Colombia and Finland sign MoU for direct air connectivity

Colombia Aerocivil, via its official Twitter account, announced (21-Sep-2018) Colombia and Finland signed an MoU to expand air connectivity and to allow “in a near future” for the…..

KLM launches ‘Follow my Bag’ on trial basis

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines launched ‘Follow my Bag’ on a trial basis with select customers, enabling travellers to track checked baggage via the KLM app (Luchtvaartnieuws, 24-Sep-2018). The…..

Lufthansa Group ‘Light’ fares only bookable via direct channels from 09-Oct-2018: VIR

Verband Internet Reisevertrieb (VIR – German Association of Online Travel Distribution) criticised (24-Sep-2018) a new Lufthansa Group distribution policy. VIR alleged the group’s ‘Light’ hand baggage only fares…..

Resumption of Pune service by Lufthansa to operate with regionally configured A319 aircraft

Lufthansa‘s planned resumption of Frankfurt–Pune service will operate with a regionally configured A319 aircraft with a fuel stop in Baku (One Mile at a Time, 21-Sep-2018). As previously reported…..

Norwegian to discontinue Edinburgh and Belfast service from New York Stewart International Airport

Norwegian plans to discontinue service to Edinburgh and Belfast from New York Stewart International Airport, effective 29-Mar-2019 (Business Traveller/The Scotsman/Daily Business/Daily Freeman, 21-Sep-2018). Norwegian director of communications Anders Lindstrom commented on the…..

British Airways to resume London Heathrow-Osaka Kansai service in spring 2019

British Airways plans to resume London Heathrow–Osaka Kansaiservice in spring 2019 (Nikkei, 22-Sep-2018). The carrier will reportedly operate four times weekly on the route. This would mark…..

Finnair to launch tourism marketing platform

Finnair announced (21-Sep-2018) plans to launch a digital platform where passengers can purchase travel experiences offered by Finnish and Scandinavian tour operators. The new service will…..

Air France planning to present new economy class seat

Air France plans to present a new economy class seat in the week commencing 01-Oct-2018 (Deplacementspros, 21-Sep-2018). The seat is planned to have electrical and USB…..

Eurowings to replace Lufthansa on Duesseldorf-Newark service from 01-Dec-2018

Eurowings announced (20-Sep-2018) plans to commence six times weekly Duesseldorf–New York Newark service with A330aircraft from 01-Dec-2018, replacing Lufthansa on the route. The Newark service will complement Eurowings’ existing service to New York…..

WOW air CEO: Merger with Icelandair could lead to more rationalised network

WOW air CEO Skuli Mogensen commented on the possibility of a merger between WOW air and Icelandair (Skift, 20-Sep-2018). Mr Mogensen stated: “It’s an obvious question. Clearly we could…..