Virgin Atlantic to unveil A350-1000 and business class new seat product in Apr-2019

Virgin Atlantic plans to unveil its first A350-1000 featuring the ‘Upper Class’ seat product on 08-Apr-2019 (onemileatatime.com/businesstraveller.com, 19/20-Mar-2019). The carrier’s new seat product has a reported configuration…..

Mildura Airport opens International Flight Training Academy

Mildura Airport‘s International Flight Training Academy opened and is to receive the first students in Mar-2019 (Sunraysia Daily, 21-Mar-2019). 120 enrolments are expected by the…..

Visitor arrivals to French Polynesia up 9% in 2018

French Polynesia‘s Institution of Statistics reported (21-Mar-2019) visitor arrivals to French Polynesia for the 12 months ended Dec-2018. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 216,268, +8.7% year-on-year;…..

Aircalin’s first A330-900neo enters final stage of assembly

Aircalin reported the airline’s first A330-900neo has entered the Airbus finally assembly line in Toulouse (France) (airlinegeeks.com, 20-Mar-2019). The aircraft is expected to be delivered…..

Amadeus to acquire ICM Airport Technics

Amadeus announced (21-Mar-2019) plans to acquire ICM Airport Technics. Amadeus expects to improve passengers experience by combining software and hardware capabilities with ICM, accelerating and introducing…..

JetBlue completes cabin restyling on first A320

JetBlue Airways completed (20-Mar-2019) interior cabin restyling on its first A320 aircraft. Around one third of the carrier’s A320 fleet is scheduled for restyling with expected completion by the…..

A4A requests Congress reject US President’s proposed tax increases

Airlines for America (A4A) requested (20-Mar-2019) the USCongress reject proposed tax increases on travel included in President Donald Trump’s FY2020 budget. A4A claimed the suggested increases would…..

Boom Supersonic to double staff in next 12 months

Boom Supersonic reported (19-Mar-2019) it anticipates doubling its staff over the next 12 months. The company presently employs a full time team of over 130 employees……

Winair to expand operations from Curacao in Apr-2019

Winair plans to expand operations from Curacao Hato International Airport as follows (Routes Online, 20-Mar-2019): Curacao–Aruba: Increase from five to seven times weekly effective 15-Apr-2019; Curacao–Bonaire: Increase from…..

Air France-KLM to standardise long haul cabin offer

Air France-KLM announced (20-Mar-2019) plans to continue to “harmonise” distribution of its long haul cabins to provide a “simpler, more consistent travel experience”. The Air France ‘La Première’…..