Quito, capital of Ecuador, has boosted its connections to the world. In 2019, Santiago, Paris and Toronto will be reached thanks to new partnerships with LATAM, Air France and Air Canada Rouge.
Virgin Atlantic is relaunching flights between London Heathrow and Mumbai, India, for the first time in four years. Tickets will go on sale next Tuesday, with the first service set to take off on October 27th.
Leeds Bradford Airport has announced the appointment of Hywel Rees to the role of chief executive. Rees is an experienced executive in the airports and infrastructure sectors, with airport operating experience at leadership team level.
Airbus has announced that the A220 family, the newest addition to its single-aisle portfolio, will be offering an increased range starting from early next year. The A220 aircraft maximum take-off weight is now confirmed to increase by 2,268 kilograms (2.3 metric tonnes).
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and American Airlines have announced plans to develop a sixth terminal at the airport. The plans call for the airport to invest up to $3 to $3.5 billion in terminal improvements, including the construction of Terminal F and enhancements to Terminal C.
Airbus’ A321LR is one of the newest aircraft in its ‘neo’ family, and features new engines and wingtip-mounted Sharklets - as well as extra fuel tanks in the cargo-hold. The aircraft will begin operations in 2021.
Turkish Airlines is planning to open five passenger lounges at the new Istanbul Airport. They will be targeted at guests flying business class, members of the Miles & Smiles Elite Plus and Elite programmes, Star Alliance Gold and Corporate Club passengers.
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.