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Emirates Expands Partnership with Airlink, Increases Southern African Presence

Emirates and Airlink have announced the expansion of their existing partnership into a unilateral codeshare agreement that will allow travelers to and from South Africa convenient access to more than 40 domestic and regional destinations across 12 African countries. Adnan Kazim, Chief Commercial Officer of Emirates Airline said, “The expansion of the Emirates – Airlink partnership marks an important step forward in our relationship. Our new codeshare agreement enhances our service offering and flexibility for customers traveling beyond our gateways…

Kenya Airways Outlines its Innovative Strategy, Commits to Fight Against…

COVID-19 pandemic hit the aviation industry hard. Though for many airlines recovery plans are a key priority, innovations and technologies are still on the agenda. Kenya Airways PLC (KQ), through its fully owned subsidiary Fahari Aviation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Embraer’s Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions (“Eve”) to…

Onboard JetBlue’s Inaugural Flight from New York to London

After years of planning and preparation, JetBlue has officially started service to London Heathrow Airport. On Wednesday, the airline took off from New York-JFK with its brand-new Airbus A321LR jet, named after former JetBlue chairman Joel Peterson. The long-awaited route has been a top priority for JetBlue, and the transatlantic…

Wizz Air Announces Large Hiring Spree in Bid to Expand…

Despite an initial underestimation in the number of employees it would need and eventually being forced to drop the Norwegian market, Wizz Air recently announced it would be ramping up its pilot recruitment program. As Europe's fastest-growing airline, the airline aims to hire up to 4,600 new pilots by the…

JetBlue Launches First New York to London Flight

JetBlue Airways is expanding its network with its first transatlantic route from New York-JFK to London Heathrow. The route will be operated by its brand-new Airbus A321LR aircraft and began Wednesday evening. Travelers can expect an enhanced inflight experience, complete with build-your-own meal offerings, generous legroom and seat width, free…

Allegiant Unveils New Routes For This Fall And Winter

The active summer holiday travel season is set to come to an end soon after several major airlines experienced a significant surge in passenger travel demand within the leisure segment. Allegiant's leisure targeting ultra-low-cost business model and point-to-point route network continues to lead to an extensive expansion as the airline…

Northern Pacific Airways: Low Fares between the U.S. and Asia

A brand new week has brought upon the entry of yet another start-up airline, and this week brings the pleasant feature of a new carrier with ambitions to fly between the U.S and Asia, with stopovers in the 49th state. Alaska-based Northern Pacific Airways is soon to take-off for service,…

Qatar Airways Enhances Africa Presence With Two New Destinations

Qatar Airways is continuing to press its commitment to serving the African market as it announced on Sunday the launch of flights to two new destinations via a flight from its superhub in Doha to Lusaka, Zambia and onwards to neighbouring Harare, Zimbabwe. The airline has significantly grown its Africa…

Air France Focuses on Europe, the Caribbean for Winter 2021

The ongoing pandemic has led many carriers to shift their operational focus to leisure routes in recent months in an attempt to capture any remaining demand. Yesterday, Air France become the latest airline to join the trend as the carrier announced six new routes departing from Paris's Charles de Gaulle…

Delta Returns to Johannesburg with Airbus A350

After more than a year since suspending operations to South Africa, Delta Air Lines is relaunching flights from Atlanta to Johanessburg on August 2. The carrier has served the country since December 2006 and is excited to continue its 15-year history, connecting Johannesburg with over 150 destinations across the United…