Monthly Archives: June 2018

Delta negotiates Boeing “797” launch, doubts 2025 delivery

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian reaffirmed the ambition of the airline of becoming the launch company for Boeing future New Middle of the Market plane (NMA), also called “B797” by the media, in front of the National Press Club in Washington, US, on June 27, 2018. Bastian had already expressed an interest for Boeing […]

More European destinations for AirBridgeCargo’s customers with introduction of twice-weekly Budapest services

AirBridgeCargo Airlines, one of the world’s leading international cargo carriers, offers a new cargo destination for its European customers with the launch of bi-weekly frequencies to Budapest in the pursuit to accommodate growing volumes between Europe and Asia. The new service, deploying Boeing 747 freighters, adds to the emerging network of destinations AirBridgeCargo currently offers, […]

AEGEAN invests in its future growth and development

Official signing of the purchase agreement with Airbus for the order of up to 42 new generation aircraft of the A320neo family, valued at 5 billion USD at list prices happened on 22nd June with an additional investment of €30 million in developing a new training center for the future generation of flight crews. AEGEAN […]

Bamboo Airways commits to 20 Boeing Dreamliners

Boeing and Bamboo Airways announced on June 25, 2018, a commitment for 20 787-9 Dreamliners in deal that would be worth $5.6 billion at list prices when finalized. The announcement was made during a signing ceremony at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce office. As part of the agreement, Bamboo Airways completed the deposit requirement in […]

IndiGo Chief Commercial Officer Resigns

Sanjay Kumar, Chief Commercial Officer of IndiGo, has resigned from the airline, with effect from 15th July 2018, to pursue other career interests, the airline has announced. Rahul Bhatia, Interim CEO of IndiGo, said “I would like to thank Sanjay for all he has done for the Company in making IndiGo the airline it is. […]

Qatar Airways Launches Its Oryx Kids Club On-Board Children’s Programme

Qatar Airways’ youngest travellers now offered specially-designed plush toys, activity packs, and meal boxes featuring the Oryx Kids Club super heroes on select flights with the new programme making travelling even more enjoyable for both children and families. Qatar Airways is pleased to announce the launch of Oryx Kids Club On-Board Children’s Programme, offering an […]

Lufthansa Open API Integrates Booking Functionality

Lufthansa Group extends its Open API with booking functionality, strengthening its direct digital sales channel  External programmers from startup ecosystem get direct access to the airline’s online ticketing The new booking functionality is now available for the UK market The Lufthansa Group is expanding its Lufthansa Open API (= Application Programming Interface) to include the […]

Gulf Air Staff Honored for Outstanding Performance

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, yesterday honored members of the airline’s workforce for their exceptional performance and efforts in realising the recent successful launch of the airline’s double daily Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner service connecting Bahrain International Airport and London, Heathrow. The ceremony, which was held at Gulf Air’s headquarters, was attended by […]

Swoop’s wheels are up: Inaugural flight departs Hamilton, Ontario

Swoop takes to the skies in Canada, celebrating its first flights, servicing Hamilton, ON, Abbotsford, BC and Halifax, NS on June 20, 2018. Swoop celebrated the debut of its ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) services in Canada with its inaugural flight between John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) and Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) on June 20th, […]

easyJet Growth in Belfast Continues as Airline Welcomes Sixth Aircraft

Sixth easyJet aircraft to be based in Belfast arrived 22nd June 2018 First flights take off to the Isle of Man and Venice today and to Naples and Valencia tomorrow. easyJet summer flights from Belfast have increased by 8% to over 600 flights a week. easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, is celebrating a milestone for expansion […]