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Codeshare Partnership between Emirates and China Southern Airlines

Emirates’ first codeshare partnership with a Chinese carrier Agreement with China’s largest airline covers 18 routes including domestic points in China and Middle Eastern and African destinations, complementing expansive networks of both airlines Emirates and China Southern Air...

Hello, neo: First American Airlines A321neo delivered

American Airlines has taken delivery of the first of 100 A321neos on order from Airbus, powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines. The aircraft, MSN8647, departed Hamburg early Friday for the trans-Atlantic ferry flight to Pittsburgh where American’s technicians will get the A321neo ready f...


Mediterranean Islands Kos and Menorca – New airBaltic’s Routes

Latvian airline airBaltic announces the adding of two more leisure destinations to its network for the summer season of 2019. Starting in May, airBaltic will perform scheduled flights to the Mediterranean islands of Kos (Greece) and Menorca (Spain). Altogether, airBaltic will launch at least 8 new routes this year. Martin Gauss, CEOof airBaltic:“Demand for su...

10 of Qatar Airways 50 Airbus A321neo converted on Order to the Longer Range Airbus A321LR

Qatar Airways announced that it will convert 10 of its 50 Airbus A321neo on order to the Airbus A321LR (long range) variant of the A320 family. The A321LR is a type of A321neo, which has extra fuel tanks as well as a higher maximum take-off weight to give the aircraft additional range. Qatar Airways will use the A321LR to connect Doha to new growing markets where today demand is not sufficient...

Indonesian national carrier Garuda will be provided with Inmarsat GX Aviation inflight broadband

Inmarsat announced a contract to provide its award-winning GX Aviation inflight broadband solution to Indonesian national carrier Garuda, in partnership with wireless technology provider Mahata Aero Teknologi, Lufthansa Technik and Lufthansa Systems. The agreement to supply Garuda Indonesia with GX Aviation marks the extension of Mahata’s existing 10-year contract with low-cost carri...

Corendon will place Boeing 747 in its hotel garden

Mega transport will bring airplane in five days from Schiphol to Amsterdam Travel agency, airline company and hotelier Corendon will have a complete Boeing 747-400 transported from Schiphol airport to the Corendon Village Hotel in Amsterdam this February. There the plane will be placed in the hotel garden.  For this mega job Dutch specialized transport company Mammoet has been...

Beast from the East – Part Two?

Hundreds of thousands of passengers likely to be affected by flight disruption but many are unaware of flight rights Bott and Co, the UK’s leading flight delay compensation law firm, forecasts thousands of flight delays and cancellations this winter but fears many passengers are still in the fog about their rights.    According to the law firm, more than 700,000 passengers ha...

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA strengthens its balance sheet through a fully underwritten rights issue of NOK 3 billion

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (“Norwegian” or the “Company”) is strengthening its balance sheet through a fully underwritten rights issue of NOK 3 billion in order to increase its financial flexibility and create headroom to the covenants of its outstanding bonds compared with the Company’s business plan. The Company is changing its strategic focus from growth to profi...

Are Standing Airline Seats the Future of Increasing Seating Capacity?

  G. Ziemelis Since the dawn of commercial aircraft seating has been mostly unchanged. Even up until today regardless of which airline or aircraft one flies in the seats all look and feel familiar. But in the pursuit of cheaper fares and cutting costs this might soon change.  Increasing capacity, reducing comfort At the yearly Aircraft Interiors Expo, innovations in luxury in...

Tashkent is closer with Flydubai

flydubai becomes the first UAE-based airline to operate direct flights to Uzbekistan With the launch of five flights a week to Tashkent, flydubai will offer 33 weekly flights to seven points in Central Asia   The new destination will operate as a codeshare route with Emirates with a Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft  Dubai-based flydubai has announced the start of flights to Tashken...

Cathay Pacific becomes easyJet Worldwide partner

easyJet customers will be able to connect seamlessly between easyJet flights across its European network flying into London Gatwick Airport and onwards on Cathay Pacific flights, initially between London Gatwick and Hong Kong once it is live on Worldwide in the coming weeks. Worldwide by easyJet has been consistently growing in popularity. Chicago is currently the most popular longhaul des...

JAL announced The Establishment of a Business Jet Service Company

Japan Airlines (JAL) and Marubeni announced the establishment of a new business jet company to meet the expanding demand of the service in Japan. Services will include the arrangement of the charter flight, management of the privately owned aircraft and provide operational and concierge services to business jet operators and to customers flying to Japan; with a target to start the service during t...

Baku-Geneva-Baku AZAL’s flight schedule updated

Starting from February 5, AZAL's J2-5009/J2-5010flights from Baku to Geneva will be carried out twice a week according to the updated flight schedule. Starting from this date, on Tuesdays, departure from Baku will be at 07:00 in the morning, while arrival in Geneva at 09:00 local time. Return flight from Geneva will be carried out at 10:00 in the morning, arrival in Baku...

Etihad Airways to host major global cabin crew recruitment drive

Etihad Airways, the award winning national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is hosting a major recruitment drive globally, seeking individuals with outstanding hospitality experience to join the airline’s World Leading Cabin Crew.  The international recruitment days will take place in 19 different cities across Australia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa including the United Ki...

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First A330neo of Air Mauritius delivered

Air Mauritius has taken delivery of its first A330-900, on lease from ALC during a ceremony held in Toulouse. The national carrier of the Republic of Mauritius is the first A330neo operator based in t...

As Part of its Commitment to Sustainability, Etihad Airways to Operate Single-Use Plastic Free Flight on Earth Day

Etihad Airways will be the first airline in the region to operate a flight without any single-use plastics on board, in a bid to raise awareness of the effects of plastic pollution. Flight EY484...

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Norwegian first quarter results - increased revenues and reduced costs

Norwegian reported its first quarter results. The quarter was characterized by reduced costs, increased revenue and significantly improved on-time performance. The net loss was NOK 1,489 million, whil...

China's Favourite International Airline for the Third Consecutive Year is Aeroflot

Aeroflot has been once again recognised as the Favourite International Airline in China. The prestigious award was given to Aeroflot for the third consecutive year at the Flyer Award Ceremony 201...

New Era of Cargo Management and Customer Engagement with Etihad Cargo Digital Transformation

Etihad Cargo celebrates its position as a market leader in the air cargo digitalization and innovation space six months after migrating to a new technology platform, achieving...

First time ATR-600 operated by U.S. carrier - Silver Airways

Silver Airways Made History with First New ATR-600 Series Flight in United States, first time ATR-600 operated by U.S. carrier and first time a U.S. independent regional flying airline has taken...

Baku welcomes arriving Racing cars of Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Delivery of cargoes for holding Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix to the Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku started. Flights from Shanghai and Bahrain delivered racing cars and equipmen...

Expanded Emirates reach in India with SpiceJet codeshare partnership

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Emirates and SpiceJet to enter into a reciprocal codeshare agreement, which is set to open new routes and destinations for passengers tr...

easyJet expects record number of passengers for Easter getaway

easyJet will welcome 1.4 million passengers onto its flights over the Easter holidays (18 – 22 April) in what is set to be the busiest Easter getaway in the airline’s history. Numb...