Pobeda cancels credit card fee for online purchase, aims to increase online purchase share by 10%

Pobeda director general Andrey Kalmykov said the carrier cancelled the 2% charge for credit card payments made via the carrier’s official website or mobile app (Rambler…..

Austrian Airlines considering public subsidies to support domestic routes

Austrian Airlines is considering local government and EU subsidies to support its domestic routes (ATW Online, 10-Jul-2019). AustrianAirlines CCO Andreas Otto said the domestic network provides an important contribution to…..

Finnair CEO: Regulatory demand and scrutiny is ‘definitely the way it should be’

Finnair CEO Topi Manner stated: “We have an all Airbus fleet, so we are observing the situation with Boeing from the outside”, adding: “When I look at the work of…..

European regional airports facing ‘stall’ in pax traffic: ACI Europe DG

ACI Europe DG Oliver Jankovec noted (10-Jul-2019) a “stall” in passenger traffic at smaller regional airports in May-2019, which is indicative of “fragility and the usually tougher trading…..

Swisslog Middle East GM: Robotics will cause ‘next wave of change’ in logistics

Swisslog Middle East GM Alain Kaddoum forecast (10-Jul-2019) “the next wave of change” in logistics and warehousing efficiency would emerge from robotics. Mr Kaddoum stated: “AutoStore, for example,…..

Air France: New aviation tax will represent additional costs of more than EUR60m p/a

Air France stated (09-Jul-2019) it “strongly disapproves” of the French Government’s proposal to introduce a new ‘eco’ tax ranging from EUR1.50 to EUR18 per ticket for all…..

Air Serbia introduces advance seat reservation fee on select services

Air Serbia, via its official website, stated (Jul-2019) a seat reservation fee for FlyEasy, FlyOpti and FlyFlexi economy class passengers will be charged for Split–Copenhagen service and…..

Air Dolomiti launches new pricing system

Air Dolomiti introduced (09-Jul-2019) a new pricing system, effective immediately. The new fares are structured as follows: Presto economy class: One carry on baggage and light refreshments included;…..

Air Italy launches new fast track online ancillary at Milan Linate and Malpensa airports

Air Italy launched (08-Jul-2019) a new fast track online service at Milan Linate Airport and Milan Malpensa Airport. The service is available as an ancillary on the Air Italy website during booking for…..

ADV CEO argues too few airlines, not too many airports, in German market

Flughafenverband ADV CEO Ralph Beisel said of the 22 international airports in Germany, only 11 reported growth in the five months ended May-2019 (dpa/aero.de/fvw.de, 08-Jul-2019). He argued the bankruptcy…..

Fraport Greece CEO: ‘Realistic’ ROI expected between 2027 and 2033 for 14 regional airports

Fraport Greece CEO Alexander Zinell reported the company will be able to transfer its first dividend to parent Fraport in 2022 (Die Welt, 07-Jul-2019). He added ROI for its 14…..