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Cebu Pacific signs MOU with Airbus for 16 A330neo, 10 A321XLR and 5 A320neo

Cebu Pacific (CEB), a Low Cost Carrier based in the Philippines, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for 31 Airbus aircraft, comprising 16 A330neo, 10 A321XLR and 5 A320neo. Cebu Pacific’s A330neo aircraft will be a higher capacity version of the A330-900, with 460 seats in single class configuration. The airline also becomes one […]

Flying with Confidence Course Takes Off From London City For The First Time

British Airways is celebrating its big birthday weekend in August with the first ever Flying with Confidence course at London City Airport. The course, which has run for three decades and helped more than 50,000 people overcome their fear of flying, celebrates the airline’s centenary on August 25 when it takes off at the Docklands […]

GECAS orders 10 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters, adds 15 options

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) signed an agreement with Boeing [NYSE: BA] at the Paris Air Show exercising 10 purchase rights to firm orders and adding 15 more purchase rights for the 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF). “Our leasing customers are very pleased with the versatility and reliability of these freighters,” said Richard Greener, SVP […]

American Airlines Brings New Wine Selections to Premium Lounges

Airline’s master sommeliers create new wine lists for Admirals Club, Flagship Lounge and Flagship First Dining, including complimentary custom label American Airlines is unveiling new wines this month in its Admirals Club lounges, Flagship Lounges and Flagship First Dining. The goal in creating new wine lists is to provide diversity of choice and serve wines […]

Alaska Airlines gets ‘animated’ with themed aircraft featuring artwork from Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4.

Ahead of the highly anticipated release of Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4 on June 21, Alaska Airlines unveiled a special-edition aircraft today. The Toy Story 4-themed aircraft, Alaska’s second livery to feature Pixar’s characters, is decked out with toys from the “Toy Story 4” world. The aircraft was revealed to a crowd of surprised […]

Air Canada Introduces Maple Leaf Lounge Express at Toronto Pearson Airport

Air Canada today unveiled another convenient way for premium customers to work or relax prior to their flight with the Maple Leaf Lounge Express, located in the Toronto Pearson International Airport Terminal 1-transborder departure area. The lounge joins the existing Maple Leaf Lounge as the second premium lounge product available to customers departing to the […]

Virgin Atlantic selects A330neo for its fleet renewal and expansion

Virgin Atlantic has selected 14 A330-900s to replace its A330ceos from 2021, with options to further expand its fleet of highly efficient wide-body aircraft. The firm order for eight aircraft and six additional on lease from Air Lease Corporation (ALC), was signed at the Paris Air Show by Shai Weiss, Virgin Atlantic CEO and Guillaume […]

Red, White and Blue at the Royal International Air Tattoo

The Red Arrows will join forces with a special British Airways B747, which has been painted in the airline’s predecessor British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) livery, for a spectacular fly-past at this summer’s Royal International Air Tattoo in Gloucestershire on July 20. To mark the airline’s centenary this year, the specially decorated 747 will perform […]

British Airways Tops Heathrow’s ‘Fly Quiet and Green’ League Table

British Airways’ short-haul fleet has topped Heathrow’s ‘Fly Quiet and Green’ league table, based on its environmental performance from January to March this year. The airline gained the top spot because of its new, more fuel-efficient aircraft, consistent adherence to routes designed to reduce noise for local communities and new landing procedures, optimised to reduce […]