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Regional Airline Association appoints new president

On Aug. 28, Faye Malarkey Black was appointed president of the Washington, DC-based Regional Airline Association(RAA). Black had served as interim president of the industry trade group since Feb. 9, following the resignation of RAA’s previous president Roger Cohen. Previously, Black...

PAL Express looking to renew Bombardier turboprop fleet

PAL Express (2P, Manila) is looking to replace its existing fleets of Dash 8-300s and Dash 8-400s with newer models of the same type.  Jaime Bautista, the President and Chief Operating Officer of the airline's parent firm, PAL Holdings, Inc., told Reuters in an interv...


Americans Are the World's Most Frequent Fliers

When it comes to racking up airline miles, Americans have definitely earned platinum frequent flier status. According to data published by The World Bank, almost a third of the world's 36 million flights in 2014 took off from U.S. soil. China, Canada, the U.K., and Brazil round out the top five but with over 9.5 million commercial flights, the U.S. has nearly triple the take offs...

FedEx Pilot Union's Executive Council Votes in Favor of Labor Contract

FedEx Corp pilot union's executive council has voted in favor of a tentative contract that seeks better employment terms including higher hourly pay rates and retirement plan enhancement, the Air Line Pilots Association said. The FedEx master executive council (MEC) voted late on Thursday to approve the collective bargaining agreement reached on Aug. 19 with the package delivery company, th...

TSA Officer Accused of Molesting Passenger at Airport, Fired

Transportation Security Administration officer has been accused of luring a passenger into a bathroom at New York's LaGuardia Airport and molesting her. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police spokesman Joe Pentangelo (pehn-TAN'-jeh-loh) says TSA officer Maxie Oquendo was arrested Thursday. Prosecutors say Oquendo approached the woman Tuesday as she was coming off...

SWISS launches new gourmet concept for First Class guests

Swiss International Air Lines is further enhancing its inflight foodservice for its First Class guests. Four times a year, SWISS First customers on long-haulflights from Switzerland will now be served exclusive seasonal gourmet delights such as truffles or caviar. The “SWISS Connoisseur Experience” will offer First Class customers on long-haul flights from Switzerland carefully-sele...

Baggage Truck Crash Causes US$1 Million Damages to China Airlines

China Airlines has estimated that the damages caused after a baggage conveyor truck crashed into its airplane at a Vietnamese airport on Thursday may cost up to US$1 million. The incident happened when the conveyor truck of Tan Son Nhat International Airport Ground Services (TIAGS) approached the airplane to unload baggage at Tan Son Nhat Airport, Ho Chi Minh City. According to the...

Iberia eyes Europe-Latin American alliance

Iberia (IB, Madrid Barajas) is considering establishing an alliance to operate in the Europe-Latin American market airline Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Luis Gallego Martin has revealed. Speaking to Airline Business, Gallego said the IAG subsidiary is looking to replicate the trans-Atlantic joint venture which sees fellow Oneworld alliance members Finnair (A...

Malaysia Airlines Berhad receives AOC

Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) today received its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) at Malaysia’s Ministry of Transport in Putrajaya. The AOC will allow Malaysia Airlines to take flight as MAB come 1 September 2015. MAB’s CEO Designate Christoph Mueller said, “We would like to thank the Director General of&...

Air China’s 1H profit increases more than 700%

Air China has reported a net income of CNY4.2 billion ($660 million) for the first half of 2015, up 721% over the net profit of CNY510 million for the same period of last year. Operating revenue rose 3.87% to CNY51.9 billion while operating costs increased by 5% to CNY45.2 billion. The Beijing-based carrier cited “robust growth in market demand” and “much lower fu...

Estonian Air sees profitable summer

Estonian Air believes it will break even in 2016, after it recorded its first profitable early summer months since 2010. The small national carrier – it has a fleet of three Embraer 170s and three Bombardier CRJ900s, with two CRJ700s due to join the fleet in September – hasstruggled in recent years. It has two business lines: serving destinations that are strategically impor...

Dutch Safety Board will publish final MH17 report in October

The Dutch Safety Board (DSB) has said on Oct. 13, 2015, it will publish its final report on the investigation into the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. It said that, in September, relatives of those who died in the crash would receive invitations to a closed meeting, at which they would be informed about the conclusions of the investigation prior to the official publication of...

Major U.S. Carriers Air Further Charges in Subsidies Dispute

The top three U.S. airlines this week aired new allegations in their ongoing campaign against Persian Gulf carriers. The lobbying group representing United, American and Delta airlines charged that United Arab Emirates government bodies unequivocally prop up their respective state-owned airlines in contravention of open-skies agreements. On August 27, the Partnership fo...

HK Express - One of 17 Airlines Representing The Global Aviation Industry in Key IATA Slot Policy Working Group

Hong Kong, 28 August 2015 HK Express has become the only low-cost carrier to join the prestigious Slot Policy Working Group (SPWG) of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). This group of 17 airlines represents the global air industry in setting policy in the vital area of managing airport slot distribution. According to IATA, its Director General appoints the working group fro...

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