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Austrian Airlines Returns to Shanghai

Austrian Airlines will relaunch flights to Shanghai next year, nine years after it suspended the service. The national carrier will commence the new direct service from Vienna to Shanghai's Pudong International Airport on April 4, 2016, initially with five weekly flights. The freque...

31 New Aircraft Delivered to China in August

In August 2015, 16 Chinese carriers including Air China (CA) and China Eastern Airlines (MU) have taken delivery of 31 new passenger and cargo aircraft totally, including 15 Boeing 737s, three 777s, 10 Airbus A320s, two A330s and one CRJ900, according to aviation database website xmyzl.com...


United Airlines' Computer Woes Return with Website Not Working

United Airlines' website stopped working for 2 1/2 hours Tuesday, prompting the carrier to guide passengers to mobile apps and airport kiosks to check in for flights. The problem, the most recent in a string of computer woes to beset the airline, didn't cause any flight delays or cancellations, said spokeswoman Jennifer Dohm. United notified customers of the outage via its Twitter...

Lucky Air Welcomes Its 10th Boeing 737-800 Aircraft

Lucky Air (8L), a regional subsidiary of HNA Group, welcomed a new Boeing 737-800, Registration B-6016, on Sep. 3, which brings its fleet size to 10 aircraft. The 737-800 aircraft, leased from AerCap, is the second new plane to be delivered to Lucky Air in 2015, followed by another 737-800, Registration B-6800, pending on delivery. Now, the Kunming-based carrier operates a fleet of 28 p...

Emergency Landing of Air India Airbus A320 Plane Brings to Fore Pilots' Concerns

The emergency landing of a 21-year- old Airbus A320 aircraft of Air India in a close shave for 159 people on board here yesterday brought to the fore concerns raised by pilots that these "lethal snag-prone" aging planes endangered passenger safety. As the incident triggered a debate over passenger safety, Union Minister Mahesh Sharma today refuted allegations that Air India was operat...

Court Allows Lufthansa Pilot Strike

Lufthansa failed in a legal bid to halt a pilot strike planned for Wednesday which resulted in about 1,000 flights being cancelled. Pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) staged a strike on long-haul routes on Tuesday and has called another walkout for Wednesday on short-haul flights - and warned there could be more pain to come. "We cannot rule out further strikes this week,"...

Haze Affects Indonesia Flights, Worsens Air Quality in Singapore

Smog from forest fires on Indonesia's Sumatra island is disrupting flights at a number of local airports and fouling air quality as far away as Singapore and Malaysia. At least six airlines canceled flights Tuesday from Sultan Thaha Airport in Jambi city, after all flights there were canceled Monday, transport ministry spokesman J.A. Barata said. No flights were operating Tuesday...

United C.E.O. Is Out Amid Inquiry at Port Authority

The chief executive and two senior officials of United Airlines resigned on Tuesday amid a federal investigation into whether the airline had traded favors with the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The United States attorney for New Jersey has been investigating whether United, the nation’s third-largest airline, agreed to reinstate money-losing flights...

United Airlines Names Oscar Munoz Chief Executive Officer

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) today announced that it has named Oscar Munoz as president and chief executive officer. Munoz will also continue to serve on United’s board of directors. The board appointed Henry L. Meyer III, United’s lead independent director, to serve as non-executive chairman of the board of directors. The company also announced that Jeff Smi...

British Airways plane catches fire at Las Vegas airport; 14 injured

A fire broke out Tuesday on an outbound British Airways flight at the Las Vegas airport, leading 14 people to be transported for medical care for what a fire official called "minor injuries." A majority of the injuries came as passengers slid down the inflatable chutes to evacuate the Boeing 777, Clark County Fire Department Deputy Chief Jon Klassen said. The incident occurred shor...

