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British Airways Increases Frequencies to Leisure Destinations in Response to New Travel Guidance

British Airways has announced that it will be adding more than 90,000 seats to leisure destinations in June. The news comes as the U.K. government has given Britons the green light to travel abroad starting May 17. The extra flights are primarily to Greece and The Canary Islands, both popular destinations for tourists in Europe. The airline said in a press release that the new services are in response to "overwhelming interest" from customers on its website. The oneworld carrier will tack…

World2Fly Ready For Take-Off

Back in December 2020, a new airline announced its intention to enter the Spanish-Caribbean market. Branded as World2Fly, the carrier is part of the Iberostar tourism group and will connect Madrid Barajas Airport inSpain and Lisbon Humberto Delgado airport, Portugal with different destinations such as Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Cancún,…

With End of Ban, Airlines Restart Flights From Brazil to…

After almost three months with no flights between both countries, this week three airlines are restarting their flights between Brazil to Portugal. Last Friday the Portuguese Government, via its Ministry of Home Affairs, lifted the ban that forbid passenger operations to the South America's largest nation, as well as to…

U.K. Introduces South American and Portuguese Travel Ban

The U.K. government has announced a new travel ban in response to a new variant of COVID-19. The new travel restrictions bar entry to the U.K. for passengers arriving from 16 countries, including many in South and Central America and Portugal from Friday 15 January at 4 a.m. The measures…

Azores Airlines Sets New A321LR Flight Record

2021 has started with some new restrictions to travel but also with some very good news. On Jan. 3, a new record was set by the new generation of Airbus A321 Long-Range, or A321LR, aircraft. ] Portuguese carrier Azores Airlines managed to complete a 9 hour, 49 minutes flight between…

Azores Airlines Resumes Non-Stop Flights to Boston, Toronto, Frankfurt

Azores Airlines resumed non-stop international operations with flights to Frankfurt, Germany; Boston and Toronto. Boston and Toronto are focus destinations of the airline as a large number of Azorean emigrants reside in these cities. The airline is also slated to reinstate its air service to Amílcar Cabral International Airport in…

Azul Ramps Up Domestic Flights, Ponders International Network Redesign

Although it never came to a complete stop, the Brazilian domestic market reduced its capacity by 90% between April and May as a result of the economic and airline industry fallout stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, airlines in Brazil have been gradually increasing their operations in the hope…

Portugese Government Takes Majority Stake in TAP Air Portugal

Portugal’s government has agreed to pay €55 million ($62 million) to increase its stake in TAP Air Portugal, the national airline, to prevent the carrier from going bankrupt. The government will own a 72.5% stake in the airline, up from the 50% stake it’s held since partially privatizing the airline…

Hi Fly A380 Circumnavigates the World Delivering Medical Supplies

Hi Fly’s Airbus A380 arrived Monday in Beja, Portugal after four days flying around the world. The aircraft made stops in Tianjin, China and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The 31,047 kilometers (19,292 miles) route took the A380 over Northwest Europe, crossing countries like Spain, France, Germany, Norway and Estonia, before…

TAP Air Portugal Introduces New Changes to Loyalty Program

Over the past several years TAP Air Portugal has come back to life. It’s bought new airplanes, revamped in-flight service and catering, built a new lounge in Lisbon and more. However, there was still the loyalty program which was less than stellar and often wasn’t very valuable to people in…