Lufthansa expands ‘Yilu’ partnership to integrate travel and mobility services

Lufthansa expanded (15-Nov-2018) its partnership with start-up B2B platform ‘Yilu’, which has begun developing an end-to-end travel and mobility services solution. Yilu enables automatic determination of mytaxi pickup….. unveils ‘TEQUILA’ travel solutions interface unveiled (15-Nov-2018) ‘TEQUILA’, a travel solutions programme that provides access to’s ‘Virtual Interlining’ which automatically combines flights from more than 500 airlines that do…..

Aer Lingus AerClub reaches one million members

Aer Lingus announced (15-Nov-2018) its one millionth AerClub member milestone. AerClub members have taken 2.4 million flights with Aer Lingus and flown approximately 2.58 billion miles, since…..

Carlson Wagonlit Travel launches CTM data insight, reporting and visualisation tool

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) released (13-Nov-2018) ‘CWT AnswerIQ’, a data insight, reporting and visualisation tool. The tool provides reporting for corporate travel management (CTM) programmes, using internet-style…..

ACI Europe DG: Brexit concerns lessen with EC air connectivity contingency measures with UK

ACI Europe DG Olivier Jankovec reported (14-Nov-2018) “momentum in traffic growth is robust, but diminishing” during the summer 2018 peak season. He noted Brexit risks have lessened…..

CAPA: Alitalia operates business as usual during sale process

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: ‘Alitalia: politics trumps business logic. Again’, stated (14-Nov-2018) Alitalia has continued to operate business as usual during its…..

Eurowings to implement turn around buffers in summer 2019 to avoid delays

Eurowings CEO Thorsten Dirks reported plans to implement an additional turn around buffer in schedules in summer 2019 (Handelsblatt, 13-Nov-2018). He noted the carrier will also add a…..

easyJet achieves milestone with 15% of new entrant pilots being female

easyJet achieved (14-Nov-2018) a “new high” in its goal to attract a 20% female ratio for its entrant pilots, with 15% of new entrant pilots being…..

Lufthansa considering 20% increase in basic airfares in 2019: CEO

Deutsche Lufthansa AG CEO Carsten Spohr reported plans to increase Lufthansa base cost airfares by around 20% from EUR29 to EUR35 in 2019 (dpa/, 13-Nov-2018). Mr Spohr said…..

Qatar Airways CEO stresses importance of EU carriers capitalising on growth opportunities

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker stated (13-Nov-2018) aviation growth has shifted to geographical areas outside the EU, including the Asia Pacific and the Middle East. He noted the European Commission has…..