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Virgin Atlantic announces partnership with LATAM Airlines

Virgin Atlantic announces partnership with LATAM Airlines

Virgin Atlantic has announced a new codeshare agreement with LATAM Airlines. Customers booking through Virgin Atlantic are now able to travel from Heathrow direct to São Paulo, as well as connecting onwards onto 12 domestic airports in Brazil including Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Florianopolis.

airBaltic opens new base at Tampere

airBaltic opens new base at Tampere

airBaltic will open a new base in Tampere in May 2022, connecting Tampere with six direct routes to Oslo, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Munich, Malaga and Rhodes, in addition to continued operations to Riga.

Aer Lingus and Emerald Airlines announce accelerated plans for launch of regional routes

Aer Lingus and Emerald Airlines announce accelerated plans for launch of regional routes

Aer Lingus and Emerald Airlines have announced details of the commencement of Aer Lingus Regional services. The flights operated under a franchise agreement by Emerald Airlines will begin on 17 March 2022 as Aer Lingus Regional.


airBaltic and Emirates announce codeshare agreement

airBaltic and Emirates announce codeshare agreement

Emirates and airBaltic are starting codeshare cooperation that will open new, seamless travel opportunities. airBaltic customers will benefit from convenient access to Emirates’ worldwide network via its hub in Dubai. Emirates passengers will have more possibilities to travel to the Baltic sea region.

Gatwick appoints Stephanie Wear as new Head of Aviation Development

Gatwick appoints Stephanie Wear as new Head of Aviation Development

Gatwick Airport has announced the appointment of Stephanie Wear as its new Head of Aviation Development. Wear was previously Director of Air Service Development and Cargo Services for the City of Philadelphia Division of Aviation, which owns and operates Philadelphia International Airport and Northeast Philadelphia Airport.

Teesside Airport appoints new Business Development Manager

Teesside Airport appoints new Business Development Manager

Hayley Shields has joined Teesside Airport as Business Development Manager. She secured the role in her home region, after spending three years at Manchester Airport, and was so overjoyed she “broke the internet” with a LinkedIn post that went viral.


Leeds Bradford Airport appoints new Aviation Director

Leeds Bradford Airport appoints new Aviation Director

Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) has announced the appointment of Nicola McMullen as Aviation Director, as part of a wider reorganisation of the airport’s senior commercial team. McMullen will facilitate future growth at LBA, leading the development of new routes.

Norwegian appoints new EVP Network, Pricing & Optimisation

Norwegian appoints new EVP Network, Pricing & Optimisation

Magnus Thome Maursund will take up the position of EVP Network, Pricing & Optimisation at Norwegian on 1 October 2021. He has held several managerial positions at the airline for more than a decade.

Brisbane Airport Corporation appoints new Head of Aviation Development

Brisbane Airport Corporation appoints new Head of Aviation Development

Brisbane Airport Corporation has announced the appointment of Simon Dodd to the role of Head of Aviation Development, reporting to Jim Parashos, Executive General Manager Aviation. Dodd will join the team in October 2021.


IndiGo places mammoth 300 aircraft order

IndiGo places mammoth 300 aircraft order

Some of the highlights in this week’s Network Planning Community Newsletter include IndiGo’s mammoth 300 aircraft order, South African Airways’ first A350 and rumours of larger aircraft for Virgin Connect.

Sunshine on Longreach: Qantas begins Project Sunrise test flights

Sunshine on Longreach: Qantas begins Project Sunrise test flights

With W19 set to start on Sunday 27 October, this week has been packed full with exciting new route announcements. Here are our main highlights: Qantas performs first ‘Project Sunrise’ test flight; Vienna International Airport announces 30 new routes in winter schedule; Gothenburg Landvetter announces Hamburg flights with Eurowings; Lauda launches Shannon services; Czech Airlines announces A220 and A321XLR order; TUI UK bolsters regional network for S20; SpiceJet announces Ras Al Khaimah hub; Wizz Air opens a Zaporizhzhya base and Virgin Atlantic celebrates 20 years of Shanghai flights…

JetSMART's clever move into Colombian market

JetSMART’s clever move into Colombian market

In this week’s Network Planning Community Newsletter, JetSMART announces first flights to Columbia and takes initial A320neo; Clark International celebrates Arch of Triumph win; Ryanair announces 42 Ukrainian routes; Air Austral places an A220 order and we forecast initial routes; Spirit announces Nashville base expansion just after launch, and Emirates adds A380 to Cairo…