European Commission approves London Gatwick Airport acquisition by VINCI Airports

European Commission approved (18-Mar-2019) the acquisition of London Gatwick Airport holding company Ivy Topco Limited by VINCI Airports. The Commission concluded the acquisition would not raise any competition concerns, given the…..

Ukraine introduces new rules on air transport, and passenger and baggage services

Ukraine‘s State Aviation Administration announced (18-Mar-2019) new rules on air transport, and passenger and baggage services came into effect. The rules take into account developments in the…..

Air Albania to launch operations in Mar-2019

Albania‘s Minister of Infrastructure and Energy Belinda Balluku said Air Albania is expected to launch operations by the end of Mar-2019 (SeeNews, 18-Mar-2019). The Ministry of Infrastructure…..

Uzbekistan Airways launches WiFi service on A320neo

Uzbekistan Airways introduced (18-Mar-2019) a new inflight internet service, available onboard A320neo aircraft. Passengers are offered light, medium, stream and business data packages, with prices ranging…..

Air Italy COO: US routes ‘continue to be among our best performing international routes’

Air Italy COO Rossen Dimitrov said US routes to New York and Miami “continue to be among our best performing international routes”, with load factor of more than 90% in summer 2018…..

TAP Air Portugal announces Stopover Brazil programme

TAP Air Portugal, via its official LinkedIn account, announced (16-Mar-2019) plans to launch the ‘Stopover Brazil‘ programme, allowing tourists to extend their stay and bookings by…..

BCD Travel selected to provide travel services for major oilfield services provider

BCD Travel announced (14-Mar-2019) a major energy services company selected it as as its travel management provider. The client is a major oilfield services provider with…..

Aeroflot aims to increase ancillary revenue share

Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Savelyev said the carrier aims to increase the share of ancillary revenue from 6% to 20% (Vedomosti, 17-Mar-2019). Additional services could include baggage…..

CAPA: Ireland punches significantly above its weight in the aviation market

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report titled: ‘Ireland aviation: good geography, good policies’, stated (14-Mar-2019) the Republic of Ireland punches significantly above its weight…..

Moscow Domodedovo Airport to increase charges for domestic carriers from Apr-2019: report

Moscow Domodedovo Airport reportedly plans to increase the following airport charges for Russian carriers from 01-Apr-2019 to adjust for inflation (Interfax, 14-Mar-2019): Landing/take off: RUB288 (EUR3.9)…..