Category: Aviation News

A4A Projects Summer 2018 Air Travel to Rise 3.7 Percent to All-Time High

The industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines expects a record 246.1 million passengers — an average of 2.68 million per day — to travel on U.S. airlines between June 1 and Aug. 31, 2018. This number is up 3.7 percent from last year’s record 237.3 million passengers. The nation’s carriers are adding 116,000 […]

UPS Boeing 747 Overruns Runway on Takeoff

UPS Boeing 747 performing freight flight from Anchorage to Louisville was climbing out when upon contacting departure the crew advised they needed to return to Anchorage, two tyres were showing 0 pressure and obviously had lost pressure on deparure. The aircraft stopped the climb at 8500 feet, dumped fuel for about 45 minutes, performed a […]

Xiamen Airlines Takes Delivery of its First Boeing 737 MAX

Xiamen Airlines took delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in Seattle, expanding the fleet to 200 aircraft, and, by doing so, formally entering the pantheon of the world’s largest airlines. The 737 MAX is the best-selling civil aircraft in the history of Boeing, featuring excellent performance, flexibility and efficiency. The 737 MAX can […]

Africa’s Busiest Passenger Air Routes Revealed

The 10 busiest passenger air routes in Africa have been revealed in a new study conducted by Routes. The research has found that the South African domestic flight between Cape Town and Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport is the busiest on the continent. More than 4.7 million passengers flew the 1,292 km between the two […]

Alaska Airlines Goes Strawless in Partnership with Nonprofit Lonely Whale

Alaska Airlines and Lonely Whale announced the airlines’ initiative to replace single-use, non-recyclable, plastic stir straws and citrus picks with sustainable alternatives in its airport lounges and on all domestic and international commercial flights starting July 16, 2018. The initiative is one of many in Alaska Airlines’ push for sustainability and goal of reducing its […]

Onur Air Airbus A330 Landed Without Nose Gear

An Onur Air Airbus A330 on behalf and in colours of Saudi Arabian Airlines was performing flight from Madinah to Dhaka when the crew decided to turn around and divert to Jeddah. The aircraft went around from about 1000 feet MSL on first approach due to an unsafe gear indication, entered a hold for about […]

Ryanair Full Year 2018 Profits Rise 10% to €1.45 Billion

Ryanair has reported a 10% increase in full year profit after tax to €1.45bn, as lower fares (down 3%) stimulated 9% traffic growth to over 130m guests and 95% load factor. Average fares last year declined by 3% and traffic grew 9% to over 130m with Germany, Italy and Spain being the 3 largest growth […]

Airlines Faced with Critical Decision Making as Jet Fuel Prices Rise

With fuel coming second only to wages as an airline’s greatest outgoing, a period of critical planning awaits them with rising prices coinciding with the traditionally busy summer season. In 2018 alone jet fuel prices have risen 15 percent, while over the last twelve months they have risen by approximately 60 percent. With schedules and […]

Silkair to Be Merged with Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) regional wing, SilkAir, is to undergo a significant investment programme to upgrade its cabin products as part of a multi-year initiative that will ultimately see it merged into SIA. The programme will comprise investment of more than $100 million to upgrade the wholly owned subsidiary’s cabins with new lie-flat seats in Business […]

Saratov Airlines to Stop Operations on Rosaviatsia’s Request May 31

Russia’s air carrier Saratov Airlines to suspend operation on May 31 following Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) notification. The carrier was asked to stop selling tickets to “prevent violations of passenger rights and the development of the crisis situation”. “On May 17, 2018 Saratov Airlines received a letter from Head of Transport Regulation Department of […]