Wizz Air criticises environmental impact of business class travel

Wizz Air CEO József Váradi proposed to ban business class service for travel under five hours, arguing business class passengers account for double the carbon footprint…..

Lufthansa Cargo digitises offer and booking process with smartBooking

Lufthansa Cargo introduced (14-Nov-2019) ‘smartBooking’, a new API that provides customers and partners with binding offers that can be booked online immediately. The system offers available…..

Flybe to expand London Southend network in summer 2020

Flybe, soon to be rebranded Virgin Connect, plans to launch the following services in summer 2020, as per a 14-Nov-2019 GDS inventory and timetable display: London Southend–Belfast City:…..

Air Zimbabwe seeking authorisation for Europe operations

Air Zimbabwe acting CEO Joseph Makonese stated the airline is “looking at initiating operations into Europe” in 4Q2020 (Harare Post/The Herald, 14-Nov-2019). Mr Makonese said the carrier reapplied…..

Finnair to launch premium economy product

Finnair announced (13-Nov-2019) plans to introduce a premium economy product to “capture demand” from both new and existing passengers. The new product will have an “elevated…..

Austrian Airlines to commence Vienna-Boston service in Mar-2020

Austrian Airlines announced (13-Nov-2019) plans to commence four times weekly Vienna–Boston service on 29-Mar-2020. The airline plans to increase frequency to six times weekly, commencing 15-Apr-2020, as per…..

Wizz Air reports 6% fall in ticket revenue and 18% increase in ancillary revenue in H1FY2020

Wizz Air attributed (13-Nov-2019) a 5.5% decrease in average ticket revenue per passenger in H1FY2020 to the high growth rate which required ultra low fares to…..

KLM and Virgin Atlantic expand intra European codeshare partnership

KLM and Virgin Atlantic plan to expand their intra European codeshare partnership in 4Q2019 (Routes Online, 13-Nov-2019). Details include: Virgin Atlantic services operated by KLM: Amsterdam–Aalborg; Amsterdam–Alicante; Amsterdam–Athens; Amsterdam–Bordeaux; Amsterdam–Dublin;…..

Lufthansa Group to revise and simplify frequent flyer programme from Jan-2021

Deutsche Lufthansa AG announced (12-Nov-2019) plans to revise and simplify its frequent flyer programme, commencing 01-Jan-2021. Changes include the introduction of a points system to earn…..

Brussels South Charleroi CEO doubts Belgian flights would decrease due to environmental issues

Brussels South Charleroi Airport CEO Philippe Verdonck expressed doubt that Belgium would experience a downturn in air services due to environmental concerns (The Brussels Times, 11-Nov-2019). Mr Verdonck said: “The environmental…..

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA to launch three seasonal services from the US to Europe

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA announced (12-Nov-2019) it will launch the following three seasonal services from the US to Europe operating Boeing 787-9 equipment: Chicago–Paris: Four times weekly, increasing to five times weekly…..