Category: AIRLINES & AIRPORTS

Emirates Reportedly to Hire Laid-off Malaysian Pilots

Reading Time: 2 minutes Following Malaysian Airlines’ announcement this week that it would be grounding its remaining fleet of Boeing 777s and cancelling several long-haul routes, Emirates has, according to a report by Arabian Supply Chain, signalled its interest in hiring laid-off Malaysian pilots. Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ divisional senior vice-president, strategic planning, revenue optimisation and aeropolitical affairs, based in […]

Changi Airport Handles Record 55.4M Passengers In 2015

Reading Time: 2 minutes Changi Airport handled a record 55.4 million passengers last year, a 2.5 per cent increase from 2014. The number of aircraft take-offs and landings grew by 1.4 per cent year-on-year to 346,330. December was an especially busy month with 5.29 million passenger movements recorded, the highest ever for any single month since the airport opened in […]

Vietjet Air Reports 34.5% Revenue Increase in 2015

Reading Time: < 1 minute Vietnam-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Vietjet Air reported a 2015 revenue of VND10.9 trillion ($490.7 million), up 34.5% from VND8.1 trillion in 2014. The airline said the revenue increase was achieved “despite increasing challenges in the wake of the ASEAN Open Skies policy.” The result was lower than the VND13.8 trillion forecast at the start of […]

Saudia to Sell Bonds to Buy Planes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Saudi Arabia’s main airline said it’s planning to sell as much as SAR5 billion (US$1.3 billion) of Islamic bonds in the second quarter to refinance loans and buy planes, becoming the latest issuer in the kingdom to tap debt markets for cash amid an oil slump. The carrier known as Saudia is in negotiations with […]

First Boeing 737 MAX Flight Expected Friday

Reading Time: < 1 minute As long as Mother Nature and other factors cooperate, the first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft is expected to take to the skies over Washington on Friday, January 29. The 737 MAX has received over 3,000 orders from more than 60 customers worldwide.  Although the Airbus A320neo has received more orders than the MAX program, the […]

New Routes From January 2016

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airlines are launching new routes for the 2016.  Hong Kong Airlines begins 3X-weekly Airbus A320 service to Phnom Penh Feb. 27. It began 3X-weekly Hong Kong-Gold Coast-Cairns Jan. 8. Hong Kong Airlines increased Hong Kong-Tianjin service to 2X-daily. Blue Air begins 2X-weekly Hamburg-Bucharest Boeing 737 service March 29. Ryanair adds daily London STN-Timisoara Nov. 1. […]

Over 11,000 Flights Canceled During Stormy US East Coast Weekend

Reading Time: 3 minutes More than 8,000 flights were canceled in the US over the weekend, according to flight tracking site FlightAware, as a major snowstorm hit the Mid-Atlantic region. FlightAware reported more than 3,000 canceled flights on Friday, Jan. 22, when the storm began. Disruptions continued on Monday, Jan. 25, as 1,920 flights were canceled in the US […]

iPass Partners With Panasonic Avionics to Bring Inflight Wi-Fi Service to 747 Additional Planes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Officials at iPass Inc. (NASDAQ:IPAS), a provider of global mobile connectivity in Redwood Shores, California, have entered into an agreement with Panasonic Avionics Corp. to bring inflight Internet access to iPass customers on 23 international airlines. “Inflight Wi-Fi is critical for our business customers, and our partnership with Panasonic extends iPass’ inflight footprint to many […]

Qatar Airways To Launch World’s 2 Longest Flights

Reading Time: 2 minutes Presently the world’s three longest flights are Dallas to Sydney (Qantas), Johannesburg to Atlanta (Delta), and Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles (Etihad). Emirates has the intentions of launching a route between Dubai and Panama City, which would be the world’s longest, as it’s 10 miles further than Dallas to Sydney. However, that route has already […]

Wizz Air Sees Strong EX-YU Passenger Growth

Reading Time: 2 minutes Budget airline Wizz Air has recorded strong passenger growth on its three main markets in the former Yugoslavia – Macedonia, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina – handling over 1.5 million travellers during 2015. It welcomed 795.000 passengers on its flight to and from Skopje and Ohrid, representing an overall increase of 36.8% on the year […]