Air France opens refurbished business lounge at CDG
On January 25, 2018, Air France reopened a completely redesigned, much larger and totally renovated Business class lounge. With an open kitchen, private saunas and a detox bar, the company has created a real bubble of well-being for its Business customers and Flying Blue Elite Plus cardholders in Hall L at Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Terminal Two. The 3,200 sq. m. lounge will open in two stages. A first part of 2,180 sq. m. was unveiled on January 25 and a second in July 2018, where new areas will be revealed.
Embraer said it is just weeks away from finalizing certification of the E190-E2, the first of the company’s second-generation, re-engined single-aisle airliners to reach this stage.
Silver Airways finalizes ATR order
Florida-based regional carrier Silver Airways has firmed its intention to take an initial batch of 20 ATR turboprops, from an LOI for up to 50 of the aircraft signed in August 2017. Pictured: ATR 42-600 in Silver Airways livery
Libyan airport reopens
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A Libyan Airlines aircraft sits on the tarmac after landing at Mitiga airport a few days after militiamen attacked it in an attempt to free colleagues held at a jail there, on the outskirts of the Libyan capital Tripoli, on Jan. 20, 2018. The Libyan capital's only working international airport reopened today after fighting killed at least 20 people and damaged several planes last week.
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