Monthly Archives: January 2017

AirBridgeCargo celebrates 1,000 flights in a year milestone in Amsterdam and Frankfurt

AirBridgeCargo Airlines’ (ABC) growing fleet and network helped it exceed 1,000 Boeing 747 freighter flights at Amsterdam Schiphol and Frankfurt airports for the first time in 2016. AirBridgeCargo is now the largest all-cargo operator in Amsterdam and the second largest airline overall for tonnage after the national carrier. It is also the second biggest cargo […]

Boeing, SpiceJet deal for up to 205 aircraft

Boeing and Indian LCC SpiceJet announced a commitment for up to 205 aircraft during an event in New Delhi, on Friday, 13th of December 2016. Booked at the end of 2016, the announcement includes 100 new 737 MAX 8s, SpiceJet’s current order for 42 MAXs, 13 additional 737 MAXs which were previously attributed to an […]

GoAir signs firm order for 72 A320neo from Airbus

GoAir has penned a firm contract for 72 A320neo aircraft following its memorandum of understanding signed during the Farnborough International Airshow. The agreement doubles GoAir’s firm order book for the aircraft type to 144. GoAir took delivery of its first A320neo in June 2016 and now operates a fleet of twenty three aircraft. With the […]

Jeju Air places $300m Boeing 737-800 order

Boeing and Jeju Air announced an order today for three Next-Generation 737-800s. The order, valued at nearly $300 million at current list prices, will become the airline’s first direct-purchased airplanes from Boeing and fuel the airline’s continued expansion within Asia’s rapidly growing air travel market. The order was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on […]

IAG carries 100m passengers in 2016

International Airlines Group carried more than 100 million passengers in 2016, a record for the group. In total, Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia and Vueling carried 100,675,056 passengers which was up by 14 per cent compared to 2015. IAG chief executive, Willie Walsh, said: “This month, IAG celebrates its sixth birthday and our airlines continue […]

Strata reinforces the “Made in UAE” brand with its 51% Emirati workforce

The latest batch of talented graduates from Strata’s Aerostructures Training Program now means that over half of its employees are UAE National talent, supporting the national ambition of building a global aerospace hub in Abu Dhabi’s eastern city of Al Ain. The milestone was announced during a graduation ceremony held at the UAE University campus […]

Wizz Air welcomes 23m passengers in record year

Wizz Air has closed another outstanding year with record passenger numbers and further expansion of its network. The airline carried 23 million passengers in 2016, representing a 19 per cent passenger growth, year-on-year. At year-end, the airline connected 134 destinations in 40 countries, with a total of 519 routes on sale. During the past twelve […]