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Beast from the East – Part Two?

Hundreds of thousands of passengers likely to be affected by flight disruption but many are unaware of flight rights Bott and Co, the UK’s leading flight delay compensation law firm, forecasts thousands of flight delays and cancellations this winter but fears many passengers are still in th...

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA strengthens its balance sheet through a fully underwritten rights issue of NOK 3 billion

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (“Norwegian” or the “Company”) is strengthening its balance sheet through a fully underwritten rights issue of NOK 3 billion in order to increase its financial flexibility and create headroom to the covenants of its outstanding bonds compared with th...


Are Standing Airline Seats the Future of Increasing Seating Capacity?

  G. Ziemelis Since the dawn of commercial aircraft seating has been mostly unchanged. Even up until today regardless of which airline or aircraft one flies in the seats all look and feel familiar. But in the pursuit of cheaper fares and cutting costs this might soon change.  Increasing capacity, reducing comfort At the yearly Aircraft Interiors Expo, innovations in luxury in...

Tashkent is closer with Flydubai

flydubai becomes the first UAE-based airline to operate direct flights to Uzbekistan With the launch of five flights a week to Tashkent, flydubai will offer 33 weekly flights to seven points in Central Asia   The new destination will operate as a codeshare route with Emirates with a Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft  Dubai-based flydubai has announced the start of flights to Tashken...

Cathay Pacific becomes easyJet Worldwide partner

easyJet customers will be able to connect seamlessly between easyJet flights across its European network flying into London Gatwick Airport and onwards on Cathay Pacific flights, initially between London Gatwick and Hong Kong once it is live on Worldwide in the coming weeks. Worldwide by easyJet has been consistently growing in popularity. Chicago is currently the most popular longhaul des...

JAL announced The Establishment of a Business Jet Service Company

Japan Airlines (JAL) and Marubeni announced the establishment of a new business jet company to meet the expanding demand of the service in Japan. Services will include the arrangement of the charter flight, management of the privately owned aircraft and provide operational and concierge services to business jet operators and to customers flying to Japan; with a target to start the service during t...

Baku-Geneva-Baku AZAL’s flight schedule updated

Starting from February 5, AZAL's J2-5009/J2-5010flights from Baku to Geneva will be carried out twice a week according to the updated flight schedule. Starting from this date, on Tuesdays, departure from Baku will be at 07:00 in the morning, while arrival in Geneva at 09:00 local time. Return flight from Geneva will be carried out at 10:00 in the morning, arrival in Baku...

Etihad Airways to host major global cabin crew recruitment drive

Etihad Airways, the award winning national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is hosting a major recruitment drive globally, seeking individuals with outstanding hospitality experience to join the airline’s World Leading Cabin Crew.  The international recruitment days will take place in 19 different cities across Australia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa including the United Ki...

ExpressJet Airlines Increases Pilot Sign-On Bonus to $22,000

Offers an additional $5,000 with eligible type rating  ExpressJet Airlines announced that it is increasing its pilot sign-on bonus to $22,000. Pilots with an eligible type rating will receive an additional $5,000. The increase makes ExpressJet pilots some of the most highly compensated among regional airline pilots. ExpressJet plans to hire more than 600 pilots in 2019 as it a...

New Austrian Airlines, take a look at new strategy - #DriveTo25

Austrian Airlines has managed the turnaround after a tough restructuring period and now operates profitably. The airline is also headed towards positive operating earnings in 2018 following strong passenger growth of more than one million customers, comprising a year-on-year rise of 8.5 percent. The solid demand by passengers and increasing competition in Vienna has led the red-white-red n...

Aviareto - One million registrations and half a trillion dollars of aircraft assets

Aviareto, the joint venture between SITA and the Irish Government, is celebrating its one millionth registration of aircraft assets. Aviareto holds the contract with the United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to operate the International Registry of Mobile Assets, which is used to record the financial interest in airframes, aircraft engines and helicopters. Financia...

Emirates introduces entertainment playlist syncing ahead of travel

Customers can browse over 4,000 channels of entertainment on the Emirates app, create personalised playlists and sync selection to seat once on board Emirates has introduced an innovative new function on its app to allow customers to create bespoke playlists ahead of their flight and sync it to their seats once on board. Customers can plan their trip more effectively, and maximise the...

Artificial Intelligence Partnership between Lufthansa Group and Hopper

The Lufthansa Group and the Lufthansa Innovation Hub have entered into a research alliance with Hopper focused on the subject of artificial intelligence. They have thus finalized their third technology-related investment within a year, following investments in the startups Fleet Logistics and cargo.one.  Founded in Montreal, Canada in 2007, Hopper operates one of the world's most innov...

Free air tickets by AZAL for children traveling with parents

Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) announces a new winter campaign for those traveling with their families.  When purchasing two air tickets for adults (passengers should be parents and guardians) for the dates from February 1 to February 28, 2019, the airline provides a free air ticket for one child up to 12 years old on the same flight.  The campaign applies to the airline’s a...

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2018 Airline Safety Performance released by IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for the 2018 safety performance of the commercial airline industry showing continuing safety improvements over the long term, but an in...

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Rolls-Royce welcomes Emirates agreement

An order for Trent 7000 engines was secured BY Rolls-Royce to power 40 Airbus A330neo aircraft from Emirates. The order includes Rolls-Royce’s flagship TotalCare® long term service...

Seasonal Norwegian Service from New York to Athens and Chicago to Barcelona

Norwegian will introduce new nonstop service from New York to Athens and Chicago to Barcelona for the 2019 summer season. Service from Chicago'...

New wide body orders of Emirates, end for Airbus A380

Following a review of its operations, and in light of developments in aircraft and engine technologies, Emirates is reducing its A380 orderbook from 162 to 123 aircraft. Emirates will take delivery of...

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airBaltic Carries 12% More Passengers During First Month of 2019

Latvian airline airBaltic has carried 260 383 or 12% more passengers during January 2019 than in the same period last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Mi...

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Emirates Expo 2020 themed livery aircraft model collection takes off

15 collectable aircraft model types launched in different scales and finishes The Emirates Official Store has launched a new limited edition collection of Expo 2020 themed aircraft models for aviat...