Category: Airlines & Airports

Frankfurt Airport Monthly Record for Passenger Traffic

Reading Time: 1 minute Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed 5.7 million passengers in the reporting month – growing by a noticeable 4.3% and setting a new October record. In comparison, the 2014 October statistics were influenced by Lufthansa’s two-day pilot strike. This was also reflected in October 2015 by the growth rates registered for aircraft movements and accumulated maximum takeoff […]

Wizz Air Renewed MRO Contracts with Lufthansa Technik

Reading Time: 1 minute Eastern European low-cost carrier Wizz Air has renewed two eight-year MRO contracts with Lufthansa Technik Maintenance International (LTMI) and Lufthansa Technik Budapest (LTB) for line maintenance services on its fleets based in Romania, Slovakia and Hungary. Under the agreements, LTMI and LTB will provide a single point of contact for all line maintenance issues, preventive […]

American Airlines Flight Deplaned After Two Suspicious Passengers

Reading Time: 1 minute An American Airlines flight at Reagan National Airport was deplaned Sunday after members of the crew expressed concern about two passengers on board, according to Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA). Passengers on American Airlines flight 2124 to Boston were asked to leave the plane so MWAA police could sweep the aircraft with a K9 team. […]

Portuguese Government Approves TAP Sale

Reading Time: 2 minutes The deal agreed back in June to sell a 61% stake in the country’s airline, TAP, to the American-Brazilian aviation tycoon David Neeleman and Portuguese bus company owner Humberto Pedrosa has been approved by the outgoing caretaker government, despite strong objections from the Socialist party. On Wednesday, just one day after the ousting of the […]

TAP Portugal Signs Major Airbus Order

Reading Time: 1 minute Portuguese national carrier TAP Portugal has signed a firm order with Airbus for 53 aircraft from the European manufacturer, it announced Nov. 13. The deal will see TAP Portugal taking 14 A330-900neo plus 39 A320neo family models, consisting of 15 A320neos and 24 A321neos. The carrier is already an all-Airbus customer, with a current fleet […]

Aeromexico Inaugurates New Boeing 787 Simulator

Reading Time: 3 minutes Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline, in partnership with Lockheed Martin Commercial Flight Training (LMCFT), presented its new Boeing 787 flight simulator today at the Aeromexico Training facility. This device will allow Aeromexico’s pilots to train under highly realistic operating conditions. With the arrival of the new simulator, Aeromexico can optimize scheduling and control of the pilot […]

Lufthansa Fails to Halt Week-Long Cabin Crew Strike

Reading Time: 2 minutes Despite having successfully obtained one-day injunctions through Düsseldorf and Darmstadt labor courts on Tuesday 10th November against striking cabin crew who began a 7-day walk-out on Friday 6th, Lufthansa have failed to see the strike stopped completely after both labor courts ruled against the airline and allowed the cabin crew to continue their strike. 19,000 […]

Turkish Airlines Is Russia’s Top Foreign Carrier as Lufthansa Recedes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Turkish Airlines has become the biggest foreign carrier serving Russia as competitors including former market leader Deutsche Lufthansa AG drop flights amid a slump in demand. The Turkish operator has increased Russian flights by more than 16 percent in 2015 as international rivals cut services as much as 43 percent, according to Bloomberg Intelligence analysis […]

Air China to Start Chengdu – Paris Flights

Reading Time: 1 minute Air China (Beijing) will start Chengdu-Paris nonstop service from December 12, 2015, which will make Paris the fifth European destination Air China serves from Chengdu after Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London and Moscow, and enable passengers from Chengdu to arrive in Paris within just around 11 hours. The flights, CA457/8, are operated four times a week on […]

Etihad Airways Takes Up Option on Two Freighters

Reading Time: 1 minute Etihad Airways announced yesterday at the Dubai Air Show 2015 it will take delivery of two Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft. The decision to exercise the option on the freighter conversions, which were part of the carrier’s $67 billion mixed fleet order for 199 aircraft in 2013, was unveiled on the opening day of the event. […]