Category: AIRLINES & AIRPORTS

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 […]

Iran Makes Order for Airbus A380 and A350

Reading Time: < 1 minute It didn’t take long after the sanctions against Iran were lifted: the country has made a provisional deal with Airbus to buy eight A-380 aircraft to be delivered from 2019, according to the deputy transport minister Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan quoted by Reuters this Sunday (24 January). The tentative deal, which the ministry hopes to complete […]

Queenstown Airport Enjoys Best Ever Year For Traffic Growth

Reading Time: < 1 minute The 2015 traffic figures for Queenstown Airport are in, and they reveal that the New Zealand gateway handled a new yearly record of 1.5 million passengers. December also saw the airport set new records for its busiest month ever and busiest week in its history. In total 156,636 passengers used the airport in December – […]

Southwest Posts Record Net Income

Reading Time: < 1 minute Southwest Airlines earned net income of $2.18 billion in 2015, up 92% over a net profit of $1.14 billion in 2014, marking the Dallas-based carrier’s 43rd straight year of profitability. The annual net profit was the best-ever reported by the company—the second straight year it has posted a record net profit. CFO Tammy Romo called […]

Record Year for Sydney Airport Traffic

Reading Time: 2 minutes A record 39.7 million travellers checked through Sydney Airport’s three terminals in 2015 with inbound arrival growth strongest from China (up 31.4 per cent), followed by the UK, the US, Korea, India and Singapore. Total passenger numbers rose 3 per cent from 38.5m in 2014 with the domestic market up 2.3 per cent to 25.35m […]