Daily News Briefs

Ethiopian Airlines ‘willing and able’ to take over Arik Air

Ethiopian Airlines MD Ethiopian International Services Esayas WoldeMariam confirmed the airline is in negotiations for a contract to manage Arik Air, in response to a request by Nigeria‘s Ministry of

Ryanair reiterates calls to keep Tegel Airport open

Ryanair reiterated (30-Aug-2017) calls for Berliners to vote ‘Yes’ on the 24-Sep-2017 referendum to keep Berlin Tegel Airport open. Ryanair noted Berlin Brandenburg Airport, due to replace Tegel, will have capacity

Zambia needs national carrier to take advantage of USD1bn investment in infrastructure: Minister

Zambia‘s Minister of Transport and Communication Brian Mushimba said the Government is investing more than USD1 billion in developing aviation infrastructure, including the expansion and

Lebanon to expand Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport amidst record pax volume

Lebanon‘s Minister of Public Works and Transport Youssef Fenianos, via his personal Twitter account, announced (29-Aug-2017) a master plan to expand Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport to

airberlin brings forward cancellation plans for certain US routes

airberlin adjusted previously announced plans to reduce its winter 2017/18 schedule to the US, according to a 29-Aug-2017 GDS inventory and timetable display. Bookings are not available

Air France-KLM and WestJet join forces to earn Flying Blue miles

Air France-KLM and WestJet announced (29-Aug-2017) reciprocal advantages for members of respective loyalty programmes, effective since 21-Aug-2017. The new advantages enable members to earn ‘Flying Blue Miles‘ or ‘WestJet dollars’ on all Air France, KLM and

SCAT Airlines receives EASA authorisation for EU services

SCAT Airlines, via its official Facebook account, announced (29-Aug-2017) it received EASA authorisation to operate services to destinations in the EU. The carrier will study and plan new,

Samoa Airways is ‘well placed in the Pacific’ for tourism

Samoa Airways CEO Seiuli Tupuivao Alvin Tuala said Samoa “is well placed in the Pacific” for tourism, and the country “desperately needs to be in the game that Fiji has

AFAP wins decision in Fair Work Commission over Rex pilots daily travel allowance

Australian Federation of Air Pilots (AFAP) reported (28-Aug-2017) the full bench of the Australian Fair Work Commission (FWC) handed down another important decision in favour of the union

Visitor arrivals to Fiji up 5% in Jul-2017

Fiji Bureau of Statistic reported (28-Aug-2017) total visitor arrivals to Fiji for Jul-2017. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 90,108, +5.1% year-on-year; Australia: 34,584, +1.2%; New Zealand: 26,448, +8.5%; US: 9525,

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