Kuwait Finance House to finance construction of new terminal at Kuwait International Airport

Kuwait Finance House, via its official Facebook account, announced (21-Feb-2018) a syndicated credit facilities agreement was signed for the construction of a new terminal at Kuwait International Airport……

Restructuring plan being developed for Air Burkina

Burkina Faso Minister of Transport, Urban Mobility and Road Safety Vincent Dabilgou announced a restructuring plan is being developed for Air Burkina to “enable it to regain strength and…..

Norwegian forecast to report another loss in 2018 in contrast to rest of the global airline industry

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: ‘Norwegian Air: rapid expansion & strategic innovation hasn’t led to profits yet. It needs to soon’, stated…..

Amadeus and Routehappy partnership to integrate Routehappy content for merchandising

Amadeus and Routehappy entered (22-Feb-2018) a partnership to help airlines better differentiate their products in physical and online travel agencies through targeted rich content. Routehappy’s content will be…..

Wizz Air to expand Cluj base with additional A320, two new routes and more frequencies

Wizz Air announced (22-Feb-2018) plans to add a seventh aircraft to the Cluj base in Nov-2018 and launch the following services: Vienna: Twice weekly from 30-May-2018, increasing to…..

IATA: Doha Airport, Qatar Airways successfully complete electronic bag tag readability tests

IATA, via its official Twitter account, announced (21-Feb-2018) Doha Hamad International Airport and Qatar Airways successfully completed the electronic bag tag readability tests. Doha Airport is the first airport…..

Jambojet plans to expand route network to Somalia, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Rwanda and Burundi

Jambojet CEO Willem Hondius stated the carrier “would like to serve Kenya and the greater Eastern Africa region with future plans to go into Somalia, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Rwanda and Burundi” (The Star, 22-Feb-2018).

Etihad Airways to operate Abu Dhabi-Rome service daily, additional frequencies introduced in phases

Etihad Airways announced (21-Feb-2018) plans to increase Abu Dhabi–Rome frequency from daily to twice daily, effective 01-May-2018. The additional frequencies will be introduced in phases, commencing 25-Mar-2018. Services…..

Rossiya to launch St Petersburg-London service from Mar-2018

Rossiya – Russian Airlines announced (21-Feb-2018) plans to launch daily St Petersburg–London Gatwick service from 25-Mar-2018, operating with two class A319 aircraft. [more – original PR – English/Russian]

Finnair to extend operating period for Chicago and San Francisco service

Finnair confirmed (21-Feb-2018) plans to extend Chicago and San Francisco service as follows: Helsinki-Chicago: Extended until 02-Dec-2018. The route was scheduled to operate from 19-Apr-2018 to 27-Oct-2018; Helsinki-San Francisco: Extended…..

Lufthansa Cargo yet to find replacement for MD-11F aircraft

Lufthansa Cargo CEO Peter Gerber reported the airline has yet to find a suitable replacement aircraft for its Boeing/McDonnell Douglas MD-11F (WirtschaftsWoche/aero.de, 20/21-Feb-2018). Mr Gerber said “At…..