Air France-KLM to standardise long haul cabin offer

Air France-KLM announced (20-Mar-2019) plans to continue to “harmonise” distribution of its long haul cabins to provide a “simpler, more consistent travel experience”. The Air France ‘La Première’…..

Laudamotion to rebrand as ‘Lauda’ for brand simplicity: MD

Laudamotion MD Andreas Gruber said the airline plans to remove the ‘motion’ portion of its Laudamotion brand for marketing reasons (aviation24.be/heute.at/APA/dpa, 20-Mar-2019). The company’s registered name will…..

ACI Europe: Airport retail is in danger of losing its ‘specialness’

ACI Europe stated (19-Mar-2019) airport retail is “in danger of losing its specialness” as it is “competing with the vast choice and rapidity of internet retail”……

CTM announces outlines key strategic initiatives under three phase growth programme

Corporate Travel Management outlined (CTM) (20-Mar-2019) details of its three phase strategic development plan: Phase one: Establishing a global network through acquisition over FY2014 to FY2017:…..

British Airways to add Dammam as third Saudi destination

British Airways announced (19-Mar-2019) plans to introduce London Heathrow–Bahrain–Dammam service from 01-Dec-2019, operating with four class Boeing 777-200 equipment. British Airways head of sales Moran Birger stated: “This new link…..

Radisson Hotel Group expands airline partner network

Radisson Rewards, the global rewards programme of Radisson Hotel Group, expanded (19-Mar-2019) its portfolio of airline partners to cover more than 35 airlines. Airline partners include Air…..

Aer Lingus and Qantas to end frequent flyer programme partnership

Aer Lingus reported its partnership with Qantas‘ frequent flyer programme will cease on 01-Jul-2019 (ausbt.com.au, 19-Mar-2019). Qantas frequent flyer members will not be able to collect points…..

Nice Côte d’Azur Airport to launch ‘Nice Connect’ self connect info platform in summer 2019

Nice Côte d’Azur Airport announced (18-Mar-2019) plans to launch ‘Nice Connect’, a new self connect information platform to be marketed by Kiwi.com from Jun-2019. The new service…..

Transavia France CCO: Digitalisation ‘at the heart of our processes’

Transavia France CCO Nicolas Henin said digitalisation is “at the heart of our processes, quite simply because we are a young company and, as a low…..

European Commission approves London Gatwick Airport acquisition by VINCI Airports

European Commission approved (18-Mar-2019) the acquisition of London Gatwick Airport holding company Ivy Topco Limited by VINCI Airports. The Commission concluded the acquisition would not raise any competition concerns, given the…..