Air France launches premium economy comfort kits for long haul services

Air France launched (15-Jan-2018) new premium economy comfort kits for long haul services. For the next six months the kits will include headphone protectors, ear plugs, toothbrush and…..

Ethiopian Airlines evaluating Chicago and Houston, to add seven other destinations

Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewolde GebreMariam said the airline plans to commence service to Chicago or Houston in Jun-2018 (The Reporter, 13-Jan-2018). He said: “We are still comparing Houston…..

KLM to deploy new business class seat on 787-10, configuration identified: report

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines reportedly plans to deploy a new business class seat on Boeing 787-10 aircraft, with six of the aircraft due for delivery between 2020 and 2024…..

Libyan Wings aims to add a third aircraft

Libyan Wings CEO Edgardo Badiali said the carrier is seeking to lease or purchase a third aircraft, “ideally” and A320 but potentially an A319 or A321…..

Georgia CAA grants Georgian Airways permission to operate seven international routes

Georgia‘s Civil Aviation Agency (CAA) granted (15-Jan-2018) Georgian Airways permission to operate the following scheduled services from Mar-2018 with Boeing 737, Bombardier Challenger 600 and Embraer 190 aircraft: Tbilisi–Bratislava: Twice weekly; Tbilisi-Berlin: Three times weekly;…..

Bavarian Industry Association CEO: Third Munich Airport runway needed to meet ‘ever growing demand’

Bavarian Industry Association (Vereinigung der Bayerischen Wirtschaft) CEO Bertram Brossardt underlined improved traffic results for Munich Airport demonstrate a “third runway must now come to meet ever growing…..

Norwegian Air International to discontinue twice weekly Edinburgh-Hartford service

Norwegian Air International plans to discontinue twice weekly Edinburgh-Hartford service, effective 24-Mar-2018, as per a 16-Jan-2018 GDS and inventory timetable display. According to OAG, no other carriers serve…..

Russia to allow foreign carriers to operate domestic services during 2018 FIFA World Cup

Russia plans to permit foreign carriers to operate domestic services during the 2018 FIFA World Cup, as confirmed by Minister for Transport Maksim Sokolov (Rambler…..

Copenhagen Airport revamped T2 to comprise 25 shopping units

Copenhagen Kastrup Airport announced (13-Jan-2018) the new part of T2 will comprise 25 new shopping units. The airport confirmed the first 10 restaurants, comprising Mikkeller, The Bird –…..

Lufthansa expands LoungeNet online information platform

Lufthansa expanded (14-Jan-2018) its ‘LoungeNet’ online platform providing general travel information for passengers, such as airport information and current flight status, adaptable to content of lounge locations. The…..

Ghana Civil Aviation Authority looking to construct new airfields at Axim, Bolgatanga and Cape Coast

Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) reportedly plans to construct new airfields near Axim, Bolgatanga and Cape Coast in order to boost tourism and develop aviation infrastructure…..