Virgin Atlantic to launch 84 new routes from Heathrow upon completion of third runway

Virgin Atlantic plans to launch 84 new routes from London Heathrow Airport upon completion of the airport’s third runway, subject to the airline being awarded additional take off…..

Thomas Cook Group files for US bankruptcy protection to smooth Fosun recapitalisation process

Thomas Cook Group, via its American lawyers Latham & Watkins, applied for bankruptcy protection in the Southern District of New York as part of the group’s wider debt restructuring…..

Corsair to expand premium seating capacity on new A330s

Corsair announced (17-Sep-2019) plans to increase forward seating capacity onboard its A330 family aircraft. The aircraft will be configured in a three-class layout with 20 business, 21 premium…..

Air Malta chairman: 2019 a year of improving operational and commercial performance

Air Malta chairman Charles Mangion said the primary focus for the carrier in 2019 was on improving operational and commercial performance (Times of Malta, 17-Aug-2019). “A lot…..

Aegean Airlines CEO: Extension of tourist season ‘remains critical’ for the carrier

Aegean Airlines CEO Dimitris Gerogiannis reported (16-Sep-2019) gradual extension of the tourist season into April/May “remains critical” not only for Greek tourism but also the carrier. He…..

Air France-KLM tops airline industry DJSI Europe and World Index 2019

Air France-KLM reported (16-Sep-2019) was ranked first on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Europe and World Index for the airline industry in 2019. “Air France-KLM Group takes its social…..

IATA: A more competitive air transport sector in Poland could generate additional EUR3bn in GDP

IATA released (16-Sep-2019) the Poland Air Transport Regulatory Competitiveness Indicators study, indicating a more competitive air transport sector in Poland could generate an additional EUR3 billion in GDP to the…..

Thomas Cook Group recapitalisation to take place in late Sep-2019

Thomas Cook Group announced (17-Sep-2019) the group’s proposed recapitalisation will take place on the 27-Sep-2019 and 30-Sep-2019. As previously reported by CAPA, China‘s Fosun Tourism Group has agreed…..

Amadeus: IATA NDC offers potential to close the gap between the business and leisure experience

Amadeus director of global air content adoption strategy, travel channels Ludo Verheggen stated (12-Sep-2019) the IATA NDC distribution standard offers the potential to close the gap between the…..

Lufthansa head of passenger experience: 777X business class product ‘human centric’

Lufthansa head of passenger experience design Guido Woska said design of its 777X business class product “at the core is human centric” focusing on five key…..

BCD Travel achieves IATA NDC Level 3 certification

BCD Travel reported it achieved Level 3 certification for the IATA New Distribution Capability (NDC) standard (Business Travel News, 12-Sep-2019). The company is now capable of managing offers…..