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Lufthansa Group employees fly CO2 neutral on business trips

Conversion to CO2-neutral vehicles on the ground by 2030 Expansion of help alliance projects and corporate volunteering The Lufthansa Group is setting new accents...

Eight airlines to launch 40 new routes to Morocco in Summer 2019

Tourists from France, Spain, Germany, Greece, Belgium, Austria, and Portugal will have the chance to travel to several destinations in Morocco via many new...

British Airways’ final retro livery aircraft (Negus) is about to leave the paint shop

On 21 March, the final British Airways retro livery aircraft will be leaving the paint shop at Dublin Airport. The Boeing 747-400 (G-CIVB) in...

Virgin Atlantic Cargo set to soar in South America (São Paulo, Brazil) for the first time

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is delighted to announce it will be launching flights between London Heathrow and São Paulo, Brazil in 2020. Flying daily between London...

Air France-KLM 2019 summer schedule : a 2% increase in capacity

2% increase in capacity compared to the previous summer season1; 58 new routes2 throughout the Air France-KLM network3; 302 destinations in 114 countries...

Atran Airlines ramps up its fleet by taking delivery of its first Boeing 737-800BCF

Atran Airlines, the Russian air express carrier within Volga-Dnepr Group, has enlarged its fleet with the delivery of its first Boeing 737-800BCF, increasing its...

Air Italy to offer Public Service Obligation routes from Olbia to Rome and Milan between 1 and 16 April

Air Italy is delighted to announce that it has received authorisation from the Sardinia Region to operate the PSO flights on the Olbia-Rome FCO...

Ryanair subsidiary Laudamotion to launch direct flights between Vienna and Brussels South Charleroi

Laudamotion, an Austrian airline and fully owned by Ryanair, will be launching a direct new route between Brussels South Charleroi and Vienna. As of 27...

Airbus delivered first ANA A380 special livery ‘Flying Honu’ today

The first Airbus A380 was delivered today in a stunning livery called "Flying Honu" and will operate the aircraft on the popular leisure Narita-Honolulu...

U.S. DOT asks Inspector General to audit on Boeing 737 MAX certification

The U.S. Department of Transportion (DOT) has asked the Office of Inspector General to proceed with an audit to "compile an objective and detailed...

Judge disallows Ryanair to fire Eindhoven-based pilots and cabin crew

Ryanair can't simply dismiss 16 pilots and 15 cabin crew members that were previously based at Eindhoven Airport, Dutch UWV social security agency (Uitkeringsinstantie...

Iran Air Fokker 100 performs main gear-up landing at Tehran-Mehrabad Airport

On 19 March, an Iran Air Fokker 100 (EP-IDG) was operating domestic flight IR215 between Qeshm and Tehran-Mehrabad (Iran). On the first approach, the...

Aeroflot Group introduces hand-luggage-only fares on some routes in response to high demand

From 2 April, Aeroflot Group will introduce hand-baggage-only fares on a number of medium-haul routes operated by Rossiya Airlines and Aeroflot where there is...

Ailing Jet Airways’ fleet has been reduced to one third; Indian aviation authorities on the lookout

In a recent meeting with Jet Airways, the Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) reviewed the operational, airworthiness and "passenger facilitation" performance of...

Finnair opens a new route to Trondheim and adds flights to Tromso in cooperation with Wideroe

Finnair continues to expand its network in the Nordics and opens a new year-round route to Trondheim in Norway in June 2019. Finnair also...

Ethiopian Airlines to launch flight services to Istanbul

Life goes on! Ethiopian Airlines announced that it has finalised all preparations to launch a direct thrice-weekly flight to Istanbul, Turkey as of April...

Air Canada and WestJet suspend 2019 financial guidance in light of Boeing 737 MAX grounding

Both Air Canada and WestJet announced that, following Transport Canada's safety notice closing Canadian airspace to Boeing 737 MAX aircraft until further notice, the...

Emirates reveals ICC Cricket World Cup livery on Airbus A380

Emirates today revealed its ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 themed Emirates A380 (reg. A6-EOH) livery in the build up to one of the world’s...

STARLUX Airlines orders 17 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft for long-haul services

STARLUX Airlines of Taiwan (Chinese: 星宇航空; pinyin: Xīngyǔ Hángkōng) has signed a firm order with Airbus for 17 widebody aircraft, comprising 12 A350-1000s and five A350-900s. The...

British Airways to launch flights between London Heathrow and Dammam, Saudi Arabia

From 1 December, British Airways will fly from London Heathrow to global business hub, Dammam in Saudi Arabia. The route will be the only...