Category: Airlines & Airports

Boeing MAX Delays Force UIA to Amend Flight Schedules

Reading Time: 1 minute Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) is being forced to make some involuntary changes to its summer 2019 flight schedules, with reduced frequencies and capacity on some selected routes. The reason for the enforced changes is the delay of deliveries of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft that were scheduled to start operating UIA’s flights from mid-April. But […]

Turkish Airlines’ “The Great Move” Largely Concluded

Reading Time: 2 minutes With the “Great Move” representing one of the most significant cornerstones of the Turkish Aviation history, Turkish Airlines nearly concluded its gradual move to Istanbul Airport that started following the official opening back on October 29. Starting on April 5 Friday at 03:00, the final moving operation is at 96 percent completion, 12 hours earlier […]

Uganda Airlines Firms up Orders for Two Airbus A330neo Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute Uganda Airlines, the national carrier of Uganda, has firmed up its order for two A330-800 airliners, the latest version of the most popular A330 widebody airliner. Fitted with the new Airspace by Airbus cabin, the A330neo will bring a range of benefits to Uganda Airlines and its customers, offering unrivalled efficiencies combined with the most […]

First Airbus A321LR to TAP Air Portugal

Reading Time: 1 minute Lisbon-based TAP Air Portugal has taken delivery of its first of twelve A321LRs on order, becoming the first airline to operate a combined A330neo and A321LR fleet. Powered by CFM engines, TAP’s A321LR is configured with 171 seats (16 full flat Business, 48 Eco Premium and 107 Ecomomy seats). The combination of the A321LR and […]

Aeroflot Named World’s Strongest Airline Brand for the Third Year

Reading Time: 2 minutes Aeroflot has been named the world’s strongest airline brand for the third year in a row by Brand Finance, the leading independent brand valuation consultancy. The award ceremony was held in early April 2019 at the Royal Automobile Club in London (UK), one of the oldest and most famous private members’ clubs in the world. […]

Conflicting Views of Sukhoi & Adria Airways: Who Cancelled SSJ100 Deal?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sukhoi Superjet SSJ100, a regional jet designed by Sukhoi, a division of the United Aircraft Corporation, got into the tense situation. The deal with Adria Airways fell apart. Recently Sukhoi was battling to stay present in Europe and not to lose its only European customer CityJet, an Irish regional airline. However, uncertainties over this partnership […]

Air Peace to Become First E-Jets E2 Operator in Africa

Reading Time: 2 minutes Embraer has signed a firm order for 10 E195-E2 jets with Air Peace, Nigeria’s largest airline. With this order, Air Peace will become the first E-Jets E2 operator in Africa. The contract includes purchase rights for a further 20 E195-E2. With all purchase rights being exercised, the contract has a value of USD 2.12 billion, […]

Flybe Cancels Dozens of Flights Amid Pilot Shortage

Reading Time: 1 minute Regional airline Flybe announced cancelling dozens of Wednesday flights due to operational issues, including pilot shortage and seasonality. Most of the cancelled flights are within the UK. Thus, passengers travelling form Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, London Southend and Southampton were among the most affected by the airline’s troubled situation. “We are doing our best to […]

SIA Grounds Two Boeing 787s Over Trent Engine Problems

Reading Time: 1 minute Singapore Airlines, the flag carrier airline of Singapore, has grounded two of  its Boeing 787-10 aircraft due to pending Trent 1000 TEN engine replacements. In the statement the airline said that “during recent routine inspections of Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN engines on Singapore Airlines’ Boeing 787-10 fleet, premature blade deterioration was found on some engines”. […]

TripAdvisor: 10 Best Airlines for 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute TripAdvisor has announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice® awards for Airlines for the third year running. Flyers voted TOP 10 airlines worldwide to be the best to explore the world with in 2019. The best one, determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of airline reviews and ratings submitted […]