Category: Airlines & Airports

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 […]

Air France Says Paris Attacks Cost 70 Million Euros in December

Reading Time: 1 minute Franco-Dutch airline group Air France-KLM said Monday that the November 13 terror attacks in Paris reduced its December turnover by an estimated 70 million euros. But the effect had largely tailed off over the past two weeks, it added. “The negative impact of the Paris attacks on December revenues is estimated to be around 70 […]

Lufthansa Sees Lower Fuel Boosting Profit in 2016

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lufthansa said it expected its fuel bill to be 14 percent lower in 2016 thanks to falling oil prices, which will help boost its profit next year after record earnings in 2015. Oil has dropped around 70 percent since June 2014, touching levels not seen in over a decade this week, bringing a boon to […]

Abu Dhabi to Introduce Latest Technologies in Airport

Reading Time: 1 minute Abu Dhabi Airports has partnered with IT provider SITA to introduce latest technologies across Abu Dhabi International Airport’s three terminals. The technology transformation is part of Abu Dhabi Airports’ preparations for the airport reaching a capacity of 45 million passengers by 2017. The investment in SITA’s latest innovations will bring Abu Dhabi International Airport’s entire […]

Air Traffic System Update at American’s Charlotte Airport

Reading Time: 2 minutes FAA and NASA will try to fix antiquated air traffic system at American’s Charlotte Hub. Charlotte Douglas International Airport, the second busiest hub for the world’s biggest airline, has been designated as the site for a unique effort by NASA to update the country’s antiquated air traffic management system. NASA’s effort, called ATD2 for airspace […]

Ryanair Breaks the 100 Million-Passenger Barrier

Reading Time: 2 minutes It seems that Ryanair’s policy to improve its customer service is paying off, based on passenger figures EasyJet also enjoyed record numbers as the low-cost market boomed. The last year may have been marked by terrorist incidents and travel scares, but it seems to have produced remarkable results for the two budget airlines which dominate […]

Record Year for Macedonian Airports

Reading Time: 2 minutes Macedonia’s two international airports have seen record passenger numbers in 2015, with the two handling a combined total of 1.560.381 travellers. The figure represents growth of 22% compared to 2014, with Skopje Alexander the Great Airport positioning itself as one of the fastest growing in the former Yugoslavia. Alper Ersoy, TAV Macedonia’s Deputy General Manager […]

Image Released of the Istanbul New Airport

Reading Time: 1 minute A tower in the shape of a giant tulip will become the iconic symbol of the new 10.2 billion euros ($11 billion) Istanbul New Airport, which set to be opened in the spring of 2018. As part of an international competition to build the future air traffic control tower, the operating consortium IGA selected the […]

First Embraer Legacy 450 Delivery

Reading Time: 1 minute Mid-light jet enters service with U.S. and Europe deliveries. Shortly after its U.S. certification back in September, the Embraer Legacy 450 is already in the hands of its first owner. Embraer’s newest business jet enters service with the delivery to LMG, a Orlando, Florida-based event technology specialist. “We are excited to be the very first […]

Airline and Airport Punctuality Statistics of 2015

Reading Time: 1 minute CNN has just published the airline and airport punctuality statistics for 2015, based on OAG data. Not surprisingly, the Japanese airports and airlines score very well in that ranking. A nice surprise is to see CRL as number 2, right behind Osaka, for the small airports. Congratulations! For airline punctuality, for the second year running […]