Greece to introduce accomodation tax from 01-Jan-2018

Germany‘s Deutscher ReiseVerband (German Travel Association – DRV) announced (30-Aug-2017) it has received confirmation from Greece‘s Ministry of Tourism regarding plans to introduce an accommodation tax as of 01-Jan-2018……

New SAA CEO confident in turnaround plan but expects ‘no miracles’

South African Airways (SAA) CEO designate Vuyani Jarana said: “There will be no miracles at SAA“, adding: “You need management and a board that is committed to…..

Switzerland’s FOCA planning to approve UAE request for fifth freedom Switzerland-Mexico services

Switzerland Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) head of communications Urs Holderegger confirmed UAE authorities applied for authorisation to operate fifth freedom services between Switzerland and Mexico in 2016 (, 31-Aug-2017). Mr Holderegger stated…..

Copenhagen Airport tendering to extend T2 airside area, rebuild retail units

Copenhagen Airports A/S issued (31-Aug-2017) a DKK50 million (EUR6.72 million) tender to expand Copenhagen Kastrup Airport‘s T2 airside area by 4000sqm, and rebuild the existing T2 retail areas……

EgyptAir to increase Cairo-New York frequency for winter 2017/18

EgyptAir plans to increase Cairo–New York JFK frequency from five times weekly to daily, effective 13-Dec-2017 (Airline Route, 31-Aug-2017). The airline operates the service with Boeing 777-300ER equipment. The service…..

Qantas and Emirates to extend partnership, Qantas to halt Dubai service from Mar-2018

Qantas and Emirates announced today that they are extending their partnership for another five years, pending the proper approvals. The carriers will make changes to their alliance to…..

Finnair launches flights to Nanjing as part of summer 2018 long haul capacity gains

Further strengthening its already solid presence in China, Finnair has announced the opening of a new year-round route between Helsinki and Nanjing, China, becoming the…..

CWT finds technology and relationships are key to business travel success

Carlson Wagonlit Travel recently released its CWT Connected Traveller Study, highlighting the top technology used by business travellers, the top benefits of business travel, how…..

British Airways expands Gatwick trans Atlantic network

British Airways announced (30-Aug-2017) plans to launch the following trans Atlantic services from London Gatwick Airport for summer 2018: London Gatwick–Toronto: Three times weekly, effective 01-May-2018; London Gatwick–Las Vegas:…..

Ethiopian Airlines ‘willing and able’ to take over Arik Air

Ethiopian Airlines MD Ethiopian International Services Esayas WoldeMariam confirmed the airline is in negotiations for a contract to manage Arik Air, in response to a request by Nigeria‘s Ministry of…..

Ryanair reiterates calls to keep Tegel Airport open

Ryanair reiterated (30-Aug-2017) calls for Berliners to vote ‘Yes’ on the 24-Sep-2017 referendum to keep Berlin Tegel Airport open. Ryanair noted Berlin Brandenburg Airport, due to replace Tegel, will have capacity…..