Ryanair has seen profits fall by 29 per cent, to €1.02 billion, for the year to March 31st as the price of seats fell and the cost of fuel rose. The low-cost carrier said worse could be to come this summer as over capacity in Europe pushes carriers to cut prices further.
British Airways travel spas have unveiled a stylish new look and an elevated treatment menu. Interior designer Kelly Hoppen has partnered with the flag-carrier and Elemis to refresh the Heathrow travel spas, transforming the travel sanctuary with her trademark style.
Etihad Airways is extending its free Abu Dhabi stopover campaign to the end of the year due to the popularity of the special offer in its opening month. Travellers flying through the capital of the UAE with the airline are invited to enjoy a free two-night hotel stay to break up their journey and explore the city’s vibrant and diverse attractions.
The flag-carrier hopes the proposed transaction, valued at approximately $13 per share, will create a Montreal-based global travel services company in leisure, tourism and travel distribution.
easyJet has reported a loss before tax of £272 million for the first half of financial 2019, compared to a loss of £68 million for the same period last year. The low-cost carrier said the fall into the red reflected the negative impact of Brexit on the value of the pound and the closure of Gatwick airport following a drone incident.
With passenger numbers on the rise year-on-year, airport infrastructure is being pushed to its limits and, unless addressed, is likely to result in increasingly lengthy queues.
airBaltic has concluded a codeshare agreement with Scandinavian Airlines. The partnership will offer convenient connections between Latvia, Scandinavia and beyond.
Lufthansa first class lounge guests in Munich have been offered a special culinary treat. Three-star Michelin rated chef, Harald Wohlfahrt, created an exclusive three-course experience for the lounges’ visitors.
In April, NATS handled 212,675 flights in UK airspace, an increase of just under two per cent compared to April last year. There was growth in most areas of the operation, in particular in transatlantic and non-transatlantic international overflying traffic.
Qatar Airways has continued its tradition of supporting passengers who are fasting during the holy month of Ramadan and breaking their fast on board by serving a delicious Iftar meal consisting of traditional Middle Eastern specialities.
Canadian airline WestJet has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Onex Corporation. Under the terms of the all-cash transaction, the organisation will acquire all outstanding shares in WestJet for $31 each.
FCM Travel Solutions’ drive to lead integration of a long-term digital new distribution capability booking solution globally in the corporate sector has moved up a gear with technology partners Amadeus and Sabre.