23 MAY 2016
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The first new aircraft type to enter Cathay Pacific’s fleet in 20 years is scheduled to arrive next Friday, 27 May, when the airline takes delivery of its first Airbus A350-900 in Toulouse.
Led by Flight International magazine's David Learmount, who on TV has consistently refused to commit himself to the reason for the Egyptair Airbus A320 disaster, the media has for once been steadfastly reluctant to focus on a cause.
Self check-in, allowing passengers to skip queues and go straight to a dedicated baggage-drop counter, has been introduced by Air India at 26 domestic airports, including Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi and Hyderabad.
Egypt sent a submarine to the Egyptair crash site last night (Sunday) as efforts intensified to locate the A320’s two black boxes, thought to be several thousand metres down in the Mediterranean.
“Strong progress” was reported by Alitalia last week as the airline issued an update on its plan launched 18 months ago to reshape its operations “to compete effectively on the global aviation stage”.
A restructuring programme aimed at cutting losses this year and returning the company to profit in 2017 is being instituted by Belgian regional carrier VLM after it applied last week for bankruptcy protection.
Getting on the tourist map. Port Elizabeth.
One of New York’s best-known hotels, the Barclay at E 48th St, has reopened after a US$180m, 20-month top-to-bottom renovation with more than 420,000sq ft of redesigned interiors.
A new timetable from Virgin Trains with 42 additional trains connecting London and Edinburgh every week entered service last Monday as part of a £140m investment programme on the East Coast route.
Management changes at Stobart Air will not affect the carrier’s plans to operate scheduled flights from Carlisle, Stobart Group chairman Andrew Tinkler said last week. Services would be operating by this time next year, he added.