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AirBridgeCargo Debuts at Singapore Changi Airport with Direct Freighter Flights from Moscow

Changi Airport Group (CAG) welcomes AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) to Singapore Changi Airport, with its inaugural flight from Moscow, Russia, scheduled to arrive tonight. The international freighter carrier, which is part of Russia-based Volga-Dnepr Group, is launching twice-weekly Moscow-...

Qatar Airways and Direct Maintenance extend partnership

Qatar Airways and Direct Maintenance have extended their decade long partnership in order to cover line support of the airline in Entebbe. The airline is operating A320 aircraft and A330 freighters to Uganda’s main hub near Kampala, where Direct Maintenance has a line station.  ...


China-Japan market grows with doubling of tourism, four new airlines and greater city-pairs

There is no mistaking the political tension from China in creating a special holiday, with full military parade, on 03-Sep-2015 to commemorate “The 70th anniversary of Chinese People’s Anti-Japanese War”. Relations between Japan and China have been sour, including in late 2012 when air trafficquickly dissipated. But despite what the special holiday&r...

Canadian charter specialist CanJet ceases flight operations

Following weeks of speculation about its future, CanJet Airlines (C6, Halifax) president Steven Rowe has confirmed the airline is suspending flight operations effective immediately. The move follows last week's announcement that CanJet's B737-800 wet-lease agreement with Air Transat (TS, Montréal Trudeau) had been downgraded to a dry-lease...

SIA premium economy seat installation on board A380 fleet delayed

Singapore Airlines (SIA) is delaying the rollout of its new premium economy cabin on its Airbus A380 fleet, including services to Sydney on board the double decker superjumbo between October and January. The Star Alliance member said in a statement affected customers booked on A380 services in premium economy would be contacted and offered alternative travel arrangements. “Due to delay...

Analysis Confirms Plane Debris Came From Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

French prosecutors said on Thursday that further analysis of a piece of an airplane wing that washed up on a remote Indian Ocean island had allowed investigators here to determine “with certitude” that it came from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared in March 2014 with 239 people on board. Investigators examining the debris, which was found on the French island of R&eacu...

Wizz Air Grows August Passenger Numbers By 19%

Wizz Air Holdings Plc (“Wizz Air”), the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announces passenger statistics for August 2015. In August, Wizz Air enhanced its operations infrastructure with a brand new purpose-built aircraft maintenance hangar in Budapest. The 2,000 square metre building is designed to accommodate the larger Airbus A321 models Wizz Air will a...

Air Canada Reports August 2015 Traffic Results

For the month of August, Air Canada reported a system-wide capacity increase of 10.4 per cent and a load factor of 89.6 per cent in line with last year’s record August load factor of 89.8 per cent. On this additional capacity, system wide traffic for August increased 10.1 per cent. Air Canada reports traffic results on a system-wide basis, including regional airlines from which Air Canada pu...

Fiji Airways Achieves Record for Most Passengers in a Month for July

Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline, has registered its best ever performance for passengers in a month, recording 107,227 passengers for July. This is the first time the Fijian carrier has crossed the 100,000 mark for monthly passenger numbers. July is traditionally a peak month in Fiji’s tourism calendar. Fiji Airways Acting CEO David Bowden commented: “This is e...

Six Soccer Players Charged With Rowdiness, Ordered Not To Drink Or Fly Southwest

Sept. 02--A Texas judge Wednesday ordered six San Diego-area men facing a federal charge of interfering with a flight crew not to fly on Southwest Airlines or drink. Clinton E. Averitte, U.S. magistrate judge in Amarillo, Texas, set bail for each at $10,000. Charged are Saiman Hermez, 19; Jonathan Khalid Petras, 20; Ghazwan Assad Shaba, 21; Essa Solaqa, 20; Khalid Yohana, 19; and Wisam Imad...

NokScoot cleared for Taiwan take-off

Sept. 03--Struggling long-haul start-up NokScoot has secured Taiwanese permission to operate regular flights to Taipei from Bangkok. The airline, a joint venture between budget carrier Nok Air and Singapore Airlines' no-frills Scoot, plans to launch four flights a week between Don Mueang and Taoyuan airports, starting on Oct 25. The Taipei route offers a more immediate business opportuni...

Pilot Caught Texting During Takeoff From Charlotte

An airline pilot, flying as a passenger on a recent flight from Charlotte, was caught on camera texting on his cellphone while the plane was taking off -- in violation of federal rules. Chad Tillman, a Charlotte resident who was on the Aug. 14 flight from Charlotte to Tampa, used his own cellphone to capture video of the unidentified pilot as he texted. The flight was operated by American Ai...

Transaero reshuffles management; Pleshakova resigns as CEO

Transaero Airlines CEO Olga Pleshakova has resigned and has become chairman of the board, the carrier said in a statement. Dmitry Yerzakovich has been appointed new CEO. Former board chairman Alexander Pleshakov remains as a board member and managing director. Transaero said the management appointments were decided at the carrier’s board meeting on Aug. 31, and are not related to the ...

Emirates receives record delivery of 4 new wide-body aircraft in 1 day

Emirates celebrated the company record arrival of four new aircraft in one day, affirming its commitment to flying a modern, efficient and comfortable fleet. The bumper delivery included two Boeing 777-300ERs, one Boeing 777 Freighter and one A380 aircraft. Emirates is already the world’s largest operator of the Boeing 777 and the A380. The A380 aircraft delivered this week brings the tot...

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UK Government Grant to ZeroAvia for the Development of Zero Emission Aviation

An important support to the development of  Zero Emission Aviation, a grant of £2.7m (US$3.3 million) grant from the UK Government to ZeroAvia! The UK Government grant is part...

Take-off for the world’s largest Oktoberfest: Lufthansa

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Direct Qatar Airways Flights to Osaka from 6 April 2020

Qatar Airways announced services to Osaka, Japan starting from 6 April 2020. The second largest metropolitan area of Japan, Osaka will be the airline’s third gateway into the country. Qatar Airw...

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Next-gen Wi-Fi upgrade for All Nippon Airways fleet

All Nippon Airways has begun equipping selected Boeing B777-300ER aircraft with SITAONAIR’s state-of-the-art Internet ONAIR Wi-Fi portal, powered by GX Aviation. In partnership with JSAT...

Norwegian Air Named Four-Star Low-Cost Airline by APEX for Two Consecutive Years

For a second year in a row, Norwegian Air has been named a 2020 Four-Star Low-Cost Airline by The Airline Passenger Experience (APEX), the highest honor in the category of low-cost carriers!...