Monthly Archives: July 2016

easyJet to recruit more than 1,200 new cabin crew

easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has today announced that it is to recruit more than 1,200 new permanent and fixed-term cabin crew positions as the airline continues its growth. easyJet, which flies more than 250 aircraft on over 820 routes in 31 countries, will offer its new cabin crew positions across all of its 27 European […]

Emirates aircraft cover 432 million kilometres across the globe in six months

Emirates aircraft have travelled over 432 million kilometres since January 2016, the equivalent of traversing the globe more than 10,700 times. Click here to watch a time-lapse video capturing Emirates arrivals and departures at its hub in Dubai.   A typical week sees the airline operating more than 3,600 flights, with over 96,000 flights operated in […]

SITA: Passengers in China are hyper-connected and happy

Airlines invest to keep passengers connected on the ground and in the air Airline passengers in China are heavy users of technology both in their everyday lives and throughout their travel journeys. Nearly one quarter perceive themselves as ‘hyper-connected’ – they value efficiency and use self-service technology more frequently. Airlines are meeting their needs with […]

Malaysia Airlines orders Boeing 737 Max jets

Malaysia Airlines has placed a firm order for 25 Boeing 737 Max aircraft, and taken options on a further 25. The deal is valued at $5.5 billion at list prices, with deliveries set to commence in 2019. The carrier says that it will take a mix of 737 Max 9s and 8s, but did not […]

Swiss International Air Lines becomes the world’s first airline to put the new Bombardier C Series into commercial service

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) became the first airline in the world to operate the new Bombardier C Series today when its first CS100 aircraft took off on its first commercial flight. The new “whisperjet” left Zurich for Paris Charles de Gaulle after an appropriate inauguration ceremony at the departure gate. The new Bombardier C […]

Emirates to Deploy Flagship A380 on Johannesburg Route

Emirates has announced that it will be upgrading one of its four daily flights between Dubai and Johannesburg to an Airbus A380-800 from 1st February 2017. Emirates currently uses Boeing 777 aircraft for each of the four daily flights between the two cities, making it the busiest route in the airline’s African network with over […]

American Airlines defers A350 deliveries by more than two years

American Airlines has deferred the deliveries of all of the 22 Airbus A350-900s that it has on order, as it works to reduce its capital expenditures and manage capacity through 2018. The Fort Worth-based carrier will take its first A350 in “late 2018” instead of “spring 2017”, it says in a quarterly financial filing today. […]

Qatar Executive to become largest dedicated Gulfstream G650 operator

Business aviation provider Qatar Executive will become the largest dedicated Gulfstream G650 operator in the world after confirming it has converted three G650ER options into firm orders. The options were included in the 30-aircraft agreement signed in May last year and are part of the company’s transition to an all-Gulfstream fleet.  Qatar Executive will phase […]

Aircraft Inspection by Drone

Airbus has demonstrated how it is using the latest drone technology to help carry out visual aircraft inspections. The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), showcased on the A350 and A380 at last week’s Farnborough Airshow, is equipped with a high definition camera and performs visual inspections of the upper sections of the aircraft’s fuselage.  It is […]

Asiana IDT and SITA partner to deliver airline and airport excellence in Korea

Asiana IDT and SITA partner to deliver airline and airport excellence in Korea Asiana IDT, the IT service provider and affiliate of the Kumho Asiana Group based in Korea, today announced a partnership agreement with global travel technology provider SITA. Together the partners will deliver world-class solutions and customer services to airlines and airports in […]