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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...

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 hel...


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...

In-Flight Calling Should Be Up to Airlines Says U.S. Transportation Department

Airlines should be able to decide whether passengers can make phone calls during flights, a committee told U.S. regulators weighing the issue. The Transportation Department’s Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protection approved the recommendation, Chuck Ardo, a spokesman for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who heads the panel, said in an e-mail. The committee appro...

Qantas Unveils Limited Edition Scarf Inspired by Qantas Trend Consultant, Jessica Hart

Melbourne's renowned laneways and food scene are at the heart of collaboration between Qantas and leading Australian scarf brand, Bird & Knoll. The airline's trend consultant, model Jessica Hart was tasked with nominating a destination that "feels like home" which would be the inspiration of a limited edition cashmere blend scarf. The chosen city was Melbourne and the s...

BAE systems continues air support for ADF

BAE Systems will continue its role supporting Australia’smilitary air operations with the announcement of a new four-year contract with the Australian Defence Force (ADF). The AU$9m contract is to provide mission system support services for ADF military operations through the Air Component – Command and Control Capability System (AC-C2CS). BAE Systems Australia Intelligence,...

UK pilots warn on batteries and fatigue

The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) has issued warnings to both passengers and carriers over potential risks to safety. The UK pilots’ union urged passengers to show caution when packing battery-powered gadgets and cautioned airlines to ensure their flight deck personnel received adequate rest between duty stints. BALPA told passengers flying off on the last major UK pub...

FAA Proposes $360,000 Civil Penalty Against Empire Airlines

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration proposes a $360,000 civil penalty against Empire Airlines, Inc. of Hayden, Idaho, for allegedly operating an aircraft that was not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. The FAA alleges that one of the airline’s Cessna Caravans experienced a lightning strike. The aircraft maintenance manual r...

StandardAero Signs Long-Term APU Maintenance Agreement with Mandarin Airlines

StandardAero signed a six-year contract with Mandarin Airlines to perform customized maintenance, repair and overhaul services for APS2300 auxiliary power units (APUs) on its fleet of Embraer ERJ190 regional aircraft. The contract is StandardAero’s first APU program in Republic of China (Taiwan) and the new contract is expected to continue until December 31, 2021, when Mandarin ant...

FAA Proposes $174,600 Civil Penalty Against Mesa Airlines

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $174,600 civil penalty against Mesa Airlines of Phoenix for allegedly violating federal drug and alcohol testing regulations. The FAA alleges that Mesa hired six employees for safety-sensitive positions – five aircraft dispatchers and one quality assurance inspector – but failed...

Singapore Airlines Names Peter Seah As Deputy Chairman

Singapore Airlines is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Peter Seah Lim Huat to its Board as Deputy Chairman, with effect from 1 September 2015. Mr Seah, 69, will be an independent non-executive director. He will join the Board Executive Committee and the Board Compensation and Industrial Relations Committee. A well-known business figure, Mr Seah is Chairman of DBS Group Hol...

Air France's new cabins take off to Bangui

Since 1 September 2015, Air France customers have been able to travel to Bangui (Central African Republic) from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, on board a Boeing 777-200 equipped with the Company's new long-haul travel cabins. They can enjoy the latest Business class cabin, a real cocoon in the sky, as well as the brand new Premium Economy and Economy seats which have been completely redesigned...

Libyan carriers resume flights to Tunisia

Libyan carriers resume flights to Tunisia after a year-long suspension. Ch-aviation reports that Ghadames Air Transport and Libyan Airlines began flights between Tripoli Mitiga and Tunis this week. Flights were suspended after an extensive investigation into Libya’s security and safety mechanisms. The suspension was lifted for six days in March, but shortly reinstated when Islamic...

Ruili Airlines to Expand Fleet to 56 by the End of 2025

China's start-up carrier Ruili Airlines (DR) is expected to own a fleet of 56 aircraft by the end of 2025, said Ma Zhanwei, president of Ruili Airlines in an interview on Aug. 31. As of Aug. 31, 2015, Ruili Airlines operates six aircraft in total, consisting of five Boeing 737-700s and one 737-800. One new aircraft is scheduled to take delivery by this year end....

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UK Government Grant to ZeroAvia for the Development of Zero Emission Aviation

An important support to the development of  Zero Emission Aviation, a grant of £2.7m (US$3.3 million) grant from the UK Government to ZeroAvia! The UK Government grant is part...

Take-off for the world’s largest Oktoberfest: Lufthansa

Are you ready for the Oktoberfest in Munich? Because  Lufthansa’s Trachten crew is ready for takeoff! This year, the world’s largest crew in folk costume will take o...

Direct Qatar Airways Flights to Osaka from 6 April 2020

Qatar Airways announced services to Osaka, Japan starting from 6 April 2020. The second largest metropolitan area of Japan, Osaka will be the airline’s third gateway into the country. Qatar Airw...

First in 21 years - SAS New livery

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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!...