Category: AIRLINES & AIRPORTS

TAP Express Launches Embraer E190 Operations

Reading Time: < 1 minute TAP Portugal has taken delivery of its first Embraer E190, which will be operated by regional subsidiary TAP Express. It wasplaced into service May 23 on the Lisbon-Nice route. The new aircraft also operated service from Lisbon to Barcelona and Toulouse on its first day of operations with TAP Express. Following a recent change of ownership, […]

Air Austral Celebrate Delivery of Airline’s First 787 Dreamliner

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing and Air Austral are celebrating the delivery of the carrier’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The newest addition to the Air Austral long-haul fleet will touch down at Roland Garros Airport in Saint-Marie, Reunion Island tomorrow following a 10,500-mile (16,898-kilometre) delivery flight originating from the Boeing Everett Delivery Center in Everett, Wash. “The state of […]

Boeing Deals an $11.3 Billion Blow to Airbus in Hot Asia Market

Reading Time: 3 minutes Boeing Co. won an $11.3 billion order from Vietnam’s only private airline, dealing a blow to rival Airbus Group SE in a battle over the growing market for low-cost air travel in Asia. VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Co. will buy 100 737 Max jetliners, the budget carrier said Monday during a visit by U.S. President […]

Norwegian Adds Two Additional Dreamliners To Its Fleet

Reading Time: < 1 minute Norwegian has signed an agreement to lease two new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners to be delivered in spring 2018. With this new agreement, the company’s long-haul fleet will consist of 42 Dreamliners by 2020. Norwegian also exercises 8 of its 100 Boeing 737 MAX8 purchase options. Norwegian continues to expand its long-haul fleet and international presence […]

Bombardier Celebrates Its 100th Aircraft Delivery Into The VistaJet

Reading Time: < 1 minute Bombardier Business Aircraft and VistaJet today celebrated an important milestone as the private jet company officially welcomed the 100th Bombardier business jet into the fold. The occasion was marked by a ceremony at the 2016 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva. The 100th Bombardier aircraft to be delivered to VistaJet’s modern fleet […]

Ryanair Boosts Profits By 43% With “Significant Traffic Growth”

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ryanair on Monday released its full year update to investors and analysts in which it posted a 43% increase in full year profits. During the update the business said the group delivered “significant traffic and profit growth” as profits rose to €1,242m and traffic growing by 18% to 106m. Revenue in the period rose by […]

Vietjet Finalize Vietnam’s Largest Ever Commercial Airplane Purchase

Reading Time: 2 minutes VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Company and Boeing have finalized an order for 100 737 MAX 200 airplanes, the largest ever single commercial airplane purchase in Vietnam aviation. His Excellency Mr. Trần Đại Quang, President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and U.S. President Barack Obama, witnessed the historic agreement, valued at approximately $11.3 billion at […]

EgyptAir Flight MS804 to Cairo Disappears From Radar

Reading Time: 20 minutes EgyptAir flight heading from Paris to Cairo has disappeared from radar with 66 people on board, the airline reports. EgyptAir has confirmed that flight 804, traveling from Paris to Cairo, has disappeared with 56 passengers and 10 crew members on board. May 23 – 14:00 [UTC+1]:The pilot of the doomed EgyptAir flight spoke to air […]

US Airlines Earn $4.8 Billion 1Q Pre-Tax Profit

Reading Time: 2 minutes The 10 publicly traded mainline US airlines reported a collective first-quarter pre-tax profit of $4.8 billion, according to Airlines for America (A4A). The earnings, which represent the combined results of Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines and Virgin America, gave the US […]

Aviation Fuel Shortage – Nigeria

Reading Time: < 1 minute In spite of the artificial shortage in aviation fuel in Nigeria, a situation which has compelled most airlines in that country to lift fuel from Ghana, the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has assured airline operators and travelers that it has enough stock of the fuel to supply. Currently, Nigeria is experiencing an artificial shortage […]