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Cathay Pacific and Qantas codeshare to bring Australia and Asia closer

Agreement applies to 25 routes across Asia-Pacific and will see frequent flyers of both airlines earn more points Friday, 21 September 2018 — Cathay Pacific and Qantas customers are set to benefit from a new codeshare agreement that leverages the strengths of each carrier’s regional networks and provides more options for customers travelling between Asia… Read More ›

Biman Signs Order for Three New Bombardier Q400 Aircraft

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd. has ordered three new Q400 turboprops by signing a purchase agreement with the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC). Based on the list price of the Q400 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately US$106 million. “We are very pleased that Biman is expanding its Q400… Read More ›

Passenger Demand Accelerates in June

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for June showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 7.8% compared to June 2017. This was up from 6.0% year-over-year growth recorded in both May and April. June capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increased by 6.5%, and… Read More ›

Aeroflot named among world’s best airlines for on-board wine selection

Aeroflot’s wine selection in Business Class has been named among the best in the world by Global Traveler, the high-end US magazine for luxury travelers. Aeroflot’s La Capra Chenin Blanc 2016 from South Africa was named Best International Business-Class White Wine in Global Traveler’s 15th annual Wines on the Wing Airline Wine Competition. Aeroflot was… Read More ›

American Airlines and Japan Airlines Announce Nonstop Service from Tokyo to Las Vegas for CES 2019

For the first time, American Airlines — together with its Pacific Joint Business partner Japan Airlines (JAL) —is announcing a special nonstop flight between Narita International Airport in Tokyo (NRT) and McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas (LAS) to support additional demand for CES® 2019. American will operate the flight Jan. 4–14, 2019. “Thousands of… Read More ›

Bell 429 celebrates over 330,000 hours of operation

More than 325 Bell 429 aircraft in operation configured for various mission sets. Footprint Continues to Grow with New International Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, is excited to announce that the Bell 429 global fleet has exceeded 330,000 hours of operation. With 325 aircraft in operation configured for various mission sets, the Bell… Read More ›

Boeing Delivers First 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter

Launch customer GE Capital Aviation Services takes delivery of first-in-service 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) • Next-Generation 737 converted freighter is here Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced the delivery of the first 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF). The first customer is GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) and the freighter will be operated by West Atlantic… Read More ›

Crestliner Introduces New Sprint Pontoon

Crestliner is adding to its popular pontoon line-up with the brand-new Sprint Series, an entry-level pontoon that’s ideal for novice boaters and those looking for on-water versatility at an impressive value. The Sprint comes nearly a year after Crestliner re-entered the pontoon market with the successful Rally Series. “The Sprint fills a hole in the… Read More ›

NBAA Congratulates Cirrus Aircraft on Collier Trophy for Vision Jet

Cirrus Aircraft has been named as the recipient of the 2017 Robert J. Collier Trophy, given annually by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) for “designing, certifying and entering into service the Vision Jet ­– ­the world’s first single-engine general aviation personal jet aircraft with a whole airframe parachute system.” It was during NBAA’s 2016 Business… Read More ›

SAS passengers can now upgrade their bonus flights.

SAS customers can now bid on an upgrade to SAS Plus or SAS Business, including on flights booked using EuroBonus points. For some time now, SAS has offered its customers the opportunity to bid on an upgrade to Plus or Business. Now, SAS customers who have booked a EuroBonus Award Trip, in other words a… Read More ›

New Inflight Menu

New Drinks & Healthy Snacks Now Available Onboard Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (29 Mar) launched a range of new premium products as part of its improved inflight menu, including Heineken 0.0 (a non-alcoholic beer), Hendricks Gin, Grey Goose Vodka, and healthier snacks such as UFIT Protein Drinks, Dr Coy’s bars and an extended range… Read More ›

easyJet

easyJet is Europe’s leading airline offering a unique and winning combination of the best route network connecting Europe’s primary airports, with great value fares and friendly service. easyJet flies on more of Europe’s most popular routes than any other airline. easyJet carries over 81 million passengers annually, of which more than 13 million are travelling… Read More ›

SIA, DFASS And SATS Agree Travel Retail Joint Venture

• JV will transform SIA’s ‘KrisShop’ and Scoot’s ‘Scootalogue’ programmes into omni-channel e-commerce platforms • SIA to hold 70% stake; DFASS and SATS to each hold 15% • DFASS to be exclusive supplier of the JV • SATS to manage on-board fulfilment Singapore Airlines (SIA), DFASS and SATS have agreed to establish a joint venture… Read More ›

Gulfstream product support grows as Gulfstream Asia-pacific fleet expands

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. continues to add resources for operators in the Asia-Pacific region, home to the company’s largest and fastest-growing international fleet. “Our Asia-Pacific fleet grew by 25 aircraft in 2016 and is now well over 300,” said Derek Zimmerman, president, Gulfstream Product Support, who is in Shanghai for the April 11-13 Asian Business Aviation… Read More ›

SpiceJet gets a makeover

Introduces uniforms in ‘Red-Hot-Spicy’ avatar SpiceJet, the country’s favourite carrier, is going in for an image makeover with its strong workforce switching to a Redder, Hotter and Spicier new uniform beginning starting today. The uniforms retain the carrier’s signature red colour largely while incorporating some unique and flamboyant designs to infuse boldness and style. Inspired… Read More ›

airberlin expands airgusto restaurant service

Now available on long-haul from Dusseldorf, New York and Abu Dhabi airberlin is extending its globally unique airgusto restaurant service. From 1 February 2017, it will also be available on all long-haul flights from Dusseldorf and for the first time on flights from New York and Abu Dhabi. airberlin introduced the restaurant service on long-haul… Read More ›

Jet Airways introduces direct daily flight between Mangaluru and Delhi

New service to offer expanded connectivity to North and North-Eastern India, via Delhi Mangaluru to benefit from incoming tourism / leisure traffic from Delhi and other destinations Jet Airways, India’s premier full service, international airline will introduce a new daily service between Mangaluru and New Delhi, offering business travellers from the South Indian port city… Read More ›

Cathay Dragon latest seasonal menu highlights the taste of Hong Kong

Passengers can look forward to enjoying authentic Chinese favourites, including hot pot rice dishes and traditional poon choi onboard Cathay Dragon today announced a new round of its seasonal inflight menus featuring authentic hot pot rice dishes and traditional poon choi, which have been well received by passengers in previous years. The airline works hard… Read More ›

KLM carried more than 30 million passengers in 2016

KLM has carried 30.4 million passengers last year – a new record. This is an increase of 6.4% compared to 2015. The increase was highest on European routes (7.8%), where we carried more than 20 million passengers for the first time. Load factor rose slightly by 0.8 of a percentage point compared to 2015. “The… Read More ›

Embraer delivers first Legacy 450 to Canada’s AirSprint

Embraer Executive Jets delivered today the first Legacy 450 mid-light business jet to AirSprint, Inc., a Canadian privately held fractional aircraft ownership company based in Calgary, Alberta, marking the first Legacy 450 delivery in Canada. The purchase agreement for up to 12 Legacy 450, which consists of two firm orders, was signed in July 2016…. Read More ›

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