50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Airlines news

Featured by AirBaltic

Latest Airlines news

China’s Spring Airlines’ 1H profit climbs 129%

hanghai-based low cost carrier Spring Airlines has reported a net profit of CNY619.5 million ($97 million) for the first half of 2015, up 129% over the CNY270.8 millionfor the same period the previous year. Operating revenue was up 15% to CNY3.95 billion, while operating costs incr...

Azul experiments with ‘Brazil Air Pass’ for US passengers

Azul Brazilian Airlines is offering passengers from the US single-price passes for unlimited flying in Brazil over set time periods. Any US passenger flying to/from Brazil aboard Azul or United Airlines is eligible for the “Azul Brazil Air Pass.” Unitedannounced an agreement with Azul...


Shun Tak Holdings confirms plans to close Jetstar Hong Kong

The fate of Jetstar Hong Kong (Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok) has been sealed after Hong Kong-based property and transportation conglomerate, Shun Tak Holdings, announced it would not invest any further funds into the failed start-up. "After reviewing the decision and potential course of actions, the Group has resolved not to further invest in the business of JHK and proposed to termina...

C&L Brokers Deal for Sale of Saab 340A to Kiwi Regional

(Bangor, Maine, USA) C&L, working on behalf of Spint Air, brokered a deal with Kiwi Regional Airlines for the sale of a Saab 340A, MSN 065. This is C&L’s eighth Saab transaction in the last 12 months. As a world leader in the Saab 340 market, C&L is committed to maintaining the aircraft type as an economical option for regional operators around the world. Kiwi w...

Avianca Holdings And Its Subsidiaries Carried More Than 2.5 Million Passengers

In July 2015, Avianca Holdings and its subsidiaries carried 2,564,518 passengers, a 10.8% increase over the same period in 2014 In July, the subsidiary companies of Avianca Holdings S.A. (NYSE: AVH) (BVC: PFAVH) (*) transported 2,564,518 passengers, up 10.8% compared to July 2014. Capacity, measured in ASKs (available seat kilometers), increased 8.5%, while passenger traffic, measured...

Iran officials says Russians off the tender list for new aircraft

An Iranian official has said that it is unlikely that Iranian airlines will be buying Russian-made passenger aircraft anymore after a turbulent history. As they move away from Russian aircraft it is becoming more likely that Iranian companies would seek Airbus and Boeing products, said Maqsoud Samani Assadi, secretary of Iran’s Airlines Association in an interview with Trend News Age...

South African Airways and Jet Airways Expand Codeshare Agreement

South African Airways, Africa’s most awarded airline, and Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, have further expanded their codeshare agreement. With immediate effect, passengers can now book and travel throughout the combined networks of both airlines, and enjoy convenient flight connections between India and South Africa, over Jet Airways’ Abu Dhabi gateway. Th...

Fastjet Fleet Expansion news

fastjet (AIM:FJET), Africa’s low-cost airline, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the purchase of an Airbus A319 aircraft (the Aircraft). The Aircraft is expected to be ready for operations by the end of September 2015 and is planned as the first aircraft for the fastjet Zambia fleet. “Following our recent announcement of the fourth and fifth aircraft joining our fleet, the add...

Aeroflot and Saudia Announce Codeshare Agreement

Aeroflot and Saudia, the flag carriers and largest airlines in Russia and Saudi Arabia respectively, announce that they have entered a codeshare agreement that expands their networks between popular business and leisure destinations in the two countries. The new codeshare flights are now available for purchase for flights starting from August 1, 2015. Subject to regulatory approval, Aeroflot wi...

Half Million Tickets Up To 50 Percent Off On LOT Polish Airlines

LOT Polish Airlines is offering half a million tickets up to 50 percent off for travelers going to Poland and beyond in all classes of service from its Chicago and New York JFK gateways for travel beginning Dec. 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.  Blackout dates of Dec. 15, 2015 – Jan. 12, 2016 (Christmas) and March 21 through Apri...

Republic warns of Chapter 11 if pilots reject new CLA

Republic Airways Holdings Inc., parent firm to Republic Airlines (YX, Indianapolis Int'l) and Shuttle America (S5, Fort Wayne), has warned that it may file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection should it fail to conclude a new Collective Labour Agreement (CLA) with its pilot corps. The two have been at loggerheads since 2007 when a previous CLA fell open to amendme...

