Tag: air travel

Cambodia Plans to Build One of the World’s Biggest Airports

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Cambodian government has approved plans to build one of the world’s largest airports in south-eastern Kandal province, although key actors have yet to work out the details. The Phnom Penh Post on Monday (Jan 15) reported the plans, citing a document from the Council of Ministers, dated Dec 21, which approved an investment proposal […]

2017: The Safest Year for Aviation in History

Reading Time: 2 minutes The year 2016 seemed to be a year of never-ending aviation incidents. From an Egyptair flight being “forcibly diverted” to Cyprus by a man wanting to impress his girlfriend, to then-Vice Presidential Candidate Mike Pence’s chartered Eastern Airlines 737-700 overrunning the runway at LaGuardia, the accidents and incidents seemed to pile up. The good news, […]

Emirates Anticipates Peak Travel Towards the End of the Year

Reading Time: 2 minutes Travel is expected to peak once again at the end of the year for Emirates, as the airline expects yet another busy period with visitors flocking into Dubai for New Year’s celebrations. Over 250,000 people are expected to arrive into Dubai from 28 December until just after New Year’s Day, while 200,000 travellers will be […]

Japan Airlines and Aeroflot Launch Comprehensive Partnership

Reading Time: 1 minute Japan Airlines (JAL) and Public Joint Stock Company “Aeroflot – Russian Airlines” (PJSC “Aeroflot”) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a strategic cooperation agreement to pursue commercial opportunities which will greatly benefit the customers of both airlines by providing more options for travel between Russia and Japan. Since the relaxation of visa requirements […]

More than 7% increase in Air Travel Compared to Last Year 2017

Reading Time: 3 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced industry performance statistics for 2016 showing that system-wide, airlines carried 3.8 billion passengers on scheduled services last year, an increase of 7% over 2015, representing an additional 242 million air trips. This information is included in the 2017 edition of the IATA World Air Transport Statistics (WATS), the […]

Plans To Privatise Air India Get Governmental Approval

Reading Time: 1 minute The Indian government has given the go-ahead for the privatisation of the loss-making and debt-ridden Air India. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley confirmed that subsequent to a cabinet meeting, “in principle” approval has been given for the sale of a stake in the airline. This is one of a series of initial steps that needs to […]

WestJet Intents to Launch Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier

Reading Time: 1 minute WestJet has announced its intention to launch a new, ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) in Canada subject to agreement with its pilots and any required regulatory approvals. Service is expected to start in late 2017 with an initial fleet of 10 high-density Boeing 737-800s designed by the airline that first brought low-cost air travel to Canada in […]

10 Fatal Commercial Aircraft Crashes That Happened In 2016

Reading Time: 7 minutes It is a generally known fact that flying is still the safest form of long distance travel. Last year 3,8 billion people flew safely on 40,4 million flights. Every year these numbers are increasing since there are more people who can afford to travel by air. Unfortunately, the word “safest” does not mean that the […]

Turkey Urges Open Skies Deal with Russia

Reading Time: 2 minutes Turkey is proposing a liberalization of bilateral air services with Russia, the country’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced at the sixth meeting of the High-Level Cooperation Council. “[It’s necessary] to increase the flight frequencies between our two countries and make [the bilateral market] unrestricted, completely unlimited,” states Erdogan. The curently effective memorandum outlining the prospects of […]

Alaska Airlines Announces 13 New Nonstop Routes From the Bay Area

Reading Time: 2 minutes Three months after its acquisition of Virgin America, Alaska Airlines is growing its Bay Area footprint, adding 13 new nonstop markets from San Francisco International Airport and Mineta San Jose International Airport. The routes mark the single largest new market announcement in Alaska Airlines history. With the additional flights, Alaska Airlines and Virgin America will […]