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Record commercial sales for Abu Dhabi Airports in H1 2015

Abu Dhabi Airports has said that it has achieved record commercial sales in the first six months of 2015, reaching AED 707.6 million, an impressive rise of 10.9% compared to the first six months of 2014. The top performing categories were F&B and Duty Free, but there was also growth across all of the company’s commercial activities, including specialty retail, hospitality, banking a...

World Routes event to discuss airport fees

The world may face a shortage of vital airport infrastructure in the next 15 years unless regulatory change sees airlines paying a fairer share of airport costs, according to Airports Council International (ACI World).   This will be the key message of Angela Gittens, director general of ACI World, when she delivers her keynote speech to aviation leaders at the 21st World Route Developm...

Turkey's Onur Air adds maiden pair of A330-200s

Onur Air (8Q, Istanbul Atatürk) has taken delivery of its first A330-200 aircraft with the arrival of TC-OCI (cn 625) and TC-OCJ (cn 632) in Turkey last week.  The former Yemenia (IY, Sana) aircraft join the Turkish operator's all-Airbus Industrie (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) fleet of four A330-300s, nine A321-200s, and ten A320-200s.

Sudan's Badr Airlines leasing an Armenian B737

Badr Airlines (J4, Khartoum) has wet-leased a B737-500 from Armenian ACMI/charter specialistTaron Avia (TRV, Erebuni) Skyliner Aviation has reported. The aircraft - EK-73775 (msn 28475) - was ferried from Amman Queen Alia to Khartoum on August 12. The Sudanese carrier's passenger fleet consists of one B737-300 and two B737-500...

Comlux America completes another ACJ320 VIP interior

Terry Spruce Comlux America has completed their 9th VIP interior completion on an Airbus ACJ320. The Airbus Corporate Jet was completed for a private customer. This is Comlux America’s 4th ACJ interior completion. ALSO READ: Comlux America completes first FANS on Challenger 601 The VIP interior of the ACJ320 features a modern interior balanced with a classic European flare....

OHS and LBAS expands co-operation

Terry Spruce OHS Aviation Services and Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services (LBAS) have signed a cooperation agreement. The companies will expand their service offerings to Bombardier business jet operators. “We now want to expand our successful co-operation in the form of joint customer acquisition abroad and rely on combined refurbishment and maintenance product packages.&rdqu...

Skyjet launches iPhone booking app

Alud Davies With the amount of private jet booking applications seeming to increase on an weekly basis, it helps if you have something that makes you stand out. But with the process in the background being almost the same between apps, finding something that differentiates yourself is become increasingly tricky. Greg Richman, president of Skyjet thinks his company has found it. Although S...