50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Airlines news

Featured by AirBaltic

Latest Airlines news

Saudi-led coalition jets kill 20 at a wake in Yemen: residents

Jets belonging to a Saudi-led coalition killed at least 20 people at a wake in northern Yemen on Sunday, local tribesmen said, as warplanes pounded Houthis and other forces behind a missile strike that had killed dozens of Gulf Arab soldiers. The air strikes targeted troops loyal to former presid...

Small Planet seals 5 year deal with Cambodia's Sky Angkor

Sky Angkor Airlines (ZA, Phnom Penh) has signed a five-year co-operation agreement with the Small Planet Group. Under the agreement's terms, each winter Small Planet Airlines (S5, Vilnius) will base part of its fleet in Asia to provide capacity to the fledgling Cambodian...


Petition Calls for Airline Seat Standards to End the Cabin Crush

With commercial airlines packing more passengers per plane, many fliers believe that the federal government should adopt minimum airline seat standards for legroom and width to ensure the safety and comfort of travelers. That is the sentiment of more than 30,000 people who signed a petition that was sent last month to Federal Aviation Administration chief Michael Huerta. The petiti...

Indonesia AirAsia X Could Be Grounded, Stranding Bali Travellers

Indonesia AirAsia X, which sells cheap flights from Melbourne and Sydney to Bali, is in danger of being grounded by Indonesian authorities next month for not meeting a regulatory requirement to have at least 10aircraft in its fleet. The move would be a blow to Australian holidaymakers and to the airline, which already damaged its reputation by selling flights from Melbourne to Bali last ye...

Slash Airport Taxes and Reform Visas for Chinese Visitors, British Airways Boss Urges Osborne

The head of the company behind British Airways has stepped up his campaign to cut aviation taxes and reform visas for Chinese visitors, urging George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, to implement the measures to boost tourism to Britain. Willie Walsh, the chief executive of International Airlines Group, has written a letter to Mr Osborne calling on him to cut Air Passenger Du...

Chinese Travel Search Site Partners Amadeus for Global Expansion

A fast-growing Chinese travel aggregation site has teamed up with Amadeus as it bids to expand internationally. Shijie99, which targets inbound tourism to China and Chinese travellers in overseas markets, has penned a new multi-year agreement that will give it access to Amadeus' global air, hotel, car rental and rail content. It will also deploy Amadeus' Master Pricer search technology...

Bomb Hoax Delays Chengdu Airlines Flight for Three Hours at Hangzhou Airport

A bomb hoax made by a male passenger at Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH) delayed Flight EU2206 of Chengdu Airlines (EU) from Hangzhou to Chengdu for nearly three hours last Thursday night. According to the airline, the Chengdu-bound flight is estimated to take off from Hangzhou at 8:10 p.m. During the boarding procedure, a middle-aged male passenger claimed that...

Jet2 Bans 14 Passengers for Life

British leisure airline Jet2 has banned 14 passengers for life after they allegedly threatened cabin crew and forced a plane to divert to Portugal. The plane was flying from Glasgow to Tenerife when the crew decided to make an unscheduled landing in Faro, Portugal so the disruptive holidaymakers could be kicked off the plane. Jet2 claimed the unruly men were "aggressive and ve...

Aeroflot-Transaero Deal, Bigger But Not Better: Analysts

By acquiring its struggling rival Transaero, Russia's largest airline Aeroflot is likely to find itself in a tight spot with an additional debt burden and a fleet of ageing aircraft, analysts said. State-controlled Aeroflot announced this week its purchase of 75 percent plus one of Transaero's shares for the symbolic price of one ruble, citing the privately-held airline's...

Facebook Competition for Free First Class Tickets Is a Hoax: Emirates

Emirates airline has denied any connection with a new social media competition offering free airline tickets, calling it a "hoax". "The recent competition on Facebook offering free flights is a hoax and has nothing to do with Emirates," the airline said in a statement sent to Emirates 24|7. "Our competitions are always run from our officially verified socia...

