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Four Seasons selects Airbus A321LR for new private jet

Four Seasons selects Airbus A321LR for new private jet

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 plans five lounges for new Istanbul Airport

Turkish Airlines plans five lounges for new Istanbul Airport

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 sees profits fall by a third as falling prices bite

Ryanair sees profits fall by a third as falling prices bite

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.

Hoppen revamps British Airways spas at London Heathrow

Hoppen revamps British Airways spas at London Heathrow

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 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.