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China’s Tianju to purchase 10 ATR 42-600s

ATR 42 600ATR, the world's leading manufacturer of turboprop aircraft, and Shaanxi Tianju Investment Group (Tianju) have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for the purchase of 10 ATR 42-600s to develop commuter service in Xinjiang, China. The first deliveries are expected to start as soon as possible in 2018.

Lufthansa to station five A380 widebody jets in Munich

lufthansa a380Lufthansa announced plans to station five Airbus A380 widebody airliners at its Munich hub in the summer of next year. By deploying the world's largest passenger aircraft, Lufthansa will not only substantially boost its capacity on long-haul routes to and from Munich, but will also establish a new premium service for passengers using Munich Airport.  

Scoot and Tigerair merge

scoot takeoffScoot, Asia/Pacific’s best low cost airline, is set to get bigger and better from 25 July, as Scoot and Tigerair aim to complete their integration and operate all flights under the Scoot brand, subject to final regulatory approval.

flydubia launches Dubai – Kilimanjaro flights

flydubaiKilimanjaro will become the 3rd destination of flydubai in Tanzania when the carrier starts flights from 29 October. The relaunched service to the carrier’s third point in Tanzania, along with Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar, will see flydubai’s network in Africa expand to 12 destinations.

Hertz renews global partnership with Lufthansa; earn more miles with Hertz rentals

Hertz CounterHertz Global Holdings, Inc. has recently renewed its global partnership with Lufthansa that first launched in 2013. The agreement has since resulted in added convenience and exclusive benefits for Lufthansa.com passengers renting a Hertz vehicle at any location around the world. Lufthansa.com customers will continue to enjoy attractive car rental offers from Hertz while accessing special discounts and new exclusive benefits.

Qatar Airways presents Qsuite at the Paris Air Show

Qatar Airways will reveal the first aircraft featuring its revolutionary new First in Business Class experience on the opening day of this year’s Paris Air Show, taking place from 19 to 25 June at Le Bourget in Paris. With the launch of the first aircraft in its fleet fitted with the revolutionary, award-winning new Qsuite, Qatar Airways’ First in Business Class concept will allow visitors a unique preview of the on-board offering.

Qatar Paris Airshow

 

19 airlines join forces and rebrand their Brussels-based association as AIRE

aireLOT Polish Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines and the 16 members of the International Air Carrier Association (IACA) have officially transformed the association into the Airlines International Representation in Europe “AIRE”, that will offer airlines a more effective representation, information and access to the European institutions.

United to offer lie-flat seating on all flights between Hawaii and 5 United hubs

Beginning this summer, United’s premium cabin customers on all overnight flights between Hawaii and Chicago, Denver, Houston, New York/Newark and Washington, D.C., will enjoy 180-degree flat-bed seats for a more relaxing and sleep-enhancing flight with custom-designed duvets and pillows provided by leading luxury specialty store and New York-bred retailer Saks Fifth Avenue.

United Polaris bedding lieflat

Airbus study says 35,000 aircraft required in the next 20 years

a330 NEO CabinThe world’s passenger aircraft fleet above 100 seats is set to more than double in the next 20 years to over 40,000 planes as traffic is set to grow at 4.4 percent per year, according to Airbus’ latest Global Market Forecast 2017-2036.

Helsinki Airport powers with solar energy

Finavia, the operator of Helsinki Airport, has decided to speed up its ambitious climate programme, which aims to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions caused by the operations of all of the company's 21 airports to zero by 2020. At Helsinki Airport, this goal will already be reached in 2017, when the largest airport solar power plant in the Nordic countries is opened at the airport, and when airport buses start using renewable fuels.  

Helsinki Airport outside

Qatar Airways launches Doha – Dublin flights

qatar airways a350The first Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Dublin carrying Senior Vice President of Qatar Airways Europe, Mr. Jonathan Harding, travelled on board the inaugural flight and was greeted by DAA Chief Executive, Mr. Kevin Toland; Dublin Airport Managing Director, Mr. Vincent Harrison; and Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland, Mr. Niall Gibbons.

Lufthansa increases Glasgow to Munich service

lufthansa a320neoLufthansa has announced plans to expand flights between Glasgow and Munich with four flights a week during the winter following the success of the airline’s seasonal service.

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