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Air Berlin, 1,5% increase in capacity utilization in August 2015

Airberlin is continuing on its path towards restructuring and was able to significantly improve its overall capacity utilization in August, both year on year, and in comparison with the previous month. The capacity utilization rate, taking into account the capacity adaptation carried out, increas...

Southwest Airlines and pilots reach agreement in principle

Southwest Airlines announced that it has reached an Agreement in Principle on a new contract for the airline's 8,000-plus pilots. The agreement now heads to the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) Board of Directors which will decide whether to submit it to pilots for a vote....


US$1 Flights? Frontier Airlines Launches "Fly for a Buck" Sale

Unfortunately, you'll need more than US$1 to book a flight. Frontier Airlines may have just announced a "Fly for a Buck" sale, and it's generating plenty of media attention - but it costs more than US$1 to purchase a flight. The full price of a flight runs as little as US$15, after all fees are added in. That's still an incredible bargain, of course. It's...

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-Singapore-Hong Kong-Moscow services with a Boeing 747-8F aircraft. ABC's new services to Si...

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.   Direct Maintenance have been contracted to support the aircraft at that gateway.  

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...

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Air Astana presented its first Airbus A321 Long Range (LR) aircraft at a ceremony held in the airline’s technical centre at Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport . The airline is the f...

New CAE and easyJet training centre inaugurated in Milan

CAE Milan centre for training more than 2,000 easyJet pilots from all over Europe is open! CAE and easyJet inaugurated the new centre alongside local Italian and Canadian government officials....

Azerbaijan Airlines introduces mobile application for iPhone and Android devices

Azerbaijan’s national air carrier - AZAL rolled out its own mobile application for iOS (version 9.0 or later) and Android (version 5.0 or later) smartphones. The mobile application with...

Silk Way will organize annual Caspian Air Cargo Summit in Baku

The traditional two-days Caspian Air Cargo Summit 2019 opened October 8-9 at Fairmont Baku Flame Towers Hotel. The summit is organized by Azerbaijan's national cargo carrier Silk Way...

British Airways First UK airline to offset Carbon Emissions on flights within the UK from 2020

From January 2020, British Airways will become the first UK airline to offset carbon emissions on all its flights within the UK.  All customers flying within the UK next year on flights operat...

Second phase of Etihad Cargo digitalization strategy

Etihad Cargo has marked the first year of its ambitious digitalization program, which went live with iCargo in October 2018, by reiterating its commitment to enhancing customer experiences with a...

Alaska Airlines' newest painted Pixar-themed aircraft

In collaboration with the Disneyland Resort, Alaska Airlines showcased its latest special-edition aircraft livery today that offers a whimsical tribute to Pixar Pier, a reimagined land at Disney Calif...