Bali Volcano Update: 04-Dec-2017

Qantas Group to resume service between Sydney and Bali Qantas Group announced (03-Dec-2017) it will resume scheduled services between Sydney and Bali on 04-Dec-2017. The carrier…..

Scoot to commence Singapore-Berlin service in 2018

Scoot announced (01-Dec-2017) plans to commence four times weekly Singapore–Berlin Tegel service with Boeing 787 equipment in 2H2018, according to Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg. The airport operator noted Singapore is an important hub between…..

Air Austral and Madagascar’s Government sign shareholders’ agreement for Air Madagascar

Air Austral and Madagascar‘s Government signed (30-Nov-2017) a shareholders’ agreement on 30-Nov-2017, formalising the acquisition of equity in Air Madagascar by Air Austral as a strategic partner and formally commencing…..

Norwegian Group to use Singapore as springboard into Asian market

Norwegian Group signalled (30-Nov-2017) its intent to expand into Asia following the launch of London Gatwick–Singaporeservice. Norwegian global head of sales Lars Sande stated: “It’s a pleasure to open…..

Ryanair applies for nine slots at Berlin Tegel, investment will prevent ‘Lufthansa/easyJet duopoly’

Ryanair applied (01-Dec-2017) for nine aircraft slots at Berlin Tegel Airport in addition to nine aircraft already based at Berlin Schonefeld Airport. Ryanair CCO David O’Brien commented: “Ryanair has…..

Royal Air Maroc applies for renewal of exemption authority for Washington service

Royal Air Maroc applied (01-Dec-2017) to the US Department of Transportation for a two year renewal of exemption authority to operate between Casablanca and Washington Dulles. The…..

Vienna Airport to test biometric facial recognition technology

Austria‘s Federal Minister of the Interior Wolfgang Sobotka confirmed Flughafen Wien AG will test biometric facial recognition technology at Vienna International Airport in Dec-2017 (Krone, 03-Dec-2017). As previously reported by CAPA, the…..

Med-View Airline to commence Lagos-Abuja-Dubai service in Dec-2017

Med-View Airline CEO Muneer Bankole said the airline plans to commence three times weekly Lagos–Abuja–Dubai service on 07-Dec-2017 (NAN, 03-Dec-2017). The airline will offer travel packages to Dubai, including…..

Airbus confirms A350-900ULR for Qantas Sydney-London route

Airbus confirmed it is in talks with Qantas Airways regarding delivering an aircraft designed for a nonstop Sydney-London route centred around the A350-900ULR, rather than reviving a shorter A350 variant (Reuters, 30-Nov-2017)……

Virgin Australia approves a number of child sleeping devices onboard all aircraft

Virgin Australia announced (30-Nov-2017) the Plane Pal, Fly Tot, and JetKids Bedbox guest comfort items will be permitted across its entire fleet of aircraft, effective immediately. The…..

Canberra Airport first Australian airport to trial SmartGate border technology

Canberra Airport announced it will trial new “contactless” SmartGate border technology which scans faces instead of passports (Canberra Times, 29-Nov-2017). Trials of the technology are set to…..