Category: Airlines & Airports

Boeing and Nok Air Celebrate 737 Next-Generation Delivery

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing delivered Nok Air’s 21st Next-Generation 737-800 during a ceremony at the Seattle Delivery Center. The celebration marked the third direct-purchased 737-800 to be delivered to Nok Air. “We are extremely pleased to welcome another new 737-800 to our growing all-Boeing fleet,” said Patee Sarasin, CEO of Nok Air. “The 737 provides us with the […]

Royal Jordanian Posts JD21 Million Net Profit In 2015

Reading Time: 3 minutes In a meeting held on March 13, 2016, Royal Jordanian’s Board of Directors, presided by Chairman Suleiman Hafez, endorsed the company’s audited financial results. The figures show that Royal Jordanian registered a net profit before tax of JD21 million in 2015, while in 2014 it had registered JD49.5 million net losses before tax. The net […]

More LCCs Expand to Philippine-Asia Pacific Region

Reading Time: 1 minute As low-cost carrier (LCC) Cebu Pacific Air launches its first service to a US territory, Japan-based LCC Vanilla Air said it also intends to expand across the Pacific region. In addition, Philippine Airlines has also announced a new Saipan-Manila service. All the carriers are increasing services on the strength of expanding tourism numbers across the […]

World’s Shortest Commercial Flights: Westray-Papa Westray by Loganair

Reading Time: 2 minutes One of the world’s shortest commercial flights is Loganair’s Westray and Papa Westray flight, which takes anywhere from 75 to 180 seconds, depending on wind conditions. The record for the fastest flight is 53 seconds. The distance between Westray Airport (WRY) and Papa Westray Airport (PPW) is slightly more than a mile, and standing at […]

Lufthansa Eyes Iranian Market

Reading Time: 1 minute Lufthansa and Iran Air have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to increase cooperation between the two companies as they explore “further business and partnership opportunities.” Reports from Iran have talked of Lufthansa Group’s assistance in several areas, including corporate restructuring and IT, but Lufthansa spokesman Boris Ogurslky said further details were covered by a […]

Air NZ & Virgin Australia Launch Search for Aviation Biofuel Opportunities

Reading Time: 1 minute Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia today announced a partnership to investigate options for locally produced aviation biofuel. The trans-Tasman alliance partners are issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to the market to explore the opportunity to procure locally-produced aviation biofuel. Air New Zealand Chief Flight Operations and Safety Officer Captain David Morgan says the […]

United Airlines Launches Flights Using Sustainable Biofuel

Reading Time: 3 minutes United Airlines made history by becoming the first U.S. airline to begin use of commercial-scale volumes of sustainable aviation biofuel for regularly scheduled flights with the departure of United Flight 708 from Los Angeles International Airport. The launch marks a significant milestone in the commercial aviation industry by moving beyond demonstration flights and test programs […]

India’s IndiGo Receives Asia’s First Airbus A320neo

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus has delivered its second revamped Airbus A320neo to Indian budget carrier IndiGo, gaining a new operator two months after it went into service with Germany’s Lufthansa, the European planemaker said on Friday. Deliveries of the re-engined narrow-body jet have been delayed as engine maker Pratt & Whitney addresses technical problems with its Geared Turbofan […]

Qatar Airways Announces 14 New Global Destinations

Reading Time: 3 minutes Qatar Airways’ Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker announced a significant network expansion of 14 new destinations at a capacity-crowd press conference on the opening day of ITB Berlin – the world’s largest international travel fair. Spread across four continents, the new routes will further expand the reach of the airline’s network, […]

Amazon To Create Own Air Fleet

Reading Time: 2 minutes Amazon.com Inc has said it has signed a deal to lease 20 Boeing 767 widebody freighter aircraft to handle more of its own deliveries in the United States. The deal comes at a time when the world’s biggest online retailer is offering ever-faster, and increasingly free, deliveries for millions of online orders. Amazon, which relies […]