Wizz Air Expands Network to Saudi Arabia in Agreement with…

Wizz Air, a Hungarian airline and a top-three low-cost carrier in Europe as measured by the number of passengers carried, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Investment of Saudi Arabia to launch 20 new routes from Central and Eastern Europe to Saudi Arabia. The carrier has…

Ethiopian Airlines Adds European Fifth Freedom Route, Continues 737 MAX…

Ethiopian Airlines will try to stabilize its schedule in the months ahead, and it will turn to overseas flights to make that happen. The airline has obtained traffic rights on the route between Geneva, Switzerland and Manchester, two destinations to be offered jointly from Addis Ababa. Beginning Oct. 30, the…

Spanish easyJet Pilots Begin the First of Three Strike Periods…

The Spanish Airline Pilots Union (Sindicato Español de Pilotos de Líneas Aéreas – SEPLA)  began on Friday, the first of three 72-hour strike periods called for August. The measure will run until next Sunday, while other days of protest will take place on 19, 20, 21, 27, 28 and 29…

Grottaglie Spaceport in Southern Italy to be Dubbed ‘Cryptaliae Spaceport’

The Grottaglie airport in Apulia (Southern Italy), has already a strategic role within the aerospace world. It is part of the international program for the on-site production of the Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" fuselages, but is currently interested in its further development as a strategic infrastructure for Europe for the growth…

TAP Air Portugal Makes First Flight Using Sustainable Fuel

TAP Air Portugal, Galp and ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal, SA have formalized a strategic alliance for the development, production and supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), made from waste, recycled used oils and other sustainable raw materials. The first flight in Portugal powered by SAF was performed on the…

Emirates Provides Certainty to European Passengers in Uncertain Times

Emirates Airlines has provided certainty to its customers ahead of the European summer holidays. The Dubai-based carrier issued a statement on Thursday advising that the airline “has been co-ordinating with its ground handling partners at airports around the world, ensuring they are up-to-date with operational requirements and are prepared to…

KLM Repays Dutch Government Pandemic Aid Loan

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines completed the repayment of the last part of the loan it had agreed with the Dutch State and private banks in 2020. With the repayment of 277 million euros, the Netherlands’ largest airline finally returned the amount received as part of the aid package to cope…

SKY Express Announces New Partnership with Emirates

Greek airline SKY Express announced its new strategic partnership with Emirates. Under the agreement, customers of both airlines will have access to a wider network of destinations available through a single booking. The partnership joins others with Air France, KLM, Delta, Qatar Airways, American Airlines, Cyprus Airways, Condor, El Al,…

Kenya Airways Introduces Travel Platform for Enhanced Customer Service

Kenya Airways recently launched a New Distribution Capabilities system (NDC), which will modernize the way air products are retailed to travel agents, corporations and travelers. The web-based distribution solution seeks to encourage travel agencies and travelers to sell and access more content and ancillaries like extra baggage and preferred seats.…