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IATA: Air travel records fastest first-half growth in 12 years

IATA: Air travel records fastest first-half growth in 12 years

The International Air Transport Association has announced global passenger traffic data for June showing that demand rose by 7.8 per cent compared to last year. This was in line with the 7.7 per cent growth recorded in May, with all regions reporting growth.

Eurowings boosts operations at Weeze Airport, Germany

Eurowings boosts operations at Weeze Airport, Germany

Eurowings has begun linking Weeze Airport to Munich, offering up to eleven flights between the Lower Rhine and the Bavarian capital on six days a week. Passengers appreciate the early morning and late evening flight times with demand increasing steadily since their publication.

Crystal AirCruises christens Crystal Skye in Las Vegas

Crystal AirCruises christens Crystal Skye in Las Vegas

Crystal AirCruises’ fully customised Boeing 777 has been christened Crystal Skye at an event at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada. Presiding over the christening of this ground-breaking vessel alongside chairman of Genting Hong Kong, Tan Sri Kok Thay Lim, and Crystal president, Edie Rodriguez, was Crystal Skye’s godfather, Matthew Upchurch.

MAG sees continued growth at UK airports

MAG sees continued growth at UK airports

MAG owned airports in the UK saw continued growth in both passenger numbers and cargo tonnes flown in July. Manchester Airport, the only airport in the UK with two runways apart from London Heathrow, grew 7.4 per cent year on year to handle more than three million passengers in July.

Qantas signs China sales partnership with Fliggy

Qantas signs China sales partnership with Fliggy

Travellers are set to benefit from a new agreement between Qantas and Alibaba Group’s online travel service platform, Fliggy, which will allow customers to book the airline’s flights directly on the site.

airBaltic welcomes latest Bombardier CS300 to Riga

airBaltic welcomes latest Bombardier CS300 to Riga

airBaltic has welcomed its seventh Bombardier CS300 to Riga. The plane is one of a total order of 20 aircraft place by the carrier, with the Latvian airline expected to operate eight CS300s by the end of the year.

bmi regional signs codeshare deal with Air Dolomiti

bmi regional signs codeshare deal with Air Dolomiti

bmi regional has announced the launch of a new code-share partnership with Italian airline Air Dolomiti, which sees five new routes added to its network. Passengers will be able to book connecting flights operated by Air Dolomiti between bmi regional’s network to/from Munich via the Munich Gateway and the following five Italian destinations.

Heathrow Airport records best ever month in July

Heathrow Airport records best ever month in July

Heathrow Airport in London recorded its best-ever single month in July, as the summer getaway sent passenger numbers soaring to record highs. Breaking all previous monthly records, Heathrow welcomed 7.53 million passengers last month, up 1.2 per cent on last July.

Aer Lingus boosts North America capacity for winter 2017

Aer Lingus boosts North America capacity for winter 2017

Aer Lingus has announced its winter schedule, with the airline set to offer 300,000 additional seats to Europe and North America as part of its largest ever deployment. Soon to begin its direct service on September 1st, Aer Lingus will operate three flights per week to Miami, Florida, a new long-haul destination for winter.