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Tigerair Australia clears capacity hurdle for Bali flights

Tigerair Australia’s plans to begin overseas flights in 2016 have taken a step forward after the International Air Services Commission (IASC) approved the transfer of capacity from parent Virgin Australia for its services to Bali. The low-cost carrier is scheduled to fly to B...

Air New Zealand Unveils New Flagship International Lounge at Auckland Hub

Air New Zealand has unveiled a large new flagship international lounge in Auckland that can be used by business class and high-status travellers flying on Air NZ and partner Virgin Australia's trans-Tasman flights. It will also serve as a stop-over lounge for Australians flying on Air NZ flig...


With a Tarantula Roaming About, Delta Calls Off Flight

There are a multitude of reasons your flight might be canceled or delayed - but a spider? It can happen. Passengers who were scheduled to board a Delta flight from Baltimore to Atlanta thankfully avoided a potential in-flight run-in with a tarantula on Wednesday night. Delta Flight 1525 was scheduled to depart Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport at 7:00 p.m...

Plane Forced to Make Emergency Landing After Engine Stops Mid-flight

Passengers endured a terrifying ordeal after their flight was forced to make an emergency landing after an engine failed. MEP Catherine Stihler was on Flybe's BE6938 from Shetland to Inverness when she saw the engine stop in midair. She tweeted: "Emergency landed in Kirkwall. An engine failed. Very very scary." The Saab 340 turboprop operated by Loganair under contract from...

Flight Delayed? You Could Be Paid Up to 1,000 Yuan

Travelers who buy flight delay insurance through Wechat's shake function could get a compensation of up to 1,000 yuan once their flight is delayed by just one second. The latest flight insurance was launched jointly by China's leading flight service provider VeryZhun, Wechat, Zongan Insurance and Air Union Insurance Brokers Co., Ltd. at a press conference in Shanghai on Wednesday, which...

Engine Fire on Cathay Pacific Plane Flying from Perth to Hong Kong Forces Emergency Landing

An engine on a plane flying from Perth to Hong Kong caught fire shortly after take-off overnight, forcing an emergency landing in Indonesia. A man has contacted the ABC saying his brother was onboard Cathay Pacific flight CX170 when there was a loud bang and sparks and flames. The cabin was then reported to have gone dark. He said about 15 minutes later the captain reported a problem with...

Finnair expects to gain €70 million with the replacement of the Airbus A340-300s with new A350-900s

Finnair (Helsinki) has issued this financial fleet guidance as it prepares to accept its first Airbus A350-900: Finnair, which is the European launch customer for the Airbus A350-900 XWB, is preparing to receive its first A350 delivery from Airbus in early October. As Finnair announced in December 2013, it has made sale and leaseback agreements for its two first A350 aircraft with GECAS...

Thomas Cook Sticks With Growth Forecast

Thomas Cook maintained its guidance for growth this year and said late summer trading had seen strong demand for travel to Greece and Egypt. Thomas Cook said in a trading update that bookings in its fourth quarter had been boosted by poor weather in Scandinavia, and it was encouraged by demand for winter bookings. The company is forecasting growth on a constant currency basis for the 12-mont...

Court Releases Congo Plane Grounded In Debt Row

A commercial jet belonging to Democratic Republic of Congo's new national carrier has been released by an Irish court after it was grounded over a debt row with two US investors. The Airbus A320 is one of two planes recently purchased by the government for the launch of Congo Airways, expected before the end of this year. It was being painted at Dublin airport ahead of its arrival in Congo....

American Airlines looking to build

Following the introduction earlier this year of a new dedicated pharmaceutical facility in Philadelphia (US),American Airlines Cargo is considering further development of its temperature-controlled infrastructure. Specific ideas under consideration by the US carrier, which offers both active and passive solutions through its ExpediteTC product, include developing CRT (controlled room...

Russia denies international status to Aeroflot LCC Pobeda

Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency,Rosaviatsia, has refused permission for Aeroflot low-cost subsidiary (LCC) Pobeda Airlines to operate international flights. Pobeda had requested to fly from Russia to Hungary, Germany, Slovakia, France and Belarus. Rosaviatsia denied the request, saying Pobeda does not match Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs). According to Russian regulati...

Piksel And Spafax to Transform In-flight Entertainment For Today’s Connected Travellers

Piksel,a global leader in building successful online video businesses, today announced its partnership with Spafax, global content and media agency to the travel industry. The partnership will develop and launch innovative solutions to the market, the first of which being Voyage, a revolutionary new approach to in-flight entertainment which has already been adopted by Transavia a major E...

Divert (From the Pilot’s Point Of View)

di·vert dəˈvərt, dīˈvərt/ verb: divert; 3rd person present: diverts; past tense: diverted; past participle: diverted; gerund or present participle: diverting cause (someone or something) to change course or turn from one direction to another. If you’re reading this, there’s a pretty good chance you’re more than the average airline traveler. You’re interested in...

Lufthansa LCC Eurowings mulls cooperation with easyJet

Lufthansa Group’s low-cost subsidiary Eurowings and UK low-cost carrier easyJet reportedly could become partners, Lufthansa Group chairman and CEO Carsten Spohr told German magazine Der Spiegel. A Lufthansa spokesperson in Frankfurt confirmed Spohr’s quotes to ATW. “We can cooperate with other airlines very actively. EasyJet had also shown interest in the past to...

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Ryanair announced it has restored over 60% of normal flight schedules from 1st August, following the successful resumption of its services at the end of June. Throughout July, Ryanair h...

Eurowings extends flight programme by 26 new holiday destinations

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Cathay Pacific to half Single-Use plastic footprint by 2022

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15 additional destinations: Austrian Airlines expands summer flight schedule

On Wednesday evening, the Austrian federal government announced that the landing bans for flights from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Montenegro, Egypt, Northern Macedonia, Romania...