oneworld has confirmed Alaska Airlines intends to join the alliance by summer next year. At the same time, the carrier unveiled plans to form a US west coast international alliance with oneworld founding member American Airlines.
British Airways and Royal Air Maroc have announced a new codeshare agreement which will open up new routes across Morocco including Casablanca and Agadir.
The 50-plane order from Nigeria’s Lagos-based airline is one of the biggest to be placed globally for the A220 and the largest ever from the African continent.
As the main stage for Europe’s leading airline decision makers, Routes Europe will provide a platform for the third largest city in Poland to demonstrate the significant market opportunity the country offers.
Air Astana will launch services between Almaty and India’s commercial centre, Mumbai, on June 1st. Flights will be operated four times a week using Airbus A320, with a sector time of 4.5 hours in each direction.
Airbus has increased its share in the A220 programme to 75 per cent, with the Canadian government’s Investissement Quebec holding the 25 per cent balance. The deal means Bombardier exits from the former CSeries partnership.
Etihad Airways has announced a partnership with a Norwegian technology developer, Braathens IT, to develop TravelPass. The system is a travel solution initially aimed at corporate and frequent travellers and will launch later this year.
Currently vice president sales and managing director of Eurowings Digital, Oliver Schmitt will also join the executive board when he takes up the role at the start of March.
With the introduction of a branded fares feature and supporting ancillary product sales, the new system is a one-stop-shop for all airline shopping needs for travel intermediaries.
Sunseekers can next winter head down to South Africa on Virgin Atlantic’s new, daily seasonal service flying between London Heathrow and Cape Town.
British Airways is launching a summer route between London Heathrow and Newquay. The move adds to the new routes the airline has already announced for the summer to Greece, Italy, Kosovo, Montenegro and Turkey.
Moscow Domodedovo Airport and S7 Airlines have pioneered the introduction of a sustainable approach to waste management in Russia.