Airline News

  • Aphrodite: Airline revenue will increase by 1,500% with a APPS business model

    Published on : Thursday, September 5, 2019

    Aphrodite Management Holding will be presenting APPS, its revolutionary business model that promises to increase airline revenue by 1,500%, during this year’s round of the World Aviation Festival. Taking place in London between September 4th and 6th, 2019, the annual …

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  • China Southern Airlines to receive $4 billion capital

    Published on : Thursday, July 25, 2019

    China Southern Airlines will carry out an equity diversification plan that will involve the injection of 30 billion yuan ($4.36 billion) of capital from three investors. The Guangdong Hengjian Investment Holding Corporation, the Guangzhou Urban Construction Investment Group and the …

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  • Ryanair launching new Malta-based airline

    Published on : Wednesday, June 12, 2019

    Ryanair has announced plans to launch a new Malta-based subsidiary airline, Malta Air. The new carrier will take over the 61 routes that Ryanair already operates to and from the Mediterranean country, with further expansion expected.     The government …

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  • Lufthansa Airlines uses tele-medicine on board its long-haul fleet

    Published on : Friday, June 7, 2019

    Lufthansa Airlines has equipped all long–haul aircraft with the mobile ECG (Electrocardiogram) system CardioSecur. In case of on-board medical emergencies, the compact, intuitive system will allow flight attendants without cardiological expertise to record an ECG for passengers and send the …

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  • SilkAir launches its first flights to South Korea

    Published on : Thursday, May 2, 2019

    SilkAir, one of the regional airlines in Singapore has launched its first flights to South Korea with a non-stop service between Singapore and the popular seaport of Busan. The Singapore Airlines regional wing is the only airline plying the route …

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  • Cathay Dragon flight makes emergency landing due to technical snag

    Published on : Monday, April 8, 2019

    A Cathay Dragon plane flying from Taiwan to Hong Kong had to make an emergency landing on Monday from where it departed after having a “technical issue” shortly after take-off, the carrier said in a statement.   Cathay Pacific, the …

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  • Airbus and China Aviation Supplies Holding Company expand their Partnership in Civil Aviation

    Published on : Wednesday, March 27, 2019

    Airbus and China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS) has signed a General Terms Agreement (GTA) covering the purchase by Chinese airlines of a total of 300 Airbus aircraft.       The General Terms Agreement was signed in Paris, France …

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  • IndiGo plans to begin its services from China, Vietnam, Myanmar and other countries

    Published on : Tuesday, February 26, 2019

    Indian budget carrier IndiGo is looking China, Vietnam, Myanmar and Saudi Arabia, among other countries, as the airline embarks on expanding its international network.     In a communication to employees on Monday, IndiGo’s CEO Ronojoy Dutta said that the …

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  • Airbus achieves new commercial aircraft delivery record in 2018

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    Airbus SE delivered 800 commercial aircraft to 93 customers in 2018, meeting its full year delivery guidance and setting a new company record. Deliveries were 11 percent higher than the previous record of 718 units, set in 2017. For the …

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  • Pharma Corridor between Hong Kong and Brussels Airport Assures Handling Quality

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    Hong Kong International Airport and Brussels Airport today announced the launch of an airport-to-airport  pharma corridor, offering services catering to the specific needs of pharmaceutical shipments. Spearheaded by the two airports and in collaboration with Pharma.Aero, the initiative aims to …

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  • Delta Air Lines books order for additional 15 Airbus A220 aircraft

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    Delta Air Lines has ordered 15 additional A220 aircraft, bringing to 90 the total of the new generation, highly fuel-efficient jetliners the world’s second-largest airline has on order. The additional orders are the airline’s first for the -300 model. Delta …

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  • Delta extends Airbus A220 order book to 90 total aircraft

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    Delta has reached an agreement with Airbus to extend its order book of the highly efficient, state-of-the-art A220 by 15 aircraft to a total of 90.Delta’s future A220 fleet will consist of 40 A220-100 series aircraft and the remaining 50 …

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  • Record passenger numbers for KLM in 2018

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    KLM welcomed a record 34.2 million passengers on board in 2018. That is a 4.5% increase compared to 2017. The growth was greatest in Europe and in North and South America. The strong passenger growth resulted in a record load …

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  • airBaltic Achieves 99.8% Flight Regularity in 2018

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    The Latvian airline airBaltic has further improved its world-class regularity rate, performing  99.8% of its planned flights in 2018. It is an improvement of 0.4 percentage points compared to 2017 and means that only 0.2% of flights were cancelled last year due …

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  • WestJet reports December load factor of 82.8 per cent

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    WestJet announced December 2018 traffic results with a load factor of 82.8 per cent, a decrease of 0.8 percentage points year over year. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 3.4 per cent year over year, while capacity, measured in …

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  • Pakistan Prime Minister approves the launch of new private airline from Sialkot

    Published on : Friday, December 28, 2018

    Prime Minister Imran Khan has granted an approval for the launch of a new private airline from Sialkot International Airport. It will boost its business and tourism scenario.     The Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs …

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  • Abu Dhabi Airports hosted the Airports Council International Asia Pacific Regional meeting

    Published on : Wednesday, December 26, 2018

    Abu Dhabi Airports hosted the Airports Council International Asia-Pacific Regional HR Committee Fall meeting at the Gulf Center for Aviation Studies in Abu Dhabi between the 11th and 13th December. The three-day event, was an opportunity for Airport HR professionals …

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  • Emergency exercise at Al Bateen Executive Airport on Wednesday, 26th December 2018

    Published on : Wednesday, December 26, 2018

    Abu Dhabi Airports will conduct a full scale emergency exercise at Al Bateen Executive Airport on Wednesday 26th December 2018, in accordance with Civil Aviation regulations issued by the General Civil Aviation Authority, and in compliance with standards and recommendations …

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  • Indian holiday travel increases as airlines keep fares in check

    Published on : Wednesday, December 26, 2018

    The airline companies in India are resisting the temptation to raise last-minute ticket prices and hotels are keeping rates more or less unchanged due to greater supply, resulting in a bustling holiday season.     Indian travellers don’t mind braving …

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  • A319neo with CFM LEAP-1A engines wins joint Type Certification from FAA and EASA

    Published on : Monday, December 24, 2018

    The A319neo powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines has achieved joint Type Certification from both the US FAA and European EASA airworthiness authorities. This means that now all three aircraft models – the A319neo, A320neo and A321neo – are certified …

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