Category: Airlines & Airports

“Starman” Takes a David Bowie With British Airways

Reading Time: 2 minutes British Airways customers will be able to watch a specially made TV tribute about rock icon David Bowie on board the airline’s long-haul flights from next week. ‘David Bowie – Five Years In The Making of an Icon’, which was shown just a few days ago on BBC 2, features a wealth of previously unseen […]

World’s First Airline to Fly an Airbus A380 to Latin America

Reading Time: 2 minutes This winter, Air France is offering six weekly frequencies between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Mexico. Starting on 12 January 2016, three weekly flights are operated by Airbus A380, the Company’s largest super jumbo (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday). Air France is the world’s first airline to fly an Airbus A380 to Latin America. The three other […]

Top 20 Airlines and Countries Started New Routes in 2015

Reading Time: 4 minutes According to anna.aero’s New Route Database, 359 of the world’s airlines launched over 3,100 new services across 173 countries in 2015, which works out as an average of almost 60 new services per week. This is over 500 more than we logged in 2014. Around 44% of these new services were on routes already operated […]

Karen Sheriff Joins WestJet’s Board of Directors

Reading Time: 2 minutes WestJet Airlines  yesterday announced the appointment of Karen Sheriff, as an independent director, to its Board of Directors. The appointment is effective immediately and will bring the total number of Board members to thirteen. “We are pleased to welcome Karen to our Board,” commented WestJet’s Chair of the Board Clive Beddoe. “She will bring a […]

Record Number of Passengers Achieved by Lufthansa Group in 2015

Reading Time: 1 minute Seat load factor of 80.4 per cent is a historical high The airlines of the Lufthansa Group transported 107.7 million passengers in 2015, which is a new record. The Group carried 1.6 per cent more passengers than in the previous year. At the same time the company carried out more than one million flights and […]

First Airbus A320neo Delivery Within Two Weeks

Reading Time: 3 minutes The first Airbus A320neo will be delivered to Lufthansa within two weeks, by the end of January, according to Airbus president and CEO Fabrice Brégier. Speaking at the manufacturer’s annual press conference in Paris, Brégier identified the first A320neo delivery as a top priority for Airbus: “We expected delivery of the first aircraft by the […]

Greece and Israel Could Replace Turkey

Reading Time: 2 minutes As Turkey has virtually stopped being a tourist destination for Russians, the demand for vacationing in Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, and Israel could grow in 2016, says Maya Lomidze, executive director of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR). “It’s so far difficult to anticipate the 2016 summer season, and the summer prices will be […]

World’s 38 Airlines With Lowest Airline Safety Ratings

Reading Time: 2 minutes When thinking about the range of qualities we look for in an airline, the ability to deliver us to our destination alive is at the top of the list. Safety is primary when flying: we want to travel on airlines that are rigorous about safety inspections, use innovative navigation technology, and adhere to basic best […]

Top 8 Aviation Figures of 2016

Reading Time: 2 minutes ATW revealed the winners of 42nd Annual Airline Industry Achievement Awards. The top aviation figures according to ATW are announced and the gala dinner will take place in Singapore on February 15, 2016. 2016 Airline of the Year: Etihad Airways   2016 Leadership Excellence Award: Tony Tyler, Director General IATA   2016 Group Winners Aviation Technology: Airbus A350 […]

Boeing and ANA Celebrate Airline’s 100,000 Dreamliner Flight

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing and ANA (All Nippon Airways) today celebrated the airline’s 100,000th revenue flight with the 787 Dreamliner during a gate ceremony at Sea-Tac International Airport. The milestone marks yet another record for ANA as it becomes the first airline in the world to reach 100,000 787 flights. “The 787 Dreamliner has played an important role […]