Category: Airlines & Airports

UK Court Restores Monarch Slots to Administrators

The administrators of insolvent UK leisure carrier Monarch Airlines have won their legal appeal to keep possession of some of the airport slots previously held by the carrier. The ruling by the UK Court of Appeal in London overturns a lower court’s ruling earlier this month that Monarch’s slots should be returned to the slots […]

Delta Keeps an Eye on Holiday Weekend, 4.85 Million Customers Expected

By the time the Thanksgiving holiday wraps up next Monday, Delta is expected to have flown more than 4.85 million people — many infrequent flyers — to visit loved ones at hundreds of destinations around the world. The airline will fly more than 46,000 mainline and Delta Connection flights from Saturday, Nov. 18 through Monday, […]

Qantas to Operate World’s First US-Australia Biofuel Flight

Qantas has released, that it will operate the world’s first bio-fuel flight between the United States and Australia. The Los Angeles to Melbourne flight will take place early next year, in collaboration with World Fuel Services and Altair Fuels, and will see Qantas’ new Dreamliner being powered by Brassica Carinata (carinata), a non-food, industrial type […]

Singapore Airlines Selects Airbus for A380 Retrofit Programme

Airbus has been selected by Singapore Airlines (SIA) to provide cabin retrofit services for 14 A380 aircraft currently in service with the carrier. The retrofit programme, which will be undertaken at SIA Engineering Company in Singapore, will see the airline’s recently launched cabin products installed on the aircraft. The new cabin products will debut on […]

Turkish Airlines Enjoys Record Q3 Profit Figures

Turkish Airlines has soared back into profitability with $939 million in the third quarter taking the year to date profit to $956 million. The third quarter figures are a record for the Istanbul carrier. The successful 3rd quarter marked a 23 percent increase on total revenues compared to the same period of 2016, reaching USD […]

Boeing, SCAT Airlines Finalize Order for Six 737 MAX 8s

Boeing and Kazakhstan-based SCAT Airlines announced an order for six 737 MAX 8s on the final day of the 2017 Dubai Airshow. The agreement, valued at $674 million at current list prices, also includes purchase rights for five additional 737 MAX 8s. “The 737 MAX 8 fits our network strategy as we expand to include […]

British Airways to Recruit New Captains

BA CityFlyer, a wholly owned subsidiary of British Airways, is visiting Birmingham at the end of November as part of a campaign to recruit new captains. The airline is holding an open day at the Hilton Metropole hotel at Birmingham NEC on Monday November 27 seeking pilots to operate flights on its growing network. BA […]

Boeing and flydubai Sign Historic Deal for 225 737 MAX Airplanes

Boeing and flydubai signed a landmark agreement today for 225 737 MAX airplanes with a list price value of $27 billion. The deal represents the largest-ever single-aisle jet order – by number of airplanes and total value – from a Middle East carrier. Signed at the 2017 Dubai Airshow in flydubai’s hometown, the agreement includes […]

Dubai Airport Eyes 118 Million Passengers by 2023

Smart solutions that make passenger journey seamless and more enjoyable are key to Dubai Airports’ plan to increase capacity to 118 million passengers by 2023. Delivering the keynote address at the inaugural “Airport Solutions Dubai” at the Dubai Airshow, Jamal Al Hai, Member of Federal Council and Deputy Chairman of Dubai Airports, said the airport […]

EgyptAir Commits to 24 Bombardier CS300s

EgyptAir has signed a letter of intent for up to 24 Bombardier CS300s at the Dubai Air Show. Twelve of the aircraft will be turned into a firm order and the remaining 12 are purchase rights. Bombardier Commercial Aircraft president Fred Cromer expects the order to be made firm by the end of this year. […]