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airBaltic Launches Flights Between Riga and Madrid

The Latvian airline airBaltic in cooperation with the Spanish airline Iberia, launched a new direct route linking Riga and Madrid. The route offers convenient travel options for travellers between Spain and Latvia and beyond to destinations in the Baltics, Europe, Scandinavia, CIS and the Middle Eas...

Etihad Airways Celebrates The Delivery Of Its 10th A380

Etihad Airways has taken delivery of its 10th and final Airbus A380. Employees from Etihad Airways and Airbus gathered at the European plane-maker’s Hamburg Finkenwerder plant in Germany, where the aircraft was officially handed over to the UAE national airline before commencing its deliver...

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First Air Mauritius A350 XWB takes shape in Airbus’ Final Assembly Line

The wing-fuselage junction, the installation of the tailplane and also the tailcone have been completed. The aircraft is in the next assembly station for structural completion such as the installation of winglets, ground testing of mechanical, electrical and avionics systems. Next steps will include in particular cabin completion, engine installation, painting and flight tests. This will lead to t...

airBaltic presents first-ever Bombardier CS300 in Russia at Sheremetyevo Airport

Sheremetyevo International Airport welcomes first commercial flight of airBaltic performed on Bombardier CS300 on May 18, 2017. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia in the Russian Federation Astra Kurme honored the event with Her presence. Latvian national flag carrier airBaltic is the first airline in the world to&n...

Boeing, Malindo Air Celebrate First 737 MAX Delivery

Boeing tmarked the first delivery of the new 737 MAX. The airplane, a 737 MAX 8, was handed over to Malindo Air at the Seattle Delivery Center. The Malaysia-based airline will be the first to put the 737 MAX into commercial service. “This airplane will change the face of the single-aisle market,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO Kevin McAllister. “The 73...

Tree Planting Campaign held at Heydar Aliyev International Airport

On May 15, the first stage of a large-scale campaign of Azerbaijan Airlines to plant a tree for each flight ticket sold, was held at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport. From May 3 to 10, about 25,000 tickets have been sold in total through the airline's website and at the AZAL’s official sales agencies. Employees of all units of CJSC Azerbaijan Airlines, including pilots,...

AirAsia And Everbright Sign China Joint Venture MOU

AirAsia Berhad has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Everbright and Henan Government Working Group to establish a low-cost carrier (LCC) in China. It outlines how the parties will incorporate a joint venture to be known as AirAsia (China) for the purposes of operating a low-cost aviation business based in Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan province in central China. In addition, A...

Delta orders 30 additional A321s

Atlanta, Georgia (U.S.)-based Delta Air Lines has placed an incremental order for 30 firm A321ceo aircraft. This order follows three previous Delta orders for the Current Engine Option version of the largest Airbus A320 Family member. The airline took delivery of its first A321 in March of last year. Delta now has ordered a total of 112 A321s, each powered by CFM56 engines from CFM International.&...

Emirates to launch third daily Brisbane service

Emirates announced it will introduce a third daily service to Brisbane, Australia from 1 December 2017, complementing Emirates’ existing two daily services. The direct service, to be operated on a B777-200LR aircraft with eight seats in First Class, 42 in Business Class and 216 in Economy Class, will increase capacity on the route by 3,724 seats a week, inbound and outbound between Brisba...

Boeing, Primera Air Announce Order for Up to 20 737 MAX 9s

Boeing and Primera Air announced an order for eight 737 MAX 9 airplanes, valued at more than $950 million at list prices. The agreement also includes purchase rights for four additional 737 MAX 9s and a lease agreement for eight more airplanes from Air Lease Corporation. The 737 MAX 9 will form the backbone of the low-cost airline's future as it seeks to commence flights betw...

airBaltic Launches Flights Between Riga and Catania

The Latvian airline airBaltic today, on May 11, 2017, launched a new direct route linking Riga and Catania. The route offers convenient travel options for travellers from Italy and Baltic States. Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBaltic: “We are delighted to add Catania to our summer season flights and to offer jet another sunny destination with convenient connections. C...

Air Serbia makes history with first all-female in-flight crew

Air Serbia, the national airline of the Republic of Serbia, made history yesterday afternoon when its first all-female flight and cabin crew took to the skies.  The special flight, JU314, departed Belgrade for Paris at 5.05 pm on 10 May, with Captain Vesna Aleksić and First Officer Mirjana Stojilković at the controls.  Looking after guests on the flight was a team of four...

Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Chooses Honeywell Software To Improve Fuel Efficiency

Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia has chosen Honeywell's GoDirect Fuel Efficiency software to boost fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The Honeywell GoDirect solution, one of more than 50 flight support, connectivity and maintenance services offered by the company - provides a full range of data analysis, reporting and monitoring tools to help the Copenhagen-based charter airl...

Qatar Airways Announced As Official Partner And Airline Of FIFA Until 2022

Qatar Airways was announced as Official Partner and Official Airline of FIFA as part of a ground-breaking sponsorship package lasting until 2022. Upcoming events sponsored by Qatar Airways will include the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, the FIFA Club World Cup, the FIFA Women's World Cup and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. As an Official Partner...

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First Air Mauritius A350 XWB takes shape in Airbus’ Final Assembly Line

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airBaltic presents first-ever Bombardier CS300 in Russia at Sheremetyevo Airport

Sheremetyevo International Airport welcomes first commercial flight of airBaltic performed on Bombardier CS300 on May 18, 2017. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of ...

Boeing, Malindo Air Celebrate First 737 MAX Delivery

Boeing tmarked the first delivery of the new 737 MAX. The airplane, a 737 MAX 8, was handed over to Malindo Air at the Seattle Delivery Center. The Malaysia-based airline will be the first to put...

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airBaltic Launches Flights Between Riga and Madrid

The Latvian airline airBaltic in cooperation with the Spanish airline Iberia, launched a new direct route linking Riga and Madrid. The route offers convenient travel options for travellers between Spa...

Bombardier Delivers the First CS300 Aircraft to C Series launch Operator SWISS

SWISS becomes the first airline to integrate both C Series aircraft models to its fleet CS300 aircraft to be operated from Geneva, Switzerland Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that S...

Etihad Airways Celebrates The Delivery Of Its 10th A380

Etihad Airways has taken delivery of its 10th and final Airbus A380. Employees from Etihad Airways and Airbus gathered at the European plane-maker’s Hamburg Finkenwerder plant in Germany, whe...

First Air Mauritius A350 XWB takes shape in Airbus’ Final Assembly Line

The wing-fuselage junction, the installation of the tailplane and also the tailcone have been completed. The aircraft is in the next assembly station for structural completion such as the installation...