Tag: flights

US Airlines Reducing Flights to Cuba

Reading Time: 2 minutes Some airlines in the United States are reducing flights to Cuba, with Silver Airways planning to trim its flight schedule to the Spanish-speaking Caribbean country early in the New Year. Travel Weekly said on Wednesday that Silver Airways has become the second US airline to reduce the frequency of flights to Cuba. Between January and […]

Emirates Expects Busy Start to 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes Emirates expects a busy start to 2017, as travellers return from the holiday season. Close to 250,000 passengers are expected to pass through Emirates’ Concourses and Terminal 3 in the first three days of the year, according to the latest booking figures. The busiest day for the airline is expected to be on Monday 2 […]

Heathrow Plans 25,000 More Flights a Year as Revenue Increases

Reading Time: 1 minute Heathrow Airport is planning an extra 25,000 flights per year from 2021 on its existing runways to give the UK a ‘Brexit Boost’ as nine month revenues rise. Revenue rose by 1.2 per cent to just under £2.1 billion ($2.6 billion) with adjusted profit before tax rising 11 per cent to £202 million. Heathrow made […]

Flights Between UK and China to Increase by 150%

Reading Time: 2 minutes Successful negotiations held between the respective governments of the UK and China have resulted in an increase of 150% in the services currently being operated. At present only 40 passenger flights per week were being allowed, but this has now risen to 100. In addition, there will be no restrictions on the number of permitted […]

Ten Years of Lufthansa Crews in National Costume

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lufthansa crew to wear anniversary costume to look after guests on its flights. Ten years ago we heard it for the first time: Take-off for the Lufthansa crew in national costume. Since then, a total of 20 destinations have been flown to on four continents, with national costumes from three different fashion houses introduced to the […]

Air France to Increase West Africa Flights

Reading Time: 1 minute Air France will begin 3X-weekly Paris Charles de Gaulle-Accra (Ghana, West Africa) services on Feb. 28, 2017. Beginning March 28, 2017, Air France’s 208-seat Airbus A330 service will be upgraded to a 312-seat Boeing 777-200 for the summer season. Air France chairman and CEO Frédéric Gagey said partner KLM Royal Dutch Airlines operates daily flights […]

150 Flights Between Saudi and Iran Halted as Diplomatic Ties Cut

Reading Time: 2 minutes Around 150 direct flights between Iran and Saudi Arabia carrying thousands of pilgrims every month have been halted as diplomatic ties between the two countries were severed, aviation sources said on Tuesday. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told Reuters in an interview on Monday that it had halted trade and flights with Iran as part […]