Gatwick Airport is advising British Airways, easyJet, and Virgin Atlantic passengers to check through which terminal they will be travelling, as it prepares to relocate these major airlines. British Airways will move to the South Terminal, Virgin Atlantic will move to the North Terminal, and easyJet - which currently operates out of both terminals - will consolidate its operation in the North Terminal.
Gulf Air has moved its Cairo operations to Terminal 2 at Cairo International Airport. All Gulf Air flights between Bahrain and Cairo – a total of two scheduled flights each day – will arrive and depart from Terminal 2.
The agreement is worth SAR 32 billion ($8.6 billion) at list prices and includes 80 firm orders with deliveries scheduled during 2018-2026. Another 40 purchase rights were announced earlier by Ayed Al Jeaid, chairman NAS Holding, and Bander Al Mohanna, chief executive NAS Holding Group.
Continued fleet and network expansion together with a renewed focus on on-board services and developments will be a priority for Oman Air in 2017; ensuring the airline of the Sultanate of Oman continues to drive up revenues, increases its growing contribution to the national economy and delivers against its ten year development plan.
Hollywood legned Morgan Freeman is to become the new brand ambassador for Turkish Airlines. The Turkish flag-carrier announced that Freeman will be its new face to represent the brand in the United States.
Sabre has signed a deal with Emirates airline which will enable the carrier to easily purchase a range of customised fares. Sabre and Emirates have also signed a new long-term global distribution agreement to make the airline’s fares available to travel agents globally who use Sabre.
Finnair is extending its network throughout the United Kingdom with new codeshare services on Flybe flights between several European cities and the UK. Finnair’s codes will be added to the below Flybe services when a Finnair flight is also included in the booking.
Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker has officially opened the new and luxurious Qatar Airways Premium Lounge at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. Al Baker also used the occasion to update attending media on the airline’s forthcoming launch of direct flights to Nice.
Etihad Airways has confirmed its Abu Dhabi–Düsseldorf route will be operated 14 times a week with the addition of a new daily service, effective March 26th. The double daily schedule will provide greater choice to local passengers travelling between Abu Dhabi and Düsseldorf, and further increase connectivity to and from Germany over the airline’s Abu Dhabi hub.
Delta Air Lines and Aeroméxico have accepted the final order issued by the US department of transportation granting them antitrust immunity and allowing the airlines to establish a joint cooperation agreement.
Gulf Air has commenced its direct operations to Bandaranaike International Airport, in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo, with five flights per week.
Etihad Airways today announced four additional weekly flights on the popular Abu Dhabi–Malé route. The move will increase frequency to the idyllic Maldives to 11 services a week between July 1st and September 17th this year.