Finnair to launch three times weekly Helsinki-Beijing service from 03-Nov-2019

Finnair announced (26-Jun-2019) plans to launch three times weekly service from Helsinki to Beijing Daxing International Airport, effective 03-Nov-2019. The service will be operated with…..

Qantas removes change fee for regional Australia residents

Qantas removed (26-Jun-2019) the AUD99 (USD69) change fee for return bookings made through its discounted fares programme, to provide regional residents with greater flexibility and…..

Thai AirAsia X launches Bangkok Don Mueang-Brisbane service

Brisbane Airport announced (25-Jun-2019) Thai AirAsia X launched three times weekly Bangkok Don Mueang-Brisbane service.

Air Chathams now available in Amadeus and Sabre

Air Chathams commercial sales manager Adrian Ali announced the carrier will now be available in Amadeus and Sabre GDS systems, effective 01-Jul-2019 (NZ Herald, 01-Jul-2019)……

Christchurch Airport launches autonomous vehicle trial

Christchurch International Airport launched (26-Jun-2019) the second stage of an autonomous vehicle trial with the introduction of New Zealand’s first ‘Smart Shuttle’. Developed and manufactured…..

Air France to drop Pointe a Pitre-Atlanta service in favour of Miami in winter 2019/2020

Air France plans to discontinue twice weekly Pointe a Pitre-Atlantaservice in winter 2019/2020, as per a 25-Jun-2019 GDS and inventory timetable display. The carrier instead plans to…..

IATA: ‘Political uncertainty and a slowing economy weighed upon business confidence in Brazil’

IATA, in its Jun-2019 Americas regional briefing, stated (25-Jun-2019) that political uncertainty and a slowing economy weighed upon business confidence in Brazil, while escalating US–Chinatrade tensions contributed…..

Swoop to operate 12 international services during winter 2019

Swoop released (25-Jun-2019) its winter schedule for 2019. The carrier will operate the following international services: Abbotsford-Mazatlán: Twice weekly from 25-Jun-2019; Abbotsford-Puerto Vallarta: Twice weekly from…..

Italy’s Ambassador to Malaysia: Talks with AirAsia over direct service ‘encouraging’

Italy‘s Ambassador to Malaysia Cristiano Maggipinto reported meetings with AirAsia on the potential of launching a service between the countries were “encouraging”, adding it is “an obstacle” that Itally…..

ACI Europe: European direct connectivity almost entirely attributed to LCCs in past decade

ACI Europe reported (26-Jun-2019) Europe‘s direct connectivity increase of 29.7% in the past 10 years was almost entirely attributed to LCCs, (+151.6%), as a result of dynamic…..

Ryanair renews contract to extend 17 year partnership with technology provider 15below

Ryanair signed (25-Jun-2019) a new contract to continue using 15below’s passenger notifications platform, enabling the airline to quickly and easily communicate with its customer base and…..