Nigeria’s federal executive council approves USD16.7m in upgrades to four airports

Nigeria‘s federal executive council reportedly approved NGN6 billion (USD16.7 million) in contracts to improve the following four airports: Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport, Abuja Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Benin Airport and Akure…..

Remote and digital ATC the ‘technology of the future’, says Deutsche Flugsicherung CEO

Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS) CEO Klaus-Dieter Scheurle stated (18-Apr-2018) remote and digital ATC “is the technology of the future”. Mr Scheurle reiterated Saarbruecken Airport‘s ATC services will be carried out…..

Air Italy and Qatar Airways formalise new codeshare

Air Italy and Qatar Airways signed (17-Apr-2018) a codeshare agreement covering the following services, effective 24-Apr-2018: Operated by Air Italy: Milan Malpensa–Catania, Milan Malpensa–Rome Fiumicino, Milan Malpensa-Naples, Milan Malpensa-Olbia, Milan Malpensa-Palermo,…..

Etihad Airways ‘a first mover’ in digital transformation: CEO

Etihad Airways CEO Peter Baumgartner said digital transformation will allow airlines to be less dependent on legacy distribution technology and offer “dozens, hundreds, millions of products”,…..

Lufthansa: More personalised pricing expected in airline industry

Lufthansa VP airline sales Tamur Goudarzi Pour, speaking at the CAPA Americas Aviation Summit, stated (16-Apr-2018) while the airline industry is unlikely to see any more booking…..

Mexico to sign bilateral agreements with Germany and the Netherlands

Mexico‘s Secretary of Communications and Transports Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, speaking at Tianguis Turístico México 2018, stated (17-Apr-2018) President Enrique Peña Nieto will sign bilateral agreements…..

Two new airlines seek certification in Ghana, Baby Jet ‘very close to commencing operations’

Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) director general Simon Allotey reportedly said two new airlines, Ashanti Airlines and Gold Coast Airlines, applied to the GCAA for air carrier licences (JoyBusiness, 17-Apr-2018)……

Air Astana to increase density on E190s

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: ‘Kazakh airline fleet: growth, and fleet renewal from major airframers’ stated Air Astana decided to configure its Embraer 190-E2s with…..

Condor to bolster short/medium haul schedule, launch three new long haul routes in winter 2018/19

Condor announced (17-Apr-2018) plans to expand its short/medium haul schedule and launch three new long haul routes in winter 2018/19. Antalya and Palma de Mallorca services will operate year round…..

Flylolo to serve 14 routes from Southampton in summer 2019

Flylolo, an ATOL bonded flight operator, appointed Paul Cooper to support operations (TTG). Mr Cooper previously operated at TUI as head of commercial – airports. Mr Cooper said: “For summer…..

WOW air to launch ‘WOW premium’ option for business travellers

WOW air CEO Skúli Mogensen stated the LCC plans to offer premium services to business travellers under the name ‘WOW premium’, including (Morgunbladid, 16-Apr-2018): Wider seats…..