2019 March

Samoa Airways cancels eight frequencies while finalising equipment changes

Samoa Airways cancelled (30-Mar-2019) eight frequencies whilst finalising equipment changes for services between Apia, Auckland, Sydney and Brisbane beyond 31-Mar-2019. Finalisation of the replacement aircraft

Bitcoin Watch – Bitcoin enjoys a week of positive gains

Bitcoin has managed to pass the USD4,100 mark in what was a generally positive week for the world’s largest cryptocurrency. The main spike occurred late

Upgrading to first class travel? There is an app for that!

Travellers on the UK’s East Coast mainline railway have been able to bid for seat upgrades for some time thanks to travel technology company Seatfrog.

AAA welcomes Australian Govt USD70m commitment to upgrade regional airports

Australian Airports Association (AAA) CEO Caroline Wilkie welcomed (30-Mar-2019) the Australian Government’s commitment of up to AUD100 (USD70 million) to upgrade regional airports across the

Air New Zealand appoints new chief digital officer

Air New Zealand appointed (29-Mar-2019) Jennifer Sepull as chief digital officer effective 01-May-2019. Ms Sepull previously served as VP and chief information officer for USAA

WOW air ceases all operations effective immediately

Icelandic Transport Authority announced (28-Mar-2019) WOW air ceased all operations with immediate effect. WOW air CEO Skuli Mogensen, in a letter to employees, stated: “We have run out

Dynamic hotel sourcing – a real alternative to RFPs?

Negotiating hotel rates is often overshadowed by air contracting, the biggest single travel category corporate buyers generally deal with. However, dynamic hotel sourcing is increasingly

Aeroflot to expand European market presence in summer 2019

Aeroflot announced (28-Mar-2019) plans to further expand its presence in the European market with the following new services and additional frequencies: New routes: Moscow-Marseille: Five times weekly;

Airbus: AirAsia the largest airline customer for Airbus narrowbody aircraft

Airbus, via its official Twitter account, announced (27-Mar-2019) “AirAsia is the largest airline customer for Airbus single-aisle aircraft” with more than 200 A320 family aircraft

Jet Airways to increase flying by a third over Apr-2019

Jet Airways reportedly plans to increase flight operations from 150 to 200 frequencies per day over Apr-2019, as it returns grounded aircraft into service following

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