16 MAY 2016
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British Airways is to serve Qatar’s capital Doha with a non-stop daily service from London starting in October, removing its existing stopover in Bahrain, according to Forbes magazine.
John Holland-Kaye, Heathrow CEO, is seeking an early meeting with London’s new mayor, Sadiq Khan, as the south-east runway debate reaches a conclusion. He has also written to the Prime Minister. A final government decision is expected shortly.
Manchester will be in the aviation limelight on 16 July when Swiss International Air Lines lands its first Bombardier CSeries aircraft – a CS100 – at the airport. Swiss is the first airline to operate the new twinjet.
The mystery of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines’ flight MH370 moved slightly closer to solution last week after debris found was said to be “almost certainly” from the missing aircraft.
More than 1.96m passengers passed through Stansted last month, 2.7% more than in April 2015. It was the busiest April since 2007 and the 25th consecutive month of passenger growth at the airport.
The new St Helena airport won certification last week from Air Safety Support International (ASSI) while work continued to solve turbulence and windshear issues experienced by Comair’s implementation flight last month (see BTN 2 May).
Hawaiian Airlines on Friday secured the right to begin flying nonstop between Tokyo and Kailua-Kona after it was awarded a fiercely-sought-after new night-departure slot at Haneda Airport.
A 28th consecutive year of profit and steady business expansion were announced on Tuesday by the Emirates Group.
The company, made up of the Emirates airline and air-service provider dnata, said it ended the 2015-16 financial year with record profits and in a strong position despite “global and operational challenges” during the period.