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Thomas Cook Airlines prepares to launch Norwich-Dalaman link

Thomas Cook Airlines prepares to launch Norwich-Dalaman link

Thomas Cook Airlines is launching a new weekly flight from Norwich Airport to Dalaman, Turkey. The weekly flight, departing on Wednesdays, takes off on May 23rd on the A320 aircraft and will have 180 customers on board, all looking forward to some spring bank holiday sunshine.

Ryanair sees profits rise to €1.45bn for financial 2017

Ryanair sees profits rise to €1.45bn for financial 2017

Ryanair has reported a ten per cent increase in full year profit after tax to €1.45 billion. The low-cost carrier said lower fares, which were down by an average of three per cent, stimulated traffic growth to over 130 million guests last year.

Shattock steps into newly created managing director role at bmi

Shattock steps into newly created managing director role at bmi

bmi has appointed Tim Shattock in the newly created role of managing director. Based out of the airline’s East Midland’s head office, Shattock will take his position within the restructured executive team, reporting directly to group chief executive of Airline Investments, Peter Simpson.

Gatwick to launch new biometrics trial alongside easyJet

Gatwick to launch new biometrics trial alongside easyJet

Gatwick Airport has today announced the UK’s first trial of end-to-end biometrics - where personal data collected at the airport’s self-service bag drops will be recognised by new automated self-boarding gates - simplifying and speeding up the process for passengers and reducing the risk of human error.

Jet Airways to launch Manchester-Mumbai connection in November

Jet Airways to launch Manchester-Mumbai connection in November

Jet Airways will launch the first non-stop service between Manchester and Mumbai on November 5th. Further strengthening its flight offering in the United Kingdom and Jet Airways’ commitment to opening up travel to India for UK business and leisure travellers, the service will operate four days a week including Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Khan appointed Americas vice president at Jet Airways

Khan appointed Americas vice president at Jet Airways

Jet Airways has appointed Athar Khan as its vice president for Americas to leverage the sales and distribution strength of its partners - Delta Air Lines, Virgin Atlantic and Air France KLM Royal Dutch Airlines - in order to increase high quality sales in North American markets.

Flybe to cut fleet to 70 aircraft by 2020

Flybe to cut fleet to 70 aircraft by 2020

With a further planned handback of all nine Embraer 195 jets, the overall fleet is well on the way to reducing in size from 85 at its peak in May 2017, to a target of around 70 aircraft by early 2020.

Eurowings Digital plans for 2018 launch

Eurowings Digital plans for 2018 launch

Eurowings plans to set up its own digital company by the end of the year. The aim of Eurowings Digital is to bundle all the airline’s customer-relevant digital activities under one roof.