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Air Canada replaces gendered terms in scripted greetings with gender neutral words

In the near future, flight attendants at Air Canada will no longer greet passengers with "Ladies and Gentlemen" or "Mesdames et messieurs". Gender terms...

German union UFO calls on Lufthansa’s cabin crew members to strike on Sunday 20 October

German UFO (Unabhängige Flugbegleiter Organisation), representing Lufthansa's cabin crew members, announced a five-hour strike on Sunday 20 October. The union urges its Munich and...

Qantas’ newest Boeing 787 Dreamliner rolls out of the paint shop in special “Centenary livery”

On 15 October, Qantas’ newest Boeing 787 Dreamliner (VH-ZNJ) rolled out of the paint shop at Boeing’s factory in Washington State, wearing a special...

Catalan protesters block Barcelona El Prat Airport

The Catalan independence platform "Democratic Tsunami" managed to cause a major blockage at Barcelona airport. The separatists are protesting against the many years of...

Air Austral signs a purchase agreement for three Airbus A220 aircraft

Air Austral, France’s Réunion Island-based airline, has signed a firm order for three A220 aircraft, Airbus’ newest family member. With this order, Air Austral...

State aid: European Commission approves €380 million German rescue aid to Condor

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, Germany's plans to grant a temporary €380 million loan to charter airline Condor. The...

TAAG Angola Airlines Boeing 777 rolls away at Porto Airport, Portugal

On 12 October, this TAAG Angola Airlines Boeing 777-300 (D2-TEH) rolled away after getting disconnected from the tug whilst under tow at Porto Airport,...

Wizz Air maintains flights between Brussels South Charleroi and Ljubljana this winter

The Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air, which initially announced the cancellation of flights from Ljubljana to Brussels for this winter season, will continue to...

LOT Polish Airlines four times a day between Berlin and Warsaw

With the start of the winter flight schedule, LOT Polish Airlines is expanding its capacities to Warsaw. The airline is adding another daily flight...

Alitalia will move its Tokyo flights from Narita to Haneda from 2020 Summer season

Italian civil aviation authority has entrusted to Alitalia the traffic rights to fly to/from Tokyo Haneda airport beginning from 29 March 2020. Beginning from that...

TUI airlines announce capacity increases in the UK and Germany

TUI UK with additional two million seats and TUI Germany expecting 500,000 guests in 2020 Growth demonstrates TUI’s commitment to offering more choice...

Alitalia growth continues in September, driven by long-haul

Alitalia’s long-haul revenues and passenger increase continue the growth trend and the Italian airline reported in September 2019 the twenty-third consecutive month of growth. In...

Brussels Airlines open to a collaboration with Wamos after the latter took over 62 of the 91 Thomas Cook shops of Belgium

As already mentioned in our forum two days ago, Spanish tour operator Wamos is taking over 62 of the 91 Belgian Thomas Cook shops...

Network Airline Management and Liege Airport extend their long-standing relationship

Network Airline Management (NAM) and Liege Airport are pleased to extend their already long-standing working relationship for a further 3 years, cementing the cargo...

Norwegian announces more capacity on key UK – US routes for Summer 2020

Airline increases frequency between London and key US destinations in response to demand Flights available to book today at Norwegian.com Norwegian today announced frequency...

Finnair starts codeshare cooperation with Fiji Airways, extending its network in the South Pacific

Finnair and Fiji Airways have agreed on a new codeshare partnership between Helsinki (HEL) and Nadi (NAN) in Fiji via three gateways served by Finnair. Finnair’s...

SWISS carries 4.4% more passengers in the first nine months, 6.4% in September

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS)1 transported a total of 14,293,356 passengers in the first nine months of this year, a 4.4% increase on the...

Austrian Airlines registers 5.5% rise in passenger volume in the first nine months of 2019, 4.3% in September

• Q1 to Q3 2019: Over 11.2 million passengers on board of Austrian Airlines • Growth on routes to Europe, North America and Middle East/Africa •...

Lufthansa Group Airlines welcome around 14 million passengers on board in September 2019 (+2.3%) – Brussels Airlines still part of Eurowings

Number of passengers rises by 2.3 percent year-on-year Strongest passenger growth again at Zurich hub with 6.8 percent Seat load factor increases by...

CAE and easyJet inaugurate a new training centre in Milan

CAE and easyJet announced today the official opening and inauguration of the CAE Milan training centre, located near the Milan Malpensa airport in Lombardy,...