Category: Airlines & Airports

airBaltic Improves Vilnius and Tallinn Service

Reading Time: 1 minute The Latvian airline airBaltic will launch a new direct route between Vilnius and Tallinn on April 18, 2016. As well airBaltic has improved flight frequencies to its existing services from Tallinn and Vilnius that will offer more convenient travel from and between Tallinn and Vilnius, and beyond to destinations in the Baltic region. airBaltic’s home […]

Havana Air Launches Direct Booking Service to Cuba for U.S. Travelers

Reading Time: 1 minute United States based airline, Havana Air, has announced that it will be the first carrier to launch a fully automated air reservation system for direct flight bookings to Cuba. The game-changing rollout, which will go live on January 1, 2016, allows users to effortlessly book their flights via the airline’s website. Through the website’s user-friendly […]

Component Support for Boeing 777-300ER from SWISS

Reading Time: 1 minute Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has contracted Lufthansa Technik to provide component support for its future Boeing 777 long-haul fleet. The corresponding Total Component Support TCS® contract will run for a period of ten years and includes nine aircraft. Wolfgang Weynell, Senior Vice President Corporate Sales & Marketing at Lufthansa Technik, remarked on the first […]

Air France 777 Diverted After Fake Bomb Found in Toilet

Reading Time: 1 minute An Air France Boeing 777 enroute from Mauritius to Paris Dec.20 diverted to Kenya after a fake bomb was discovered in one of the lavatories. According to a New York Times report, the fake device was made of cardboard, sheets of paper and a timer; nothing that would have triggered an alert during airport screening. […]

Port of Seattle, Alaska Airlines and Boeing Partnership to Supply Aviation Biofuel

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Port of Seattle, Alaska Airlines and Boeing are partnering to move toward a significant environmental goal: powering all flights by all airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with sustainable aviation biofuel. Sea-Tac is the first U.S. airport to lay out a long-term roadmap to incorporate aviation biofuel into its infrastructure in a cost-effective, efficient manner. […]

More Embraer and Boeing coming to Delta

Reading Time: 1 minute Delta will add up to 20 Embraer 190 and 20 new Boeing 737-900ER jets acquired through a new agreement with The Boeing Co. The agreement is part of the airline’s continued strategy to improve its efficiency by adding additional 737-900ERs and upgauging its mainline fleet with the nearly 100-seat, twin-engine E190 jets while reducing the […]

Bombardier Welcomes Arab Wings and Iraq Gate to the Family of CRJ Series

Reading Time: 3 minutes Bombardier Commercial Aircraft today welcomed Amman, Jordan-based Arab Wings, and its joint venture partner Iraq Gate of Arasat, Baghdad, to the family of CRJ Series aircraft owners and operators. Iraq Gate commenced service in March 2015 with its first CRJ200 aircraft, adding two more in recent months. Iraq Gate will initially operate the aircraft, which […]

Brazil’s GOL to Finish Wi-Fi installation in 2016

Reading Time: 1 minute São Paulo-based low-cost-carrier GOL plans to finish outfitting its first aircraft with Wi-Fi in the first half of 2016. The airline will then equip the rest of its fleet with Gogo’s technology in fewer than three years, airline spokeswoman Ludmilla Marchionni said. Most US carriers have already equipped their fleets with Wi-Fi, but connectivity is […]

S7 Airlines Won Eurobest Awards

Reading Time: 1 minute S7 Airlines, a member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance®, won three prestigious awards at the Eurobest advertising industry festival. In different categories the jury distinguished S7 Airlines promotion campaign #IWANTTOGOWHERE, and innovative project “Imagination Machine”, which was implemented as a part of the campaign. The video #IWANTTOGOWHERE won a silver award in the Film […]

Egypt Contradicts Bomb Theory on Metrojet Crash

Reading Time: 2 minutes Egyptian investigators for the Metrojet Airbus A321 crash say it has not received “information indicating unlawful interference” or a “terrorist act” in the Oct. 31 crash, contradicting statements made by Russia’s Federal Security Police in mid-November that “a self-made explosive device equivalent of up to 1 kg of TNT” had been set off on board. […]