easyJet will welcome more than 312,000 passengers, travelling on 1,970 flights across its network, this Friday as the school holidays start. In the UK alone, over 100,000 passengers are set to fly to or from easyJet’s UK airports on 600 flights with Mallorca, Malaga and Alicante topping the list of favourite sunshine destinations this summer.
Emirates will launch a new daily service from Dubai to Mexico City International Airport, via the Spanish city of Barcelona, on December 9th. Citizens from Mexico, Spain and the UAE only need their passports to enjoy visa-free travel to each respective country.
Oman Air Holidays has announced the launch of a new bespoke golf package that combines inbound tour operating expertise with local golfing knowledge provided by Arabian Greens Tours.
Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas has launched its inaugural flight to Madrid from Mariscal Sucre Airport in Quito, capital of Ecuador. The carrier will offer three weekly flights.
Ryanair is expecting to welcome five million fewer passengers next summer as the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max impacts capacity growth. The Irish airline has a total of 135 of the controversial models on order, the first five of which are due for delivery this autumn.
Dubai International has welcomed Air India’s inaugural flights from the cities of Indore and Kolkata (Calcutta). The thrice weekly service from Indore is the first international flight out of the city, which is the commercial capital of the state of Madhya Pradesh.
Dubai Airports and Etihad Energy Services Company have announced the successful installation of a solar energy system comprising 15,000 photovoltaic panels at Dubai International’s Terminal 2 – the largest at any airport in the region.
Atlantic Airways has taken delivery of its first A320neo, MSN8918. Leased from Air Lease Corporation, the aircraft is powered by CFMI LEAP-1A engines and is configured in an all-economy cabin layout.
The Red Arrows will join forces with a specially decorated British Airways 747 at the Royal International Air Tattoo on Saturday, July 20th. The special Boeing 747 has been painted in the airline’s predecessor British Overseas Airways Corporation livery to mark British Airways’ centenary this year.
This is the first time that Wizz Air will connect its UK network with Russia’s two largest and most vibrant cities, Moscow and St Petersberg
Qatar Airways announced a significant order for 18 Gulfstream aircraft during a ceremony at the White House. The event was witnessed by sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Amir of Qatar, and United States president, Donald Trump.
Two separate groups of workers at Gatwick airport are to begin balloting for industrial action over pay. If the workers vote for strike action, passengers at Gatwick are set to face delays and disruption later this summer.