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Codeshare partnership between Emirates and LATAM Airlines Brazil on 17 Brazilian routes

This important agreement will increase choice, flexibility and ease of connection for Emirates passengers travelling to/from Brazil Emirates announced a new codeshare partnership agreement with LATAM Airlines Brazil covering domestic services in Brazil, providing greater choice and connectiv...

Saudi Arabia seals deal for SITAONAIR ATC services

SITAONAIR  is selected by Saudi Air Navigation Services to elevate the Kingdom’s air traffic management capabilities, through to 2025. SITAONAIR will deliver its country-wide, unrivaled, state-of-the-art VHF and Digital Automatic Terminal Information Service (D-ATIS) solutions for...


More flights to Moscow from Abu Dhabi with Etihad Airways

Building on the success of its current daily service between the capitals of the UAE and Russia, Etihad Airways has announced a new second daily flight between Abu Dhabi and Moscow’s Domodedovo airport, which will operate seasonally between 27 October and 10 May 2020.  The additional flight, operated by an Airbus A320, will provide more convenient travel options between the two capit...

A350 XWB operators family is growing with Fiji Airways

One more airline joins A350XWB operators family! Congratulations Fiji Airways! Fiji Airways has adopted the A350 XWB as part of its expansion plans to broaden its international network. Two A350-900s will be leased from Dubai based DAE Capital, making Fiji Airways the newest operator and DAE Capital the latest customer. With its common type rating with the A330 Family, the A350 XWB was the n...

First of 25 New Embraer E175 Aircraft delivered to ExpressJet Airlines

Congratulations ExpressJet Airlines! This week its first of 25 new Embraer E175 aircraft was delivered in a handover ceremony at the Embraer factory and delivery center in São José dos Campos, Brazil. "The delivery of our first E175 represents a significant milestone in ExpressJet's growth as an exclusive United Express carrier," said Chairman and CEO ...

AFI KLM E&M to provide maintenance solutions for Air Tahiti Nui 787 fleet support

Extending a long-standing relationship, two contracts, organizing component and engine support for the French carrier's fleet of four Boeing 787-9s were signed between AFI KLM E&M and Air Tahiti Nui .The solutions delivered by the MRO group include repairs and pool access for the Component Support aspect, shop visits, engineering and logistics support for the nine GEnx-1B po...

First JAL A350-900 rolls-out of Airbus paint shop

The first A350 XWB for Japan Airlines (JAL) has rolled out of the Airbus paint shop in Toulouse, France. The A350-900 is the first ever Airbus aircraft to be produced directly for JAL and features a special A350 red logo on the fuselage. The aircraft will now proceed to ground and flight tests, before delivery to JAL in early summer. In total JAL has ordered 31 A350 XWB aircraft, comprising...

Infare predicts a strong rise in pricing intelligence solutions and airfare data consumption

Infare is forecasting a strong rise in pricing intelligence solutions and airfare data consumption over the next few years, propelled by the NDC adoption and availability of game-changing insights and AI-based analysis.  The company’s Chief Commercial Officer, Harald Eisenaecher, will take centre stage during Arabian Travel Market (ATM) at 11:00am on the 1stMay in the Travel Tec...

First landing of Azerbaijan’s Boeing 747 freighter at Istanbul New Airport

The Boeing 747-8F aircraft of the Azerbaijani cargo airline Silk Way West Airlines became the first F-category large cargo airliner that landed at the recently opened New Istanbul Airport.  Baku-Istanbul-Baku flight was served by the Turkish “Çelebi” ground handling company, which has been providing aviation services at a high professional level for many years. ...

New Fully-Customisable Economy Experience is launched by Etihad Airways

A major Etihad Airways Economy transformation programme, starting with the cabin upgrade and refurbishment of 23 narrow-body Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft. New industry-leadingExtra-spatial Design seats, Smart-device powered high-speed wireless streaming ‘home entertainment’ experience,  enhanced and improved comp...

Norwegian first quarter results - increased revenues and reduced costs

Norwegian reported its first quarter results. The quarter was characterized by reduced costs, increased revenue and significantly improved on-time performance. The net loss was NOK 1,489 million, while the company’s unit cost excluding fuel decreased by 8 per cent during the same period. The total revenue was NOK 8 billion, up 14 per cent. Norwegian’s key priority is returning to pr...

China's Favourite International Airline for the Third Consecutive Year is Aeroflot

Aeroflot has been once again recognised as the Favourite International Airline in China. The prestigious award was given to Aeroflot for the third consecutive year at the Flyer Award Ceremony 2019. The award ceremony was held today in Shanghai, the economic capital of China.  The awards are supported by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) inflight magazine...

New Era of Cargo Management and Customer Engagement with Etihad Cargo Digital Transformation

Etihad Cargo celebrates its position as a market leader in the air cargo digitalization and innovation space six months after migrating to a new technology platform, achieving a remarkable step change in the way it runs its operations and engages with its customers. Last year, the carrier embarked on a strategy that saw the i...

First time ATR-600 operated by U.S. carrier - Silver Airways

Silver Airways Made History with First New ATR-600 Series Flight in United States, first time ATR-600 operated by U.S. carrier and first time a U.S. independent regional flying airline has taken delivery of a new aircraft in many decades! The first ATR aircraft (N400SV, serial number 1214) was christened “Mile Marker Zero” in honor of the iconic Key West landmark in a Silver Ai...

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Congratulations Japan Airlines, first A350 XWB delivered

Japan Airlines (JAL) has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB at Airbus Headquarters in Toulouse, France. The A350-900 is the first aircraft produced by Airbus for JAL. The milestone event was attende...

Aircraft data and enhance predictive maintenance capabilities - Airbus and United Airlines

United Airlines has become the latest U.S. airline to connect to Airbus’ open-data platform, Skywise, following an agreement recently signed between the airline and Airbus. United will leverage...

The inaugural transatlantic flight of La Compagnie’s first A321neo

Congratulations! The first single-aisle A321neo destined for La Compagnie, an exclusively business-class French airline operating scheduled transatlantic flights, will commence transatlantic servi...

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Congratulations Japan Airlines, first A350 XWB delivered

Japan Airlines (JAL) has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB at Airbus Headquarters in Toulouse, France. The A350-900 is the first aircraft produced by Airbus for JAL. The milestone event was attende...

Aircraft data and enhance predictive maintenance capabilities - Airbus and United Airlines

United Airlines has become the latest U.S. airline to connect to Airbus’ open-data platform, Skywise, following an agreement recently signed between the airline and Airbus. United will leverage...

Did You Know How Expensive is Flying?

By G.Ziemelis  Over the last decade, with the rise of low-cost airlines, flying became accessible to the masses - over 4.3 billion passengers were carried on scheduled flights in 2018 and the...

Etihad Airways partners with Swae to launch artificial intelligence powered crowd sourcing and engagement platform

Etihad Airways and Swae have partnered to launch iFikra, an artificial intelligence-powered platform aimed at unlocking the full potential of Etihad’s workforce by enabling every emplo...