IATA releases measures to facilitate airspace modernisation and reform in Europe

IATA outlined (18-Jul-2019) the following measures for the European Commission, European governments and air navigation service providers (ANSP) to address efficiency and environmental issues in European airspace:…..

Corsair CEO: French eco tax ‘will not in any way lead to a viable ecological transition’

Corsair chairman and CEO Pascal de Izaguirre said the aviation ‘eco tax’ tax to be introduced in France is economic and ecological “nonsense” (Le Point, 18-Jul-2019). He argued limiting the…..

Air France introduces refurbished VIP lounge at Washington Dulles Airport

Air France introduced (18-Jul-2019) a newly revamped VIP lounge at Washington Dulles International Airport. The lounge has a surface area of 615sqm across two floors with capacity of…..

Business class remains an ‘aspirational product’: La Compagnie EVP sales

La Compagnie co founder, EVP sales and marketing Jean-Charles Perino said business class is an “aspirational product”, arguing 22% of passengers have never purchased business class air travel…..

Eurowings enables seamless taxi + airfare bookings with TaxiTender

Eurowings partnered (17-Jul-2019) with TaxiTender to provide seamless, fixed price taxi bookings attached to an airfare reservation via the Eurowings app. The new service aims to enable…..

Finnair lists Brexit and US-China trade talks as potential impactors on 2H2019 performance

Finnair reported (17-Jul-2019) the following external factors may affect its operational performance in 2H2019: Global airline traffic expected to continue growing; Operating environment expected to remain…..

Air transport is ‘being democratised’: Munich Airport CEO

Munich Airport CEO Dr Michael Kerkloh, in an interview retweeted via the airport’s official Twitter account, said (17-Jul-2019) air transport is “being democratised”, adding: “It’s now…..

Air France to phase out A380s in favour of A330neo, A350-1000: reports

Air France-KLM reportedly plans to phase out Air France‘s remaining fleet of A380s in 2023/2024 (The Travellers Club/deplacementspro.com, 16-Jul-2019). The carrier is expected to announce orders for A330neo or A350-1000 aircraft…..

TapTrip adds Kiwi.com content to its business travel management platform

Kiwi.com announced (10-Jul-2019) travel technology start up TapTrip added and integrated Kiwi.com products into its platform. TapTrip users will be able to use Kiwi.com content to compare prices,…..

Lufthansa to trial WilMA boarding procedure in late 2019

Lufthansa plans to implement the WilMA (window, middle, aisle) boarding procedure in late 2019, after trials commenced at Frankfurt Airport in Apr-2019 (airliners.de, 16-Jul-2019). Those exempt from WilMA boarding…..

Air Belgium to launch service from Brussels Charleroi to Martinique, Guadelope in Dec-2019

Air Belgium announced (16-Jul-2019) plans to launch twice weekly service from Brussels South Charleroi to Pointe a Pitre and Fort de France with A340 equipment in three class layout, effective 07-Dec-2019. According to OAG, there…..