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Etihad Airways brings latest lounge concept to Los Angeles

Etihad Airways brings latest lounge concept to Los Angeles

Etihad Airways has today officially opened its new First and Business Class Lounge within the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport. The lounge reflects a commitment to delivering exceptional hospitality experiences for First and Business Class guests departing on Etihad Airways’ daily EY170 Boeing 777 services from the US West Coast’s commercial and entertainment hub.

Finnair brings flag-ship Airbus A350XWB to London-Helsinki flights

Finnair brings flag-ship Airbus A350XWB to London-Helsinki flights

Finnair has announced that it will operate the flagship Airbus A350XWB aircraft on a fifth service between London Heathrow and Helsinki, replacing the current Airbus A320 aircraft on the route. From October 5th, passengers travelling on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday on flights AY832 between London and Helsinki and AY831 between Helsinki and London will be able to enjoy long haul levels of comfort on the short flight of two hours and 55 minutes.

Pegasus welcomes first Airbus A320neo to fleet

Pegasus welcomes first Airbus A320neo to fleet

Pegasus Airlines has taken delivery of the first aircraft of its 100 Airbus order made in 2012, the single largest aircraft order in Turkish civil aviation history at the time. The A320neo aircraft TC-NBA - nicknamed ‘Demokrasi’ (Democracy) - makes Pegasus the launch operator for A320neo with CFM engines.

London City Airport introduces flight information to Facebook Messenger

London City Airport introduces flight information to Facebook Messenger

London City Airport has become the first airport in the UK to enable customers to use Facebook Messenger to find out the latest real-time information about their flight. Following a short trial period, from today any passenger who has Facebook Messenger on their device can send their flight number on the day of travel to the LCY Flight Info Facebook page and receive personalised flight information.

Ryanair sees profits edge up in early 2016

Ryanair sees profits edge up in early 2016

Ryanair has today reported a four per cent rise in quarter one profit to €256 million. Over the same period traffic at the low-cost carrier grew 11 per cent to 31 million, while the average fare fell ten per cent to €39.92, offset by a nine per cent reduction in unit costs.

Jet Airways reveals Fare Choices pricing structure

Jet Airways reveals Fare Choices pricing structure

Jet Airways is set to introduce a new flexible fare structure allowing guests more choice when booking flights. The new fare structure, named 'Fare Choices', will be introduced from August 17th, 2016. Jet Airways joins a select group of airlines worldwide offering a branded fare structure which offers flexibility and transparency.

easyJet to recruit cabin crew across Europe

easyJet to recruit cabin crew across Europe

easyJet has today announced that it is to recruit more than 1,200 new permanent and fixed-term cabin crew positions as the airline continues its growth. The carrier, which flies more than 250 aircraft on over 820 routes in 31 countries, will offer its new cabin crew positions across all of its 27 European bases. Around half of these positions will be based in the UK.

Delta Air Lines wins approval for LaGuardia terminal redevelopment

Delta Air Lines wins approval for LaGuardia terminal redevelopment

Delta and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey will partner to replace Terminals C and D at New York’s LaGuardia Airport with a state-of-the-art facility. The project, which was approved earlier by PANYNJ, is part of a new lease agreement to be negotiated at the airport through 2050. The authority has committed, as part of the agreement, $600 million to facilitate construction of the terminal and other supporting infrastructure.

Ryanair rolls out Birmingham summer 2017 schedule

Ryanair rolls out Birmingham summer 2017 schedule

Ryanair is launching its biggest ever Birmingham summer schedule, with 3 new routes to Chania, Girona and Reus, 2 new summer services to Sofia and Warsaw, and more flights to Faro, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Palma and Tenerife.

Qatar Airways adds flight to Muscat, Oman

Qatar Airways adds flight to Muscat, Oman

From August 1st, Qatar Airways will provide travellers from around the world with even more choice when flying to Muscat, with the addition of an extra flight to its existing schedule - increasing the number of daily flights to five. Now with 35 flights a week from Hamad International Airport travellers can easily explore the popular Omani capital city.

Emirates increases capacity to Milan, Italy

Emirates increases capacity to Milan, Italy

Emirates has unveiled plans to increase capacity on the Dubai-Milan route with the deployment of a second daily A380. The migration from a Boeing 777-300ER to the double decker represents a capacity increase of 1,834 seats per week between the two cities; enabling more A380 to A380 connections to and from key destinations in Australia, China, South Korea and south-east Asia with just one stop in Dubai.