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Expanded Emirates reach in India with SpiceJet codeshare partnership

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Emirates and SpiceJet to enter into a reciprocal codeshare agreement, which is set to open new routes and destinations for passengers travelling between India and popular destinations across Africa, America, Europe and the Middle East....

Best Low-Cost Carrier in Europe at 2019 APEX Passenger Choice Awards™ goes to Norwegian

The APEX Passenger Choice Awards is one of the highest accolades in the industry as winners are directly voted by passengers on all aspects of the flight experience, ranging from seat comfort, cabin service, food and beverage, entertainment to Wi-Fi. So who is the winner of the ‘Best Low-...


Rolls-Royce Virtual Reality Training Tool global launch with Qatar Airways

The first in the industry! Qatar Airways engineers will receive Virtual Reality training for Rolls-Royce Trent XWB Engine Maintenance! Qatar Airways became the global launch partner of Rolls-Royce’s new Virtual Reality training tool. Qatar Airways is the first airline to trial the ground-breaking new technology as part of its engineering training plan. The new tool i...

easyJet expects record number of passengers for Easter getaway

easyJet will welcome 1.4 million passengers onto its flights over the Easter holidays (18 – 22 April) in what is set to be the busiest Easter getaway in the airline’s history. Numbers will peak on Good Friday when more than 280,000 passengers are expected to fly on 1,885 flights across the network, with customers travelling early to avoid the last minute Easter weeken...

First A330neo of Air Mauritius delivered

Air Mauritius has taken delivery of its first A330-900, on lease from ALC during a ceremony held in Toulouse. The national carrier of the Republic of Mauritius is the first A330neo operator based in the southern hemisphere, and the first airline in the world to operate a combination of both the A330neo and A350 XWB. Benefiting from the A330neo’s unbeatable operating economics and award-wi...

Manta Air chooses safe start with GMA ATR

New domestic carrier of the Republic of Maldives, Manta Air, has signed a Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA) with ATR. This five-year contract covers the Maldivian airline’s full fleet for the repair and overhaul of easily replaceable components (Line Replaceable Units), propeller maintenance and an on-site leased stock of spare parts. This long-term agreement also includes on-si...

First CRJ900 Aircraft delivered to Uganda Airlines

The first two of four CRJ900 aircraft ordered by Uganda National Airlines Company in July 2018 is delivered. The new airline has selected Bombardier and the CRJ900 regional jets fitted with the ATMOSPHÈRE cabin for its upcoming debut, making it the first operator in Africa with this enhanced cabin experience. The CRJ900 delivery ceremony held today at Bombardier’s Mirabel, Qu&eacut...

Additional 35 MC-21 aircraft for Aeroflot will be equipped with Russian PD-14 engines

The 35 MC-21 Russian passenger jets, Aeroflot air carrier plans to lease in addition to 50 MC-21 jets it ordered earlier, will be equipped with the Russian PD-14 engines, Deputy Industry and Trade Minister Oleg Bocharov told journalists. This reported by TASS. "We are still working on all this (contract with Aeroflot - TASS.) These are 35 jets with PD-14 engines," he said. On Tuesd...

As Part of its Commitment to Sustainability, Etihad Airways to Operate Single-Use Plastic Free Flight on Earth Day

Etihad Airways will be the first airline in the region to operate a flight without any single-use plastics on board, in a bid to raise awareness of the effects of plastic pollution. Flight EY484 will depart Abu Dhabi on 21 April, landing in Brisbane on 22 April – Earth Day.   H.H. Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport sa...

Significant fleet renewal milestones for Emirates

Emirates are doing everythng possible to offer its customers an unparalleled onboard experience and maintain the highest standards of safety and efficiency with a modern all wide-body aircraft fleet. Reconfiguration of Boeing 777-200LR fleet In April 2019, the airline completed the reconfiguration of its last Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. Emirates invested USD $150 million in...

Azerbaijan through the eyes of a falcon

Azerbaijan's national air carrier presents new destinations to Saudi Arabia in Riyadh Azerbaijan’s national air carrier held a presentation in Riyadh entitled “Azerbaijan through the eyes of a falcon”, at which new routes of Azerbaijan Airlines to a number of cities in Saudi Arabia were presented. The event was attended by a delegation of AZAL, headed by Vice-President...

GX Aviation inflight broadband solution will ensure TOP quality service for Virgin Atlantic passengers

Virgin Atlantic’s brand new Airbus A350-1000 aircraft will offer passengers GX Aviation inflight broadband solution ! It allows passengers to seamlessly browse the internet, check social media, instant message and more, with speeds on par with mobile broadband on the ground. Virgin Atlantic is scheduled to receive 12 Airbus A350-1000s over the next three years, with GX...

Total Support Program for new E195-E2 fleet signed between Embraer and Spain’s Binter

Embraer and Binter, from Spain, have signed a multiyear Total Support Program (TSP) agreement to support the airline’s new E195-E2 fleet, Embraer’s second generation of E-Jets. Embraer made the announcement on Wednesday during MRO Americas, one of the world's leading aeronautical maintenance events. The Total Support Program, dedicated to E2 customers, is a new product offered...

Amazing - Free two-night getaway in Abu Dhabi with Etihad Airways

This is an invitation impossible to decline! Free two-night getaway in Abu Dhabi! Interested? Than read carefully every detail!  Etihad Airways is inviting travellers flying through Abu Dhabi to enjoy a free stopover in the capital of the UAE, as part of a landmark global promotion launching today. Abu Dhabi is a vibrant and diverse city offering...

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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...