Emirates signs commitment for 40 787-10s

Emirates announced (12-Nov-2017) a commitment to purchase 40 Boeing 787-10 aircraft. The agreement, including aircraft and related equipment, is valued at USD15.1 billion at current list prices. The…..

Transavia launches ‘revamped’ YouTube channel

Transavia launched (10-Nov-2017) a “newly revamped” YouTube channel aiming to appeal to a younger customer market. “Through the Transavia YouTube channel, we are strengthening our connection to Generation…..

Norwegian Group refused permit to overfly Russia to eastern markets

Russia refused Norwegian Group a permit to operate services in Russian airspace (takeoff.dk/Dagens Naeringsliv, 10-Nov-2017). Norwegian communications manager Lasse Sandaker-Nielsen stated: “We are disappointed that Norwegian authorities have not done…..

FlySafair enters payment partnership with Zapper

FlySafair announced (10-Nov-2017) a partnership with mobile payment company Zapper, enabling travellers to use the Zapper app to pay for FlySafair tickets online, through the airline’s…..

IATA: EC needs to acknowledge competitive imbalance when considering airport charges

IATA director general and CEO Alexandre de Juniac reported (31-Oct-2017) a new IATA Economics study – produced as part of the body’s preparations to discuss with…..

Georgia’s tourism sector to account for 7% of GDP in 2017

EU issued (09-Nov-2017) the Association Implementation Report on Georgia, setting out the state of play of Georgia’s commitments under the EU-Georgia Association Agreement since the meeting…..

First class demand ‘remains very strong’: Emirates president

Emirates president Tim Clark commented on the unveiling of the airline’s new first class suites, stating: “There is a view that many carriers are pursuing a response to…..

CAPA’s Aviation Executive of the Year award stirs debate and unwarranted accusation

CAPA – Centre for Aviation’s recognition this week for the efforts Akbar Al Baker has made to chart Qatar Airways through unprecedented industry challenges this…..

IATA: Premium traffic share growing slowly, held up by strength of global trade and the Asia Pacific

IATA, via its Airlines Financial Monitor for Oct-2017, reported (09-Nov-2017) the share of origin-destination passengers in premium cabins increased 0.1 ppts to 5.2% for the year…..

OAG: Qantas has its timing right on Perth-London service

OAG, via its official blog, reported (08-Nov-2017) Qantas planned Perth-London nonstop service, due to launch in Mar-2018, will add over 85,000 seats each way in a market…..

Manchester Airports Group considers selling Bournemouth Airport

Manchester Airports Group (MAG) is reportedly considering selling Bournemouth Airport (The Business Desk/Bounemouth Echo, 06-Nov-2017). As previously reported by CAPA, other recent UK airport sales include the partial sale of Bristol…..