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Air Astana Re-Launches Astana To Dubai Service

Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s Skytrax award winning flag carrier will re-launch services between Astana and Dubai on 25th October 2015 . The non-stop flight will be operated four times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays using an Airbus A320. The service to Dubai offers greater conveni...

Aer Lingus Regional enjoys 81% load factor for July

 July load factor 81%, compared to 78% in July 2014 § Kerry Dublin route up 24% for July, representing 17th consecutive month of growth § Donegal Dublin route up 7% for July, representing 6th consecutive month of growth Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air, has recorded a...


Azul Becomes First Carrier in the Americas to Adopt AIRCOM FlightTracker

Azul activated its AIRCOM® FlightTracker system earlier this month, making the Brazilian low-cost carrier the first airline in the Americas to use this SITA OnAir system. Azul can now track flights in real time on all of its routes. Since it launched in 2008, Azul has used SITA OnAir AIRCOM® technology, which made adding FlightTracker a simple software upgr...

American Airlines To End U.S.-Israel Flights That Came With US Airways Merger

American’s Philly-Tel Aviv flights faced competition from El Al and United from JFK. — Dennis Schaal American Airlines Inc. plans to halt flights between the U.S. and Israel early next year after determining the route was losing money. The service between Philadelphia and Tel Aviv was a legacy of US Airways Group Inc., which combined with American in December 2013 to form the...

ATR enters Japan with first ATR 42 delivery to Amakusa Airlines

Japanese regional carrier Amakusa Airlines has taken delivery of its first ATR 42-600, making it the first ATR operator in Japan. ATR has opened a representative office in Tokyo as it seeks to expand its foothold in the Japanese market. “We are delighted to enter such a major market, one of the few Asian countries where ATR had not flown before,” ATR CEO Patrick de Castelbajac said...

FAA issues list detailing UAV sightings in commercial airspace

FAA has released a list of all reports by pilots, air traffic and the public of possible encounters with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) that were submitted between Nov., 2014 and August 20. The list, posted on the FAA site Aug. 21, follows a statement released by the agency in mid-August stating that the number of reports by commercial pilots of drones flying close to their aircraft h...

Ankara will become third Turkish Airlines hub

Rapidly growing Turkish Airlines is developing the nation’s capital airport, Ankara Esenboğa International Airport (ESB), into its third hub. Its two other major hubs are in Istanbul—Atatürk and (IST) Sabiha Gökçen (SAW) airports. “We want to make Ankara a hub for scheduled domestic and international operations,” CEO Temel Kotil told ATW....

Etihad Airways teams up with lifestyle concierge service provider Ten Group

Etihad Airways has teamed up with leading global concierge service provider Ten Group to serve the unique needs of guests travelling in The Residence by Etihad, onboard the airline's Airbus A380 fleet. Ten Group will provide a specially trained Etihad Lifestyle Concierge team who will work closely with the airline’s London Savoy-trained Residence by Etihad Butlers. Utilising intellige...

Pegasus Airlines to commence services to Baghdad

Pegasus Airlines is to start services from Istanbul Baghdad, Iraq, three times a week from September 1. Pegasus will operate the flights from Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport.  The Turkish airline will also serve Erbil, in the northern Kurdistan region of Iraq, four times weekly from September 10.  

Fedex reaches tentative agreement with pilots

FedEx (FDX.N) pilots tentatively agreed with the package delivery company on an amended collective bargaining agreement, the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) said. Fedex and its pilots have been negotiating on employment conditions since 2011. FedEx management filed for a mediation process with the National Mediation Board in October 2014. The terms of the agreement are not being released...

KLM switches six Boeing 787-9s to 787-10s

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has switched an order for six Boeing 787-9s to the larger 787-10 to better fit with its network plans. The Dutch carrier has 10 787s on order, which were originally destined to be 787-9s, with the first aircraft slated to arrive in October. However, in a brief statement issued Aug. 19, the carrier said: “KLM has changed its order for six Boeing 787-9&...

Turbulence in Air India As Woman Pilot Who Has Never Flown Is Made Safety Chief

Air India pilots are up in arms over the airline's decision to appoint its first woman pilot -- who joined AI in 1988 but could never fly an aircraft s a pilot as she failed to failing to clear company medical tests -- as the airline's chief of flight safety (CoFS).   The directorate general of civil aviation (DGCA) had last month removed AI's previous CoFS after it was...

CAAC: Over 40% Complaints About Flight Delays and Cancellations in Jun. 2015

Passengers filed 270 complaints with the government in June 2015, more than 40% of which were about flight disruptions, according to the Air Transport Consumer Complaints Report for June released by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) on Thursday. In June 2015, the Air Transportation Department of CAAC, CAAC regional administrations, CAAC Consumer Affairs Center and China Air Tran...

Sudan's Badr Airlines leasing an Armenian B737

Badr Airlines (J4, Khartoum) has wet-leased a B737-500 from Armenian ACMI/charter specialistTaron Avia (TRV, Erebuni) Skyliner Aviation has reported. The aircraft - EK-73775 (msn 28475) - was ferried from Amman Queen Alia to Khartoum on August 12. The Sudanese carrier's passenger fleet consists of one B737-300 and two B737-500...

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Aviation Experts to Discuss Brexit Plans at Routes Europe 2019

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American Airlines A321neo service with new cabin

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First A330neo of Air Mauritius delivered

Air Mauritius has taken delivery of its first A330-900, on lease from ALC during a ceremony held in Toulouse. The national carrier of the Republic of Mauritius is the first A330neo operator based in t...

Manta Air chooses safe start with GMA ATR

New domestic carrier of the Republic of Maldives, Manta Air, has signed a Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA) with ATR. This five-year contract covers the Maldivian airline’s full fleet for...

First CRJ900 Aircraft delivered to Uganda Airlines

The first two of four CRJ900 aircraft ordered by Uganda National Airlines Company in July 2018 is delivered. The new airline has selected Bombardier and the CRJ900 regional jets fitted with the ATMOSP...

Additional 35 MC-21 aircraft for Aeroflot will be equipped with Russian PD-14 engines

The 35 MC-21 Russian passenger jets, Aeroflot air carrier plans to lease in addition to 50 MC-21 jets it ordered earlier, will be equipped with the Russian PD-14 engines, Deputy Industry and Trade Min...

As Part of its Commitment to Sustainability, Etihad Airways to Operate Single-Use Plastic Free Flight on Earth Day

Etihad Airways will be the first airline in the region to operate a flight without any single-use plastics on board, in a bid to raise awareness of the effects of plastic pollution. Flight EY484...

Azerbaijan through the eyes of a falcon

Azerbaijan's national air carrier presents new destinations to Saudi Arabia in Riyadh Azerbaijan’s national air carrier held a presentation in Riyadh entitled “Azerbaijan through th...

Significant fleet renewal milestones for Emirates

Emirates are doing everythng possible to offer its customers an unparalleled onboard experience and maintain the highest standards of safety and efficiency with a modern all wide-body a...