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S7 Airlines takes delivery of its first A320neo

First to operate the A320neo in Russia.  S7 Airlines, one of Russia’s leading carriers, member of Oneworld global airline alliance, has taken delivery of its’ first A320neo which is on lease from BOC Aviation. The aircraft is the first Airbus to feature the airline’s new li...

airBaltic’s Sixth CS300 Sets a New World Record

Today, on July 21, 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic has set a new world record as its newest CS300 turnaround for the first commercial flight took only 50 minutes after delivery from Canada. Martin Gauss, the Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “I am happy to a...

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Buta Airways air tickets to Istanbul and St. Petersburg are now available

Air tickets for the period of winter flight schedule (from October 29 to March 29) are now available on the official website of low-cost airline Buta Airways. In the winter schedule, one can book air tickets for flights from Baku to Istanbul (Sabiha Gokcen Airport) and St. Petersburg, as well as from Ganja to Moscow (Vnukovo Airport). The current winter flight schedule is available on the follo...

easyJet Europe now operational after award of Austrian AOC and licence

New airline “easyJet Europe” now operational First Austrian-registered aircraft flying from Luton to Vienna this morning Thomas Haagensen appointed Managing Director of easyJet Europe Remaining EU27 based aircraft to be re-registered by March 2019 easyJet can confirm that it has been awarded an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by Austro Control and an airline operating lice...

Global expansion through business acquisition in aviation: the better way?

To increase geographical presence, decrease competition, accelerate expansion – just a few reasons why companies choose business acquisition as an inorganic mode of expansion. With yearly worth of worldwide mergers and acquisitions topping €41 billion it’s only natural that increasing number of deals has been recorded and anticipated in the aviation industry as well. With a vast e...

PRIMERA AIR announces three new bases in Europe to serve North American destinations

Primera Air announces the opening of 3 new bases in Europe: London (Stansted, STN), Paris (Charles de Gaulle, CDG) and Birmingham (BHX) for starting flights to New York (EWR airport) and Boston Logan (BOS airport) in April 2018. Two more transatlantic routes from the new bases will be announced by the end of summer 2017. “We are very proud to announce our new bases and routes to the US....

Amine Bellamine appointed as Hahn Air’s new Director Global Account Management

Hahn Air is pleased to announce that Amine Bellamine has assumed the role of Director Global Account Management as of July 1st 2017. As such, he will support travel agents in Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Mali, Monaco and Switzerland with sales and marketing activities, including trainings and presentations on the company’s ticketing services. He takes over from Christine Fluhr who will retir...

Air Côte d’Ivoire receives its new A320 at a colourful ceremony in Toulouse

Air Côte d’Ivoire, the Ivory Coast’s flagship airline based in Abidjan, received its new A320 at a ceremony that was held at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse on Monday 17 July. This ceremony was jointly presided over by Didier Evrard, Airbus Executive Vice President Programmes and General Abdoulaye Coulibaly, Chairman of Air Côte d’Ivoire’s Board of Direct...

airBaltic Carries Record Number of Passengers in June

In June 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic carried 372 219 passengers or 23% more than in the same period of 2016 and it is a new record number of carried passengers in June. During the first six months of 2017, airBaltic has transported a total of 1 565 462 passengers throughout its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. “airBaltic is experiencing substan...

Euroleague basketball team becomes the first in EU to have delay-free flight guarantee

BC Zalgiris Kaunas – the legendary basketball club from Lithuania will become the first European basketball team to have delay-free guarantee due to partnership with SKYCOP. The main team partner will ensure that team’s charter flights using a unique Boeing 737 business jet is on-time to every 2017-2018 Euroleague season away game, and will prevent any possible damages caused by airlin...

Airbus delivers first A350 XWB for Delta Air Lines

Delta to be first U.S. airline to fly the most technologically advanced widebody Delta Air Lines has taken delivery of its first A350-900, and will be the first U.S. airline to operate the newest member of Airbus’ leading widebody family. The A350 XWB will bring unrivalled eco-efficiency and a superior passenger experience to primarily transpacific routes starting in October.  Tod...

easyJet: Update on European AOC

Following a rigorous and comprehensive process, easyJet earlier this year applied to Austro Control for an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) and to Austria's Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit) for an airline operating licence. The accreditation process is now well advanced and easyJet hopes to receive the AOC and licence in the near future. These will allow ea...

