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easyJet prepares for record breaking weekend as school holidays start

easyJet prepares for record breaking weekend as school holidays start

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 to launch new Mexico City service in December

Emirates to launch new Mexico City service in December

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.

Air India launches new Dubai International connections

Air India launches new Dubai International connections

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 moves towards solar-powered future

Dubai Airports moves towards solar-powered future

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 welcomes latest A320neo to fleet

Atlantic Airways welcomes latest A320neo to fleet

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.

British Airways to join Red Arrows at Royal International Air Tattoo

British Airways to join Red Arrows at Royal International Air Tattoo

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.

Qatar Airways places US$1bn Gulfstream order

Qatar Airways places US$1bn Gulfstream order

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 new strike threats at Gatwick Airport

Two new strike threats at Gatwick Airport

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.