Tourism Ireland reports 31% growth in North American visitors to Northern Ireland

Tourism Ireland reported (19-Sep-2017) a 31% year-on-year increase in North American visitors to Northern Ireland in 1Q2017. Tourism Ireland is engaged in an extensive North American promotional programme over 2017, including…..

Small Planet Airlines Germany to expand fleet and network in 2018: report

Small Planet Airlines Germany reportedly plans to expand its fleet to 10 Airbus A320 aircraft by the end of 2018 and launch new international leisure services…..

flydubai to double Russia capacity for winter 2017/18

flydubai announced (19-Sep-2017) plans to double operations to Russia for the 2017/18 winter season, in response to growing demand. From late Oct-2017, the airline will operate 40 times…..

Norwegian and Ryanair cease discussions for connecting services onto long haul routes

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA and Ryanair confirmed both parties ceased discussions for feeder services onto Norwegian‘s long haul network (Reuters, 19-Sep-2017). Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary commented: “given our concerns…..

Air Corsica considering service to UK or Scandinavia

Air Corsica executive board member Hervé Pierret confirmed interest in launching new service to either Germany, Austria, the UK or Scandinavia (L’Aérien, 18-Sep-2017). He said the next destination to be launched has been…..

Turkish Airlines to consider increasing capacity or frequency in Colombia with increase in demand

Bogota El Dorado International Airport confirmed (18-Sep-2017) Turkish Airlines could consider the deployment of larger aircraft or increasing frequency in Colombia upon continuing growth in demand. As previously reported by…..

Etihad Airways and Abu Dhabi Airport facing fewer operations by partner airlines

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: ‘Etihad‘s Abu Dhabi hub: more partners stop service, shifting Etihad’s outlook to a boutique airline’, stated (15-Sep-2017) Etihad Airways and Abu…..

‘Nigeria is the harshest operating environment for any airline’: Air Peace CEO

Air Peace chairman and CEO Allen Onyema said: “Nigeria is the harshest operating environment for any airline, especially the domestic airlines” (Punch, 17-Sep-2017). He stated: “There are…..

Transavia France invests in two new technology/service start-ups

TravelCar, via its official LinkedIn account, reposted (17-Sep-2017) a report confirming Transavia France invested in both the French carsharing start-up and Wiidii, a personal assistance interface (L’Aerien/Air Journal,…..

Ryanair to cancel 40-50 services daily for six weeks to ‘improve operational resilience’

Ryanair announced (15-Sep-2017) plans to cancel 40 to 50 services per day over six weeks until the end of Oct-2017 to “improve its system-wide punctuality which…..

Aegean likely to continue to use operating leases as preferred method of aircraft acquisition

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: ‘Aegean Airlines: operating leases will dominate new refleeting orders for 45-60 Boeing or Airbus‘, stated (17-Sep-2017) while Aegean currently operates…..