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Celebrating Abu-Dhabi Sustainability Week 2020, Etihad Airways operates Eco-Flight to Brussels

Etihad Airways will mark Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2020 by operating a special ‘eco-flight’ from Abu Dhabi to Brussels, featuring a range of initiatives designed to illustrate the airline’s broad commitment to sustainable practices in the air and on the ground. Flight EY 5...

A record number of passengers carried by KLM in 2019

KLM welcomed a record number of 35.1 million passengers on board in 2019. This represents an increase of 2.7% in comparison with 2018. This level of growth generated a passenger load factor of 89.4% for the year as a whole, representing an increase of 0.3 percentage points compared to 2018. Growth w...


Great 2019 for Norwegian - higher unit revenue, better on-time performance and lower CO2-emissions

Norwegian’s traffic figures for 2019 show that the company is delivering on its strategy of moving from growth to profitability. The planned capacity reduction and optimization of the route network have had a positive impact on the figures. In 2019, the capacity, in terms of seat kilometer, was 1 percent higher than the previous year; a little over the previously announced zero growth. More...

First in Europe - Wizz Air to pioneer ACARS over IP with SITAONAIR

Wizz Air has become the first carrier on the continent to deploy SITAONAIR’s pioneering, airline-integrated ACARS over IP service, using terrestrial cellular networks. This development comes as the airline extends its longstanding relationship with SITAONAIR for its AIRCOM® Cockpit Services. The ACARS over IP service, using terrestrial cellular, is delivered in partnership...

Hahn Air begins 2020 with 40 new partner airlines

Hahn Air can look back on a successful year. The market leader for distribution and ticketing solutions added 39 new carriers to its leading network of over 350 partner airlines over the course of 2019. The flights of all new partners can be issued by travel agencies around the world on the insolvency-safe Hahn Air ticket.  17 of the new partner airlines are using the produc...

Direct airBaltic flight to connect Riga and Yekaterinburg

  airBaltic will launch a new summer seasonal route between Riga and Yekaterinburg in Russia on April 1, 2020. The new connection will offer more convenient travel options for travellers from the Baltics and Russiato airBaltic network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East. Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “We are delighted to a...

American Airlines and British Airways mark the official start of the JFK Redevelopment Plan

Atlantic Joint Business partners American Airlines and British Airways joined New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to announce the start of construction on a $344 million investment at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Terminal 8 at the Association for a Better New York luncheon in Midtown. “Our investment will put th...

AviaAM Financial Leasing China Acquires Boeing 737-800 with Lease Attached

AviaAM Leasing, a global aviation holding company engaged in tailored aircraft leasing and trading services, announced that its joint venture with the Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA) – AviaAM Financial Leasing China – has recently acquired one more Boeing 737-800. The aircraft joined the fleet with a lease agreement attached to the current Chinese lessee...

IATA Operational Safety Audit Certificate granted to Bamboo Airways

Bamboo Airways was added to the IOSA Registry. The IOSA Registration Certificate Awarding Ceremony was also officially held in January 2020, in Hanoi. ‚ÄčThe IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Program is an internationally recognized and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline. IOSA registration is the most important prog...

The seventh freedom of air starting early 2020 at Pulkovo St. Petersburg Airport

Starting January 1, 2020, Pulkovo Airport will introduce the seventh-freedom rights regime for foreign airlines to fly to St. Petersburg. The Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation approved a list of 30 countries. “We are grateful for the tremendous support from the Government of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Transp...

Lufthansa Group plans more than 4,500 new hires in its home markets for 2020

This year the Lufthansa Group will be hiring more than 4,500 new employees in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as things stand in present; among them 3,000 hires will take place in Germany. This involves both re-placement appointments due to fluctuation and, in some cases, job increases. The focus of the recruitment planned in the DACH countries is “on the ground” with around 2,500 pos...

Aeroflot named Best China-Europe Transit Airline

Aeroflot has once again been recognised as the Best Airline for China-Europe Transit. The award was given to Aeroflot for the second consecutive year at the Stars Awards ceremony 2019, which took place in Shanghai at the St. Regis Shanghai Jingan hotel. The Stars Awards recognise the leading international companies in the Chinese travel industry, including global airlines. Winners of the Star...

Emirates positive outlook for 2020

Emirates usher in 2020 with a continued focus on strengthening its business across operational, commercial and customer experience metrics, and excitement for Expo2020 – the world’s greatest show - which will open its doors to global visitors from October. Commenting on Emirates’ outlook for the year ahead, Sir Tim said: “In 2020, we’ll continue to leverage...

20 British Airways New Year resolutions for 2020

After celebrating its momentous centenary year in 2019, British Airways is now looking to 2020, with 20 New Year resolutions that are every bit as exciting as the achievements of 2019.   New destinations – the airline has already announced nine new routes for 2020 including the Kosovan and Montenegrin capitals Pristina and Podgorica,...

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Economy Skynest to put economy travellers to sleep

The Economy Skynest is the result of three years of Air New Zealand research and development, with the input of more than 200 customers at its Hangar 22 innovation centre in Auckla...

Coronavirus and European airlines, what will happen

The actual situation with coronavirus raises so many questions regarding air travel. What will happen, how it will impact the usual operations, what will be done at the airport, how airlines will live...

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Present and future of aviation: ACMI service

As market competition intensifies, more often airlines are striving to increase their efficiency while reducing numerous risks related to business operations. In result ACMI providers such as Latvian-...

One hundred years of Qantas style and innovation

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New Products, Innovative Designs and Airline Productivity - AIME MRO Middle East

With Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME) and MRO Middle East set to open 25 February at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), leading companies in both sectors will be coming to Dubai to share their late...

Cargo Convoy to China carrying medical supplies for coronavirus relief

Five Qatar Airways Cargo freighters departed to China carrying approximately 300 tonnes of medical supplies donated by the airline to support Cornavirus relief efforts. The five flights departed one a...