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Iberia launches Premium Economy class

Iberia launches Premium Economy class

Starting today, travellers can book tickets in Iberia’s new Premium Economy class, which is being installed progressively on 37 of its long-haul aircraft. The new, separate seating class will be available starting in May on flights to Chicago and New York, to Miami in August, Boston in September, Bogota in October and Mexico in November.

Lufthansa to roll out Wi-Fi on short-haul flights

Lufthansa to roll out Wi-Fi on short-haul flights

Send emails from a height of 32,808 feet, shop online while soaring over the Alps, stream videos above the clouds - and all of that with broadband quality. Soon, passengers of Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines will be able to go online on shorter journeys too - as they have already been able to do for quite some time on long haul flights.

Jeju Air places $300m Boeing 737-800 order

Jeju Air places $300m Boeing 737-800 order

Boeing and Jeju Air announced an order today for three Next-Generation 737-800s. The order, valued at nearly $300 million at current list prices, will become the airline's first direct-purchased airplanes from Boeing and fuel the airline's continued expansion within Asia's rapidly growing air travel market.

Cornwall Airport adds Cork flights for summer 2017

Cornwall Airport adds Cork flights for summer 2017

Cornwall Airport Newquay has announced another development within its route network just one week into 2017, confirming that Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air, will launch a new connection to Cork. Set to commence on May 6th, the twice-weekly seasonal service will utilise the carrier’s 72-seat ATR-72, adding 35 flights to CAN’s summer schedule.

Finnair signs up for Travelport Rich Content distribution

Finnair signs up for Travelport Rich Content distribution

Travelport has announced a new full content agreement with Finnair, Finland’s largest airline and a member of the oneworld alliance. As part of the agreement, Finnair has also chosen to deploy Travelport’s Rich Content & Branding merchandising solution, making it the 200th airline to go live in the system.

Norwegian to honour pioneering UK pilot Amy Johnson

Norwegian to honour pioneering UK pilot Amy Johnson

Norwegian has announced that pioneering pilot Amy Johnson will become its second British tail fin hero, with the renowned pilot’s portrait set to appear on two Norwegian aircraft later this year. The airline has honoured iconic figures on the tails of its aircraft, and already has more than 80 tail fin heroes featuring personalities who symbolise the spirit of Norwegian through innovation, challenging the norm, and inspiring others.

London City Airport breaks passenger records in 2016

London City Airport breaks passenger records in 2016

London City Airport welcomed a record-breaking 4.5 million passengers in 2016 ahead of £344 million development. Expanding routes, investment in facilities and the continued convenience of the only airport actually in London has led to a record-breaking year for London City Airport.

Virgin Atlantic launches Flybe codeshare operations

Virgin Atlantic launches Flybe codeshare operations

Sottish travellers can now book flights to international destinations including Los Angeles, Boston, Seattle, and Dubai – thanks to closer cooperation between Virgin Atlantic and Flybe. From today customers will be able to book tickets to travel from Edinburgh and Aberdeen with Flybe, and connect onto Virgin Atlantic flights at London Heathrow.

IAG carries 100m passengers in 2016

IAG carries 100m passengers in 2016

International Airlines Group carried more than 100 million passengers in 2016, a record for the group. In total, Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia and Vueling carried 100,675,056 passengers which was up by 14 per cent compared to 2015.

Wizz Air welcomes 23m passengers in record year

Wizz Air welcomes 23m passengers in record year

Wizz Air has closed another outstanding year with record passenger numbers and further expansion of its network. The airline carried 23 million passengers in 2016, representing a 19 per cent passenger growth, year-on-year.

Qatar Airways partners with The White Company for new sleepwear

Qatar Airways partners with The White Company for new sleepwear

Qatar Airways has launched a new partnership with The White Company to provide exclusively-designed sleepwear to First and Business Class passengers travelling across the airline’s global network. In line with Qatar Airways’ commitment to provide a world-leading premium service, the newly-designed sleeper suits are bespoke for First Class passengers and are individually styled for men and women.