Luis Gallego, executive chairman of Iberia, has joined with mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, to launch a new stopover programme entitled Hola Madrid
Aeroflot and Japan Airlines have announced a codeshare agreement that will offer added flexibility to passengers travelling between Russia and Japan. The codeshare comes into effect from March 29th, with ticket sales launching at the beginning of March.
Peter Baumgartner, former chief executive of Etihad Airways, will join PA Consulting’s specialist aviation team. The unit includes the 2017 acquisition, Nyras.
South African Airways will cut eight routes from its international schedule as it restructures in an attempt to fend off bankruptcy. Domestic routes operated by its low-cost subsidiary Mango will not be affected.
The International Air Transport Association has announced full-year global passenger traffic results for last year, showing that demand, measured in revenue passenger kilometres, rose by 4.2 per cent compared to 2018.
Virgin Atlantic has extended the suspension of its services to Shanghai until the end of March. The news comes as the China continues to battle an outbreak of a new coronavirus.
Norwegian is launching a new non-stop service from London Gatwick to Aktion Airport, which serves both Preveza and Lefkada in Greece. The first flight will depart on May 3rd.
Erlendur Svavarsson has been selected as the new chief executive of Cabo Verde Airlines. He replaces Jens Bjarnason, who has served as chief executive since March last year.
Cathay Pacific has asked staff to take three weeks of unpaid leave to help it cope with the impact of the coronavirus. The Hong Kong flag-carrier has offered a voluntary special leave scheme to all employees.
Once priority passengers have boarded those in the economy cabin will board, starting with those at the back and moving forward towards the front.
American Airlines and Gol have signed a new reciprocal codeshare agreement, giving customers access to 20 new destinations in South America.
The conference is set to be the catalyst for some of the exciting new partnerships and decisions that will shape the aviation industry in the Americas into the new decade.