Eva Air Plans Istanbul Flights

Taiwanese airline Eva Air is preparing to launch direct service between Taipei and Istanbul, as it looks to capitalize on growing demand from leisure travellers to Turkey.   From 5 March 2016, the Star Alliance member will fly the route 4 times weekly on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Outbound flight BR 079 will depart … Continue reading

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

Etihad Boosts Inflight Entertainment With Live Television

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has boosted its inflight entertainment offering with the introduction of 8 live television channels.   The Abu Dhabi-based carrier began broadcasting BBC World News, BBC Arabic, Euronews and Sport 24 on 1 November 2013 across 21 widebody aircraft, with CNBC, NHK World Premium and CNN to follow … Continue reading

Airlines Plan Return To Libya

European and Middle Eastern carriers are preparing to restart flights to Libya, following the end of the country’s civil war, during which commercial aviation services were suspended. Major airlines, including Star Alliance members Austrian Airlines, BMI, Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines, Oneworld’s Malev and Royal Jordanian, Skyteam’s Alitalia, as well as Qatar Airways from the Middle East, have unveiled schedules for … Continue reading

Turkish Airlines Launches Istanbul – Los Angeles Flights

Turkish travellers looking to fly to the US west coast now have a faster and more convenient option with the launch of nonstop Istanbul-Los Angeles flights by national carrier Turkish Airlines last week. The Californian city becomes the fourth destination for the airline’s growing US network, after New York, Chicago and Washington DC, filling a missing economic and … Continue reading