Etihad Airways raises US$1.2bn in fresh funding

Etihad Airways raises US$1.2bn in fresh funding

Etihad Airways has raised US$1.2 billion in the first sustainability-linked loan tied to environmental, social and governance targets in global aviation.The transaction is the largest sustainable financing in the history of the airline and follows two innovative aviation financing deals – a first-of-a-kind sustainability-linked transition sukuk in 2020 and a...

Air Astana returns to Thailand as market reopens

Air Astana returns to Thailand as market reopens

Air Astana continues to expand its international network, with the launch of twice weekly direct flights from Almaty to the tropical island of Phuket in Thailand.The flight will take off on October 31st.The news comes as the destination begins to reopen its tourism sector in the wake of Covid-19.ADVERTISEMENTService frequencies...

United to boost transatlantic offering next spring

United to boost transatlantic offering next spring

United has announced the largest transatlantic expansion in its history, including ten new flights and five new, vogue destinations.The latter includes Amman, Jordan; Bergen, Norway; Azores, Portugal; Palma de Mallorca, Spain and Tenerife in the Spanish Canary Islands. All of the new routes – which are set to begin in...

Delta Air Lines returns to black in September quarter

Delta Air Lines returns to black in September quarter

Delta Air Lines has reported an adjusted pre-tax income of US$216 million for the three months to the end of September. The figure, however, excludes a US$1.3 billion net benefit related to the second payroll support program extension, partially offset by debt extinguishment charges and mark-to-market adjustments on investments. “Our...

Oman Air debus new range of stopover packages

Oman Air debus new range of stopover packages

Oman Air Holidays launched a number of Oman stopover packages giving passengers the flexibility to discover some of the most desirable tourist spots in and around Muscat.Trips will be on offer to the capital, Nizwa, Jabal Akhdar and Mussanah. Also available is a fully bespoke eight-hour Muscat city day tour...

Singapore begins gradual reopening of borders

Singapore begins gradual reopening of borders

Singapore has introduced a vaccinated travel lane (VTL) for travellers from the UK, effective from October 19th.The decision means that British travellers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will be able to enter Singapore with a vaccinated travel pass (VTP). Applications for the pass will open on today. The scheme...

Air Belgium begins Airbus fleet renewal programme

Air Belgium begins Airbus fleet renewal programme

Air Belgium has taken delivery of the first of two A330-900. The aircraft is configured with 286 seats in a three-class layout - 30 comfortable lie-flat business class, 21 premium-class,  and 235 economy-class seats. The aircraft is furnished with the Airbus Airspace cabin. All seats are equipped with the latest-generation,...

Qantas to return to London next month

Qantas to return to London next month

Qantas has confirmed it will operate its flagship direct route from Australia to London via Darwin when international flights resume next month with the reopening of the border.The national carrier has reached an agreement with the Northern Territory government and Darwin Airport to temporarily reroute its flights from Melbourne and...

Wizz Air confirms wider winter sun restart

Wizz Air confirms wider winter sun restart

Wizz Air has confirmed it will restart flights from London Luton to Gran Canaria, Lisbon, Milan and Rome, as well as departures from Doncaster Sheffield to Lanzarote, Tenerife and Fuerteventura. As it is well and truly autumn, now is the perfect time to be thinking of a trip away to...

Tata Group retakes control of Air India

Tata Group retakes control of Air India

Tata Group has emerged as the successful bidder for troubled national flag-carrier, Air India. Holding company Tata Sons, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Talace, submitted a winning bid of £1.7 billion for the carrier, which was auctioned by the Indian government. The sale marks the return of Air India to the...

Airbus A380 leads widespread British Airways return

Airbus A380 leads widespread British Airways return

British Airways is set to welcome back its first A380 aircraft next month and operate its biggest schedule since March 2020.The carrier will be offering additional services to cities across the globe, including the United States.British Airways’ A380 will initially operate to a number of short-haul destinations to allow for...

Jet2.com orders 15 further A321neos from Airbus

Jet2.com orders 15 further A321neos from Airbus

Jet2.com has placed a further order for 15 A321neos with Airbus following its initial one for 36 placed in August.It takes the total order by the Leeds-based airline to 51 A321neos.The two orders reflect ambitious fleet expansion and renewal plans at the carrier, Airbus said in a statement.ADVERTISEMENTEngine selection will...

Qatar Airways signs RwandAir codeshare deal

Qatar Airways signs RwandAir codeshare deal

RwandAir and Qatar Airways have signed a comprehensive codeshare agreement to offer travellers more choice.As part of the deal, the Rwandan flag-carrier will also launch new non-stop flights between their Kigali hub and Doha in December.Yvonne Makolo, RwandAir chief executive, said: “This is a major milestone for RwandAir and marks...

Sabre Corporation signs new Emirates partnership

Sabre Corporation signs new Emirates partnership

Sabre Corporation has signed a new multi-year, worldwide distribution agreement with Emirates.The new agreement will provide Sabre-connected travel buyers and agencies with access to Emirates’ content, through Sabre’s global distribution system, with immediate effect.  Further to this, Emirates will create and distribute NDC offers through the Sabre GDS.ADVERTISEMENT“We are delighted...

Cathay Pacific to boost sustainable fuel use

Cathay Pacific to boost sustainable fuel use

Cathay Pacific is reaffirming its commitment to reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 by pledging to use sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for ten per cent of its total fuel consumption by 2030.The carrier has made pioneering efforts in supporting SAF development for more than a decade. In 2014, it was...

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