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.