French PM outlines EUR50m investment plan for French airports in preparation for ‘no deal’ Brexit

France‘s Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced (17-Jan-2019) plans to launch a EUR50 million investment plan for French ports and airports “in the coming days” in…..

Ryanair partners with SiteMinder to increase hotel distribution following Ryanair Holidays closure

Ryanair partnered (17-Jan-2019) with SiteMinder to provide hotel operators direct access to Ryanair Rooms. Under the partnership, the Ryanair Rooms website is now available as a…..

SWISS to renew interiors of five remaining A340-300s

SWISS plans to renew interiors of its five remaining A340-300s (luchtvaartnieuws.nl, 17-Jan-2019). Completion of interior renewal has reportedly been delayed until spring 2019 due to problems with…..

Condor Flugdienst to introduce flexible baggage category from Feb-2019

Condor Flugdienst plans to launch a new baggage category to improve flexibility for travellers from Feb-2019 (airliners.de, 17-Jan-2019). The category offers discounted airfares compared with basic…..

easyJet partners with e-DNA to manage third party distribution channels

easyJet selected (16-Jan-2019) e-DNA to operate its price intelligence product ‘ChannelEye’ across the airline’s network. Utilising big data and artificial intelligence, ChannelEye delivers pricing insights and…..

Air France-KLM CEO aims to make the group ‘become the strongest in Europe’

Air France-KLM CEO Benjamin Smith, speaking during a French Senate public hearing published on the Senate’s official website, noted (16-Jan-2019) the potential privatisation of Groupe ADP, including the…..

OpenJaw Technologies announces achievements for 2018

OpenJaw Technologies announced (16-Jan-2019) the following achievements for 2018: 18% year-on-year revenue increase; 57% gross transaction value increase, equating to USD5.5 billion of merchandising value; Established OpenJaw research and…..

Norwegian Air cancels lounge access for customers across 13 airports

Norwegian Air removed lounge access for premium cabin customers unless on the PremiumFlex fare, at the following airports (telegraph.co.uk, 16-Jan-2019): Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport; Boston Logan International…..

ACI Europe: No deal Brexit poses ‘immediate risk’ for EU airports

ACI Europe director general Olivier Jankovec stated (15-Jan-2019) a no deal Brexit would pose an “immediate risk” for EU airports as they would be “faced with the prospect of a…..

Air France and HOP! introduce new short haul network airfare structure

Air France and HOP! introduced (15-Jan-2019) a new airfare structure for short haul services. New airfares are structured into four categories as follows: Light: Non modifiable and non…..