RwandAir adds six destinations from Cotonou hub

RwandAir announced (21-Aug-2017) plans to commence services from its new hub in Cotonou to Abidjan, Brazzaville and Libreville, effective 30-Aug-2017, and Bamako, Conakry and Dakar, effective 30-Sep-2017. Cotonou operations…..

Icelandair to launch three times weekly Berlin Tegel service on 03-Nov-2017

Icelandair announced (20-Aug-2017) plans to launch three times weekly Reykjavik–Berlin Tegel service on 03-Nov-2017, with plans to expand services to Berlin in summer 2018. Berlin is the carrier’s…..

Ryanair to review cabin baggage allowance if pax ‘repeatedly flout’ rules

Ryanair advised (18-Aug-2017) passengers to comply fully with its cabin bag rules, which the carrier said is “being repeatedly flouted”, resulting in boarding delays during the…..

SWISS considering A321neoLR: CEO

SWISS CEO Thomas Klühr commented on the long haul potential of new narrowbody aircraft, stating “I see a potential in this context, as these machines have a…..

Ireland West Airport Knock CEO: State subsidised airport is ‘enabler’ for regional development

Ireland West Airport Knock CEO Joe Gilmore stated the Government subsidised airport is “value for money” and contributes to regional development. Mr Gilmore said: “We will…..

OAMC to introduce new baggage policy on 01-Sep-2017

Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC) announced (20-Aug-2017) plans to introduce a new baggage policy across its major airports, including Muscat, Salalah and Suhar, effective 01-Sep-2017. Passengers will no longer…..

Delta Air Lines to launch New York JFK-Lagos service in 2018

Delta Air Lines announced (20-Aug-2017) plans to launch three times weekly New York JFK–Lagos service on 24-Mar-2018, complementing four times weekly Atlanta-Lagos service. The carrier will deploy A330-200 aircraft on…..

Parties interested in airberlin ‘sufficiently large to offer airberlin a secure future’: CEO

airberlin CEO Thomas Winkelmann commented on parties interested in acquiring parts of the carrier, stating all three potential investors are “reputable in terms of their finances,…..

German Transport Minister: ‘Imperative’ for Lufthansa to acquire lion’s share of airberlin

Germany‘s Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Alexander Dobrindt stated it is “imperative” that Deutsche Lufthansa AG be “able to take over significant parts of airberlin” (Rheinische Post/focus.de/Reuters/AFP/Sueddeutsche Zeitung,…..

Turkey to see seat capacity on Russia routes double in 2017

Counter Intelligence Retail reported (16-Aug-2017) scheduled operators on Russia–Turkey routes are looking to take advantage of demand with seat capacity to double year-on-year in 2017. Istanbul Ataturk is expected to…..