Qatar reports 18.4% decrease in GCC arrivals in Jul-2017

Qatar‘s Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics reported (Sep-2017) visitor arrivals from Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) declined 18.4% to 656,681 in Jul-2017, while visitation from other…..

SAS saves EUR23m under efficiency enhancement programme in Q3FY2017

SAS saved (05-Sep-2017) SEK225 million (EUR23 million) during Q3FY2017 ended 31-Jul-2017 under its efficiency enhancement programme. Improvement measures include: Outsourcing of Cimber to CityJet; Reduced manning with cabin crew…..

Thomas Cook Airlines to launch Marsa Alam services following 113% increase in Hurghada travel

Thomas Cook Airlines announced (05-Sep-2017) plans to launch weekly Marsa Alam services from Birmingham and London Gatwick, effective 19-Oct-2017. The carrier and tour operator also reported a 113% year-on-year increase in…..

Europe – Middle East air capacity set to maintain double-digit growth in 2017

The ambitious network growth strategies among the Gulf hub carriers – based on sixth freedom rights via their respective hubs – is continuing to drive…..

British Airways’ premium drive to avoid missed international connections

British Airways (BA) is introducing a new service called Premium Transfer Drive at London’s Heathrow Airport to ensure that customers who are at risk of…..

Lisbon Airport’s passenger growth rate doubling year-on-year

While many European airports are having a purple patch right now Lisbon Airport’s sustained growth, especially in 2016 and the first five months of 2017…..

Exclusive CAPA Report: Aviation & the music business

This new 80 page report, published by CAPA – Centre for Aviation, examines the credentials of a number of airlines and airports that are actively…..

EU Commission approves EUR150m bridging loan for airberlin

EU Commission approved (04-Sep-2017) German Government plans to grant a “temporary” EUR150 million bridging loan to airberlin. The Commission expects the measure “will allow for the orderly…..

Amsterdam Schiphol reports successful ‘small bags only’ security lanes trial, extends service

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport reported (04-Sep-2017) its ‘small bags only’ security lanes trial saw 95% of passengers wait between zero and 10 minutes. As previously reported by CAPA, Schiphol trialled a…..

Etihad Airways vows to increase investment in Chinese market

China‘s Ambassador to the UAE Ni Jian met with Etihad AirwaysCEO Peter Baumgartner on 28-Aug-2017. Mr Baumgartner said the carrier attaches great importance to the Chinese market, adding…..

WOW air wants a partner by 2019

WOW air CEO Skuli Mogensen confirmed plans to seek a partner within the next two years to 2019 (Bloomberg/E24, 01-Sep-2017). Mr Mogensen said the ideal partner…..