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 […]


Wilson takes over as Ryanair DAC chief executive

Eddie Wilson has replaced Michael O’Leary as chief executive of Ryanair DAC as the low-cost carrier continues its reorganisation. The airline has reorganised itself as a holding group company comprising several airlines, with O’Leary as overall chief executive. Wilson will take over as chief executive of Ryanair DAC, the biggest carrier within the group. Confirming the news, O’Leary told staff […]


Embraer E195-E2 set to make Russian debut

Following a tour through China, Japan and Asia Pacific, Embraer’s latest plane, the E195-E2, will make its Russian debut at the upcoming Moscow air show, MAKS-2019. Featuring the quietest cabin and lowest emissions of any single-aisle jet, as well as a special ‘Tech Lion’ livery covering the entire aircraft, the jet is set to make an impact. Speaking in advance […]


Flybe signs interline deal with Croatia Airlines

Flybe has secured a new interline agreement with Croatia Airlines. The deal gives the travel trade the benefit of connecting customers to and from the Zagreb-based airline’s European destinations via London Heathrow, Amsterdam Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle airports. The deal adds to Flybe’s list of new partnerships that in the past few months has also included Turkish Airlines, […]


Qantas sees fall in annual profits as fuel costs rise

Qantas has posted a 17 per cent fall in annual net profit, driven by rising fuel costs and a weaker Australian dollar. However, the Australian flag-carrier cheered investors with a A$400 million share buyback and higher dividend. The airline also said it would keep capacity flat in line with demand in a sluggish Australian economy. “Looking ahead we are feeling […]


Serko signs Southwest Airlines as NDC partner

Serko has announced an agreement with Southwest Airlines to provide NDC content in Zeno. Zeno will be the first online booking tool to provide Southwest content via the ATPCO New Distribution Capability Exchange. Under the agreement, Zeno clients will be able to shop, book, ticket and change Southwest Airlines flights. Importantly, the connection also allows the purchase of EarlyBird Check-In […]

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Delta grows Virgin partnership on trans-Atlantic routes

Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines are boosting flights between the UK and US from next summer, which sees Delta join Virgin in serving Gatwick Airport together for the first time. It means that between the two airlines, capacity across the Atlantic has increased by nearly 10,000 seats per week over the last year, offering customers unrivalled customer experience and […]


Profit for Lufthansa Group collapses in deep red

In the second quarter of 2019, the Lufthansa (LH) Group profit fell to -70% (about 226 million euros). The LH  economic loss net result for the entire half-year amounts to 116 million (against a profit of 713 million in 2018). On the one hand, the LH Group, led by Carsten Spohr, collects the positive result of the routes on North America and […]


American Airlines to go triple daily on US Virgin Islands route

The US Virgin Islands department of tourism has announced the addition of a third American Airlines’ daily flight between Miami and St. Thomas in time for the winter season. Commissioner of tourism, Joseph Boschulte, reported that from December 18th the third daily flight will operate as a same day turn, departing Miami International Airport at 08:35 and arriving at Cyril […]