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Cathay Pacific announces change of Directors

The Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (“Cathay Pacific” or the “Company”) announces that: (1) Mr. William Edward James Barrington has resigned as an Executive Director; and (2) Mr. Yau Ying Wah (Algernon) has been appointed as an...

LIAT announces new winter schedule

LIAT, The Caribbean Airline, has launched its new Winter schedule, which will come into effect from 15th September 2015. The Winter schedule has been brought forward due to the acceleration in the fleet transition process, and the unfortunate situation which currently exists in Dominica. Antigua...


CityJet introduces a new brand, new aircraft coming

CityJet (Dublin) on September 4 introduced a new look for the airline on the pictured BAe (Avro) RJ85 EI-RJT (msn E2366). The company is also looking at replacement aircraft that would be capable of flying into London’s City Airport (LCY). Competition is probably between Embraer and Bombardier. Bombardier is working on the certification for its new CS100 at LCY. The company issued this...

Medivac plane with seven on board disappears west of Senegal

A medical evacuation plane with seven people on board, including a French patient, disappeared west of Senegal during a flight from Burkina Faso to Dakar, the Senegalese civil aviation authority said. The private Senegalair plane from Ouagadougou disappeared from radar screens at 7:08 p.m. (3:08 p.m. EDT) on Saturday 118 km (74 miles) west of the Senegalese capital, it said in a statement. S...

Belgium Holds Cairo Flight over "Suspect" Passenger

A scheduled Brussels-Cairo flight by the Egyptian airline Egyptair was cancelled on Saturday because of suspicious behaviour by a passenger, Belgian police said. Egyptair flight MS 726 was denied clearance for take off to let security "re-examine the passenger list and baggage", the federal police said in a brief press release. "In the light of uncertainties about a passenger...

CAAC: Passengers File 482 Complaints in July, Up 44% Month-on-Month

The number of complaints consumers filed with the authorities surged by 44% to 482 in July 2015, up from 270 in June, according to the Air Transport Consumer Complaints Report for July released by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) on September 1. In July 2015, the Air Transportation Department of CAAC, CAAC regional administrations, CAAC Consumer Affairs Center and China Air Tra...

Air New Zealand's Boeing 737 Retires

The last of Air New Zealand's Boeing 737 aircraft is being retired today to be replaced by the newer Airbus A320. Its final commercial flight from Auckland to Christchurch is this evening. But it won't be the last time kiwis will see it. Chief Pilot Captain David Morgan says there will be open days this week for people to farewell the aircraft, which is under negotiation...

Two Falcons, One King Air Damaged in Ramp Collision

A Falcon 2000, a Falcon 50 and a King Air C90 were damaged in a ground collision on August 28 at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport. According to the NTSB preliminary report, the pilot of the Falcon 2000 said that subsequent to the preflight and before-takeoff checklist being completed, and with the parking brake set to ON, a ground handler pulled the chocks and the airplane immediately...

Turbulence Injures 40 on Manila-Bound Flight

Some 40 passengers were injured after turbulence hit an international flight bound for Manila on Saturday, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said Sunday. The CAAP said at 3:18 p.m. Saturday (7:18 a.m. GMT), the pilot of Qatar Airlines flight QR932 requested priority landing from Manila tower due to some passengers sustaining minor injuries because of the inci...

Turkish Airlines Hedge Against Gulf Carriers Would Be Closer Lufthansa Ties

Turkish Airlines said it may strengthen its relationship with Star Alliance partner Deutsche Lufthansa AG as the rapidly-expanding carrier from southern Europe advances a plan to create a counterweight to airlines in the Persian Gulf. “There is potential Turkish and Lufthansa could become closer,” Chief Executive Officer Temel Kotil said in an interview. “It’s the strong...

Transaero airline says no restrictions on reservations for its flights

There are no restrictions on reservations for the flights of the Russian airline Transaero, the press service of the airline said on Friday. "In the light of inquiries from the media, we would like to inform on the absence of any restrictions on reservations for Transaero flights," the report said. "This is confirmed by a telegram from the Federal Air Transport Agency our airline...

JAL to Offer Diamond Premier Lounge Service and Revamp Sakura Lounge at New Chitose Airport

Japan Airlines (JAL) decided to provide Diamond Premier Lounge service at Sapporo (New Chitose) airport. New Chitose will become the second airport for JAL with this supreme service following Tokyo (Haneda) airport. Additionally JAL's Sakura Lounge will be revamped in line with the renovation of domestic terminal at New Chitose airport. In order to satisfy our customers, JAL will continue t...

Muslim Flight Attendant Says She Was Suspended for Refusing to Serve Alcohol

A Muslim flight attendant says she was suspended by ExpressJet for refusing to serve alcohol in accordance with her Islamic faith. In a bid to get her job back, Charee Stanley filed a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Tuesday for the revocation of a reasonable religious accommodation. She wants to do her job without serving alcohol in accordance wit...

MH370 Search Could Continue for Another Year, Says Report

In an article by News 24, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said that the discovery confirmed the need to continue the search. "The strategic working group of Malaysia, China and Australia will get into action to intensify the search with the hope of finding more evidence as to the cause of the likely crash and eventually find the missing jetliner," Liow was quoted as sayin...

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Advancements in favour of a sustainable aviation biofuel industry in France

As the French Government presented the country’s ambitions with regards to sustainable aviation fuel, in Toulouse, Airbus, Air France, Safran, Suez and Total acknowledge the launch of a new Call...

SITAONAIR acquired GTD Air Services

SITAONAIR welcomes the versatile and innovative team from GTD Air Services, who have a proven record for successfully developing state-of-the-art weather and mobile applications for airline profession...

Welcome a fully-refurbished SWISS Airbus A340 fleet

SWISS concluded the cabin refurbishment programme for its Airbus A340 aircraft fleet in mid-January. All five fleet members have now been provided with a totally new cabin and a new inflight entertain...

Norwegian wins two coveted accolades at the Airline Economics Aviation 100 Awards

Norwegian received two coveted accolades at The Aviation 100 Awards held in Dublin, Ireland on Monday 20thJanuary. The Aviation 100 awards ceremony celebrates the years’ most outstanding perform...

Air France style flies to the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean

In 2020, Air France continues its upmarket strategy and unveils the new travel cabins of its Boeing 777-300 mainly serving the Caribbean and Indian Ocean region. On board, Air France joined force...

Wizz Air selected Pratt & Whitney GTF engines to power an additional 166 Airbus A320neo

Pratt & Whitney and Wizz Air announced selection of the Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engine to power an order of 166 Airbus A320neo family aircraft. The order consists of 90 aircraft f...