Category: AIRLINES & AIRPORTS

Oman Names Its First Budget Airline

Reading Time: < 1 minute Muscat National Development and Investment Company has announced that the country’s first budget airline will fly under the brand name Salam Air. The name, which is derived from the Arabic greeting, is a result of a nationwide public poll conducted on Twitter and the company’s corporate website. Commenting on the naming process CEO Khalid bin […]

Aegean Airlines Reports Passenger Growth Up 15% In 2015

Reading Time: 1 minute Greece-based Aegean Airlines has reported strong passenger growth in 2015, but faces challenges as the country’s debt crisis continues. It has also been adversely affected by the emigration of high number of Middle Eastern refugees, especially to several Greek islands. Aegean carried 11.65 billion passengers in 2015, up 15% compared to 2014. International passenger traffic […]

The Rivalry Between Heathrow and Gatwick Airports

Reading Time: 6 minutes By being the small island in a large ocean it is crucial for the United Kingdom to be well connected. It has had the world’s largest port and airports on its shores for the last 350 years. The trading connections have literally put it at the center of the map. However, Britain’s status as a […]

Africa Gets Its First Solar-Powered Airport

Reading Time: 2 minutes South Africa has ramped up its green credentials by unveiling the continent’s first solar-powered airport. Located halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, George Airport will meet 41% of its energy demand from a brand new 200 square meter solar power plant built on its grounds. The facility, which was officially launched last week, has […]

Ethiopian Boeing 787 Suffered Nosegear Collapse at Addis Ababa

Reading Time: < 1 minute Whilst stationary, the nosegear of an Ethiopian 787 collapsed at Addis Ababa Airport, injuring one cabin attendant. Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 702 to Rome just completed bording whilst parking at its stand on the tarmac at Addis Ababa Bole Intl Airport, when (around 21:00L) the nosegear suddenly gave way. The airliner tilted down until it […]

Malaysia Airlines Weighs Up More A350s

Reading Time: 2 minutes Malaysia Airlines is considering buying more Airbus A350 widebodies and has seen a year-over-year 10% improvement in its revenue per available seat kilometer (RASM) for the quarter ended February, the company said Friday. Announcing latest updates in its restructuring process, Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) said there was “sustained progress amidst a backdrop of external macroeconomic […]

The 10 Best and Worst Airlines

Reading Time: 2 minutes AirHelp, which offers legal assistance to passengers filing claims against airlines for delayed flights, has released a global ranking of the 10 best — and worst — airlines in the world. From long delays to cramped seats, flying can be an unpleasant experience. The airline you fly with, however, can make a huge difference. To find the […]

Embraer $81 Million Net Result Reflects Loss from Republic Bankruptcy

Reading Time: 2 minutes Brazilian manufacturer Embraer reported net income of $80.8 million for 2015, down 76.8% from the company’s $347.7 million net profit in 2014. Embraer’s 2015 revenue was $5.93 billion, down 5.7% year-over-year (YOY) from the manufacturer’s 2014 revenue of $6.29 billion. Embraer’s operating expenses for the year fell 2.6% YOY to $5.6 billion, resulting in operating profits […]

Republic Airways Blames Pilot Shortage for Bankruptcy

Reading Time: < 1 minute Republic Airways, which operates regional flights for Delta, American and United, announced recently that it is going through Chapter 11 bankruptcy. While an airline going bankrupt is not unusual news, the reason behind the announcement is. The airline blamed its problems on a shortage of pilots. “Our filing today is a result of our loss […]

US Carriers Apply to Start Scheduled Flights to Cuba

Reading Time: 2 minutes All four US major carriers and at least three independents filed applications with the US government Wednesday seeking approval to provide nonstop services to Cuba. The flood of filings, submitted March 2, come after the US and Cuba announced an agreement in February to resume scheduled commercial air service. Services are expected to begin late […]