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Honeywell Selected by China's 9 Air to Provide Advanced Aircraft Technology and Enhance Passenger Experience

Honeywell International Inc. has been selected by 9 Air, the Guangzhou based airline, to equip its 20 Boeing B737 aircraft with full avionics suites, increasing safety, efficiency and passenger comfort for its most traveled routes. As a new entrant low cost airline operating since the January o...

Freighters to be auctioned off

Former freighter carrier Jade Cargo International will auction off three Boeing 747-400 Freighters on 26 October, according to reports in China. The World Civil Aviation Resource Net says this follows an announcement by the Shenzhen Jiajintai Auction on 9 September. Jade Cargo w...


JetBlue expands U.S.-Cuba service ahead of expected travel opening

U.S. airline JetBlue will add a second charter flight from New York's John F. Kennedy airport to Havana, expanding charter service ahead of an expected opening of commercial air travel between the two countries, the company said on Monday. The new round-trip, non-stop flight will operate every Tuesday starting Dec. 1 in partnership with Cuba Travel Services, a travel provider licensed by th...

YTO Express Airlines Takes Off in Hangzhou, China

China's YTO Express Airlines Co., Ltd. (YG), a new all-freighter carrier set up in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province by Shanghai YTO Express Investment (Group) Co., Ltd. (YTO Express Group), has officially commenced air cargo operations, with a white Boeing 737-300 freighter taking off from Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH) at 11:30 p.m. on September 26. The start-up ca...

Norwegian outlines Irish subsidiary's transatlantic plans

Norwegian (DY, Oslo Gardermoen) has announced plans to commence longhaul flights out of Cork in Ireland later next year. In a statement, the carrier said it would use its Norwegian Air International (D8, Dublin Int'l) subsidiary to launch 5x weekly flights to Boston in May 2016 while flights to New York would likely launch a year later in 2017. Operations will be...

Scouts, pilot survive small plane crash in New Mexico

Three boy scouts and their pilot are alive after a small plane crash in New Mexico. KRQE-TV reports that the four-seat 1952 Beechcraft crashed in Belen on Saturday morning, about 2 miles from its final destination. Scouts Levi Jensen, Talon Bennett and Jacob Brooks were flying with a pilot they knew from church as part of the work required for them to earn an aviation badge. The plane lef...

U.N. aviation arm says progress but no deal on Black Sea air corridor

The United Nations aviation agency said there has been progress in its talks with Ukraine and Russia toward allowing air traffic to resume in international airspace over the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, and that work was continuing to find a solution. That airspace, managed by Ukraine, is off the coast of the Crimean Peninsula, which was annexed by Russia last year. The area has been no-fly z...

Virgin Atlantic terminates Little Red operations outright

Virgin Atlantic (VS, London Heathrow) has completely terminated its 'Little Red' operations as of Saturday, September 26. Research indicates the project's remaining trio of A320-200s has already been returned to Aer Lingus (EI, Dublin Int'l) with EI-EZW (cn 1983) and EI-DUB (cn 55) now in Shannon while EI-EZV (cn 2001) is now in Dublin Int'l. Launched in 2013,...

Russia's S7 Airlines considers setting up Dutch subsidiary

S7Airlines (S7, Novosibirsk) is considering setting up a subsidiary in the Netherlands. The carrier said in a statement that the entity, which will be based in Amsterdam, will be put to S7 shareholders during an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on October 29. No further details about the project were revealed. Aside from S7 Airlines and Globus  (GH, Novosibirsk), the S7 Gro...

CAAC: 2.55 Million People Travel by Air During Mid-Autumn Festival Holiday

Chinese airlines carried up to 2.55 million passengers during the two-day Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Holiday from September 26-27, according to preliminary statistics released by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) on September 28. Specifically, about 20,000 flights were operated during the holiday, transporting 1.33 million passengers on September 26 and 1.22 passenger...

Airlines Cancel Flights to Taiwan Due to Typhoon Dujuan

Hundreds of flights to and from Taiwan have been affected due to the approach of Typhoon Dujuan on Monday. Xiamen Airlines (MF) announced it has cancelled all flights to and from Taiwan on Monday affected by super Typhoon Dujuan, which landed in Taiwan early this morning. The involved flights are MF881, MF882, MF883, MF884, MF887, MF888, MF879 and MF880, between Fuzhou, Xiamen and Tai...

Passenger Who Tried to Open Plane Door at 30,000Ft "Thought It Was a Toilet"

A passenger who was banned for trying to open a jet door at 30,000ft claims he mistook it for the toilet. James Gray was fined EUR600 by KLM after the incident on an Edinburgh to Amsterdam to flight, and was told he can't fly with them for five years. He says airline staff accused him of trying to open the door of the plane, but he insists he only touched the handle after confusing it fo...

China on Orange Alert for Super Typhoon Dujuan

The National Meteorological Center (NMC) on Sunday issued an orange alert for the approaching super typhoon Dujuan, which is expected to batter China's southeastern regions. Dujuan will land in coastal province of Fujian on Tuesday morning after sweeping across Taiwan, bringing gales, torrential rain and high waves to these regions, the NMC forecasted. China Southern, the country's l...

Jetstar Ends A330 Operations, Moves to All-787-8 Long-Haul Fleet

Jetstar has completed the transition of its long-haul flying to an all-Boeing 787-8 operation and returned the last Airbus A330-200 in its fleet back to Qantas. The final A330 service touched down on Saturday, with VH-EBE operating flight JQ6 from Honolulu to Brisbane landing just before 1700 local time. It marks the end of a two-year transition from the A330 to the 787-8, following delivery...

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Eurowings extends flight programme by 26 new holiday destinations

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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...

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