Thomas Cook Group Airlines to launch Thomas Cook Airlines Balearics, applies for Majorca AOC

Thomas Cook Group Airlines launched (18-Oct-2017) Thomas Cook Airlines Balearics, a new Majorca based carrier to supplement its existing operations in Germany, UK and Scandinavia. Details include: Airline Operator Certificate applied for…..

TAP considers San Francisco and Chicago services

TAP Portugal board member and shareholder David Neeleman stated the carrier is considering launching services to both Chicagoand San Francisco (Jornal de Negocios, 17-Oct-2017). Mr Neeleman stated TAP highly regards jetBlue‘s destinations…..

Emirates to receive 100th A380 in Nov-2017

Emirates stated (18-Oct-2017) it will receive its 100th A380 aircraft on 03-Nov-2017. The airline recorded more than 80 million passengers on A380s in the nine years…..

Ghana to create opportunities for more domestic airlines, reduce costs for carriers

Ghana‘s Minister of Aviation Cecilia Dapaah said the Ministry aims to create opportunities for more airlines to operate domestic services (citifmonline.com, 18-Oct-2017). The Ministry will…..

Flybe to increase London Southend capacity, bases fifth aircraft to counter easyJet expansion

Flybe announced (18-Oct-2017) plans to increase capacity by 80% at London Southend Airport for summer 2018. Highlights include: Relaunch of Dubrovnik and Zadar services; Launch of four times weekly Antwerp service operating with 70…..

Royal Jordanian CEO predicts ‘strong rebound’ in results

Royal Jordanian CEO Stefan Pichler, speaking on CAPA TV, said (Oct-2017) the airline has “a lot of room for improvement” but reported “strong recovery in the…..

Thomson Airways re-brands as TUI UK

TUI UK announced (18-Oct-2017) the Thomson Airways brand ceased to exist as of 18-Oct-2017, completing the leisure carrier’s re-branding to TUI. Details include: Thomson established in 1965; More than 600 UK retail…..

IAG CEO optimistic Aer Lingus-Ryanair connecting services partnership will launch in summer 2018

IAG CEO Willie Walsh, speaking on CAPA TV, commented (Oct-2017) on Aer Lingus‘s planned connecting service partnership with Ryanair at Dublin Airport, stating: “There’s a good business case for it……

Air France-KLM to receive 15 new Boeing 787s by the end of winter 2017/18

Air France-KLM reported (16-Oct-2017) it expects to take delivery of 15 new Boeing 787s by the end of the winter 2017/18 season. KLM is slated to receive 10 787s to…..

Cobalt Air CEO outlines five year plan

Cobalt Air CEO Andrew Madar, speaking on CAPA TV, stated (Oct-2017) “what we foresee in about five years is a handful of long haul routes to China, India, South…..