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British Airways launches new Split, Croatia, service from London City

British Airways launches new Split, Croatia, service from London City

British Airways is set to raise anchor and take off for the Croatian city of Split – in time for the annual yacht week adventure. It’s the first time flights to Croatia have operated from London City Airport and British Airways will fly three flights a week through the peak summer months to September.

Long-haul traffic drives continued growth at Gatwick

Long-haul traffic drives continued growth at Gatwick

Gatwick has reported revenue increased 6.1 per cent to £811 million for the financial year just ended. Combined with careful cost management, this resulted an EBITDA increase of 7.3 per cent, to £441 million, and a profit after tax of £208 million.

RwandAir launches new routes to China and Israel

RwandAir launches new routes to China and Israel

The launch of new long-haul services to Tel Aviv and Guangzhou signals the continuing expansion of RwandAir. Yvonne Manzi Makolo, chief executive of RwandAir, said: “The launch of these two major new services to our growing route network demonstrates our continuing commitment to expanding Rwandair to new markets overseas."

Virgin Atlantic places A330 order in Paris

Virgin Atlantic places A330 order in Paris

The firm order for eight aircraft and six additional planes on lease from Air Lease Corporation, was signed at the Paris Air Show by Shai Weiss, Virgin Atlantic chief executive and Guillaume Faury, Airbus chief executive.

Airbus unveils A321XLR during Paris Air Show

Airbus unveils A321XLR during Paris Air Show

The A321XLR thus becomes the next evolutionary step for the brand and creates more value for the airlines by bringing a 30 per cent lower fuel burn per seat than the previous generation of aircraft.