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Silk Way Airlines expands fleet with another Boeing 747 freighter

Azerbaijan's national cargo carrier Silk Way has taken delivery of another Boeing 747-400 freighter. This is the 10th Boeing-747 aircraft, which will be operated by the Airline. With the additional aircraft the Airline will further grow its schedule network.  Over the past 10 years...

Airbus delivers first A330-900 to launch operator TAP Air Portugal

TAP Air Portugal has taken delivery of the world’s first new generation widebody A330neo and, as the launch airline, will be the first to benefit from the aircraft’s unbeatable operating economics, increased range, and Airbus’ new Airspace cabin offering passengers the best in clas...


Safety, Competitiveness, Infrastructure Key to Aviation’s Benefits in Africa

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments in Africa to maximize the positive social and economic power of aviation by working together to promote safe, sustainable and efficient air connectivity. “African aviation supports $55.8 billion of economic activity and 6.2 million jobs. To enable aviation to be an even bigger driver of prosperity across the continent, w...

Qatar Airways Clinched ‘Best Business Class’ and ‘Best Catering’ Accolades in the AirlineRatings’ Airline Excellence Awards 2019

Qatar Airways continues its winning year as its revolutionary Qsuite was named ‘Best Business Class’ in the AirlineRatings’ Airline Excellence Awards 2019. The airline’s renowned dine-on-demand in flight cuisine was also named ‘Best Catering’. The annual Airline Ratings Awards, one of Australia’s most trusted travel industry awards, acknowledges the bes...

Wizz Air Announces Further Expansion Of Budapest Network

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and Hungary's hometown airline, today announced a further expansion of capacity in its Budapest network with one new aircraft, 2 new routes from Budapest to London Gatwick and Oslo, and frequency increases on 3 popular services. Next year WIZZ is adding a total of 17 additional weekly flights to its Budapest schedule growing...

Norwegian obtains Swedish AOC

Norwegian has received an operational authorization from the Transport Agency for its Swedish AOC (Air Operators Certificate). The Swedish company Norwegian Air Sweden (NSE) will give Norwegian a stronger foothold in Europe. This morning landed Norwegian's first Swedish registered aircraft at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. The plane that flew to Arlanda directly from the Boeing factory in Seatt...

Boeing, Caribbean Airlines Announce Selection of 737 MAX

Boeing and Caribbean Airlines announced the airline has chosen to enhance and renew its single-aisle fleet with the 737 MAX 8. The carrier, which has long operated the Next-Generation 737, will take delivery of 12 MAX airplanes in the coming years.  The airline commemorated the selection of the MAX during a ceremony featuring national dignitaries, including the Prime Minister of ...

ETIHAD AIRWAYS UNVEILS SPECTACULAR FORMULA 1 LIVERY

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has unveiled a spectacular livery to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the FORMULA 1 2018 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX. The design was painted on a Boeing 787-9 at the Boeing facility in Charleston, South Carolina.  The aircraft will participate in a low-level fly-by during the Grand Prix, accompanied by the airline&...

Boeing, Jeju Air Announce Order for up to 50 737 MAX Airplanes

Boeing and Jeju Air announced the airline is ordering 40 737 MAX 8 airplanes with options for 10 additional jets. The deal, valued at up to $5.9 billion at list prices, is the largest order ever placed by a Korean low cost carrier and reflects rising demand for air travel in South Korea. "With Korea's growing commercial aviation market, we are excited to take the next st...

Qatar Airways Adds Ultra-modern A380 to Its Frankfurt Route

Qatar Airways is delighted to announce it will add the state-of-the-art Airbus A380 to one of its two daily services from Doha (DOH) to Frankfurt (FRA)  from 31 March 2019.  The move will increase the airline’s current daily capacity on the Doha to Frankfurt route by 23 per cent, as well as offer passengers the option to choose from First Class on board the A380 or its patented,...

easyJet celebrates 15% of new entrant pilots being female with its 20% by 2020 target firmly in sight

easyJet has announced that it has reached a key milestone in its ambition to attract 20% of new pilots joining the airline to be women by 2020, having achieved a new high of 15% of new entrants to the airline being female, over the past financial year. It comes at a time when only 5% of all pilots worldwide are female, according to the International Society of Women Airline Pilots. Of that...

AZAL launches regular flights to Kuwait City

Starting December 22, 2018, Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) will launch regular flights on the route Baku-Kuwait-Baku.​ AZAL flights J2 -119/J2-120 will be operated twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays by Airbus A319 Aircrafts with economy-class and comfort-club configurations. Departures will be carried out in Terminal 1 of Heydar Aliyev International Airport. It should be noted that earl...

Special airBaltic Airbus A220-300 Participates in Parade

Latvian national carrier airBalticon November 18, 2018, for the first time ever took part in the parade in honour of Latvia’s centenarywith Airbus A220-300 that is decorated in the colours of the Latvian national flag and carries the name of Latvian capital Riga. Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “It is a true honour for our airline to be a part of such a hist...

Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra Surprises Qatar Airways Passengers With Exclusive Inflight Performance

Qatar Airways passengers on board flight QR279 from Doha to St. Petersburg were treated to an exclusive surprise performance by members of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, who were travelling to Russia for a unique concert in St. Petersburg, in celebration of the Qatar-Russia 2018 Year of Culture. Members of the orchestra, equipped with trumpets, trombones, tubas and horns, delighted passenger...

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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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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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