Asia

New SAA CEO confident in turnaround plan but expects ‘no miracles’

South African Airways (SAA) CEO designate Vuyani Jarana said: “There will be no miracles at SAA“, adding: “You need management and a board that is committed to

Switzerland’s FOCA planning to approve UAE request for fifth freedom Switzerland-Mexico services

Switzerland Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) head of communications Urs Holderegger confirmed UAE authorities applied for authorisation to operate fifth freedom services between Switzerland and Mexico in 2016 (watson.ch, 31-Aug-2017). Mr Holderegger stated

EgyptAir to increase Cairo-New York frequency for winter 2017/18

EgyptAir plans to increase Cairo–New York JFK frequency from five times weekly to daily, effective 13-Dec-2017 (Airline Route, 31-Aug-2017). The airline operates the service with Boeing 777-300ER equipment. The service

Greece to introduce accomodation tax from 01-Jan-2018

Germany‘s Deutscher ReiseVerband (German Travel Association – DRV) announced (30-Aug-2017) it has received confirmation from Greece‘s Ministry of Tourism regarding plans to introduce an accommodation tax as of 01-Jan-2018.

Ryanair to submit binding bid for Alitalia: CEO

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary affirmed plans to submit a binding bid for Alitalia, adding the while the carrier “struggles to make money… it’s still a very good

Jetstar’s international focus set on regional China

Before the announcement of her impending move to Qantas Loyalty, Jetstar Group CEO Jayne Hrdlicka took the time to speak to us about the carrier’s

Copenhagen Airport tendering to extend T2 airside area, rebuild retail units

Copenhagen Airports A/S issued (31-Aug-2017) a DKK50 million (EUR6.72 million) tender to expand Copenhagen Kastrup Airport‘s T2 airside area by 4000sqm, and rebuild the existing T2 retail areas.

Jetstar’s international focus set on regional China

Before the announcement of her impending move to Qantas Loyalty, Jetstar Group CEO Jayne Hrdlicka took the time to speak to us about the carrier’s

Tourism Australia: Asia is the future of Australia’s inbound tourism, not just China

The 2017 CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation and Corporate Travel Summit welcomed Tourism Australia MD & CEO John O’Sullivan who had one key theme throughout his

European border control checks are adding around one hour to average aircraft processing times

Air transport associations have sent an open letter to the European Council requesting the urgent need to resolve border control delays across Europe. The imposition

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