News: Airbus to partner with Bombardier on C Series programme

Airbus and Bombardier are to become partners on the C Series aircraft programme. An agreement signed earlier brings together Airbus’ global reach and scale with Bombardier’s newest, state-of-the-art jet aircraft family, positioning both partners to fully unlock the value of the C Series platform and create significant new value

News: easyJet and Lufthansa circle stricken Alitalia

German flag-carrier Lufthansa has made an offer to buy parts of stricken Italian carrier Alitalia. The aviation giant is joined by easyJet of the UK, which has also put forward its own proposals. Lufthansa said it hoped to establish a New Alitalia, but was only interested in parts of

News: Gregorowitsch in surprise departure from Oman Air

Oman Air has announced that the board of directors has accepted the resignation of the chief executive, Paul Gregorowitsch. In a statement, the company said: “The board thanks Paul Gregorowitsch for his efforts during his tenure with the company.” Abdulaziz Saud AlRaisi, executive vice president for products and brand development, will

News: Anguilla Tourist Board says paradise island is open for business

The Anguilla Tourist Board today announced that the 35-square mile Caribbean island, known for its white sandy beaches and warm hospitality, is officially ‘open for business’ once again and ready to welcome UK travellers.  Following Hurricane Irma, which caused extensive damage with 185 miles per hour category five winds

News: CAA completes Monarch repatriation programme

The UK Civil Aviation Authority’s two-week flying programme ended last night with the last flight touching down at London Luton Airport at just after 03:30. The flight from Tel Aviv with 122 passengers on board brought to a close the programme that was launched in response to the Monarch Airlines

News: Meliá expands in South America with Iguazu Falls property

Meliá Hotels International has announced the imminent opening of the Meliá Iguazu, the only hotel located in the heart of Iguazu National Park in Argentina. The location is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel boasts panoramic views of the amazing

News: Celebrity Cruises to offer same-sex marriage ceremonies on-board

Celebrity Cruises has announced same-sex marriages performed on board are now legally recognised, marking a historic first for the modern luxury brand. The move follows a transformative vote in Malta, where a majority of the Celebrity fleet is registered, which passed the country’s parliament 66-1. The long-awaited referendum opens the

News: Aeromexico and Japan Airlines to launch codeshare operations in 2018

Aeromexico and Japan Airlines have agreed to launch a codeshare partnership in Japan’s fiscal year 2018, that combines the synergies of both airlines. It is hoped the alliance will provide a wider connectivity between Mexico and Japan. The codeshare is subject to necessary approvals from authorities and will help to

News: Jet Airways to boost UK capacity by a third

Jet Airways is to increase passenger and cargo capacity between India and the United Kingdom by almost 33 per cent this winter with a third daily flight from London Heathrow to Mumbai, a first by any Indian airline. Air travel between India and the United Kingdom has shown a steady