Eurowings to focus on digitalisation in 2018

Eurowings CEO Thorsten Dirks confirmed the airline plans to focus on digitalisation in 2018 (handelsblatt.com, 03-Jan-2018). Mr Dirks stated: “In 2018, we will show that Eurowings is…..

El Al to reconfigure Boeing 787-800 aircraft by 2019

El Al announced (03-Jan-2018) plans to reconfigure Boeing 787-800 aircraft operating Europe routes. Economy class seats will be replaced by new, slim seats. Business class seats will also be…..

British Airways to introduce fixed position economy class seats for short haul operations

British Airways plans to introduce fixed position economy class seats on selected short haul services (Telegraph, 07-Jan-2018). British Airways stated: “We have 35 brand new short…..

Russia’s President signs order on resumption of scheduled Cairo air services

Russia‘s President Vladimir Putin signed (04-Jan-2018) an order lifting restrictions on the operation of scheduled Cairo air services. As previously reported by CAPA, Russia suspended services to Egypt in…..

Ryanair launches new transfers service

Ryanair launched (04-Jan-2018) the Ryanair Transfers booking platform, powered by CarTrawler. The new transfers service allows Ryanair passengers to book ground transport including taxis, chauffeur, bus,…..

El Al to implement new pricing model from Apr-2018

El Al announced (03-Jan-2018) ​​​​​​a new pricing model for economy class tickets to all European destinations, offering classic, flex and lite fares. With the success of the…..

Excess capacity the biggest issue, yield pressure to continue: Saudia

Saudia director general Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser commented on the airline’s challenges, stating: “The biggest challenge is over-capacity in the entire region. Yields are already under…..

Air Europa to operate to Roatán and San Pedro Sula from Jul-2018 to Sep-2018: report

Air Europa is reportedly seeking permission to operate weekly service from Madrid to Roatán and San Pedro Sula between 10-Jul-2018 and 10-Sep-2018, with a view to assessing demand…..

Ethiopian Airlines to add 10 destinations in 1H2018

Ethiopian Airlines, via its official Twitter account, posted (04-Jan-2018) a report stating the airline plans to commence services to 10 new destinations in Africa, Asia and…..

British Airways to add 150 frequencies at London Gatwick in summer 2018

British Airways announced (04-Jan-2018) plans to add 150 weekly frequencies at London Gatwick Airport in summer 2018, to offer the carrier’s most extensive schedule in the 10 years…..

Canada concludes new and amended air transport agreements with five countries

Canada concluded (04-Jan-2018) new and amended air transport agreements with Ethiopia, Cameroon, South Africa, Qatar and Morocco. The amended agreement with Ethiopia allows designated carriers to offer up to five times weekly service, up from…..