Austrian Airlines CEO: Aviation ‘an integral part of our society’

Austrian Airlines, via its official Twitter account, reported (10-Sep-2019) the Austrian aviation industry contributes close to 95,000 jobs and EUR7.6 billion p/a to the economy, roughly 2.1% of Austria‘s GDP……

UK Gov to reintroduce duty free policy for travellers to the EU in the event of no deal Brexit

UK‘s Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid stated (10-Sep-2019) the Government plans to reintroduce an excise duty exemption policy for the purchase of alcohol and…..

easyJet to introduce AI powered conversation tool to search and book flights on app

easyJet plans to introduce a ‘speak now’ feature on its mobile app, enabling customers to search for flights using voice recognition and AI technology (HMG Aerospace, 05-Sep-2019)……

Aigle Azur receives 14 expressions of interest for purchase: report

Aigle Azur reportedly received 14 expressions of interest for purchase (La Tribune, 09-Sep-2019). CFDT union secretary Raphaël Caccia said primary offers under consideration include Air France, retaining 70% of Aigle…..

Secretary of State for Transport: French aviation industry to continue to consolidate

France‘s Secretary of State for Transportation Jean-Baptiste Djebbari commented on the state of smaller French airlines (Le Parisien, 09-Sep-2019). Mr Djebbari said the government is “examining…..

Air Antwerp launches Antwerp-London City service

Air Antwerp, via its official Twitter account, announced (09-Sep-2019) the launch of Antwerp–London City service. The route is operated 16 times weekly with Fokker 50 equipment on behalf of KLM…..

IATA CEO: Governments are more interested in taxing aviation than lowering environmental costs

IATA director general and CEO Alexandre de Juniac stated (06-Sep-2019) there are a “host of environmental taxes planned or under consideration in Europe” which makes it seem…..

Glasgow Airport opens Lomond Lounge

Glasgow International Airport commissioned (06-Sep-2019) Lomond Lounge, its fourth passenger lounge facility. The 4500sqft pay to use lounge can accommodate up to 100 guests and offers…..

Brno Turany Airport signs agreement with Kiwi.com for data sharing on trends in demand

Brno Turany Airport signed (28-Aug-2019) a cooperation agreement with Kiwi.com for sharing exclusive data to improve the airport’s position in negotiations with carriers. The airport may make…..

European Commission to approve draft of Schiphol traffic to Lelystad Airport

European Commission, in a draft decision implementation decision, approved (Sep-2019) the designation of Lelystad Airport as a coordinated airport allowing distribution of traffic between Lelystad and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (NOS, 06-Sep-2019)……

Lufthansa Group introduces fees for advance seat reservations in premium economy

Lufthansa Group reported (Sep-2019) plans to charge for seat reservation in premium economy across the group from 18-Sep-2019. Charges start from EUR35 in zone 3 to…..