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S7 Airlines opened sale of tickets for flights to Malaga and Ibiza

S7 Airlines, a member of the oneworld global aviation alliance, increases the number of destinations in Spain and opens in the summer schedule two new flights from Moscow – to Malaga and Ibiza. S7 Airlines will perform direct flights from Moscow to Malaga from the 30th of April 2016 twice a week – on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Flight S7-869 will depart from the Moscow...

United to return to NZ from July 2016

United is returning to New Zealand for the first time in 13 years with a new San Francisco-Auckland service due to start on July 3 2016. The flights will initially operate three times a week with Boeing 787-8s before increasing to daily from October 30 2016 with the larger 787-9 Dreamliner. United said its flights would be operated in coordination with fellow Star Alliance member Air New Zea...

Malaysia Airlines to Trim Pilots by Seconding Them to Other Airlines

Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) is gearing up to trim its number of pilots by embarking on a secondment exercise. Aviation International News (AIN) Online, an aviation industry news portal, reported that the airline was planning to offer 100 to 200 Boeing 737-800 pilots from its narrow-body fleet for secondment next year to interested airlines. If that plan fails to materialise, the...

Air France Pilot Union Says Ready to Resume Talks with Management

Air France's main pilot union SNPL is ready to resume talks with the carrier's management over a planned restructuring, a union spokesman said on Thursday. The airline's unions are up in arms over plans to cut 2,900 jobs at the struggling airline, a move that triggered a fracas on Monday with executives hounded from a meeting, their shirts torn from their backs. Air France-KLM Ch...

Boeing Wins 182 Commercial Plane Orders in Third Quarter, Delivers 580

Boeing Co booked 182 commercial aircraft orders in the third quarter and delivered a record 580 planes, putting it on track to easily hit its delivery target for the year and keep its title as the world's biggest plane maker. However, Boeing's order tally, released Thursday, remained far below arch-rival Airbus Group. Boeing has booked 507 orders this year, compared with 875 for Ai...

Air New Zealand Teams with United Airlines to Help Fend Off Qantas Challenge

Air New Zealand and United Airlines have launched a pre-emptive strike against the Qantas and American Airlines trans-Pacific alliance, with United announcing it will begin flying Boeing 787 Dreamliners from Auckland to San Francisco from July. Qantas has been pressuring its Kiwi rival with the launch of Jetstar regional domestic flights in New Zealand, and by announcing this week new...

Passengers on Flight from Auckland to Kuala Lumpur Stuck in Airport Limbo

Passengers of a cancelled Malaysia Airlines flight have spent the last day in limbo at Auckland Airport. Flight MH130 from Auckland to Kuala Lumpur was scheduled to depart on Thursday at 2:15 p.m. An Auckland woman, who was booked on the flight, said departure was initially delayed by half an hour. Then it was an hour, then three. Eventually, staff told the waiting passenge...

Delta Flight Turns Back, Lands Safely After Striking Bird

A Delta Air Lines flight headed from Seattle to Hong Kong on Thursday afternoon has turned back and landed safely after striking a bird, officials with the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport said. The airbus A330 struck a bird shortly after takeoff, affecting one of the engines, airport spokesman Kevin Jeffries said. An alert was issued for Flight 281 about 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Th...

Brégier: Airbus confident of A320neo delivery in 2015

Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier is confident the European manufacturer will meet a year-end deadline to bring its A320neo into commercial service. The statement followed last week’s “minor damage” to one of the test aircraft’s engines. MSN6101, the first A320neo prototype equipped with Pratt & Whitney’s PW1100G, was affected. The A320neo test plane wa...

JetSmarter strengthens offering in Europe with GlobeAir

JetSmarter, the world's premier mobile app for chartering private jets, today announces the acquisition of 15,000 hours of flight inventory, valued at $50 million over five years, from Europe'sleading private jet company GlobeAir, to boost its footprint in Western Europe.   Following the completion of a $20 million series B funding round earlier t...

Norwegian Air To Cut Costs, Expand Long-Haul

Norwegian Air will continue to cut costs as it builds economies of scale in its long-haul operation, chief executive Bjørn Kjos said. "It's on long-haul we could reduce costs further. We only have eight (Boeing 787) Dreamliners today. We'll have a total of 19 at the end of 2018 and we could easily fly up to 40-50," he said. "When we launch (Boeing 737) MA...

S7 Airlines to carry Transaero passengers

Russia’s S7 Airlines will carry passengers with Transaero tickets, it said in a statement. Transaero had to stop ticket sales from Oct. 1 after a deal with Aeroflot failed Russia’s Minister of Transport Maxim Sokolov said Aeroflot is coordinating Transaero flight operations. Aeroflot plans to carry Transaero passengers through Dec. 15, 2015, or provide refund. Sokolov a...