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Brussels Airlines welcomes its 5th Bombardier CRJ-900 aircraft operated by CityJet

The aircraft registered EI-FPI, ex SAS, has been delivered today to Brussels Airlines, coming from Copenhagen to Brussels as commercial flight SN2258. The Belgian airline...

La Compagnie to fly its first Airbus A321neo LR through France and to Budapest

Between 20 and 23 May, La Compagnie will fly its first Airbus A321neo LR registered F-HBUZ through France and to Budapest. The business airline has...

Ryanair aircraft with destination Charleroi returns to Girona after being hit by a lightning strike

On 18 May 2019, Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS(WL) had to return to its departure airport in Spain due to an incident. The Boeing 737-8AS(WL) registered EI-DHN...

Air Belgium considers twice-weekly flights between Brussels South Charleroi and Fort-de-France, Martinique

Air Belgium considers operating twice-weekly flights between Brussels South Charleroi Airport and Fort-de-France, Martinique, an insular region of France located in the eastern Caribbean...

Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks expand Iceland programme for Winter 2019/2020

Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks have announced more once-in-a-lifetime trips to Iceland for Winter 19/20, with additional trips going on sale today from Birmingham, East Midlands and Newcastle. These additional trips mean that Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks are now offering...

Sichuan Airlines Cargo’s Brussels launch delayed for “a few weeks”

Sichuan Airlines Cargo, a Chinese airline based at Chengdu, was expected at Brussels Airport at the end of April 2019. Aviation24.be learned from Brussels Airport's spokeswoman...

Air Transat’s new A321neo LR soon at Brussels, to replace Airbus A310

On 19 May 2019, Air Transat will fly its first Airbus A321neo LR registered C-GOIE on flight TS156 from Montréal Trudeau to Brussels Airport. The...

First Japan Airlines Airbus A350 XWB makes maiden flight

The first A350-900 for Japan Airlines (JAL) has successfully completed its maiden flight in Toulouse, France. The A350-900 is the first aircraft to be...

US DOT tentatively approves new Delta service between Tokyo Haneda and 5 U.S. cities

The decision is a major milestone for Delta that, once finalised, would increase traveller options and bring more competition to Tokyo. Delta would become the...

airBaltic transported 23% more passengers in April and reaches 59% market share in Riga

Latvian airline airBaltic in April 2019 has transported 412 682 passengers or 23% more than last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia,...

Champion horses check-in to experience Emirates Equine between Liege Airport and Shanghai Pudong

Close to 100 horses heading to the Shanghai leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour between 3 and 5 May 2019 were the latest...

New look&feel revealed for Air Italy Frequent Flyer Programme – @MyAirItalyClub

Air Italy reveals the new look and feel for its revamped loyalty programme along with its new name, @MyAirItalyClub. The new moniker – @MyAirItalyClub –...

LuxairGroup closed 2018 on a positive result, despite experiencing an enormous amount of pressure on all of its activities

Results under pressure in a complicated environment LuxairGroup closed 2018 with an operating profit of 0.8 Million Euros and a net result of 12.5 Million...

ANA – All Nippon Airways and Panasonic partner to test self-driving e-wheelchairs at Narita Airport

All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-Star airline for seven consecutive years, and Panasonic Corporation announced that they will work together to test...

Aviation industry players collaborate on first regional aviation “Perfect Flight” in Sweden

On 16 May, a number of companies from across the aviation sector have risen to the challenge of turning a typical weekday service from...

Belgian air navigation service provider Skeyes faces fines up to €20,000 per cancelled flight

Brussels Airlines has asked the court to impose fines on skeyes, the Belgian air navigation and traffic service provider for the civil airspace. After...

Air Canada enters into exclusive agreement with Transat A.T. Inc. to pursue a combination of the two companies

Combination of two Quebec-based travel leaders to benefit all stakeholders; Control of Transat A.T. Inc. to remain in Quebec. Purchase of all outstanding Transat...

Finnair starts codeshare cooperation with Juneyao Air, extending its network in China

Finnair and the Shanghai-based Juneyao Air have agreed on a new codeshare cooperation on the route operated by Juneyao Air and Finnair between Helsinki...

airBaltic to start codeshare flights with SAS

The Latvian airline airBaltic has concluded a cooperation agreement, known as a codeshare agreement, with Scandinavian Airlines (SAS). The airBaltic and SAS partnership will...

Alaska Airlines and EL AL Israel Airlines celebrate expanded global partnership

With the inaugural EL AL flight between Tel Aviv and San Francisco, EL AL and Alaska Airlines signed an expanded global partnership allowing their...