Europe/MEA

SmartLynx to wet lease three A320s to TUI Airlines Belgium in 2018

SmartLynx Airlines announced (20-Dec-2017) plans to wet lease three A320 aircraft (ES-SAO, MSN 936; ES-SAK, MSN 888; and ES-SAS, MSN 1725) to TUI Airlines Belgium. The lease term

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA to base four Boeing 737 aircraft at Oslo Gardermoen Airport in 2018

Avinor stated (20-Dec-2017) Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA plans to base four additional Boeing 737-800 aircraft at Oslo Gardermoen Airport, commencing in summer 2018. The LCC plans to deploy the aircraft

Eurowings: New collective agreements to support addition of 30 A320s by summer 2018

Eurowings stated (20-Dec-2017) new collective agreements for growth will enable increases in staff numbers at all German bases, including Duesseldorf, Munich, Stuttgart and Cologne and in Austria and Spain. Eurowings will

Croatia’s National Tourist Board discusses launch of US services

Croatia‘s National Tourist Board discussed (04-Dec-2017) the possibility of launching nonstop services to the US. Croatia’s National Tourist Board director Kristjan Staničić said US partners expressed support for the

Air Sénégal forms part of Senegal Government’s ‘Plan Emergent Senegal’

Senegal‘s Minister of Tourism and Air Transport Maimouna Ndoye Seck stated the inauguration of Air Sénégal forms part of the government’s ‘Plan Emergent Senegal’ (PSE) and is

Oman Air reintroduces ‘Oman Air Pass’ for GCC and India services

Oman Air reintroduced (19-Dec-2017) its online ticketing product ‘Oman Air Pass’, supported by e-commerce ticketing provider Optiontown. The product can only be purchased online and offers up

SunExpress Germany extends onboard retail management partnership with Retail inMotion

SunExpress Germany extended (19-Dec-2017) its onboard retail management contract with Retail inMotion for three years. The airline’s onboard retail programme consists of 30 F&B items and nearly 70 boutique

Air France-KLM Martinair Cargo launches ‘What Counts’ scheme for SMEs

Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo launched (18-Dec-2017) ‘What Counts’, a new scheme designed for SME customers. The carrier bundled “a number of relevant 24/7 easy-to-connect services, tailor-made offers, and

Rossiya to consider transferring Moscow Vnukovo services to Moscow Sheremetyevo: report

Rossiya – Russian Airlines is reportedly considering transferring Moscow Vnukovo services to Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport from the end of 2018 (Kommersant/TASS/Interfax, 19-Dec-2017). The carrier offered 11,212 seats at Moscow Vnukovo

KLM partners with DigitalGenius to deliver perfect marriage of AI and a human touch to its social media channels

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has partnered with DigitalGenius to add automated answers to general questions on its social media channels, including Facebook Messenger, Twitter and

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