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American Airlines takes $200m stake in China Southern Airlines

American Airlines takes $200m stake in China Southern Airlines

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American Airlines today has committed to make a US$200 million equity investment in China Southern Airlines. The US carrier said it hoped to create a strong foundation for a long-term relationship between two of the world’s biggest airlines.

Cathay Pacific signs Lufthansa code-share partnership

Cathay Pacific signs Lufthansa code-share partnership

Cathay Pacific Airways and the Lufthansa Group will offer their passengers selected flights under a new code-sharing deal. For Lufthansa Group customers, this will significantly improve the connections available from Hong Kong towards Australia and New Zealand.

Oman Air launches flights to Calicut, India

Oman Air launches flights to Calicut, India

Oman Air has launched its inaugural flight WY295 from Salalah to Calicut (Kozhikode). A cake-cutting ceremony took place at Salalah International Airport, under the aegis of Sayyid Mohammed bin Sultan bin Hamoud Al Busaidi, minister of state and governor of Dhofar.

Virgin Atlantic showcases 787 Dreamliner on London Heathrow-Seattle route

Virgin Atlantic showcases 787 Dreamliner on London Heathrow-Seattle route

Virgin Atlantic is flying a new daily service between London Heathrow and Seattle replacing the flight currently operated by joint venture partner Delta Air Lines. The new service is operated by the airline’s newest, most fuel efficient aircraft, the Boeing 787-9, and will add more than 40,000 extra seats each year between the two cities.

Jet2.com to link UK to Geneva for winter ski season

Jet2.com to link UK to Geneva for winter ski season

Jet2.com is making sure skiers can hit the slopes while reinforcing its position as Yorkshire’s largest airline, by adding more flights and capacity to leading ski destination, Geneva. The news means that Jet2.com is currently the only airline serving Geneva from Leeds Bradford in winter 2017/18.

Flybe touches down at Heathrow for first domestic flight since 2013

Flybe touches down at Heathrow for first domestic flight since 2013

Passengers are set to benefit from more choice on flights between London and Scotland as Flybe’s new flights from Edinburgh and Aberdeen touch down at Heathrow today. In a milestone for Heathrow, Flybe - Europe’s largest regional airline – has become the first domestic carrier to begin operating at the UK’s hub since 2013.

British Airways steps up flights to Mauritius

British Airways steps up flights to Mauritius

The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority and British Airways have announced an increase in direct flights from the UK to the popular Indian Ocean destination. British Airways flights from London Gatwick will now include two additional departures per week, bringing the total to five, with departures on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Aguero joins Air Europa UK sales team

Aguero joins Air Europa UK sales team

Air Europa has added to its growing UK team with the appointment of Rosina Aguero as sales executive. Venezuelan Aguero will be managing the performance of Air Europa’s key client portfolio and identifying growth potential on both existing and new accounts.

Emirates launches new A380 service to Nice, France

Emirates launches new A380 service to Nice, France

Emirates has announced the launch of a daily A380 service to Nice, gateway to the French Riviera and Provence. The daily A380 service will start on July 1st just in time for the beginning of the summer holiday season.

airBaltic to connect Riga and Odessa with new flight

airBaltic to connect Riga and Odessa with new flight

The Latvian airline airBaltic has launched a new route between Riga and Odessa. The new route offers a new summer holiday destination for travellers from the Baltics, as well as convenient travel options to Riga and beyond to destinations in Western Europe, Scandinavia, the Baltics, and the CIS.

Eastern Airways to launch Glasgow-Isle of Man connection

Eastern Airways to launch Glasgow-Isle of Man connection

Eastern Airways has announced a new route from Glasgow to the Isle of Man, less than two weeks after securing the future of the island’s routes to Northern Ireland and north-east England. The UK regional airline, which moved earlier this month to provide a continuation of links to the Isle of Man from Belfast City and Newcastle, following Citywing’s liquidation, will now offer a daily weekday link from Scotland with a new Glasgow service.