AIRLINE NEWS

  • GoAir Firms Contract For 72 A320neo Aircraft

    Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    GoAir, a Wadia Group company, has penned a firm contract for 72 A320neo aircraft following its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed during the Farnborough International Airshow. The agreement reached on 30th December 2016, doubles GoAir’s firm order book for the …

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  • Direct flights from Garuda airlines to connect Indonesia’s Bali to Chinese city Xi’an

    Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    The Indonesian tourist island destination Bali will soon be connected to northwestern Chinese city of Xi’an with direct flights from PT Garuda , Indonesia’s flagship carrier, Bernama News reported citing company sources.   According to the sources, Garuda airlines will …

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  • 84% of Ryanair Flights On-Time In December

    Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    Ryanair, Europe’s No 1 airline, today (11 Jan) released its December customer service statistics, which confirm that Ryanair remains Europe’s No 1 customer service airline with:   84% of over 51,000 flights in December arriving on-time (down slightly due to …

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  • Travelport and Al Hashim Travel sign a new, exclusive long term agreement

    Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform and Al Hashim Travel have today announced a new, exclusive, long term agreement. Al Hashim Travel is located in the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia, with 10 branches in the region. The agency is …

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  • Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines going online for short and mid range flights

    Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    Send emails from a height of 10,000 meters, do your online shopping while soaring over the Alps, stream videos above the clouds – and all of that with broadband quality. Soon, passengers of Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines will be able …

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  • Air passengers believe obese must get smaller baggage allowance in flights

    Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    A latest survey, conducted on air passengers, has revealed that around 18% passengers find it very annoying that the obese people get the same baggage allowance as a slender air traveller while boarding flights. The poll has also revealed that …

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  • ICAO Condemns Ft. Lauderdale Airport Attacks

    Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    The leaders of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have expressed their strong condemnation of the shootings at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida, USA, and their deep condolences for the families of the victims of the tragic assault.   …

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  • airberlin: Overall stable load factor development in 2016

    Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    Whilst December’s load factor decreased by 1.5 percentage points, airberlin was able to increase its load factor for the full year 2016 to 84.3 per cent. Overall, and despite a challenging market environment, airberlin can look back on a stable …

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  • Southwest Airlines Announces Executive Promotions

    Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gary C. Kelly today announced changes to the Company’s executive Leadership ranks with Thomas M. Nealon named as President and Michael G. Van de Ven named as the airline’s Chief Operating Officer. These changes are …

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  • Allegiant Airlines to launch non-stop Louisville flights

    Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    In the month of May, Allegiant Airlines would be flying out of Louisville International Airport. It has planned to provide non-stop service to five Florida spots and seasonal non-stop flights to Hilton Head International in Georgia.   The Las Vegas-based …

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  • Thomson Airways flight struck by seagull, makes emergency landing

    Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    A flight of Thomson Airways has made an emergency landing after its engine was damaged by a seagull following its take off from Bournemouth.   Flight TOM6248 that was travelling to Tenerife struck the bird a short while after it …

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  • Boeing, Jeju Air Finalize Order for Three Next-Generation 737-800s

    Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    Boeing and Jeju Air announced an order today for three Next-Generation 737-800s.   The order, valued at nearly $300 million at current list prices, will become the airline’s first direct-purchased airplanes from Boeing and fuel the airline’s continued expansion within …

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  • United Reports December 2016 Operational Performance

    Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    United Airlines (UAL) today reported December 2016 operational results.   UAL’s December 2016 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 2.6 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 2.6 percent versus December 2015. UAL’s December 2016 consolidated load factor increased …

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  • Spirit Airlines Reports December 2016 Traffic

    Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    Spirit Airlines today reported its preliminary traffic results for December 2016. Traffic (revenue passenger miles) in December 2016 increased 12.5 percent versus December 2015 on a capacity (available seat miles) increase of 16.6 percent. Load factor for December 2016 was …

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  • Spirit’s Summer Hot Spots — 10 New Routes Announced for 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    Are you dreaming of summer? The barbecues, baseball games and weekend getaways might feel like a distant memory, but it’s never too early to start planning your next summer adventure. Spirit Airlines is here to help, announcing 10 new routes …

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  • Plane forced to land at Gatwick after bird-hit

    Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    A Thomson Airways plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport after a bird damaged an engine after it took off from Bournemouth.   Flight TOM6248, bound for Tenerife, was struck by a seagull shortly after taking …

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  • Spirit’s Summer Hot Spots — 10 New Routes Announced for 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    Are you dreaming of summer? The barbecues, baseball games and weekend getaways might feel like a distant memory, but it’s never too early to start planning your next summer adventure. Spirit Airlines is here to help, announcing 10 new routes …

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  • Croatia Airlines joins the European Regions Airline Association

    Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    Croatia Airlines has joined the European Regions Airline Association* (ERA), bringing the total number of airlines in ERA membership to 54. Starting life as Zagal (Zagreb Airlines) in 1989, the airline is the flag carrier of Croatia with headquarters in …

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  • Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines going online on short haul and mid-range flights too

    Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    Send emails from a height of 10,000 meters, do your online shopping while soaring over the Alps, stream videos above the clouds – and all of that with broadband quality. Soon, passengers of Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines will be able …

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  • oneworld is best alliance for on-time flights for fourth year running

    Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    oneworld is the best alliance for on-time flights, according to FlightStats, Inc., the leading airline industry data services and solutions technology company, which has honoured oneworld with its Airline Alliance On-Time Performance Service Award for 2016.   It is the …

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