Monthly Archives: August 2019

Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Delta Cargo expand network between the U.K. and United States

Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines are boosting flights between the U.K. and U.S. from next summer, in a move which sees Delta join Virgin Atlantic at Gatwick Airport for the first time together and promises cargo customers their best-ever choice of trans-Atlantic capacity, routes and frequencies. Growth at Gatwick Gatwick will become Delta’s seventh […]

Flybe reaches highest IATA New Distribution Capability certification

Flybe has become the first regional airline in the world to be awarded International Air Transport Association level four New Distribution Capability certification. This follows its initial implantation of the new NDC standard two years ago that enabled it to provide easy access to the entire value chain of business travel industry stakeholders in real […]

British Airways One Step Closer To Powering Future Flights By Turning Waste Into Jet Fuel

British Airways is one step closer to powering its future fleet with sustainable jet fuel made from rubbish as plans have been submitted to develop Europe’s first household and commercial solid waste to sustainable fuels plant. Altalto Immingham Limited, a subsidiary of renewable fuels company Velocys and a collaboration with British Airways and Shell, has […]

Vietnam Airlines welcomes first Boeing 787-10 to fleet

Boeing has delivered the first of eight 787-10 Dreamliner airplanes to Vietnam Airlines. The deal comes via a lease from Air Lease Corporation. The Vietnamese flag carrier plans to put the 787-10 – the most fuel-efficient twin-aisle airplane in the industry – on the busiest routes in its expanding network. “Welcoming the largest member of […]

SAS Responds to Demand for English Football by Starting Direct Service to Manchester

SAS is responding to the great interest in English football by introducing a new direct service from Stavanger to Manchester. The service will be operating all year round, with two departures a week.  SAS has steadily expanded its direct services to Manchester in line with the increase in demand for trips to the British Isles […]

Norwegian to end flights between Ireland and North America Citing 737MAX as Factor

Norwegian are to end transatlantic flights between Ireland and North America from 15 September 2019. Matthew Wood, SVP Long-Haul Commercial at Norwegian said: “As the airline moves from growth to profitability, we have conducted a comprehensive review of our transatlantic operations between Ireland and North America and considering the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX […]

British Airways’ A350 Gears Up for its First Long Haul Flight to Dubai

British Airways’ first A350 aircraft is being put through its paces with extensive service trials ahead of it starting long-haul flying to Dubai on September 2. The airline took delivery of its newest aircraft featuring its latest generation business class seat, Club Suite, on July 29. Not only is the aircraft quieter than some of […]

New TAP’s aircraft named after Amélia Rey Colaço

The Airline honors Portuguese actress and theatre by baptizing an Airbus A320neo with the name of the legendary artist. Since Thursday, Amélia Rey Colaço has been the name of one of TAP’s new Airbus A320neo. The CS-TVE, which arrived in Lisbon at the end of May, was named after the prestigious Portuguese actress and director, […]

AirAsia receives its first A330neo

AirAsia has taken delivery of its first A330neo aircraft, to be operated by its long-haul affiliate AirAsia X Thailand. The aircraft was delivered via lessor Avolon and is the first of two A330neos set to join the airline’s fleet by the end of the year. With its enhanced economics, the A330neo will bring a step-change […]