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easyJet and Lufthansa circle stricken Alitalia

easyJet and Lufthansa circle stricken Alitalia

German flag-carrier Lufthansa has made an offer to buy parts of stricken Italian carrier Alitalia. The aviation giant is joined by easyJet of the UK, which has also put forward its own proposals.

Gregorowitsch in surprise departure from Oman Air

Gregorowitsch in surprise departure from Oman Air

Oman Air has announced that the board of directors has accepted the resignation of the chief executive, Paul Gregorowitsch. In a statement, the company said: “The board thanks Paul Gregorowitsch for his efforts during his tenure with the company.”

CAA completes Monarch repatriation programme

CAA completes Monarch repatriation programme

The UK Civil Aviation Authority’s two-week flying programme ended last night with the last flight touching down at London Luton Airport at just after 03:30. The flight from Tel Aviv with 122 passengers on board brought to a close the programme that was launched in response to the Monarch Airlines administration.

Vietjet signs codeshare partnership with Qatar Airways

Vietjet signs codeshare partnership with Qatar Airways

Vietjet has announced its interline partnership with Doha-based Qatar Airways, an agreement which will allow Qatar Airways’ passengers to travel to and from points in Vietnam and in Taiwan served directly by Vietjet.

Kinnear to step down as Air Seychelles chief in December

Kinnear to step down as Air Seychelles chief in December

Roy Kinnear will step down as chief executive of Air Seychelles in December. Staff at the Seychelles’ national carrier were informed of the resignation through a note from the chair of the carrier’s board, Jean Weeling-Lee, earlier.

Flight Centre Travel Group reaches distribution deal with IAG

Flight Centre Travel Group reaches distribution deal with IAG

Flight Centre Travel Group, including its flagship global corporate travel division FCM Travel Solutions, has reached a multi-year agreement with British Airways and Iberia meaning customers in the UK and Ireland will be exempt from the airlines’ new £8 surcharge per fare component on GDS bookings.

IAG launches Vueling Club to frequent fliers

IAG launches Vueling Club to frequent fliers

Vueling has announced the launch of its new customer loyalty programme, Vueling Club, in partnership with Avios. The new programme replaces Vueling’s previous Punto programme and offers members new benefits including free flights and more ways to get points from travel and everyday purchases.