LOT one of three parties interested in Condor takeover: report

Condor Flugdienst has reportedly received takeover interest from three parties, including LOT Polish Airlines, US financial investor Apollo and Greybull (WirtschaftsWoche/Der Spiegel, 16-Jan-2020). As previously reported by CAPA, Condor is currently under…..

Stobart commits a further GBP9 million as part of Flybe rescue deal

Stobart Group announced (16-Jan-2020) plans to contribute GBP9 million in financial support for Connect Airways as part of a rescue deal for Flybe. Connect Airways is made up of…..

La Compagnie: 32% of passengers are regular La Compagnie travellers

La Compagnie reported (15-Jan-2020) its loyalty programme membership has increased to 40,090 in 2019. The carrier added 32% of passengers handled in 2019 are regular La Compagnie passengers…..

Groupe ADP CEO: VINCI CO2 pricing a ‘good idea’, ADP already negotiating for its own system

Groupe ADP chairman and CEO Augustin de Romanet, in an interview retweeted via the operator’s official Twitter account, said (16-Jan-2020) the decision by VINCI Airports to introduce a…..

Visitor arrivals to India up 3% in 2019, arrivals on e-tourist visa up 24%

India‘s Ministry of Tourism reported (16-Jan-2020) foreign tourist arrivals to India for Dec-2019 and for the 12 months ended Dec-2019. Details include: Dec-2019: Foreign tourist…..

China Airlines pax stable at 15.6m in 2019, cargo traffic down 9%

China Airlines reported (16-Jan-2020) the following highlights for Dec-2019 and for the 12 months ended Dec-2019: Dec-2019: Operating revenue: TWD12,636 million (USD418.3 million), -6.8% year-on-year;…..

Cathay Pacific Group pax down 1%, cargo down 6% in 2019

Cathay Pacific Group reported (17-Dec-2019) the following combined traffic highlights for Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon: Dec-2019: Passengers: 3.0 million, -3.6% year-on-year; Passenger load factor: 85.0%, +1.2ppts; Passenger…..

Swissport to open first cargo terminal in Australia at Melbourne Airport

Swissport signed (16-Jan-2020) an initial seven year lease on a new building with warehouse space at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport. The facility is scheduled to open…..

Qantas Airways to launch Sydney-Ballina service in Mar-2020

Qantas announced (16-Jan-2020) plans to launch seven times weekly Sydney-Ballina service, operating Q300 equipment, effective 29-Mar-2020. The service will add more than 36,000 seats on…..

Visitor arrivals to Maldives up 15% in 2019

Maldives‘ Ministry of Tourism reported (16-Jan-2020) visitor arrivals to the Maldives for Dec-2019 and for the 12 months ended Dec-2019. Details include: Dec-2019: Visitor arrivals:…..

Melbourne Airport donates to Victorian Bushfire Appeal, implements collections throughout terminal

Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, via its official website, announced (Jan-2020) a donation of AUD500,000 (USD345,720) to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal, and is collaborating with The Salvation…..