Hong Kong Airlines signs codeshare deal with WestJet
Hong Kong Airlines and WestJet have entered into a codeshare agreement, which sees Hong Kong Airline placing its HX marketing code on WestJet-operated flights. The two carriers are building on an existing interline agreement put in place earlier this year.
Turkish Airlines signs 40 Dreamliner deal with Boeing
Boeing and Turkish Airlines have announced the airline’s intention to order 40 787-9 Dreamliners. Boeing and the Turkish government also announced the Boeing Turkey National Aerospace Initiative, which is designed to support the growth of the Turkish aerospace industry.
Wizz Air launches Trip Planner to inspire passengers
Wizz Air has launched Trip Planner, a new website search tool, designed to inspire passengers who are undecided on the destination of their next holiday.
Ryanair to delay pilot leave as carrier battles cancellations
Ryanair will force pilots to delay planned annual leave as it battles to overcome shortages in coming weeks. The low-cost carrier said last week it would cancel as many as 50 flights a day until the end of October after misallocating pilot holiday until the end of the year.
Japan Airlines boosts Dreamliner fleet ahead of Tokyo Olympics
Japan Airlines has announced an order today for four 787-8 Dreamliners from Boeing. The order is valued at more than $900 million at current list prices and will expand JAL’s Dreamliner fleet to 49 airplanes.
Thomas Cook China plans ten-fold expansion in 2018
Thomas Cook China, the joint venture between Thomas Cook and Fosun, the leading Chinese investment conglomerate, plans to increase customer numbers by more than ten times over the next year.
Air Malta launches low-cost Go-Light option to fliers
Air Malta has introduced a new range of prices under the Go-Light brand. The new product range includes a new product – Go Light, a hand luggage only one-way starting from just €39.
World Routes to welcome aviation industry to Barcelona
World Routes will this weekend bring together senior decision makers from airports, destinations and airlines to negotiate new air services. Around 2,600 delegates from 130 countries will meet during four days at Barcelona’s Fira Gran Via.
BP Ventures to invest $10m in jet charter marketplace Victor
Business-to-consumer jet charter marketplace Victor has announced the signing of a strategic investment agreement with BP Ventures. BP’s investment arm has committed to invest $10 million as lead investor to Victor’s Series B fundraising round.
Unite threatens Christmas strike at London Heathrow
About 4,000 workers at Heathrow Airport, members of Unite, have rejected the company’s holiday pay offer and imposed cuts to terms and conditions in a consultative ballot.