Daily News Briefs

Russia becomes Europe’s largest aviation market with domestic market above 2019 levels

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: ‘Russian aviation, Europe‘s biggest market, led by LCC Pobeda‘, stated (11-Jun-2021) Russia is now Europe‘s largest aviation market by seats, having

Fraport Slovenija unveils new terminal at Ljubljana Airport

Fraport Slovenija announced (16-Jun-2021) plans to open a new passenger terminal at Ljubljana Joze Pucnik Airport on 01-Jul-2021. The 10,000sqm building can handle over 1200 passengers per hour,

Ukraine International Airlines refunded USD20 million to customers in first five months of 2021

Ukraine International Airlines processed (16-Jun-2021) 39,000 refund requests and refunded more than USD9 million to customers between Mar-2021 and May-2021. The airline processed 68,000 requests and refunded about USD20

DAT, Icelandair, Norwegian & PLAY to serve Berlin Brandenburg Airport in summer 2021

Berlin Brandenburg Airport announced (16-Jun-2021) resumption of the following Nordic routes through summer 2021: DAT: Twice weekly from Bornholm effective 19-Aug-2021; Icelandair: Up to four times weekly from Reykjavik effective

Finnair further expands ticket options with Business Light

Finnair launched (15-Jun-2021) its new Business Light ticket offering and renewed Light, Classic and Flex tickets across business and economy classes. Business Light is expected to

Air France to open new lounge in Terminal 2F at Paris Charles De Gaulle in Jul-2021

Air France announced (15-Jun-2021 ) it will open its new 3000sqm lounge in terminal 2F at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport from mid Jul-2021. The lounge will be

Lufthansa Group capacity could reach 70% of pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2021

Lufthansa Group head of sales Dr Stefan Kreuzpaintner reported a sharp increase in demand for holiday and leisure travel, with the group to operate around 45%

Wizz Air to establish base at Naples Airport in Aug-2021

Wizz Air announced (15-Jun-2021) plans to establish a base at Naples Capodichino Airport in Aug-2021. The LCC plans to station two A321s at the airport from Aug/Sep-2021 and

Aer Lingus to operate five Stobart Air services until at least 19-Jul-2021 following latter’s closure

Aer Lingus announced (14-Jun-2021) the operation of at least five services previously operated by Stobart Air will continue until at least 19-Jul-2021. Services include: Dublin–Edinburgh; Dublin–Manchester; Belfast City–Manchester;

OAG: Spain-UK country market showing largest growth for Jun-2021

OAG reported (09-Jun-2021) the Spain–UK country market showed the largest increase in planned capacity for Jun-2021 (in absolute terms), with 1.4 million seats scheduled despite Spain not yet being on

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