bmi regional is increasing its capacity across its network by 16% in summer 2015 due to increased demand for its UK and European services. The increases on key routes will provide an additional 10,000 seats per month from 29 March 2015.
Dubai-based flydubai is increasing its presence in Africa with the launch of daily direct flights to Entebbe, two onward flights a week to Kigali and three onward flights a week to Bujumbura.
American Airlines is launching a nonstop service between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport from March next year. The new flights will be served with Boeing 737-800 aircraft and will operate three times daily.
CityJet is introducing the Sonic ‘phase 5’ Self Bag Tag system at London City Airport, reducing check-in time from a couple of minutes to just 50 seconds.
ALERT Editor's note: @ThomasErdbrink of The New York Times reports that an Iranian police jet went missing over the country's southeast today, an area of insurgency unrest. According to other unconfirmed reports, the plane crashed with a senior commander on board. We are waiting for more solid information. – Aaron