Luxair considering replacing Dash 8s with E-Jet E2, A220 or CRJs: Group CEO

Luxair Group CEO Adrien Ney noted the group is considering replacing its 11 Bombardier Dash 8 aircraft with Embraer E-Jet E2, A220 or CRJ aircraft (aeroTELEGRAPH, 13-Dec-2018). Mr Ney affirmed demand for air services…..

Eurowings Europe to withdraw operations from Munich Airport, transfer to Germanwings in late 2019

Eurowings Europe plans to withdraw operations from Munich Airport in late 2019, transferring operations to Germanwings with seven aircraft (aeroTELEGRAPH/airliners.de, 13-Dec-2018). Eurowings Europe will give crew based at Munich the opportunity to be incorporated…..

Air Tahiti Nui introduces onboard WiFi on first 787-9

Air Tahiti Nui, via its official Twitter account, announced (11-Dec-2018) it introduced WiFi onboard its first Boeing 787-9 aircraft. The carrier will receive a further three 787-9s…..

Air New Zealand to launch inaugural Invercargill-Auckland service in 2H2019

Air New Zealand announced (14-Dec-2018) plans to trial five times weekly Invercargill-Auckland service with A320 equipment, effective 2H2019. The inaugural service will be the longest domestic…..

Qantas launches first 787-9 service from Melbourne to Hong Kong

Qantas launched (13-Dec-2018) Melbourne-Hong Kong service, marking the first destination in Asia to be served by the carrier’s 236 seat Boeing 787-9 equipment. The carrier operates daily on the route,…..

SilkAir to boost Singapore-Cairns frequency from Jun-2019

SilkAir announced (14-Dec-2018) plans to increase Singapore-Cairns frequency from five times weekly to daily, effective 02-Jun-2019. Additional frequencies will be operated with 156 seat Boeing 737 MAX…..

United Airlines to launch San Francisco-Melbourne service in 2019 as part of hub expansion

United Airlines announced (12-Dec-2018) plans to expand services to the South Pacific region as part of its largest international network expansion from its hub at San Francisco International Airport……

IATA: Aviation can play key economic role in Colombia

IATA regional VP Americas Peter Cerda commented (10-Dec-2018) on Colombia‘s aviation market stating: “Aviation supports over 600,000 jobs and contributes 2.1% to Colombia’s GDP… Aviation could increase…..

WestJet introduces new ‘Platinum’ tier to ‘WestJet Rewards’

WestJet introduced (12-Dec-2018) its new ‘WestJet Rewards’ ‘Platinum’ tier and various enhancements to its ‘Rewards’ programme. The airline will distribute milestone awards more often, effective 12-Dec-2018,…..

Aeromexico to launch Guadalajara-Detroit service

Aeromexico announced (11-Dec-2018) plans to launch three times weekly Guadalajara–Detroit service effective 01-May-2019 with 99 seat Embraer E190 aircraft. [more – original PR – Spanish]