Tag: Airlines

Idea of Low Cost Carriers Connecting with Legacy Carriers

Reading Time: 3 minutes This week, the Financial Times looked at the purportedly novel idea that Ryanair and easyJet may try to cooperate with legacy carriers to transfer passengers. This would be news for those two airlines, but it’s not a surprise. While it’s certainly not something without precedent, this plan is a little different. It’s going to be […]

“Starman” Takes a David Bowie With British Airways

Reading Time: 2 minutes British Airways customers will be able to watch a specially made TV tribute about rock icon David Bowie on board the airline’s long-haul flights from next week. ‘David Bowie – Five Years In The Making of an Icon’, which was shown just a few days ago on BBC 2, features a wealth of previously unseen […]

Top 20 Airlines and Countries Started New Routes in 2015

Reading Time: 4 minutes According to anna.aero’s New Route Database, 359 of the world’s airlines launched over 3,100 new services across 173 countries in 2015, which works out as an average of almost 60 new services per week. This is over 500 more than we logged in 2014. Around 44% of these new services were on routes already operated […]

World’s 38 Airlines With Lowest Airline Safety Ratings

Reading Time: 2 minutes When thinking about the range of qualities we look for in an airline, the ability to deliver us to our destination alive is at the top of the list. Safety is primary when flying: we want to travel on airlines that are rigorous about safety inspections, use innovative navigation technology, and adhere to basic best […]

Boeing and ANA Celebrate Airline’s 100,000 Dreamliner Flight

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing and ANA (All Nippon Airways) today celebrated the airline’s 100,000th revenue flight with the 787 Dreamliner during a gate ceremony at Sea-Tac International Airport. The milestone marks yet another record for ANA as it becomes the first airline in the world to reach 100,000 787 flights. “The 787 Dreamliner has played an important role […]

NASA: Green Aviation Technology Could Save Industry $255 Billion

Reading Time: 3 minutes A six-year NASA mission to advance green aviation has wrapped up and the results are in: If U.S. airlines embrace certain technologies to reduce fuel burn, noise and air pollution, they could save $255 billion over 25 years. That’s the upshot of the Environmentally Responsible Aviation project that was led out of NASA Langley Research […]

Lufthansa Sees Lower Fuel Boosting Profit in 2016

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lufthansa said it expected its fuel bill to be 14 percent lower in 2016 thanks to falling oil prices, which will help boost its profit next year after record earnings in 2015. Oil has dropped around 70 percent since June 2014, touching levels not seen in over a decade this week, bringing a boon to […]

IATA to Tackle Payment Security

Reading Time: < 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is to expand its activities to prevent payment fraud in the air travel industry. Payment fraud costs the industry an estimated $858 million annually, approximately $639 million of which is borne by airlines and the remainder by other participants in the travel value chain, including travel agents. As part […]

Russian Authorities Recommend Carriers for Civil Servants

Reading Time: < 1 minute Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, has published a list of airlines recommended for civil servants traveling on business. The list consists of 20 Russian carriers—including Aeroflot and its subsidiaries, Aurora, Donavia, Pobeda, Rossiya Airline, OrenAir as well as Vim Avia, S7 and Globus, Grozny Avia, IrAero, Nordavia, Red Wings, Rusline, Severstal, NordStar, Ural Airlines, […]

Airline and Airport Punctuality Statistics of 2015

Reading Time: < 1 minute CNN has just published the airline and airport punctuality statistics for 2015, based on OAG data. Not surprisingly, the Japanese airports and airlines score very well in that ranking. A nice surprise is to see CRL as number 2, right behind Osaka, for the small airports. Congratulations! For airline punctuality, for the second year running […]