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bmi regional signs partnership with Virgin Trains

bmi regional signs partnership with Virgin Trains

bmi regional is partnering with Virgin Trains to add a train travel booking facility to its website, making it easier for customers to travel beyond Birmingham International. The news comes as the carrier reveals plans to establish a new base at Birmingham with services to Graz, Gothenburg and Nuremberg.

Fall in sterling drives down profits at Ryanair

Fall in sterling drives down profits at Ryanair

Ryanair has reported third quarter profits fell eight per cent to €95 million. The result comes as average fares fell by 17 per cent, to €33 per passenger, while traffic grew 16 per cent to 29 million customers.

Airlines for Europe endorses EU emissions proposals

Airlines for Europe endorses EU emissions proposals

The European Commission has presented its proposal to keep the scope of its emissions trading system to cover flights within the EU, known as Stop the Clock. This step follows the historic agreement reached by governments last year on a global scheme to address climate change as proposed by the United Nations aviation specialised agency, International Civil Aviation Organisation.

Delta adds flights at Cincinnati

Delta adds flights at Cincinnati

Delta Air Lines is expanding travel options for Cincinnati customers, with more seats, improved schedules and upgraded aircraft. “These enhancements reflect the solid demand from both business and leisure travellers,” said Joe Esposito, vice president – network, Americas.

Etihad Airways adds third flight to Bengaluru, India

Etihad Airways adds third flight to Bengaluru, India

Etihad Airways is launching a third daily flight on the Abu Dhabi – Bengaluru route, effective from March 26th this year. The triple daily schedule will provide greater choice to local passengers travelling between the two cities, and improved connectivity to destinations across the GCC, North America and Europe via the airline’s Abu Dhabi hub.

Flybe adds summer holiday flights from Southampton

Flybe adds summer holiday flights from Southampton

Flybe has added seven more flights a week on four popular summer sun routes to Spain and Portugal as part of its expanded 2017 summer schedule from Southampton. From May 27th the airline will operate up to five times a week to Alicante, with new flights on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays in addition to existing Tuesday and Friday services.

Dubai International welcomes first Air India flight from Kochi

Dubai International welcomes first Air India flight from Kochi

Dubai International has welcomed Air India’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner to arrive from the city of Kochi, Kerala, with a traditional water salute. The crew and representatives of the airline were welcomed at a cake cutting ceremony at Concourse D.

Heathrow welcomes UK government National Policy Statement on expansion

Heathrow welcomes UK government National Policy Statement on expansion

Heathrow’s expansion programme has passed its first delivery milestone and is advancing on schedule as the government published its draft National Policy Statement on a third runway at the UK’s hub earlier. Now begins 16 weeks of public consultation across the country on the draft NPS, before submitting a final version for a vote in parliament this coming winter.

Ryanair adds Israel flights to winter schedule

Ryanair adds Israel flights to winter schedule

Ryanair has launched its Israel winter 2017 schedule, with 19 routes, some 15 of which are new. The low-cost carrier will operate seven new Tel Aviv routes later this year, with flights from Baden Baden, Gdansk, Krakow, Milan Bergamo, Paphos, Poznan and Wroclaw on offer.