Category: Airlines & Airports

Austrian Airlines Further Develops Its Branding

Austrian Airlines is making itself fit for the digital world and is further developing its branding. Small-scale adjustments are being carried out against the backdrop of the planned relaunch of the Website and the app at the turn of the year 2018/19 as well as the stronger Internet presence being planned. The aim is to […]

London Heliport Sees 5% Increase in Activity in 2017

In a news update from London Heliport, 2017 saw the facility handle 11,900 total movements, an increase of 5% on 2016 figures. With Halo and Starspeed now making the Leonardo AW169 available for charter, the heliport has seen a shift towards large twin-engine executive helicopter movements. The heliport is currently undergoing a major communications network […]

Small Planet Airlines Becomes Lead Charter Carrier in Poland

Small Planet Airlines Sp. z o. o. became the number-one carrier in the charter market in Poland, according to the data of the Polish Civil Aviation Authority (ULC). The leisure charter carrier has outrun the previous market leader Enter Air by the number of passengers transferred from Polish airports on both domestic and international routes […]

United Airlines Reports First-Quarter 2018 Performance

United Airlines (UAL) has reported its first-quarter 2018 financial results. UAL reported first-quarter net income of $147 million, diluted earnings per share of $0.52, pre-tax earnings of $184 million and pre-tax margin of 2.0 percent. Excluding special charges and mark-to-market adjustments, UAL reported first-quarter net income of $143 million, diluted earnings per share of $0.50, pre-tax […]

Qatar Airways and Air Italy Announce Codeshare

Qatar Airways is pleased to announce a new codeshare agreement with Air Italy, starting 24 April. The new agreement provides codeshares on Air Italy’s routes between Milan-Malpensa Airport and six domestic cities across Italy, including Catania (CTA), Rome (FCO), Naples (NAP), Olbia (OLB), Palermo (PMO) and Calabria (SUF). The agreement also consists of Air Italy’s […]

Etihad Airways to Expand Codeshare Deal with EGYPTAIR

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, and Egyptian national airline EGYPTAIR, have announced a significant expansion of their successful codeshare partnership, widening their horizons to cover more destinations in Africa, North Asia and Australia for the benefit and convenience of their customers.  The initial phase of the agreement was launched in March 2017 […]

Delta’s Maintenance Prognostics Will Continue On Newest Aircraft

Delta Air Lines will adjust its extensive in-house maintenance prognostics capabilities to accomodate its newest-generation aircraft, which offer much more data and diagnostics than the aging models that helped drive the effort. Delta, an early adopter of predictive analytics, says the program has played a major role in helping the airline reduce service interruptions. In […]

Saudi flynas Inks $6.3bn Deal To Power New Fleet

Saudi low-cost airline flynas has signed a $6.3 billion deal with DFM International to acquire new engines for its fleet. Flynas’ agreement includes the acquiring of LEAP-1A engines to power the incoming fleet of 80 A320-neo aircraft ordered by flynas, scheduled to be delivered from 2018 onwards. The agreement also comprises an associated long-term maintenance and […]

Emirates Profit Rebound Threatened by Summer Pilot Shortage

Emirates, the world’s biggest long-haul airline, said a rebound in earnings over the past year faces a challenge this summer as a pilot shortage forces the Dubai-based carrier to trim frequencies. The revival will come under pressure as a shortfall of 100 to 150 pilots compels Emirates to pare frequencies to destinations including Fort Lauderdale […]

Philippine Airlines Suspends Kuwait Flights

Philippine Airlines (PAL) will temporarily halt its “economically unsustainable” flights to and from Kuwait from May 16. In a statement posted on its Facebook page, the airline noted that since earlier this year it has repatriated, free of charge, almost 900 “distressed” Filipino workers in response to president Rodrigo Duterte’s calls to assist overseas foreign […]