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Iberia places order for 20 Airbus A320neo aircraft

Iberia places order for 20 Airbus A320neo aircraft

Iberia chairman Luis Gallego has disclosed that the Spanish airline has made a firm order to acquire 20 new Airbus A320neo aircraft to modernise its short- and medium-haul fleet. The aircraft will be delivered from the first half of 2018 through 2021.

Sinclair to lead London City Airport

Sinclair to lead London City Airport

London City Airport has announced that, following an international search and selection process, Robert Sinclair will be appointed as chief executive of the facility. He will replace Declan Collier who is stepping down.

Boeing 40-year veteran Fancher step down

Boeing 40-year veteran Fancher step down

Scott Fancher, senior vice president of program management, integration and development programs, Boeing, has announced his intention to retire in September 2017. The move brings to a close 40-years at Boeing and a career that spans executive leadership roles across the company's signature commercial, defence and space programs.

TAP Portugal launches first retrojet, Portugal

TAP Portugal launches first retrojet, Portugal

TAP Portugal is debuting its first retro aircraft livery today, featuring a design it first used in the 1950s. The new aircraft, an A330, has been named Portugal, as a tribute to Portugal and the Portuguese people.

easyJet launches new Amazon Alexa skill

easyJet launches new Amazon Alexa skill

easyJet has become the first European airline to launch an Amazon Alexa skill that enables passengers to easily and quickly check their flight status. Skills are Alexa's in-built capabilities that enable users to interact with devices, like Amazon Echo and Amazon Echo Dot, using just their voice.

Wizz Air opens first UK base at Luton Airport

Wizz Air opens first UK base at Luton Airport

Wizz Air has opened its first UK base at London Luton Airport. Wizz will base one of its new Airbus A320 aircraft at the airport, increasing operations to 42 routes from Luton, including three new services to Tel Aviv, Prishtina and Kutaisi.

Etihad cuts free chauffeur services outside of Abu Dhabi

Etihad cuts free chauffeur services outside of Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways has amended its chauffeur policy following a review of usage by premium guests across all major markets. The complimentary chauffeur service will be retained at Etihad Airways’ Abu Dhabi hub and replaced with a paid option at specially negotiated rates in all other cities.