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Air China Offers 0 Yuan Tickets to Lure Travellers

Air China announced to offer 200 discounted tickets as low as 0 yuan during September 21-25, covering 10 destinations abroad. Kuala Lumpur and Montreal-bound tickets will be offered from September 21. Colombo and Paris-bound tickets will be provided from September 22. Bangkok and Johannesburg-bound tickets can be booked from September 23. Hakodate and Okinawa-bound tickets booking...

Passengers Can Watch Live TV on China Flights

Passengers on China's flights can now watch live TV programs as a domestically-developed satellite TV system has come into service, the country's flag carrier Air China said on Sunday. After multiple successful testings with satisfactory user experience, the system has passed technical appraisal. The system enabled passengers on a flight from Beijing to the southern coastal resort ci...

Shenzhen-Moscow Flight Diverted for Medical Emergency

A flight from Shenzhen to Moscow diverted to Yekaterinburg Koltsovo Airport (SVX) due to a medical emergency on September 19, Russia's famous media Komsomolskaya Pravda reported yesterday. A 39-year-old male passenger from China onboard suffered acute pains from heart area and lost consciousness. Flight crew immediately contacted with the ground staff and decided to divert to Yeka...

Cebu Pacific listed as one of airlines with best-looking crew

Philippine low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific was included in Asia361.com’s listing of airlines with the best-looking flight crew. The random list of 11 Asian and two European air conveyances placed Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Airlines at the top for receiving the most number of votes in a casual poll. Asia 361  is a Singapore-based online lifestyle publication targeting Asian trendse...

Air India engineers threaten to drag management to court

NEW DELHI: A section of Air India Engineers have threatened to take the airline management to court if it does not reverse its decision to absorb 50 odd Air India Express (AIE) engineers into subsidiary AIESL on the ground that the move would adversely impact their carreer prospects.  Air India Engineering Services Ltd (AIESL) currently has 900 aircraft maintenance engineers (AME) with 500...

Thomson Airways flight TOM 6555 makes an emergency landing at Cardiff

Passengers were told by the pilot "this is not a drill" as the Thomson Airlines flight's landing flaps failed just as it was about to land at Cardiff Airport in the early hours of yesterday morning. People were crying and one woman even fainted as passengers were told to take the brace position, pregnant woman were moved from their seats and those sitting in emergency exit seats w...

Garmin D2 Bravo Steps Up Garmin’s Watch Game

Less than two years after releasing its first pilot watch, the D2, Garmin has stepped up its commitment to the pilot community with the more capable D2 Bravo. The original D2 retails for $449 and has a 70 x 70-pixel monochrome, negative-mode LCD and 20 megabytes of memory. The $699 D2 Bravo is a much better looking wristwatch, with a transflective &l...

The Icon A5 Is the Closest Thing to a Flying Car You Can Buy Today

It’s a $250,000 amphibious plane you can fold up and store in your garage. This past Tuesday a plane went down in New York’s Hudson River. The cops were called. Firefighters and emergency medical technicians arrived on the scene. But instead of a frantic group of passengers floating in a downed Airbus A320, like 2009’s Sully Sullenberger “Miracle on the Hudson&rdqu...

Supersonic Concorde may fly again by 2019

Club Concorde, a group of ambitious enthusiasts comprising former Concorde pilots, charterers and frequent fliers, is set to bring back the retired passenger jet which was decommissioned in 2003. Operated by the British Airways and Air France, Concorde flew for the last time on October 24 2003. While British Airways and Air France have no plans to resume Concorde flights, Club Concorde hope to...

Two young men work to preserve artifacts at N.C. Aviation Museum

A pair of fellows who were not born until some 50 years after World War II ended have set their sights on preserving memorabilia from that war — and other military and aviation artifacts — at the N.C. Aviation Museum. The museum began as the Foundation for Aircraft Preservation, created by Asheboro businessmen Jim Peddycord and Craig Branson in 1996. Peddycord and his son, Rick, die...

