Category: Airlines & Airports

Fire and Fumes Incidents Prompt IATA Scrutiny of Hoverboard Carriage

Reading Time: 1 minute A number of fumes and small fire incidents involving lithium-battery-powered hoverboards loaded on to airliners has prompted IATA to develop industry guidelines for handling the new-fad gliding vehicles. Several airlines are banning the carriage of hoverboards over concerns they pose a fire hazard. In a media briefing in Geneva Dec. 10, IATA officials said that […]

Painting the Disney Frozen-themed plane

Reading Time: 1 minute The newest custom-painted aircraft to join the WestJet fleet features Anna, Elsa and Olaf from the beloved Disney movie, Frozen. It is WestJet’s second custom aircraft in collaboration with Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. WestJetters worked with Disney Artists to design this cool new livery which comes to life in this time-lapse video.

Paris Attacks Cost Air France-KLM €50m in Lost Revenue

Reading Time: 1 minute Air France-KLM has said that the Paris attacks, in which 130 people were killed, led to a €50m ($54m; £36m) drop in revenues as trips were cancelled. However, the airline group said it expected the effect to have largely worn off by the end of December. The group said the attacks “significantly impacted” traffic to and […]

Russian Airlines Carry 81 Million Passengers in First 9 Months of 2015

Reading Time: 1 minute Russian airlines carried 81 million passengers in the January to October 2015 period, up 0.5% year-over-year (YOY). International traffic was down 13.9% to 35.4 million, according to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia. Domestic traffic grew 15.5% YOY to 45.4 million. Russia’s Aeroflot Airline carried 22 million passengers in the 10-month period, up 10.6%. Transaero, […]

TAP Adapts Christmas Melody Using Aircraft Noises

Reading Time: 1 minute Inspired by the normal noises heard inside one of its A330s (the Pedro Teixeira) TAP has created a unique version of the Christmas classic, Jingle Bells, using aircraft sounds. The result is a video the company is today sharing with its clients via social networks. In addition to the aircraft, the protagonists are members of […]

Norwegian Reports Passenger Growth in November

Reading Time: 2 minutes Norwegian carried close to 2 million customers in November, an increase of 11 per cent. Norwegian’s November traffic figures are characterised by growth on intercontinental and European routes. The load factor also increased this month – by 4.1 percentage points to 83 per cent compared to the same month last year. The November traffic figures […]

Norwegian Launches Flights from the US to the Caribbean

Reading Time: 2 minutes Norwegian, voted the world’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline and Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline for the past three consecutive years by SkyTrax, will launch flights from Boston, Baltimore/Washington, D.C. and New York City to two Caribbean destinations: the Guadeloupe Islands and Martinique. Only two years after launching its long-haul operation, Norwegian will now be the largest […]

AirBaltic Cash Injection Receives Latvian Parliament Backing

Reading Time: 1 minute In a political move aimed at stopping Airbaltic from purchasing Sukhoi Superjets, the Latvian government has continued with its aggressive policy against Moscow and is now prepared to inject €80 million into the airline to help complete the purchase of thirteen Bombardier CS300 jets, 10 ordered in December 2012 and 3 which were ordered in […]

Condor’s Airbus Fleet Upgraded with Vortex Generators

Reading Time: 2 minutes Condor’s entire fleet of Airbus aircraft, seven Airbus A321 and nine Airbus A320, is now equipped with Vortex generators. The upgrading process was started in November 2014. The company’s six new Airbus A321-211 aircraft already had this additional feature upon delivery. Vortex generators are aerodynamic devices that are attached to the wings to aid in […]

Finnair to Sell Facilities at Helsinki Airport to Finavia

Reading Time: 1 minute Finnair’s strategic objective is to double its Asian traffic by 2020 from the level of 2010. To enable its growth, Finnair has ordered 19 new Airbus A350 XWB aircraft, which also increase Finnair’s cargo capacity considerably. With a view to the growth of its cargo traffic, Finnair is constructing a new state-of-the-art cargo terminal to […]