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London Gatwick Airport pledges to operate at least 5% electric vehicles by 2020

London Gatwick Airport joined (17-Aug-2017) Go Ultra Low‘s ‘Go Ultra Low Companies’ programme, pledging to operate at least 5% electric vehicles across its airside, ground handling and

Delta Air Lines to launch New York JFK-Lagos service in 2018

Delta Air Lines announced (20-Aug-2017) plans to launch three times weekly New York JFK–Lagos service on 24-Mar-2018, complementing four times weekly Atlanta-Lagos service. The carrier will deploy A330-200 aircraft on

OAMC to introduce new baggage policy on 01-Sep-2017

Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC) announced (20-Aug-2017) plans to introduce a new baggage policy across its major airports, including Muscat, Salalah and Suhar, effective 01-Sep-2017. Passengers will no longer

Ireland West Airport Knock CEO: State subsidised airport is ‘enabler’ for regional development

Ireland West Airport Knock CEO Joe Gilmore stated the Government subsidised airport is “value for money” and contributes to regional development. Mr Gilmore said: “We will

SWISS considering A321neoLR: CEO

SWISS CEO Thomas Klühr commented on the long haul potential of new narrowbody aircraft, stating “I see a potential in this context, as these machines have a

Turkey to see seat capacity on Russia routes double in 2017

Counter Intelligence Retail reported (16-Aug-2017) scheduled operators on Russia–Turkey routes are looking to take advantage of demand with seat capacity to double year-on-year in 2017. Istanbul Ataturk is expected to

Parties interested in airberlin ‘sufficiently large to offer airberlin a secure future’: CEO

airberlin CEO Thomas Winkelmann commented on parties interested in acquiring parts of the carrier, stating all three potential investors are “reputable in terms of their finances,

German Transport Minister: ‘Imperative’ for Lufthansa to acquire lion’s share of airberlin

Germany‘s Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Alexander Dobrindt stated it is “imperative” that Deutsche Lufthansa AG be “able to take over significant parts of airberlin” (Rheinische Post/focus.de/Reuters/AFP/Sueddeutsche Zeitung,

Royal Air Maroc to commence Casablanca-N’Djamena-Nairobi service in Oct-2017

Royal Air Maroc plans to commence three times weekly Casablanca-N’Djamena-Nairobi service with Boeing 737-800 equipment on 11-Oct-2017, replacing three times weekly nonstop Casablanca-Nairobi service operated with 767-300ER equipment (Airline

Saudia and Garuda Indonesia to expand codeshare network in 2H2017

Garuda Indonesia and Saudia plan to expand their codeshare network in 2H2017 to include Garuda‘s Jakarta-Makassar, Jakarta-Medan and Jakarta-Surabaya services and Saudia’s Madinah–Riyadh-Jakarta, Jeddah–Bahrain, Jeddah-Cairo, Jeddah-Casablanca, Jeddah-Dammam, Jeddah-Madinah, Jeddah-Madrid, Jeddah-Qassim, Jeddah-Riyadh, Jeddah-Tabuk and Riyadh-Jakarta

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