Airline News Page 140

Sabre inks deal with Mexican budget airline

Sabre inks deal with Mexican budget airline

Mexican low cost carrier VivaAerobus has entered into the global distribution system operated by Sabre Corporation. VivaAerobus is embarking on a new phase of its expansion plans, focusing on diversifying its reach to other revenue streams.

Emirates brings A380 to Vienna

Emirates brings A380 to Vienna

Emirates will operate one of its two scheduled daily flights into Vienna International Airport with its A380 aircraft. The airline will fly its three-class A380 with 519 seats on one of its daily services to Vienna and retain its second daily Boeing 777-300ER service with a seating capacity of 360.

Norwegian expands UK network

Norwegian expands UK network

Low-cost airline Norwegian is launching new flights from Manchester and Edinburgh to Spanish destinations Barcelona, Malaga and Alicante. Norwegian now operates six routes from Manchester and offers six routes from Edinburgh.

Ryanair opens new Vilnius base

Ryanair opens new Vilnius base

Ryanair will open a new base at Vilnius Airport from 30th October, with 2 aircraft (an investment of $200m), as Ryanair grows its Vilnius traffic by 16%.

No survivors in flydubai crash

No survivors in flydubai crash

A Boeing 737-800 passenger jet operated by the low-cost carrier, flydubai, has crashed in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, killing all 55 passengers and seven crew on board.

Pegasus Airlines launches new website

Pegasus Airlines launches new website

Turkey’s low cost airline Pegasus Airlines has launched a brand new revamped website. The new flypgs.com, features a sleek new design, user-friendly navigation and functionality, new features, rich travel-related content and responsive design across all platforms.

Finnair launches first A350 XB service to Hong Kong

Finnair launches first A350 XB service to Hong Kong

Finnair’s Airbus A350 XWB landed for the very first time at Hong Kong International Airport earlier. Customers flying between Hong Kong and Helsinki can now experience Finnair’s A350’s next-generation technology and comfort. As the first airline to introduce the A350 to a Hong Kong route, Finnair’s strategically focuses on the Asian market.

Lufthansa reports sharp increases in revenue for 2015

Lufthansa reports sharp increases in revenue for 2015

The Lufthansa Group generated revenues of €32.1 billion, a 6.8 per cent increase on the previous year. Adjusted EBIT at the airline also increased by 55 per cent, to €1.8 billion. The results sit within the forecast range defined last October, even including some €100 million earnings impact as a result of strikes in the fourth quarter.

fastjet boosts Dar es Salaam-Nairobi flights

fastjet boosts Dar es Salaam-Nairobi flights

fastjet has increased the number of flights on its route between Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and Nairobi in Kenya in response to strong passenger demand. From March 21st, fastjet will offer two daily return flights between each city every day of the week, making a total of 28 flights per week between Dar es Salaam’s Julius Nyerere International Airport and Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Airbus predicts India will require over 1,600 new aircraft

Airbus predicts India will require over 1,600 new aircraft

India’s preference for Airbus aircraft was further consolidated in 2015 with 250 new firm orders, lifting market share of orders and the in-service fleet to over 70 per cent. Today some 56 per cent of India’s in service fleet are Airbus aircraft operated by most leading Indian carriers. This includes India’s first A320neo, the first to be delivered in the Asia region.

Heathrow claims expansion ‘ready to go’ despite political uncertainty

Heathrow claims expansion ‘ready to go’ despite political uncertainty

Heathrow has announced the four winning bidders to assist in expanding the airport, should permission be granted by the UK government. Following a competitive process Arup, CH2M, MACE and Turner & Townsend have been chosen to work alongside Heathrow Airport to deliver Heathrow’s expansion as partners in the Programme Client.