Monthly Archives: September 2016

Qatar Airways to become the first Airline to meet ICAO 2021 Flight Tracking Recommendations

Qatar Airways has announced it will be the global launch customer of GlobalBeacon(sm), a technology solution by Aireon LLC and FlightAware, designed to provide up-to-the minute global tracking of all aircraft equipped with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) in 2018, approximately three years before the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) recommendation for compliance by 2021. Announced […]

Jetstar Asia partners ECS to bolster freight business in Asia

Jetstar Asia has appointed ECS Group Asia Pacific as its General Sales Agency (GSA) for the airline’s freight business at Singapore Changi Airport and its 25 ports across the network. From 22 October, ECS will promote and drive Singapore-based Jetstar Asia’s freight sales to existing and new customers. This covers all flights with the 3K […]

Eurowings moves ahead with Mallorca base

Eurowings is pressing ahead swiftly with its recent decision to set up a new base on the Balearic island of Mallorca. The airline specialising in low-cost direct flights, which is part of the Lufthansa Group, has just released the first scheduled flights for booking which are to be operated by two Airbus A320 stationed at […]

The renewed biggest turboprop aircraft in the world the AN-22 Antei has performed its first commercial flight

The biggest turboprop aircraft in the world the AN-22 Antei has completed its renewal programme and performed its first commercial flight from Zurich, Switzerland, to Abu-Dhabi, UAE on 10th of September, 2016. The AN-22 carried a coil reel for charterer Karpeles/DB Schenker on behalf of shipper Hyundai. Engineers of ANTONOV Company designed a special transport […]

Azores Airlines to expand trans-Atlantic operations with new Airbus A321s

Azores Airlines, which is fully owned by Sociedade Açoreana de Transportes Aéreos (SATA), is modernizing its short-haul and trans-Atlantic fleet with the Airbus A321neo and by 2019 with the longer range A321LR. The decision follows a growth strategy to expand into new trans-Atlantic routes. Azores Airlines (SATA) has been an Airbus customer since 1999 operating […]

Air China has launched regular Beijing-Warsaw flights

On Wednesday, September 21st at 7.20 inaugural flight from Beijing to Warsaw operated by Air China landed at the Warsaw Chopin Airport. A330 plane was greeted with a traditional water salute and a cake. Flights CA 737/8, are operated four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The outbound flight departs from Beijing […]

Lufthansa signs partnership deal with Air China

The Lufthansa Group and Air China signed a wide-reaching partnership agreement in Beijing today which will enable the two aviation groups to jointly operate all connections between Europe and China as part of a commercial joint venture. This means that the two companies will successfully implement what they agreed to do as part of a […]

Could UK startup Fly POP become the world's first 'carbon neutral' airline?

Fly POP hopes to begin offering fully carbon-offset flights between Stansted Airport and the Indian cities of Ahmedabad and Amritsar next year. The global aviation industry now stands at a critical juncture with regards to its environmental responsibilities. Replacing traditional jet fuel with sustainable alternatives, while possible in the long term, is likely to cost […]

Greek newcomer Orange2fly Airlines launches operations

Orange2fly Airlines (Athens) is a new Greek airline charter company. Orange2fly is now operating in its own full colors with titles on its first Airbus A320, the pictured SX-ORG (msn 1407). This A320 has been operating on behalf of Aigle Azur during the peak summer season and has now returned to Orange2fly on September 12. The new […]

Seattle becomes AirBridgeCargo Airlines sixth gateway in North America

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has launched twice-weekly Boeing 747 freighter services from Moscow to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, its sixth online gateway in North America. Seattle is not only one of the biggest cities in the Pacific Northwest region but also a major gateway for trade with Asia. The new flight from Seattle will continue on to […]