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Airbus commences flight tests with fourth BelugaXL

Airbus has carried out the maiden flight of its fourth BelugaXL high-capacity transport, which took off from Toulouse on 20 July. The Rolls-Royce Trent 700-powered aircraft is one of six being constructed by Airbus for its logistics transport division. Airbus has been gradually withdrawing its older A300-600ST Beluga fleet from service as the larger XL […]

How many flights does it take to transport 247 horses from Liege to the Tokyo Olympics?

On Emirates SkyCargo’s modern and efficient Boeing 777 freighter aircraft capable of transporting around 100 tonnes of cargo per flight, it takes only eight flights to move 247 horses in 131 specially designed horse stalls, 59 grooms to look after the horses, 100 tonnes of special equipment and most importantly 20 tonnes of food and […]

Qatar Airways Named Airline of the Year and Best Business Class by the 2021 AirlineRatings Awards

Qatar Airways has been named Airline of the Year 2021 by AirlineRatings. The airline has also clinched the Best Middle East Airline, Best Catering, and the Best Business Class awards. This marks the third year in a row Qatar Airways has achieved the Best Business Class accolade, recognising its patented Qsuite product. The AirlineRatings ‘Airline […]

Airbus delivers first A350 from its widebody completion & delivery centre in China

Airbus has delivered the first A350 from its widebody completion & delivery centre in Tianjin (C&DC), China, taking additional steps in the expansion of its global footprint and long-term strategic partnership with China. The A350-900 aircraft was delivered to China Eastern Airlines, the largest Airbus operator in Asia and second largest in the world. At […]

Etihad launches 65th destination with first flight to Vienna

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has launched its inaugural flight to Vienna, the City of Music, the first of a new twice-weekly service between Abu Dhabi and the Austrian capital. Flight EY147 departed Abu Dhabi International Airport at 7.30am on 18 July and landed in Vienna Airport at approximately 11.20am, […]

British Airways’ New Digital Heat Map Helps Britons Plan for Travel

British Airways customers can now check the travel restrictions and entry requirements of any destination the airline flies to on a new interactive map on ba.com. The new page is in partnership with global tech company Sherpa, who has developed an online tool that provides travellers with the latest travel rules for inbound and outbound […]

JetBlue and American Airlines Partnership Makes it Easier Than Ever for Customers to Return to Travel

JetBlue and American Airlines Partnership Makes it Easier Than Ever for Customers to Return to Travel with Largest Schedule, More Benefits and a Seamless Travel Experience JetBlue and American Airlines are providing customers the most choice in the Northeast, on the best product, and with a premium experience, as travelers return to the sky. As […]

Air Canada Ready to Reconnect Canada and U.S. Travel With Up to 220 Daily Flights Between the Two Countries

Air Canada yesterday announced its current summer transborder schedule including 55 routes and 34 destinations in the U.S., with up to 220 daily flights between the U.S. and Canada. The new schedule coincides with the loosening of restrictions on travel between the two countries as of Aug. 9, 2021, enabling fully vaccinated Americans to enter […]

Delta to add Airbus, Boeing aircraft to fleet amid travel demand recovery

Delta has entered into agreements to add 29 used Boeing 737-900ERs and lease seven used Airbus A350-900s as it continues to streamline and modernize its fleet. The 36 additional aircraft will improve fuel efficiency and enhance the customer experience, while supporting Delta’s fleet renewal strategy focused on simplification, scale, size and sustainability. “These aircraft are an investment in Delta’s […]