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Pilot Caught Texting During Takeoff From Charlotte

An airline pilot, flying as a passenger on a recent flight from Charlotte, was caught on camera texting on his cellphone while the plane was taking off -- in violation of federal rules. Chad Tillman, a Charlotte resident who was on the Aug. 14 flight from Charlotte to Tampa, used his own cellphon...

Transaero reshuffles management; Pleshakova resigns as CEO

Transaero Airlines CEO Olga Pleshakova has resigned and has become chairman of the board, the carrier said in a statement. Dmitry Yerzakovich has been appointed new CEO. Former board chairman Alexander Pleshakov remains as a board member and managing director. Transaero said the management appoin...


Emirates receives record delivery of 4 new wide-body aircraft in 1 day

Emirates celebrated the company record arrival of four new aircraft in one day, affirming its commitment to flying a modern, efficient and comfortable fleet. The bumper delivery included two Boeing 777-300ERs, one Boeing 777 Freighter and one A380 aircraft. Emirates is already the world’s largest operator of the Boeing 777 and the A380. The A380 aircraft delivered this week brings the tot...

Jet2.com announces significant investment in additional aircraft

The North’s leading leisure airline, Jet2.com, today announced the acquisition of 27 new aircraft from Boeing. The Next Generation 737-800s will be delivered over a two year period to 2018 and will be used to take package holiday and flight only customers to a range of exciting destinations across mainland Europe, the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands, as well as a host of beautiful city...

WestJet reports August load factor of 84.6 per cent

WestJet today announced August 2015 traffic results with a load factor of 84.6 per cent. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 1.7 per cent year over year, and capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), grew 7.3 per cent over the same period. The airline flew a record 2.0 million guests in August, a year-over-year increase of 2.3 per cent or approximately 44,000 additional...

Call Sign Maiden-001: Cardiff Aviation’s First ACMI Aircraft Enters Service

The first aircraft for the new ACMI airline from Cardiff Aviation has now formally entered service. The Boeing 737-400 has also lived up to its call sign, transporting lucky Iron Maiden fans to Paris from Cardiff Airport for an exclusive listening party for the forthcoming new album, The Book of Souls – with Cardiff Aviation Chairman and Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson hand...

Mesa Airlines Exceeds $1 Million Paid in Employee Operational Performance Bonuses

Mesa Airlines, Inc. today announced it has exceeded $1 million paid in monthly incentive bonuses to employees since the inception of the program in May 2014. The monthly bonus program rewards Mesa employees for outstanding operational performance and top customer service scores from passengers. Since Mesa’s monthly employee incentive program began, the airline has also added 30 new E175 a...

World's First all-787 Fleet! Scoot retires last 777 from scheduled service

Scoot, Singapore’s great value budget carrier, became the first airline in the world to operate an all-Dreamliner fleet when its seventh 787 entered scheduled service today. Scoot’s last 777-200 retired in style with a pyjama party on its final flight on the Singapore-Taipei-Tokyo route. Scoot’s CEO, Campbell Wilson said, “Since deploying our first Dreamliner in...

Qatar Airways launches eighth route to Saudi Arabia

Qatar Airways has launched a new service to its eighth destination in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with four flights a week to Abha. The inaugural flight landed at Abha International Airport yesterday. Qatar Airways flight QR1212, which landed at Abha international Airport at 15:40 yesterday was welcomed with a traditional water salute. The airport ceremony was hosted by Qatar Airways...

Explore The World With The Qatar Airways End Of Summer Sale

Qatar Airways is offering customers in the United States an incredible promotion on Economy Class travel to exciting destinations around the world. Whether planning an adventure to Nepal or a getaway to Singapore, travelers will experience a new level of luxury onboard Qatar Airways with award-winning service and world-class hospitality. Now through September 13th,...

Delta's Self-Check-In Technology and In-Flight Services Recognized as the Best in Latin America

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is being honored with two important customer service distinctions by Latin Trade's Best of Travel Annual Awards 2015: Best Food and Beverages on board Delta One and Best Self-Check-In for customers. Furthermore, Delta is the runner-up on three additional categories, Best In-Flight Technology, Best Airline App and Best Cargo Network. This is the second year in a...

Hawaiian Holdings Announces Investor Presentation Webcast

Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA) ("Company"), parent company of Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. ("Hawaiian"), announced today that it is scheduled to present at the Cowen and Company 8th Annual Global Transportation Conference on September 9, 2015.  The webcast is scheduled to begin at approximately 2:50pm Eastern Time. The call will be open to all inter...

Oman Air Inflight Services awarded ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Certificate

Oman Air Inflight Services has been awarded the prestigious ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Certificate by Bureau Veritas Certification Holding SAS and has been recognised by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). Inflight services join a number of business units already holding ISO certification, including Supply Chain management and Oman Air’s First and Business Class...

Vietnam Airlines welcomes Boeing Dreamliner to London Heathrow route

Vietnam Airlines has welcomed the inaugural arrival into Heathrow of its first new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The UK hub becomes the first international destination on Vietnam Airlines’ network to be served by the new aircraft. After touching down at 09:18 this morning, aircraft VN-A861 was officially welcomed by Nguyen Van Thao, Vietnamese ambassador to the UK. Also on hand were Le T...

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