Airbus Group NV will build five new Beluga transport planes based on its A330 widebody jet as the European plane maker seeks to secure its ability to meet increasing production demands.
British Airways’ millionth A380 customer took flight earlier on the BA268 from Los Angeles to London departing at 08:45 – the first destination the airline’s superjumbo flew to on its inaugural flight. British Airways took delivery of its first A380, registration LEA, in July 2013. Following a complex introduction to service programme, the first flight…
Alitalia and Etihad Airways have received merger clearance from the European Commission. They can therefore proceed with the proposed strategic partnership which was announced in August. Following the completion of its review, the European Commission today confirmed that the partnership complies with the European regulations on competition.
Low-cost carrier Ryanair is planning to open its first Slovakian base at Bratislava in March 2015 with two based aircraft and 16 routes including one new route to Madrid. The airline claims the new base will deliver almost one million customers per year and support 1,000 jobs, as Ryanair invests over $200 million at Bratislava.
easyJet will operate 26 new routes next summer including two, Essaouira in Morocco and Stuttgart in Germany, which are new destinations for the airline. The new routes on sale will provide over 420,000 additional seats across the entire easyJet network.
Spirit Airlines has named three new executives to its leadership team. Ted Botimer has been named the Senior Vice President of Network Planning and Revenue Management, Laurie David Villa is the new Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, and Eric Netland has been promoted to Vice President of Pricing and Revenue Management.
Virgin America has announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 13,337,587 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $23.00 per share.