Category: AIRLINES & AIRPORTS

First Embraer Legacy 450 Delivery

Reading Time: < 1 minute Mid-light jet enters service with U.S. and Europe deliveries. Shortly after its U.S. certification back in September, the Embraer Legacy 450 is already in the hands of its first owner. Embraer’s newest business jet enters service with the delivery to LMG, a Orlando, Florida-based event technology specialist. “We are excited to be the very first […]

Airline and Airport Punctuality Statistics of 2015

Reading Time: < 1 minute CNN has just published the airline and airport punctuality statistics for 2015, based on OAG data. Not surprisingly, the Japanese airports and airlines score very well in that ranking. A nice surprise is to see CRL as number 2, right behind Osaka, for the small airports. Congratulations! For airline punctuality, for the second year running […]

Air France Pays Tribute to Its Last Boeing 747 With Its Customers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Air France salutes with emotion the departure of its Boeing 747 from its long-haul fleet, after more than forty years of idyllic travel by Jumbo Jet. On this occasion, the Company is inviting its customers to share in several different celebrations. Special open days at the Air and Space Museum at Le Bourget Air France […]

Malaysia Airlines Suspends Checked Baggage to Europe

Reading Time: 2 minutes Malaysia Airlines abruptly put a temporary suspension on all checked baggage on its flights to Europe, citing strong head winds and safety concerns. In an initial statement issued on Jan. 5, Malaysia Airlines said it was only able to carry hand luggage on services from Kuala Lumpur to Europe. Passengers can still check in luggage, […]

Etihad Appeals German Court Ruling Against Airberlin Codeshares

Reading Time: 2 minutes Etihad Airways has appealed a German court’s decision revoking the approval of 29 of its codeshare flights with Airberlin. The notice of appeal was filed Jan. 4 in the higher administrative court in Germany’s Lüneburg. The Abu Dhabi-based carrier said the German Ministry of Transport raised concerns on 29 of the codeshares last summer, based […]

Air France Unions to Strike in January

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air France has confirmed it has been informed of strike action by the CGT trade union on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 and by Alter, a minor pilots’ union, from Jan. 10-13. According to several media reports, CGT is protesting job cuts as well as the legal action taken against five employees involved in an Oct. […]

Ethiopian Airlines Increases Bombardier Q400 Turboprop Fleet

Reading Time: 4 minutes Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and Addis Ababa-based Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise (Ethiopian Airlines) announced today that they have signed a firm purchase agreement for two additional Q400 turboprop airliners that will bring Ethiopian Airlines’ Q400 aircraft fleet to a total of 19 aircraft, the largest total fleet in Africa. Based on the list price of the Q400 […]

Eindhoven Airport Traffic Grows by 10% in 2015

Reading Time: < 1 minute Eindhoven Airport achieved for the year 2015 a passenger growth of 10% over 2014. 4.333 million passengers used the airport; 407,000 more than in 2014 (3.926 million passengers). The growth in the number of aircraft movements in 2015 was 5%: 30,360 aircraft movements in 2015; 28,900 flight movements in 2014. The passengers 10% growth is […]

WizzAir Announces Third Airport in Lithuania in Kaunas

Reading Time: < 1 minute Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced it will add operations from Kaunas to complement its Lithuanian offer of low-cost services. From 29 March, the airline will start operating a new service to London Luton from the newest WIZZ airport in Kaunas with five weekly flights. With an initial […]

Hainan Airlines to Fly the Los Angeles – Changsha, China Route

Reading Time: < 1 minute Hainan Airlines (Haikou and Beijing) has announced it will launch the only nonstop service from Los Angeles (LAX) to inland China on January 21, 2016. Hainan will connect passengers to Changsha, capital of Hunan Province, a metropolis of over 7 million people famous for its world-renowned cuisine and rich history. The new route is part […]