Finnair to Launch a New Service to Los Angeles

Finnair A350Continuing with its growth strategy, Finnair today announced it will begin flying to Los Angeles, California, as of next spring. Finnair will fly three weekly frequencies to LAX airport as of March 31, 2019. In addition, the new route to Los Angeles will be Finnair’s first US route to be regularly operated with the new […]

Ryanair Launches Partnership With Air Malta

LONDON – Irish ultra-low-cost carrier Ryanair has announced a new partnership with Air Malta, which will grant the Maltese carrier access to Ryanair’s 139 million customers per year. From August

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Eurowings launches partnership with mytaxi in 100 European cities

Eurowings launches new partnership with mytaxi mytaxi can now be booked directly via the Eurowings app Book taxis straight to the flight in 100 European cities For the launch, all customers subscribed to the Eurowings newsletter will receive a five-euro voucher for their next mytaxi trip Book a taxi straight to the airport for a […]

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Primera Air to link Brussels with Boston, Newark and Washington by Boeing 737 MAX 9 in Spring 2019

Danish low-cost carrier Primera Air is growing its American network. Its latest European destination from the U.S. will be Brussels, with non-stop flights offered from Boston Logan, Newark Liberty and Washington Dulles. Flights will start in spring 2019 and go on sale immediately. The carrier will fly its three new Brussels routes with new Boeing 737 […]

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Air Algérie launches twice-weekly flights to Brussels South Charleroi next Winter

After long weeks of discussions, Air Algérie has decided to launch a twice-weekly Algiers Houari Boumedienne (ALG) – Brussels South Charleroi (CRL) service from next winter season starting on 28 October 2018. The flights will be operated by Boeing 737-600 aircraft, according to the following schedule: AH2066 ALG-CRL -2—-7 16:30-19:10 736 AH2067 CRL-ALG -2—-7 20:10-22:55 736 Air […]

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Internet on planes could be next money-spinner for airlines

  1. Internet on planes could be next money-spinner for airlines  The Star Online
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Southwest Airlines to increase early boarding fee on some flights

  1. Southwest Airlines to increase early boarding fee on some flights  USA TODAY
  2. Southwest CEO: 'Let me be very blunt,' no assigned seats  USA TODAY
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Airline touts passenger wellness as it launches world’s longest flight

  1. Airline touts passenger wellness as it launches world's longest flight  CTV News
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American Airlines Lets Economy Passengers Reserve Food In Advance

  1. American Airlines Lets Economy Passengers Reserve Food In Advance  PSFK
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North Korea Agrees To ICAO Aviation Checks

LONDON — Japanese media state that North Korean leadership has agreed to allow experts from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to conduct checks on commercial aviation operations. These alleged inspections could

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Old aircraft bomb found at Brussels Airport

Brussels Airport has announced today (Monday 20 August 2018) that an old aircraft bomb was found during construction works on apron 9 (cargo zone). It’s not the first time that old, unexploded ordnance was found at the airport. Just few months ago, another old bomb was discovered at the airport during construction works on apron 3 […]

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Shenzhen Airlines Launching First Flight to Europe

Shenzhen Airlines is planning to enter the long-haul market by launching a route from its hub in Shenzhen, China to London’s Heathrow Airport in late October. The new route will be operated by Shenzhen Airlines’

SA Express to restart operations on Thursday.

SA Express has confirmed it will be resuming its flying operations from this Thursday, 23rd August 2018, following recent news that both the airline’s Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) and Aircraft Maintenance Organisation (AMO) licenses by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) had been reinstated.

The South African regional airline has also already received Certificates of Airworthiness for most of its 11 aircraft from SACAA, with the remaining fleet expected to be given the green light in the next few days.
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First A320neo arrives for Gulf Air

The Arabian Gulf region has a new exotic mechanical bird in its skies from today as the flag carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Gulf Air took delivery of its first A320neo today. 

CFM LEAP-1A engines power the technologically advanced passenger jet which made its maiden journey from Toulouse to Bahrain, landing at the Bahrain International Airport at 16:00 local time.

The aircraft is the first of the 29 A320neo Family of aircraft ordered during the 2016 Bahrain International Airshow and makes Gulf Air the first Middle Eastern national carrier to fly the A320neo.

There are 28 other Airbus aircraft in the Gulf Air fleet and the latest addition will blend in perfectly with the current operations, thanks to Airbus’ overall fleet commonality. Gulf Air will also benefit from low operating costs, optimum fuel efficiency and seamless, best-in-class passenger comfort of any single aisle aircraft.



CAA reports decline in airline passenger satisfaction

  1. CAA reports decline in airline passenger satisfaction  Travel Weekly UK
  2. UK airline pax less satisfied, despite better search and booking processes  Tnooz
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London-Gatwick IT Meltdown: Whiteboards Used For Flight Display Information

LONDON – A massive IT outage from provider Vodafone shut down all flight information display boards in London-Gatwick Airport’s (LGW) North and South terminals. Staff at LGW had to think

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Ethiopian Airlines, Zambia to relaunch national airline at cost of $30 million

  1. Ethiopian Airlines, Zambia to relaunch national airline at cost of $30 million  Reuters
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MCA probes Jet Airways on suspicion of siphoning funds: Sources

  1. MCA probes Jet Airways on suspicion of siphoning funds: Sources  Moneycontrol.com
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Singapore Airlines places its global business up for review and invites agencies to pitch

  1. Singapore Airlines places its global business up for review and invites agencies to pitch  The Drum
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The world’s largest business jet, a Qatar Amiri Boeing 747-8i, is for sale

In addition to a rare 40-year old Boeing 747SP (available for 9.5 million dollars), a virtually brand new Boeing 747-8i from the royal family of Qatar is now also for sale. The aircraft, with only 436 flight hours on the clock for 200 cycles, is equipped for the transport of 76 passengers in an extremely […]

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