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London City to welcome Frankfurt flights in September

London City to welcome Frankfurt flights in September

German airline Lufthansa will commence two flights a day between the two global financial centres from Monday, September 7th. When combined with its subsidiaries, Lufthansa is the second largest airline in Europe in terms of passengers carried.

Qatar Airways seeks US$5bn damages in blockade dispute

Qatar Airways seeks US$5bn damages in blockade dispute

Qatar Airways Group has launched four international investment arbitrations against the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Since 2017, the four states have imposed an “illegal air, sea and land blockade against Qatar,” the carrier said.

United Airlines reports worst ever financial quarter

United Airlines reports worst ever financial quarter

United Airlines has confirmed the last three months have been the most difficult financial quarter in its 94-year history. The carrier reported a net loss of $1.6 billion, and an adjusted net loss of $2.6 billion, for the three months to the end of June.

easyJet staff demonstrate against base closures

easyJet staff demonstrate against base closures

The protests – which will take place in Newcastle, Southend tomorrow and at Stansted – come after staff voted in favour of a no confidence ballot in easyJet chief operating officer Peter Bellew.

British Airways returns to Caribbean

British Airways returns to Caribbean

British Airways is to start a new route between Gatwick and Montego Bay in Jamaica in October, while the carrier has also returned to Antigua, St Lucia and Barbados in recent days.

IndiGo latest airline to unveil Covid-19 cuts

IndiGo latest airline to unveil Covid-19 cuts

IndiGo will cut ten per cent of its workforce as it downsizes to meet falling demand in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The largest carrier in India last month said it would seek to cut over £400 million in costs this year.

Finnair heads back to Shanghai, China

Finnair heads back to Shanghai, China

The Airbus A350-operated flight will take off following the green light given by the Chinese authorities for the Nordic carrier to restart flying between the two cities.

Emirates to return to Stockholm next month

Emirates to return to Stockholm next month

Emirates will resume passenger services to Stockholm with weekly flights from August 1st. The decision sees the carrier expand its network in Europe to 22 cities, connecting customers from Europe to the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa.