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.
The Amadeus business-to-business Wallet Partner Pay solution is already reducing the cost and complexity of receiving and making payments for Thai Airways and Select Travel, a travel agency based in Sweden, as part of an on-going trial.
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.