Daily News Briefs

Ryanair announces Bordeaux and Toulouse networks

Ryanair announced (29-Jul-2021) its network from Bordeaux, operating up to 97 weekly frequencies to a total of 35 destinations, including five new ones. The carrier said it

SKY express starts offering new ‘SKY Drinks & Bites’ inflight F&B service

SKY express announced (29-Jul-2021) details of its new ‘SKY Drinks & Bites’ inflight F&B service for economy class passengers. For a fee, the carrier will offer

Finnair to launch rapid COVID-19 testing from Helsinki

Finnair announced (29-Jun-2021) it will offer passengers rapid COVID-19 antigen testing from its Helsinki base effective 04-Aug-2021. The service is expected to meet the entry requirements of most EU and

Lufthansa Consulting: Airlines turning to bilateral partnerships in face of COVID-19 crisis

Lufthansa Consulting reported (28-Jul-2021) airlines are “turning to partnerships and cooperative agreements – even with former rivals” in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. The consultancy

CIAM completes first demonstration flight with superconducting electric aircraft engine

Central Institute of Aviation Motors (CIAM) announced (27-Jul-2021) a Yak-40LL test aircraft completed its first flight with a demonstrator hybrid power plant at the MAKS-2021 air

European and national consumer authorities call on Google to improve flight/hotel price transparency

European Commission and European national consumer protection cooperation (CPC) authorities, under the lead of the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets and the Belgian Directorate General for Economic

Groupe ADP: 2019 traffic levels to return between 2024 and 2027

Groupe ADP predicted (28-Jul-2021) reaching between 40% and 50% of 2019 traffic levels across its airports in 2021. Traffic across the group’s Paris airports was forecast to reach

Condor announces order for 16 A330-900s, with first aircraft to arrive in autumn 2022

Condor announced (28-Jul-2021) an order for 16 A330-900neo aircraft. The first aircraft is expected to arrive in autumn 2022. Condor expects to complete the replacement of the entire long-haul

S7 Group to establish LCC in Russia launching in 2022

S7 Group announced (28-Jul-2021) plans to establish an LCC, with the aim to launch services in Jul-2022. The start up LCC will focus primarily on operating

EUROCONTROL projects European traffic at 70% of 2019 levels for winter 2021/2022

European Commission reported (26-Jul-2021) EUROCONTROL forecasts winter season 2021/2022 European traffic will be at 70% of 2019 levels. The European Commission proposed to amend the Slot Regulation and extended the slot

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