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Swiss Tourist "Indecently Assaulted 3 Cathay Pacific Cabin Crew" on Hong Kong-Bound Flight

A Swiss tourist suspected of indecently assaulting three Cathay Pacific flight attendants on board a Hong Kong-bound flight was arrested when he landed in the city today, police said. The man, 45, who was flying economy class, was accused of indecently assaulting the three women aged from 25 to 2...

Qantas Announces Hugh Jackman as Global Ambassador

The "Boy from Oz" Hugh Jackman and Australia's national carrier Qantas have announced a new partnership to promote Australia on the global stage. The award-winning actor has signed on to become an official global ambassador for the airline and will also work with Qantas on...


"Wonder Material" Graphene Could Protect Airliners from Lightning Strikes

Graphene could soon be protecting airliners from lightning strikes, with British company Haydale winning a contract to investigate practical uses for the "wonder material". The Aim-listed business works out how to commercialise the recently discovered ultra lightweight material, which is stronger than steel yet incredibly flexible, and more conductive than copper. Haydale...

Jetgo heading to Melbourne

Regional carrier Jetgo is expanding its regular public transport (RPT) network to Victoria with nonstop service between Dubbo and Melbourne to begin in late October. It will be the only nonstop flight from Dubbo to Melbourne, with the new thrice-weekly offering scheduled to run on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays with 36-seat Embraer ERJ-135 regional jets. Jetgo managing director fo...

"I Spent My 30th Birthday at Gatwick"

Passengers today told of their fury after being caught up in delays of up to 25 hours at Gatwick Airport this weekend. One claimed he was almost forced to cancel his wedding while another woman had to spend her 30th birthday at the airport due to delays between London and New York. Holidaymakers were left stuck for hours in both the capital and New York after flights were grounded...

Official: 10 Dead in Colorado, North Carolina, Oregon Plane Crashes

Three small airplanes crashed this long Labor Day weekend from North Carolina to Oregon, leaving 10 people dead and pressing questions about what happened in each case, a government official said Monday. The deadliest crash occurred late Sunday afternoon, when a Cessna 310 went down in a remote part of Colorado near Telluride, the National Transportation Safety Board tweeted. All f...

TransAsia Plane Lands Safely with Single Engine After Other Fails

No casualties were reported Tuesday after a TransAsiaAirways ATR 72-500 plane carrying 22 passengers was forced to land with only one engine after the other reported an abnormality. Flight GE505, which took off 7:55 a.m. from Taipei Songshan Airport en route outlying county of Penghu, detected an abnormality with the lubricant oil in engine No. 2 at 8:36 a.m. The pilots shut down the en...

Missing Medevac Plane May Have Collided with Boeing in Senegal

A Senegal-bound medical evacuation plane with seven people aboard appears to have collided with a much larger Boeing plane shortly before vanishing from radar screens, Senegal's aviation authority said. The private Senegalair plane was carrying a French patient as well as a doctor, two nurses and three crew members from Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou to Senegal's Dakar...

French investigators confirm Reunion flaperon from MH370

French officials have confirmed that the piece of aircraft wreckage discovered on Reunion Island is from the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200, MH370. In a statement issued by the official French investigator, the flaperon was identified as being one which had been manufactured by Airbus for the aircraft registered as 9M-MRO. It was operating flight MH370 when it went missing March 8, 20...

Air France threatens route, job cuts if savings not made

Air France (AF, Paris CDG) has warned it may cut both its longhaul network and workforce should it fail to make an estimated EUR1.8 billion (USD1.98 billion) in additional cost cuts. France's RFI says in the event the airline's pilot corps rejects plans to increase its work-hours while keeping salaries fixed, Air France may be forced to could cut 10% or fourteen of its longhau...

Lufthansa publishes special timetable for tomorrow

Lufthansa has published a special timetable for its services tomorrow Tuesday 8 September. The action has been taken following a call by the Vereinigung Cockpit pilots’ union (VC) for its members at Lufthansa German Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo to take strike action. A total of 1,500 passenger flights (including some 170 long-haul services) and seven cargo flights were scheduled to be ope...

South African Airways announces a new Code Share Agreement with Air China

South African Airways (SAA) has announced a code share agreement with Air China (CA) that will enable SAA to jointly market Air China’s newly inaugurated non-stop service between Johannesburg and Beijing as well as points beyond Beijing to Chengdu, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Chongqing. Air China will in turn market SAA’s services from Johannesburg to Cape Town, Durban and Port El...

Qatar Airways selects Arconics for CDMS

Qatar Airways today announced that it has engaged Dublin-based Arconics to implement an enterprise Corporate Document Management System (CDMS) for the global carrier. The 10-year agreement was recently signed in Doha by Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, and Arconics CEO, Niall O’Sullivan. The customised system based on the market-leading Arconi...

50th A330 for Air China successfully completes maiden flight

The 50th A330 to be operated by Air China, which is also China’s first A330-300 with the increased 242 tonne maximum take-off-weight (MTOW) capability, has successfully completed its maiden flight in Toulouse, France. Displaying a special livery to celebrate the “50th A330 for Air China”, the aircraft will be delivered to the Chinese carrier in September.  Air China is th...

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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...

Austrian Airlines calls for comprehensive COVID-19 testing to replace general landing and entry bans

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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...