Alan Dron



Flyadeal Airbus A320
New Saudi LCC Flyadeal to launch in September 
New Saudi Arabian LCC Flyadeal will launch services Sept. 23, as it seeks to stimulate an already fast-growing domestic market with low fares.
Interview: Mehmet Nane, CEO, Pegasus Airlines 
Since Mehmet Nane became CEO of Pegasus Airlines, Turkey has endured a Russian tourism ban, an attempted coup and terrorist attacks, yet it continues to grow.
BA targets premium passengers with new customer services 
British Airways is focusing on its most profitable passengers, with upgrades to Club World cabins and new airport lounges and a first-class center at Heathrow.
Brexit: Airlines hope for the best, prepare for the worst 
Will there be a catastrophic collapse of air services between the European Union and the UK, or “business as normal”? There is uncertainty as Brexit approaches.
UK lessor Falko boosts E190 portfolio
UK lessor Falko Regional Aircraft, which focuses on the regional aircraft sector, has added four Embraer E190 regional jets to its portfolio, the company said Aug. 21.
Cathay Dragon A321neo
Cathay Dragon to turn over narrowbody fleet
Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Group has signed an MOU with Airbus for 32 A321neo single-aisle aircraft, the airline group said Aug. 21.
Cobalt Air A320
Cobalt Air looks east for new long-haul routes 
Young Cyprus carrier Cobalt Air is planning to move into the long-haul market, taking advantage of its substantial Chinese shareholder base.
Loganair Saab 340 in traditional livery
British Airways, Loganair confirm new codeshare
British Airways (BA) and Scottish regional airline Loganair have concluded a new codeshare agreement, the two carriers have confirmed.
Bergen Airport
New terminal opens at Norway’s Bergen Airport
Norway’s Bergen Flesland Airport has opened a new terminal with capacity for up to 10 million passengers a year.
Gulf Air Airbus A320
Gulf Air, Aegean ink codeshare
Bahraini national airline Gulf Air and Greece’s largest carrier, Aegean Airlines, have announced a codeshare partnership widening their respective networks across Europe and the Middle East.
Royal Jordanian A330-200
Royal Jordanian seeks to stimulate yields
Royal Jordanian (RJ) has announced a series of measures to strengthen its income as the airline faces increasing competition in its home market.
New satellite images provided by the French space agency CNES
New report suggests resting place of MH370
An Australian scientific body says it believes it has identified the area in which Malaysia Airlines MH370 crashed into the southern Indian Ocean “with unprecedented precision and certainty.”
Cobalt Air A320
CEO: Cobalt Air to install onboard Wi-Fi 
Cyprus-based airline Cobalt Air is to fit its fleet of Airbus A320-family aircraft with an onboard Wi-Fi system to allow passengers to download content onto their personal electronic devices.
Ethiopian Airlines' refurbished Boeing 767-300ER cabin interior seats
Ethiopian upgrades Boeing 767 fleet
Ethiopian Airlines Group has refurbished its Boeing 767-300ERs with new seating and inflight entertainment systems.
Airport liquor store
Ryanair calls for new measures as drink disturbances rocket
Ireland-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair has called for strict limits on the amount of alcohol passengers can be served at UK airports, following a spike in the number of people arrested for drunken behavior at airports or on flights.