Category: AIRLINES & AIRPORTS

PEMCO Redelivers 14th B737-300 Freighter Conversion to SF Airlines

Reading Time: < 1 minute PEMCO World Air Services (PEMCO) has announced the redelivery of a B737-300 freighter aircraft to China-based SF Airlines, the air cargo division of S.F. Express. SF Airlines is a leading courier in China providing delivery service to over 15 countries, including the United States. The freighter, converted by PEMCO’s partner STAECO in Jinan Shandong, China, […]

A4E To Defend Travellers As Europe Faces Air Traffic Control Strike

Reading Time: 2 minutes Just after ten days of extensive disruptions in European aviation another French air traffic controller (ATC) strike will cause further chaos to the travel plans of millions of European travellers for at least 36 hours from tomorrow evening. This will be the 43rd strike day in France since 2009 and it will see hundreds of […]

Lufthansa Cargo Focuses on Startups

Reading Time: < 1 minute Lufthansa Cargo is going to closely collaborate with promising technology startups. Lufthansa’s logistic division is the first freight airline globally to participate in the new “Logistics Tech Accelerator” program in cooperation with US-American company RocketSpace – who has been helping tech startups and corporate innovation professionals bring the future to market since 2011. A corresponding agreement […]

Aeromexico Reports $9 Million Net Profit in 1Q

Reading Time: < 1 minute Grupo Aeromexico reported first-quarter net income of MXP161 million ($9 million), down 12.6% from a net profit of MXP185 million in the year-ago period. The Mexico flag carrier cited the positive aspect of lower fuel costs and the negative impact of the Mexican peso depreciating against the US dollar for the results. During the first […]

Xiamen Airlines Announce Order for 10 Next-Generation 737s

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing and Xiamen Airlines, China’s only all-Boeing carrier, have finalized an order for 10 Next-Generation 737-800s. The order, valued at $960 million at list prices, will be posted on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website once all contingencies are cleared. “The 737-800 is the best-selling version of the highly successful Next-Generation 737 family,” said Ihssane Mounir, […]

JetBlue Announces First Quarter Results

Reading Time: 2 minutes JetBlue Airways Corporation reported its results for the first quarter 2016. Financial Performance JetBlue reported first quarter operating revenues of $1.6 billion. Revenue passenger miles for the first quarter increased 14.1% to 11.0 billion on a capacity increase of 14.1%, resulting in a first quarter load factor of 84.2%, a 0.1 point decrease year over […]

Southwest Posts Record Q1 Net Profit

Reading Time: 3 minutes Bolstered by continued traffic growth and lower fuel prices, Southwest Airlines announced a record first-quarter profit of $511 million on Thursday, a 13 percent increase compared to last year that exceeded analysts’ expectations. The Dallas-based company also said it plans to accelerate the retirement of its “Classic” Boeing 737-300 fleet to be complete by third […]

Aeroflot Takes Delivery of New SSJ-100

Reading Time: < 1 minute Aeroflot has taken delivery of a new Sukhoi Superjet 100(registration number RA-89064)in enhanced FULL specification produced by JSC Sukhoi Civil Aircraft. The new SSJ-100 has been transferred to Aeroflot under a financial lease agreement from Sberbank Leasing. SSJ100 is a next-generation regional jet designed and manufactured by JSC Sukhoi Civil Aircraft in collaboration with Finmeccanica-Alenia […]

Strikes Expected at German Airports on Wednesday

Reading Time: < 1 minute Passengers should expect delays and cancellations at several airports in Germany on Wednesday due to planned strikes, including at the two largest airports in Frankfurt and Munich. Verdi, a large trade union, is encouraging employees at the airports in Frankfurt / Main, Munich, Dusseldorf, Cologne / Bonn, Dortmund and Hanover to start the strike at […]

Airbus Delivers Its First Aircraft Produced in the USA

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first ever delivery of an aircraft from the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility took place on April 25th, in Mobile, Alabama. The entire team of employees from the American assembly line gathered to present their very first completed product, an Airbus A321, to JetBlue. On hand for the occasion were executives from Airbus, JetBlue senior […]