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.
Saad Hammad, Flybe's new CEO, said that "disbanding the existing divisional structure and integrating all operations into a single, simpler and lower-cost operating unit" will be best for the airline. The airline's Flybe U.K. and Flybe Outsourcing Solutions will be combined into one unit. The managing director of Flybe U.K., director of the Outsourcing Solutions unit and director of corporate strategy left their jobs Friday, and the carrier is also on the hunt for a chief financial officer.
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.
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.