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CAAC: 2.55 Million People Travel by Air During Mid-Autumn Festival Holiday

Chinese airlines carried up to 2.55 million passengers during the two-day Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Holiday from September 26-27, according to preliminary statistics released by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) on September 28. Specifically, about 20,000 flights were...

Airlines Cancel Flights to Taiwan Due to Typhoon Dujuan

Hundreds of flights to and from Taiwan have been affected due to the approach of Typhoon Dujuan on Monday. Xiamen Airlines (MF) announced it has cancelled all flights to and from Taiwan on Monday affected by super Typhoon Dujuan, which landed in Taiwan early this morning. The involved f...


Passenger Who Tried to Open Plane Door at 30,000Ft "Thought It Was a Toilet"

A passenger who was banned for trying to open a jet door at 30,000ft claims he mistook it for the toilet. James Gray was fined EUR600 by KLM after the incident on an Edinburgh to Amsterdam to flight, and was told he can't fly with them for five years. He says airline staff accused him of trying to open the door of the plane, but he insists he only touched the handle after confusing it fo...

China on Orange Alert for Super Typhoon Dujuan

The National Meteorological Center (NMC) on Sunday issued an orange alert for the approaching super typhoon Dujuan, which is expected to batter China's southeastern regions. Dujuan will land in coastal province of Fujian on Tuesday morning after sweeping across Taiwan, bringing gales, torrential rain and high waves to these regions, the NMC forecasted. China Southern, the country's l...

Jetstar Ends A330 Operations, Moves to All-787-8 Long-Haul Fleet

Jetstar has completed the transition of its long-haul flying to an all-Boeing 787-8 operation and returned the last Airbus A330-200 in its fleet back to Qantas. The final A330 service touched down on Saturday, with VH-EBE operating flight JQ6 from Honolulu to Brisbane landing just before 1700 local time. It marks the end of a two-year transition from the A330 to the 787-8, following delivery...

Incident: Gol B738 at Rio de Janeiro on Sep. 25, Runway Excursion During Taxi

A Gol Linhas Aereas Boeing 737-800, registration PR-GXP performing flight G3-1668 from Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont, RJ to Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil), was taxiing for departure from runway 20L at about 7:10 p.m. L (10:10 p.m. Z), when a change of winds prompted air traffic control to switch runways. The aircraft was instructed to backtrack the runway for departure from runway 02R, howev...

United Flight En Route from Denver Lands Safely at Mitchell Airport After Apparent Mechanical Issue

A General Mitchell International Airport spokeswoman tells FOX6 News United Flight 5330 en route to Milwaukee from Denver landed safely Sunday evening, September 27 after experiencing an apparent mechanical issue while on the taxiway. The aircraft landed safely as scheduled around 7:00 p.m. Once the aircraft landed, we're told the pilot reported an apparent mechanical issue whi...

Refugees aided by Lufthansa Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo has helped the German Red Cross cope with the influx of refugees by flying more than 15,000 camp beds from North America to Germany to deal with the crisis. On Tuesday last week a Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 flight from Washington DC landed at the carrier’s hub in Frankfurt stocked with approximately 1,000 camp beds. The remaining beds were divided over 12 flight...

Flight MH17: Russia could face legal action over downing of jet over Ukraine

Russia could face a barrage of legal action over the downing of flight MH17 as affected countries gather in New York to discuss their options. Australia’s foreign minister, Julie Bishop, will meet with her counterparts from Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine on Tuesday during the annual United Nations general assembly meeting. One of the proposals is for a tribunal sim...

Girls check out aviation careers at RDU

The aviation industry has a stereotype that’s hard to shake: Men become pilots and women become flight attendants. To get more girls interested in flight – and flight-related jobs on the ground – Raleigh-Durham International Airport hosted Girls In Aviation Day on Saturday. “It’s just not the first thing that girls may think of,” said Jenn Nash, a pilot an...

Alaska Airlines’ Success is Fueled by More Travelers Visiting Hawaii

Alaska Airlines saw an opportunity in the Hawaii market nearly eight years ago that was too good to pass up. Aloha and ATA airlines shut down nearly simultaneously in the spring of 2008, and the Seattle-based carrier stepped in to fill the void. Alaska hasn’t looked back since while growing exponentially to become a major player in the islands’ tourism industry. Brad Tilden, c...

American Airlines Faces Boeing Fines Over Delayed Dreamliner Seats

One of the reasons  American Airlines filed a lawsuit against its aircraft-seat vendor Zodiac Seats is that the airline is getting squeezed by Boeing and could face substantial penalties for delayed aircraft deliveries caused by Zodiac’s ongoing and tardy seat-structure shipments. As detailed in American’s complaint, obtained by Skift and embedded below, these potential fi...

Emirates enhances Algiers service

Emirates will be able to connect even more people and cargo with Algiers on 1st October when it switches from its Airbus A340-300 currently operating the route to a larger Boeing 777-300 aircraft. “In line with the healthy commercial demand, we are pleased to introduce our Boeing 777-300 aircraft onto our Algiers route, offering our customers more seats and an enhanced onboard experience,...

Drone Has Near Miss with Air NZ Plane

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots' Association says it is "very worried" after a drone had a near miss with a commercial flight in controlled airspace above Christchurch. The pilot of an Air New Zealand A320, with 166 passengers on board, reported sighting a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System flying in controlled air space north of Christchurch at about 5:45 p.m. on Friday night. C...

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Board of Directors of Norwegian Air has outlined a simplified business structure and dedicated short-haul route network. With this plan, Norwegian can build a robust and solid company that will a...

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MTU Maintenance signs exclusive contract with new airline Air Sial

MTU Maintenance and start-up airline from Pakistan, Air Sial, have signed an exclusive five-year contract for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of Air Sial’s six V2500 engines. Beyond MR...