Lufthansa to take legal action against Vereinigung Cockpit’s Group Collective Labor Agreement Committee

The response from the Vereinigung Cockpit pilots’ union to the numerous proposals and offers of talks submitted by Lufthansa has been further strike action, which today is affecting long-haul services and tomorrow will affect all the company’s short- and medium-haul routes, and thereby again subject its customers to unacceptable inconvenience. For the past two years, right up until...

Spring Airlines Offers 1 Yuan Tickets to Lure Travellers

Spring Airlines (9C) announced Tuesday it will offer tickets as low as 1 yuan every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting September 9 to lure travelers in the upcoming off-season. The low-cost carrier said the off-season for air travel will come after the National Day holiday and last until the Spring Festival travel period. The 1 yuan campaign will last for 90 days, covering bot...

Oman Airports' welcomes private Syrian airline Cham Wings

Oman Airports has welcomed Cham Wings airlines to Muscat International Airport. The airline will operate two direct weekly services between Damascus and Muscat/Muscat to Damascus. The first flight was operated on Tuesday the 3rd of September, 2015 at 4:00 PM- (Muscat time); making it Oman Airports’ 63rd destination worldwide reaching up to 31 countries. Oman Airports celebrated the first...

New Oman Air Rahal multi-segment ticket option launched

Oman Air has launched a brand-new multi-segment ticket option, named Oman Air Rahal. The product offers up to 30 per cent savings on multiple Business Class or Economy Class flights between the Omani capital of Muscat and destinations across the GCC, as well as Tehran.  Destinations covered by Oman Air Rahal include Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dammam, Doha, Dubai, Kuwait, Muscat, Riyadh and Teh...

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Emirates Orders 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

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First cadet pilot training program in Canada - CAE, Jazz and Seneca

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50 A350XWB order for Emirates signed at Dubai Airshow 2019

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CAE to train more than 1,000 new easyJet pilots

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Region First Approval to 3D Printed Aircraft Parts - Etihad Engineering

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A $4 billion LEAP-1A engine order - Qatar Airways & CFM International

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KLM Firms Up Order for E195-E2 Jets and Adds Six Further Aircraft

Embraer and KLM Cityhopper have signed a firm order for 21 E195-E2 aircraft, plus 14 purchase rights. The 21 firm positions will be acquired via operating lease from Embraer lessor partners Aircastle...

Air Partner Opens Office in Dubai

Great news - looking to it looks to extend its offering to the Middle East and grow market share in the region, Air Partner opens its new office in Dubai! The office, whi...

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Hahn Air issues first airline ticket on the blockchain

Hahn Air is the first airline that issued a real-world ticket enabled by blockchain technology on the open-source travel distribution platform Winding Tree. It is also the first airline to fly pa...

Strategic alliance between Sanad and Emirates

Sanad Aerotech has signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding with Emirates Airline, through its leading aircraft engine MRO division, Emirates Engine Maintenance Centre. The signing...

Emirates Orders 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

At Dubai Airshow Boeing and Emirates have finalized a purchase agreement for 30 787-9 Dreamliner airplanes, valued at $8.8 billion according to list prices. Emirates had previously...

First cadet pilot training program in Canada - CAE, Jazz and Seneca

A team came together in order to develop Jazz Approach, an innovative Canadian program. Members of the team - CAE, Jazz Aviation and Seneca. The goal of the program is to provide Jazz with a...

To increase Awareness and to build Relationships - meet Cathay Pacific

There are general wellknown things about Cathay Pacific Group: Everything starter back in 1946, today, it is a company with a long history of connecting Hong-Kong with the rest of the World. Cath...

Focus on customer centricity: Etihad Cargo partners Cargo One

Etihad Cargo has augmented its digitalisation strategy by signing a landmark distribution agreement with cargo.one, the multi-airline e-booking platform. Finalised on the side...

IATA Gender Diversity Pledge signed by airBaltic

Latvian airline airBaltic today joined more than 20 airlines to sign an International Air Transport Association (IATA) 25by2025 gender diversity pledge, committing to increase fema...