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Lufthansa Group brings fans to the soccer European Championship

Lufthansa Group brings fans to the soccer European Championship

Europe is in soccer fever and Lufthansa is bringing soccer fans to Germany: From June 14 to July 14, the airlines of Lufthansa Group are recording around 200,000 additional bookings for flights to the venues of the European Football Championship. Numerous additional flights are being added, especially to and from Great Britain.

Ethiopian Graduates Nearly 800 Aviation Professionals

Ethiopian Graduates Nearly 800 Aviation Professionals

Ethiopian Aviation University, Africa’s largest aviation center of excellence, graduates close to 800 aviation professionals including international trainees from eight African countries and one from Asia. The graduation ceremony took place at the university’s facility. The day had been graced by Ambassadors and Officials from African countries including Ethiopian Airlines Group executives, families and friends of the graduates.

SWISS extends its partnership with the Swiss Football Association

SWISS extends its partnership with the Swiss Football Association

SWISS is to extend its partnership agreement with the Swiss Football Association for a further four years to June 2028, and will thus remain the Official Airline of Switzerland’s national football teams. In doing so, SWISS is underlining its commitment to supporting sports in Switzerland at the national level.

Qatar Airways Announces Partnership Renewal with UEFA

Qatar Airways Announces Partnership Renewal with UEFA

Qatar Airways is gearing up for an exciting summer, expanding its sports sponsorship portfolio with UEFA men’s national team competitions as the Official Airline Partner. The sponsorship, an extension of the previous partnership around UEFA EURO 2020™, will be kicked off with UEFA EURO 2024. The tournament will take place in Germany, from 14 June through 14 July, with the final being held in Berlin.

Avelo Airlines' First Houston Route Takes Flight

Avelo Airlines' First Houston Route Takes Flight

Avelo Airlines took off yesterday for the first time from Houston where the carrier was founded and operates its national Support Center. The airline's first Houston flight inaugurated a nonstop service between H-Town's most convenient airport – William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) – and Southern Connecticut's most convenient airport – Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN). Avelo is the only airline offering nonstop service from the city of Houston to the state of Connecticut.

Qatar Airways Takes Flight as Title Sponsor of Premier Padel Tour

Qatar Airways Takes Flight as Title Sponsor of Premier Padel Tour

Qatar Airways has entered into a significant multi-year partnership with Premier Padel, becoming the ‘Title Sponsor’, ‘Tour Finals Title Sponsor’, and ‘Official Airline Partner’ of the Premier Padel tour. This collaboration includes renaming the tour and finals to ‘Qatar Airways Premier Padel Tour’ and ‘Qatar Airways Premier Padel Finals’, respectively.

Vienna Airport and Korean Air Cargo Mark Two Decades of Seamless Connectivity

Vienna Airport and Korean Air Cargo Mark Two Decades of Seamless Connectivity

Vienna Airport and Korean Air Cargo celebrated 20 years of partnership, commemorating their collaboration in the air cargo sector. The event, held at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, brought together key figures from both organizations and over 100 guests. The partnership, which began in April 2004, has facilitated seamless connectivity between Seoul and Vienna, contributing to economic cooperation and people-to-people exchange between Korea and Austria.

Qantas Expands its Reach in Online Travel with Acquisition of TripADeal

Qantas Expands its Reach in Online Travel with Acquisition of TripADeal

Qantas is set to acquire the remaining 49% stake in TripADeal, a move aimed at bolstering its presence in the online holiday packages market. With a focus on enhancing Qantas Loyalty’s engagement with travelers and capitalizing on curated tour experiences, the acquisition underscores Qantas’ commitment to delivering value for shareholders.

Turkish Airlines Launches “Inner Portrait” with Refik Anadol at Art Basel

Turkish Airlines Launches “Inner Portrait” with Refik Anadol at Art Basel

Turkish Airlines, the airline flying to more countries than any other, has unveiled a new art project titled "Inner Portrait". This visionary initiative, created in partnership with the world-renowned media artist Refik Anadol, pushes the boundaries of storytelling, offering a deeply personal exploration of the desire to travel and its effect on human biology.

Joint Cargo Venture between Qatar Airways and Malaysia Aviation Group Elevates Global Connectivity

Joint Cargo Venture between Qatar Airways and Malaysia Aviation Group Elevates Global Connectivity

Qatar Airways Group and Malaysia Aviation Group have solidified their longstanding collaboration as oneworld partners with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Qatar Airways Cargo and MASkargo, the cargo subsidiary of Malaysia Aviation Group. This agreement, building upon their expanded codeshare partnership initiated in 2022, aims to enrich cargo services and streamline operations.

ETIHAD REPORTS MAY 2024 TRAFFIC STATISTICS

ETIHAD REPORTS MAY 2024 TRAFFIC STATISTICS

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has published its preliminary traffic statistics for May 2024. The airline carried 1.5 million guests and saw its passenger load factor average out at 84 per cent across the month.