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Emirates opens new Africa routes with Airlink partnership

Emirates and Airlink have announced an interline agreement, widening the Dubai-based carrier’s reach into southern Africa as countries begin opening their borders for travellers. Emirates’ agreement with Airlink will provide its customers enhanced connectivity via its gateways Johannesburg and Cape Town to more than 25 domestic destinations in South Africa and more than 20 regional […]

Sky Express places order for four A320neos with Airbus

Athens-based airline, Sky Express, has placed a firm order for four A320neo aircraft, becoming an Airbus customer for the first time. In addition, the Greek airline recently leased two A320neos from ACG Aviation Capital Group and has thus joined a global list of 430 Airbus operators. The airline has selected CFM-International’s Leap-1A engines to power […]

Research Points to Low Risk for COVID-19 Transmission Inflight

Manufacturer studies provide insight into extremely few incidents of COVID-19 inflight infections. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) demonstrated the low incidence of inflight COVID-19 transmission with an updated tally of published cases. Since the start of 2020 there have been 44 cases of COVID-19 reported in which transmission is thought to have been associated […]

Alitalia moves closer to relaunch in Italy

The Italian government has signed paperwork creating a new aviation company, beginning the restructuring of much-troubled Alitalia. The move comes as part of wider €3 billion recapitalisation of the company in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. “The re-founding represents the first step towards creating a high-quality transport company that is competitive on the international […]

China Eastern Airlines to receive fresh funding

China Eastern Airlines will receive 31 billion yuan ($4.6 billion) from four new investors as the carrier seeks to overcome the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. China Life Investment Holding Limited, a subsidiary of the state-owned China Life Insurance, will inject 11 billion yuan into the airline, while Shanghai Jiushi Group, another state company, will […]

Singapore Airlines Customers Get Even More Options With All-New Kris+ App

Singapore Airlines has rolled out Kris+, an all-new app that brings payment, lifestyle and rewards services together in one platform for its customers. Building on the strengths and popularity of the KrisPay app, Kris+ goes beyond being a loyalty wallet and combines the best in dining, retail and entertainment discounts. It also offers customers the […]