Monthly Archives: September 2017

Ryanair infuriates CAA with 400K additional cancelations

Ryanair is facing enforcement action from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for “persistently misleading passengers” about their rights, after 34 routes were suspended and a second wave of flight cancellations, affecting 400,000 passengers, was announced. In a letter to the Dublin-based carrier, the CAA stated that the airline’s CEO, Michael O’Leary, was wrong to […]

Qatar Airways Announces $2.16 billion Boeing order

Airline reveals order for two Boeing 747-8 freighters and four 777-300ERs. Order a sign of airline’s robust growth, continued expansion and significant contribution to the US economy. Airline also received the first of its 747-8Fs at a delivery ceremony in Seattle. Qatar Airways has announced an order for two Boeing 747-8 Freighters and four 777-300ERs, […]

Emirates wins Best Entertainment award at 2017 APEX Passenger Choice Awards

Sir Tim Clark honoured with APEX CEO Lifetime Achievement Award Emirates awarded a Five-Star Global Airline Official Airline Rating DUBAI, U.A.E., 27 September 2017: Emirates clinched the Passenger Choice award for Best Entertainment at the 2017 APEX Passenger Choice Awards held in Long Beach, California, USA this week. Emirates’ president, Sir Tim Clark, was honoured […]

US imposes huge tariff on Bombardier aircraft in Boeing dispute

The United States secretary of commerce, Wilbur Ross, has announced a ruling against Bombardier in a dispute with Boeing. The American plane manufacturer had complained Bombardier got unfair state subsidies from both the UK and Canada, helping it win a major order from Delta Air Lines. In response, a preliminary interim tariff of 220 per […]

British Airways Pushes New Technology In Aviation First

British Airways has become the first airline worldwide to introduce high-tech remote controlled devices to push back aircraft across its short-haul operation. The airline is modernising its operation to maintain and further improve punctuality for its customers. In partnership with Heathrow, the eco-friendly Mototok tugs will allow British Airways staff to prepare aircraft for departure […]

Ryanair stirs up more outrage as pilots face holiday threat

Hundreds of Ryanair pilots may be forced to give up their holiday plans to keep planes flying as the carrier scrambles to cope with a public relations disaster after it announced it will be cancelling up to 50 flights a day until October 31, citing a “mess up” in how it schedules time-off for pilots. […]

Lufthansa eyeing up to 78 Air Berlin aircraft

Lufthansa hopes to add a substantial number aircraft after the restructuring of Air Berlin, regardless of what happens to the rest of the troubled carrier’s assets. This was announced to journalists by Lufthansa CEO Karsten Spohr in Frankfurt, on September 20. The German giant‘s priority are the 38 aircraft for medium-haul flights, which it now […]

Japan Airlines orders for four Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners

Boeing and Japan Airlines (JAL) announced an order for four 787-8 Dreamliners. The order is valued at more than $900 million at current list prices and will expand JAL’s Dreamliner fleet to 49 airplanes. “This order for additional 787 Dreamliners, is a key part of our strategy as we look to bolster our existing route […]

JetBlue and CBP biometric boarding trial program proves success of SITA technology

SITA, the technology company that provides JetBlue’s biometric exit checks at the boarding gate, today announced the success of its innovative technology used in the trial in Boston Logan International Airport and that it continues to work with the airline and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in this program. The program, which started in […]

Aeroflot-Finance sells Aeroflot shares for $169M

Aeroflot-Finance (a fully-owned subsidiary of Aeroflot) has completed the sale of 53.7 million ordinary registered shares of Aeroflot, the airline said. Shares were sold at a price of 182 rubles ($3.1) per share. The net proceeds of Aeroflot-Finance from the sale will be approximately 9.8 billion ruples ($169 million). The proceeds from the sale will […]