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Etihad signs codeshare deal with Precision Air to expand Tanzania presence

Etihad signs codeshare deal with Precision Air to expand Tanzania presence

In a move that extends its reach across East Africa, Etihad Airways has announced that it has entered into a codeshare agreement with Precision Air, Tanzania’s leading domestic airline. Under the new codeshare agreement, Etihad Airways will place its EY code on Precision Air flights between Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro, Mwanza, Mtwara, Nairobi, Zanzibar, Pemba, and between Nairobi and Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar.

Virgin Atlantic to bring festive feast to skies

Virgin Atlantic to bring festive feast to skies

Customers jetting off with Virgin Atlantic this week can expect a festive feast in the sky – as the airline prepares to serve 27,000 Christmas dinners at 38,000ft. Between December 24th-26th customers will be treated to a complimentary three course Christmas meal including turkey and all the trimmings.

Aeromexico launches new service to Calgary

Aeromexico launches new service to Calgary

Aeromexico will launch a new service from Mexico City to Calgary, the largest city in the Canadian province of Alberta, on June 1st. With this new flight, Calgary becomes the fourth destination Aeromexico serves in Canada, and its 19th destination in North America.

Cargolux joins Airlines for Europe

Cargolux joins Airlines for Europe

Airlines for Europe continues to attract new members with Cargolux joining Europe’s largest airline association. Based in Luxembourg, Cargolux is Europe’s leading all-cargo airline with an all Boeing 747 freighter fleet operating scheduled all-cargo flights as well as full and part-charter services.

Don’t pack Christmas food in hand luggage, warns London City

Don’t pack Christmas food in hand luggage, warns London City

As the festive getaway continues at London City Airport, the airport has published advice to passengers with Christmas gifts and edible items in their hand luggage. The airport, which earlier this year revealed its most commonly confiscated items, has provided a helpful list of festive items which cannot be brought on board aircraft in hand luggage, primarily because of the government restrictions on liquids, pastes and gels, which must be under 100ml.

Austrian Airlines completes wet lease deal with airberlin

Austrian Airlines completes wet lease deal with airberlin

Austrian Airlines and Air Berlin have concluded a wet lease agreement stipulating the lease of five aircraft operated by the Air Berlin Group. The airplanes will be successively integrated into the Austrian Airlines fleet in the months of March and April 2017.

Eurowings takes off for Havana, Cuba

Eurowings takes off for Havana, Cuba

Eurowings has begun flying to a new destination, the Cuban capital of Havana. An Airbus A330 of the quality low-cost carrier from the Lufthansa Group took off earlier on its inaugural flight from Cologne/Bonn to the Caribbean metropolis.

Small appointed brand director at Routes

Small appointed brand director at Routes

Steven Small has been appointed brand director of Routes with responsibility for heading the events business in Manchester, UK, and setting its future strategic direction. Routes was established in 1995 to organise events that bring aviation professionals together to plan new air services.

British Airways and Unite meet in London in effort to avoid strike

British Airways and Unite meet in London in effort to avoid strike

Representatives from Unite and British Airways are meeting in London today to as the union prepares to call cabin crew out on strike over Christmas. Ahead of the tales, Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: “I am delighted that British Airways has heeded our calls for talks.” 

Emirates starts daily service to Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Emirates starts daily service to Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Emirates launched its 11th destination in the United States with the start of a daily non-stop passenger service between Dubai and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Fort Lauderdale is Emirates’ second destination in Florida, after launching Orlando more than a year ago.

LATAM Airlines inaugurates first flight between Lima and Barcelona

LATAM Airlines inaugurates first flight between Lima and Barcelona

LATAM Airlines Peru has operated its first non-stop flight between Lima, Peru and Barcelona, Spain, marking the start of three weekly services between the two cities. “With this new flight – the 11th international service that LATAM Airlines Group and its affiliates have launched this year – we continue to strengthen our network and improve connectivity between Latin America and Europe,” said Roberto Alvo, senior vice president of international and alliances, LATAM Airlines Group.