Eastern and Northern regions lead the way as Africa H1 international capacity grows; but major hurdles remain

The aviation landscape continues to change across the globe. We have seen the arrival of low-cost carriers, new hub operators in the Middle East, consolidation…..

European border control checks are adding around one hour to average aircraft processing times

Air transport associations have sent an open letter to the European Council requesting the urgent need to resolve border control delays across Europe. The imposition…..

easyJet goes ‘Hands Free’ with cabin baggage in latest ancillary push

European low fare carrier easyJet is to introduce a new ancillary offering that will effectively allow passengers to check-in their hand baggage and avoid the…..

airberlin brings forward cancellation plans for certain US routes

airberlin adjusted previously announced plans to reduce its winter 2017/18 schedule to the US, according to a 29-Aug-2017 GDS inventory and timetable display. Bookings are not available…..

Air France-KLM and WestJet join forces to earn Flying Blue miles

Air France-KLM and WestJet announced (29-Aug-2017) reciprocal advantages for members of respective loyalty programmes, effective since 21-Aug-2017. The new advantages enable members to earn ‘Flying Blue Miles‘ or ‘WestJet dollars’ on all Air France, KLM and…..

Zambia needs national carrier to take advantage of USD1bn investment in infrastructure: Minister

Zambia‘s Minister of Transport and Communication Brian Mushimba said the Government is investing more than USD1 billion in developing aviation infrastructure, including the expansion and…..

SCAT Airlines receives EASA authorisation for EU services

SCAT Airlines, via its official Facebook account, announced (29-Aug-2017) it received EASA authorisation to operate services to destinations in the EU. The carrier will study and plan new,…..

Lebanon to expand Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport amidst record pax volume

Lebanon‘s Minister of Public Works and Transport Youssef Fenianos, via his personal Twitter account, announced (29-Aug-2017) a master plan to expand Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport to…..

French Blue considering services to Mauritius and Seychelles in 2018

French Blue CEO Marc Rochet stated confirmed new destinations are being considered for 2018 (clicanoo.re, 29-Aug-2017). “We look at everything, Mauritius… could open in 2018″, he said, along with…..

Playing the political game: will we ever see a third runway at Heathrow Airport?

Travel management companies have voiced their frustration and concern after reports have once again emerged that the UK’s opposition Labour Party could vote against plans…..

Social media and online platforms prove the key to accessing the China market

Tourism boards, airlines and hotels and basically any company around today are embracing social media and online platforms in order to tap into the lucrative…..