EU and China sign ‘landmark’ aviation agreements to enhance aviation relations, boost connectivity

EU and China signed (20-May-2019) two “landmark” aviation agreements to strengthen cooperation, boost competitiveness of the EU aeronautical sector and enhance overall EU-China aviation relations. Details include: Bilateral…..

easyJet outlines outlook for FY2020, strategy to secure leading positions at primary airports

easyJet reported (17-May-2019) the following outlook for FY2019/2020: easyJet’s headline profit before tax expectations for FY2019 remain unchanged and in line with market expectations; easyJet continues…..

Thomas Cook Group confirms multiple bids for airline businesses

Thomas Cook Group confirmed (16-May-2019) it is exploring a sale of its airline businesses, including Thomas Cook Airlines. Thomas CookGroup CEO Peter Fankhauser commented: “Following the announcement of…..

Schiphol Airport begins offering WeChat Pay and integrated travel and retail services

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport began (17-May-2019) offering WeChat Pay as a means of mobile payment as well as an integrated range of services such as 24 hour consumer…..

IATA: Trade tariffs to make 2019 ‘a very tough year for the air cargo business’

IATA reported (17-May-2019) increasing tariffs on trade are damaging the global economy and prospects for 2019. The association reported international trade volumes stopped growing in 1Q2019, following…..

Airbus: EU-US trade dispute ‘not supportive to any of the players in aerospace’

Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury said trade disagreements between Europe and the US are “not supportive to any of the players in aerospace” and while he does not believe Airbus would…..

Aeroflot prepares road map for new generation, digital ticket reservation platform

Aeroflot Group prepared (16-May-2019) a road map for the integration of a new generation digital ticket reservation platform in Russia, as part of work on the switch…..

Neste: Swedish aviation stakeholders adopting ‘proactive’ approach to reducing emissions

Neste VP in renewable transportation Nordics Andreas Teir reported (16-May-2019) aviation stakeholders in Sweden have “adopted a proactive approach to show their commitment to reducing emissions from their…..

Turkish Airlines to offer five new lounges at Istanbul Airport

Turkish Airlines plans to open five lounges at Istanbul Airport, for business class, Miles & Smiles Elite Plus and Elite, Star Alliance Gold and Corporate Club passengers (travelbizmonitor.com/traveltrendstoday.in/uniindia.com, 16-May-2019). Turkish Airlines Business Lounge,…..

FCM Travel: Distribution will be one of the biggest factors influencing corporate travel in 2019

FCM Travel global MD Marcus Eklund, via Amadeus‘ official blog, stated (14-May-2019) one of the biggest factors influencing corporate travel in 2019 will be distribution, as IATA New Distribution…..

Cyprus’ Democratic Party proposes to subsidise fares

Cyprus‘ Democratic Party proposed (14-May-2019) to secure EUfunds to subsidise air services for citizens of Cyprus travelling to other EU countries. The Democratic Party suggested to…..