Tag: record

Gulfstream G650ER Completes Record-Breaking Polar Flight

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that the ultra-long-range G650ER has again proven its unmatched performance capabilities, adding yet another city-pair speed record, this time during a flight over the North Pole. The G650ER departed White Plains, New York, at 1:30 p.m. May 12 and arrived in Shanghai at 3:10 p.m. local time May 13. Flown at […]

Embraer Legacy 450 Sets Transatlantic Speed Record

Embraer’s Legacy 450 medium cabin business jet set a new speed record on a recent flight between Portland, Maine in the United States and Farnborough in the United Kingdom, according to the U.S. National Aeronautic Association (NAA). The record-setting flight occurred on March 7, 2018, with two pilots and two passengers on a ferry flight […]

Business Aircraft Utilization in Q1 Breaks the First Record in a Decade

During Q1 2018, the business aviation sector has reached its heights since the activity boom in 2008, reports Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading independent provider of maintenance support and financial services to the aviation industry. According to the JSSI Business Aviation Index for the first quarter of 2018, average flight hours increased 2.9 percent […]

Aeroflot Group Carried a Record 50 Million Passengers in 2017

Russia’s Aeroflot Group, which comprises Aeroflot, Rossiya Airlines, Pobeda Airlines and Aurora Airlines, carried a total of over 50 million passengers in 2017, up 15.4% year-on-year. Flag carrier Aeroflot alone transported 32.8 million, a year-on-year increase of 13.3%. The group’s share of the Russian air transport market grew from 42.3% in 2016 to 47.7%. The […]

Dublin Airport Sees Busiest Month In Its 77-Year History

Dublin Airport welcomed more than 3.1 million passengers in July, which was a new monthly record for the airport, and a 6% increase on the same period last year. July was the first time in the airport’s 77-year history that more than three million passengers have been facilitated in a single month. A total of […]

WestJet Reports Record July Load Factor Of 85.6%

WestJet announced July 2017 traffic results with a load factor of 85.6 per cent, an increase of 0.4 percentage points year over year. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 6.8 per cent year over year, and capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), grew 6.4 per cent over the same period. The airline flew […]

Air Canada Sets Record For Passengers Carried

Air Canada transported close to 1 million customers throughout the six-day holiday period, during which it achieved a single-day record for passengers carried. On June 29, Air Canada welcomed aboard 166,850 customers, a record for Canada’s flag carrier, and from June 29 to July 4 over 930,000 customers took flight with Air Canada. “As Canadians […]

Heathrow Has Best April On Record – Exports Growing Rapidly

A busy Easter helped Heathrow Airport to break records as over six million passengers were welcomed during the month, an 11% raise compared to April 2016. Middle-East traffic rose 20% in light of an increase in the number of operational A380s and the new service to Tehran, whilst North American traffic rose 10% on higher […]

Heathrow Airport Soars To Record Breaking Month

Heathrow Airport welcomed a record 5.74 million passengers in January, an increase of 4.2 per cent on the same month of last year. The rise came alongside a 4.4 per cent growth in cargo volumes. Heathrow has seen growth accelerate in recent months, suggesting economic resilience as the UK adapts to Brexit. December (up 4.4 […]

Riga International Airport Breaks Passenger Records

Demonstrating its leading position in the Baltic region, Riga International Airport achieved a new passenger traffic record exceeding the threshold of 5.3 million passengers. Arnis Muižnieks, director of aviation department, ministry of transport: “Closing the year with a new passenger traffic record, Riga International Airport has once again proven itself as the undisputed leader in […]