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British Airways to trial virtual reality entertainment in the skies

British Airways customers will be transported to their own 3D cinema in the skies as the airline exclusively trials a new virtual reality headset...

Air Canada announces first two routes to be operated with Airbus A220-300: Montreal-Seattle & Toronto-San Jose

The only non-stop flights from Montreal-Seattle, and from Toronto-San Jose, California Customers to benefit from modern, spacious new cabin interior A220 technology reduces...

JetBlue Airways reports July traffic increasing by 5.3%

JetBlue Airways Corporation reported its preliminary traffic results for July 2019. Traffic in July increased 5.3 percent from July 2018, on a capacity increase...

SAS introduces direct services to the new Scandinavian Mountains Airport (SCR) in Sälen/Trysil (Sweden/Norway)

During the 2019-2020 winter season, SAS is going to start direct flights from Copenhagen, Aalborg and London to Scandinavian Mountains Airport, the new airport...

Brand new TUI counter in Hall 2 at Brussels Airport

Since last Friday, passengers travelling with tour operator TUI and airline TUI fly Belgium are welcomed at a brand new TUI counter at Brussels...

Eurowings expands its offer to Budapest

Additional flights from Stuttgart and Hamburg to Budapest Several daily connections further extend the market leadership of Lufthansa Group on routes to the...

Consequence of Boeing 737 MAX grounding, Norwegian ends transatlantic flights between Ireland and North America from 15 September 2019

Matthew Wood, SVP Long-Haul Commercial at Norwegian said: “As the airline moves from growth to profitability, we have conducted a comprehensive review of our transatlantic...

With 5.7 percent again strong increase in passenger volume for Austrian Airlines in July 2019

• July 2019: over 1.5 million passengers on board, up 5.7 percent • July 2019: capacity utilisation up 1.2 percentage points to 86.6 percent • January...

SWISS carries 6.4% more passengers in July

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS)1 transported 1,905,826 passengers in July, 6.4% more than it carried in the same month last year. The 14,173 flights...

China Eastern Boeing 777-300ER loses piece of spoiler and adjacent panel on left wing; safely returns to New York’s JFK airport

On 12 August, A China Eastern Boeing 777-300ER (B-2005) operated flight MU588 between New York JFK Airport, United States and Shanghai, China. After departure,...

Virgin Atlantic’s first Airbus A350-1000 “Red Velvet” has landed at London Heathrow

Virgin Atlantic’s new Airbus A350-1000 aircraft has landed in London for the final finishing touches before its inaugural flight. Named ‘Red Velvet’, it will...

Lufthansa Group Airlines welcome around 14.6 million passengers on board in July 2019 (+3.3%)

Number of passengers rises by 3.3 percent year-on-year Capacity utilisation increases by 0.6 percentage points to 86.9 percent Strongest passenger growth increase in...

High delays at Palma de Mallorca airport as aircraft blocks runway

This morning, a Condor Boeing 757 blocked runway 06L at Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Eurocontrol tweeted that due to an incident, the airport didn't...

A Lufthansa Boeing 747 with 370 passengers returns to Frankfurt shortly after takeoff

A Lufthansa Boeing 747-400 registered D-ABVU, en route from Frankfurt to Shanghai on flight LH732 with 370 passengers on board, had to return to...

Pilot project at Charleroi airport: TUI fly facilitates baggage registration

In early June, the Belgian airline TUI fly and Charleroi Airport set up a pilot project to facilitate baggage check-in. Eight machines to print...

Brussels Airlines set to operate the Eurowings long-haul programme at Dusseldorf

The communication of Lufthansa about the future of Eurowings' long-haul fleet seemed somewhat fuzzy recently. After a dramatic press conference on 24 June in...

Canadair Challenger private jet veers off runway at Nassau, Bahamas

On August 10, a Canadair Challenger (CL60) aircraft (N602TS) owned by Aircraft Guaranty Corp, while on a private general aviation flight, veered off runway...

Engine failure forces Norwegian Boeing 787-8 to return to Rome Fiumicino

On 10 August, a Norwegian Boeing 787-8 (LN-LND) operated flight DY7115 between Rome Fiumicino, Italy and Los Angeles, United States. During take-off from runway...

Ethiopian Airlines to launch operation to Beira in Central Mozambique

Ethiopian Airlines will launch thrice-weekly service to the city of Beira (BEW) in central Mozambique via Chileka, Malawi (BLZ), effective September 3, 2019. Beira is...

Delta Air Lines to become largest U.S. carrier serving Tokyo-Haneda in 2020

Delta to become largest U.S. carrier serving Haneda in 2020, with full transfer of U.S.-Tokyo services from Narita airport to Haneda The airline...