Category: AIRLINES & AIRPORTS

Amazon Agrees To Contract 20 767 Freighters From Atlas Air

Reading Time: < 1 minute Amazon has reached an agreement with Purchase, New York-based Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings to wet lease 20 Boeing 767-300 converted freighters, the second freighter lease deal the Seattle-based online retail giant has signed this year. Under the agreement, Atlas Air Worldwide subsidiary Atlas Air will operate 20 767-300Fs on a crew, maintenance and insurance contract […]

Air Canada And Avianica Brasil Announce Codeshare Agreement

Reading Time: < 1 minute Star Alliance partners Air Canada and Avianca Brasil announced yesterday they have implemented the first stage of a codeshare agreement. Initially, Air Canada will sell, in all its channels, tickets for flights operated by its partner Avianca Brasil under the AC code, significantly expanding its distribution in the local Brazilian market. The agreement includes flights […]

Allegiant Honors Entire Staff at Elementary School With Free Flights

Reading Time: 2 minutes Allegiant celebrated Teacher Appreciation Day today by giving away two round-trip tickets to every teacher and support staff member at Helen Herr Elementary School in Las Vegas. Allegiant worked with Clark County School District personnel to plan a surprise evacuation drill at the local elementary school, after which airline representatives surprised more than 70 unsuspecting […]

Aeroflot Subsidiary Aurora Airline 1Q Traffic Up 22%

Reading Time: < 1 minute Aeroflot subsidiary Aurora Airline—which serves Russia’s Far East—carried 276,827 passengers in the first quarter, up 22% year-over-year (YOY), as a result of network and fleet growth. In the first quarter, Aurora carried 216,454 domestic and 60,373 international passengers. It carried 1,638 tonnes of cargo, up 33% YOY. Total flying hours for the quarter were up […]

A Mixed Bag For Europe’s Airlines in Q1

Reading Time: 2 minutes Some of Europe’s largest airline groups have unveiled their Q1 financial results in the past week, serving up a varied set of earnings but nevertheless giving credence to IATA’s prediction that 2016 will see a jump in the continent’s profitability.   For some, reduced fuel prices and higher customer demand are still aiding improved performance […]

Fort McMurray Fire: 88,000 Evacuated, Airport At Risk

Reading Time: < 1 minute Firefighters were helpless to stop the raging wildfire in the city of Fort McMurray, Alberta as the strong, shifting winds drove the flame out of control on Wednesday. The province has declared a state of emergency. A mandatory order was issued to evacuate the entire population of Fort McMurray. So far, about 88,000 people have […]

Air France-KLM Narrows Loss in 1Q

Reading Time: 2 minutes Air France-KLM Group has reported a first-quarter net loss of €155 million ($175.3 million), narrowed from a €559 million net loss in the year-ago period. “Air France-KLM is continuing to deliver a clear improvement of its financial indicators in the first quarter of 2016, leading to a significant increase of its operating result while continuing […]

Ryanair’s Passenger Figures Grow 10 pct in April

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ryanair, Europe’s leading low-cost airline, said on Wednesday it carried a total of 9.9 million passengers in April this year, up 10 percent over a year ago. The Irish budget airline also said its load factor — how many seats it fills on each flight — rose by 2 percent to 93 percent. Ryanair attributed […]

Brussels Airport Still Beset With Problems After March 22nd Bombings

Reading Time: 2 minutes In what has been described as a bizarre situation by the airport operator, increased security measures at Brussels airport have caused many flight delays and a good number of passengers to miss their flights. This includes the former Belgian Prime Minister, Yves Leterme, who missed his Budapest flight after being delayed by two hours and […]

Adelaide Welcomes First Qatar Airways Flight From Doha

Reading Time: 3 minutes The city of Adelaide today welcomed the first Qatar Airways flight to arrive at its international airport from Doha, Qatar. The inaugural flight was greeted by a delegation of VIPs including South Australia’s Minister for Tourism, Hon. Leon Bignell; Adelaide Airport Managing Director, Mr. Mark Young; the Governor of South Australia, His Excellency the Hon. […]