Low-cost carrier Primera Air has started services between London Stansted and New York. The Nordic airline is the first carrier to fly scheduled transatlantic services from Stansted for over a decade. It will expand its network this summer by establishing bases at London Stansted, Birmingham and Paris Charles De Gaulle and flying non-stop to Boston, Toronto and Washington DC.
Qatar Airways has launched services from both Cardiff and London Gatwick to its Doha hub. They become the airline’s fifth and sixth UK destinations, joining London Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh.
Air Canada upgrades
Air Canada has rolled-out a new experiences for passengers travelling in its Signature Class business cabin. As well as the usual priority services, customers now receive updated menus from chef David Hawksworth, a new range of wines, spirits and Champagne, new amenity kits by Want Les Essentials and mattress pads for lie-flat seats.
Easyjet eyes loyalty
Easyjet is looking to introduce a loyalty programme to strengthen its offering and boost business passenger numbers. The plan was mentioned in its recent results statement which saw total revenue top £2billion for the first time.