El Al brings competitive edge as Dreamliner arrival debuts improved passenger comforts
Israel’s El Al has never been seen as being at the cutting edge of the passenger experience, but that could all change as the airline takes a modern approach to flying with the introduction of its first two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners into its fleet during the second half of this year. A significantly raised cabin and in-flight offering on the type will see the carrier bring added competition on its flights into Europe from September 2017 and North America and Asia from October 2017.
Catch up on CAPA’s exclusive Market Analysis pieces – AirAsia, Cuba, LEVEL and more
Every week, the CAPA – Centre for Aviation, produces informative, thought provoking and detailed market analysis of the aviation industry. With supporting data included in every analysis, CAPA provides unrivalled and unparalleled intelligence.
Badgerys Creek Update - What's new?
The Blue Swan Daily has kindly rounded up all the latest news and information related to Sydney’s proposed second airport at Badgerys Creek.
Air New Zealand plans for new long haul services in North America and South America
Air New Zealand joins Qantas Airways in evaluating both the 777X and A350 for its future widebody needs. Air NZ is an all-Boeing operator for its long haul fleet, but Airbus has been eager to promote the A350. Air NZ's 777-200ERs are approaching mid-life, and Air NZ wants new aircraft to take advantage of the latest efficiencies and, in particular, range capabilities as it seeks new markets in the Americas.
Video of the Week – CAPA-ACTE 2017 Aviation and Corporate Travel Summit
The CAPA-ACTE 2017 Melbourne Aviation and Corporate Travel Summit, recently took place with highly informative discussions from a wide range of expert speakers.
Could Royal Brunei Airlines be heading back to Brisbane?
Royal Brunei Airlines is planning to resume expansion in 2018 as the airline increases its fleet from 10 to 14 aircraft. The resumption of flights to Brisbane is under consideration as well as upgrading the Brunei-London route from one-stop to non-stop, which will result in a one-stop product for the Melbourne-London market.
Surf Air seeks to redefine the future of flying as membership ‘airline’ rides the waves in Europe
Now in its fourth year of operation in the United States of America (USA), Surf Air has this week taken to the skies in Europe bringing its successful private aviation concept the Continent. Surf Air Europe introduced its "all-you-can-fly" membership club that offers members unlimited flights for a subscription fee of from £1,750 per month.
Berlin Brandenburg delays put pressure on Schoenefeld and Tegel to support Berlin boom
When the UK departs the European Union in 2019, Berlin will replace London as the continent’s largest city and it will perhaps have a brand new airport to celebrate that standing, although we should perhaps still mention that with a whisper.
Flybe’s new focus on profitable routes as it hits peak fleet in summer 2017
After strong growth since the end of the financial year to March 2015, UK low-fare carrier Flybe says its fleet numbers reached a peak in May 2017 and are now set to fall by 18% over the next three years. The airline's new CEO, Christine Ourmieres-Widener should reap the benefits of actions taken by her predecessor to limit the impact of surplus capacity ordered by his predecessor.
Fiji Airways pursues Australia expansion starting with Adelaide
Fiji Airways is planning a new expansion phase that will include growth in its medium-haul operation to Australia and New Zealand.