Ryanair: Statement Re. Manchester Court Case

“We note this ruling which reverses Lower Court orders that a 2 year time limit for claims is reasonable. Since we believe a 6 year time limit for submitting such claims is both unnecessary and unreasonable, we have instructed our lawyers to immediately appeal this ruling. Ryanair today rubbished the absurd claims about its potential liability under the Manchester Court judgement. Firstly...

Estonian Air earned profit in June and July 2015

Estonian Air earned profit in June and July, 200,000 euros in average in both months. Last time the company had profitable summer months was in 2010. “Profitable summer months indicate that the restructuring plan has helped us to establish a solid foundation for long-term sustainability. Active sales in Estonia and destination markets and capacity providing for other airlines have contrib...

IFC, RedWings and Sky Angkor Airlines - delivery of Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft to Cambodia

On August 25th a trilateral wet lease agreement for delivery of Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft to Cambodia was signed by Ilyushin Finance & Co. leasing company (IFC, Russia), Red Wings airline (Russia) and Sky Angkor Airlines (Cambodia) at MAKS-2015 international airshow. The document was signed by RedWings CEO Evgeniy Klucharev, IFC CEO Alexander Rubtsov and Sky Angkor Airlines CEO Mak...

Upcoming events

5th Annual China Aviation Training Forum 2019

24/09/2019 - 25/09/2019
China, Sanya City

MEBAA Show Morocco 2019

25/09/2019 - 27/09/2019
Morocco, Marrakech

Essential news

Azul First E195-E2 - a reason to celebrate for Embraer, Azul, AerCap and Pratt & Whitney

September 12 2019 a special ceremony at Embraer main facility in São José dos Campos was dedicated to the delivery of first E195-E2, the biggest of the three members of the E-Jets E...

SWISS to create over 300 new jobs

SWISS will continue to create jobs in 2019 and 2020, and will be recruiting some 700 new personnel between now and the end of next March. The two further Boeing 777-300ERs which are set to join the SW...

Virgin Atlantic’s Airbus A350 offers customers free access to Inmarsat’s connectivity solution for the next 30 days

Let's celebrate! What? Virgin Atlantic’s latest aircraft entering commercial service - Airbus A350! How? Offering customers free access to Inmarsat’s award-winning conne...

Virgin Atlantic encourages STEM & aviation careers for girls

If we say women in aviation, what is the first job you are thingking about? We bet it is Flight attendant.. Second position would be most probably a Pilot. But what do you know about women in avi...

Top of the week

First in 21 years - SAS New livery

Can you imagine? This is the first time in 21 years!   SAS has launched a brand new visual identity and revealed a new design for its aircraft exterior. The new livery is a modern ta...

UK Government Grant to ZeroAvia for the Development of Zero Emission Aviation

An important support to the development of  Zero Emission Aviation, a grant of £2.7m (US$3.3 million) grant from the UK Government to ZeroAvia! The UK Government grant is part...

Take-off for the world’s largest Oktoberfest: Lufthansa

Are you ready for the Oktoberfest in Munich? Because  Lufthansa’s Trachten crew is ready for takeoff! This year, the world’s largest crew in folk costume will take o...

Direct Qatar Airways Flights to Osaka from 6 April 2020

Qatar Airways announced services to Osaka, Japan starting from 6 April 2020. The second largest metropolitan area of Japan, Osaka will be the airline’s third gateway into the country. Qatar Airw...

Look at the First Fiji Airways A350 XWB rolled out of paint shop

Fiji Airways’ first A350 XWB has rolled out of the Airbus paint shop in Toulouse featuring the airline’s signature livery. The aircraft, an A350-900 leased from Dubai Aerospace Enterprises...

Next-gen Wi-Fi upgrade for All Nippon Airways fleet

All Nippon Airways has begun equipping selected Boeing B777-300ER aircraft with SITAONAIR’s state-of-the-art Internet ONAIR Wi-Fi portal, powered by GX Aviation. In partnership with JSAT...

Norwegian Air Named Four-Star Low-Cost Airline by APEX for Two Consecutive Years

For a second year in a row, Norwegian Air has been named a 2020 Four-Star Low-Cost Airline by The Airline Passenger Experience (APEX), the highest honor in the category of low-cost carriers!...