Scandinavian carrier SAS has taken delivery of its first A350-900, becoming the newest operator of the latest generation widebody aircraft. The airline has a total of eight A350-900 aircraft on order and operates a fleet of 68 Airbus aircraft.
Etihad Airways has been recognised with four awards at the 26th annual World Travel Awards Grand Final, this year held at the prestigious Royal Opera House in Muscat, Oman
Aeroflot has affirmed its position as a leader in global aviation, winning two top prizes at the Grand Final of the prestigious World Travel Awards. The Grand Final of the World Travel Awards took place at the Royal Opera House Muscat in the sultanate of Oman.
easyJet has relaunched its holiday business, meaning UK customers can book European hotels together with a flight from the carrier on one platform. easyJet Holidays will offer peak-time holiday availability and more weekend flying than anyone else.
Malaysia Airlines has made a number of new appointments in the United Kingdom, preparing the team for growth across the UK and Europe. With the refreshed Visit Malaysia campaign taking place throughout 2020, the carrier is hoping for an uptick in demand.
Gatwick Airport welcomed 26.6 million passengers in the six months to the end of September, an increase of 0.2 per cent on last year. Revenue was up 5.6 per cent, to £541 million, resulting in an EBITDA increase of 7.9 per cent to £351 million.
The partnership will see the Qatar Airways logo feature on all PFL club and officials’ shirts, and provide brand awareness through perimeter boards, stadium flags and LED screens.
In October, NATS handled 228,355 flights in UK airspace, 0.5 per cent less air traffic when compared to the same month in 2018. However, traffic for the year has increased by 1.2 per cent overall.
The new service will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER in a two-class configuration, featuring 42 business class and 310 economy class seats, and belly-hold cargo capacity of up to 20 tonnes.
From early 2020, customers travelling to India can take advantage of many more flight options on routes common to both airlines – Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Cochin and Delhi.
Air Astana has unveiled plans for a new service from Paris to Almaty, with the route set to launch in June. The flights will operate three times a week using the carrier’s new Airbus A321LR, which entered revenue service on the Air Astana network last month.
Some 27 people are now known to have died after a passenger plane crashed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. A Dornier 228-200 plane, operated by Busy Bee, came down shortly after take-off in Goma.