Category: Airlines & Airports

Air Mauritius Takes Delivery of its First A330neo

Reading Time: 1 minute Air Mauritius has taken delivery of its first A330-900, on lease from ALC during a ceremony held in Toulouse. The national carrier of the Republic of Mauritius is the first A330neo operator based in the southern hemisphere, and the first airline in the world to operate a combination of both the A330neo and A350 XWB. […]

SmartLynx Airlines Receives Air Operator’s Certificate in Malta

Reading Time: 1 minute On April 15, 2019 SmartLynx Airlines (SmartLynx) received Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) in Malta, granted by Transport Ministry Civil Aviation Directorate (TMCAD). SmartLynx CEO Zygimantas Surintas emphasizes that the Certificate brings the company on a pole position to further development of its business. Competitive advantage “This is a considerable step to foster strategic expansion in […]

Jet Airways Suspends Flight Operations

Reading Time: 2 minutes Jet Airways, a major Indian international airline, announced temporary suspending operations. On its website the airline said: “It is with deep sadness and with a heavy heart that we would like to share with you that, effective immediately, Jet Airways will be suspending all its domestic and international operations. Late last night we were informed […]

Bombardier Celebrates Delivery of First CRJ900 Aircraft to Uganda Airlines

Reading Time: 1 minute Bombardier Commercial Aircraft celebrated the delivery of the first two of four CRJ900 aircraft ordered by Uganda National Airlines Company in July 2018. The new airline has selected Bombardier and the CRJ900 regional jets fitted with the ATMOSPHÈRE cabin for its upcoming debut, making it the first operator in Africa with this enhanced cabin experience. […]

Air Arabia Welcomes the First A321neo LR to Its Fleet

Reading Time: 1 minute Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC), received its first Airbus (A321neo Long Range). The aircraft flew nonstop from Airbus’s facility in Hamburg to Sharjah International Airport. Air Arabia is the first Middle Eastern airline to operate the A321neo LR and this delivery is the first of six […]

Ukraine to Quadruple its Air Passenger Numbers by 2030

Reading Time: 2 minutes The implementation of the Aviation Transport Strategy of Ukraine will inspire a big increase in passenger traffic numbers to 80 million by 2030, four times its current levels, a Ukraine Ministry of Infrastructure forecast indicates. A combination of the liberalisation of the local air travel market – and the planned increased involvement of low-cost carriers […]

Jet Airways in Further Trouble as it Fails to Secure Emergency Funding

Reading Time: 1 minute Having suspended all international flights last week and with only seven operational aircraft after creditors seized dozens of its aircraft, Jet Airways, India’s second-largest airline by market share, is on the verge of total collapse after failing to obtain emergency funding from its lenders. With current debt level running at approximately US$1.2 billion and pilots, […]

American Airlines Extends Cancellations Amid MAX Grounding

Reading Time: 1 minute American Airlines, one of the largest Boeing 737 MAX operators in the world, with 24 planes currently grounded and 76 still on the order list, announced extending cancellations for the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft flights through 19 August. Last week world’s largest airline said it extends cancellations until early June, meanwhile, recent announcement made this […]

Oops. Flight Attendant Accidentally Spills Drinks on Airline’s CEO

Reading Time: 2 minutes Everyone encounters some problems at work. Sometimes minor ones, sometimes serious issues come from around the corner. Flight attendant’s job is not an exception. For example, sometimes it happens to drop something in the middle of the aisle. Or to spill the tray full of drinks on a passenger. Casual life situations. Even if this […]

British Airways Heritage Liveries All Come Together

Reading Time: 1 minute British Airways, which is celebrating its centenary this year, has brought together four of its aircraft in heritage liveries along with the fifth plane in the current livery to record in a unique photograph all the iconic BA designs. The unique “get-together” also marked another milestone. Already 50,000 travellers have flown on these special aircraft […]