Category: Airlines & Airports

$1.6 Billion for Modernization of LAX

American Airlines and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) officially broke ground on a US$1.6 billion modernization project to fully reimagine Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Terminals 4 and 5. The project marks American’s largest individual investment at an airport in its 92-year history and reaffirms the airline’s commitment to Los Angeles. The project will fully […]

Cobalt Collapse: Thousands of Passengers Impacted

The Cypriot airline Cobalt Air has cancelled all its flights and indefinitely suspended operations, advising customers not to go to the airport. Cobalt failed to secure funding and was forced to announce the suspension of its operation at midnight Wednesday. The carrier’s website is now down and simply displays a message alerting users to its […]

Austrian Airlines Wants More Women in the Cockpit

More aircraft, more flights and more staff. Austrian Airlines is continually expanding. In the first half of 2018 alone, Austria’s home carrier hired 400 new employees, mainly pilots and flight attendants. At present Austrian Airlines plans to add 100 fully trained pilots. In addition, training courses for future pilots will be offered again in the […]

NetJets Will Receive up to 325 Textron Cessna Business Jets

NetJets, a Berkshire Hathaway company, has struck a deal with Textron to acquire up to 175 super-midsize Cessna Longitude aircraft and 150 Cessna Citation Hemisphere aircraft and which Textron anticipates will be firmed up over the next few weeks. NetJets has operated Cessna aircraft since 1984 and the current deal would see its fleet of […]

Aer Lingus CEO to Step Down in January 2019

Aer Lingus chief executive Stephen Kavanagh will step down on January 1, 2019 but will remain on the airline’s board as a non-executive director. He will be succeeded as chief executive and executive director by Sean Doyle who is currently British Airways director of network, fleet and alliances. Sean Doyle, originally from Cork, will take […]

Munich Airport Passenger Traffic Soars to New All-Time High

With new single-day, monthly and quarterly records, Munich Airport continued its impressive performance through the end of Q3 2018. Passenger traffic in the first three quarters of the year was up 3.0 percent, or nearly 1 million passengers, to a new record of over 35 million. This dynamic trend produced a number of all-time highs […]

Air Tahiti Nui Receives Brand New Boeing 787-9 Aircraft

Air Lease Corporation announced the delivery of the first of two new Boeing 787-9 aircraft on long-term lease to Air Tahiti Nui. “We are pleased to announce this milestone delivery of ALC’s first of two new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners to our friends at Air Tahiti Nui. This aircraft and the second one to follow in […]

Small Planet Airlines Poland Seeking Additional Investment

Polish leisure carrier Small Planet Airlines Sp. z o. o announced it has entered into restructuring (accelerated arrangement proceedings) under the Polish law. This step has been planned as an integral part of the business administration changes in Small Planet Group. Small Planet Airlines Sp. z o. o, the biggest Polish charter airline by passengers […]

American Airlines to Avoid Putting Travellers on Other Airlines

American Airlines has introduced a new policy to control and reduce rebooking of delayed or cancelled flights for economy passengers on other airlines. A new policy at American directs airport agents not to rebook economy passengers on competing airlines — with no stated limit on how long they must wait for a seat on another […]

Revealed: Most Eco-Friendly Airlines Flying Between US and Europe

For travelers committed to protecting the environment, your choice of airlines, planes and seats can make a big difference. A new report by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has ranked 20 major airlines flying between the US and Europe by their carbon footprint. Norwegian Air Shuttle ranked first as the most environmentally friendly […]