Category: Airlines & Airports

EU Banned Airline Leaves Thousands Stranded

Reading Time: 1 minute Turkmenistan Airlines has been banned from flying to/from the European Union after the EASA suspended its permission for the flag carrier and only airline of Turkmenistan to operate services to/from the EU. The notice about suspension of the flight was announced by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) which reported the EASA “has suspended Turkmenistan […]

American Airlines Welcomes Its First Airbus A321neo

Reading Time: 1 minute American Airlines has taken delivery of the first of 100 A321neos on order from Airbus, powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines. The aircraft departed Hamburg early Friday for the trans-Atlantic ferry flight to Pittsburgh where American’s technicians will get the A321neo ready for customer flights. Currently, American Airlines fleet includes Airbus A319, A321, A300, A330 […]

Air France Rebrands HOP!

Reading Time: 1 minute Air France, the French flag carrier and a subsidiary of the Air France–KLM Group, has announced rebranding its HOP! brand under which regional flights connecting France to Europe are operated. From now on, HOP! becomes Air France HOP. The airline revealed that such a change is expected to help airline’s customers “link the regional flight offer […]

Qantas Acquires 19.9% Stake in Alliance Airlines

Reading Time: 1 minute The Qantas Group has taken a 19.9 per cent shareholding of Australian-based charter operator, Alliance Airlines. Alliance Airlines is a significant service provider to the resources sector, which continues to stimulate travel demand in Western Australia and Queensland in particular. Alliance is a profitable, well-managed business with high levels of operational maturity. It is also […]

Qatar Airways: A321LR Over A321neo

Reading Time: 1 minute Qatar Airways has announced that it will convert 10 of its 50 Airbus A321neo on order to the Airbus A321LR (long range) variant of the A320 family. The A321LR is a type of A321neo, which has extra fuel tanks as well as a higher maximum take-off weight to give the aircraft additional range. Qatar Airways […]

American Airlines to Hire Over 250 Maintenance Technicians in 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute American Airlines has announced it is hiring aviation maintenance technicians (AMTs) around the country during the first half of 2019. The company’s Line Maintenance team plans to hire more than 250 AMTs in approximately 30 cities as a result of increased demand for maintenance support in the U.S. as the airline’s peak summer season approaches. […]

IndiGo to Open New MRO Facility at Bengaluru Airport

Reading Time: 1 minute InterGlobe Aviation Ltd., which operates India’s leading domestic carrier – IndiGo – and Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) – operator of Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB) – have entered into a 20-year agreement to sub-lease land at the BLR Airport to build a state-of-the-art Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) facility. The 13,000-sq mts hangar, to […]

Laudamotion Becomes a 100% Subsidiary of Ryanair

Reading Time: 2 minutes Laudamotion, Austria’s No. 1 low fares airline, confirmed that Ryanair has completed the purchase of 100% shareholding in Laudamotion GmbH from NL Holdings in late December. Laudamotion now becomes a 100% subsidiary of Ryanair Holdings Plc, the Group which owns Europe’s largest airline. With the support of Ryanair Holdings, Laudamotion has also announced a series […]

Jet Airways Denies Grounding Aircraft Due to Lessors Demand

Reading Time: 1 minute A crisis-hit Jet Airways, a major Indian international airline, denies grounding its aircraft and cancelling some of its flights due to financial problems with aircraft lessors. Jet Airways confirmed to Aviation Voice that the ongoing minor disruption in its network operations due to cancellation of a few of its flights is of a temporary nature. According to […]

Qatar Executive Becomes First Gulfstream G500 Jet Operator

Reading Time: 1 minute Qatar Executive is pleased to announce that it is officially the world’s first commercial service operator of the Gulfstream G500 jet, which embarked on its inaugural flight on Monday 14 January. The private jet charter division of Qatar Airways Group received two brand-new Gulfstream G500 executive jets last month, both of which received Operations Specification […]