Norwegian reports a pre-tax result of 861 million NOK (£80.5m) and a high load factor

Norwegian (NAS) reported its second quarter results for 2017. The pre-tax result (EBT) was 861 million NOK (£80.5 million). This is slightly down from last year’s result, mainly due to higher oil prices and the air passenger tax implemented by the government in Norway last year. The overall performance was positive in all of Norwegian’s main markets during the second quarter....

Web Manuals announces double-digit growth in six months

Web Manuals Sweden AB, developer of digital documentation solutions for the aviation industry, has announced that it has grown its customer base by over 30% in the past six months as the company signs its 100th customer.  Martin Lidgard, founder and CEO of Web Manuals, says: “We’re growing twice as fast as 2016 and this is testament to the brilliant team we have in place. I...

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airBaltic’s Sixth CS300 Sets a New World Record

Today, on July 21, 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic has set a new world record as its newest CS300 turnaround for the first commercial flight took only 50 minutes after delivery...

easyJet Europe now operational after award of Austrian AOC and licence

New airline “easyJet Europe” now operational First Austrian-registered aircraft flying from Luton to Vienna this morning Thomas Haagensen appointed Managing Director of easyJet Euro...

Global expansion through business acquisition in aviation: the better way?

To increase geographical presence, decrease competition, accelerate expansion – just a few reasons why companies choose business acquisition as an inorganic mode of expansion. With yearly worth...

Air Côte d’Ivoire receives its new A320 at a colourful ceremony in Toulouse

Air Côte d’Ivoire, the Ivory Coast’s flagship airline based in Abidjan, received its new A320 at a ceremony that was held at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse on Monday 17 July....

Euroleague basketball team becomes the first in EU to have delay-free flight guarantee

BC Zalgiris Kaunas – the legendary basketball club from Lithuania will become the first European basketball team to have delay-free guarantee due to partnership with SKYCOP. The main team partne...

Norwegian reports a pre-tax result of 861 million NOK (£80.5m) and a high load factor

Norwegian (NAS) reported its second quarter results for 2017. The pre-tax result (EBT) was 861 million NOK (£80.5 million). This is slightly down from last year’s result, mainly due to hig...

Air Transat to become first North American Airbus A321LR operator

Ten Airbus A321LR aircraft will be joining the fleet of Canadian airline Air Transat, making it the first North American operator of the longest-range single-aisle aircraft in the world. Air Transat w...

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S7 Airlines takes delivery of its first A320neo

First to operate the A320neo in Russia.  S7 Airlines, one of Russia’s leading carriers, member of Oneworld global airline alliance, has taken delivery of its’ first A320neo which i...

Wizz Air Opens 28th Base In Varna

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and Bulgaria’s leading carrier, today celebrates the major milestone of opening its 28 base in Varna, Bulgaria. The airline h...

Buta Airways air tickets to Istanbul and St. Petersburg are now available

Air tickets for the period of winter flight schedule (from October 29 to March 29) are now available on the official website of low-cost airline Buta Airways. In the winter schedule, one can book air...

easyJet Europe now operational after award of Austrian AOC and licence

New airline “easyJet Europe” now operational First Austrian-registered aircraft flying from Luton to Vienna this morning Thomas Haagensen appointed Managing Director of easyJet Euro...

Global expansion through business acquisition in aviation: the better way?

To increase geographical presence, decrease competition, accelerate expansion – just a few reasons why companies choose business acquisition as an inorganic mode of expansion. With yearly worth...

Amine Bellamine appointed as Hahn Air’s new Director Global Account Management

Hahn Air is pleased to announce that Amine Bellamine has assumed the role of Director Global Account Management as of July 1st 2017. As such, he will support travel agents in Belgium, France, Luxembou...

PRIMERA AIR announces three new bases in Europe to serve North American destinations

Primera Air announces the opening of 3 new bases in Europe: London (Stansted, STN), Paris (Charles de Gaulle, CDG) and Birmingham (BHX) for starting flights to New York (EWR airport) and Boston Logan...