News

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November

Lufthansa outlines plans for Alitalia hubs post take-over

Lufthansa Group would develop Rome Fiumicino into its fifth major European hub should it be successful in its bid to acquire parts of Alitalia (AZ, Rome Fiumicino). The group currently operates hubs at Frankfurt Int’l and Munich (for Lufthansa), Zurich (for Swiss), and Vienna (for Austrian Airlines). Speaking during the… Read More

11
November

Wizz moves in on Athens

More competition for Ryanair in Europe is on the way after Hungarian carrier Wizz Air announced it will begin serving Athens from the start of next summer with eight routes to the Greek capital. Wizz says it will initially serve Athens from Bucharest daily, Budapest four times weekly, increasing to… Read More

11
November

Leeds Bradford Airport changes hands

Australian investment company AMP Capital, which owns Newcastle Airport, has now taken control of Leeds Bradford from Bridgepoint Advisers, which has owned it for the past decade. The Sydney-based fund has agreed to acquire 100% of Leeds Bradford, calling it a “compelling investment” and saying it had chosen to purchase… Read More

07
October

Twinjet twins

Twin brothers born within 30min of one another who went on to become British Airways pilots celebrated their 60th birthdays and retired on Saturday after landing their final flights 30sec apart. Happy landings: The Hart brothers Jeremy and Nick Hart, both A320 captains on BA short-haul routes, decided a fitting… Read More

07
October

Eurowings asks passengers to vote on potential new routes

German LCC Eurowings is linking up passenger engagement with its route development strategy by asking customers to vote for the route they want the airline to fly. The Lufthansa Group wholly owned subsidiary launched the “You vote, we fly” campaign Oct. 4, giving passengers a choice of 10 European short-haul routes…. Read More

07
October

Boeing, JetBlue-backed Zunum plans 12-seat regional aircraft launch

US startup Zunum Aero plans to launch a 12-passenger regional airliner with hybrid-electric propulsion with venture-capital backing from Boeing and New York-based JetBlue Airways. The company, which is also getting support from Washington state—where Zunum is based—aims to certify and deliver the aircraft in 2022. Zunum has the stated goal… Read More