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SAS takes delivery of first A320neo

SAS takes delivery of first A320neo

Scandinavian Airlines has taken delivery of its first A320neo aircraft, becoming the first airline in Scandinavia to operate the world’s most fuel efficient single aisle aircraft. The plane is the first of 30 on order by the carrier. SAS ordered the A320neo as part of its strategy to modernise its fleet with more fuel-efficient aircraft, reducing environmental impact such as emissions and aircraft noise.

Airbus Group sees fall in net income

Airbus Group sees fall in net income

Airbus Group revealed earlier its nine-month net income was ‎€1.81 billion, down five per cent from a figure of ‎€1.90 billion recorded last year. Earnings per share were ‎€2.34, down from ‎€2.42 euros last year. At the same time reported EBIT at the aerospace giant fell 20 per cent to ‎€2.36 billion.

Emirates brings Thales in-flight systems to Boeing 777X fleet

Emirates brings Thales in-flight systems to Boeing 777X fleet

Emirates has announced it has signed an agreement with Thales to equip its Boeing 777X fleet with Thales AVANT in-flight entertainment system. The airline will work in partnership with Thales to develop and enhance the state-of-the-art inflight entertainment and connectivity system to be fitted on its new Boeing 777X aircraft due for delivery starting in mid-2020.

Korean Air launches new Delhi services

Korean Air launches new Delhi services

Korean Air is launching nonstop service between Delhi’s Indira Gandhi Airport and Incheon International Airport beginning December 2016. Delhi will be the second destination for Korean Air following Mumbai in India. The inaugural flight will take place on December 1st, with service aboard an Airbus A330-200 aircraft capable of seating 218.

British Airways introduces Apple Pay to passengers

British Airways introduces Apple Pay to passengers

Customers on the move with an iPhone can now pay for their British Airways flights using Apple Pay through the airline’s app. Apple Pay automatically stores any payment card details to make it quicker and easier than ever to pay for flights with just a swipe of the finger.

New hotel set for Adelaide Airport in South Australia

New hotel set for Adelaide Airport in South Australia

Plans have been unveiled for a hotel with direct links to domestic and international check-in areas to be built at Adelaide Airport in South Australia. Event Hospitality & Entertainment has reached agreement with Adelaide Airport to develop and operate a seven-storey, 165-room hotel within the Adelaide Airport precinct.

Flybe and Avios launch new partnership

Flybe and Avios launch new partnership

Flybe and Avios have announced that it is now possible for customers to get more value - by part paying for their flights using their accrued points. As part of the airline’s extended Avios Travel Rewards programme, flights can be booked and partially paid directly through the Flybe website.

Gatwick remains ‘ready to proceed’ following Heathrow decision

Gatwick remains ‘ready to proceed’ following Heathrow decision

Gatwick Airport remains “ready to proceed” following the green-light for expansion at London Heathrow earlier. In a statement the airport said it “noted” the government announcement, but remains confident it could deliver additional capacity in the south-east quicker than its west London rival.

Heathrow welcomes government expansion decision

Heathrow welcomes government expansion decision

Heathrow has welcomed the government’s decision to support its expansion and confirmed it will begin work to deliver the new runway that will connect all of Britain to the world. The decision declares Britain “open for business”, according to the airport. Expanding Heathrow will keep Britain growing at the heart of the global economy, do more than any other infrastructure project to share economic growth all around the UK and deliver more competition and choice for passengers, added Heathrow.

Heathrow expansion wins UK government approval

Heathrow expansion wins UK government approval

The expansion of Heathrow Airport in London is likely to be approved by a committee of ministers later today. Ministers approved the decision at the cabinet committee meeting on Tuesday morning, with the decision set to be made public later today.

IAG warns over passenger costs following Heathrow decision

IAG warns over passenger costs following Heathrow decision

International Airlines Group has welcomed the decision to expand Heathrow but at the same time has warned the government cost to customers must not increase from today’s level if the airport is to have a future. Willie Walsh, IAG chief executive, said: “We’re pleased that a decision has finally been made but the cost of this project will make or break it."

New flights to Jamaica as tourism figures continue to rise

New flights to Jamaica as tourism figures continue to rise

British Airways & Thomson Airways have announced additional flights to Jamaica. The news comes as figures reveal that the number of British and Irish holidaymakers visiting the island has increased by nearly a third (31 per cent), in the last three years.