Daily News Briefs

Priceline acquires German business to business start-up Flyiin

Priceline acquired Flyiin, a German start-up offering business-to-business services to support airline travel retailing via travel agencies (Skift, 08-May-2021). The company’s Berlin based staff and operations will

Wizz Air to commence seven Catania services

Wizz Air plans to commence the following Catania Fontanarossa Airport services in 2021, as per a 12-May-2021 GDS inventory and timetable display: Cluj: Twice weekly, commencing 12-Jun-2021; Santorini:

PLAY to receive first A321neos from May-2021 ahead of Jun-2021 launch

PLAY CEO Birgir Jónsson confirmed the start-up’s first three A321neo aircraft are due to enter operation in Jul-2021, with the first aircraft due for delivery in

Aberdeen International Airport to reopen Northern Lights Lounge on 17-May-2021

Aberdeen International Airport announced (12-May-2021) the reopening of the ‘Northern Lights Lounge’ on 17-May-2021. Several retail outlets including World Duty Free, Distilling House and WHSmith landside reopened at the

US and UK CEOs submit letter calling for resumption of travel

US Department of Transportation and the UK Department for Transport received a letter from multiple airline CEOs requesting a speed up of travel resumption between the countries (Reuters, 11-May-2021).

Lufthansa Group carriers extend options for free flight rebooking

Lufthansa Group announced (11-May-2021) all its airlines will extend their wavier for rebooking fees for flights out to the end of Jul-2021. Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines and Eurowings all introduced the

ForwardKeys bookings data shows vaccinations the key to reviving international travel

ForwardKeys reported (11-May-2021) booking data from Israel, the US and the UK, where vaccination campaigns are particularly well advanced, have shown outbound flight bookings are climb in these campaigns more

LATAM Airlines Brasil to resume Sao Paulo-London service in Jun-2021

LATAM Airlines Brasil plans to resume daily Sao Paulo Guarulhos–London Heathrow service on 16-Jun-2021 (Aviacion Online, 11-May-2021). The airline will operate the service with Boeing 777-300ER equipment.

easyJet CEO: easyJet the ‘biggest operator from the UK’ to EU green list countries

easyJet CEO Johan Lundgren stated (11-May-2021) easyJet is the “biggest operator from the UK to the European countries which are currently on the Green list”, noting the company is “disappointed

OAG: Western European capacity plans up 6%, with France adding 121,000 seats

OAG reported (10-May-2021) scheduled airline capacity plans in Western Europe for the week commencing 10-May-2021 rose 6.2% week to week, to a total of 5.6 million seats. Regional

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