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

Qatar Airways becomes the 1st Airline to integrate vaccination certificates in the ‘Digital Passport’ Mobile App

Qatar Airways continues to set the benchmark for innovation, safety and customer service, becoming the first airline to trial COVID-19 vaccine authentication through the IATA Travel Pass ‘Digital Passport’ Mobile App. As more travelers return to the skies, the airline remains committed to reducing paperwork and providing a more contactless, secure and seamless travel experienceRead More

Air Cairo receives first of two A320-200 neos from GECAS

Air Cairo has taken delivery of the first of two A320-200neos from GECAS, with the second expected in early August. These aircraft will expand on the Egypt-based low-cost carrier’s current fleet of seven A320s. “Adding these aircraft to our all-A320 fleet will provide Air Cairo with much-needed capacity to meet the needs of our passengers,”Read More

Flydubai launches new summer routes to Europe

Flydubai is launching two new summer routes. The carrier will operate three weekly flights to Mykonos International Airport (JMK) and Santorini (Thira) Airport (JTR) between June and September. The launch of flights to the two Greek islands brings the number of seasonal routes served by Flydubai to six destinations including Bodrum and Trabzon in Turkey,Read More

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi adds Santorini to its expanding European network

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi will fly two times per week from the UAE capital to the island of Santorini in Greece. With Greece and the United Arab Emirates having opened a travel corridor earlier in May, vaccinated travellers can visit the alluring Aegean archipelago without needing to quarantine. Wizz Air Abu Dhabi will fly toRead More

JetBlue takes delivery of A321LR with the first Airspace interior

US-based JetBlue Airways has taken delivery of its first of 13 A321LR aircraft featuring Airbus’ new Airspace interior. These new A321LRs support JetBlue’s plan to open its highly anticipated transatlantic services, starting with direct flights to London later this year. In addition to these 13 new A321LRs, the airline also has on order another 57Read More

Oman Air, EGYPTAIR sign codeshare partnership

Oman Air has announced that it has signed a codeshare agreement on flights between Muscat and Cairo with EGYPTAIR. Abdulaziz Al Raisi, chief executive officer Oman Air said that the challenges facing all airlines since the onset of the pandemic have led to new strategic partnerships which ultimately create a stronger network ecosystem with moreRead More