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Ryanair sees profits rise as passenger numbers reach new heights

Ryanair sees profits rise as passenger numbers reach new heights

Ryanair has reported full year profits of €1,242 million, a 43 per cent increase on the prior year. Traffic grew 18 per cent to 106 million passengers, as load factor jumped five points to 93 per cent. The average fare at the low-cost carrier dropped one per cent to €46, as unit costs fell six per cent, excluding fuel.

Air Canada Rouge launches Toronto-Gatwick service

Air Canada Rouge launches Toronto-Gatwick service

Air Canada has launched a new non-stop service between Toronto and London-Gatwick. The new service will operate daily with an Air Canada rouge Boeing 767-300ER. "London-Heathrow is already Air Canada's largest international gateway with flights to eight Canadian cities, so we are pleased to expand to London-Gatwick in time for the summer, when millions of vacationers are travelling between Canada and the UK," said Benjamin Smith, president, passenger airlines, Air Canada.

Qatar Airways increases stake in British Airways-owner IAG

Qatar Airways increases stake in British Airways-owner IAG

Qatar Airways has increased its shareholding in International Airlines Group from just under 12 per cent to 15.01 per cent. The investment update was announced at a global press conference in Atlanta where the airline was celebrating its launch of service from Doha to Atlanta.

Ryanair adds daily service to Luxembourg

Ryanair adds daily service to Luxembourg

Ryanair has further expanded its London Stansted winter 2016 schedule with a new daily service to Luxembourg from September, the newest addition to its European route network (and 33rd country of operation) and the 4th new Stansted route this winter in addition to Hamburg, Timisoara and Toulouse.

Amadeus inks ancillary services deal with Flybe

Amadeus inks ancillary services deal with Flybe

Amadeus Airline Ancillary Services has now been implemented for Flybe. By making it possible to add chargeable bags through the Amadeus distribution channel, Flybe enables travel agents to better serve their customers’ needs, as they book the additional services requested for their flights – all within an efficient and automated booking flow.

Sabre signs deal with Amazon Web Services

Sabre signs deal with Amazon Web Services

Travel technology lcompany Sabre Corporation is planning to deliver faster cloud-based, flight availability using solutions built on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud.

Cathay Pacific unveils new business class lounge

Cathay Pacific unveils new business class lounge

Cathay Pacific Airways has previewed its new Business Class Lounge at The Pier at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), following a comprehensive refurbishment. Located adjacent to Gate 65 in the North West concourse of HKIA, the new Business Class Lounge occupies a space of 3,306 square metres, with seating for 550 people.

Emirates adds third daily Cape Town service

Emirates adds third daily Cape Town service

Emirates will introduce a third daily service between Dubai and Cape Town from July 4th. The new service will supplement the two current daily flights between the two cities to meet growing demand on the route, and offer outbound and inbound travellers even more convenience and choice.

Mawadri takes up Etihad leadership role in Nigeria

Mawadri takes up Etihad leadership role in Nigeria

Etihad Airways has appointed George Mawadri as its new general manager in Nigeria, where he will be responsible for growing the airline’s relationships with its travel trade and corporate customers while furthering the development of the airline’s commercial strategy in Nigeria. Mawadri brings a vast amount of airline experience and knowledge to the position having served with British Airways for 19 years in Uganda, Kenya and Zambia in the East and Central Africa region, as well as the surrounding feeder markets of Zimbabwe, Malawi, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Sudan and South Sudan.

Emirates launches seventh daily service to Bangkok

Emirates launches seventh daily service to Bangkok

Emirates has announced its seventh daily service between Dubai and Bangkok starting from July 1st. The additional service, which will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, will help meet growing passenger demand, affirming Thailand’s position as a popular destination for business and leisure. It will make Bangkok one of the most served destinations on the Emirates network, on par with Kuwait and Doha.

Debris found in search for missing EgyptAir MS804

Debris found in search for missing EgyptAir MS804

The Egyptian military has located debris from crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 in the Mediterranean. Military units from Greece, France, Egypt and the UK have been scouring the Mediterranean near the Greek island of Karpathos following the disappearance of the flight yesterday.