Lufthansa: ver.di strikes are an excessive measure

The public services trade union ver.di has called a 24-hour warning strike for Monday 22 April at several of Lufthansa’s locations in Germany. In addition to the airline’s bases at Frankfurt and Munich, the Group’s locations in Hamburg, Norderstedt, Nuremberg, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Berlin, Stuttgart and Hanover will be affected by the strike action. Lufthansa’s chief … Read more

SAS and Turkish Airlines commence codeshare

Share Tweet Share Share Email Comments SAS and Star Alliance partner Turkish Airlines are today entering into a code-share agreement that offers Scandinavian travelers easy access to six destinations in Turkey. As of today, SAS customers are able to book Turkish Airlines operated flights with a SK flight code on (or with a travel … Read more

Wizz Air launches four routes to Dubai

Wizz Air announced that it will start services to Dubai World Central Airport from Budapest (Hungary), Bucharest (Romania), Kiev (Ukraine) and Sofia (Bulgaria) starting from 28 October 2013. Wizz Air now connects over 30 countries with its state of the art fleet of 40 Airbus A320 aircraft. The UAE has displayed one of the most … Read more

Norwegian launches new route between Ibiza and London Gatwick

Norwegian Air Shuttle is launching its 14th new direct route from its new base at London Gatwick. Starting May 25th, the airline will fly once a week, on Saturdays, from London Gatwick to the popular Spanish island of Ibiza. In April, Norwegian is establishing a new base of operations at London’s Gatwick Airport. The airline … Read more

Monarch takes delivery of its first A320 with Sharklets

Monarch Airlines, one of the UK’s scheduled airlines, has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320 equipped with fuel saving wing tip devices, called Sharklets, becoming the first UK carrier to benefit from them. Sharklets are an option on new-build A320 Family aircraft, and standard on all members of the A320neo Family. The new wing … Read more

Iberia receives its first Airbus A330

Iberia has taken delivery of the first of the five Airbus A330s that will enter service for the Spanish airline this year. Spanish flag carrier Iberia currently has a total of nine Airbus A330-300 widebodies on order and also holds options on eight more. It intends to use the new aircraft to replace a fleet of 13 Airbus A340-300 jets currently … Read more

Boeing alerts possible delay of Norwegian’s first 787

The aircraft was scheduled to be delivered in late April. The June delivery may also be affected. In the event that the 787 is not operational in time for Norwegian’s services to New York and Bangkok replacement long-haul aircraft will be leased to ensure that flights are operated as planned. Based on this new information … Read more