Etihad Airways has appointed John Friel as its new general manager in South Africa. Based at the airline’s offices in Johannesburg, Friel is responsible for leading Etihad Airways’ commercial operations in South Africa as it continues to grow its presence and operations across the region.
Ryanair has signed a partnership with Vodafone Ireland under which Vodafone will support Ryanair’s communications and IT needs across Europe, including its ticketing, check-in, ground crew, inflight crew and pilot systems.
Lufthansa has completed fitting its new first class cabin onto all its long-haul aircraft based at Munich airport.
Cathay Pacific Airways has partnered with illy to serve premium coffee to First and Business Class passengers. Freshly brewed coffee from the renowned Italian coffee roasting company is already being served on flights, while illy’s espresso, café latte and cappuccino will be gradually introduced onboard beginning from March 2015.
American Airlines and United Airlines are considering launching direct flights between the USA and New Zealand, potentially busting the Air New Zealand monopoly and giving Qantas travellers a US-via-Auckland option for stateside flights. United is examining a San Francisco-Auckland service using a Boeing 787 while Qantas partner American Airlines is running the numbers on Los…
Air New Zealand and Qantas are unruffled by suggestions low-cost carrier AirAsia X could enter the competitive trans-Tasman market. The Australian is reporting that Qantas and Air New Zealand are ‘unfazed’ by suggestions that AirAsia’s long-haul carrier Air Asia X could enter the highly competitive Australia-New Zealand market. AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes said on Twitter in mid-February that “Yes…
What starts as a normal and exciting day of adventure and fun, turned into a near death experience for an unsuspecting sky diving student. Free falling at 9,000 feet is a terrible place to have a seizure. Link