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A4E criticises Italian air traffic control strikes

A4E criticises Italian air traffic control strikes

European holiday makers witnessed an unprecedented spectacle last weekend when a July 23rd strike by Italian air traffic controllers was called on and off twice. However, thousands of passengers still saw their travel plans disrupted when airlines had to cancel more than 100 flights to and from Italy even though the planned eight-hour strike was called off at the very last minute, as the notice provided was insufficient to reinstate the cancelled flights.

Air Europa to offer summer flights to Veradero, Cuba

Air Europa to offer summer flights to Veradero, Cuba

Air Europa has launched its new route from Madrid to Veradero, Cuba. The flight, on-board an Airbus 330-200, will operate until August 25th, with two weekly fights. The operation of the new route will also enable excellent connection through the airline’s hub in Madrid, with the rest of the airline’s domestic and European destinations.

UK passengers offered Olympic options with American Airlines

UK passengers offered Olympic options with American Airlines

This summer, British sporting enthusiasts can experience the action live from Rio de Janeiro, with convenient connections to Brazil from four UK airports when travelling with American Airlines. The world’s largest airline, American, has serviced Brazil for 26 years, and offers daily flights to five destinations across the country including Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo Belo Horizonte, Brasilia and Manaus.

JetBlue Airways orders 30 additional A321 aircraft from Airbus

JetBlue Airways orders 30 additional A321 aircraft from Airbus

New York-based JetBlue Airways has amended its purchase agreement with Airbus to include an additional 15 Airbus A321ceo (current engine option) and 15 A321neo (new engine option) aircraft. The airline, which already operates A321s, has not yet announced its engine selection for the newly ordered aircraft.

Etihad Airways brings latest lounge concept to Los Angeles

Etihad Airways brings latest lounge concept to Los Angeles

Etihad Airways has today officially opened its new First and Business Class Lounge within the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport. The lounge reflects a commitment to delivering exceptional hospitality experiences for First and Business Class guests departing on Etihad Airways’ daily EY170 Boeing 777 services from the US West Coast’s commercial and entertainment hub.

Finnair brings flag-ship Airbus A350XWB to London-Helsinki flights

Finnair brings flag-ship Airbus A350XWB to London-Helsinki flights

Finnair has announced that it will operate the flagship Airbus A350XWB aircraft on a fifth service between London Heathrow and Helsinki, replacing the current Airbus A320 aircraft on the route. From October 5th, passengers travelling on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday on flights AY832 between London and Helsinki and AY831 between Helsinki and London will be able to enjoy long haul levels of comfort on the short flight of two hours and 55 minutes.

Pegasus welcomes first Airbus A320neo to fleet

Pegasus welcomes first Airbus A320neo to fleet

Pegasus Airlines has taken delivery of the first aircraft of its 100 Airbus order made in 2012, the single largest aircraft order in Turkish civil aviation history at the time. The A320neo aircraft TC-NBA - nicknamed ‘Demokrasi’ (Democracy) - makes Pegasus the launch operator for A320neo with CFM engines.

London City Airport introduces flight information to Facebook Messenger

London City Airport introduces flight information to Facebook Messenger

London City Airport has become the first airport in the UK to enable customers to use Facebook Messenger to find out the latest real-time information about their flight. Following a short trial period, from today any passenger who has Facebook Messenger on their device can send their flight number on the day of travel to the LCY Flight Info Facebook page and receive personalised flight information.

Ryanair sees profits edge up in early 2016

Ryanair sees profits edge up in early 2016

Ryanair has today reported a four per cent rise in quarter one profit to €256 million. Over the same period traffic at the low-cost carrier grew 11 per cent to 31 million, while the average fare fell ten per cent to €39.92, offset by a nine per cent reduction in unit costs.

Jet Airways reveals Fare Choices pricing structure

Jet Airways reveals Fare Choices pricing structure

Jet Airways is set to introduce a new flexible fare structure allowing guests more choice when booking flights. The new fare structure, named 'Fare Choices', will be introduced from August 17th, 2016. Jet Airways joins a select group of airlines worldwide offering a branded fare structure which offers flexibility and transparency.

easyJet to recruit cabin crew across Europe

easyJet to recruit cabin crew across Europe

easyJet has today announced that it is to recruit more than 1,200 new permanent and fixed-term cabin crew positions as the airline continues its growth. The carrier, which flies more than 250 aircraft on over 820 routes in 31 countries, will offer its new cabin crew positions across all of its 27 European bases. Around half of these positions will be based in the UK.