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MAG calls for UK-wide aviation strategy

MAG calls for UK-wide aviation strategy

The government’s new aviation strategy should set out an ambitious plan for improving international connectivity from UK airports as part of its vision for a new global Britain, according to MAG.

Louvre Abu Dhabi signs Etihad Airways partnership

Louvre Abu Dhabi signs Etihad Airways partnership

Louvre Abu Dhabi today signed the first exclusive platinum partnership, with Etihad Airways. Louvre Abu Dhabi will officially open on November 11th as an iconic landmark on the city’s geographical, cultural and tourist landscape.

Delta launches automatic check-in through app

Delta launches automatic check-in through app

Delta Air Lines has added automatic check-in to the Fly Delta app to streamline the check-in experience for customers and take the guesswork out of accessing a boarding pass. The new functionality, available on the latest version of the app, automatically checks in eligible customers 24 hours prior to their scheduled departure.

Bellew to re-join Ryanair as chief operations officer

Bellew to re-join Ryanair as chief operations officer

Ryanair has announced that Peter Bellew will re-join the low-cost carrier as chief operations officer. The move follows the departure of Michael Hickey, who stepped down earlier this month after the airline was forced to cancel tens of thousands of flights due to a lack of pilots.

Norwegian Reward partners with Groupon in UK

Norwegian Reward partners with Groupon in UK

Norwegian Reward has added Groupon UK to its growing list of partners where members can earn points toward discounted and free Norwegian flights. The award-winning loyalty programme is fast approaching one million UK members who benefit from exclusive bonuses and discounts.

Virgin Australia launches Sabre Branded Fares

Virgin Australia launches Sabre Branded Fares

Virgin Australia has implemented Sabre Branded Fares, joining a growing list of airlines globally. The solution allows travel agents and online travel agents using the Sabre global distribution system to access enhanced branded fare functionality that simplifies the retailing of Virgin Australia’s full-service benefits.

Airbus to partner with Bombardier on C Series programme

Airbus to partner with Bombardier on C Series programme

Airbus and Bombardier are to become partners on the C Series aircraft programme. An agreement signed earlier brings together Airbus’ global reach and scale with Bombardier’s newest, state-of-the-art jet aircraft family, positioning both partners to fully unlock the value of the C Series platform and create significant new value for customers, suppliers, employees and shareholders.

Hawaii Island Air files for bankruptcy protection

Hawaii Island Air files for bankruptcy protection

Hawaii Island Air has said it will file for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in an effort to continue normal operations while navigating through legal challenges recently presented by the lessors of its aircraft.