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Airlines Lufthansa board approves plans to grow Eurowings

The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG has approved an investment framework of around EUR 1 billion for the purchase and leasing of p to 61 aircraft, including 41 Airbus A320 Family aircraft and 20 Dash 8 Q400.

Airlines Air Berlin begins negotiations with Lufthansa and Easyjet and ends long-haul operations

Air Berlin' Supervisory Board has given information about the current status of the bidding negotiations for the sale of the company. The airline will focus on negotiations with Lufthansa and Easyjet. The aim of the talks that will continue until 12 October 2017 is to take over parts of Air Berlin. 

Airlines Condor and Eurowings may operate long-haul flights from Düsseldorf

Some days after struggling Air Berlin has announced the end of its long haul flights to the Caribbean, two major German carriers plan to fill the gap at Düsseldorf Airport.

Airlines Wizz Air launches nameless booking process

The Hungarian low cost carrier Wizz Air has introduced its new “Flexible Travel Partner” service, allowing customers to create a new reservation without including all passengers’ names at the time of booking. This new product has been designed for customers who want to book their trip securing low cost fares in advance, yet are uncertain who their travel partners will be.

Airlines First U.S.-built A320 Takes Flight

The first Airbus A320 aircraft to be produced at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama, has flown for the first time. The A320 took off from the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley on Thursday. The flight lasted approximately four hours, during which tests were performed on systems, engines and structural performance.

Airlines easyJet in talks with Air Berlin

Several newspaper report, British low-cost carrier easyJet is in talks to buy assets from insolvent German carrier Air Berlin. EasyJet declined to comment on this matter.

Airlines ExpressJet announces strategy changes

ExpressJet Airlines, a Georgia-based capacity provider and wholly owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc. has announced a series of changes to contracts with several U.S. major carriers.

Airlines Etihad ends A340-500 operations

Etihad Airways has ended its A340-500 operations. Ch-Aviation reports the last jet was retired after its last flight on July 28. The aircraft was the last of three Airbus A340-500 in the Etihad fleet. All three aircraft were ferried to Spain for storage.

Airlines TAROM launches tender for three long-haul aircraft

Romanian flag carrier TAROM has issued a request for proposal (RFP) to lease three widebody aircraft. In May, the Romanian transports minister, Razvan Cuc, announced that state-owned TAROM wants to acquire planes for flights to the US and China.

Airlines AirAsia plans to open Chinese subsidiary

The Malaysian low cost carrier AirAsia is planning to enter China, one of the last untapped markets for LCC in Asia. China Everbright Group, the Henan Working Group and AirAsia have announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding to establish a low-cost carrier in China as a joint venture.

Airlines Air Berlin starts cooperation with JetBlue

Air Berlin has announced a new partnership with JetBlue. The cooperation will start as of 12th September 2017 and will replace the former agreement with American Airlines that has ended in March.

Airlines Lufthansa transfers five A380 from Frankfurt to Munich

Lufthansa has announced to transfer five of its 14 Airbus A380 from Frankfurt/Main to its Munich hub. Starting in summer 2018 the aircraft will operate flights to the long-haul destinations Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Beijing.

Airlines Delta and China Eastern acquire Air France-KLM equity

Delta Air Lines and China Eastern Airlines have announced they have acquired separate 10% stakes in Air France-KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Group. The investments, which comes from new shares through capital increases, totals $875 million and will also provide Delta with a seat on the Air France-KLM Group’s board of directors.

Airlines Primera Air launches transatlantic low-cost flights in 2018

Primera Air, a subsidiary of Primera Travel Group, has announced it will launch transatlantic low-cost flights from three new European bases in 2018. The airline plans to connect the new bases in Birmingham, London Stansted and Paris Charles-de-Gaulle with Newark and Boston.

Airlines Etihad Airways sales Darwin Airline shares

Etihad Airways has sold its 33,33% minority stake in Swiss regional carrier Darwin Airline. Darwin Airline operates domestic and international services using the brand name Etihad Regional since January 2014.

Airlines Icelandair receives first Boeing 737 MAX

Icelandair has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX. The airline plans to enhance its trans-Atlantic operations.

Airlines Qantas starts first direct flights between Australia and Europe

Australia’s flag carrier Qantas has commenced the first direct flights between Europe and Australia.

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