Fraport to expand duty free locations to boost retail revenue: CFO

Fraport AG reported (08-Aug-2018) net retail revenue per passenger decreased 12.3% year-on-year to EUR3.06 in 1H2018. The decrease was influenced by above average growth in passenger…..

KLM reports load factor decline for first time in five months in Jul-2018

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines stated (08-Aug-2018) after a “period of constant growth”, load factor decreased 0.3ppts to 91.3% in Jul-2018, the first decline in five months……

SNPL: French side of Air France-KLM ‘weakened’, Air Canada COO being considered as new head

Air France‘s SNPL union called (08-Aug-2018) for “impartial” treatment of Air France-KLM group president and CEO candidates. SNPL said: “The main weakness of our company lies in…..

Air China takes delivery of first A350-900

Air China took delivery (08-Aug-2018) of its first A350-900 (B-1086, MSN 167). The aircraft, powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines, is configured with 32 business,…..

China Eastern Airlines plans Shanghai Pudong-London Gatwick service

China Eastern Airlines announced (08-Aug-2018) plans to launch Shanghai Pudong-London Gatwick service on 07-Dec-2018, operating with A330-200 aircraft, as confirmed by Gatwick. The new service…..

AirAsia Group transfers further nine aircraft to Fly Leasing and Incline B Aviation

AirAsia Group completed (08-Aug-2018) the transfer of nine designated aircraft pursuant to the disposal of the group’s aircraft leasing business, Asia Aviation Capital, to BBAM Limited Partnership……

Cathay Pacific Group reports operational turnaround in 1H2018

Cathay Pacific Group reported (08-Aug-2018) the following financial highlights for the six months ended 30-Jun-2018: Revenue: HKD53,078 million (USD6772 million), +15.7% year-on-year; Passenger: HKD35,452 million…..

Norwegian trials meal order service

Norwegian commenced trials of a meal order service on selected European routes in Jul-2018 (CHECK-IN.dk, 08-Aug-2018). Passengers can use the service to pre-order hot meals on…..

Flight Centre the only Asia Pacific company participating in a NDC initiative

Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) stated (08-Aug-2018) it is the only company headquartered in Asia Pacific to participate in a NDC initiative, after it was…..

Tourism Australia enters new strategic partnerships in China

Tourism Australia, via its weekly newsletter, stated (08-Aug-2018) it signed strategic deals with Cathay Pacific and Chinese digital travel platform Mafengwo.com. The three year marketing agreement…..

LATAM to increase Santiago-Melbourne frequency

LATAM Airlines Chile announced (08-Aug-2018) plans to increase Santiago-Melbourne frequency from three to five times weekly, effective 01-Jan-2019. LATAM Airlines Group CCO Roberto Alvo stated:…..