Category: AIRLINES & AIRPORTS

Boeing, Ryanair Celebrate Milestone Delivery: 400th Next-Generation 737-800

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing and Ryanair marked a milestone today with the delivery of the airline’s 400th Next-Generation 737-800. The Irish low-cost carrier operates the largest fleet of Next-Generation 737-800s in the world. “The Boeing 737-800 aircraft, with its industry leading technical reliability and seating capacity, has been the foundation upon which our successful and safe growth has been […]

Power Outage Cripples Manila Airport, Thousands Stranded

Reading Time: < 1 minute A rare power outage plunged a major section of the Philippine capital’s main airport into darkness overnight, forcing flight cancellations that stranded thousands on Sunday (Apr 3). As many as 78 flights by the country’s largest carrier Cebu Pacific were cancelled, affecting nearly 14,000 passengers, the company said in a statement. Flag carrier Philippine Airlines […]

Alaska Air To Buy Virgin America

Reading Time: 2 minutes Alaska Air has agreed to buy Virgin America for USD$2.6 billion in cash to its boost its operation on the US West Coast and compete more effectively with larger airlines. At USD$57 a share, the deal represents a premium of about 86 percent from Virgin America’s stock price before reports in March that the company […]

Lufthansa To Restart Some Brussels Flights

Reading Time: < 1 minute Lufthansa will restart some flights to Brussels airport this week, after the airport’s partial reopening on Sunday following the suicide bomb attack that badly damaged its departure hall and killed 16 people last month Lufthansa said two flights each from Frankfurt and Munich would operate today, increasing to four departures from each of its hubs […]

Brussels Airport Reopens for Limited Service

Reading Time: 2 minutes Brussels Airport reopened on Sunday for three “symbolic” flights by Brussels Airlines following days of negotiations between airport authorities and police over new security measures. A Brussels Airlines departure to Faro, Portugal, marked the first flight operation since March 22, when a pair of bombs that detonated in the airport’s departure area killed 16 people […]

BB-8™ ANA JET Flight

Reading Time: 2 minutes On March 28, 2016, a special commemorative ceremony was held at the Los Angeles International Airport for the specially decorated ANA “BB-8™ ANA JET”. A Boeing 777 made its debut flight from Osaka to Tokyo to Los Angeles. The BB-8 is scheduled to travel between Tokyo and Los Angeles through 8th of April. Later on […]

Ryukyu Air Commuter Unveils Bombardier Q400 Cargo‑Combi Aircraft

Reading Time: 3 minutes Bombardier Commercial Aircraft celebrated today with Ryukyu Air Commuter Co., Ltd (RAC) of Okinawa, Japan as the airline unveiled two of its Q400 Cargo-Combi aircraft during a special ceremony held at the Japan Transocean Air Maintenance Center at Naha Airport, Okinawa. RAC, the launch customer of the Q400 Cargo-Combi aircraft, is a member of Japan […]

Turkish Cargo Transports the Batmobile

Reading Time: 2 minutes Turkish Cargo has served as a ‘Super Hero’ for the first time transporting the Batmobile around the globe as part of the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie. Turkish Airlines added Metropolis and Gotham City to its flight line, moving the Batmobile from the US to London on an intercontinental cargo flight. Turkish Cargo […]

Boeing: Latin American Commercial Fleet to Triple By 2035

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing projects Latin American airlines will need 3,050 new airplanes valued at $350 billion in the next two decades, tripling the region’s current fleet size. “Over the long term, Latin American economies will grow faster than the rest of the world,” said Donna Hrinak, President, Boeing Latin America. “This growth will create increased passenger traffic […]

Montag-Girmes Makes EUR 52 mln Investment in airBaltic

Reading Time: 2 minutes German businessman Ralf Dieter Montag-Girmes, the investor in Latvia’s national carrier airBaltic, has made the promised EUR 52 million investment in the airline, Latvian Transport Minister Uldis Augulis told LETA. The investment has been made in line with the shareholders agreement signed between the Latvian government and the investor. Thus, the state and the German […]