Air France Pilots Strike on 11th-14th June

Reading Time: < 1 minute Following the call for strike action which has been confirmed by Air France pilots’ unions for the period from 11 to 14 June 2016, the schedule of flights operated by Air France aircraft is disrupted. Air France regrets this situation and is making every effort to minimize the inconvenience this strike action may cause to […]

Six US Airlines Granted Permission to Operate Cuba Flights

Reading Time: 2 minutes Six US airlines have been granted permission by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to begin scheduled flights between the US and Cuba in the autumn. The awards follow last December’s bilateral agreement between the US and Cuba to restart scheduled commercial flights between the countries. The route authorities were approved for non-Havana services; DOT […]

Sixth Austrian Airlines Embraer OE-LWK Took Off

Reading Time: < 1 minute Another Embraer aicraft in the Austrian Airlines fleet with the registration number OE-LWK took off on its initial flight OS311 from Vienna to Stockholm this morning. The Embraer aircraft is the sixth out of a total of 17 Embraer jets which Austrian Airlines will integrate into its fleet by the end of 2017. In April […]

Blast at Shanghai Airport Injures 3 People

Reading Time: < 1 minute A small explosion at a check-in area of Shanghai’s Pudong airport has injured three people, Chinese authorities said. The blast at China’s second-busiest airport occurred at about 2:20pm and appeared to have been caused by a homemade explosive, the airport’s management said on its verified microblog account. It said the three injured people were taken […]

Russian Authorities Prohibit Red Wings SSJ100 Operations

Reading Time: < 1 minute Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, has restricted Moscow-based Red Wings Airlines’ air operator’s certificate (AOC), prohibiting it from SSJ100 aircraft operations. The decision takes effect from July 1. The restriction was made after an inspection carried out earlier this year, Rosaviatsia said in a statement. Red Wings, which did not comment on the situation, […]

India’s Aviation Minister Gets Brutally Honest About Air India

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s straight from the horse’s mouth: Air India is in such a bad shape that nobody would want to buy it. “Its (Air India) books are so bad. I don’t think that even if it is offered, anybody would come for it,” Indian aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju has admitted. Air India’s condition has hogged […]

Republic Airways to Lay off 161 at Port Columbus

Reading Time: < 1 minute Republic Airways plans to lay off 161 workers at its Port Columbus facility and close its heavy maintenance operation there as it continues to reorganize after its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing this year. Republic operates commuter-jet flights on behalf of the major airlines. In a letter to the Ohio Office of Workforce Development, the airline […]

Etihad Introduces A380 on Melbourne Routes

Reading Time: < 1 minute Etihad Airways has introduced an A380, equipped with its The residence private suites, on its Melbourne-Abu Dhabi and Melbourne-London routes. The Residence is the world’s first three-room private suite on a commercial aircraft. Etihad Airways Senior Vice President of Marketing, Shane O’Hare, said: “Today marks another major milestone for Etihad Airways in Australia. “With Melbourne […]

KLM to Retire Last Fokker 70 in 2017

Reading Time: < 1 minute KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will phase out its final Fokker 70 on Oct. 29, 2017, ending 20 years of service. KLM began flying F70s in 1996 and, with a current fleet of 14 aircraft, it is the biggest user of the Dutch-manufactured twinjet. However, the Fokker fleet is now 20 years old, with each aircraft […]

Hainan Airlines Celebrate Delivery of Its First 787-9 Dreamliner

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing and Hainan Airlines today celebrated the delivery of the carrier’s first 787-9 Dreamliner. Hainan becomes China’s first operator of both the 787-8 and 787-9 variants of the Dreamliner family. Hainan Airlines, the largest privately owned airline in China, leased the airplane through an agreement with Air Lease Corporation (ALC). The delivery is also the […]