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Hainan Airlines Takes Delivery of Its 10th A330-300 Aircraft

Hainan Airlines (HU) took delivery of a brand new Airbus A330-300 aircraft, Registration B-5972, on Aug. 31, 2015, which is the tenth type of the Haikou-based carrier. The A330-300, MSN1634, will officially join the fleet of Hainan Airlines following a delivery flight from Toulouse to H...

Does Air Quality on Planes Make You Ill? 1 in 5 Passengers Believe Flights Have Made Them Sick

More than one in five plane passengers believe they have become ill because of poor air quality on board planes. A new study found 23 per cent of people believe they have been affected by 'aerotoxic syndrome' following high-profile claims by cabin crew against airlines. At the altitude...


Turkish Airlines Selected Comarch Loyalty Management to Further Implement Its Frequent Flyer Program, Miles&Smiles

Turkish Airlines has chosen to implement Comarch Loyalty Management (CLM) for their Frequent Flyer Program called"Miles&Smiles". The carrier operates the largest network in terms number of international destinations and number of flying countries. Their broad offer allows the clients to choose over 260 destinations. In the year 2014 Turkish Airlines handled over 54,7 million passenge...

FAA Grants Measure Approval To Operate Largest Commercial Drone Fleet In The Nation

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has made Measure the only company with permission to fly more than 300 different types of drones for a broad range of commercial applications. "Measure now has the ability to leverage the vast number of high quality aircraft available for our customers. We don't believe that a one-size-fits-all approach makes a lot of sense when drones can be u...

GOL announces conclusion of USD 300 million Term Loan

GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (BM&FBOVESPA: GOLL4 and NYSE: GOL), (S&P: B-, Fitch: B-, Moody's: B3), the largest low-cost and best-fare airline in Latin America, announced that on August 31, 2015, in compliance with CVM Instruction 358/2002, as amended ("INCVM 358"), hereby informs its shareholders and the market the following, in complement to the m...

Transaero Airlines to be acquired by Aeroflot group

The Government of the Russian Federation held the meeting of the Intergovernmental commission chaired by Igor Shuvalov, First Deputy Prime Minister, on the issues of air transport industry. In the interests of the development of the commercial aviation and creating one of the largest in the world group of airlines, the commission has approved the acquisition of JSC Transaero Airlines...

Did Air India allow 90 crew members to skip compulsory medical check?

To ensure that flight operations during the Haj season are not hampered, Air India has allowed around 90 crew members to skip the mandatory medical check-up. According to rules, the crew will not be allowed to fly without certificates that say that they have undergone the check-up. If licences expire -- as in this case -- the airline could be short of crew, hampering flight operations. The Haj...

Korean Air Pilots Protest Influx of Malaysian Flight Crew

The Korean Air Pilots Union (KAPU) has expressed opposition to the scope of KAL’s plan to accept several Malaysia Airlines captains and senior first officers on secondment despite a shortage of pilots at the Korean flag carrier. Korean Air plans to hire some 50 to 70 MAS 777 pilots on temporary assignment starting October 1 under the Malaysian flag carrier’s rest...

Virgin America CEO predicts big fare hikes by US airlines in 2016

Virgin America CEO David Cush predicted big fare increases by US airlines, and urged the US government to protect the “competitive structure” of the industry. “My expectation is in 2016 and 2017, we’re going to see considerable increases in flight tickets [in the US] simply because you have the Big Four airlines [American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and So...

United Airlines Cargo Goes Live With RTS Cargo Revenue Management Solution

United Airlines went live with RTS CargoProfitOpt - capacity management module to forecast capacities, predict show up behavior, and compute optimal overbooking levels.  Apart from updating these values in the United Cargo's reservations system, the RTS solution also reacts to schedule changes and re-forecast values in real time. RTS CargoProfitOpt is a de...

Etihad Airways announces three key UAE executive appointments

Etihad Airways has announced the appointment of three UAE nationals to executive positions within the airline. Hareb Al Muhairy becomes senior vice president corporate and international affairs; Mohammed Al Bulooki joins Etihad Airways from Abu Dhabi Airports Company to become vice president UAE commercial; and Haitham Al Subaihi becomes Vice President UAE Sales. James Hogan, Etihad Airways&...

Ryanair Traffic Threat to Airport over Low-Cost Second Runway

The airline says their future growth at the country's busiest airport hinges on Dublin being able to cope with demand. Ryanair's Head of Communications Robin Kiely told the Irish Independent that they support a second runway being built at an appropriate price. "If Dublin Airport isn't able to offer the growth opportunities that we want then those passengers, those...

Safety and aviation insurance a priority investment for Vietjet

Investing in flight safety is an absolute must for all carriers operating in the aviation industry today. But considering the rapid growth of the aviation industry and the ever-increasing levels of competition worldwide, how can consumers recognize which airlines apply the most rigorous safety standards? One way is the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate, which is granted by the In...

Woman Thrown Off Flight for Reportedly Punching Attendant

A drunk and disorderly passenger on a flight from London to Ibiza reportedly punched an easyJet flight attendant and was arrested in Spain when the plane was forced to make an emergency landing. In a report from John Hutchinson of the Daily Mail, a female passenger boarded easyJet Flight EZY3043 at London Stansted Airport at around 6:00 a.m. local time. According to witness...

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Summer on-board lending library are open for families

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Airbus expands its aircraft deliveries using sustainable jet fuel blends

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Austrian Airlines fleet development takes shape - Six Additional Airbus A320

Austrian Airlines will get six additional Airbus A320 starting by August 2019. Jets will gradually replace turboprops. The fleet development announced in January 2019 is taking shape now:...

Final Approval to Form American Airlines and Qantas Joint Business is Received

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First A330neo operator in the Asia-Pacific - Lion Air

Indonesian carrier Lion Air took the delivery of its first A330-900, becoming the first airline from the Asia-Pacific region to fly the A330neo. The aircraft is on lease from BOC Aviation and is...

New African Airline For Seabury Alkym Solution

Seabury Solutions announced the addition of a new airline customer in Africa, Precision Air, for its market-leading solution to enhance the maintenance management of the carrier’s expanding...

Korean Air Orders 20 787 Dreamliner Airplanes

Korean Air has finalized an agreement with Boeing to order 20 787 Dreamliner airplanes – including 10 each of the 787-10 and 787-9 models – valued at $6.3 billion according to list prices....

Thousands of airline passengers now have access to EAN inflight broadband

The European Aviation Network (EAN), the fastest inflight broadband service in Europe, is now being offered by airlines to more than 30,000 passengers across the continent each day, allowing them to s...

Wizz Air to connect London to Moscow and St Petersburg

Two news Wizz Air UK services from its London Luton base announced -  to Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport, and Pulkovo Airport in St Petersburg  Flights on the Mosco...