Turkish Airlines start joint flights with Finnair

Turkish Airlines has entered into a code share agreement with Finnair. From September, the Finnair AY code will be added to Turkish Airlines’ routes between Helsinki and Istanbul, and from Istanbul to Athens, Sofia, Thessaloniki, Amman, Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, Luxor, Antalya and Gazipasa. Respectively, the Turkish Airlines TK code will be added to theRead More

Pegasus launches daily direct flights to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport

Pegasus has launched twice daily direct flights to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport. Five-times weekly direct flights are also now operating from Manchester Airport to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport.  Both routes offer onward connections across Pegasus’ network of 36 destinations in Turkey, including to the popular coastal resorts oozing culture and relaxation, such as Bodrum, DalamanRead More

Flydubai becomes 1st airline to start direct air links to Slovenian capital

Flydubai has become the first airline to operate direct air links to the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana from the United Arab Emirates. The inaugural flight from Dubai International to Ljubljana Joze Pucnik Airport touched down on Friday to a water cannon salute. Ghaith Al Ghaith, chief executive officer at Flydubai, said, “We are excited to seeRead More

3 more A380s scheduled for delivery in November for Emirates

Emirates will receive three more A380 aircraft from Airbus this year with its last unit on order scheduled to join its fleet in November, bringing forward the original delivery timeline from June 2022. All three new A380s to be delivered will be fitted out with Emirates’ Premium Economy cabin as well as its latest A380Read More

oneworld Alliance paves way for achieving net zero emissions by 2050

The oneworld Alliance has outlined its path to achieving net zero emissions by 2050, reiterating its commitment to sustainability across the alliance’s 14 member airlines. oneworld Alliance Chairman and Qatar Airways Group chief executive officer Akbar Al Baker.  Image:  Qatar Airways The initial oneworld carbon roadmap unveiled today illustrates how the alliance will meet itsRead More

Passenger travel demand still remains below pre-pandemic levels in July 2021, (IATA)

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that both international and domestic travel demand showed significant momentum in July 2021 compared to June, but demand remained far below pre-pandemic levels. Extensive government-imposed travel restrictions continue to delay recovery in international markets. Because comparisons between 2021 and 2020 monthly results are distorted by the extraordinaryRead More

Air travelers support mask wearing in the near- term, reports IATA’s survey

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported that based on its latest passenger survey conducted in May, most air travelers are confident about the safety of air travel and support mask-wearing in the near-term. However, a majority are also frustrated with the ‘hassle factor’ around COVID-19 protocols, including confusion and uncertainty about travel rules, testingRead More

Virgin Atlantic, MEA to offer connections between US & Beirut via London Heathrow

Virgin Atlantic has signed a new unilateral codeshare agreement with Middle East Airlines-Air Liban (MEA) offering connections between the US and Beirut via London Heathrow. Customers booking through Virgin Atlantic are now able to travel between US airports such as Boston, New York JFK and Los Angeles and Beirut, connecting seamlessly between the two airlinesRead More

IATA denotes passenger demand performance remains significantly low due to international travel restrictions

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced passenger demand performance for June 2021 showing a very slight improvement in both international and domestic air travel markets. Demand remains significantly below pre-COVID-19 levels owing to international travel restrictions. As comparisons between 2021 and 2020 monthly results are distorted by the extraordinary impact of COVID-19, unless otherwiseRead More

United Airlines orders 70 A321neo aircraft from Airbus

United Airlines has placed an order for 70 Airbus A321neo aircraft, positioning the airline to grow its presence in the single-aisle market in alignment with its ‘United Next’ initiative.  The new order complements existing orders from United for 50 A321XLR aircraft, bringing the total commitment from the airline to 120 A321 aircraft. “Such a significantRead More