Category: Airlines & Airports

Norwegian Launches Cheapest Transatlantic Flights Ever

Norwegian Air has now opened the sale for its Boeing 737 MAX transatlantic service at an introductory sale of $65 one-way, including taxes. This summer, the airline expects to launch 10 new routes from Stewart International Airport, north of New York City; T.F. Green Airport in Providence, RI; and Bradley International Airport in Hartford, CT, […]

Airways New Zealand Reports Strong Half Year Result

Airways New Zealand today announced its interim results for the period ending 31 December 2016, reporting a strong operational, safety and financial performance. The State Owned Enterprise has achieved an interim net profit after tax (NOPAT) of $13.8m, a 20 per cent increase on the prior year’s $11.5 million result. During the period, Airways recorded […]

Qantas Posts $372 Million Net Profit for 1H FY2017

Qantas reported a consolidated net profit of A$515 million ($372.1 million) for the first half of its FY2017 (July-December 2016), down 25.1% from A$688 million in the first half of FY2016. Group revenue declined 3.3% to A$8.2 billion for the period. Expenses stayed even year-over-year (YOY) at A$7.4 billion. The group’s operating profit came to […]

Boeing Delivers Korean Air’s First 787-9 Dreamliner

Boeing and Korean Air celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 787-9 Dreamliner. The Seoul-based carrier will be the first Korean carrier to operate the 787-9 Dreamliner in the country. The airline is scheduled to launch domestic flights to Jeju from Seoul (Gimpo) for a month as part of the required certification period, before launching […]

JetBlue Introduces Special Embraer E190 Livery

JetBlue Airways has rolled out a special Embraer E190 livery and a new tailfin design that will appear on multiple aircraft this year. The New York-based airline said it is introducing the new paint schemes in celebration of its 17th anniversary this month. According to a JetBlue statement, the carrier “has a long tradition of […]

American and United To Roll Out Their ‘Basic Economy’ Fares

American Airlines and United Airlines have launched their ‘Basic Economy’ fares, which align it with ultra-low-cost carriers such as Allegiant, Frontier and Spirit, that are rapidly expanding across the USA. From now on both carriers will sell ‘Basic Economy’ fares, which will entitle travelers only for their seat on the aircraft, and charge extra for […]

Norwegian Focuses on Mid-Size US Cities for New Atlantic Services

Low-cost carrier Norwegian is planning to open up transatlantic services from several mid-sized US cities that do not have European flights, the airline’s CEO said. Speaking to ATW in London, Bjorn Kjos said that the airline’s planned Airbus A321neoLR long-range variants would give it the capability to serve medium-sized US airports. They would also allow […]

Norwegian Reports 2016 Net Profit of More than NOK1.1bn

Global expansion driven by new routes, high load factors and continued fleet renewal, contributed to Norwegian’s best ever annual result, with a net profit of NOK1,135m (£109m). Operating profit (EBIT) was NOK1,820m. The results are influenced by Norwegian’s international growth, particularly on intercontinental routes, as well as increased presence in the UK and Spain. The […]

Saudi Arabia Approves Sites for Two New Airports

The Saudi government has approved two prime locations – Sudair City for Industry and Businesses and Riyadh-Hawtat Rani Tamim Road – for its upcoming airport projects, said a report. Riyadh Governor Prince Faisal bin Bandar has endorsed recommendations regarding the locations of two domestic airports to be built in the northern and southeastern clusters of […]

Air India Becomes Latest A320neo Operator

Air India has become the latest A320neo operator after taking delivery of the first of 14 aircraft leased from Kuwait headquartered ALAFCO Aviation Lease And Finance Company, becoming the first CFM powered NEO operator in India. The delivery is also the first NEO for ALAFCO from an order for 85 A320neo Family. The A320neo will […]