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Aerolíneas Argentinas strengthens codeshare partnership with Air Europa

Aerolíneas Argentinas strengthens codeshare partnership with Air Europa

Aerolíneas Argentinas and Air Europa have announced an extension to the existing commercial agreement between the two companies. The recent FITUR exhibition marked the conclusion of this new step, extending the joint collaboration that already existed between Ezeiza and Madrid to include more routes and destinations.

Free Wi-Fi for Japan Airlines passengers on domestic flights

Free Wi-Fi for Japan Airlines passengers on domestic flights

Japan Airlines has decided to upgrade the current 15 minutes free in-flight internet campaign to a completely free internet service on all domestic flights. The service will be available on all flight operated by aircraft equipped with inflight Wi-Fi systems.

Manchester Airport gets in Chinese New Year spirit

Manchester Airport gets in Chinese New Year spirit

This week Manchester Airport has got into the Chinese New Year spirit with lots of entertainment and fun in the terminals. A lion dance and traditional Chinese dancers entertained passengers while they waited for their flight to Beijing during the celebrations.

Air India joins Star Alliance at Heathrow Terminal 2

Air India joins Star Alliance at Heathrow Terminal 2

Star Alliance member Air India has successfully moved all its operations at London Heathrow’s Airport from Terminal 4 to Terminal 2, the home of Star Alliance. The national airline of India operates up to eight daily flights in and out of Heathrow with either Boeing 777 or Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft and has been serving London for nearly 70 years.

Abu Dhabi International welcomes 24m passengers in 2016

Abu Dhabi International welcomes 24m passengers in 2016

Abu Dhabi International registered more than 24 million passengers passing through its terminals during 2016, according to statistics released earlier. A total of 24,482,119 passengers used AUH as a point of departure, arrival or transit, representing a 5.1 per cent increase on the 23,286,632 passengers throughout 2015.

New premium lounge for Manchester Airport

New premium lounge for Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport has unveiled plans for a new brand of lounge that will open in Terminal Three in April costing £1.6 million. 1903, named after the year of the Wright Brothers first flight, will hold up to 71 people and provide a more premium offering for passengers looking to get their holidays off to a flying start.

Aeromexico to launch Seoul, South Korea flights in May

Aeromexico to launch Seoul, South Korea flights in May

Aeromexico has announced the beginning of new service with four weekly flights between Mexico City and Seoul, South Korea, set to launch on May 27th. This new service is in line with the carrier’s international expansion plans for 2017.

Dubai International retains top international airport status

Dubai International retains top international airport status

Dubai International has retained its title as the world’s number one airport for international passengers after near record numbers in December propelled the hub’s annual traffic to 83.6 million passengers in 2016, according to the annual traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports today.

easyJet reports robust results for first quarter of 2017

easyJet reports robust results for first quarter of 2017

Low-cost airline easyJet has continues to deliver on its strategy, reporting a solid first quarter, in line with expectations. A purposeful investment in capacity across core markets from the Luton-based airline supported an 8.2 per cent increase in passengers, while revenue per seat was better than previously guided on broadly flat load factors.

Passengers endorse Heathrow Express service

Passengers endorse Heathrow Express service

Heathrow Express has received an overall satisfaction rate of 96 per cent from the latest National Rail Passenger Survey, placing it head and shoulders above the national average of 81 per cent and 17 percentage points ahead of the London & South East average of 80 per cent.

Hogan to step down as Etihad chief later this year

Hogan to step down as Etihad chief later this year

Etihad Aviation Group has announced that James Hogan will step down as president and chief executive of the company in the second half of 2017. The Etihad board and Hogan first initiated the transition process last year with the formation in May of the Etihad Aviation Group, a diversified global aviation and travel organisation.