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Thursday 19 October 2017

Airlines

Emirates A380 to Amsterdam diverted to Athens due medical emergency #EK149

An Emirates Airbus A380 (reg. A6-EOV ) fight Dubai to Amsterdam diverted to Athens due to a medical emergency. The aircraft is now...

Qatar Airways To Launch Service to Exotic Malaysian Holiday Destination Penang

Non-stop service to Penang to commence 6 February Award-winning airline continues robust expansion of its global route network with launch of second Malaysian destination Qatar Airways...

Malaysia Airlines CEO Peter Bellew returns to Ryanair as COO

PETER BELLEW TO JOIN RYANAIR AS CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER Ryanair today (17 Oct) announced that Peter Bellew would re-join Ryanair as Chief Operations Officer....

Iberia to launch routes to San Francisco and Managua in 2018

As of next October, Iberia will fly five times a week to Tokyo, a route launched only a year ago, subject to governmental...

BREAKING: Brussels Airlines to acquire two Airbus A340 aircraft, to be operated on behalf of Eurowings

This morning, some top brass of Lufthansa were visiting Brussels Airlines headquarters, and simultaneously there was an extraordinary meeting of the staff council. A first surprising...

Qantas unveils its first Dreamliner ‘Great Southern Land’

Qantas has unveiled its first Boeing Dreamliner, the game-changing aircraft that will open up new routes and new levels of comfort for travellers. The latest...

Malaysia Airlines Airbus A380 from Heathrow has lost a nose gear wheel #MH3

Malaysia Airline Airbus A380 (reg. 9M-MNB) suffered an incident today, after landing, one of the nose gear was missing and the remaining wheel was...

Swiss FOCA limits the operating licence of Skywork Airlines AG until end of October

The Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation FOCA limited the operating licence of Skywork Airlines AG until end of October 2017, due to economic...

Video: Goodbye to Air Berlin long-haul flights, with go-around at DUS #AB7001

Today the last Air Berlin long-haul flight ever made an intentional and spectacular go-around before landing at 8:02 in Dusseldorf.

The end of an era: Alaska retires unique cargo-passenger ‘combi’ planes

After a weeklong fishing trip in Yakutat, Alaska, retired Captain David Olson found himself on one of the last flights of the 737-400 combis...

Storm Ophelia: Flybe cancelled 170 flights, but hopes to operate normal schedule tomorrow

FLYBE UPDATE: Storm Ophelia As a result of adverse and resultant atmospheric weather conditions impacting normal operations due to Storm Ophelia today, Flybe has been forced...

A Charleroi-based Ryanair pilot writes an open letter to CEO Michael O’Leary, and resigns!

After 16 years with Ryanair, a pilot based at Brussels South Charleroi had enough of that life and wrote an open resignation letter that...

Wizz Air opens 8 new routes to Athens, a new destination as from 16 October

WIZZ AIR ANNOUNCES AN EXTENSIVE LOW-FARE NETWORK FROM ATHENS ATHENS BECOMES WIZZ’S 144 DESTINATION WITH 8 NEW ROUTES TO START IN 2018 Wizz Air announced today...

Ryanair punctuality update & processing of refunds / Moves now almost completed

Ryanair today (16 Oct) updated its progress on the schedule change of 18,000 (2%) of its 800,000 flights between November and March, with 97%...

Air France KLM Group 2017-2018 winter schedule: 5.5% increase in capacity

For the 2017-2018 winter season (from 29 October 2017 to 24 March 2018), Air France-KLM is continuing its growth strategy by offering 52 new...

Lufthansa is preparing a bid to take over Alitalia for €500 million

Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera has announced that Lufthansa is willing to buy Alitalia for €500 million. The German airline is interested in large parts...

RwandAir adapts its Brussels schedule to avoid visa problems in the UK

Since the inception of the RwandAir flights from Kigali (KGL) to Brussels (BRU), the return flights were operated via London Gatwick (LGW). Passengers from...

Qatar Airways Cargo’s Inaugural Freighter Touches Down in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Boeing 777 freighter was welcomed with a grand water salute in the presence of Qatar Airways Cargo management, airport dignitaries and media Qatar Airways...

Emirates launches US$15 million campaign to promote Dubai hub and inspire travel

Set to iconic soundtrack by Queen, campaign features airline’s global network and onboard product Emirates today launched a US$15 million campaign to inspire travel and...

Update on the Air Belgium project; now hiring staff for multiple positions

"When will Air Belgium launch its operations?", "when will the airline start flying to Hong Kong?". These questions were asked multiple times in our...