Celebrity Cruises launches new onboard pricing structure

Celebrity Cruises has announced the launch of ‘Sail Your Way’, a brand-new campaign that lets guests select from a choice of on-board benefits to truly personalise their experience. Launching on November 19th, the line said it was its most flexible campaign to date. Sail Your Way has been designed in response to feedback from guests who have asked for more […]


Airbus prepares BelugaXL for 2020 take-off

The BelugaXL has received its type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency, paving the way for entry-into-service by early 2020. The aircraft is an integral part of Airbus’ industrial system and a key enabler for production ramp-up requirements beyond 2019. The BelugaXL allows for 30 per cent extra transport capacity, being seven metres longer and one metre wider than […]

Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways partners with Tourism Malaysia for new campaign

Etihad Airways has announced a partnership with Tourism Malaysia to attract visitors from Europe and the Middle East to the country via the airline’s Abu Dhabi hub. The agreement between the two organisations will support the tourism board’s Visit Malaysia 2020 marketing campaign which has been developed to encourage tourism from Europe and the Middle East. Etihad Airways began flying […]


Norwegian seeks further cash from investors

Norwegian Air has unveiled plans for a $175 million bond issue. The struggling airline said it hoped the move would raise enough cash to meet it needs through 2020 and beyond. With mounting debts and suffering from the grounding of its 18 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, Norwegian has this year replaced rapid expansion with cost cutting in a bid to […]

British Airways

British Airways to offset UK carbon emissions

From January, British Airways will become the first UK airline to offset carbon emissions on all its flights within the UK. All customers flying within the UK next year on flights operated by British Airways will have the carbon emissions from their flights offset by the airline and invested in carbon reduction projects around the world. These quality assured projects […]


Qatar Airways signs codeshare deal with China Southern

Qatar Airways has signed a codeshare agreement with China Southern Airlines starting from January. The deal is the first step in the strengthening of cooperation between both airlines, since Qatar Airways acquired five per cent of China Southern Airlines in December. This agreement will enable China Southern Airlines’ passengers to book travel on Qatar Airways’ flights between Guangzhou and Doha […]

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Qatar Airways Group reports huge financial losses

Qatar Airways Group has reported an operating loss of US$639 million for the financial year ended March 31st. Results were impacted by what the airline brands an “illegal” blockage of Qatari airspace by rival Middle Eastern nations and heavy losses at subsidiary Air Italy. The United Arab Emirates, which was a key market for the Gulf carrier, along with Saudi […]


Luton Airport reports strong summer passenger numbers

London Luton Airport has enjoyed its busiest ever summer. The airport welcomed 5.3 million passengers between June 1st and August 31st, an increase of 7.3 per cent on the previous year. It comes as the airport announces a partnership with the new operator of the East Midlands Railway, Abellio, to bring an express train service to the airport. The service, which […]


British Airways pilots likely to strike next week

The British Airline Pilots Association says it could call off proposed strikes set for next week if British Airways agrees to come back to the negotiating table. As it stands, a number of pilots at British Airways will take industrial action on September 9th and 10th. The pilots’ union says it has put forward a new proposal in a letter […]