British Airways re-releases upgrade incentive to fly in First Class

British Airways has re-released its 'Upgrade to First for Free' promotion for customers who book a return flight in Club World and travel before 31 December. The offer enables customers to upgrade to First class on one leg of their journey and includes selected American Airlines … Read more about British Airways re-releases upgrade incentive to fly in First Class

Air traffic control delays increase by 35%

A year of delays across European airspace is reflected in statistics released for July which show delays due to air traffic control regulations rose by 35% compare to July 2015. 70% of these delays were non-weather related but instead were linked to factors within service … Read more about Air traffic control delays increase by 35%

KLM lead the way with WhatsApp Business pilot

WhatsApp has partnered with KLM to pilot the use of a WhatsApp Business app. It allows verified businesses to connect with customers via WhatsApp, an app that has over one billion users worldwide. KLM is the first airline to be a part of the pilot and it enables them to send … Read more about KLM lead the way with WhatsApp Business pilot

In Depth – New airline LEVEL breaks in to the low cost longhaul market

With Norwegian Airlines rapid expansion of longhaul low-cost flights, other airlines are starting to enter the market and compete in this fast growing sector. The premise of just paying for a basic fare and then having flexibility to add extra services you need, such as a checked … Read more about In Depth – New airline LEVEL breaks in to the low cost longhaul market

Air Berlin file for insolvency

Air Berlin have filed for insolvency after Etihad, a key shareholder, withdrew its funding and declared it wouldn’t provide any further support. In 2016 it reported a record loss of £713m and whilst the German government have stepped in to provide a €150m loan to enable the … Read more about Air Berlin file for insolvency

EasyJet sets up new company in anticipation of Brexit

EasyJet has set up a new company, ‘EasyJet Europe’, to pre-empt any impact Brexit has on the single aviation market. The new company is based in Vienna and, as EU rules state that an airline must be based in Europe in order to fly across the continent, this would enable to them … Read more about EasyJet sets up new company in anticipation of Brexit

Etihad introduces paid Chauffeur service and lounge access

Etihad has announced that they will be stopping their complimentary chauffeur service for all business and first class customers for tickets purchased after 03 July 2017, except when travelling to/from Abu Dhabi or in the Residence. From 3 July 2017 they will offer a paid airport … Read more about Etihad introduces paid Chauffeur service and lounge access

EasyJet offers private jet terminal experience

EasyJet have partnered with Luton airport to offer customers the use of their private jet terminal. Customers who opt to use the service will be able to check in, clear security and enjoy a luxury lounge before being driven to the aircraft in a private car. It costs £475 for the … Read more about EasyJet offers private jet terminal experience