Flybe, a regional carrier, plans to boost its service between Cardiff, U.K., and Dusseldorf, Germany, to four times a week. Flybe, which currently flies the route once a week, will deploy an Embraer 175 aircraft between the two cities.
Customers who book a flight with U.K. budget airline Flybe this month can earn double Avios. "We are delighted to be launching this Avios promotion, which we know will be very popular with our customers," said Martin Smith, Flybe's marketing director.
The new Etihad Airways lounge at Washington Dulles International Airport features everything from free Wi-Fi to showers and Apple computers. The lounge is in Terminal A near the carrier's departure gate.
In April, Qantas Airways will offer chauffeur service for business- and first-class fliers headed from London to Australia via Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Customers can use the service at both ends of the journey. Starting in July, the carrier will roll out the service for other flights longer than 12 hours.
Flybe has unveiled an automatic check-in option fliers can elect when purchasing a ticket. The service delivers a flier's boarding pass to his or her smartphone about 36 to 15 hours before departure. With the electronic boarding pass, the flier doesn't have to check in on the carrier's website.