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ITA Airways offers a daily shuttle service between Paris and Milan Linate. There should be up to 7 ARs each day and 86 weekly frequencies. From Linate, travelers can directly reach the entire network of destinations in Italy, such as Alghero, Bari, Brindisi, Cagliari, Catania, Lamezia Terme, Naples, Palermo, Pescara or Reggio Calabria. In addition, through the Rome Fiumicino hub, it is possible to reach the rest of the world, including North and South America, with New York, Boston, Miami, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires and São Paolo, as well as the Asia-Pacific destinations of the ITA Airways network with New Delhi, Tokyo and Male (Maldives).

Qairways is the new global partner and official airline of Formula 1, thanks to an agreement that will run until the 2027 season. The 2023 Formula 1 season includes 23 races in 21 countries and five continents

Air France plans to operate three special non-stop flights between Los Angeles, California and Nice, France. These flights will be operated on May 15, 22 and 29, 2023 during the Cannes Film Festival!

American Airlines cut nearly 50,000 flights from its summer schedule, with June and July being the worst affected months.

Korean Air–Asiana Airlines : the antitrust authorities of the EU and the United States have still not given the green light to the proposed merger between the two airlines. At the end of 2020, Korean Air announced that it would acquire a nearly two-thirds stake in Asiana and integrate the airline.

Turkish Airlines announced that it had carried out more than 15,000 relief flights to the earthquake-affected regions of southern Turkey. With these flights, the airline evacuated more than 280,000 affected residents while bringing in more than 285,000 aid workers.

Indigo : is already one of Airbus’ largest customers. The company operates 346 aircraft from its factories and has yet to deliver 488. Among the 15 companies competing for the market are SpiceJet, Vistara, Air Asia and Go First. India is the world’s third-largest air transport market after the United States and China, and according to Airbus forecasts, its traffic is expected to grow at an average annual rate of 6.6% over the next two decades. almost twice as fast as the global average.

Air France and KLM postponed again to early 2024 instead of applying the GDS surcharge for business travel agencies.

The Franco-Dutch group specified in its press release of February 22, 2023 that “the GDS surcharge exemption currently in place”, i.e. 15 euros per segment, is extended until December 31 next. Air France-KLM is working “always in collaborative mode” with travel management companies to facilitate their transition to the NDC, “the business ecosystem” according to him needing more time to adapt, “in particular for their online booking tools (SBT)”.

Valletta Airlines : The new carrier announced that it had obtained an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) ahead of its planned launch this year. The birth of the new company would confirm a revival of the air sector on the island, after the Air Malta crisis. The airline aims to start operations with an Airbus A320-200, which it recently registered

JetBlue celebrated the grand opening of JFK’s future Terminal 6 with the Governor of New York and other leaders. The new Terminal 6 will seamlessly connect to JetBlue’s current home of Terminal 5, adding gates and the ability for the airline

Thai Airways : similar to other airlines that have emerged from financial difficulties, Thai Airways is coming back to life in 2023. Things are going so well that recently appointed CEO Chai Eamsiri predicts that the carrier will leave rehabilitation by the end of 2023. end of 2024 and will revert to Thai stock. The current operating fleet of Thai Airways and its subsidiaries comprises 64 aircraft. In the 2023 summer schedule, THAI will operate flights to 39 destinations worldwide with increases in flight frequencies on intercontinental and regional routes such as Tokyo (Narita and Haneda), Osaka, Seoul, Taipei, Hong Kong, Singapore , Kolkata and Mumbai. THAI will also resume flight services to destinations in China, namely Beijing, Shanghai, Kunming, Chengdu and Guangzhou in response to the ever-increasing travel demand.

Emirates has recycled more than 500,000 kilograms of plastic and glass in the year 2022, collecting discarded bottles on board for reuse. 500,000 kilograms is almost the same weight as a fully loaded Emirates A380 flagship aircraft.

Eurocontrol’s top 10 airlines

2022 was the year in which European aviation weathered the storm, closing the year with 9.3 million flights: 3.1 million more than last year, but still 1.8 million less than in 2019. These data were provided by Eurocontrol, European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation. Some 2 billion passengers flew to or from a European airport last year. Total traffic in 2023 is expected to reach 92% of pre-Covid levels, with full pandemic recovery in 2025. In the Top 10 airlines, we find of course Air France and KLM but the first two are low cost.

The top 10 airports

Major European airports are mostly struggling to recover more than 83% of pre-pandemic traffic: with Istanbul in first place and around 100% of 2019 levels for most of the year, if the final data is not not available. We find, rather well placed, the airports of Paris CDG and Amsterdam.

Exciting and informative.. Thank you I didn’t know there were anti-trust authorities..

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