Category: AIRLINES & AIRPORTS

Bombardier Welcomes Arab Wings and Iraq Gate to the Family of CRJ Series

Reading Time: 3 minutes Bombardier Commercial Aircraft today welcomed Amman, Jordan-based Arab Wings, and its joint venture partner Iraq Gate of Arasat, Baghdad, to the family of CRJ Series aircraft owners and operators. Iraq Gate commenced service in March 2015 with its first CRJ200 aircraft, adding two more in recent months. Iraq Gate will initially operate the aircraft, which […]

Brazil’s GOL to Finish Wi-Fi installation in 2016

Reading Time: < 1 minute São Paulo-based low-cost-carrier GOL plans to finish outfitting its first aircraft with Wi-Fi in the first half of 2016. The airline will then equip the rest of its fleet with Gogo’s technology in fewer than three years, airline spokeswoman Ludmilla Marchionni said. Most US carriers have already equipped their fleets with Wi-Fi, but connectivity is […]

S7 Airlines Won Eurobest Awards

Reading Time: < 1 minute S7 Airlines, a member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance®, won three prestigious awards at the Eurobest advertising industry festival. In different categories the jury distinguished S7 Airlines promotion campaign #IWANTTOGOWHERE, and innovative project “Imagination Machine”, which was implemented as a part of the campaign. The video #IWANTTOGOWHERE won a silver award in the Film […]

Egypt Contradicts Bomb Theory on Metrojet Crash

Reading Time: 2 minutes Egyptian investigators for the Metrojet Airbus A321 crash say it has not received “information indicating unlawful interference” or a “terrorist act” in the Oct. 31 crash, contradicting statements made by Russia’s Federal Security Police in mid-November that “a self-made explosive device equivalent of up to 1 kg of TNT” had been set off on board. […]

Global Airline On-time Arrival Performance Report for November

Reading Time: 3 minutes Hawaiian Airlines ranked the highest among global airlines in November 2015 with an on-time performance of 98.39%, followed by airBaltic (98.22%) and Finnair (97.85%), according to the Global Airline On-time Arrival Performance Report for November 2015 released on December 4 by CARNOC database CADAS (Civil Aviation Data Analysis). This report reflects the on-time arrival performance […]

Fire and Fumes Incidents Prompt IATA Scrutiny of Hoverboard Carriage

Reading Time: < 1 minute A number of fumes and small fire incidents involving lithium-battery-powered hoverboards loaded on to airliners has prompted IATA to develop industry guidelines for handling the new-fad gliding vehicles. Several airlines are banning the carriage of hoverboards over concerns they pose a fire hazard. In a media briefing in Geneva Dec. 10, IATA officials said that […]

Painting the Disney Frozen-themed plane

Reading Time: < 1 minute The newest custom-painted aircraft to join the WestJet fleet features Anna, Elsa and Olaf from the beloved Disney movie, Frozen. It is WestJet’s second custom aircraft in collaboration with Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. WestJetters worked with Disney Artists to design this cool new livery which comes to life in this time-lapse video.

Paris Attacks Cost Air France-KLM €50m in Lost Revenue

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air France-KLM has said that the Paris attacks, in which 130 people were killed, led to a €50m ($54m; £36m) drop in revenues as trips were cancelled. However, the airline group said it expected the effect to have largely worn off by the end of December. The group said the attacks “significantly impacted” traffic to and […]

Russian Airlines Carry 81 Million Passengers in First 9 Months of 2015

Reading Time: < 1 minute Russian airlines carried 81 million passengers in the January to October 2015 period, up 0.5% year-over-year (YOY). International traffic was down 13.9% to 35.4 million, according to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia. Domestic traffic grew 15.5% YOY to 45.4 million. Russia’s Aeroflot Airline carried 22 million passengers in the 10-month period, up 10.6%. Transaero, […]

TAP Adapts Christmas Melody Using Aircraft Noises

Reading Time: < 1 minute Inspired by the normal noises heard inside one of its A330s (the Pedro Teixeira) TAP has created a unique version of the Christmas classic, Jingle Bells, using aircraft sounds. The result is a video the company is today sharing with its clients via social networks. In addition to the aircraft, the protagonists are members of […]