KLM partners with DigitalGenius to deliver perfect marriage of AI and a human touch to its social media channels

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has partnered with DigitalGenius to add automated answers to general questions on its social media channels, including Facebook Messenger, Twitter and…..

Can Milan – New York take the strain as Meridiana outlines trans Atlantic plans?

With its new backing from Qatar Airways, Meridiana has confirmed plans to launch long haul scheduled flights to New York and Miami from next summer……

Travelport boasts the first IATA NDC Level 3 certification

Travelport, announced last week it was now certified by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as a “Level 3” aggregator under IATA’s New Distribution Capability…..

Bitcoin Watch – Keep an eye on the cryptocurrency taking the world by storm

At the beginning of 2017, the highly volatile Bitcoin was valued at just below USD1,000, however recently it has skyrocketed well into the teens at a…..

KLM completes business class refit on first A330-300

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced (19-Dec-2017) its first A330-300 (PH-AKA) fitted with the new ‘World Business Class’ cabin completed inaugural service on Amsterdam–Havana sector. In addition to the…..

British Airways CEO calls on UK Gov’t to ease visa restrictions for Chinese travellers

British Airways CEO Alex Cruz called (19-Dec-2017) on the UKGovernment to ease visa restrictions for Chinese travellers, stating: “We need the British government to take urgent action…..

airBaltic to launch Tallinn-London service from Mar-2018

airBaltic announced (19-Dec-2017) plans to launch twice weekly Tallinn–London Gatwick service from 27-Mar-2018. airBaltic CEO Martin Gauss said: “The new route linking London with the Estonian capital…..

easyJet extends ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ to Milan Malpensa Airport

easyJet extended (19-Dec-2017) the ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ connecting services programme to Milan Malpensa Airport. Details include: Passengers can connect to easyJet and other carriers’ long haul services…..

Qatar Airways launches Doha-St Petersburg service

Qatar Airways launched (19-Dec-2017) daily Doha-St PetersburgPulkovo service with A320 equipment on 19-Dec-2017. The aircraft is configured with 12 flatbed business class seats and 120 economy…..

SATA Air Acores to deploy A321neo on North America services

SATA Air Acores plans to replace A310 with new A321neo aircraft on Ponta Delgada–Boston service effective 12-Jan-2018, Terceira-Boston service effective 18-Jan-2018 and Ponta Delgada-Torontoservice effective 25-Mar-2018 (Presstur, 18-Dec-2017).

Etihad Airways reduces Abu Dhabi-Tehran frequency, to suspend service in Jan-2018

Etihad Airways reportedly plans to suspend Abu Dhabi–Tehranservice, effective 24-Jan-2018 (Reuters/GDN Online/The National, 19-Dec-2017). The carrier also plans to adjust frequency from five times weekly to twice weekly between…..