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IATA Expects Boeing 737 MAX to Remain Grounded Until August

Boeing’s fastest-selling aircraft, the 737 MAX 8, is most likely to remain grounded until August the earliest, according to estimates by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

European Travel Agents Charge IATA with Ticket Distribution Abuse

The European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Association (ECTAA) has lodged a complaint against IATA for restricting competition in the market for air ticket distribution.

Alitalia’s Passenger Revenues Increase by 5.9% in April

Alitalia’s passenger revenues increased by 5.9 percent in April, compared to the same month last year, due to the carrier's excellent performance on long-haul routes.

Austrian Airlines Presents New Boarding Pass

After modernizing its brand identity in 2018, Austrian Airlines has presented a new design for its mobile boarding pass for passengers.

Turkish Airlines to Open Five Lounges at New Istanbul Airport

Turkish Airlines will open a total of five passenger lounges at the new Istanbul Airport by summer 2019.

Saudi Arabian Airlines Appoints Intermodal Air as GSA in Greece

Saudi Arabian Airlines has appointed Intermodal Air as its GSA in Greece and has announced flights between Athens and Riyadh as of June 5.

Volotea CEO: ‘Athens Base Launch Most Successful in Our History’

One year after the opening of Volotea's base in Athens, the carrier's CEO referred to it as "the most successful launch" in the airline's history.

AirHelp: Athens Airport Ranks 3rd Among World’s Best

Athens International Airport has been ranked third in AirHelp’s 7th annual listing of the world’s best airports and airlines for 2019.

Ryanair Returns to Kalamata with Four New Routes

Ryanair has launched four new routes from Kalamata in Greece to London Stansted, Milan Bergamo, Pisa and Sofia, as part of its summer 2019 schedule.

Alitalia: World’s Most Punctual Airline for Jan-April 2019

Alitalia ranked first in the world for its on-time performance in the first four months of 2019, according to data released by FlightStats.

Star Alliance Honored for Third Time at Air Transport Awards Event

Star Alliance has been named "Airline Alliance of the Year" for the third time in a row at the Air Transport Awards event.

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.

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.

Mega Airlines Studies Again Named ‘Europe’s Top Performer’ by IATA

Mega Airlines Studies received the title of “Europe’s Top Performer 2019”, during the IATA World Congress, which was recently held in New Delhi, India.

India’s Jet Airways Shuts Down Operations

India’s Jet Airways announced this week that it would be ceasing operations after failing to secure emergency funding.

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.