Future business class improvements will be in technology and weight reduction: Qatar Airways CEO

Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker commented on future developments in business class cabins, stating: “I really think there will be no room any more for…..

Airbus completes first North Atlantic flight with A321LR

Airbus announced (14-Feb-2018) the A321LR completed a Paris Le Bourget–New York JFK nonstop test flight. The aircraft was powered by two CFM International LEAP-1A engines. The flight is part of…..

European aviation traffic network grows below baseline forecast in Jan-2018

Eurocontrol published (13-Feb-2018) its Network Operations Report for Jan-2018. Highlights include: Traffic: +4.8%, growing below the baseline forecast. However, traffic has shown continuous growth since Nov-2015; Nine states…..

Norwegian to launch long haul routes with cabin upgrades at London Gatwick in 2018

Norwegian Group CEO Bjørn Kjos stated (13-Feb-2018) the airline will exclusively launch its newest long haul routes with cabin upgrades at London Gatwick before anywhere else on its…..

Aigle Azur, Corsair formalise codeshare and operational partnership

Aigle Azur and Corsair formalised (13-Feb-2018) a codeshare agreement, expanding on the “operational and commercial partnership” initiated in Nov-2017. Details include: Paris–Bamako: Five weekly reciprocal codeshares from Mar-2018……

IATA reports ‘modest’ declines in airline capital expenditures in 4Q2017

IATA, via its Airlines Financial Monitor for Dec-2017 to Jan-2018, reported (13-Feb-2018) most regions saw modest year-on-year declines in capital expenditures, but these were more…..

Kenyan Government expects 16% growth in international arrivals in 2018

Kenya‘s Cabinet Secretary for Tourism Najib Balala forecast growth in international tourist arrivals of 16% year-on-year in 2018, following a 9.8% increase to 1.47 million…..

Love may be in the air, but what are Europe’s busiest routes this Valentine’s Day

Every February 14, across many places around the world, flowers and other gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St Valentine,…..

JetBlue is happy with the early results of efforts to slash distribution costs 

In late 2017, JetBlue cut ties with twelve smaller online travel agencies (OTA), and is pleased with the early results of that decision. The move…..

Qantas’ non-stop service delivers 50% price premium on London – Perth route during first month of flights

It is now less than six weeks until the landmark new Qantas service between Perth and London launches and an investigation by The Blue Swan…..

Facial recognition and biometrics technology set to revolutionise the way you travel

The ever-increasing presence of facial recognition and biometrics in all facets of day-to-day life is set to be expanded to the travel industry, with many…..