Category: Airlines & Airports

Nippon Cargo Grounds Planes to Sort Maintenance Record Discrepancy

Nippon Cargo Airlines Co. is temporarily grounding all of its aircraft effective immediately after discovering inaccurate maintenance records for one of its planes, the company said. Nippon Cargo, which has 11 jumbo aircraft and transports goods to the United States, Europe, China and Singapore, said Saturday it had suspended flights “until all maintenance records have […]

American Airlines Protests Innocence as it Settles US$45 Million Lawsuit

American Airlines Group (American), one of four U.S. carriers subject to an antitrust lawsuit over collusion to limit plane capacity and in so doing, driving up domestic airfares, has agreed to pay US$45 million to draw matters to a close. The carrier has admitted no wrongdoing and American’s spokesman Matt Miller advised that the carrier […]

Chinese Airline May Buy Into Kazakhstan’s Qazaq Air

Young Kazakhstan state-owned regional airline Qazaq Air and China Express Airlines, China’s first private regional airline, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on strategic cooperation in international regional passenger transportation, as well as the possible participation of the Chinese carrier in the privatisation of Qazaq Air, the Kazakh airline has revealed in a statement. […]

Costs of Additional Aircraft and Rising Pilots’ Salaries Double Aeroflot Losses

Net losses at Russia’s Aeroflot Group, which is made up of Aeroflot, Rossiya, low-cost carrier Pobeda and Aurora, more than doubled in the first quarter of this year. The deficit amounted to RUB 11.5 billion (US$195 million) in the period, mainly as a result of a significant fleet expansion programme and increases in pilots’ salaries, […]

Etihad Posts $1.5 Billion Loss for 2017 on Partners’ Failures

Etihad Airways improved its core operating performance by 22% in 2017, despite facing challenges including significant fuel cost increases, the entry into administration of its equity partners Alitalia and airberlin, and initial investment in a comprehensive business transformation programme. The airline increased revenues from core operations by 1.9% to US$ 6.1 billion (2016: US$ 5.9 billion), […]

Gatwick’s Airport Announces New Five-Year Investment Plan

At the British-Irish Airports Expo in London, London Gatwick Airport’s Chief Executive, Stewart Wingate, announced a new five-year Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for Gatwick Airport which will see an investment of £1.1bn over a five-year period, with £266m already earmarked for 2018/2019 alone. Gatwick sees continued growth in the long-haul market, predicting passenger numbers increasing […]

Delta to Begin Nonstop Service from Minneapolis to Seoul

Delta customers will have more access to Seoul, Korea and Asia via new Delta service from its Minneapolis/St. Paul hub to Seoul-Incheon beginning next year in partnership with joint venture partner Korean Air. Thanks to the joint venture, Delta customers can access over 80 destinations Korean Air serves in Asia and a world-class customer experience […]

Ryanair Fined €1.85 Million by AGCM Over Mass Cancelations

Ryanair has been fined €1.85 million (US$2.19 million) by the Italian competition authority AGCM in relation to the mass cancelation of flights. AGCM confirmed that it launched the action as a consequence of “incorrect commercial practice” which resulted from the cancelation of thousands of flights owing to “organizational and management problems.” The fine is not […]

Hawaiian Airlines Receives its First US-Produced Aircraft

Hawaiian Airlines has taken delivery of its first U.S.-produced A321. The aircraft, delivered from the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama, is also the first new engine option aircraft delivered from Airbus’ U.S. facility. It is powered by a Pratt & Whitney PW1000G high-bypass geared turbofan engine. Executives and employees from Airbus and Hawaiian, […]

Philippine Airlines’ Airbus A350 XWB Completes First Flight in Toulouse

Philippine Airlines’  new  airbus A350-900 has completed its first flight from the Airbus assembly line in Toulouse, France. The flight marks the start of the final phase of the production process, leading to customer acceptance and delivery in the coming weeks. Philippine Airlines has ordered six A350-900s. The airline will use these aircraft on its […]