St. Augustine pilot makes U.S. general aviation flight into Cuba

Local pilot Galin Hernandez made a bucket-list flight when he, his wife and two friends flew from the United States into Cuba over Labor Day weekend. It was the fourth time a general aviation flight from the U.S. was allowed to land in Cuba, something that would have been impossible before this year. “When President (Barack) Obama met with Cuban President Raul Castro on April 11, we kn...

Not Fair to Charge Extra for Cosy Seats on Flights

One after another domestic airline has started charging extra fees (up to 100 yuan or US$15.70) for passengers that decide to choose their preferred seats. Comments: Seat selection charges have been better accepted on international routes, because the longer the duration of a flight, the more a passenger wants to get a relatively comfortable seat. Most flights on domestic routes usually take tw...

Passengers bid for upgrades on Virgin America’s Vegas flights

Virgin America last week introduced a new upgrade option for its passengers. Marketed as “Bid. Boost. Fly Large”, a traveler can log in to an app – dubbed SeatBoost – and bid for upgrades on flights from San Francisco to Las Vegas or any flight departing Las Vegas. With SeatBoost, passengers participate in a live auction for the remaining first c...

Women in aviation take Hamburg by storm

There’s a quiet revolution going on in Hamburg, where women in aviation are grouping together to showcase their achievements, inspiring the next generation of young people, and networking within their industry. The group is called Hamburg Aviation WoMen, and its recent exhibition is the hottest ticket in town. “Women Boosting Aviation”, it’s called, and following it...

AIR FRANCE KLM MARTINAIR Cargo and China Southern Cargo enter into a strategic network partnership

AIR FRANCE KLM MARTINAIR Cargo and China Southern Cargo signed a cargo domain agreement. This new partnership will give customers access to an extensive cargo network in the Asia Pacific region – where China Southern Cargo occupies a strategic position – and in Europe, Africa and the Trans-Atlantic regions, where AIR FRANCE KLM MARTINAIR Car...

Sydney Airport passenger numbers up in August

Sydney Airport has reported a 1.7 per cent increase in passenger numbers for August, led by healthy growth in international travellers. The airport handled 3.256 million passengers in August, up 54,000 from the prior corresponding period, Sydney Airport said on Friday. The number of international travellers rose 3.4 per cent to 1.106 million, while domestic passengers were up 0.8 per cent at...

China Eastern Flight Lands at Shenzhen Airport After Declaring Emergency

A China Eastern Airlines (MU) flight has landed at Shenzhen Bao'ao International Airport (SZX) on Sunday afternoon after declaring an emergency. Flight MU5759 was en route from Kunming to Shenzhen when the pilot is said to squawk 7700, a transponder code defined as emergency, according to Flightradar24. The flight was operated by China Eastern Yunnan Airlines using a...

Malta Int'l Airshow to Kick Off Next Week

The 23rd edition of the Malta International Airshow, organized by the Malta Aviation Society, is to be held on Sep. 26 and 27. A total of 12 countries, including Swiss and Polish aerobatic teams and Royal Navy's Black Cats, together with NATO, will be represented at this year's airshow. The Armed Forces of Malta's newest AW139 and the King Air B200 MPA will also make it's fir...

Helitech Organizers Expect Busy Show in London

The organizers of Helitech International, scheduled to take place at London’s Excel exhibition center from October 6 to 8, are expecting the show will draw as many exhibitors and visitors as in 2013, the last time it was held in London. Two years ago, before it made a continental incursion into Amsterdam last year, the event attracted a record 220 exhibitors and 5,600 visitors. This year for...

FAA proposes $735,000 fine for Cleveland Airport’s lack of snow and ice removal

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed civil penalties totaling $735,000 against the City of Cleveland for failing to meet FAA requirements for maintaining a safe airport during winter weather. The FAA alleges that over a 15-month period ending in March 2015, managers at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport failed on numerous occasions to keep the airport’s runways...

China Eastern Takes Delivery of Its 50th A330

Airbus and China Eastern Airlines (MU) celebrated Friday the delivery of the airline's 50th A330 aircraft in Toulouse, France, marking a new milestone in the airline's fleet modernization. The 50th A330 aircraft, an A330-200 powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines, features a two class configuration with 233 seats, including 202 economy class seats and 30 lie flat b...