Category: Airlines & Airports

Mediation Begins as Ryanair and Irish Pilots Try to Reach Agreement

Ryanair, the Irish low-cost carrier, has entered into three days of mediation in an attempt to reach a mutually acceptable conclusion to the current dispute with Irish pilots and their unions, the Irish Airline Pilot’s Association (IALPA) – part of the Fórsa trade union. While negotiations continue, the union has confirmed that no further strike […]

Delta and Virgin Atlantic Will Be First Airline Partnership to Achieve Level 3 Certification

Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines are on track to become the first global airline partnership to achieve Level 3 Certification on the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) New Distribution Capability (NDC), standard 18.1. Virgin has already achieved Level 3 Certification, and Delta expects to do the same in the next month. This will allow […]

Pilot Strike Forces Ryanair to Cancel Another 250 Flights

Another 250 flights have been added to the list of Ryanair cancellations as the German Pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) confirms that pilots will be taking strike action this Friday after a 96 percent majority of Ryanair pilots employed in Germany voted in favor of a walk out. The VC pilot union has called for […]

Police Operation Leads to Delays and Flight Cancellations at Frankfurt Airport

Due to a police operation at Frankfurt Airport, there are delays and flight cancellations on flights to and from Frankfurt today. After several persons passed through the security area without being controlled, the German Federal Police ordered a boarding stop in the security areas A and Z of Terminal 1 as well as an evacuation […]

Saudi Arabia Suspends Flights To Toronto Due to Deteriorating Diplomatic Relations

Saudia, the national carrier of Saudi Arabia, has declared that it would be suspending flights in and out of Toronto from the 13 August. Announced over Saudia’s official Twitter account, the development is the latest in the deteriorating diplomatic relations between Canada and Saudi Arabia. As part of the ongoing row, Saudi Arabia has recalled […]

Fraport Sells Its Stake in Hanover Airport

Fraport AG signed an agreement to sell its entire 30 percent stake in Flughafen Hannover-Langenhagen GmbH (FHLG) to iCON Flughafen GmbH (iCON)  for 109.2 million euros. FHLG is the operating company of Hanover Airport in northern Germany. Fraport acquired shares in FHLG in two steps: initially 20 percent in 1998, followed by another 10 percent […]

Qatar Airways to Add A350-1000 to JFK Route

Qatar Airways will add its Airbus A350-1000 to the New York JFK route starting 28 October 2018, the airline’s first commercial route to the U.S. operated with this state-of-the-art aircraft. Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are thrilled to introduce the A350-1000 on flights to and from JFK, one of […]

Pobeda Airline May Purchase 30 Boeing 737 MAX8 Aircraft

The Pobeda airline (part of the Aeroflot group) may purchase 30 new Boeing 737 MAX8 aircraft, according to information on the state procurement website. The company is now holding a tender for consulting services for the purchase of aircraft. According to the statement the company is looking for “consulting services to agree on terms of […]

First Airbus A320neo with New Lufthansa Design

Lufthansa is receiving another brand new A320neo. The aircraft left the Airbus assembly plant in Hamburg-Finkenwerder on Monday evening. Once the final configuration is completed in Berlin-Schönefeld, this Airbus with the registration D-AINK will operate from Frankfurt. It is the eleventh aircraft of this type for Lufthansa and at the same time the first A320neo […]

First Ultra Long Range A350 XWB Rolls Out of Paintshop

The first Ultra Long Range Airbus A350 XWB to be delivered to launch customer Singapore Airlines has rolled out of the paintshop in the carrier’s distinctive livery. Now at an advanced stage of production, the aircraft will undergo further testing before being delivered to the airline in the coming months. Singapore Airlines has ordered seven […]