Category: Airlines & Airports

Turkish Cargo Transports the Batmobile

Reading Time: 2 minutes Turkish Cargo has served as a ‘Super Hero’ for the first time transporting the Batmobile around the globe as part of the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie. Turkish Airlines added Metropolis and Gotham City to its flight line, moving the Batmobile from the US to London on an intercontinental cargo flight. Turkish Cargo […]

Boeing: Latin American Commercial Fleet to Triple By 2035

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing projects Latin American airlines will need 3,050 new airplanes valued at $350 billion in the next two decades, tripling the region’s current fleet size. “Over the long term, Latin American economies will grow faster than the rest of the world,” said Donna Hrinak, President, Boeing Latin America. “This growth will create increased passenger traffic […]

Montag-Girmes Makes EUR 52 mln Investment in airBaltic

Reading Time: 2 minutes German businessman Ralf Dieter Montag-Girmes, the investor in Latvia’s national carrier airBaltic, has made the promised EUR 52 million investment in the airline, Latvian Transport Minister Uldis Augulis told LETA. The investment has been made in line with the shareholders agreement signed between the Latvian government and the investor. Thus, the state and the German […]

Airport Closure Costs Brussels Airlines €5m a Day

Reading Time: 2 minutes As Brussels Airport in Zaventem, Belgium, remains closed following the March 22 deadly terrorist attacks, Brussels Airlines says the airport closure is costing it €5 million ($5.6 million) a day. This is putting Brussels Airlines in its deepest crises since it was established in 2002, spokesperson Wencke Lemmes told ATW in Brussels. “Our first priority […]

French ATCs Plan Another 36-hour Strike

Reading Time: 1 minute French air traffic controllers (ATC) plan to strike for at least 36 hours, starting from Wednesday evening, Airlines for Europe (A4E) lobby group said in a statement. A4E said this will be the 43rd strike day in France since 2009, resulting in the cancellation of hundreds of flights and creating disruption and extensive delays across […]

World’s Biggest Passenger Plane Emirates’ A380 Touches Down at Birmingham

Reading Time: 2 minutes One of the world’s largest aeroplanes has made its maiden touchdown at Birmingham Airport, delighting hundreds of plane spotters who had gathered to see the behemoth touch down. An Emirates’ Airbus A380 – all 238ft of it – put wheels-down on the tarmac right on schedule for the airline’s inaugural Dubai service on Sunday. With […]

UPDATE: Hijacked Egypt Air Flight MS181 Lands in Cyprus

Reading Time: 2 minutes The alleged hijacker of an EgyptAir plane has been arrested after hours of negotiations, according to Cypriot police, and has emerged from the grounded plane with his hands up. The man – said to be in an “unstable psychological state” and believed by authorities to be Egyptian – had held a number of hostages but […]

Ace Pilots Belly Land Passenger Jet in Kazakhstan

Reading Time: 1 minute Kazakh pilots safely landed a passenger plane without the use of its front wheels after a malfunction in the aircraft’s front landing gear on Sunday. Video of the miraculous landing immediately emerged online. The incident took place when the Fokker 100 aircraft operated by Kazakh airline ‘Bek Air’, which had departed from Kyzylorda, was landing […]

Terminal at Warsaw’s Modlin Airport Evacuated After Alert

Reading Time: 1 minute Passengers were on Sunday evening evacuated from a terminal at Warsaw’s Modlin airport and four planes were redirected after what appeared to be a false alarm.  Magdalena Bojarska, a spokeswoman for the airport, was quoted by the tvn24.pl news website as saying: “Checks did not uncover any danger to passengers.” tvn24.pl reported that police had […]

‘Pull Up!’: Russian TV Airs Final Words of Pilots in Flydubai Jet Crash

Reading Time: 2 minutes Russian state television has aired the final words of the pilots of the flydubai passenger jet that crashed in Rostov-on-Don last week killing 62 people, suggesting pilot error could be to blame. Russia’s Rossiya-1 channel late Friday said it had obtained a transcript of the last words exchanged a minute before the Boeing 737 plunged […]