Akbar Al Baker, group chief executive for Qatar Airways has met with officials in Washington DC to add the airline’s voice to the on-going US Open Skies debate. The move comes ahead of planned Qatar Airways launches to Los Angeles, Boston, and Atlanta. Al Baker refuted the “baseless” claims of the “Big Three” US airlines…
Etihad Airways has strengthened its presence in east Africa with the launch of new services between Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates and Entebbe, in central Uganda. Operated by a two-class Airbus A320 aircraft with 16 Business Class and 120 Economy Class seats, the new service is designed to provide business and…
Etihad Airways has teamed up with Brand USA, a destination marketing organisation for the United States, highlighting its commitment to boosting tourism to the USA from points across its extensive global network.
Qatar Airways has acquired the Novotel Edinburgh Park Hotel in Scotland. The hotel will continue to be managed and operated under the Novotel brand by Accor which operates more than 3,700 quality hotels worldwide.
Ryanair has revealed its winter 2015 schedule at Newcastle today with a new route to Alicante which will operate 3 times weekly from 27th October as well as a route to Dublin which will operate 9 times weekly.
JetBlue has confirmed operations on its new Quito-Fort Lauderdale route will begin in the first quarter of 2016. JetBlue’s operation at the Mariscal Sucre International Airport will connect both destinations with one daily flight. For this purpose the airline has announced the use of an Airbus 320 with a capacity of 150 passengers.
Air China will inaugurate Beijing-Hakodate nonstop service on July 3, 2015. The flights, CA729/CA730 are operated twice a week on Monday and Friday with Boeing 737-800.
INCIDENT The left wing of an A320 of Turkish Airlines flight #TK1425 hits a jet bridge at Helsinki Airport, Finland
Plane of Turkish Airlines had an incident. Flt TK1425 hits jetbridge at Helsinki Airport, Finland. pic.twitter.com/uM82RnEthi— Adrián (@AlfaMay2) May 17, 2015
A newly-published search warrant application shows that an aviation computer security researcher told the FBI that he briefly took control of at least one commercial airliner. The warrant, which was filed in a federal court in New York state, was first published Friday by APTN, a Canadian news site.
You don’t have to be a frequent flier to become a million-miler these days, at least on United Airlines. The aviation giant announced a new “bug bounty program” that will reward hackers who find vulnerabilities in its system. Depending on the severity, tech-savvy bounty hunters will be rewarded with 50,000, 250,000 or 1 million MileagePlus…
Travelport has signed a new multi-year, global full content agreement with Air Go Egypt. As part of the new agreement, Air Go Egypt will now offer 67,000 Travelport-connected agencies worldwide access to its fares and inventory.
Etihad Airways has strengthened its presence in East Africa with the launch of new services between Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Entebbe, in central Uganda.