Category: Airlines & Airports

Air France-KLM Drops Two A380s For Three More A350 Jets

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air France-KLM group announced that they converted the last two Airbus A380 orders to three A350-900 long-haul airliners. In 2013, it is understood from consolidated results that the real price of an Airbus A380 bought in 2012 by Air France was 149 million euros, far from the $404 million of the list price. This year, […]

Emirates Brings First Scheduled A380 Service to Vienna

Reading Time: 2 minutes The world’s largest passenger aircraft comes to Austria on 1st July 2016, as Emirates announces that it will operate one of its two scheduled daily flights into Vienna International Airport with its iconic A380 aircraft. The airline, which has carried almost three million passengers on the Dubai-Vienna route since it was launched on 1st May […]

Further Job Cuts Planned For Iberia

Reading Time: < 1 minute In 2012 the loss of 4,500 jobs at Iberia was announced during a period of restructuring where the airline reduced its fleet by 25 aircraft and its network capacity cut by 15% in a bid to reverse cash losses by mid-2013 and raise profits by at least €600m. These job cuts came hot on the […]

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 […]