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Ryanair grows Barcelona schedule with new flights

Ryanair grows Barcelona schedule with new flights

Ryanair has launched its biggest-ever Barcelona winter schedule, with four new routes to Krakow, Luxembourg, Prague and Venice, two new winter routes to Brussels Charleroi and Naples, and more flights on eight existing routes.

bmi regional rejigs baggage allowance policy

bmi regional rejigs baggage allowance policy

bmi regional has launched an amended baggage and seating policy, which aims to make travelling with the airline even simpler. All customers flying with bmi regional will continue to receive a standard free baggage allowance and this has now been increased to 23kgs at no extra cost.

Etihad signs expanded partnership with Lufthansa

Etihad signs expanded partnership with Lufthansa

Etihad Aviation Group and Lufthansa German Airlines, part of Europe’s largest aviation group, today unveiled details of a new commercial partnership. The two airline groups have concluded a US $100 million global catering agreement and a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul.

Dubai World Central continues steady ascent

Dubai World Central continues steady ascent

Passenger traffic at Dubai World Central, Dubai’s second international hub, witnessed a strong surge in 2016, climbing 84.5 per cent according to the traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports today. DWC welcomed a total of 850,633 passengers in 2016, up 84.5 per cent compared to 461,063 passengers recorded in 2015.

Air Transat increases capacity on Glasgow, Scotland, flights

Air Transat increases capacity on Glasgow, Scotland, flights

Air Transat has responded to rising demand from Scottish travellers by increasing capacity by 12 per cent on services from Glasgow this summer. The Canadian leisure carrier is introducing larger aircraft on its services from Glasgow, with the vast majority of flights this summer to be operated by the airline’s state-of-the-art Airbus A330 with individual screens and over 100 channels of entertainment on demand.

Mexico sees surge in global air connectivity

Mexico sees surge in global air connectivity

The Mexico Tourism Board have announced that Mexico’s global air connectivity continues to grow at a record pace, with airlines around the world adding new routes, additional flights on existing routes, and upgrading to the latest aircraft models with larger capacities in order to meet the impressive demand for travel to Mexico.

British Airways cabin crew announce six days of strike action

British Airways cabin crew announce six days of strike action

Unite has announced that its cabin crew members working for British Airways Mixed Fleet will take a further six days of strike action at the start of February. Members of the union are continuing a dispute over what the organisation brands “poverty pay”.

Virgin Atlantic becomes first UK airline of offer TSA Precheck

Virgin Atlantic becomes first UK airline of offer TSA Precheck

Virgin Atlantic has become the first UK airline to participate in the USA’s transportation security administration’s TSA Precheck system. Virgin Atlantic customers enrolled in TSA Precheck can skip the slower security queues and enjoy a faster, easier security screening process when departing from US airports.

Ryanair launches new Milan Malpensa winter schedule

Ryanair launches new Milan Malpensa winter schedule

Ryanair has launched its biggest-ever Milan Malpensa winter schedule, with seven new routes on offer later this year. Flights to Alicante, Eindhoven, Katowice, Lamezia, Liverpool, Palermo and Valencia will be added to the schedule.

Truman’s brings Brick Lane Brews to London City Airport

Truman’s brings Brick Lane Brews to London City Airport

Truman’s East London’s iconic brewery has launched Brick Lane Brews, a new café-bar concept, at London City Airport. This new venture sees the brewery expand its offer to serve a quintessentially East End London menu from morning to night.

Sales suspended at Ryanair Holidays

Sales suspended at Ryanair Holidays

Low-cost carrier Ryanair has suspended sales in its package holiday division Ryanair Holidays. The service has been suspended until the end of February.