British Airways will relaunch flights to Islamabad, Pakistan, from June 2nd. The three-per-week service will be operated on a three-class Boeing Dreamliner.
Airbus has signed a memorandum of understanding with SAS Scandinavian Airlines for hybrid and electric aircraft eco-system and infrastructure requirements research. Collaboration will start in June and will continue until the end of 2020.
TAP Air Portugal has marked an historic point in its 74-year history. With the arrival of its latest A330neo – CS-TUI, which has been named King Afonso Henriques – the company has 100 aircraft in its fleet for the first time.
Quito, capital of Ecuador, has boosted its connections to the world. In 2019 Santiago, Paris and Toronto will be reached thanks to new partnerships with LATAM, Air France and Air Canada Rouge.
Virgin Atlantic is relaunching flights between London Heathrow and Mumbai, India, for the first time in four years. Tickets will go on sale next Tuesday, with the first service set to take off on October 27th.
Leeds Bradford Airport has announced the appointment of Hywel Rees to the role of chief executive. Rees is an experienced executive in the airports and infrastructure sectors, with airport operating experience at leadership team level.
Airbus has announced that the A220 family, the newest addition to its single-aisle portfolio, will be offering an increased range starting from early next year. The A220 aircraft maximum take-off weight is now confirmed to increase by 2,268 kilograms (2.3 metric tonnes).
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and American Airlines have announced plans to develop a sixth terminal at the airport. The plans call for the airport to invest up to $3 to $3.5 billion in terminal improvements, including the construction of Terminal F and enhancements to Terminal C.
Airbus’ A321LR is one of the newest aircraft in its ‘neo’ family, and features new engines and wingtip-mounted Sharklets - as well as extra fuel tanks in the cargo-hold. The aircraft will begin operations in 2021.
Turkish Airlines is planning to open five passenger lounges at the new Istanbul Airport. They will be targeted at guests flying business class, members of the Miles & Smiles Elite Plus and Elite programmes, Star Alliance Gold and Corporate Club passengers.
Ryanair has seen profits fall by 29 per cent, to €1.02 billion, for the year to March 31st as the price of seats fell and the cost of fuel rose. The low-cost carrier said worse could be to come this summer as over capacity in Europe pushes carriers to cut prices further.
British Airways travel spas have unveiled a stylish new look and an elevated treatment menu. Interior designer Kelly Hoppen has partnered with the flag-carrier and Elemis to refresh the Heathrow travel spas, transforming the travel sanctuary with her trademark style.