Lufthansa to launch Frankfurt-Shenyang service from 27-Mar-2018

Lufthansa plans to launch three times weekly Frankfurt–Shenyangservice with A340-300 aircraft from 27-Mar-2018, according to a 29-Sep-2017 GDS inventory and timetable display. Lufthansa will be the route’s…..

Kenya Airways to discontinue Hong Kong and Hanoi services; Strengthen focus on Africa

Kenya Airways confirmed (28-Sep-2017) plans to discontinue Hong Kong and Hanoi services, effective 29-Oct-2017. The airline said the change will enable better schedules to Asia with daily Bangkok and Guangzhou service. In addition, the…..

Liverpool John Lennon Airport: New easyJet based aircraft to boost direct European connectivity

Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) welcomed (28-Sep-2017) easyJet‘s plans to base an Airbus A320 aircraft at the airport in summer 2018, the carrier’s eighth based aircraft at Liverpool. LJLA air…..

South African Airways: Demand in Central Africa remains stagnant due to slow economic growth

South African Airways (SAA) reported (28-Sep-2017) demand in Central Africa has remained at levels similar to 2016 due to slow economic growth in the region. SAA spokesperson Tlali Tlali stated SAA‘s…..

Aigle Azur CEO ‘working to extend our network on the long haul’

Aigle Azur CEO Frantz Yvelin stated the carrier is “working to extend our network on the long haul”, however “I do not want to force things and make…..

Ryanair withdraws from Alitalia interest, cites need to focus on rostering issues

Ryanair notified (27-Sep-2017) Alitalia‘s bankruptcy commissioners that it “will not be pursuing our interest in Alitalia or submitting any further offers for the airline”. Ryanair attributed the change in interest “in…..

CAPA: Brussels Airlines recovers seat share in Belgium since 2014

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: ‘Brussels Airlinestakes on Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium‘s schedule, paves way for VLM to return’, stated (27-Sep-2017) Brussels Airlines has recovered market…..

ADV: German airports pax up 6%, cargo up 10% in Aug-2017

German Airports Association (ADV) reported (27-Sep-2017) the following traffic highlights in Aug-2017: Passengers: 23.3 million, +6.0% year-on-year; Domestic: 3.7 million, +3.3%; Europe: 15.3 million, +5.3%; Non-Europe:…..

Saudia to add eight Indian routes from Oct-2017

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) confirmed (27-Sep-2017) plans to launch service to Trivandrum, its eighth route in India, from 01-Oct-2017. The carrier recently launch services to Multan, Port Sudan and Mauritius. [more…..

Russia’s Ministry of Economic Development to approve new baggage rules in Oct-2017

Russia‘s Ministry of Economic Development is expected to approve new baggage rules for carriers by mid Oct-2017, according to Deputy Transport minister Valeriy Okulov (MSKAgency,…..