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American Airlines reveals new Flagship lounge at LAX

American Airlines reveals new Flagship lounge at LAX

American Airlines has welcomed the opening of its new Flagship Lounge and Flagship First Dining facilities at Los Angeles International Airport. The new location offers customers several options to dine, relax and get ready for long journeys.

easyJet sees passenger numbers rise as rivals falter

easyJet sees passenger numbers rise as rivals falter

easyJet has welcomed a 14.4 per cent rise in revenue in the three months to December 31st. Figures at the Luton-based low-cost carrier were buoyed by the collapse of rivals Monarch, airberlin and Alitalia, and the impact of mass flight cancellations at Ryanair.

Garton takes up chief operations officer role at Heathrow

Garton takes up chief operations officer role at Heathrow

Until early last year, Garton was in the equivalent role at Dubai Airport, where he played a key role in growing the annual number of passengers served from 30 million to over 86 million, over a nine-year period and embedding a strong service culture across the airport.

Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner receives FAA approval

Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner receives FAA approval

The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner has received an amended type certificate from the US Federal Aviation Administration, clearing the airplane for commercial service. The awarding of the certificate caps a successful flight test program that began in March 2017 and involved three flight test airplanes that accumulated about 900 test hours.

Turkish Airlines breaks passenger records in 2017

Turkish Airlines breaks passenger records in 2017

Turkish Airlines has signed off on a successful 2017 after reporting a 9.3 per cent increase in passenger numbers, compared to 2016. In total, the airline carried 68.6 million passengers during 2017.

Etihad sees improvement in on-time performance for 2017

Etihad sees improvement in on-time performance for 2017

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has posted its best operational on-time performance results since 2009. Performance is calculated on actual flight arrival and departure times within 15 minutes of the published schedule and takes into consideration a variety of external factors including weather disruption and airspace congestion.

Saudia welcomes record 32m travellers in 2017

Saudia welcomes record 32m travellers in 2017

Saudia has achieved outstanding operational performance and an unprecedented number of guests flown, total flights operated, and seat capacity during 2017. The total number of passengers that travelled with the national carrier of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia rose significantly last year to reach more than 32 million guests.

Holliday appointed to sales role with Thomas Cook Group Airlines

Holliday appointed to sales role with Thomas Cook Group Airlines

Thomas Cook Group Airlines has appointed Emma Holliday as national account manager for Thomas Cook Airlines UK and Condor, in an expansion of its trade sales team. Holliday has spent 25 years in travel with roles in account management, overseas operations, and travel retail management.

Norwegian breaks transatlantic crossing record

Norwegian breaks transatlantic crossing record

Low-cost airline Norwegian has set a new record time for the fastest ever transatlantic flight by a subsonic passenger aircraft using the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Norwegian flight DY7014 from New York JFK to London Gatwick on Monday January 15th completed the full duration of the flight in five hours and 13 minutes – the fastest transatlantic flight recorded on a subsonic commercial aircraft.

United to add premium economy on international routes

United to add premium economy on international routes

United Airlines chief executive Oscar Munoz has said the company will introduce a premium economy product this year on international routes. Branded United Premium Plus, the new cabin will give passengers more space, comfort and amenities.

Pope marries LATAM cabin crew on-board Santiago flight

Pope marries LATAM cabin crew on-board Santiago flight

In an unprecedented moment, pope Francis delivered the sacrament of marriage to two cabin crew members onboard LATAM flight LA1250 from Santiago to Iquique in Chile earlier. The ceremony was witnessed by Ignacio Cueto, chairman of LATAM Airlines Group’s board of directors, and Monsignor Mauricio Rueda, both of whom are part of the delegation accompanying pope Francis on his visit to Chile and Peru.

Ryanair UK pilots vote to accept pay offer

Ryanair UK pilots vote to accept pay offer

Pilots at all 15 Ryanair UK pilot bases – including London Stansted which had previously rejected an improved pay deal – have voted to accept pay increases of up to 20 per cent. Following the decision, increases will be paid next week in the January payroll.