Monthly Archives: July 2017

Delta Air Lines reaches latest in-flight entertainment milestone

Delta installed its 500th aircraft with seat-back entertainment this month, allowing more customers than ever to experience free in-flight entertainment on Delta Studio. “Delta offers customers more aircraft with seatback entertainment than any airline in the world,” said Tim Mapes, Delta senior vice president and chief marketing officer. “Providing customers with more choice within their […]

American Airlines cancels codeshare agreement with Gulf airlines

American Airlines announced the termination of the codeshare agreement with Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways due to illegal subsidizing claims. The US carrier claims it no longer makes sense to sell Qatar Airways and Etihad’s tickets on its website and share revenue, but this decision would not have financial consequences. According to the airline, the […]

Iran Air appoints female CEO, joins 5% of global airlines

Iran Air, Iran’s national carrier, has appointed its first female CEO. Farzaneh Sharafbani will replace the current CEO Farhad Parvaresh. Farzaneh Sharafbani holds a PhD in aerospace; she is the current research department director general and a board member of Iran Air. Previously, she had worked as an expert in inter-airline disputes. Sharafbani is replacing […]

Asiana Airlines cancels China routes amid Bejing-Seoul tensions

The South Korean Asiana Airlines has temporarily stopped operating six international routes because of the diminished flow of Chinese tourists against the backdrop of diplomatic tensions that arose between Seoul and Beijing after the installation of the THAAD anti-missile system, according to Pulse by Maeil Business News Korea that cites corporate and industry sources. The […]

Ryanair cancels planned launch in Ukraine

Ryanair has cancelled a planned entry into Ukraine. The low-cost carrier blamed Kiev airport’s “failure to honour a growth agreement”. The deal was reached at the ministry of infrastructure with airport officials and the current airport director general, Pavlo Riabikin, in March of this year. Kiev airport has chosen to protect high fare airlines – […]

CAS, Airbus sign GTA for 140 aircraft

China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS) has signed with Airbus a General Terms Agreement (GTA) for the purchase of a total of 140 aircraft. The agreement comprises of 100 A320 Family aircraft and 40 A350 XWB Family aircraft, reflecting the strong demand of Chinese airlines in all market segments including domestic, low cost, regional and […]

Ban Lifted On Qatar Airways Flights To The United States For All Personal Electronic Devices

Qatar Airways exempted from ban on electronic devices on board all US-bound flights from the five-star Hamad International Airport. Airline committed to US expansion on its ultra-modern long-haul fleet with forthcoming launch of service to San Francisco. Qatar Airways serves 10 destinations across the US, including double-daily flights to New York, soon to feature the […]

Norwegian carried more than 3 million passengers in June

Norwegian passes 200 million passengers milestone since first flights in 2002. Norwegian reached a new milestone in June, flying more than three million passengers in one single month. Since Norwegian first started flying in 2002, the airline has now carried over 200 million passengers. Norwegian carried 3,059,402 passengers in June, a 10 per cent increase compared to […]

Argentina greenlights first local LCC

The national government of Argentina has officially authorized the low-cost airline FB Líneas Aéreas Sociedad Anónima, commercially known as FlyBondi, to operate 85 national and international air traffic routes for the next 15 years. The decision communicated through Resolution 408-E/2017 of the Ministry of Transportation was published on June 29 in the Boletín Oficial, with […]