Monthly Archives: January 2020

South African Airways Cancels Routes, Secures Funding as Future Remains Uncertain

On Tuesday 28th January, the SAA business rescue practitioners secured further post commencement funding (PCF) of R3.5 billion from the Development Bank of Southern Africa.   The purpose of the funding is to provide a bridge to facilitate the development and publication of the Business Rescue Plan by the Business Rescue Practitioners by the end […]

Eurowings launches interactive, personalized entertainment platform “Spafax Profile”

Simple and convenient film selection: Eurowings customers can now discover the current entertainment programme on board online before boarding. Together with Spafax, a global content agency, Eurowings is introducing the interactive entertainment platform “Spafax Profile”: Eurowings passengers can now discover online and browse the entertainment programme on board their flight via and get an […]

British Airways Suspends All Flights To and From China

British Airways has confirmed it has suspended all flights to and from China due to Foreign Office advice following the Coronavirus outbreak which has now claimed 132 lives in China with nearly 6000 infected. A notice on their website read as follows: ‘Following Foreign Office advice against all but essential travel to mainland China […]

Finnair suspends its Nanjing and Beijing Daxing routes due to suspended group travel from China

Due to the recent suspension of all group travel from China, Finnair will cancel its three weekly flights between Helsinki and Beijing Daxing International Airport between February 5 and March 29, and its two weekly flights between Helsinki and Nanjing between February 8 and March 29. Finnair will communicate these changes directly to customers who have bookings on these […]

Gulf Air Bids Farewell to its Last Airbus 330 Aircraft

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, today bids farewell to its last Airbus 330 aircraft after its service of 19 years in the airline’s fleet. In a farewell event at Bahrain International Airport, members of Gulf Air’s executive management and aircraft engineers and maintenance technicians joined to celebrate sending off the […]

Indian Government Makes Second Attempt to Sell Off Air India

Today, 27th January 2020, the Indian government released a 220-page preliminary information memorandum (PIM), beginning the sale process of Air India for a second time. This time however they are offering 100% of the airline, having only offered 76% in the previous offering in 2018. Within the document it states ‘The Government of India (GOI) […]

PGL, Owner of LOT Polish Airlines Acquires German Leisure Airline Condor

Future of Germany’s most popular leisure airline fully secured. Polish Aviation Group (PGL), the owner of LOT Polish Airlines (LOT), announces the acquisition of Condor, putting a successful end to the protective shield proceedings. PGL will ensure continued stability and certainty for customers, partners and employees The combination of LOT and Condor within PGL creates […] celebrates opening of Jet2Suite at Leeds Beckett University

Over 40 delegates gathered at Leeds Beckett University’s School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management as the two new teaching classrooms were unveiled for the first time. During the grand opening, attendees witnessed a ribbon cutting, before receiving a tour of the Jet2Suite, a brand-new facility designed to give students the skills needed to succeed […]