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United C.E.O. Is Out Amid Inquiry at Port Authority

The chief executive and two senior officials of United Airlines resigned on Tuesday amid a federal investigation into whether the airline had traded favors with the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The United States attorney for New Jersey has been investigatin...

United Airlines Names Oscar Munoz Chief Executive Officer

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) today announced that it has named Oscar Munoz as president and chief executive officer. Munoz will also continue to serve on United’s board of directors. The board appointed Henry L. Meyer III, United’s lead independent director, to...


British Airways plane catches fire at Las Vegas airport; 14 injured

A fire broke out Tuesday on an outbound British Airways flight at the Las Vegas airport, leading 14 people to be transported for medical care for what a fire official called "minor injuries." A majority of the injuries came as passengers slid down the inflatable chutes to evacuate the Boeing 777, Clark County Fire Department Deputy Chief Jon Klassen said. The incident occurred shor...

Lufthansa to take legal action against Vereinigung Cockpit’s Group Collective Labor Agreement Committee

The response from the Vereinigung Cockpit pilots’ union to the numerous proposals and offers of talks submitted by Lufthansa has been further strike action, which today is affecting long-haul services and tomorrow will affect all the company’s short- and medium-haul routes, and thereby again subject its customers to unacceptable inconvenience. For the past two years, right up until...

Spring Airlines Offers 1 Yuan Tickets to Lure Travellers

Spring Airlines (9C) announced Tuesday it will offer tickets as low as 1 yuan every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting September 9 to lure travelers in the upcoming off-season. The low-cost carrier said the off-season for air travel will come after the National Day holiday and last until the Spring Festival travel period. The 1 yuan campaign will last for 90 days, covering bot...

Oman Airports' welcomes private Syrian airline Cham Wings

Oman Airports has welcomed Cham Wings airlines to Muscat International Airport. The airline will operate two direct weekly services between Damascus and Muscat/Muscat to Damascus. The first flight was operated on Tuesday the 3rd of September, 2015 at 4:00 PM- (Muscat time); making it Oman Airports’ 63rd destination worldwide reaching up to 31 countries. Oman Airports celebrated the first...

New Oman Air Rahal multi-segment ticket option launched

Oman Air has launched a brand-new multi-segment ticket option, named Oman Air Rahal. The product offers up to 30 per cent savings on multiple Business Class or Economy Class flights between the Omani capital of Muscat and destinations across the GCC, as well as Tehran.  Destinations covered by Oman Air Rahal include Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dammam, Doha, Dubai, Kuwait, Muscat, Riyadh and Teh...

Atlas Air Worldwide Expands CMI Service with DHL Express

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: AAWW) today announced that its Atlas Air, Inc. unit will operate two Boeing 767 aircraft leased to DHL Express by the company’s dry leasing entity, Titan Aviation. Atlas Air will operate the aircraft through its sister company, Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc., linking the flights with Polar’s existing services for DHL ...

Brussels Airlines doubles flight frequency to Monrovia and Freetown

With today’s flight SN243, Brussels Airlines’ new schedule for flights to Monrovia and Freetown commences. Henceforth, the airline operates flights to both countries on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. With the increased flight frequencies, Brussels but also other Brussels Airlines destinations (in the US, UK, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Scandinavia) are now even...

Jazeera Airways reports July 2015 Operational Performance: 36% Growth in flown passengers

July 2015 highlights: ● Levant and Istanbul routes: 38% increase in flown passengers from July 2014 ● Egypt routes: 26% increase in flown passengers from July 2014 ● Gulf routes: 48% increase in flown passengers from July 2014 Freedom Town, Kuwait, September 8, 2015: Jazeera Airways today released its Operational Performance Report for the month of July 2015, which showed a 36% increase in t...

Russell Wilson Extends Partnership with Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines and Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson today announced that Wilson has extended his exclusive, multi-year partnership as the airline's Chief Football Officer. The airline is also debuting three brand-new television commercials starring Wilson, that air for the first time during Sunday's game. "Russell Wilson and Alaska Airlines go together l...

Small Planet Airlines and Sky Angkor to cooperate in Cambodia

In accordance with an agreement made between Small Planet Airlines and Sky Angkor, the two airlines will cooperate flying tourists to Siem Reap in Cambodia from Chinese and South Korean cities for at least five years. Cooperation should help both airlines to decrease seasonality of activities. 'After the summer season ends, the extent of activities in Europe shrinks – the nu...

Union wars: Lufthansa strikes are back

Special timetable now available online – travellers proactively informed – 84 of 1,500 planned Tuesday flights cancelled – 90 intercontinental passenger services and all cargo flights to operate thanks to volunteer pilot. Lufthansa has published a special timetable for its services tomorrow Tuesday 8 September. The action has been taken following a call by the Vereinigung Cock...

China Eastern to Launch Shanghai-Colombo Service in Sep.

China Eastern Airlines (MU) is set to launch a nonstop service linking Shanghai with Colombo, capital of Sri Lanka on September 21, 2015, to provide more convenient choices for travelers. The Shanghai-based carrier will operate the new international service four times weekly (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday), using Airbus A330-200 aircraft. The outbound flight MU231 is sched...

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Temporary Change of Flight Destination Policy by airBaltic

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Air France signed majority agreement for the development of Transavia France on the domestic network

The Air France-KLM group took an important step in its development, with the signing of an amendment to the group's “Air France-Transavia pilot agreement” allowing Transavia Franc...

South Korea KT to develop in-flight VR service

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airBaltic resumes flights between Riga and Budapest

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AviaAM Leasing racquired Boeing 747-400F nose-loader liveried and operational on behalf of Magma Aviation

AviaAM Leasing announced the purchase of a Boeing 747-400F nose-loader aircraft which has already started commercial operations on behalf of Magma Aviation. The aircraft – which is a p...

SAS Traffic figues for July 2020

SAS capacity was down by 76% and total number of passengers were 75% lower compared to same period last year. Number of passengers remains low due to limited demand in the light of the ongoing COVID-1...

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Eurowings extends flight programme by 26 new holiday destinations

The longer the corona crisis lasts, the more people's longing for a holiday from the crisis grows. Eurowings is serving the reawakening desire to travel from its main German airports with 26 addit...