Monthly Archives: May 2016

A First for Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines has inaugurated its first airport lounge in a foreign country. The facility opened at N’Djili Airport (Kinshasa, DR Congo – IATA: FIH). The airline says the suite offers a unique comfort experience to all business class travellers and frequent fliers while they wait for their flight to Brussels. It described the move as […]

No sign of EgyptAir plane technical problems before takeoff

The EgyptAir plane that disappeared last week did not show technical problems before taking off from Paris, sources within the Egyptian investigation committee said late on Tuesday. The sources said the plane did not make contact with Egyptian air traffic control, but Egyptian air traffic controllers were able to see it on radar on a […]

AirBridgeCargo launches weekly Houston-Abu Dhabi service

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) is introducing a new regular Houston- Abu Dhabi freight service to expand its international network, with effect from today, May 23. ABC’s new flight will operate on a weekly basis departing Houston on Monday evenings via Chicago and Luxembourg to Abu Dhabi, returning to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport. It provides the airline’s USA […]

EgyptAir flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo crashed – Hollande

An EgyptAir flight reported missing between Paris and Cairo has crashed, French President Francois Hollande confirmed. The Airbus A320 with 66 people on board disappeared from radar at 02:30 Cairo time (00:30 GMT), soon after leaving Greek airspace. Greece’s defence minister says Flight MS804 made “sharp turns” and plunged before dropping off the radar. A […]

EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo missing with 66 on board

An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo carrying 66 passengers and crew ha disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean Sea, Egypt’s national airline said. Officials with the airline and the Egyptian civil aviation department told Reuters they believed the Airbus A320 had crashed into the sea. Egypt Air said the plane sent an emergency signal […]

World’s largest self-service bag drop opens at London Gatwick Airport

easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has today opened its new check in area in the North Terminal at London Gatwick Airport which is the world’s largest self-service bag drop. The fully automated bag drop facility for customers will help to reduce and eliminate check in queues. As a result of its introduction queue times have reduced […]

Qatar Airways Leads Industry With Fleet Management System

Qatar Airways’ bespoke system assists decision-making, improves situational awareness and creates technology-based redundancies to contribute to the safe operation of more than 500 daily flights DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways today announced the successful completion and implementation of a new fleet management system called TOPS that allows the airline to optimally schedule aircraft and better […]

Italian air cargo community pays tribute to AirBridgeCargo's performance

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has been awarded the highest accolade for Overall Quality Performance by the Italian Association of Air Cargo Agents’ (ANAMA) in its Quality Awards 2016, presented at Alcatraz Milano. ANAMA, which stands out as the country’s major cargo association, hands out its Quality Awards annually to acknowledge the overall performance and contribution of […]

Go East: airberlin and Czech Airlines launch codeshare agreement

More than 85 weekly flights from Germany to Prague Today, airberlin, Germany’s second largest Airline and Czech Airlines, the flag carrier of Czech Republic launched a new codeshare agreement. Both carriers will thus be able to add new routes and destinations to their schedules. airberlin guests will benefit from a better connectivity between Germany and […]

Singapore Airlines' A350 Goes Long-Haul To Amsterdam

Amsterdam has become the first long-haul destination to receive the Singapore Airlines A350-900, with flight SQ324 from Singapore arriving in the Dutch capital this morning. The A350-900 departed Singapore Changi Airport on 9 May 2016 at 2355hrs local time and arrived at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on 10 May 2016 at 0645hrs local time, after a […]