It’s time to look back at the week in travel again, as we take a dive into Last Week at Economy Class and Beyond.
This week’s photo is “Filed under one of those weeks”. Back in my usual coffee shop, my usual pint of strong coffee, with a Surface Go and dreading the thought of Sunday work (the joy of a six-day week).
Airlines are making further changes to routes and services.
- Singapore Airlines to cut its timetable through to May – Cancellations with certain dates when flights are not operating. Check before you book.
- Hong Kong Airlines adjust onboard service standards, closes lounge – although reading around, this won’t be Hong Kong Airline’s biggest problem, with HNA to be snapped up by the Chinese Government
- Juneyao Air abandons plans to grow beyond Helsinki – It also mean the end of Juneyao Air’s plan to expand into Europe… for now.
The Business of Aviation
- Qatar Airways increases its stake in IAG to 25.1% – a vote of confidence from a major shareholder in how IAG is conducting business.
New Aircraft News
- ATR Aircraft deliver TAROM’s first ATR72-600 – More Turboprops to TAROM.
- Airbus delivers the first A320neo to SWISS – Another neo enters the matrix.
Routes and Networks
- British Airways adds temporarily adds extra frequencies to Miami, Seattle and Cape Town – And you’ll never guess where the planes have come from for putting these service increases into play.
Crystal Cabin Award Shortlist Announced – It’s getting close to the 2020 Crystal Cabin Awards, with the industry showing what can be done in the cabin.
Fares and Discounts
- Qatar Airways 10% off today *EXPIRED* – Well, expect another Qatar Airways discount to come along soon enough.
- Aeroflot introduce Base – a new take on the lowest fare – More options are welcome. Even if it’s all about that base, ’bout that base (no treble).
We’ll continue to be monitoring the impact of the Cronovirus on the aviation industry, its network and routes. On top of that, we’ll be looking at passenger experience stories as we begin our ramp-up to Aircraft Interiors Expo 2020.
And I’ll answer a question no one wanted an answer for – How many seating zones can you fit aboard a Ryanair 737.
The answer may surprise you.
Until then – happy landings.
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