Emirates to launch first Mexico service in Dec-2019

Emirates announced (16-Jul-2019) plans to launch daily Dubai–Barcelona–Mexico City service, effective 09-Dec-2019. The carrier plans to operate the route with Boeing 777-200LR equipment. Emirates Airline president Tim Clark stated the new service…..

United Airlines commences operations in terminal B at New York LaGuardia, opens United Club

United Airlines commenced (16-Jul-2019) operations in the new Terminal B Eastern Concourse at New York LaGuardia Airport during 2Q2019. The carrier also opened a 10,500sqft United Club. [more – original…..

US appears to remain apart from ‘Flight Shaming’ movement

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: ‘US airlines and climate change; environment concern mounts – slowly’, stated (16-Jul-2019) US airlines appear to be remaining…..

US DoT: American Airlines requests another seven weekly US-Ecuador frequencies

US Department of Transportation (DoT) received (16-Jul-2019) an application from American Airlines requesting it be allocated seven weekly US–Ecuador frequencies in order to operate the following services: Dallas Fort Worth–Guayaquil:…..

TapTrip adds Kiwi.com content to its business travel management platform

Kiwi.com announced (10-Jul-2019) travel technology start up TapTrip added and integrated Kiwi.com products into its platform. TapTrip users will be able to use Kiwi.com content to compare prices,…..

Lufthansa to trial WilMA boarding procedure in late 2019

Lufthansa plans to implement the WilMA (window, middle, aisle) boarding procedure in late 2019, after trials commenced at Frankfurt Airport in Apr-2019 (airliners.de, 16-Jul-2019). Those exempt from WilMA boarding…..

Vietnam Airlines online check in reaches 50% in 1Q2019

Vietnam Airlines stated (16-Jul-2019) 1Q2019 results reflect “robust performance” amid purchasing power growth, domestic market saturation and increases in fuel price and fluctuations between key payment currencies…..

AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes: Malaysia ‘desperately needs integrated tourism plan’

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes, via his official Twitter account, stated (16-Jul-2019) Malaysia “desperately needs an integrated tourism plan. No exit tax, lower visa fees or…..

India MoCA: Indian airlines resuming services on routes requiring use of Pakistani airspace

India‘s Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), via its official Twitter account, confirmed (16-Jul-2019) Indian airlines resumed operations on routes requiring the use of Pakistani airspace…..

Vietnam Airlines launches new routes, expands fleet in 1Q2019

Vietnam Airlines reported (16-Jul-2019) the following network and fleet highlights for 1Q2019: Launched seven new domestic routes, from Ho Chi Minh City to Chu Lai, from Hanoi to…..

Air Belgium to launch service from Brussels Charleroi to Martinique, Guadelope in Dec-2019

Air Belgium announced (16-Jul-2019) plans to launch twice weekly service from Brussels South Charleroi to Pointe a Pitre and Fort de France with A340 equipment in three class layout, effective 07-Dec-2019. According to OAG, there…..