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British Airways celebrates 60 years since operating the first jet engine flight across the Atlantic.

BOAC, British Airways’ predecessor, operated the first transatlantic jet engine flight on October 4, 1958 BOAC beat arch-rival Pan Am to become the first to do so Reduced 18-hour journey between London and New York to 7-hours Airline hosted special anniversary event at its headquarters to celebrate Sixty years ago, British Airways, then called BOAC – British… Read More ›

Norwegian Named Most Fuel-Efficient Airline on Transatlantic Routes for a Second Time

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) unveils 2017 findings Crowning Norwegian as the undefeated Leader. The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) today released its white paper analysing the fuel efficiency of the 20 leading airlines on routes between Europe and the United States in 2017. Norwegian once again rose to the top as… 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 ›

Get1Jet – A New Commercial PC-12 Operator in the South of France

Single-engine turbine aircraft were approved for commercial use in Europe on 1 March 2017. Get1Jet, a young company based in the south of France, was one of the first operators in Europe to recognise the PC-12’s potential for charter flights. Its new PC-12 NG has been operated commercially since November 2017. Pilatus Aircraft Ltd Jean-Baptiste… Read More ›

Norway’s Widerøe Receives World’s First Embraer E190-E2 Jet

Embraer and Widerøe, Scandinavia’s largest regional airline, celebrated the delivery of the manufacturer’s first production E190-E2 today at a ceremony at Embraer’s facility in São José dos Campos. The Norwegian airline will start flying the new aircraft on domestic routes later this month. The E190-E2 is the first of three new-generation aircraft seating from 80… Read More ›

easyJet extends ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ to seven airports and adds new connections airline partners

easyJet will add Berlin Tegel, Amsterdam Schiphol,  Venice Marco Polo, Paris Charles De Gaulle and Orly, Edinburgh and Inverness to its ‘Worldwide by easyJet connections’ product New connecting airline partners have also been announced – Thomas Cook Airlines, Corsair, La Compagnie and Loganair 53 million easyJet customers will be able to connect to other airlines’… Read More ›

SSAMC inaugurates new MRO facility, adds LEAP capability

• Increases capacity for CFM56 and LEAP engines • 1,000 CFM56 engines overhauled since 2010 Sichuan Services Aero Engine Maintenance Company (SSAMC), the joint venture between Air China and CFM International (CFM), has inaugurated a new 43,880 -square meter facility, expanding its maintenance, repair, and overhaul capability for CFM56 and LEAP engines to 300 engines… Read More ›

Alaska Airlines elevates First Class menu and experience, with a West Coast twist. #upgrade

  To give guests more of what they love, Alaska Airlines is investing in the First Class experience with West Coast-inspired upgrades. A flavorful new First Class menu will start flying this week, while new thoughtful product extras will be introduced throughout 2018. The new menu features fresh, local ingredients paired with seasonal favorites. Think… Read More ›

SpiceJet

SpiceJet is India‘s favorite airline that has made flying affordable for more Indians than ever before. SpiceJet operates 408 average daily flights to 52 destinations, including 45 domestic and 7 international ones. The airline connects its network with a fleet of 38 Boeing 737NG and 22 Bombardier Q-400s. The majority of the airline’s fleet offers… Read More ›

Special offer of S7 Priority for topbonus members.

As Air Berlin has ceased operating flights, S7 Priority offers the members of the topbonus loyalty programme holding the Elite status the equal status of S7 Priority and the accrual of S7 Priority miles for flights with S7 Airlines taken between 01.10.2016 and 30.09.2017, even if these flights were accounted for in the topbonus programme earlier. Instant Elite Status. Elite members of topbonus can become members… Read More ›

British Airways invests to boost customer experience for all

British Airways has launched its investment plans for customers, focusing on excellence in the premium cabins and more choice and quality for all. Watch Alex Cruz, British Airways’ chairman and CEO reveal the airline’s plans during a charter flight from Gatwick to Heathrow on April 5. The investments include: £400m in Club World (long-haul business class)… Read More ›

Norwegian launches new direct flight to Rhodes from £29.90 one-way

17 additional flights to the Mediterranean, Norway and Demark added for summer 2017 Low-cost airline Norwegian is continuing its expansion at London Gatwick with a new direct service to Rhodes, with fares from just £29.90 one-way. Launching just in time for a summer break, Norwegian’s inaugural flight to Rhodes departs on Saturday 17 June with… Read More ›

IAG Tops 100 Million Passengers In 2016

International Airlines Group (IAG) carried more than 100 million passengers in 2016, a record for the Group. In total, Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia and Vueling carried 100,675,056 passengers which was up by 14 per cent compared to 2015. IAG’s chief executive, Willie Walsh, said: “This month, IAG celebrates its sixth birthday and our airlines… Read More ›

Emirates Brings Daily A380 Service to Sao Paulo

First ever scheduled commercial A380 flight to South America, marking Emirates’ tenth year of operations in Brazil Monday, January 16, 2017 — Emirates, voted the World’s Best Airline in the 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards, announced today that it will operate the first ever scheduled commercial Airbus A380 flight to South America when it upgrades… Read More ›

Virgin Atlantic completes a £32m addition to its senior secured note transaction

Virgin Atlantic has announced a £32m increase to its landmark senior secured note transaction. Secured using the airline’s take-off and landing slot portfolio at London Heathrow, the full value of the notes now total £252m. The initial transaction, announced just over a year ago, remains the only one of its kind in Europe, receiving numerous… Read More ›

FLYBE is UK’s top airline for on time performance

On time performance rated sixth worldwide. Flybe has been rated as the best UK airline for punctuality and, with an on time performance of 86.6%, also placed sixth worldwide (up from 17th last year) in the 2016 OAG Punctuality League report. This annual report is published by the globally renowned air travel intelligence specialist, OAG,… Read More ›

Barcelona – Bogotá on Avianca’s new boeing 787

The Boeing Dreamliner 787, the most modern aircraft on Avianca’s fleet, will now serve the Barcelona – Bogota route. With the inclusion of this aircraft to the Bogota – Barcelona – Bogota route on January 2, Avianca now operates all routes between Europe and Colombia in these modern aircraft. The incorporation of the B787 to… Read More ›

New look for the Premium Economy comfort kit!

Since January 2017, Air France has been offering its Premium Economy customers a brand new travel kit on board long-haul flights. This new model aims to reflect the image of the Premium Economy cabin, with a relaxed, chic and dynamic design. Available in a choice of two colours, the new comfort kit highlights the accent,… Read More ›

Rockwell Collins expands airport passenger processing offering with acquisition of Pulse.Aero

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) has acquired Pulse.Aero Limited, a UK-based company specializing in self-service bag drop solutions and airline applications, to enhance the company’s passenger processing services for airports and airlines. This acquisition further expands Rockwell Collins’ Information Management Services strategy to enable the connected aviation ecosystem. “As passengers seek to take more control of… Read More ›

Airbus adapts A380 deliveries.

Reconfirms its delivery target from 2018 onwards Following an agreement reached between Emirates Airline and Rolls-Royce and a consecutive agreement between Emirates Airline and Airbus, the Toulouse based aircraft manufacturer is to adapt the A380 delivery stream with six aircraft deliveries postponed from 2017 to 2018 and six others from 2018 to 2019. Airbus re-confirms… Read More ›

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