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Now, where was the turbulence?

A good flight is the one that is on time and has not been whipped around by turbulence. Here Swedish AVTECH comes into the picture with its advanced technology to predict invisible turbulence and bad weather. It’s the only weather service on the market based on the high definition weather data...

Norwegian reports strong passenger growth in November

Norwegian reported strong passenger growth as it carried almost 2.9 million passengers in November, an increase of 14 percent compared to the same month previous year.  Norwegian carried2,877,549 passengers in November, an increase of 357,329 passengers (14 percent) compared to the same...


New Direct Business-Class flight between NEW YORK and NICE by LA COMPAGNIE

Boutique airline expands service with seasonal flights between New York and Nice beginning May 2019 Four years after launching as an exclusively business-class boutique airline with unbeatable fares between New York and Paris, La Compagnie has announced the launch of a new seasonal route between New York and Nice with the first direct flight scheduled for Sunday, May 5, 2019. Tra...

Buta Airways replenished its fleet with another Embraer E-190

Azerbaijan's low-cost airline Buta Airways received another new Embraer E-190, which was delivered to the airline’s fleet directly from the manufacturer in Brazil. It is the eighth in the low-cost airline’s fleet and will allow add more flights to the most popular destinations in the airline’s flight schedule. “Adding new aircraft to the fleet will further expand...

First Embraer E190-E2 For Air Astana Arrives In Kazakhstan

The first new generation Embraer E190-E2 for Air Astana arrived at Nursultan Nazarbayev International airport in Astana yesterday, following ferry flights from the manufacturer’s factory in São José dos Campos, Brazil. This is the first of five Embraer E190-E2 aircraft scheduled to be delivered to Air Astana following an order originally placed in August 2017. Air Astana curren...

Ryanair Launches New Pilot Training Programme With Sky4U ATO

Ryanair announced a major new training partnership with ATO SKY4u to deliver a Ryanair Airline Pilot Standard (APS MCC) programme in Berlin and Vienna. The partnership will ensure Ryanair continues to attract highly trained professional pilots to support its continued growth across Europe. This new EASA approved enhanced MCC programme gives trainee pilots a structured path to achieve an ex...

Infare launches next-generation Pricing Intelligence Tool

Infare, the global market leader in pricing intelligence, is today launching Pharos, the next-generation business intelligence tool for airlines. Pharos delivers total market insight of competitive airfares, from real-time snapshots to classic demand curve analysis. The cloud-based intelligence solution lets airlines harness the full power of Infare’s fare data – the most compr...

airBaltic Receives 14th Airbus A220-300, Completes Deliveries for 2018

Latvian airline airBaltic on December 1, 2018 in Rigawelcomed the last Airbus A220-300jet for the year, registered as YL-CSM. Currently airBaltic has a total of 14 Airbus A220-300aircraft on its fleet. Thus far,airBaltic has carried over 1 850 000 passengers on the Airbus A220-300aircraft with every third airBalticpassenger f...

DIOR and Qatar Duty Free Launch World Exclusive DIOR LES PARFUMS Podium at Hamad International Airport

Inspired by the love of perfume, Qatar Duty Free (QDF) and Parfums Christian Dior have launched a Dior Les Parfums Podium at Hamad International Airport (HIA), designed as a tribute to fragrance creation. The podium invites customers to enjoy an immersive and multisensorial experience, introducing them to Dior places of inspiration, creation & expertise. The launch of the podium was commemo...

Boeing Delivers Fiji Airways' First 737 MAX Airplane

Carrier begins modernization of single-aisle airplane fleet with the first of five 737 MAXs Fiji Airways will be first airline in the Pacific Islands to fly the more fuel-efficient 737 Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered the first 737 MAX for Fiji Airways, which plans to use the fuel-efficient, longer-range version of the popular 737 jet to expand and modernize its single-aisle fleet. "We ar...

First non-stop air service between New Zealand and Chicago takes flight

Air New Zealand’s inaugural flight NZ26 between Auckland and Chicago departed around 5pm 30.11.18. and is scheduled to land at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport around 1.00pm local time. With a flight time of approximately 15 hours northbound and just over 16 hours southbound, the flight is Air New Zealand’s longest, taking over from Auckland-Houston which ha...

China Eastern Airlines takes delivery of its first Airbus A350-900

China Eastern Airlines has taken delivery of its first A350-900 in Toulouse, becoming the latest operator of this efficient twin-engine widebody aircraft. The Shanghai-based carrier now operates an Airbus fleet of 356 aircraft, including 306 A320 Family aircraft and 50 A330 Family aircraft (figures at the end of October 2018). China Eastern is the largest Airbus operator in Asia and second largest...

CDB Aviation and Evelop Airlines Sign Lease Agreement for One A330-300 Aircraft

CDB Aviation announced that the company entered into a lease agreement with Palma de Mallorca-based Evelop Airlines (“Evelop”), covering one Airbus A330-300 aircraft.  “We are pleased to welcome our new customer, Evelop Airlines, to CDB Aviation’s rapidly expanding European customer base,” said CDB Aviation Chief Commercial Officer Patrick Hannigan. &ldqu...

Airlines go high tech: personal layouts of air travel in Asia

Almost every sector of global commerce is acquiring a more personalized focus and aviation industry is no exception. Gaining data about existing customer preferences to offer more tailor-made options is one of the top items on commercial aviation agenda now. Here, Asian aviation market is actively exploring the opportunities offered by personalization.  Individually recommended services, l...

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2018 Airline Safety Performance released by IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for the 2018 safety performance of the commercial airline industry showing continuing safety improvements over the long term, but an in...

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Rolls-Royce welcomes Emirates agreement

An order for Trent 7000 engines was secured BY Rolls-Royce to power 40 Airbus A330neo aircraft from Emirates. The order includes Rolls-Royce’s flagship TotalCare® long term service...

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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2018 Airline Safety Performance released by IATA

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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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Emirates Expo 2020 themed livery aircraft model collection takes off

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...