Swiss is planning to further expand its range of air services from Zurich and Geneva in the coming summer schedules. San Francisco will newly receive daily Boeing 777-300ER service from Zurich from April 22nd onwards.
Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines has announced that it will begin flying out of Pittsburgh International Airport in May 2017. Pittsburgh International Airport will become the 61st city to join its expanding network, with new non-stop service to seven popular destinations, including Dallas/Fort Worth, Myrtle Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Las Vegas, Houston and Los Angeles
Malaysia Airlines has become the first Malaysian carrier to receive the International Air Transport Association Fast Travel Green certificate in recognition of the airline’s efforts in making passengers’ travel more flexible and convenient via its self-service facilities.
Heathrow welcomed a record 75.7 million passengers in 2016, up one per cent on the previous year. Passenger charges fell by one per cent at the UK’s largest airport, as Heathrow retained its position as Europe’s best hub for the third year running.
airBaltic will launch a direct service between Riga and Abu Dhabi on October 29th, 2017. The Latvian airlines will operate the Riga-Abu Dhabi route four times weekly with a long-range Bombardier CS300 aircraft.
International Airlines Group has reported pre-tax profits of €2.5 billion before exceptional items for the year to December 31st, 2016. The figure is up 32.7 per cent on that of 2015.
bmi regional has announced it will be launching a new service between City of Derry Airport and London Stansted Airport from May 2nd. The route, which is a public service obligation, or PSO, has previously only been operated on a daily basis.
Qantas today reported an underlying profit before tax of $852 million and a statutory profit before tax of $715 million for the six months ended December 31st, 2016. The underlying result was down 7.5 per cent compared with the prior corresponding period, but above the guidance range provided in October last year.
TAP Portugal has announced the launch of a new destination in Africa. As of July 17th, TAP will fly via its hub in Lisbon to Abidjan, in Ivory Coast, taking the airline’s network to a total of 15 destinations in ten African countries.
Emirates will launch a series of new cabin products and enhancements in 2017 for both its A380 and Boeing 777 fleet. The multi-million dollar cabin interiors upgrade programme includes an enhanced on-board Lounge for its flagship Airbus A380 aircraft.
Boeing and Korean Air today celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 787-9 Dreamliner. The Seoul-based carrier will be the first Korean carrier to operate the 787-9 Dreamliner in the country.
Qatar Airways will start services to Yanbu in Saudi Arabia on May 9th, with flights to Tabuk following on June 19th. The airline will offer three-weekly flights to each destination.