London (Heathrow) Terminal 2 Open For Operations

London’s Heathrow International Airport, one of the busiest air hubs in the world, marked a milestone in its revitalization today with the opening of the newly-rebuilt Terminal 2. Passengers onboard United Airlines flight UA 958, arriving from Chicago at 0543 hrs this morning, were the first to utilize the facility, dubbed The Queen’s Terminal in … Continue reading

Egyptair Plans Return To Iraq

After more than 20 years since it last operated in the country, Egyptair is to resume services to Iraq. The Cairo-based airline is to offer 4 times weekly flights between the Egyptian capital and Baghdad from 16 July 2011, alongside a 3 times weekly Cairo – Erbil service from 18 July 2011.   Cairo – Baghdad … Continue reading

Egyptair Receives First A330-300 From Airbus

Cairo-based Egyptair has taken delivery of its first A330-300 aircraft from European manufacturer Airbus. The new jet is the first of 5 for the airline and joins its existing Airbus A330-200, A340-200, Boeing B777-200ER and B777-300ER aircraft forming the mainstay of its long-haul fleet. Egyptair has fitted the new aircraft with 301 seats in a 2-class configuration … Continue reading

Middle Eastern Carriers Increase Presence At Copenhagen

The Danish capital of Copenhagen is set to receive more flights from Middle Eastern carriers. Qatar Airways is raising flight frequencies to a daily service using widebody aircraft from Doha, while Star Alliance-member EgyptAir has announced it will launch 3 times weekly services from Cairo.   Qatar Airways To Fly Doha – Copenhagen Daily Doha-based … Continue reading

Air China Opens New Lounge In Guangzhou

Star Alliance carrier Air China has opened a new premium lounge at Guangzhou’s Baiyun International Airport. Offering greater convenience to passengers, the new facility is located at the airport’s East Concourse 2 exclusive to Star Alliance carriers under its ‘Move under One Roof’ initiative and improves the competitiveness of its ground product at the home airport of rival and … Continue reading