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First AirAsia A330neo delivered

Congratulations AirAsia! Its first A330neo aircraft is delivered! , The aircraftto  be operated by its long-haul affiliate AirAsia X Thailand. The aircraft was delivered via lessor Avolon and is the first of two A330neos set to join the airline’s fleet by the end of the year....

Special Lithuanian Airbus A220-300 Livery from airBaltic

Due to the growing demand of airBaltic services in Lithuania airBaltichas created a special livery of its Airbus A220-300aircraft dedicated to Lithuania. NowairBaltic’s Airbus A220-300aircraft registered as YL-CSK is carrying the colours of the Lithuanian flag and the name...


American Airlines announces new direct service between Prague and Chicago

Václav Havel Airport Prague will have another direct connection with the United States of America starting with the 2020 summer flight schedule. American Airlines announced the launch of new seasonal service between Prague and Chicago. The airline will operate the route with modern Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft.  “I am delighted that we are continuing to successful...

Etihad Airways to fly 787 Dreamliners to Jakarta and Maldives

Etihad Airways will introduce the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on its flights from Abu Dhabi to Jakarta, Indonesia, and will upgrade its daily morning service to Male, Maldives, to the wide-body aircraft on a seasonal basis. The airline’s two daily scheduled services from Abu Dhabi to the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, will...

Ural Airlines Receives First of Three A320neo Aircraft from CDB Aviation

CDB Aviation announced the delivery of an Airbus A320neo aircraft to its new customer in Russia, Yekaterinburg-based Ural Airlines.  The aircraft is part of the lease agreement for a fleet of three A320neos, with two further jets slated for arrival through the end of 2019. The delivery also marks the introduction of the first CFM International LEAP-1А-powered A320neo to be operat...

We are Siberia. S7 Airlines returns to its old name to preserve Siberian forests.

S7 Airlines, Russia’s largest private airline, is temporarily returning its historical name, Siberia Airlines, and is launching an initiative to make up for the loss of forests inflicted by the wildfires in Siberia. The forest fires in the Siberian region have already spread over more than 3 million hectares (11,500 square miles). We&...

Push for change - Finnair flies its first biofuel flights from San Francisco to Helsinki

Finnair announced that it will fly the first biofuel flights backed by its “Push for change” carbon decreasing initiative this week. On both August 5th and 7th, the Finnair flight departing San Francisco Airport bound for Helsinki, Finland, will be flown with a biofuel mix of 12 percent, reducing the total C02 emissions for the two flights by approximately 32 tons. “The lau...

First two ATR 72-600s for Angola Bestfly signed

Nuno Pereira, CEO and Founder of Bestfly, the Angola-based aviation services company, signed for the company’s first two ATR 72-600 regional aircraft at a ceremony held at Toulouse Francazal Airport, France, at ATR headquarters, on Friday 2nd August. The twin-engine, turbo-prop regional airliners, which have been leased from ACIA Aero Capital group, represent a first of this t...

New SWISS services to Osaka and Washington, D.C.

SWISS is to modify and expand its services in view of the coming delivery of two further Boeing 777-300ER aircraft which were purchased in 2018. Osaka (Japan) and Washington, D.C. (USA) will be added to the SWISS long-haul network, with non-stop service by Airbus A330/A340 aircraft, from March 2020. The Japanese capital of Tokyo will receive daily Boeing 777-300ER service from February 2020....

Etihad Guest and Booking.com form rewards partnership

Etihad Guest, the award-winning loyalty programme of Etihad Airways, has signed a frequent flyer programme agreement with Booking.com, one of the world’s leading digital travel platforms, which enables Etihad Guest customers to earn Etihad Guest Miles when booking accommodation through Booking.com on a special co-branded version of the website.  Depending on the accommodation booked,...

Emirates Skywards rolls out new partnership and special offers this summer

Members of Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, can use travel and shopping spends from their summer holiday this year to earn more Skywards Miles that can get them closer to their next dream getaway. Miles earned through Emirates Skywards special offers can be redeemed for flights on Emirates, flydubai and other partner airlines or can be used to acc...

Evaluation of Caribbean airlift dilemmas and possible solutions requested

The Chairman of the SER (Social Economic Council) of St.Maarten, ir. Damien Richardson is taking the private initiative to request that CESALC (The Economic and Social Councils Network for Latin America and the Caribbean) evaluates the nature of airlift in the Caribbean and propose relevant scenarios, policies, and regulations that can help with the fluidity of movement of people regionally and in...

Headspace and Virgin Atlantic Aids Passengers, Pilots, Crew and Staff In Managing Jet Lag and Travel Stress

Travel, stress and jet lag... Sounds familiar? Doesn't matter if you are a passenger or crew member. This is something important and companies are still looking for best solutions in order to minimize the impact of these factors. Headspace and Virgin Atlantic announced the launch of Sleep by Headspace offered on-board to the airline’s passengers, pilots, crew and staff as th...

Air Seychelles gets Africa’s First A320neo from CDB Aviation

CDB Aviation delivered Airbus A320neo to Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles.  While being the first A320neo family aircraft type to be delivered to an African airline, the aircraft is also the first unit equipped with CFM’s new generation LEAP-1A engines to be operated on the continent.   “We congratulate the Air Seychelles team...

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Touch down of Qantas record-breaking New York to Sydney flight

The first non-stop commercial airline flight from New York to Sydney has landed after 19 hours 16 minutes in the air. A total of 49 passengers and crew were on the flight, which was used to run a s...

Qantas first Project Sunrise New York to Sydney non-stop research flight

Qantas Flight 7879, with 50 passengers and crew on board, will depart New York’s John F Kennedy Airport at 9pm New York as the first commercial airline to fly non-stop between New York and Sydne...

A digital alliance to develop new predictive maintenance cross-fleet solutions

Airbus and Delta Air Lines are forming a digital alliance to develop new predictive maintenance and health-monitoring solutions for airline customers worldwide from 2020. To be accessed via a unified...

Business traveller flight compensation - do you know your rights?

Flying became more than a frequent way to travel. It's like taking a bus, or taking your car. Of course, we all hope every travel will be just the most positive possible one. BUT... Do you know yo...

Cairo joins the Emirates A380 network

Emirates will introduce a regular scheduled commercial A380 service to the Egyptian capital starting from 27 October 2019, four times a week. The only airline to operate a scheduled A380 service to Ca...

A Join venture cooperation: Air France, KLM, China Eastern and Virgin Atlantic

Air France, KLM, China Eastern and Virgin Atlantic today signed a MOU concerning the extension of the existing joint venture between Air France, KLM and China Eastern with the addition of Virgin Atlan...