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Ethiopian Airlines Launches Flights to 20th Destination in Europe

Ethiopian Airlines in July will connect Addis Ababa in Ethiopia with Marseille in France, which is the carrier's 20th destination in Europe.

‘My Emirates Pass’ Offers Special Membership Discounts Across UAE for Summer 2019

The “My Emirates Pass” has returned for summer 2019, offering travelers discounts and benefits in over 500 locations across the UAE.

Emirates: ‘Expo 2020 Dubai’ Pavilion to Focus on Future of Commercial Aviation

Emirates, the premier partner and the official airline of Expo 2020 Dubai, has unveiled the design and visitor experience concepts of its ultra-modern pavilion for the six-month mega event.

Scoot: New Flights to Four Chinese Cities

Scoot, the low-cost arm of the Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group, has launched sales to four new cities in China: Wuhan, Changsha, Kunming and Fuzhou.

Ryanair: New Thessaloniki – Amman Service for Winter 2019

Ryanair has announced a new service from Thessaloniki in northern Greece, to Amman in Jordan, for its 2019 winter schedule.

Emirates Completes Upgrade of Boeing 777-200 Fleet

Emirates has completed the reconfiguration of its Boeing 777-200LR fleet, an investment that reached a total of $150 million.

Croatia Airlines Celebrates 30 Years with Record Number of Passengers

Star Alliance member Croatia Airlines held an event in central Athens, marking its 30 years of service in air travel.

Alitalia Sees Higher Passenger Revenues in Q1 2019

Alitalia’s passenger revenues increased by 1.4 percent during the first three months of 2019, compared to the same period in 2018.

TripAdvisor Again Names Singapore Airlines as ‘World’s Best’

Singapore Airlines has been announced "world's best" for the second year on TripAdvisor's Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines list.

Lufthansa Named ATW Airline of the Year 2019

Lufthansa has been announced "Airline of the Year 2019" by the Air Transport World (ATW), a leading monthly magazine covering the global airline industry.

Travelport and Pakistan Int’l Airlines Announce Full Content Agreement

Travelport, a leading travel commerce platform, has reached a Full Content Agreement with Pakistan’s national carrier, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).

Croatia Airlines Ready to Launch Seasonal Flights to Athens

Croatia Airlines has announced the launch of its seasonal flights to Athens from Zagreb, Dubrovnik and Split for summer 2019.

JAL and Travelport to Launch GDS for Japanese Travel Market

Japan Airlines and Travelport Worldwide have formed a joint venture for the operation of a Global Distribution System (GDS), tailored to the needs of the Japanese travel industry.

Istanbul Airport Set for Full Opening in April

The Istanbul Airport, set to be among the biggest and busiest in the world, is scheduled to open in full for airlines and passengers on April 7.

Laudamotion to Fly from Athens to Vienna in October

Austria's low-cost airline Laudamotion has announced new daily connections from Athens to Vienna, with flights starting in October 2019.

Lufthansa Group Modernizes Fleet, Orders 40 Long-haul Aircraft

Lufthansa Group is proceeding with the modernization of its long-haul fleet with the purchase of 40 state-of-the-art aircraft from Boeing and Airbus.

Ellinair ‘Highly Commended’ as Fastest Growing Airline in Greek Market for 2018

Ellinair was highly commended as the fastest growing airline in the domestic market for 2018, during the 19th Airline Marketing Workshop recently held by Athens Airport.

Lufthansa Group Flies Record Number of Passengers to/from Greece in 2018

The airlines of Lufthansa Group last year carried some 2.7 million passengers to/from Greece, a record number compared to 2017, up by 18 percent.

Air France Applauded for Quality of Wines and Champagnes Served in the Sky

Air France has been honored for the high-quality of the wines and champagnes served on board its La Première cabin at the Business Traveller Cellars in the Sky Awards 2018.

Boeing Stops All 737 Max 8 Flights, Limited Disruption Expected

New evidence by Ethiopian authorities has prompted US company Boeing to terminate all 737 Max 8 flights following a second deadly accident in less than six months.