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Emirates is to switch aircraft on Algiers route

Emirates will connect even more people and cargo with Algiers on 1st October when it switches from its Airbus A340-300 currently operating the route to a larger Boeing 777-300 aircraft. “In line with the healthy commercial demand, we are pleased to introduce our Boeing 777-300 aircraft onto...

The Airport Safety and Security Conference will occur during Dubai Airshow

Dubai Airshow has announced that the Airport Safety and Security Conference will be happening during the airshow in November. The conference, organised by Fleming Gulf, will discuss the security aspects of the airport industry and how big data and integration markets are leading to upgrades and n...


Panic Trumps Protocol in British Airways Fire in Las Vegas

Among the images to emerge from the September 8 fire that severely damaged a British Airways Boeing 777-200ER at Las Vegas’s McCarran International Airport was one of evacuated passengers walking away from the blazing aircraft, toting their carry-on luggage. And not just handbags or briefcases; several men could be seen wheeling away full-sized carry-on cases. The problems invol...

Taipei Taoyuan to Have Fourth Terminal

Taoyuan International Airport Corp is planning to build a smaller terminal prior to the construction of Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport's Terminal Three to cope with a rapid increase in the number of passengers arriving in the nation. The airport's Terminal One and Terminal Two have a combined capacity of 32 million passengers per year. However, the airport's passenge...

Dead Stowaway Found In Cargo Plane In Amsterdam

The body of a dead stowaway was found on Saturday in the landing gear of a cargo plane at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport. Border police spokesman Dennis Muller said the flight had arrived from Africa, but declined to provide more details about the origin or airline due to an ongoing investigation into the death. He also gave no details about the stowaway. The discovery came as Europe strug...

Burst Water Main Throws Melbourne Airport into Chaos

Melbourne Airport is returning to normal after a chaotic morning with a burst water main. Toilets were close to overflowing, and passengers have been denied their morning coffees. Passenger Jane Elliott said the toilets were filling up because people kept using them despite there not being any water. She said people started being turned away from them about 8:00 a.m. "I...

Silk Way Airlines to Increase Flight Frequency to Zhengzhou

Henan Airport Group Co., Ltd., the operator of Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport (CGO), Friday signed an agreement with Azerbaijan cargo airline Silk Way Airlines (ZP) to strengthen their cooperation in air transport. According to the agreement, the Baku-based carrier will increase the frequency of Zhengzhou-Baku-Hahn cargo flight to more than six flights a week from the current one flig...

Emirates increases capacity to St Petersburg

Emirates is reinforcing its commitment to Russia by upgrading the aircraft servicing the St Petersburg route to a Boeing 777-300ER, increasing capacity and offering an enhanced onboard experience. Six weekly EK175/176 flights, from Dubai to St Petersburg, will be operated with an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER from 25 October 2015, instead of an Airbus 330-200. The up-gauge will be applied to a seve...

Shell Aviation Fuels Goodwood Aerodrome as Revival Event Takes Off

Shell Aviation has announced today that it has become the sole supplier of aviation fuels at Goodwood Aerodrome. The agreement, which covers the supply of Avgas and Jet fuel, is the latest in a series of new airport entries in Europe. The new collaboration will be marked at one of the world’s most popular vintage aviation and motorsports celebrations – The Goodwood Revival, taking plac...

easyJet launches new routes for spring sale

easyJet has put its Spring schedule on sale for 2016 with a record number of flights and routes. Over 136,000 additional flights are set to take place across easyJet’s network between 21 March 2016 and 26 June 2016 providing more than 22.5 million seats.  Of these, more than 12.8 million additional seats are now on sale to and from the UK on 77,900 flights. Customers can look forward...

Jetstar to Link Wuhan with Gold Coast

Australia's low-cost carrier Jetstar Airways (JQ) will launch a nonstop flight linking the Gold Coast with central China's Wuhan city starting Sep. 29. The twice-weekly service will be operated by a wide-body B787-800 Dreamliner on Tuesdays and Saturdays, with a nine and a half hours' single trip. Jetstar will build its presence in Chinese tourism market and further exp...

Shanghai-Moscow Flight Returns Due to Medical Emergency

China Eastern Airlines (MU) flight MU591 from Shanghai to Moscow returned to Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) after reaching Mongolia's airspace today due to a passenger onboard suffered illness, according to a source familiar with the matter. The Moscow-bound aircraft is estimated to take off from Shanghai at 11:55 a.m. and its actual takeoff t...

China Names and Shames 4 Tourists over Thai Airport Incident

Chinese authorities have named and shamed four travelers over an incident at Bangkok's airport in which they vented their frustration by belting out the Chinese national anthem. The four were part of a group of Chinese tourists whose flight home had been delayed by eight hours until 3:00 a.m. When the plane arrived, they refused to board until their compensation demands were me...

EasyJet to Halt Moscow Flights on Slumping Demand

EasyJet Plc will halt flights between London and Moscow as ticket sales are hurt by the combination of a slowing Russian economy and stricter visa-approval procedures. EasyJet will suspend operations on March 21, while continuing to monitor the situation with a view to resuming the service should demand pick up, the Luton, England-based company said in a statement Friday. Europe's No. 2...

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