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Qantas to “FlyPink” in October to raise awareness about breast cancer research

Pilots across the Qantas group of airlines will “FlyPink” in October as part of breast cancer awareness month. The initiative features pilots donating money to wear pink epaulettes in place of their usual gold epaulettes to show their support for the National Breast Cancer Foundation....

Virgin Australia short-haul cabin crew approve new enterprise agreement

Virgin Australia has secured a new enterprise bargaining agreement (EBA) with its short-haul cabin crew after 90 per cent voted in favour of a deal the Transport Workers’ Union says will improve conditions for staff. TWU national secretary Tony Sheldon said the EBA, which covers about 2,100...


Jet2 Plane Forced to Make Emergency Landing at Manchester Airport After Reported Bird Strike

A plane from the budget airline Jet2 has been forced to make an emergency landing at Manchester Airport after a bird was reportedly sucked into one of the engines. The plane, which had taken off from Barcelona, reportedly had smoke and flames coming from it as it flew towards the airport. Witnesses on the ground reported hearing the plane making loud noises and "back...

Delta and AA Can't Come to Deal, So Interlining Ends

Delta and American are no longer cooperating with each other on ticketing, rebookings and baggage transfers. The airlines' previous interlining agreement expired on Tuesday. The expiration of the deal means that travelers dealing with canceled or disrupted flights on either Delta or American cannot be rebooked on the other carrier. In addition, flight itineraries can no longer be...

Airlines Liable for Compensation in Case of Unforeseen Technical Faults: EU Court

Airlines have to pay passengers compensation when flights are canceled or delayed due to unforeseen technical problems, the European Union's top court ruled on Thursday, handing a victory to consumers. The case was brought by a Dutch couple whose flight from Quito, Ecuador, to Amsterdam was delayed by 29 hours. KLM refused to pay compensation on the grounds that the technical faults th...

Brazil Airline Gol Eyes Adding Boeing 737-900 to Fleet

Brazilian airline Gol Linhas Aereas is in advanced talks with Boeing Co regarding the possible addition of 737-900 jets to its fleet, the airline's chief executive told journalists on Thursday. Last month CEO Paulo Kakinoff said Gol could trim its fleet of smaller 737-700 and 737-800 aircraft as it cuts capacity in Brazil, where a deepening recession and a weaker currenc...

Ethiopian Government's Minister for Transport to be keynote speaker at AfBAA

With just over a week to go until this year's African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) symposium, to be held on the 24th and 25th September, the organisers have announced that the Minister of Transport for Ethiopia, Workneh Gebeyehu will be attending as a keynote speaker. Gebeyehu is expected to talk about the emergence of Ethiopia as a leader in aviation in general. The national carri...

Pegasus Airlines VP marketing speaks of airline's strategy to become complete travel brand

Pegasus Airlines vice president–marketing Onur Dedekoylu spoke on September 16 by special invitation at this year's 12th World Low Cost Airlines Congress held at the London Business Design Centre. He highlighted Pegasus’ strategy to build on its unrivalled position as one of Europe’s fastest growing low-cost airlines to become a complete travel brand with a strong &ls...

Etihad Airways and partner airlines fundraising transaction increased

Etihad Airways and its equity partner airlines have increased the funds raised from their unique platform financing transaction to US$ 700 million following a surge in demand from international financial institutions. Etihad Airways, Etihad Airport Services, airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Aliltalia and Jet Airways announced on Tuesday they had successfully raised US$ 500 million through...

Emirates anticipates a busy travel period during Eid

Emirates is expecting more than 300,000 passengers to travel during the upcoming Eid Al Adha period as travellers head home or abroad for short holidays. Over 76,000 customers will travel on 18 September with Emirates, according to the airline's latest booking figures. The overall figures for the holiday travel period represent an increase of almost 65% over last year.  The busiest...

Emirates celebrates B777 fleet completing 859,000 flights

Emirates celebrated the Boeing 777 fleet completing over 859,000 flights while logging over 4,720,000 flight hours since its first delivery in 1996. On September 3, the airline and Boeing marked the 150th Emirates 777 delivery milestone, with a triple delivery of two Boeing 777-300ERs and one Boeing 777 Freighter.  Emirates’ 147-strong Boeing 777 fleet criss-crosses the globe, cur...

Survey Finds General Opposition to ATC Privatization

A new survey of 800 registered voters suggests that most support privatization of government functions, but would be against the privatization of the air traffic control system. The survey revealed, “There is no appetite for privatizing the nation’s air traffic control system,” said Jefrey Pollock, president of Global Strategy Group (GSC), which conducted the survey on behalf of...

Intro Aviation confirms it will sell Austrian regional Intersky

German investor Intro Aviation wants to sell Austria-based regional Intersky this month, the company confirmed in a statement. “We are in close talks with an investor that wants to acquire 100% of Intersky,” a company shareholder told ATWrecently, declining to name the interested buyer. Intro Aviation, which bought into Intersky in 2012, also owns Irish regional&nb...

Transaero narrows first-half net losses to $57.6 million

Russia’s Transaero Airlines reported a 2015 first-half net loss of RUB3.2 billion ($57.6 million), narrowed from a RUB10.4 billion net loss in a year-ago period. First-half revenue grew 5.1% to RUB50.7 billion. Passengers carried in the first half remained flat year-over-year—5.8 million. RPKs decreased 11% to 19.3 billion. Transaero reported its first-half capital is negative&md...

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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...

New Argus price as Europe moves towards sustainable aviation fuel

 Legislation in Europe is pushing airlines to use more environmentally-friendly fuels, creating a need for transparent pricing in this emerging market. Global energy and commodity price...

Contactless, mobile way to report and track delayed baggage - SITA & Lufthansa Group

Lufthansa Group has launched a completely contactless way for passengers to report delayed baggage from their mobile device, avoiding long queues at busy baggage service counters or offices. SITA&rsqu...

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...

Flying with confidence course goes digital - British Airways

British Airways is bringing its renowned Flying with Confidence course to the comfort of customers’ homes for the first time ever this October. More than 50,000 people have taken part in the...

Eighth group of airBaltic Pilot Academy students begin studies

The eighth group of students began their study process at the Latvian airline’s airBaltic Pilot Academy today, on September 21, 2020. The eighth group of 11 students will receive...

Recaro CL3710 economy class seat takes flight on Gulf Air new A321neo

Recaro Aircraft Seating’s CL3710 economy class seat is taking flight on Gulf Air’s new A321neoLR aircraft. This is the first of 29 aircraft to be equipped with the CL3710 seat, which...