Airline News – 20 May 2014

May 20, 2014

It’s that time again: To keep you up to date with all the latest airline developments to help make travel easy for you!

Aircraft Schedule Changes for South Africa

On 4 May we welcomed the B787 Dreamliner to South Africa airspace. The aircraft will operate three weekly flights from Cape Town and daily flights from Johannesburg. The large aircraft has 22 business class seats and 232 economy seats.

New Hamad International Airport in Doha

From 27 May 09h00 Doha local time all flights to and from Doha will operate out of the new Hamad International Airport. Quatar Airways will also move to the new airport from the 27th of this month.

Cathay Pacific and Quatar enter a code-share agreement

The latest code-share agreement entered between Cathay Pacific (Oneworld Partner) and Quatar Airways has been effective since 30 March 2014. The agreement has led to more destination options when travelling from Hong Kong, Europe, Africa, Gulf or from Doha to Australia, New Zealand, Korea and Japan.

Brazil strike to influence World Cup travel

Possible strike action by baggage, maintenance and check-in workers for the regional airline group LATAM might influence travel to Brazil during the FIFA Soccer World Cup. Staff members want to resume talks regarding pay rises and are threatening to strike during the World Cup. This could impact more than 300 international flights if not resolved in time.

Aer Lingus Strike Looms

Airline staff for Aer Lingus are planning a strike for 30 May 2014. The airline has warned that flights from Dublin, Corck and Shannon could be affected by the strike despite their best efforts to avoid this. If your flights are delayed by the strike the airline will allow you choose an alternate date between 20 May and 9 June free of charge or request a full refund.

Bangkok Martial Law

All air travel and public transport are functioning as normal following the declaration of Martial Law across Thailand.


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