Category: Europe

Norwegian Eyes More Boeing 787-9s

Reading Time: 2 minutes Norwegian CEO Bjorn Kjos is considering placing a follow-on order for more Boeing 787-9s in “a couple of years,” which he would use to expand its London Gatwick operation. However, Kjos cautioned that this growth depends on Norwegian securing more slots at the south London airport, which would require a second runway to be built. […]

What Do We Know About Airbus A350 XWB?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Airbus is seeing its future with a new generation of long-range widebody airliners with better fuel efficiency, lower operating costs and reduced noise and emission, and the A350 is the best example of all this. The A350 is the first Airbus with both fuselage and wing structures made primarily of carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer. This new-generation jetliner […]

Lufthansa Group’s Summer Destinations

Reading Time: 4 minutes Group member airlines serve 316 points in 101 countries in 2016 summer schedules; numerous new and additional services for the benefit of air travelers The airlines of the Lufthansa Group – Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings, Lufthansa and SWISS – will be even more attractive this summer for business and leisure travellers alike. And, as […]

Duncan Granted MRO Authority By Embraer

Reading Time: 1 minute Duncan Aviation has been granted base maintenance authorization on Embraer Legacy 450 and 500 aircraft, allowing the company to offer full maintenance support and service for all scheduled maintenance events on these aircraft models. “We’re delighted that an OEM of Embraer Executive Jets’ stature in the industry has chosen Duncan Aviation as a base maintenance […]

Moscow and Cairo Agree To Resume Flights As Soon As Possible

Reading Time: 1 minute Direct flights between Russia and Egypt are about to resume, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. They will start shortly in accordance with air safety, said Lavrov after meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry. According to Lavrov, Cairo responded positively to Russia’s recommendations for airport and flight security. “We have agreed that measures […]

airBaltic’s Summer Destinations

Reading Time: 2 minutes airBaltic is launching 13 additional routes for summer season linking Baltic region with Mediterranean resorts. The world’s most punctual airlines of 2015 are switching to summer flight schedule on the 29th of March. Additional routes expanding airlines’ network will allow travelers to reach the most popular summer destinations from Riga (RIX International Airport). New routes […]

Lufthansa Technik First Australian Cyclean® Engine Wash Station

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lufthansa Technik AG opened its first Australian Cyclean® Engine Wash Service Station in Melbourne. Lufthansa Technik now offers its Cyclean® engine wash service around the world: In North and South America, in Europe, in the Middle East, in Asia, and now in Australia. The Cyclean® Engine Wash facility at Melbourne Airport is mounted in a […]

Air France-KLM Drops Two A380s For Three More A350 Jets

Reading Time: 1 minute Air France-KLM group announced that they converted the last two Airbus A380 orders to three A350-900 long-haul airliners. In 2013, it is understood from consolidated results that the real price of an Airbus A380 bought in 2012 by Air France was 149 million euros, far from the $404 million of the list price. This year, […]

Emirates Brings First Scheduled A380 Service to Vienna

Reading Time: 2 minutes The world’s largest passenger aircraft comes to Austria on 1st July 2016, as Emirates announces that it will operate one of its two scheduled daily flights into Vienna International Airport with its iconic A380 aircraft. The airline, which has carried almost three million passengers on the Dubai-Vienna route since it was launched on 1st May […]

Further Job Cuts Planned For Iberia

Reading Time: 1 minute In 2012 the loss of 4,500 jobs at Iberia was announced during a period of restructuring where the airline reduced its fleet by 25 aircraft and its network capacity cut by 15% in a bid to reverse cash losses by mid-2013 and raise profits by at least €600m. These job cuts came hot on the […]