Emirates will launch a new daily service to the island of Bali in Indonesia, from June 3rd, 2015. One of the most popular islands in Indonesia with spectacular mountains and picturesque beaches, Bali is a leading tourist destination which welcomed more than 3.7 million foreign tourist arrivals in 2014.
Etihad Airways has appointed John Friel as its new general manager in South Africa. Based at the airline’s offices in Johannesburg, Friel is responsible for leading Etihad Airways’ commercial operations in South Africa as it continues to grow its presence and operations across the region.
Ryanair has signed a partnership with Vodafone Ireland under which Vodafone will support Ryanair’s communications and IT needs across Europe, including its ticketing, check-in, ground crew, inflight crew and pilot systems.
Lufthansa has completed fitting its new first class cabin onto all its long-haul aircraft based at Munich airport.
Cathay Pacific Airways has partnered with illy to serve premium coffee to First and Business Class passengers. Freshly brewed coffee from the renowned Italian coffee roasting company is already being served on flights, while illy’s espresso, café latte and cappuccino will be gradually introduced onboard beginning from March 2015.
Emirates will connect more people with Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, when it switches from the current Airbus A330-200 aircraft used on one of the two daily services to a larger Boeing 777-300 ER from 1 May.
Expedia has entered into an agreement with AirAsia Berhad to purchase an additional 25% equity interest of AAE Travel, the joint venture formed between the two companies in 2011, for cash consideration of $86.3 million.
JetBlue Airways intends to expand at Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport, with twice daily service to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The new non-stop route to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood will launch in November and seats will go out for sale with the upcoming November schedule release.
Etihad Airways has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UAE Armed Forces General Headquarters to provide commercial aviation training to a number of pilots, cabin attendants, loadmasters and flight despatchers in the UAE Armed Forces.
American Airlines and United Airlines are considering launching direct flights between the USA and New Zealand, potentially busting the Air New Zealand monopoly and giving Qantas travellers a US-via-Auckland option for stateside flights. United is examining a San Francisco-Auckland service using a Boeing 787 while Qantas partner American Airlines is running the numbers on Los…
Air New Zealand and Qantas are unruffled by suggestions low-cost carrier AirAsia X could enter the competitive trans-Tasman market. The Australian is reporting that Qantas and Air New Zealand are ‘unfazed’ by suggestions that AirAsia’s long-haul carrier Air Asia X could enter the highly competitive Australia-New Zealand market. AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes said on Twitter in mid-February that “Yes…