Tag: Airline

Standing Airline Seats the Future of Increasing Seating Capacity?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Since the dawn of commercial aircraft seating has been mostly unchanged. Even up until today regardless of which airline or aircraft one flies in the seats all look and feel familiar. But in the pursuit of cheaper fares and cutting costs this might soon change. Increasing capacity, reducing comfort At the yearly Aircraft Interiors Expo, […]

Cadet Type Rating Program: A Life Belt For Pilots Or For Airlines?

Reading Time: 4 minutes For those seeking a career in the skies, there is now a great opportunity to pursue their dreams. Recently, the market has been filled with positive news – pilot Cadet programs have appeared in the market. There was a time not so long ago when the aspiring future pilots had to pay for their training […]

Gulf Air Recognised For Top On Time Performance Across the United Arab Emirates

Reading Time: 1 minute Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, has been recognised for its On Time Performance across the United Arab Emirates. The airline was awarded by Dubai airports for its 2017 OTP category A (2000 +movement) at the second annual Airline Excellence Awards held at Park Hyatt – Dubai this year. Alongside this, Gulf Air […]

Norwegian Reports 14 Percent Passenger Growth in June

Reading Time: 1 minute Norwegian carried almost 3.5 million passengers in June, an increase of 14 percent compared to the same month previous year. A total of 3,497,286 passengers chose to fly with Norwegian in June, 437,883 more than the same period last year. The total traffic growth  increased by 44 percent, and the capacity growth  increased by 43 percent. The load factor was 90.5 percent, up 0.8 […]

Norwegian and Aeroflot Europe’s Leading Airlines at the World Travel Awards

Reading Time: 1 minute Norwegian and Aeroflot airlines got travel industry’s most prestigious awards – both are titled as leading airlines.  Norwegian has been named Europe’s Leading Low-Cost Airline 2018 for the fourth consecutive year at the 25th annual World Travel Awards, one of the travel industry’s most prestigious awards. Bjorn Kjos, Norwegian’s CEO, said: “We are very proud to […]

IATA Confirms Ryanair Is Europe’s Favourite Airline

Reading Time: 1 minute Ryanair, Europe’s No 1 airline, welcomed confirmation from IATA that it remains Europe’s favourite airline after IATA’s latest World Airline Transport Statistics showed Ryanair carried more customers than any other European airline – and the most international customers of any airline. Ryanair carried over 128m customers last year (1 Jan – 31 Dec 2017), over […]

Boeing 737 MAX to Join MIAT Mongolian Airlines Fleet

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing and MIAT Mongolian Airlines (Mongolyn Irgenii Agaaryn Teever) today announced the airline’s decision to lease two 737 MAX airplanes from Avolon, a global aircraft leasing company. The airline plans to introduce the new 737 MAX airplanes in early 2019 as it looks to bolster its single-aisle fleet. “The 737 MAX will become a cornerstone […]

JetBlue Posts Full Year Net Profit of US$759m

Reading Time: 1 minute JetBlue reported operating income of US$296m in the fourth quarter and US$1.3bn for the full year, a decline of 10.4% from the fourth quarter of 2015 and a full year increase of 7.9% over 2015. The airline reported pre-tax income of US$274m in the fourth quarter and US$1.2bn for 2016, a decrease of 9.6% from […]

Oman Air Wins Best Airline in Middle East, Africa and Europe

Reading Time: 1 minute Oman Air has been awarded the Signum Virtutis, the seal of excellence, from the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards 2016. The airline was voted winner for the best airline in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. The competitors included leading international airlines from around the world. The Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle […]

Ryanair – The First Airline Carrying Over 11 m Passengers Per Month

Reading Time: 1 minute By the end of July Ryanair had carried 110.7 million customers so far in 2016 – with 11.3 million people flying with the Irish airline during July alone. Its load factor increased by 1% to 96% – that’s the percentage of available seats which were sold. The airline claims that it is the first company […]