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Brussels Airlines doubles flight frequency to Monrovia and Freetown

With today’s flight SN243, Brussels Airlines’ new schedule for flights to Monrovia and Freetown commences. Henceforth, the airline operates flights to both countries on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. With the increased flight frequencies, Brussels but also other Brussels Airl...

Jazeera Airways reports July 2015 Operational Performance: 36% Growth in flown passengers

July 2015 highlights: ● Levant and Istanbul routes: 38% increase in flown passengers from July 2014 ● Egypt routes: 26% increase in flown passengers from July 2014 ● Gulf routes: 48% increase in flown passengers from July 2014 Freedom Town, Kuwait, September 8, 2015: Jazeera Airways today rele...


Russell Wilson Extends Partnership with Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines and Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson today announced that Wilson has extended his exclusive, multi-year partnership as the airline's Chief Football Officer. The airline is also debuting three brand-new television commercials starring Wilson, that air for the first time during Sunday's game. "Russell Wilson and Alaska Airlines go together l...

Small Planet Airlines and Sky Angkor to cooperate in Cambodia

In accordance with an agreement made between Small Planet Airlines and Sky Angkor, the two airlines will cooperate flying tourists to Siem Reap in Cambodia from Chinese and South Korean cities for at least five years. Cooperation should help both airlines to decrease seasonality of activities. 'After the summer season ends, the extent of activities in Europe shrinks – the nu...

Union wars: Lufthansa strikes are back

Special timetable now available online – travellers proactively informed – 84 of 1,500 planned Tuesday flights cancelled – 90 intercontinental passenger services and all cargo flights to operate thanks to volunteer pilot. Lufthansa has published a special timetable for its services tomorrow Tuesday 8 September. The action has been taken following a call by the Vereinigung Cock...

China Eastern to Launch Shanghai-Colombo Service in Sep.

China Eastern Airlines (MU) is set to launch a nonstop service linking Shanghai with Colombo, capital of Sri Lanka on September 21, 2015, to provide more convenient choices for travelers. The Shanghai-based carrier will operate the new international service four times weekly (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday), using Airbus A330-200 aircraft. The outbound flight MU231 is sched...

Finnair to Fly First A350 XWB to Shanghai Next Month

Finnair (AY) will operate its first Airbus A350 XWB aircraft on Helsinki-Shanghai service from October 25 as it is due to take delivery of the newest wide-body aircraft next month and becomes the first European carrier to operate the aircraft. Shanghai will be the European carrier's first long-haul destination to be served with the A350 XWB aircraft, with a daily A350 XWB service...

Swiss Tourist "Indecently Assaulted 3 Cathay Pacific Cabin Crew" on Hong Kong-Bound Flight

A Swiss tourist suspected of indecently assaulting three Cathay Pacific flight attendants on board a Hong Kong-bound flight was arrested when he landed in the city today, police said. The man, 45, who was flying economy class, was accused of indecently assaulting the three women aged from 25 to 29 on separate occasions on a flight from Zurich this morning. Hong Kong police were alerted short...

Qantas Announces Hugh Jackman as Global Ambassador

The "Boy from Oz" Hugh Jackman and Australia's national carrier Qantas have announced a new partnership to promote Australia on the global stage. The award-winning actor has signed on to become an official global ambassador for the airline and will also work with Qantas on community projects in Australia, with further detail to be announced soon. The international sup...

"Wonder Material" Graphene Could Protect Airliners from Lightning Strikes

Graphene could soon be protecting airliners from lightning strikes, with British company Haydale winning a contract to investigate practical uses for the "wonder material". The Aim-listed business works out how to commercialise the recently discovered ultra lightweight material, which is stronger than steel yet incredibly flexible, and more conductive than copper. Haydale...

Jetgo heading to Melbourne

Regional carrier Jetgo is expanding its regular public transport (RPT) network to Victoria with nonstop service between Dubbo and Melbourne to begin in late October. It will be the only nonstop flight from Dubbo to Melbourne, with the new thrice-weekly offering scheduled to run on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays with 36-seat Embraer ERJ-135 regional jets. Jetgo managing director fo...

"I Spent My 30th Birthday at Gatwick"

Passengers today told of their fury after being caught up in delays of up to 25 hours at Gatwick Airport this weekend. One claimed he was almost forced to cancel his wedding while another woman had to spend her 30th birthday at the airport due to delays between London and New York. Holidaymakers were left stuck for hours in both the capital and New York after flights were grounded...

Official: 10 Dead in Colorado, North Carolina, Oregon Plane Crashes

Three small airplanes crashed this long Labor Day weekend from North Carolina to Oregon, leaving 10 people dead and pressing questions about what happened in each case, a government official said Monday. The deadliest crash occurred late Sunday afternoon, when a Cessna 310 went down in a remote part of Colorado near Telluride, the National Transportation Safety Board tweeted. All f...

TransAsia Plane Lands Safely with Single Engine After Other Fails

No casualties were reported Tuesday after a TransAsiaAirways ATR 72-500 plane carrying 22 passengers was forced to land with only one engine after the other reported an abnormality. Flight GE505, which took off 7:55 a.m. from Taipei Songshan Airport en route outlying county of Penghu, detected an abnormality with the lubricant oil in engine No. 2 at 8:36 a.m. The pilots shut down the en...

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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...

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...

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...

50 A350XWB order for Emirates signed at Dubai Airshow 2019

Airbus and Emirates Airline have signed a purchase agreement for 50 A350-900s - Airbus’ newest generation widebody aircraft. The order was signed at Dubai Airshow 2019 by His Highness Sh...

CAE to train more than 1,000 new easyJet pilots

CAE has signed a long-term exclusive training agreement with easyJet to train 1,000 new easyJet cadet pilots on a Multi-Crew Pilot licence (MPL) programme. CAE will also provide Airbus 320 type r...

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

Etihad Engineering has collaborated with EOS and BigRep to open the region’s first additive manufacturing facility with Design and Production Approval from EASA. The laboratory, loc...

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

Qatar Airways announced that it has selected CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power its new fleet of 50 A321neo family aircraft, the largest order of A321neo family aircraft in the Middle East....

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...