air expansion in Poland

Wizz Air announced its new international low fare route from Olsztyn Mazury Airport to Bremen, Germany. The newest WIZZ service will be operated with two weekly flights (Wednesdays and Sundays). Seats on the new route are already on sale and can be booked on wizzair.com or Wizz Air’s free app from as low as PLN 39*. Bremen is a major cultural and economic hub in the northern reg...

Kenya Airways Selects GE Aviation for Digital Flight Operation

Kenya Airways has selected GE Aviation for the Flight Operations suite of digital products across the airline’s fleet of Boeing 737, 787 and Embraer E190 airplanes. Kenya Airway’s fleet adds to the 15,468 unique aircraft assets that are connected to GE Aviation’s digital solutions. Implementation is currently underway with completion this year.    “Kenya A...

Etihad Airways Airbus A380 daily service to Seoul

Congratulations Etihad Airways, on the deployment of its first Airbus A380 ‘Super Jumbo’ on its scheduled daily services to Seoul, South Korea.  The occasion was marked in style with a spectacular ‘Abu Dhabi Night’ evening reception at The Shilla, Seoul’s most iconic landmark...

SAS selects Inmarsat’s GX Aviation inflight broadband for new Airbus A350 fleet

Inmarsat announced that its award-winning GX Aviation inflight broadband service has been selected by Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) for its brand new fleet of Airbus A350 aircraft. SAS has ordered a number of new Airbus A350 aircraft as part of an extensive fleet renewal programme, the first of which will be delivered from the Airbus factory in Toulouse at the end of this year with GX Aviati...

Turkish Airlines’ first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is in the air

Get ready for the first 787-9 Dreamliner flight!  Turkish Airlines has announced that up to 30 new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft will join the airlines’ young and fast-growing fleet over the next four years, and each will feature the carrier’s bespoke, all-new Business Class Cabins. The Turkish national flag carrier had placed 25 firm + 5 optional orders in last year fo...

Etihad Airways to use larger aircraft to accommodate growth of three key Asian routes

Etihad Airways has upgraded services on three key Asian routes this week, introducing larger aircraft to accommodate growing demand.  Flights between the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, and major two Chinese cities, Shanghai and Chengdu, have been upgraded with next-generation Boeing 787 Dreamliners, while the South Korean city of Seoul has been boosted from a Dreamliner to an Airbus A380 &ls...

First China Southern Airlines Airbus A350-900 delivered

Congratulation China Southern Airlines! They became the newest operator A350-900s! First of 20 aircraft is delivered! The Guangzhou-based carrier operates an Airbus fleet of 335 aircraft, including 282 A320 Family aircraft, 48 A330 Family aircraft and five A380 aircraft (figures at the end of May 2019). China Southern’s A350-900 aircraft features a modern and comfortable three-class...

Fantastic week for Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways has wrapped up a fantastic week, concluding a successful appearance at the Paris Air Show 2019, the launch of inaugural flights to Davao, Philippines and Lisbon, Portugal plus breaking records at the 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards and 2019 Passenger Experience Association’s (APEX) Passenger Choice Awards. Qatar Airways  swept up honours at the prestigious 2019 Skytra...

JetBlue Gears Up For Guadeloupe

JetBlue announced it intends to grow its already expansive footprint in the Caribbean with new, nonstop seasonal winter service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Guadeloupe’s Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport (PTP) (a). Three times weekly service is expected to launch in February 2020 with seats set to go on sale in the coming weeks. &ldquo...

ATR 72-600 is selected by TAROM to renew its regional fleet

TAROM,  the Romanian national air carrier, has to renew its regional fleet, to provide increased seat capacity, to low operating costs and improve environmental performance. The choice of partners for this operation was quite obvious - ATR the market leader of regional aicraft and NAC, as number one regional aircraft lessor. So TAROM will introduce nine new ATR 72-600 aircra...

Finnair grows its operations in China

Finnair adds capacity to Beijing with three weekly flights to the new Beijing Daxing International Airport, which opens for operation by 30 September, 2019. Finnair will operate to Beijing International Daxing Airport on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays as of 3rd November, 2019 with an Airbus A330 aircraft. The new frequencies are in addition to Fin...

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airBaltic Passenger Growth Reaches +28% in July

airBaltic in July 2019 has transported 578 340 passengers or 28% more than last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.  Mar...

First Two New Air Canada Routes To Be Operated With Game Changing Airbus A220-300

Air Canada announced the first two new routes to be operated with the Airbus A220-300, the only non-stop service between Montreal and Seattle and between Toronto and ...

Turkish Airlines awarded 5 stars for their real business class cabin

With the introduction of the all new business class in their Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, Turkish Airlines has not only increased its already high comfort and service standards in their business class, bu...

CAE and LATAM Airlines Group extend training agreement

CAE and LATAM Airlines Group (LATAM) announced another extension of their existing training agreement, adding six years to this longstanding training partnership. Over the terms of this renewed agreem...

Hahn Air introduces NDC platform and issues first NDC ticket

Hahn Air, unveiled its new NDC platform. The company is extending its suite of products for partner airlines and travel agencies with a solution powered by IATA’s New Distribution Capability (ND...

Boarding between U.K. and United States - latest updates from Virgin Atlantic and Delta

For all passenger flying between UK and United States - some immportant updates, which can improve your travel experience! Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines are boosting flights between the U.K a...

airBaltic Sees Strong Demand for Heavy Cabin Baggage

Since the introduction of the service by airBalticin March, more than 100 000 bookings for the heavy cabin baggage have been made by the airline’s passengers. Since March, ai...