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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 requ...

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 revolutionar...


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...

Finnair’s pilot supplementary pension costs may increase due to Finnish employee pension reform

In autumn 2014, the Finnish labour market organisations agreed on reforms to the public pension system, involving, among other things, a gradual increase of the statutory retirement age from 63 to 65 years. The Finnish Parliament is expected to adopt the Act in late 2015, and it is expected to become effective at the beginning of 2017. Finnair’s pilot pension benefits, which exceed the ex...

Ryanair To Distribute €398M Aer Lingus Proceeds To Shareholders

Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, held its AGM in Dublin this morning (24 Sep 2015), during which the airline briefed shareholders on the continuing success of its “Always Getting Better” (AGB) customer experience programme, which has enabled Ryanair to raise its full year traffic forecast (previously 103m) to 104m customers, and its profit guidance by 25%, (previous...

Sino-Foreign Express Air Cargo Joint Venture

During the Fourth Annual China Air Finance Development Summit held here, Okay Airlines, ATSG West Limited, Vipshop and others totaling five parties announced the establishment of an express air cargo joint venture serving multiple destinations within the Peoples Republic of China (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) and surrounding countries. The principal commercial partners in th...

EgyptAir Cargo honours cargo agents and exporters after financial success

EgyptAir Cargo reported 150 per cent profits this year when compared to 2014, and honoured cargo agents and exporters after they achieved the highest aircraft sales. Chairman and CEO of EgyptAir Cargo, Capt. Bassem Gohar, honoured and awarded the twenty export companies and cargo agents with certificates of appreciationafter the successful financial year.   "I'd like to th...

Bristow Africa jet charter links Lagos and Port Harcourt

In partnership with Eastern Airways, Bristow Africa is in the final stages of launching a new jet charter service between Lagos and the Port Harcourt Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Base using Bristow-branded Embraer 135 aircraft. Plans are to operate as many as six daily chartered flights as a shuttle between the two cities, conveniently scheduled with early morning and dusk departures to maximise a...

President Xi Jinping Boarding Xiamen Airlines' 787 Dreamliner

Chinese President Xi Jinping boarded a Boeing 787 Dreamliner which is due to be delivered to Xiamen Airlines (FM) in the near future and had an interior tour of the airplane during his visit to Boeing's factory in Everett, Seattle on Wednesday. Accompanied by Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner, President Xi boarded the Xiamen Airlines 787, Registration B-2763, experien...

Ruili Airlines Takes Delivery of Its 7th Boeing 737 Aircraft

China's start-up carrier Ruili Airlines (DR) welcomed its 7th aircraft on Wednesday evening, with a 737-700 landing smoothly at Kunming Changshui International Airport (KMG). The new 737-700, Registration B-6110, is configured with an all-economy-class layout with 144 seats. Featured with modern technologies, it will offer more space, lower noise and more comfort for passengers....

Record 67 People Try and Bring Guns with Them onto U.S. Aircraft During 9/11 Anniversary Week

The Transportation Security Administration intercepted 67 firearms in passengers' carry-on bags as they attempted to board flights during the anniversary week of 9/11. The TSA said the passengers were ignoring regulations which prevent them from bringing firearms and explosives into the cabins of aircraft. Of the guns intercepted, 56 were loaded and 26 had a round chambered. Officials di...

EU to Challenge Germany over Pilot Licensing After Germanwings Crash - Source

The European Commission is poised to launch a legal challenge against Germany's air safety authorities and in particular its system for renewing pilots' licences, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The Commission will tell Germany that its licence renewal practices are not in line with EU law in that they gave priority to privacy rules over safety for pilots...

NASA Technology to Help Airlines Cut Fuel Consumption

Two passenger airlines in the U.S. will soon test an application developed by NASA that is designed to help carriers save time, substantially reduce fuel consumption and slash carbon emissions. During the next three years, Virgin America and Alaska Airlines will use the Traffic Aware Planner (TAP) application, to make "traffic aware strategic aircrew requests" (TASAR). &q...

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Corona pandemic considerably impacted Lufthansa result

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Temporary Change of Flight Destination Policy by airBaltic

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First airBaltic bond coupon is paid

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The Air France-KLM group took an important step in its development, with the signing of an amendment to the group's “Air France-Transavia pilot agreement” allowing Transavia Franc...

airBaltic resumes flights between Riga and Budapest

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South Korea KT to develop in-flight VR service

South Korea largest telecommunications company, will develop virtual reality entertainment service for air passengers.KT signed an agreement with Jin Air, the only widebody low-cost carrier opera...

AviaAM Leasing racquired Boeing 747-400F nose-loader liveried and operational on behalf of Magma Aviation

AviaAM Leasing announced the purchase of a Boeing 747-400F nose-loader aircraft which has already started commercial operations on behalf of Magma Aviation. The aircraft – which is a p...

SAS Traffic figues for July 2020

SAS capacity was down by 76% and total number of passengers were 75% lower compared to same period last year. Number of passengers remains low due to limited demand in the light of the ongoing COVID-1...

Austrian Airlines calls for comprehensive COVID-19 testing to replace general landing and entry bans

Last Friday the Austrian Federal Government allowed landing bans for flights from 18 countries to expire. These bans did not apply in other EU member states. Nevertheless, the many different travel re...

Ryanair restores 60% of scheduled flights in August

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...