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Google Urges Airlines to Reap Rewards From Mobile Disruption

, encouraged airlines to embrace mobile and the opportunities created by disruption, and the growth of mobile. "In the airline industry we think about disruption in a bad sense. My flight was disrupted and my bag was lost, [it's a] bad experience for our passengers. But there's also...

Why Flight Attendants Hate Diet Coke and Other Shocking Secrets

Next time you order Diet Coke and see your flight attendant looking glum - don't worry, it is not you, it's the drink. In a tell-all book, former flight attendant Heather Poole talks about the competitive role of a cabin crew and revealed shocking secrets of their work life that some...


United Airlines Extends Deal With Chase for MileagePlus Credit Cards

Shares of United Airlines’ parent soared Thursday after the company announced new credit-card agreements that analysts said could boost earnings. United Continental Holdings Inc. announced Wednesday that it had extended deals with Visa and JPMorgan Chase for cards that let members of United’s MileagePlus loyalty program earn miles by using their credit card for purchases. The airlin...

American Airlines’ Technical Issues Ground Planes Across the U.S.

American Airlines states that it has resolved the “connectivity issues” that impacted flights to and from its Chicago, Dallas and Miami hubs and is working to reaccommodate flyers impacted by flight cancellations and delays. “We have resolved connectivity issues that led to a ground stop today at our Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth and Miami hubs,” an American Airlines spokes...

Hainan Airlines to Launch Beijing-Tel Aviv Service Next Year

Hainan Airlines (HU) will launch a round-trip service between Beijing and Tel Aviv, the second largest city in Israel starting April 28, 2016, building an air channel for political, economic, tourism and cultural exchanges between these two sides. The thrice-weekly service will be operated on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. The Tel Aviv-bound flight HU7957 is scheduled to take off fr...

EU move forward with mandatory flight-tracking

The European Union (EU) are looking to revive recommendations from French investigators after the crash of an Air France jet in the Atlantic in 2009 and are also acting as a result of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in March 2014 while efforts by global regulators and the airline industry to agree on systems to track aircraft have yet to come to fruition. However there is an e...

SAS and Apollo sign agreement worth 900 Million SEK

SAS and Apollo are extending their cooperation on charter flights and have signed an agreement for the 2016 summer season worth around MSEK 900. As a result, SAS will be flying Apollo’s customers from 18 locations in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark to 28 destinations across Europe. SAS and Apollo have been in partnership for about 15 years and once again Apollo h...

Western investor ready to finance airBaltic with EUR 50 mln

The Latvian national airline airBaltic has managed to attract a financial investor from Western Europe who is ready to invest about EUR 50 million in the company, reports LETA, according to Karlis Krastins, CEO of the investment banking and financial advisory company Prudentia. A protocol of intentions has been signed so far. The investor's name cannot be revealed due to confidentiality rea...

Ryanair Fully Complies With UK Consumer Law

Ryanair, the World’s favourite airline, confirmed on September 17,  that it had written to the UK CAA pointing out that it already complies with EU 261 regulations by accepting technical delay claims and claims made within six years of the date of delay. Ryanair is unsure why the CAA has threatened enforcement action when Ryanair is fully complying with EU 261 regula...

China Eastern to Boost Oceania Capacity by 20%

China Eastern Airlines (MU) is set to increase its capacity to Oceania by 20%, the airline said on Thursday. The Shanghai-based carrier will boost its capacity to Oceania by launching Shanghai-Auckland route in September and Shanghai-Brisbane route in January 2016, and increasing the frequency of other Oceanian services. The airline will commence the Shanghai-Auckland service on Se...

Proflight Zambia is to start direct service to Durban

Proflight Zambia has launched a direct flight from Lusaka to Durban, running three times a week starting next week. Durban is ranked as one of South Africa’s most popular cities, with attractions for tourists, an array of shopping opportunities and good schools for those looking to relocate. Durban also provides a base for connections throughout the city and for those looking to travel by...

Qatar Airways B777 suffers damage in take-off collision

A Qatar Airways Boeing 777 sustained “substantial” damage after striking approach runway lights while taking off from Miami International airport earlier this week, according the FAA The aircraft, - operating Qatar flight 778, “continued to its destination of Doha Hamad International airport and landed without incident on Wednesday, a report by the FAA said. After landing, a...

British Airways moves closer to partner Vueling

British Airways and Vueling continue to forge closer ties as the Barcelona-based Spanish airline adds its flight code to more than 30 BA flights to Spain and Italy starting this autumn. This significant move for the two International Airlines Group airlines means that Vueling’s customers can book BA flights on routes to and from Gatwick and Heathrow airports.  This cements the rec...

Biggest ever bookings day for low-cost carrier easyJet

easyJet experienced its biggest booking day ever on September 10th, when flights up until June 26th next year went on sale. More than half a million seats were booked in one day alone, as customers flocked to book their spring and early summer sun for 2016. Sales increased from all over the world with increased numbers not only booking in Europe but also through easyJet’s Chinese and U...

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Liebherr-Aerospace has been selected by Austral Líneas Aereas to overhaul the landing gears of the airline’s Embraer E-Jet E190 fleet. It is the first major contract for Liebherr in Argen...

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New Sanad and Etihad Airways deal expands US$ 900MN+ partnership

Sanad and Etihad Airways have closed a new spare engine deal which further cements Abu Dhabi’s position as a self-sustaining international aviation sector hub. The announcement of...

KLM prepares for winter schedule

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, KLM’s winter schedule will be a lot more restricted than it was in the same period last year. The timetable for the European network in November is currently around...

China Eastern Airlines and Thales/ACSS extend their avionics partnership

China Eastern Airlines, one of China's three major air transportation groups, has chosen Thales/ACSS to equip its B737 fleet with the NXT-800 DO-260B compliant transponders&nbs...