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First Boeing 787 Dreamliner for WestJet

First of ten Boeing 787 Dreamliners was delivered to WestJet, marking the start of the airline's global expansion. Having long operated a fleet of Boeing single-aisle jets, WestJet will use the super-efficient, long-range 787-9 Dreamliner to profitably serve new international routes. "To...

airBaltic to Receive Market Leader Award by ATW for the Second Year in a Row

Aviation Week Network’s Air Transport World (ATW), the leading media brand serving the information needs of the global airline and commercial air transport communities,has announced that the Latvian airline airBalticwill receive the ATW Airline Industry Achievement Awardas the&n...


Indonesian low-cost carrier Citilink’s first aircraft with Inmarsat’s GX Aviation inflight broadband

Milestone achieved only six months after contract signed with Mahata Aero Teknologi (MAT) to implement award-winning connectivity solution across the airline’s Airbus A320 fleet  Inmarsat, the world leader in global mobile satellite communications, announced today that its award-winning GX Aviation inflight broadband solution is now available to passengers onboard Indonesian low-cost...

Etihad Airways flies The World's First Flight using Fuel made in the UAE from plants grown in Saltwater by Khalifa University

Khalifa University, Etihad Airways, Boeing, ADNOC, Safran, GE and BAUER Resources celebrate a major milestone in developing acomprehensive sustainable aviation fuel value chain Research has shown that jet fuel can be produced using desert land and sea water through an innovative agricultural process. The project supports the UAE’s diversification plans and commit...

Lowest Airfare Ever of WOW air With $49 Flights To Europe

If traveling more is one of your 2019 resolutions, it's time to pack your bags.  WOW air announced its lowest airfare ever, with $49 flights from the U.S. to Europe and Iceland, turning your dream Eurotrip an accessible and affordable reality. The offer includes outbound flights from Boston (BOS), Washington DC (BWI), New York ...

Introduction of free Wi-Fi on intercontinental flights - Norwegian

Airline begins rollout of Wi-Fi connectivity on Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and 737 MAX fleet Free Wi-Fi for full duration of long-haul flights and high-speed option fast enough to stream movies Rollout of Wi-Fi to be completed on more than 50 percent of Dreamliner fleet by 2020 Norwegian is taking off the new year by upgrading the passenger experience for long-haul customers with the in...

Emirates network updates for 2019

Emirates has announced adjustments to its operational schedules in 2019 to minimise the impact of the closure of Dubai International Airport’s Southern Runway in April and May 2019, and to respond to global travel demand trends. The airline also outlined its fleet plans for the year. Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline, said: “At Emirates, we pride ourselves on being a custome...

Additional 15 Airbus A220 aircraft booked by Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines has ordered 15 additional A220 aircraft, bringing to 90 the total of the new generation, highly fuel-efficient jetliners the world’s second-largest airline has on order. The additional orders are the airline’s first for the -300 model. Delta also converted earlier A220 orders to the larger -300, bringing to 50 the number of A220-300s on order. “These additional...

Brussels Airlines moves its Moscow route from Domodedovo to Sheremetyevo

As from June 2nd, Brussels Airlines will offer flights from Brussels to Sheremetyevo International Airport near the city of Moscow instead of Domodedovo Airport. The Sheremetyevo International Airport is with its industrial implementation a prime location and among the first choice of corporate travellers. For passengers who wish to fly to Domodedovo Airport, the Lufthansa Group airlines Austrian,...

AZAL launches regular flights to Almaty

Starting from April 2, 2019, Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) will launch regular flights on the route Baku -Almaty-Baku. AZAL flights will be operated twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays by Airbus A319 Aircrafts with Economy Class, Comfort-Club and Business Class configurations.  Departures will be carried out in Terminal 1 of Heydar Aliyev International Airport.  Almaty is called...

Norwegian gets connected with Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace is helping Norwegian passengers experience free and premium Wi-Fi onboard Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and 737 MAX long-haul flights with its CabinConnect™ high speed, broadband connectivity solution. The new service, which will debut on the majority of Norwegian's transatlantic flights, enables passengers to stream video and music content, browse the web, access social medi...

New Payment Method for Air Tickets Successfully Demonstrated

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the successful completion of the first “IATA Pay” ticket purchase transaction in a live test environment. The transaction was conducted in partnership with ipagoo, a UK-based fintech company.  IATA Pay is an industry-supported initiative to develop a new payment option for consumers when purchasing a ticket directly f...

Hong Kong Airlines tops On-Time Performance in Asia Pacific; one of three most punctual airlines globally in 2018

Hong Kong Airlines has once again achieved the highest On-Time Performance (OTP) in Asia Pacific and retained its position in the top three most punctual airlines globally for 2018. The results were revealed in the latest "OAG Punctuality League 2019" report, which tracks on-time performance for airlines and airports based on data from last year. Hong Kong Airlines' 2018...

Qatar Airways Cargo Commences Transpacific Freighter Service to Guadalajara from Macau

Qatar Airways Cargo has commenced freighter services to Guadalajara, Mexico, expanding its network in the Americas region. The new destination is being served by the airline’s Boeing 777 freighter. Guadalajara has been added as a new destination on the cargo carrier’s high demand transpacific freighter route, commencing 6 January 2019. The twice-weekly freighter departs directly fro...

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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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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...