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Southern African airlines face crisis

The Southern African airline industry is facing a crisis as demand for flights decreases and profits drop. The Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) has warned that the airlines ability to create jobs and stimulate economic growth is under threat, mirroring the lack of economic growth across the region.   AASA CEO Chris Zweigenthal explained: “Most African airlines h...

Brussels Airlines’ growth trend continues in September 2015

Brussels Airlines continues to record strong results. In September, the first month after the summer holidays, the airline’s flights had an average seat load factor of 79.3%, and about 745,466 passengers chose a Brussels Airlines flight. In comparison to the same period last year this is a growth of 11.8%. On the 9th of September 27,394 passengers traveled with Brussels Airlines, which is...

Luxair will fly to Prague four times a week next summer and add frequencies to Northern Europe

Luxair Luxembourg Airlines is pleased to announce that it will offer flights to Prague, an addition to its current destinations network, four times a week starting 27 March 2016. The flights are scheduled to take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The fares to this popular tourist destination will be very attractive, starting at as little as 149 euros. In addition, Luxair wil...

CAL happy with launch of Atlanta service

CAL Cargo Airlines tells Air Cargo Week (ACW) it has had a good start to 2015 as it launches twice-weekly flights to Atlanta but has shelved plans for services to China. The airline launched flights to the USLi city of Atlanta in the state of Georgia on 25 September from Liege Airport in Belgium. In May this year, CAL chief executive officer, Eyal Zagagi told ACW t...

OPINION: Are Bombardier's woes getting CSerious?

Until the late hours of 6 October, matters seemed relatively under control in Montreal, where a new leadership team at cash-strapped Bombardier seemed to have opened some financial breathing space. With $3.1 billion in the bank and no major debt payments due until 2018, the transformation plan looked to be working, leaving management to focus on getting the CSeries through entry-into-service. M...

266 New Aircraft Delivered to China in First 9 Months

Chinese carriers have taken delivery of 255 passenger aircraft and 11 cargo planes totally in the first three quarters of 2015, including 41 wide-bodies and 225 narrow-bodies and regional jets, according to CARNOC fleet data base CADAS. The 266 new aircraft delivered in the first nine months consist of 109 Boeing 737s, 93 A320s, 11 A330-300s, eight A330-200s, eight 737-700s, seven 777-200F...

61-Year-Old Passenger Arrested for Assaulting HK Airlines Cabin Crew

Hong Kong police reportedly claimed that a 28-year-old flight attendant on HK Airlines (HX) flight from Shanghai to Hong Kong was indecently assaulted by a male passenger yesterday, Apple Daily reported. The 61-year-old male passenger was arrested after on-site investigation. The case was handed over to airport's crime investigation team. HK Airlines declined to further comment...

Emirates elected Airline of the Year 2015 by Worldwide Travel Agencies

Emirates Airline has been announced as “Airline of the Year” at the APG - Network for Airline Distribution Services awards. For the third consecutive year, APG - the Network for Airline Distribution Services - has run the A.W.A.R.D. (the APG Worldwide Airline Reward for Distribution), an electronic vote throughout the global travel agent worldwide community.  Over a four-mon...

Buk missile producer staged experiment attacking Boeing liner

A Russian arms manufacturer Almaz-Antei conducted a reconstruction of the missile launch that downed Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in order to establish who was responsible. The results to be presented on 13th of October 2015. The same day is scheduled to present final MH17 investigation report. "If necessary, we will be prepared to stage a full-scale real-life experiment attend...

AFI KLM and Omni Air renews engine support contract for 767 fleet

Omni Air International and AFI KLM E&M have inked a renewal of their existing long-term contract under which AFI KLM E&M handles maintenance and repair of the CF6-80C2 engines powering the carrier's fleet of Boeing 767-200ERs and 767-300ERs - a total of ten aircraft. "We were pleased to have been able to convince Omni a first time, and now we can re-confirm this trust-base...

EASA approved Gama Aviation landing trainings for 7 types of aircraft

Gama Aviation announced Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Approved Training Organisation (ATO) approval to conduct the landing training required for the issue of aircraft type ratings. This enables Gama to carry out training programmes under the new interpretation of the EASA Part-FCL training requirements for base training. The ATO initially covers seven types of aircraft including Challenge...

The world's most luxurious airline food according to Fox

Luxury flights are changing that stereotype with celebrity food consultants, in-flight chefs, gourmet menus, and award-winning wine lists. A meal in the first class (or even business class) cabin of one of the world's top international airlines can offer a surprisingly fine dining experience. Of course, attempts to provide airline passengers with good food aren't new — TWA co...