NEWS Hainan Airlines Receives 1st B787-9

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Hainan Airlines today celebrated the delivery of the carrier’s first 787-9 Dreamliner. Hainan becomes China’s first operator of both the 787-8 and 787-9 variants of the Dreamliner family. Hainan Airlines, the largest privately owned airline in China, leased the airplane through an agreement with Air Lease Corporation (ALC). The delivery is…

NEWS Delta To Restart Brussels-Atlanta Service

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has announced its Brussels-Atlanta service will resume from March 2017, doubling its network from Belgium. The U.S. airline currently operates a daily year-round service between Brussels and New York-JFK. The service, which will begin on March 26, 2017, will be the only nonstop flight between the Belgian capital and Atlanta and…

NEWS Flybe’s Franchise Success with Blue Islands

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, is pleased to report that its third franchise partner, Blue Islands, took to the skies on Monday 6th June 2016 in its distinctive new operating colours. Vincent Hodder, Flybe’s Chief Revenue Officer said: “The start of Blue Islands’ Flybe franchise operation marks a significant milestone for both airlines, creating an…

NEWS Delta Expands on Scottish Success

Following the success of Delta Airlines’ Edinburgh Route, the US Carrier have announced plans to start a JFK-Glasgow Route starting in Summer 2017. The service will begin on May 25th, 2017, which will be the only nonstop flight between New York JFK and Glasgow and will operate daily throughout the Summer of 2017. “As a…

NEWS Birmingham Airport backs Gatwick Expansion

With a Government decision on airport expansion imminent, CEO of Birmingham Airport Paul Kehoe has today declared support for Gatwick Airport’s expansion plan. In a major intervention in the debate, Mr Kehoe said that a new Gatwick runway, when compared to the alternative Heathrow option, would lead to “greater competition and choice across the UK’s…