KLM to introduce ‘Light’ airfare on long haul

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines plans to adjust its check in baggage policy on long haul services, introducing a ‘Light’ airfare which does not include complimentary check…..

BRA planning ‘not to fulfill’ A220 order, instead favouring ATR 72-600: CCO

BRA – Braathens Regional Airlines CCO Ulrika Matsgård reported the carrier plans to phase out its fleet of Avro RJ100 aircraft in favour of owned ATR 72-600 equipment (AIN Online, 17-May-2019). She…..

Belgian start up Air Antwerp to launch short haul European routes

Belgium‘s Official Gazette reported (15-May-2019) Air Antwerp plans to initially commence services from Antwerp International Airport to three European destinations with one Fokker 50 aircraft previously operated by VLM Airlines Brussels (travel-magazine.be, 19-May-2019). KLM and CityJet will act as…..

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…..

easyJet outlines outlook for FY2020, strategy to secure leading positions at primary airports

easyJet reported (17-May-2019) the following outlook for FY2019/2020: easyJet’s headline profit before tax expectations for FY2019 remain unchanged and in line with market expectations; easyJet continues…..

Thomas Cook Group confirms multiple bids for airline businesses

Thomas Cook Group confirmed (16-May-2019) it is exploring a sale of its airline businesses, including Thomas Cook Airlines. Thomas CookGroup CEO Peter Fankhauser commented: “Following the announcement of…..

Schiphol Airport begins offering WeChat Pay and integrated travel and retail services

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport began (17-May-2019) offering WeChat Pay as a means of mobile payment as well as an integrated range of services such as 24 hour consumer…..

IATA: Trade tariffs to make 2019 ‘a very tough year for the air cargo business’

IATA reported (17-May-2019) increasing tariffs on trade are damaging the global economy and prospects for 2019. The association reported international trade volumes stopped growing in 1Q2019, following…..

Airbus: EU-US trade dispute ‘not supportive to any of the players in aerospace’

Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury said trade disagreements between Europe and the US are “not supportive to any of the players in aerospace” and while he does not believe Airbus would…..

Aeroflot prepares road map for new generation, digital ticket reservation platform

Aeroflot Group prepared (16-May-2019) a road map for the integration of a new generation digital ticket reservation platform in Russia, as part of work on the switch…..

Neste: Swedish aviation stakeholders adopting ‘proactive’ approach to reducing emissions

Neste VP in renewable transportation Nordics Andreas Teir reported (16-May-2019) aviation stakeholders in Sweden have “adopted a proactive approach to show their commitment to reducing emissions from their…..