AIRLINE NEWS

Situation improves at Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport after flight mess

After rains and flooding from tropical depression Imelda forced the airport to close briefly on Thursday, Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport managed to bail itself out of a flight schedule mess.   The closure lasted less than two hours but …

  • Götz Ahmelmann appointed Chief Commercial Officer of airberlin

    Published on : Thursday, March 2, 2017

    airberlin has announced the appointment of Götz Ahmelmann as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).   Götz Ahmelmann returns to airberlin from Etihad Airways where, since 2015, he successfully implemented projects among the European Etihad Airways Partners. He will contribute his valuable …

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  • Oman Air to share offices with Omantel in Duqm and Khasab

    Published on : Thursday, March 2, 2017

    Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, is delighted to announce the soft opening of its retail offices, within the Omantel premises in Duqm and Khasab. The move into Omantel’s offices is expected to leverage the already …

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  • Hawaiian Airlines Joins Global Climate Change Monitoring Effort

    Published on : Thursday, March 2, 2017

    Hawaiian Airlines has become the first U.S. carrier to join an international scientific project that enlists commercial airlines in the research of climate change and air quality worldwide. Hawaiian partnered with the In-service Aircraft for a Global Observing System (IAGOS) …

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  • Emirates Celebrates Successful First Year on World’s Longest A380 Non-Stop Route

    Published on : Thursday, March 2, 2017

    Upgrading the aircraft type to the double-decker A380 on its daily non-stop service connecting Dubai and Auckland was one of the key reasons for a successful first year on the route, the world’s longest A380 flight, says Emirates.   Emirates …

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  • Delta introduces enhanced boarding process in Atlanta

    Published on : Thursday, March 2, 2017

    Customers traveling through B Concourse at Atlanta’s Hartsfield–Jackson International Airport today will notice a more streamlined boarding process at five Delta departure gates.   The latest upgrade to the boarding process features branded pillars to create four parallel lanes, keeping …

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  • Qatar Airways to Lease Four A350 Aircraft From LATAM Airlines Group

    Published on : Thursday, March 2, 2017

    Qatar Airways today announced it has leased the first of four A350 aircraft from LATAM, the South American airline, for terms of 6- to 12-months, in order to meet its operational plan for the year, as well as increasing customer …

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  • Jet Airways featured amongst the top 200 most influential brands in the world

    Published on : Thursday, March 2, 2017

    Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premier international airline, has been featured as one of the Top 200 Most Influential Brands in the World by Richtopia, a leading digital platform covering a mix of valuable content on success, future investments, new technologies, …

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  • SpiceJet announces its 7th international destination

    Published on : Thursday, March 2, 2017

    SpiceJet, the country’s favourite low-cost carrier, today unveiled its first ever flight to Dhaka thus enhancing its global footprint. The airline now operates to 7 international destinations. SpiceJet will be operating a direct daily flight on the Kolkata – Dhaka …

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  • Ethiopian Signs Codeshare Agreement with Air Namibia

    Published on : Thursday, March 2, 2017

    The codeshare agreement covers Ethiopian thrice weekly services to Windhoek and the services of both airlines beyond their respective hubs. The agreement will allow both airlines to expand their global network through the services of each airline and also facilitate …

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  • Ryanair Launches £9.99 Leeds & Newcastle Rescue Fares As Vueling Cancels Barcelona Route

    Published on : Thursday, March 2, 2017

    Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (2 Mar), launched £9.99 rescue fares on its new routes to Barcelona Girona from Leeds Bradford and Newcastle, to accommodate customers affected by Vueling’s cancellation of its Leeds-Barcelona and Newcastle-Barcelona routes.   Ryanair customers can …

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  • Aeroflot Announces FY 2016 IFRS Financial Results

    Published on : Thursday, March 2, 2017

    Aeroflot Group (“the Group”, Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) today published audited financial results in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards for the year ending 31 December 2016. Key 2016 financial results for Aeroflot Group:  Revenue increased by 19.4% year-on- …

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  • Finnair, Skyscanner and Amadeus join forces to boost conversion with assisted bookings

    Published on : Thursday, March 2, 2017

    Like all retailers, airlines want to maintain close contact with their customers so that they can tailor their shopping experience and make it as simple and personalised as possible.With this goal in mind, Finnair is joining forces with Amadeus to …

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  • Aeroflot announces FY 2016 IFRS financial results

    Published on : Thursday, March 2, 2017

    Aeroflot Group today published audited financial results in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards for the year ending 31 December 2016.   Key 2016 financial results for Aeroflot Group:  Revenue increased by 19.4% year-on- year to RUB 495,880 million;  EBITDAR …

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  • BOC Aviation Takes Delivery of 200th Boeing Airplane

    Published on : Thursday, March 2, 2017

    BOC Aviation Limited (“BOC Aviation” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce the delivery of its 200th Boeing airplane. The Next Generation 737-800 aircraft was delivered to Lion Air Group and will be operated by its Malaysian affiliate, Malindo Air, …

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  • British Airways might face £250,000 bill for passenger compensation for rodent onboard

    Published on : Thursday, March 2, 2017

    British Airways have to pay a huge compensation to its passengers after a mouse was spotted on a Boeing 777. The rodent was spotted just before the flight was about to depart from Heathrow to San Francisco.   Flight BA285 …

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  • Plane with dead body on board continues flight after emergency landing

    Published on : Thursday, March 2, 2017

    An aircraft that was heading to the United Kingdom from the Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan had to go for an emergency landing in Russia after one of its elderly passengers on board the flight suddenly fell ill.   The …

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  • Big surge in flights to far north Queensland

    Published on : Thursday, March 2, 2017

    New flights planned by Tigerair Australia and Jetstar Airways from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to Far North Queensland will deliver more than 168,000 additional plane seats per year, more than the population of Cairns and just under the population of Townsville, according …

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  • Engine catches fire, compels Sudan airliner to make emergency landing

    Published on : Thursday, March 2, 2017

    A passenger plane that was flying to Saudi Arabia was compelled to make an emergency landing on Wednesday immediately after its engine caught fire, according to the civil aviation ministry.   The flight had been carrying 125 people on board. …

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  • Virgin Australia and St Hallett Unveil Custom Wine Blend for Guests at 38,000ft

    Published on : Thursday, March 2, 2017

    Virgin Australia and Barossa Valley winery, St Hallett, today unveiled a wine that has been blended specifically for consumption at high altitude. The wine, named The Duo, will be served exclusively on board Virgin Australia flights in Business Class and …

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  • SIA and SilkAir to Fold Surcharges into Base Airfares

    Published on : Thursday, March 2, 2017

    Singapore Airlines and regional arm SilkAir are to fold fuel and insurance surcharges into base airfares.   Singapore Airlines and SilkAir have already been showing the full price payable in their airfare advertising, inclusive of taxes and surcharges, since 2008. …

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