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All UK-Russia flights cancelled following outbreak of war in Ukraine
British airlines have been banned from landing in Russia and crossing its airspace. The Russian aviation regulator said the move was a response to “the unfriendly decisions by the UK aviation authorities”.
International Airlines Group significantly narrows losses but remains in the red
International Airlines Group has reported a statutory operating loss of €2.8 billion for 2021. While still in the red, the figure is a marked improvement on the €7.5 billion lost in 2020.
Qatar Airways signs NDC partnership with Travelport
Travelport and Qatar Airways have announced a comprehensive new long-term distribution agreement. The deal is designed to an omni-channel, advanced retailing strategy at the airline.
London City to relaunch Milan Linate connection
London City Airport is preparing for the return of flights to Milan Linate, as the city-centre hub seizes on pent-up consumer demand to revitalise its short-haul connections.
Virgin Atlantic returns to full strength in United States
Following renewed customer confidence and a strong uptick in bookings, which are up 50 per cent year on year, Virgin Atlantic is reinstating its full portfolio of US destinations.
Gulf Air adds new European summer holiday destinations
The Bahrain-based carrier will offer new direct flights to two destinations in Italy, a new destination in France and in the United Kingdom.
Malaysia Airlines expands Qatar Airways codeshare deal
The deal will see both airlines working closely together across multiple areas of the business to offer a range of value-added services to passengers.
Heathrow records ‘worst year’ ever – but sees light at end of tunnel
Heathrow Airport reported a loss of £1.8 billion last year, as passenger numbers fell to the lowest level since 1972. Just 19.4 million guests moved through the airport.
Air Canada confirms significant network additions
Starting next month, non-stop services will begin resuming from Toronto to Tel Aviv, Paris, Tokyo and Amsterdam, signs that recovery is well underway.
Etihad Airways unveils summer holiday flights
Travellers with Etihad Airways can look forward to a new destination this summer, along with the return of popular seasonal routes to Europe and the Indian Ocean.
airBaltic latest to cancel Ukraine flights
airBaltic has temporarily suspend overnight flights to and from Ukraine. As the geopolitical situation in the country deteriorates, the decision will remain in place until at least the end of February.
Qatar Airways celebrates anniversary with classic livery
Qatar Airways has welcomed a nostalgic flashback to its early days of operation with the delivery of a Boeing 777-300 aircraft painted in a retro livery design.