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London Stansted launches final phase of infrastructure improvements

London Stansted launches final phase of infrastructure improvements

London Stansted’s transformation programme enters its latest phase as a number of new multi-million pound projects to enhance customer service and security at the airport get underway ahead of the main summer getaway. The new developments help build short and medium term operational capacity at the airport to keep pace with increasing passenger demand.

Malaysia grounds sharia compliant carrier Rayani Air

Malaysia grounds sharia compliant carrier Rayani Air

The Department of Civil Aviation in Malaysia has revoked the air operator certificate Rayani Air. The carrier, which had branded itself as the first sharia compliant airline in the world, will subsequently lose its right to fly in and out of the country.

French strikes likely to hit Euro 2016 flights

French strikes likely to hit Euro 2016 flights

Ryanair has called again on the European Commission to take action to prevent the skies over Europe being closed once more by French air traffic controllers’ union strikes, targeting the European Championships. Ryanair has been forced to cancel 44 flights on Tuesday, to/from and over France, in what will be the 50th French strike since 2009, and tenth in the past 12 weeks.

Oman Air Holidays launches online booking engine

Oman Air Holidays launches online booking engine

Oman Air Holidays has launched the first fully online holidays booking engine in Oman. The holidays’ division of the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman has unveiled a dynamic new website and booking system on the official website. It offers a range of holiday products, such as package holidays - including flights, hotels, transfer, tours and activities - and dynamic packages, which customers can build to suit their needs.

New leadership for African low-cost airline fastjet

New leadership for African low-cost airline fastjet

The board of fastjet has appointed of Nico Bezuidenhout as chief executive of the company. Bezuidenhout will take up his position and join the board as an executive director on August 1st, 2016. He will be joining fastjet from Mango Airlines, the low-cost carrier subsidiary of South African Airways, where he has been chief executive since Mango commenced operations ten years ago.

Euro 2016: easyJet to announce scores in-flight

Euro 2016: easyJet to announce scores in-flight

As football fever spreads across Europe, easyJet has announced it will be keeping passengers updated with the latest scores of key Euro 2016 games whilst they fly. easyJet is ensuring its passengers and crew are not left out of the action as they will be able to receive the latest scores directly from the airline’s Operations Control Centre at its Luton Head Office base during their flights.

Dubai International sees passenger number increases

Dubai International sees passenger number increases

Dubai International welcomed more than 6.9 million passengers in April according to the monthly traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports today. Passenger numbers reached 6,978,268 in April, up 7.2 per cent from the 6,510,653 guests who visited the airport in April 2015.

Google Street View adds Hamad International Airport

Google Street View adds Hamad International Airport

Hamad International Airport has seen the launch of Google’s 360-degree street view imagery of Qatar’s state-of-the-art airport as part of its digital strategy. Street View Special Collects is a feature of Google Maps that lets users explore places around the world such as landmarks, natural wonders, and culturally and historically significant sites.

Delta Air Lines further expands Scotland flights with Glasgow departure

Delta Air Lines further expands Scotland flights with Glasgow departure

Two weeks after Delta Air Lines started service between Edinburgh and New York-JFK, the US airline has announced it will double its Scottish network in summer 2017 when it begins flying between Glasgow and the Big Apple. The service, which will begin on May 26th, 2017, will be the only non-stop fight between Glasgow and New York-JFK and will operate daily throughout the summer.

WestJet resumes flights to Fort McMurray

WestJet resumes flights to Fort McMurray

WestJet will resume flying to Fort McMurray International Airport as the airport reopens for commercial operations for the first time since wildfires caused the suspension of scheduled flights on May 4, 2016.

easyJet opens maintenance hangar at Gatwick

easyJet opens maintenance hangar at Gatwick

easyJet has opened a new purpose built two bay hangar facility at London Gatwick Airport. The innovative hangar design, which is over 5,400 square metres and provides superior thermal properties reducing energy costs, was selected from market leader RUBB buildings.