United adds second free bag for China flights

United adds second free bag for China flights

Beginning on 9th January, United Airlines allowed passengers to check two bags on all routes between North America and China and Hong Kong. Previously, only customers travelling from China/Hong Kong to the US could check two bags for free. Collected...
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How airlines continued to thrive in 2017 despite challenges

How airlines continued to thrive in 2017 despite challenges

Airlines continued to expand and kept a grip on improved profitability off the back of strong air travel demand in 2017, even if the positive mood was punctuated by a series of high-profile challenges and service interruptions that dominated headlines....
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Lufthansa Group carries record 130 million passengers in 2017

Lufthansa Group carries record 130 million passengers in 2017

In December 2017, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group welcomed approximately 9.3 million passengers, an increase of 19.9 per cent compared to the previous December. In total, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group welcomed around 130 million passengers on board.....
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Non-priority Ryanair passengers to be forced to check luggage

Non-priority Ryanair passengers to be forced to check luggage

To encourage more customers to check-in some bags and reduce the volume of carry-on bags, Ryanair has introduced bag policy changes on all flights. From next Monday, the check-in bag allowance will be increased from 15 kilograms to 20 kilograms...
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Norwegian reports highest ever passenger figures in 2017

Norwegian reports highest ever passenger figures in 2017

Norwegian has reported its highest ever passenger figures in a single year, with more than 33.15 million passengers and a load factor of 87.5 per cent in 2017. December 2017 was also characterised by passenger growth and a solid load...
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More airlines ban smart bags from checked luggage

More airlines ban smart bags from checked luggage

Three more carriers are banning so-called smart bags from being checked into luggage holds unless the bag’s integrated lithium battery can be removed and carried separately. Las Vegas-based LCC Allegiant Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines and Chicago-based United A...
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Dubai International sees continued upward trajectory in passenger numbers

Dubai International sees continued upward trajectory in passenger numbers

According to the monthly traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports, the upward trend in passenger traffic has continued at Dubai International. Over the past year, Dubai International has witnessed consistent growth in terms of passenger traffic. Given ...
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Delivering value is key priority for new Eurocontrol DG

Former Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) CEO Eamonn Brennan wants to make sure pan-European air traffic management (ATM) system Eurocontrol delivers value. Eurocontrol has 41 member states, as well as comprehensive agreements with Israel and Morocco. The body’s...
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HK Express targets 14% passenger jump in 2018

HK Express targets 14% passenger jump in 2018

HK Express carried 3.79 million passengers in 2017, up 30% increase from the year before, and is targeting to carry 4.35 million passengers this year. The carrier carried about 345,000 passengers in December, a record monthly high for the airline....
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Aviation Safety Network: Last year safest ever for air travel

Aviation Safety Network: Last year safest ever for air travel

Airliner accident statistics from 2017 show there were ten fatal accidents, resulting in 44 deaths. A further 35 persons were killed on the ground following these accidents. This makes 2017 the safest year ever, both by the number of fatal...
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