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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...

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 B...


China United Airlines Denies Two of Its Pilots Brawled During a Flight

A Chinese airline has been punished for safety violations, according to a news website, but the carrier has denied that one offence involved two of its pilots brawling during a flight.   China United Airlines said in a statement that there had been "physical contact" between two pilots over a "misunderstanding" about a work dispute during a flight, but deni...

China Eastern Launches Customer Airlines Services Center

China Eastern Airlines (MU) officially inaugurated the Customer Airlines Services Center in Shanghai last Friday, marking its efforts in building a comprehensive ground services provider.   China has become the world's second largest air travel market and attracted the global attention for its fast-growing potential in the civil aviation sector. Shanghai Pudong International Airport...

Hainan Airlines Takes Delivery of Its 10th A330-300 Aircraft

Hainan Airlines (HU) took delivery of a brand new Airbus A330-300 aircraft, Registration B-5972, on Aug. 31, 2015, which is the tenth type of the Haikou-based carrier. The A330-300, MSN1634, will officially join the fleet of Hainan Airlines following a delivery flight from Toulouse to Haikou. Flight HU5972 took off from Toulouse Airport (TLS) Monday and will land in Haikou on Sep. 1,...

Does Air Quality on Planes Make You Ill? 1 in 5 Passengers Believe Flights Have Made Them Sick

More than one in five plane passengers believe they have become ill because of poor air quality on board planes. A new study found 23 per cent of people believe they have been affected by 'aerotoxic syndrome' following high-profile claims by cabin crew against airlines. At the altitude at which commercial planes fly, humans cannot breathe independently because of the air pressure so...

Turkish Airlines Selected Comarch Loyalty Management to Further Implement Its Frequent Flyer Program, Miles&Smiles

Turkish Airlines has chosen to implement Comarch Loyalty Management (CLM) for their Frequent Flyer Program called"Miles&Smiles". The carrier operates the largest network in terms number of international destinations and number of flying countries. Their broad offer allows the clients to choose over 260 destinations. In the year 2014 Turkish Airlines handled over 54,7 million passenge...

FAA Grants Measure Approval To Operate Largest Commercial Drone Fleet In The Nation

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has made Measure the only company with permission to fly more than 300 different types of drones for a broad range of commercial applications. "Measure now has the ability to leverage the vast number of high quality aircraft available for our customers. We don't believe that a one-size-fits-all approach makes a lot of sense when drones can be u...

GOL announces conclusion of USD 300 million Term Loan

GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (BM&FBOVESPA: GOLL4 and NYSE: GOL), (S&P: B-, Fitch: B-, Moody's: B3), the largest low-cost and best-fare airline in Latin America, announced that on August 31, 2015, in compliance with CVM Instruction 358/2002, as amended ("INCVM 358"), hereby informs its shareholders and the market the following, in complement to the m...

Transaero Airlines to be acquired by Aeroflot group

The Government of the Russian Federation held the meeting of the Intergovernmental commission chaired by Igor Shuvalov, First Deputy Prime Minister, on the issues of air transport industry. In the interests of the development of the commercial aviation and creating one of the largest in the world group of airlines, the commission has approved the acquisition of JSC Transaero Airlines...

Did Air India allow 90 crew members to skip compulsory medical check?

To ensure that flight operations during the Haj season are not hampered, Air India has allowed around 90 crew members to skip the mandatory medical check-up. According to rules, the crew will not be allowed to fly without certificates that say that they have undergone the check-up. If licences expire -- as in this case -- the airline could be short of crew, hampering flight operations. The Haj...

Korean Air Pilots Protest Influx of Malaysian Flight Crew

The Korean Air Pilots Union (KAPU) has expressed opposition to the scope of KAL’s plan to accept several Malaysia Airlines captains and senior first officers on secondment despite a shortage of pilots at the Korean flag carrier. Korean Air plans to hire some 50 to 70 MAS 777 pilots on temporary assignment starting October 1 under the Malaysian flag carrier’s rest...

Virgin America CEO predicts big fare hikes by US airlines in 2016

Virgin America CEO David Cush predicted big fare increases by US airlines, and urged the US government to protect the “competitive structure” of the industry. “My expectation is in 2016 and 2017, we’re going to see considerable increases in flight tickets [in the US] simply because you have the Big Four airlines [American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and So...

United Airlines Cargo Goes Live With RTS Cargo Revenue Management Solution

United Airlines went live with RTS CargoProfitOpt - capacity management module to forecast capacities, predict show up behavior, and compute optimal overbooking levels.  Apart from updating these values in the United Cargo's reservations system, the RTS solution also reacts to schedule changes and re-forecast values in real time. RTS CargoProfitOpt is a de...

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Azerbaijan Airlines introduces mobile application for iPhone and Android devices

Azerbaijan’s national air carrier - AZAL rolled out its own mobile application for iOS (version 9.0 or later) and Android (version 5.0 or later) smartphones. The mobile application with...

Silk Way will organize annual Caspian Air Cargo Summit in Baku

The traditional two-days Caspian Air Cargo Summit 2019 opened October 8-9 at Fairmont Baku Flame Towers Hotel. The summit is organized by Azerbaijan's national cargo carrier Silk Way...

British Airways First UK airline to offset Carbon Emissions on flights within the UK from 2020

From January 2020, British Airways will become the first UK airline to offset carbon emissions on all its flights within the UK.  All customers flying within the UK next year on flights operat...

Second phase of Etihad Cargo digitalization strategy

Etihad Cargo has marked the first year of its ambitious digitalization program, which went live with iCargo in October 2018, by reiterating its commitment to enhancing customer experiences with a...

Alaska Airlines' newest painted Pixar-themed aircraft

In collaboration with the Disneyland Resort, Alaska Airlines showcased its latest special-edition aircraft livery today that offers a whimsical tribute to Pixar Pier, a reimagined land at Disney Calif...