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US DOT approves WALG's assumption of FWIA's authorities

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has given the go-ahead for Worldwide Air Logistics Group, a subsidiary of Southern Air Holdings, to take ownership of Florida West International Airways's certificate and other economic authorities. WALG announced plans to acquire FWIA in February o...

Belgium's Take Air unveils ASL Group as new investor

Take Air (Antwerp) has unveiled Belgian aviation firm ASL Group as its new investor and strategic partner. The announcement follows initial partner The Aviation Factory's decision to water down its stake in the European All-You-Can-Fly carrier late last month. As a result of the change,...


Singapore and Europe To Study Wake Turbulence

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) last week agreed to study wake turbulence at Singapore Changi Airport to determine if separation standards can safely be tightened. Landing separation reductions that do not compromise safety could significantly raise capacity at Changi. The study will collect data by using laser imagi...

Air New Zealand Announces Record Annual Result

Air New Zealand has today announced its 2015 annual result with normalised earnings[i] before taxation of $496 million for the 2015 financial year, an increase of 49 percent on the prior year. Statutory earnings before taxation were $474 million, while statutory net profit after taxation was $327 million, an increase of 24 percent. Capacity growth supported by strong demand, cost efficiencies a...

WestJet welcomes Mark Porter as EVP, People and Culture

WestJet is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Porter to the position of Executive Vice-President, People and Culture, effective October 26, 2015. Mark joins WestJet from Shaw Communications where he was the Senior Vice-President, Human Resources, for almost 10 years. Prior to his work with Shaw, Mark was with Molson Canada where he held several senior human resources positions includin...

Bringing humanity back: flight attendant tech brings personalization to the skies

Delta Air Lines flight attendants will be empowered with an innovative new tool on their handheld phablet devices today in an effort to bring a deeper level of personalization and improve the travel experience for the airline's 170 million global customers. ​ Guest Service Tool The Guest Service Tool is the newest enhancement in a long line of technology innovations, providing De...

Boeing, Korean Air Celebrate the Delivery of Airline's First 747-8 Intercontinental

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Korean Air today marked the delivery of the airline's first 747-8 Intercontinental. The new fuel-efficient jet is the first of 10 747-8 passenger airplanes the carrier has on order. "This new aircraft delivers better fuel economy," said Walter Cho, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Korean Air. "That is important to a global airli...

Czech Airlines Statement Regarding Strike Declared by Czech Airlines Cabin Crew Trade Union

Czech Airlines management was informed of the intention of the Cabin Crew Trade Union to declare a strike late in the evening on Thursday, 20 August. Czech Airlines is currently taking a series of measures to ensure the standard operation of all company services irrespective of the strike. Czech Airlines management has the full support of its shareholders in this regard. Czech Airlines manag...

American Airlines Appoints Ron DeFeo Vice President Of Communications

American Airlines Group Inc. today announced Ron DeFeo will join the company as Vice President – Global Communications. In this role, DeFeo will report to Elise Eberwein, Executive Vice President – People and Communications and will oversee media relations, social media, employee communications, creative services, employee engagement and community relations. DeFeo’s appointment f...

Emirates SkyCargo to Establish a Second Trade Lane with Iran

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, is set to increase its cargo capacity to Iran, when Emirates begins its five non-stop flights to Mashhad from1 September 2015. Mashhad will become Emirates’ second Iranian destination after the capital city Tehran, which Emirates has been serving since March 1990. Last year, Emirates carried more than half a million passengers and trans...

Emirates launches second daily A380 service to Frankfurt

Emirates, a global connector of people, places and economies, has announced a second daily A380 service to Frankfurt, adding 1,155 seats a week on the route, with 280 in First Class and Business Class. Commencing 1st January 2016, Emirates flights EK47/48, currently operated by a Boeing 777-300ER, will be up-gauged to an A380. The first scheduled A380 service between Frankfurt and Dubai was in...

Flybe confirms expanded winter schedule

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has confirmed today (25th August 2015) an expansion of its 2015-16 Winter schedule to include two brand new routes between Edinburgh and Liverpool, and between Southampton and Dusseldorf, the return of a direct daily service between Exeter and Glasgow, as well as added extra frequency on 20 existing routes that includes the return of conveniently tim...

Qantas to pull out of Jetstar Hong Kong

Australian flag carrierQantas will not pour any more funding into the long-delayed Jetstar Hong Kong low-cost carrier (LCC) subsidiary, according to Qantas CEO Alan Joyce. "From a Qantas perspective we won't be investing any more funds in this airline," Joyce said. The attempt to start a Jetstar Hong Kong operation in partnership with China-based China Eastern Ai...

Ryanair Launches New Car Hire Service, Powered By Cartrawler

Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (25 Aug) launched Ryanair Car Hire and announced a new partnership with CarTrawler, a leading travel-technology platform and online aggregator of car rental services, allowing Ryanair customers to book the widest range of cars at the best prices on the Ryanair.com website. Ryanair’s new car hire partnership with CarTrawler offers...

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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

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Virgin Atlantic encourages STEM & aviation careers for girls

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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!...