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Wizz Air launches flights to Tenerife from Luton

Wizz Air launches flights to Tenerife from Luton

Wizz Air has announced the launch of flights from London Luton to Tenerife, with the inaugural flight taking off earlier. Flights will be departing from London Luton to the island of eternal spring, offering visitors a spot of sunny paradise with near perfect temperatures all year round.

SAS to welcome first Airbus A321LRs in September

SAS to welcome first Airbus A321LRs in September

The first of three new A321LRs, a narrow-bodied aircraft suited for longer distances, will enter the SAS fleet in September next year. The Airbus A321LR is a narrow-body, single aisle aircraft, specially configured to fly longer distances than a standard A321neo.

Fiji Airways welcomes first A350 XWB to South Pacific

Fiji Airways welcomes first A350 XWB to South Pacific

Fiji Airways has become the first airline from the South Pacific region to take delivery of the A350 XWB. The plane, which was delivered following a ceremony in Toulouse, is the first of two A350 XWBs that will join Fiji Airways’ fleet.

Skyscanner launches mobile-only flight booking service

Skyscanner launches mobile-only flight booking service

Skyscanner now participates directly in its own marketplace, as a merchant selling flights. Alongside its core metasearch proposition, the new booking service is available on app and mobile web only in Australia, Singapore and the UK.

Wizz Air chief calls for business class ban

Wizz Air chief calls for business class ban

Jozsef Varadi has today called on the aviation industry to eliminate business class. In a somewhat unlikely attack, the chief executive and co-founder of Wizz Air said luxury travel was a burden on the environment.

Austrian Airlines heads to Boston for spring 2020

Austrian Airlines heads to Boston for spring 2020

Austrian Airlines will begin non-stop flights from Boston to Vienna on March 29th next year, marking the first ever direct connection between the two cities. The carrier will fly a Boeing 767-300ER equipped with 211 seats on the new route.

Airbus prepares BelugaXL for 2020 take-off

Airbus prepares BelugaXL for 2020 take-off

The BelugaXL has received its type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency, paving the way for entry-into-service by early 2020. The aircraft is an integral part of Airbus’ industrial system and a key enabler for production ramp-up requirements beyond 2019.

Oman Air extends support to national football side

Oman Air extends support to national football side

Oman Air has extended its support for the Oman Football Association, continuing its role as the official carrier of the national team for 2020. The organisations’ leaders signed the agreement in a ceremony at Muscat International Airport.

New communications chief for Boeing Commercial Airplanes

New communications chief for Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Conrad Chun has been appointed to the role of vice president of communications for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, effective immediately. Chun will be responsible for explaining developments as the Boeing 737 Max returns to service in the coming months.

KLM Cityhopper finalises Embraer E195-E2 order

KLM Cityhopper finalises Embraer E195-E2 order

Embraer and KLM Cityhopper have signed a firm order for 21 E195-E2 aircraft, plus 14 purchase rights. The 21 firm positions will be acquired via operating lease from Embraer lessor partners Aircastle and ICBC Aviation Leasing.

Lufthansa unveils overhauled loyalty scheme

Lufthansa unveils overhauled loyalty scheme

Lufthansa Group has revealed plans to simplifying its status program. The move is designed to offer customers an easier and more transparent collection system for achieving and maintaining Frequent Traveller, Senator and HON Circle levels of accreditation.