Airline News Page 165
Nouvelair to return to Manchester next spring
Nouvelair has confirmed it will re-launch regular flights from Manchester to Tunisia. The decision comes after what the carrier branded “positive news” on the relaxation of travel restrictions.
flynas takes off for AlUla in Saudi Arabia
flynas has announced its latest network expansion, featuring the first ever direct international flights into AlUla International Airport. New flights will take off from Dubai and Kuwait.
Play to expand European operations next summer
Play has added four new destinations to its 2022 summer schedule, with flights from Italy’s Bologna, Germany’s Stuttgart, Prague in the Czech Republic and Portugal’s Lisbon.
China Southern Airlines boosts Qatar Airways partnership
Qatar Airways and China Southern Airlines have signed a memorandum of understanding confirming the expansion of an existing codeshare agreement.
IAG signs Velocys sustainable fuel deal
IAG has signed an agreement with Velocys, a sustainable fuels technology company, to acquire 220,000 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel over ten years.
Emirates remains in the red despite government funds
Emirates has seen a loss of AED5.7 billion for the first half of financial 2021-22. The figure is a substantial improvement on the loss of AED14.1 billion reported for the same period last year.
American Airlines launches Jamaica connections from Philadelphia
Jamaica has welcomed the arrival of American Airlines on a new flight from Philadelphia International Airport. The first plane touched down at Norman Manley International Airport earlier.
Finnair confirms Asia expansion for summer 2022
Finnair will open new long-haul routes to Busan in South Korea, Tokyo Haneda, Dallas in the US, and will also have Sapporo as a summer destination for the first time.
Garuda Indonesia signs Emirates codeshare deal
Emirates and Garuda Indonesia have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a codeshare partnership. The new partnership allows customers to enjoy seamless connectivity.
Coalition calls for end to airport slot rules suspension
A coalition formed of Gatwick, Belfast International and Edinburgh Airports, as well as Wizz Air, has written to transport secretary, Grant Shapps, urging him to reinstate suspended airport slot rules.
Air Astana launches new Bishkek flights
The services will initially be operated using Embraer E190-E2 aircraft twice a week on Wednesdays and Sundays, with an additional two frequencies on Mondays and Fridays commencing in December.
British Airways returns to United States as borders reopen
British Airways flight BA001 became the airline’s first flight to depart for the US this morning, as the country lifted restrictions imposed on British travellers for more than 18 months.