Virgin Atlantic Airways to recommence London-Mumbai service in Oct-2019

Virgin Atlantic Airways plans to recommence London Heathrow-Mumbai service on 27-Oct-2019, operating daily, as per a 21-May-2019 GDS and inventory timetable display. The airline will…..

American Airlines considers relaunching Beijing and Shanghai services from Chicago

American Airlines is reportedly considering relaunching services from Chicago to Beijing and Shanghai, both suspended in 2018, in response to strong demand for China–US flights (China Daily,…..

Singapore Airlines remains committed to 100% lie flat despite changes in fleet plan

The grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX has impacted Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) narrowbody fleet plan as the group has dropped plans to transfer 14 737-800s…..

China Southern Airlines and Finnair new codeshare to add five new China destinations for Finnair

China Southern Airlines and Finnair agreed (21-May-2019) on a new codeshare partnership, effective 01-Jun-2019. The cooperation includes Finnair’s Helsinki-Guangzhou service, and select China Southern destinations…..

‘It’s oh so quiet’ – new ‘Quiet Mode’ one of a range of new features available for Uber Black and Uber Black SUV rides

Since its formation, Uber has expanded mobility options by delivering new modes of transportation to the demands of users. With different price points for passengers…..

Airlines investing in airports – a rare breed, but there’s actually more than you’d think

There has been a lot of talk recently about airlines investing in airports. Is it a new trend? Is it even manageable? Well, the CAPA…..

UK Government expands use of eGates to seven additional countries

UK‘s Government extended (20-May-2019) the use of biometric border control gates (eGates) to visitors from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the US holding ePassports. More…..

Video of the week – Understanding aviation and making money: industry perspectives

CAPA – Centre for Aviation attempted to address some of the big questions impacting aviation as part of more than ten hours of agenda content…..

EU and China sign ‘landmark’ aviation agreements to enhance aviation relations, boost connectivity

EU and China signed (20-May-2019) two “landmark” aviation agreements to strengthen cooperation, boost competitiveness of the EU aeronautical sector and enhance overall EU-China aviation relations. Details include: Bilateral…..

Vistara to delay launch of Delhi-Colombo service

Vistara reportedly plans to delay the launch of Delhi-Colombo Bandaranaike service due to security concerns following the 21-Apr-2019 Easter bombings in Sri Lanka (Economic Times/Aviation Voice…..

AirAsia India to commence international services in Sep/Oct-2019

AirAsia India COO Sanjay Kumar reported the LCC plans to commence international services in Sep/Oct-2019, “subject to regulatory approvals” (Economic Times/Business Standard/Live Mint, 20-May-2019). Mr…..