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60 A220 aircraft goes.... to Air France-KLM

The Air France–KLM Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 60 A220-300 aircraft to modernise its fleet. By acquiring the industry’s most efficient and technologically advanced single-aisle aircraft, the airline will benefit from a significant reduction in fuel burn and C...

Air France RFID technology to ensure better baggage tracking

Think about your air travel experience, now your baggage, was it always perfect? Air France and  Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport will offer new baggage tracking feature!  Air France is one of the very first airlines in the world to have decided, in collaboration with Paris Aér...


First A350-1000 delivered to British Airways

Congratulations British Airways! Its first A350-1000  delivered, making it the first operator of the larger A350-1000 in International Airlines Group (IAG). In total, BA has ordered 18 A350-1000s. Iberia, which is also part of IAG, already operates five of the smaller A350-900s. BA’s A350 XWB with its modern and comfortable Airspace cabin will usher in new levels of comfort with the...

Etihad Airways to serve London Heathrow with fourth year-round daily service

Etihad Airways is to boost its services from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow by adding a fourth year-round daily service between the two capitals, launching on 27 October 2019. The new service introduces a convenient mid-morning departure from Abu Dhabi and a late evening departure from London Heathrow and follows the introduction of additional seasonal services this summer. The airline will intro...

First Aer Lingus A321LR delivered

Ireland’s national carrier Aer Lingus has taken delivery of its first of eight A321LR aircraft, becoming the first airline in International Airlines Group (IAG) to operate the type. The aircraft on lease from Air Lease Corporation (ALC: NYSE: AL) is powered by Leap CFM engines and configured in a two class layout with 16 business and 168 economy seats. The Dublin based carrier will deploy...

Emirates Dubai Rugby Sevens A380 livery marking the flagship event’s 50th anniversary

Emirates has revealed a brand new livery dedicated to the milestone 50th staging of Dubai’s flagship sporting event, and one of the key tournaments on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens series. The new livery serves as a symbol of the airline’s commitment to the long-standing Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens and features a large scale version of male and female rugby players in...

World’s First Virtual Kitchen for In-Flight Catering Production

Amazing result of new cooperation between SATS and Dassault Systèmes - the world’s first digital twin experience. As the growth in commercial airline passenger travel continues to soar, SATS selected Dassault Systèmes as a technology partner to help identify new ways to boost efficiency and minimize food waste, for a more sustainable approach to its operations. ...

200 Million Euro Bond Issue Successfully Placed by airBaltic

Latvian airline airBaltic on July 23, 2019successfully placed a 200 million euro issue 6.75 percent 5-year bonds becoming the largest corporate bond issue originating from Latvia. The transaction was well received by the international and local investor community resulting in a final allocation to more than 100 investors from 25 countries and the demand for the securities exceeded s...

An exclusive V2500 contract between MTU Maintenance and JetBlue Airways

MTU Maintenance and JetBlue Airways signed an exclusive 13-year contract for the airline’s V2500 pre-select fleet. The contract covers maintenance, repair and overhaul for the engines from 2020 to 2033. This contract takes MTU Maintenance’s total contract wins to 4.5 billion U.S. Dollars for the first seven months of 2019. JetBlue Airways, New York’s Hometown Airline&trad...

Final Approval to Form American Airlines and Qantas Joint Business is Received

American Airlines welcomes the U.S. Department of Transportation’s final approval of a joint business agreement with Qantas. American and Qantas now have the opportunity to jointly offer more products that will better serve customers flying between the United States and Australia and New Zealand. This has been a longstanding business objective of the partnership. “We look forward to...

Austrian Airlines fleet development takes shape - Six Additional Airbus A320

Austrian Airlines will get six additional Airbus A320 starting by August 2019. Jets will gradually replace turboprops. The fleet development announced in January 2019 is taking shape now: Austrian Airlines has now secured six additional A320 aircraft. The first of these jets is scheduled for delivery in August. Within the next few days, it will already receive the red-white-red Austria...

First A330neo operator in the Asia-Pacific - Lion Air

Indonesian carrier Lion Air took the delivery of its first A330-900, becoming the first airline from the Asia-Pacific region to fly the A330neo. The aircraft is on lease from BOC Aviation and is the first of 10 A330neos set to join the airline’s fleet. The A330neo will be used by Lion Air for non-stop long-haul services from Indonesia. These include pilgrimage flights from cities suc...

Cathay Pacific acquired Hong Kong Express Airways

Cathay Pacific acquired of Hong Kong Express Airways, which is now its wholly owned subsidiary. However, HK Express will remain a stand-alone low-cost carrier to serve a niche value market segment Cathay Pacific Chief Executive Officer and HK Express Chairman Rupert Hogg said: “We are very excited to welcome HK Express into the group. We strongly believe that the acquisitio...

Korean Air Orders 20 787 Dreamliner Airplanes

Korean Air has finalized an agreement with Boeing to order 20 787 Dreamliner airplanes – including 10 each of the 787-10 and 787-9 models – valued at $6.3 billion according to list prices. Along with an agreement to lease 10 additional 787-10 jets from Air Lease Corporation, the carrier will quadruple its Dreamliner fleet as it looks to bring greater efficiency and passenger comforts t...

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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...