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Etihad Airways offers free stopover in United Arab Emirates

Etihad Airways offers free stopover in United Arab Emirates

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.

Air Canada to acquire Air Transat in $520m deal

Air Canada to acquire Air Transat in $520m deal

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 reports increase in losses but remains bullish on future

easyJet reports increase in losses but remains bullish on future

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.

NATS reports continued increase in UK aviation traffic

NATS reports continued increase in UK aviation traffic

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.

WestJet to be taken private following Onex deal

WestJet to be taken private following Onex deal

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.

Vinci Airports takes control of London Gatwick

Vinci Airports takes control of London Gatwick

London Gatwick has announced a new chapter in its ownership as Vinci Airports completes the purchase of a 50.01 per cent stake in the airport. Global Infrastructure Partners will continue to manage the remaining 49.99 per cent interest in Gatwick.