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Spirit Airlines to launch flights from Pittsburgh

Spirit Airlines to launch flights from Pittsburgh

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 secures IATA Fast Travel Green certification

Malaysia Airlines secures IATA Fast Travel Green certification

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 sees record 75.7m passengers in 2016

Heathrow sees record 75.7m passengers in 2016

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 launches new route to Abu Dhabi

airBaltic launches new route to Abu Dhabi

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.

bmi regional to launch Stansted-Derry flights from May

bmi regional to launch Stansted-Derry flights from May

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 beats financial guidance for second half of 2016

Qantas beats financial guidance for second half of 2016

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 to link Lisbon with Abidjan, Ivory Coast

TAP Portugal to link Lisbon with Abidjan, Ivory Coast

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.