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…..

Armenia and China to sign new agreement on direct air services

Armenia‘s General Department of Civil Aviation (GDCA) director Sergey Avetisyan stated Armenia will meet with China in autumn 2017 to discuss the issue of organising direct services between the…..

Kuwait Airways aims to increase market share, modernise fleet and expand network

Kuwait Airways chairman Sami Al-Rasheed said the airline aims to increase market share in Kuwait from 35% to 50%, modernise its fleet and expand its network over the…..