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Boeing, Cathay Pacific Airways Celebrate Milestone 70th 777 Delivery

Boeing and Cathay Pacific Airways celebrated a significant achievement today with the delivery of the airline's 70th 777 aircraft -- also the last and 53rd 777-300ER (Extended Range) of its confirmed orders -- that has made Cathay Asia's largest operator of the 777 f...

2 Southwest Airlines Planes Bump at Sea-Tac; No Injuries

A Southwest Airlines jet struck another of the carrier's aircraft at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport early Monday morning as they were being prepared to be towed to the gates to pick up passengers and crew. Nobody was hurt in the slow-moving crash, said Perry Cooper, airport sp...


Aeroflot Cancels All Tickets and Flights to Ukraine Dated After October 25

Russia's flagship commercial airline Aeroflot has canceled ticketing to Ukraine for dates beyond October 25 when a ban imposed by Ukraine for Russian flights into the country goes into effect, according to the company's booking system. According to the booking system, flights from Moscow to Kiev and Moscow to Odesa departing from October 25 have been tagged "unavailable.&...

Republic Air, Pilots Agree to Tentative Three-Year Labor Pact

Regional carrier Republic Airways Holdings Inc., which has been warning for several months that it could be forced to file for bankruptcy-court protection if it can't solve its pressing pilot hiring and retention challenges, on Monday said it reached consensual agreement with its 2,100 pilots on a new three-year contract. Republic stock jumped 73% Monday on the news to trade at US...

Russia to Consider Restrictions Against Ukrainian Airlines

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered the transportation ministry to consider retaliatory restrictive measures against Ukraine for banning Russian flights to and over its territory, government spokeswoman Natalya Timakova said Monday. Last week, Kiev said it was banning flights by Russian airlines from Oct. 25 as part of a wave of sanctions against Russia over its support...

British Airways Allows Google Street View into Its Cabins

Air passengers can now take a virtual seat on a BritishAirways, business-only flight to New York by using Google Maps. Online users can experience walking up to the plane across London City Airport tarmac by moving a Google Maps marker across 360 degree photographs of the airport. Potential passengers can then climb the steps and turn right to see inside the cabin of an A318 Club World Londo...

Qatar Airways Holds Corporate Advisory Council

Qatar Airways recently hosted its 2nd annual Corporate Advisory Council at the Peninsula Hotel in New York City. The event focused on providing corporate partners with a forum to learn more about recent airline growth and to create an active dialogue on best practices. The Advisory Board, assembled from the airline’s major corporate partners, includes representatives from Deloitte, McKins...

Air France-KLM boosts Asia-Europe cargo links

The Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLT) has approved an Air France-KLM 3X-weekly direct cargo service between Amsterdam and Busan, starting at the end of October. MOLT has also upgraded Gimhae International Airport’s certification to allow Korean cargo operators to perform up to seven reciprocal cargo flights between Busan and Amsterdam from the end of October....

flydubai receives its 50th aircraft

Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 28 September 2015: Dubai-based flydubai received its 50th aircraft. The delivery of the Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 completes the order the airline made at the Farnborough Air Show in 2008. Commenting on the completion of the order, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer, flydubai said: “In the six years since flydubai was launched we have built a networ...

Southwest Takes Off Internationally – Part 2, Fort Lauderdale

After over forty years of connecting passengers with destinations across the United States, the low-cost leader Southwest Airlines stepped down a new path in 2010: flying beyond the border into international skies. The airline’s merger with AirTran Airways placed several new foreign dots on Southwest’s map, routes which the airline assumed in completely integrating the two compani...

Bhutan Airlines delivers in Delhi

Bhutan Airlines, formerly known as Tashi Air and with the ICAO code of B3, has begun service to Delhi (DEL) from its base in Paro (PBH), the only international airport in Bhutan. The service operates twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Sundays) via Kathmandu (KTM) in Nepal using the airline’s 122-seat A319s, of which it has two. The inaugural service was on Wednesda...

Delta is putting its performance record against its competitors

Delta Air Lines is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to on-time performance and its record of completing scheduled flights. The Atlanta-based carrier will give its corporate business travelers credit toward future flights if its competitors — American Airlines and United Airlines — have a better on-time performance and rate of completing scheduled domestic flights w...

Airberlin retires its last “own” Boeing 737-700, delivers it to Ruili Airlines

Airberlin (Berlin) is marching towards an all-Airbus fleet in the near future. However TUIfly is likely to operate the Boeing 737 type for Airberlin until at least 2019. The company retired their last “own” Boeing 737-700 (D-ABLD) with the delivery to Ruili Airlines (Kunming) this month as B-6110 via Azur Aviation as N317AB. The last AB revenue service for D-ABLD was from Milan (...

Etihad Airways launches mobile exhibition

Etihad Airways has launched a mobile exhibition, which will show the airline's new cabin products and in-flight services around Europe. The 22 tonne model will exhibit full size mock-ups of the Residence and the First Apartment, as well as the Business Studio and Economy Smart Seats.   The mobile exhibition will make it easier for Etihad to display their products in multiple loca...

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Ryanair restores 60% of scheduled flights in August

Ryanair announced it has restored over 60% of normal flight schedules from 1st August, following the successful resumption of its services at the end of June. Throughout July, Ryanair h...

Eurowings extends flight programme by 26 new holiday destinations

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Cathay Pacific to half Single-Use plastic footprint by 2022

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15 additional destinations: Austrian Airlines expands summer flight schedule

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