After Emergencies, Airline Fuel Policy Under Scanner

Two incidents of aircraft declaring fuel emergencies on Thursday night and the diversion of 10 flights to Bengaluru have brought the fuel uplift policies of airlines into question. On Thursday, a Jet Airways ATR (Madurai-Chennai flight) and an IndiGo Airbus A320 aircraft (Kolkata-Chennai) declared fuel emergencies, after being diverted to Bengaluru from Chennai due to runway closure....

A Great Deal of Luck Helped Qantas Reversal

A year ago the Herald's view of Qantas tallied with a commonly held belief among business analysts, economists and, indeed, the flying public. Australia's flag carrier was on the nose, its leadership struggling and its finances shaky to the point where it wanted taxpayers to help out. Some observers even wanted to change the Qantas Sale Act to allow greater foreign investment in the nation...

Emirates Fined 55,000 Rupees for Losing Baggage 7 Years Ago

The state consumer commission has slapped Emirates Airlines with a fine of 55,000 rupees for losing the baggage of a passenger about seven years ago, and said, payment of damages could not be restricted to the terms of any act, as "there is no bar to grant justifiable compensation for causing mental agony." Ashok Balasubramanian said he was doing a commercial pilot license c...

Aer Lingus Chairman Leases Aircraft to Potential Rival

Aer Lingus chairman Colm Barrington's Fly Leasing recently supplied a Boeing aircraft to Norwegian Air, the Scandinavian operator that is attempting to set up a budget long-haul airline in the Republic. Mr Barrington is chief executive of Dún Laoghaire-based Fly Leasing, one of a number of Irish companies that finance and supply aircraft to airlines around the wor...

Upcoming events

NBAA-BACE 2020

06/10/2020 - 08/10/2020
United States, Orlando

European Airline Training Symposium

27/10/2020 - 28/10/2020
Norway, Oslo

Essential news

15 new summer destinations from Frankfurt in 2021 with Lufthansa

Lufthansa is consistently expanding its offering of flights to tourist and leisure destinations from Frankfurt.  During next year’s summer Season in 2021 15 new sunny destinations, which ar...

KLM and TU Delft present successful first flight Flying-V

The scale model of the Flying-V - the energy-efficient aircraft of the future - has flown for the first time. A year and a half ago TU Delft and KLM announced the start of the design of the Flying-V d...

Top of the week

One million seats for under £35 - British Airways

British Airways has today released one million seats for under £35 each-way.* The seats are available across popular routes including, but not limited to, Athens, Bologna, Copenhagen, Dubli...

15 new summer destinations from Frankfurt in 2021 with Lufthansa

Lufthansa is consistently expanding its offering of flights to tourist and leisure destinations from Frankfurt.  During next year’s summer Season in 2021 15 new sunny destinations, which ar...

Self-isolation rules - airBaltic carried less passengers in August

In August 2020 airBaltic carried 137 830 passengers or 9% less comparing to July 2020 from all three Baltic capitals to its network spanning Europe.  Martin Gauss, Chief...

Norwegian commits to reduce CO2 emissions by 45 percent by 2030

 Norwegian has launched a new environmental sustainability strategy that will begin immediately and deliver several industry leading targets. Cutting CO2 emissions by 45 percent, remove all non-r...

Russia Newest Aircraft Maintenance Complex - Sheremetyevo Airport and Rossiya Airlines

Sheremetyevo International Airport inaugurated its new hangar complex for aviation service and maintenance of Aeroflot Group aircraft on September 15. Construction of the hangar complex...

Urgent Rescue Plan for UK Air Transport Needed

IATA outlined the need for an urgent rescue plan for UK aviation, in the face of an imminent unemployment catastrophe. The United Kingdom is experiencing an unprecedented air transport crisis...

Icelandair becomes easyJet Worldwide partner

easyJet announced Icelandair is set to become a new airline partner in its unique connections service, Worldwide by easyJet. The partnership with Icelandair is expected to be live in the coming w...