Monthly Archives: January 2024

Virgin Atlantic and China Eastern launch partnership

Codeshare between the two SkyTeam carriers launched yesterday. Partnership opens up six new destinations in China including Chengdu and Shenzhen. The two airlines co-locate at Shanghai Pudong Terminal One. Virgin Atlantic and China Eastern are delighted to announce a new codeshare agreement, strengthening vital business and leisure connections to East Asia and providing greater access […]

British Airways’ New Routes 2024

British Airways has announced the launch of various long-haul and short-haul routes from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, and Edinburgh for 2024. In addition, the national flag carrier is returning to London Stansted for the first time since the pandemic as it continues to increase the choice available to its customers globally. London Heathrow: Abu Dhabi, […]

Airbus, Avinor, SAS, Swedavia and Vattenfall pave the way for hydrogen aviation in Sweden and Norway

Airbus, Avinor, SAS, Swedavia and Vattenfall have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to investigate the feasibility of a hydrogen infrastructure at airports in Sweden and Norway.  This cooperation will provide better understanding of hydrogen aircraft concepts and operations, supply, infrastructures and refueling needs at airports in order to help develop this hydrogen aviation ecosystem […]

Korean Air gets approval from Japan on Asiana merger

The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) approved Korean Air’s business combination with Asiana Airlines, marking a significant milestone in the two airlines’ merger process. To date, Korean Air has received approvals from 12 of 14 competition authorities. The approval process commenced in January 2021, when Korean Air submitted its intent to the JFTC. Subsequently, a […]

Cathay welcomes the launch of the Hong Kong Sustainable Aviation Fuel Coalition as co-initiator

Collaborating with like-minded organisations to further promote the development and use of SAF in Hong Kong Cathay further demonstrated today its steadfast commitment to contributing towards the decarbonisation of the aviation industry and establishing itself as a sustainability leader as it proudly welcomed the successful launch of the Hong Kong Sustainable Aviation Fuel Coalition (HKSAFC) […]

SWISS to provide internet on its short-haul aircraft fleet

SWISS plans to gradually equip its entire short-haul aircraft fleet with broadband internet access from Winter 2024/2025. The installation programme will extend to 59 Airbus A220 and A320-family aircraft. As with its long-haul fleet, SWISS’s customers travelling on European flights will in future enjoy free internet chat access, along with attractive product offers for more […]

Airbus partners with Tata Group to set up India’s first helicopter Final Assembly Line in the private sector

In a major boost to ‘Make in India’, Airbus Helicopters has announced that it is partnering with the Tata Group to establish a Final Assembly Line (FAL) for helicopters in the country. The FAL will produce Airbus’ best-selling H125 helicopter from its civil range for India and export to some of the neighbouring countries.  The […]

Delta Air Lines continues to partner with LUG for cargo handling in Frankfurt and Munich

Image source: Delta Air Lines Delta Air Lines has extended its partnership with LUG aircargo handling in Frankfurt and Munich, securing a contract extension until 2027. LUG will remain responsible for Delta Cargo’s handling at the German airfreight hubs. The Atlanta-based airline has utilized LUG’s services in Frankfurt for over four years and in Munich […]

Hainan Airlines Chooses SATS for Cargo Handling in Saudi Arabia

Hainan Airlines has awarded a contract to SATS for cargo handling services in Saudi Arabia. Hainan Airlines operates three Airbus passenger flights a week to Riyadh and Jeddah. The new contract will see SATS providing warehouse handling services for over 2,400 tonnes of import, export, and transit airfreight annually, including special cargo shipments. SATS has […]

Wizz Air Reaches New Record with 60.3 Million Passengers in 2023

Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and most environmentally sustainable airline globally*, today reveals they transported 60.3 million people in 2023. The result is the highest ever yearly passenger traffic numbers for WIZZ, and a 32% increase compared to 2022. In 2023, Wizz Air launched nearly a hundred new routes, took delivery of 32 brand new […]