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Delta, China Eastern finalize expanded partnership

Delta and China Eastern Airlines finalized the expansion of its partnership by holding a signing ceremony for its expanded partnership Tuesday in Shanghai. The agreement, which includes a $450 million investment by Delta to acquire a 3.55 percent stake in China Eastern, was signed by Delta Presid...

Jetstar announces low fares to four new regional destinations, five routes

Jetstar today unveiled its new regional network in New Zealand, launching low fares on five routes between Nelson, Napier, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Auckland and Wellington. Nelson-Auckland and Napier-Auckland flights will take off from the beginning of December*, in time for the busy touri...


Qatar Airways Rolls Out ‘Croamis’ – The Most Comprehensive And Advanced Cargo Management System In The Industry

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways has designed and implemented a next generation cargo management system named CROAMIS to manage its end-to-end airline cargo business processes. CROAMIS, Qatar Airways’ Cargo Reservations, Operations, Accounting and Management Information System, is a single system serving the airline’s entire global cargo network, designed to scale with...

Turkish Airlines reports USD 4.78 billion sales revenue and USD 406 million net profit in the first half of 2015

Passengers carried to GCC increases by 7.8 percent reaching 1.35 million passengers; increases by 6.1 percent to the UAE • Business class passengers to the GCC increases by 9 percent; up 16.5 percent for the UAE Dubai, UAE; September 2, 2015: Turkish Airlines, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, reported first half 2015 consolidated financ...

IndiGo Adjudged Best Low-Cost Airline in Central Asia, Qatar Airways Tops World Ranking

Skytrax, the specialist research advisors to the air transport industry, recently declared the ranking forairlines and airports from across the world. Among the leading airlines in the world featured India's IndiGo Airlines, which was adjudged the best low-cost airline in central Asia. The World's best airlines ranking, which was topped by the Qatar airways featured IndiG...

Air Canada seeks to turn Toronto into premier international hub

Air Canada plans to aggressively market Toronto Pearson International Airport as “North America’s first global transit hub.” Speaking at the Boyd Group International Aviation Forecast Summit in Las Vegas, Air Canada president-passenger airlines Ben Smith said the airline has failed to properly leverage Toronto’s location on the world map in the past, but plans to re...

Air Seychelles welcomes new Airbus A320 Aircraft into Fleet

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, today celebrated a momentous occasion when it officially welcomed a new Airbus A320 aircraft into its international fleet. The aircraft is named “Silhouette” after the third-largest granitic island in the archipelago, located 20 kilometres northwest of the main island of Mahé. The new aircraft has been regist...

First Look: KLM's First 787-9 Dreamliner

First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines(KLM) today emerged from the final assembly line at Paine Field, Everett. The Dutch carrier published a photo of its first 787-9 Dreamliner via its official Twitter account on Aug. 31, saying "Work in progress: our first Boeing 787-9!" The 787-9, Registration PH-BHA, is still in the Boeing factory in Everett, Washington...

Pilots' union threatens renewed strikes at Lufthansa

Pilots union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) threatened renewed strike action at Lufthansa, saying the German flag carrier had rejected its offer of concessions in a long-running dispute that has cost the airline hundreds of millions of euros. Walkouts could start any time and could hit Lufthansa, its cargo arm Lufthansa Cargo and its budget carrier Germanwings, VC said in a statement on Wednesday....

Lufthansa Begins GDS Surcharge, Claims Direct Connectivity Gaining Interest

European carrier Lufthansa has not bowed to any of the industry pressure of recent months and today introduced its controversial GDS levy. Every booking made via an intermediary using a global distribution system (Sabre, Travelport or Amadeus) will now face an additional Eur16 levy on the fare. Lufthansa announced in June that it would begin the Distribution Cost Charge on September 1, trigg...

Halifax-Based Airline CanJet Suspends Operations

CanJet, a Halifax-based charter airline, has suspended its operations due to unprofitability. CanJet's president, Stephen Rowe, confirmed to CTV News on Tuesday that his company is suspending all flight operations because management has been unable to find a place in the marketplace. The last remaining scheduled flight has been flown, he said. Rowe says the company is taking a step...

easyJet Considers Interlining with Longhaul Carriers

easyJet Chief Executive Officer Carolyn McCall says her airline has held discussions with various mainline longhaul operators over the possibility of interlining agreements.   "Many airlines have approached us about feeder flights," she told the Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung. "If it's workable and pragmatic, then we are absolutely ready to go ahead."...

Is N. Korean airline world's worst? It may be the quirkiest

If an Air Koryo passenger ignores its no-photography rule, a flight attendant might take the camera and delete the pictures herself. Crumpling up a newspaper bearing the image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can earn travelers a stern lecture, or worse. Those are among many quirks that may help explain why North Korea's airline has earned a singular distinction: It's been ranked the...

Stop taxing aviation like tobacco – Asky Boss

Airlines in the West African sub-region have complained about the high taxes that has translated into high cost of operations, with players calling for a rethink of tax policies governing the sector. Henok Teferra, Chief Executive Officer of Asky Airlines has thus called on governments in the West African sub-region to stop taxing air travel like tobacco and alcohol if the region is to realize...

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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!...

Look at the First Fiji Airways A350 XWB rolled out of paint shop

Fiji Airways’ first A350 XWB has rolled out of the Airbus paint shop in Toulouse featuring the airline’s signature livery. The aircraft, an A350-900 leased from Dubai Aerospace Enterprises...

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Astronics Introduces New Retrofit In-Seat Passenger Power Solution

Astronics announced the release of a new in-seat power retrofit solution for airlines. Attaching quickly and directly to installed seat tubes, the EmPower Xpresse on-seat USB outlet hou...

First airline obtaining a full scope maintenance capability for Airbus A220-300 type - airBaltic

Congratulations - airBaltic became the first airline obtaining a full scope maintenance capability for Airbus A220-300 type!  Latvian airline airBaltic has successfully pass...

Rusada ENVISION selected by Lanmei Airlines

Cambodian low-cost carrier Lanmei Airlines has signed up for Rusada’s MRO and Flight Operations software, ENVISION. Lanmei Airlines commenced operations in September 2017 and has since se...