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Air Frances to Introduce Business Class Service on Domestic Routes

Air France is extending its business class service to customers on its domestic network, on departing flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly and other French cities, which will also be available on short-haul flights connecting the French regions to international destinations. Now business class customers with a connection on a long, medium or short-haul flight to or from France can book all the way in business class service at no extra cost throughout their trip.  A tailor-made business cabin for…

Alaska Launches New Uniform Collection

Alaska Airlines announced on January 23 that it is rolling out its new uniform collection across Alaska and Horizon Air. The new uniform is a custom-designed collection by Luly Yang and is the first uniform to be certified to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®. The Alaska collection was first introduced in…

Hong Kong’s Aviation Industry Encountering Ongoing Turbulence

Hong Kong’s aviation industry has paid the price for the recent social unrest in the region.  Hong Kong Airport recorded 71.5 million passengers last year, a 4.2 percent decrease compared to the prior year. Meanwhile, total cargo declined 6.1 percent year-over-year. The passenger volume of the airport is facing its…

Azul Bumps E195-E2 Order to 75, Announces Flights to New…

This week has been hectic for Azul in Brazil. Days after announcing it reached an agreement to acquire regional carrier TwoFlex, its CEO, John Rodgerson, announced the airline increased its Embraer E195-E2 order from 51 to 75 aircraft. The news was announced by Azul's CEO, John Rodgerson, upon a meeting…

Flybe Deal with U.K. Government Criticized by Competitors

The U.K. government’s decision this week to defer a reported £100m ($130m) in Air Passenger Duty (APD) payments from Europe’s largest regional carrier Flybe has been met with celebration and criticism. The deal has given the airline, which is owned by a consortium including Virgin Atlantic's parent company, the opportunity…

LATAM to Start Offering Premium Economy on all Narrowbody Flights

LATAM Airlines Group, Latin America's largest airline, announced this Wednesday it would start offering a new premium class on all its Airbus A320 family operations, branded as "Premium Economy." LATAM will be the first major airline in South America to offer a premium product on narrowbody short-haul flights, a practice…

Azul Signs Agreement to Acquire Major Commuter Airline in Brazil

Azul, Brazil's third-largest airline, announced this Tuesday it reached an agreement with Two Táxi Aéreo, by which it acquires the latter in a transaction worth BRL123 million — equivalent to 29.761 million dollars in current values. The partnership is pending a further sale contract and regulatory approvals. Two Táxi Aéreo,…

JSX Announces Seattle Expansion

Dallas-based scheduled charter airline JSX, formally JetSuiteX, announced the addition of a new route from Seattle’s Boeing Field to Portland, Ore. beginning April 2, 2020. The new route will operate up to five times daily in each direction and will complement its current existing service to Oakland, Calif. In addition…

Air France Allowing Customers to Vote on Environmental Project

Air France is giving customers a chance to vote for an environmental project to be funded by the airline's carbon offset charge. The offset charge has allowed Air France to take part in reforestation, forest preservation and renewable energy projects to help increase the carbon intake from the atmosphere, leading…

Spirit Breaks Ground on New Florida Headquarters

Spirit Airlines held a groundbreaking ceremony with state officials and business leaders to celebrate the construction of its new corporate headquarters in Dania Beach, Fla. Spirit is investing up to $250 million for the creation of a corporate campus of up to 500,000 square feet of space and the airline…