KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is launching twice weekly, direct flights to San José, Costa Rica, from the end of October.
Iberia has presented its first Airbus A340/600 fitted with its new Premium Economy seating section to travel agencies, major companies, and the media. Iberia Maintenance will install the new seats on the aircraft already in Iberia’s fleet at its Madrid hangars, while the A350s the airline has on order will come factory-equipped with the new seating section.
Airbus has delivered the first-ever A321neo. The latest generation aircraft powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A engines was handed over to Virgin America, an all-Airbus operator, at a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany.
Dubai-based airline Emirates will cut the number of flights it offers to United States following attempts to ban travellers from Muslim-majority countries by president Trump. Since taking office in November last year, Trump has signed two executive orders banning refugees and citizens from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the US.
Norwegian will launch a new route from London Gatwick to Singapore this winter as the airline’s growing low-cost long-haul UK network expands into Asia for the first time. From September, Norwegian will operate four weekly flights, increasing to five in the winter, from London Gatwick to Singapore Changi Airport.
Latvian transport minister Uldis Augulis and airBaltic chief executive Martin Gauss have congratulated the 60 millionth passengers to arrive at and Riga International Airport since the restoration of independence.
Airports Council International has announced statistics for 2016, revealing traffic at the world’s 20 busiest air passenger hubs grew 4.7 per cent in 2016. The top spot for the world’s busiest airport is unchanged, with Atlanta-Hartsfield-Jackson holding on and boasting over 104 million passengers.
TAP is launching flights from London City Airport to Lisbon, in addition to its services already available from Heathrow and Gatwick. Available now for customers to book, the flights will operate from October 29th, with two daily flights from Monday to Friday and one daily flight on weekends.
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Hainan Airlines has announced it will now operate the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on its routes between Manchester and Beijing. From May 1st, the Chinese carrier will use its flagship aircraft on the route.
Flybe Group has said Philip de Klerk, currently chief financial officer with the company, has resigned. He Klerk will remain in position with Flybe until October.
Jet Airways and Virgin Atlantic have announced a further expansion of their codeshare agreement between India and the United States, providing greater choice and enhanced connectivity via London Heathrow. The new agreement will make it even easier for guests to tailor their perfect trip by combining flights from Jet Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines in a single booking thanks to the extended codeshare.