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DHL strengthens global aviation network with Cargojet partnership

DHL Express and Cargojet have entered into a new long-term strategic agreement that will further strengthen the global DHL aviation network.The five year agreement, with a renewal option for an additional two years, will see Cargojet provide ACMI, CMI, charter, and aircraft dry lease services t...

Etihad Airways unveiled Sustainability50 Airbus A350 on inaugural flight to Paris

Etihad Airways unveiled its new Airbus A350-1000, registration A6-XWB, on a special inaugural commercial flight from Abu Dhabi to Paris. The aircraft is the first A350 to be operated by a UAE airline, and the first of five A350s set to join Etihad’s fleet over the coming months.The first fligh...


flydubai launches flights to Pisa in Italy and resumes operations to Catania in Sicily

flydubai announced the start of flights to Pisa in Italy, becoming the first UAE carrier to operate this route from Dubai. The carrier will also resume its operations to Catania in Sicily growing its network in Italy to three points including Naples. Flights to Pisa International Airport (PSA) and Catania International Airport (CTA) start on 24 June with a three-times weekly service. Emira...

Strengthening leading position in Baltic market - SmartLynx Airlines

This week, Latvia oldest operating carrier SmartLynx Airlines marks its 30th anniversary. In the summer season, the airline plans to have about 60 airplanes, becoming the largest air fleet operator in the Baltic states. SmartLynx Airlines actualy operates 33 airplanes, in April three more will be delivered, and the other 22 will be delivered gradually by the end of th...

FedEx plans to test autonomous drone cargo delivery with Elroy Air

FedEx Express is teaming up with California Bay Area-based Elroy Air. As a first of its kind agreement in the U.S., FedEx Express will develop plans to test Elroy Air’s Chaparral autonomous air cargo system within the company’s middle-mile logistics operations, moving shipments between sortation locations. This is the latest initiative from FedEx in its effort to explore and adopt...

Paradise found - Alaska Airlines & Air Tahiti Nui new partnership

With more of us ready to venture out once again to incredible international locations, Alaska Airlines announced today that Air Tahiti Nui is our newest global airline partner – opening a world of adventure, fun and relaxation in the islands of Tahiti. Beginning Oct. 4, Air Tahiti Nui will begin new nonstop service between our hometown airport in Seattle and Papeete, the ca...

30th anniversary of cooperation - Riga Airport & Finnair

30 March 2022, marks 30 years since the Finnish airline Finnair resumed regular flights from Riga to Helsinki. The first resumed flight to Riga in 1992 was opened by the then Speaker of the Finnish Parliament; the airline's management was also on board, and among the passengers was also a man who had flown on the last Finnish aircraft from Riga to Helsinki back in 1940.  &ldq...

SAS passengers relax in Vantage comfort

Thompson Aero Seating is proud that its Vantage seats are now providing passengers with luxury and comfort on SAS’s new A321 LR aircraft.  In its mission to give the most enjoyable flight experience, SAS has introduced the much-celebrated Vantage full-flat bed seats, which offer a 76” bed length from just a 44” pitch, meaning greater passenger comfort with no loss of cabin d...

flynas Board approves increasing new orders up to 250 aircraft to become the largest low-cost airline in MENA

The Board of Directors of flynas, the Saudi air carrier and the leading low-cost airline in the Middle East, ratified the company's strategic plan and approved raising the volume of its orders to 250 aircraft. After reviewing the financial results for the year 2021, the Board praised the company's remarkable success in quickly recovering from the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic...

British Airways to power a number of flights with Sustainable Aviation Fuel, marking the delivery of its first supply from Phillips 66 Limited

British Airways has taken delivery of the first batch of sustainable aviation fuel produced by Phillips 66 Limited, making it the first airline in the world to start using SAF produced on a commercial scale in the UK. The Phillips 66 Humber Refinery near Immingham is producing thousands of tonnes of SAF that will now help power a number of British Airways flights. The SAF is produced from sus...

Cathay Pacific relaunches its Cadet Pilot programme in collaboration with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Cathay Pacific is relaunching its Cadet Pilot training programme in a new collaboration with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) that aims to further enhance Hong Kong’s reputation as a leading centre for aviation training in Asia. Despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, Cathay Pacific is confident in the development and long-term future of Hong Kong as a premier aviati...

JetBlue & Qatar Airways plans to expand existing global partnership

JetBlue intends to expand the depth and breadth of its existing partnership with Qatar Airways to offer customers even more benefits when booking travel to and from international destinations on the global partner airline. This will include more codesharing in additional markets in the coming months, enhanced benefits for JetBlue TrueBlue and Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club loyalty member...

Bigger than Texas - flying Kangaroo doubles down on flights from Melbourne to the US

Melbourne post-COVID tourism recovery is set to accelerate with Qantas launching a new direct route from Dallas Fort Worth and significantly increasing flights from Los Angeles. From 2 December 2022, the national carrier will operate four weekly return flights between Melbourne and major US hub, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), with its Boeing 787 Dreamliners. These are the...

India flybig to acquire up to ten De Havilland Canada Twin Otter series 400 aircraft

Big Charter Private Limited has signed a Letter of Intent to purchase up to ten new De Havilland Canada Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft for operation by its promoted airline, flybig. The companies will work towards a definitive purchase agreement that would include five firm-ordered aircraft and options for another five.  "In conjunction with the UDAN initiative, the Indian Govern...

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