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AZAL flights to Istanbul will be operated to the new Airport

Due to the closure of Ataturk Airport, starting from April 7, 2019, all AZAL flights to Istanbul will be operated to Istanbul New Airport. It should be noted, that within the summer schedule for 2019 (from March 31 to October 26), Azerbaijan Airlines will operate three flights per day on route Ba...

Inflight Shoppertainment with Air France launched by SKYdeals

New partnership for the French startup SKYdeals - Air France, launching  pilot of its technology of Inflight Shoppertainment on several lines of the medium and long-haul networks of the airline. Since January 2019, the e-commerce platform SKYdeals is available on long, medium...


Cebu Pacific Announce Expansion Plans

The Philippines’ largest carrier, Cebu Pacific, this week announced plans to expand its route network from its hubs at Clark and Cebu.  Speaking Routes Asia in Cebu, Michael Ivan Shau, Chief Operations Officer of Cebu Pacific, said that due to increasing demand for more direct and seamless connections, the carrier will launch three new domestic routes from the Clark International Air...

New Premium Economy Class by SWISS

Get ready to a new Premium Economy Class by SWISS on its long-haul aircraft fleet from spring 2021, to further strengthen its position as a premium air carrier. In a first step here, the additional travel class will be available in a 24-seat section on its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. In the medium term, the new travel product will be extended to the entire SWISS long-haul fleet. For Economy Cl...

20 additional A350-900 wide-body aircraft ordered by Lufthansa

Lufthansa Group, the biggest Airbus operator, has signed an order for 20 additional A350-900 wide-body aircraft, following a decision by the company’s supervisory board. This latest agreement brings Lufthansa Group’s total orders for the A350 XWB to 45 with 12 aircraft already in operation around the world. “The A350 meets all our expectations. The aircraft is extremely reliab...

Immediate Grounding of Boeing 737 MAX 8 Aircraft called for by FlyersRights org

FlyersRights.org has called on the FAA to ground the Boeing 737 MAX 8 Aircraft after two fatal accidents in the past five months have claimed 346 lives.  Lion Air crashed in October 2018 after pilots were unable to override an automatic control system (MCAS or Maneuvering Character Augmentation System) that was not clearly disclosed by Boeing to airlines and pilots. Although it i...

J-Air to Lower Fuel Costs And Improve Fleet Performance with GoDirect™ Flight Efficiency

J-Air selected Honeywell GoDirect Flight Efficiency analytics software to help the airline access detailed analyses of flight data to improve flight efficiency, reduce fuel consumption and ultimately drive better decisions that can increase the airline's profitability and on-time performance. "Jet fuel accounts for a significant portion of an airline's operating expenses,...

Ryanair Board Passes Resolutions To Protect The Company's EU Airline Licences Post-Brexit

Ryanair Holdings PLC (the "Company") must take steps to ensure that, in the event of a no-deal or "hard" Brexit, the Company (and therefore its subsidiary EU airlines) will remain majority EU owned and controlled. This is necessary to ensure continued compliance with the airline ownership and control requirements of EU Regulation 1008/2008. The Board of Ryanair Holdings PLC...

Vietnam Airlines moves to Sheremetyevo airport

Attention! Starting from July 2, 2019 Vietnam Airlines is moving its Moscow operations to Sheremetyevo airport!  The decision was driven by the airline’s commitment to high customer satisfaction both in the air and on the ground as Vietnam Airlines continues to invest and meet customers’ expectations throughout every aspect of the business. Sheremetyevo Internatio...

Azul Signs Non-Binding Agreement to Acquire Selected Assets of Avianca Brasil

Azul announces today that it has signed a non-binding agreement with Avianca Brasil to acquire certain assets of Avianca Brasil for the indicative purchase price of up to US$ 105 million. As provided by the Brazilian Bankruptcy and Judicial Reorganization Law, the assets will be transferred to a new entity free and clear of all debts and liabilities ("NewCo"). The proposed NewCo sol...

Etihad Airways to Introduce Boeing 787 Dreamliners to Rome And Frankfurt

​​​Attention! From 1 June 2019, Etihad Airways will introduce a new two-class Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the largest variant of the technologically advanced aircraft, on its scheduled daily morning service from Abu Dhabi to Rome, complementing the second overnight 777-300ER departure. On 1 July, the airline will in...

airBaltic to Recruit 50 Technicians in 2019

Latvian airline airBaltic continues its expansion and is looking to attract 50 technicians in 2019 for its maintenance facilities at Riga International Airport and Tallinn Airport. Andris Vaivads, SVP Technical Operations of airBaltic: “We are improving our maintenance capabilities, and plan to perform C checks on the Airbus A220-300 by the end of the year ourselv...

Africa’s first A330neo received by Air Senegal

Air Senegal has taken delivery of its first A330-900 from Airbus’ production line in Toulouse. The carrier is the first African airline to fly Airbus’ new generation widebody aircraft featuring latest technology engines, new wings with enhanced aerodynamics and a curved wingtip design, drawing best practices from the A350 XWB. Fitted with a three-class cabin comprising 32 Business c...

Boeing to Offer Biofuel for Airlines to Fly New Airplanes Home

New initiative from Boeing - Biofuel to Fly New Airplanes Home. This program is meant to further spur the use of sustainable aviation fuels. It's quite simple - airlines and operators will have the option to power their new commercial jet with biofuel for the flight home. The use of sustainable aviation fuels cuts emissions up to 80 percent and support the industry’s drive to p...

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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...