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AirAsia Launches Future Of Long-Haul Fleet

AirAsia officially welcomed its first two Airbus A330neo aircraft, the future of its long-haul fleet, by hosting a ceremonial event at Don Mueang Airport here today. The two aircraft, registration numbers HS-XJA and HS-XJB, are now based in Don Mueang Airport and will operate scheduled services to key destinations throughout Asia Pacific, facilitating growth of […]

Comlux orders fourth Airbus ACJ320neo, taking its total Airbus Corporate Jet orders to 20

Comlux has placed a new order for an ACJ320neo, re-affirming its role as the largest single customer for the aircraft and taking its total orders for the type to four. The deal means that Comlux has now ordered a total of 20 Airbus corporate jets. Cabin outfitting will be done by Comlux Completion in Indianapolis. […]

British Airways pilots strike for the first time

Pilots represented by the British Airline Pilots Association at British Airways have begun a two-day strike. Tens of thousands of passengers have been told not to go to airports. British Airways said most have made alternative arrangements. Pilots walked out at midnight in a dispute over pay and conditions. It is the first pilot strike […]

Delta relief flight to Bahamas evacuates Dorian survivors, delivers 4,700 pounds of supplies

Delta Flight 9994 departed Ft. Lauderdale Sunday morning, landing at 10:59 a.m. at the Marsh Harbour Airport to deliver 4,700 pounds of critical supplies. Once supplies were unloaded, the flight departed for Nassau with 72 evacuees. Supplies delivered onboard the MD-88 include non-perishable food, water, diapers, formula, underwear and socks for survivors. In coordination with the […]

First A220-300 Delivered to EGYPTAIR

EGYPTAIR has taken delivery of its first of 12 A220-300 aircraft on order, becoming the first A220 operator based in the Middle East and North African region, and the sixth operator worldwide. The Cairo-based airline intends to fly the aircraft on routes to and from its main Egyptian Hub in Cairo in the coming days. […]

A Soft Start to the Peak Travel Period

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced slowing global passenger demand growth for July. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 3.6%, compared to the same month in 2018. This was down from 5.1% annual growth recorded in June. All regions posted traffic increases. Monthly capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increased by 3.2% and load […]

SWISS teams up with ‘IGNIV by Andreas Caminada’ for its latest inflight cuisine

SWISS and the IGNIV at the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz in Canton St. Gallen have teamed up to present the menu creations of young top Swiss chef Silvio Germann aboard the airline’s flights. For the next three months, premium travellers on SWISS’s long-haul services from Switzerland will be able to enjoy his culinary delights and […]

Ryanair’s C02 Emissions For August At Just 67g Per Passenger/Km

Ryanair today (5 Sept) released its August CO2 emissions statistics, which show an ave. of 67g CO2 per passenger/km. Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said: “Ryanair is Europe’s greenest/cleanest major airline with the youngest fleet and highest load factors. Our CO2 per passenger/km is the lowest in the industry, having been cut from 82g to 67g over […]