Monthly Archives: December 2016

TS&S Aerospace awarded with contract to service Trent 700 from SriLankan Airlines

Abu Dhabi based Company awarded contract from SriLankan Airlines becoming the first independent MRO provider to overhaul the Trent 700 engine Aerospace Turbine Services & Solutions LLC (TS&S Aerospace), a leading maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider for aircraft engines in the Middle East, has been selected by SriLankan Airlines to service the Trent 700 […]

Cathay Pacific subsidiary to replace 23 Airbus planes

On the 16th of December, Cathay Dragon, subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific, announced replacing more than half of its fleet, namely the 15 A320 and eight A321 planes it currently flies. The company expects the first batch of replacement planes to be delivered by 2019. The company did not disclose whether it was eyeing […]

Talks to be held over British Airways cabin crew strike

Talks aimed at averting a British Airways cabin crew strike over Christmas are to be held today, conciliation service Acas says. Members of the Unite union are due to walk out on Christmas Day and Boxing Day in a row over pay and conditions. An Acas spokesman said BA and Unite had accepted their invitation […]

easyJet celebrates fifth anniversary of industry-leading and award-winning mobile app

Most loved airline app in Europe has reached over 19 million downloads, achieved top App Store placements and led with innovative world and European firsts  Competition for five lucky customers who book flights via the mobile app to win the full value of their booking back easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, and its mobile partner MTT […]

Jet Airways to launch direct daily service between Bengaluru and Colombo

Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, today, announced the launch of a daily direct flight from Bengaluru to Colombo with effect from January 05, 2017. This new daily connection will provide travelers a convenient link between the Indian IT hub and Sri Lankan capital. With the introduction of this new connection, Bengaluru will be the […]

Qantas To Fly Non-Stop Perth To London

Shortest and fastest version of the Kangaroo Route in its 70 year history. First direct link between Australia and Europe, using WA as a hub. Qantas Dreamliner designed to offer improved comfort on long haul flights. Qantas is set to add to its list of aviation firsts, with the national carrier confirming it will operate […]

Turkish Airlines awards cargo handling contract to Africa Flight Services (AFS) in Johannesburg

Turkish Airlines has extended its cargo handling agreement in South Africa with Africa Flight Services (AFS), part of Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) global airport services group, with the awarding of a new contract in Johannesburg. AFS, which already provides cargo handling services for the airline in Cape Town, expects to handle more that 2,500 tonnes […]

IranAir signs $16.6 billion deal for 80 Boeing planes

IranAir said it signed a deal on Sunday to buy 80 passenger planes from U.S. aircraft maker Boeing, state news agency IRNA reported, in the biggest U.S.-Iran deal since the 1979 Islamic revolution. The agency quoted Farhad Parvaresh, the chairman of Iran’s flag carrier, as saying that the 10-year deal included 50 Boeing 737 aircraft […]

Travelport signs expanded contract with China Southern Airlines

Travelport has signed a new agreement with China Southern Airlines which will see the largest carrier in China utilise Travelport Digital Media Solutions for the fourth consecutive year, further building on the long-standing partnership between the two companies. China Southern Airlines already distributes its content via Travelport’s innovative travel commerce platform as well as leverages […]

Philippine Airlines & Bombardier finalize order for up to 12 Q400 aircraft

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced on the 8th of December 2016 that it has finalized a firm purchase agreement with Philippine Airlines, a flag carrier of the Philippines, as agreed on the Letter of Intent announced on 14th of October 2016. The purchase agreement includes a firm order for five Q400 aircraft and purchase rights for […]