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Qatar Airways unveils World Cup 2022 packages
With just over a year to go until the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 kicks-off, Qatar Airways Holidays has launched a range of fan travel packages.
Avianca to relaunch London connection in the spring
Avianca has confirmed the resumption of flights on the London to Bogotá route. Daily departures with the Colombian flag-carrier will begin on March 27th next year.
Finnair launches two new Norway routes
Finnair will start flying between Helsinki and Bergen and Tromsø in Norway on December 14th. The routes will be operated by Norwegian regional airline Widerøe, and the flights are sold and marketed by Finnair.
Qatar Airways welcomes first Boeing 777-9 to Doha
Qatar Airways has showcased its role as a global launch customer for the latest generation Boeing 777-9 aircraft after welcoming the jet to Doha International Airport.
Jet2 racks up losses but remains optimistic
Jet2 has reported a pre-tax loss of £206 million for the half-year ended September 30th. This is a significant increase on losses of £119 million recorded for the same period last year.
Dubai Airshow: Akasa Air prepares for take-off with US$9bn Boeing order
Boeing and Akasa Air have announced the new Indian carrier has ordered 72 737 Max airplanes to build its fleet. The deal is valued at nearly $9 billion at list prices.
Flybe confirms Birmingham base as return nears
Among the first UK airlines to be certified by the Civil Aviation Authority since Brexit, Flybe will serve key regions across the UK and EU. Departures are expected to start in the spring.
MAG sees passenger numbers increase in October
Manchester Airports Group airports served 2.7 million passengers in October, which represented 51 per cent of pre-pandemic traffic compared to the same month in October 2019.
Dubai Airshow: Emirates confirms wider premium economy rollout
The 18-month retrofit programme, scheduled to begin at the end of 2022, will be entirely conducted at Emirates’ engineering centre in Dubai.
Eva Air offers chance to buy part of a Boeing 747
The new airline tags are being produced by German company Aviationtag, using the outer skin of a Boeing 747-400 wide body airliner that was retired from the fleet in 2017.
British Airways returns to US from Gatwick
Following the recent reopening of US borders for Brits, British Airways’ first transatlantic flight from Gatwick took off earlier bound for Tampa, Florida.
Dubai Airshow: Air Lease Corporation signs latest Airbus deal
Air Lease Corporation has signed a letter of intent for 25 A220-300s, 55 A321neos, 20 A321XLRs, four A330neos and seven A350Fs with Airbus.