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Virgin Atlantic and Delta Cargo open new technology-inspired export facility at London Heathrow

Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Delta Cargo have opened a state-of-the-art export facility at London Heathrow to future-proof the joint venture’s growth plans in the...

GazpromAvia (Mars Avia) Antonov An-74T-100 makes gear up landing at Mogadishu Airport, Somalia

On 9 October, a GazpromAvia (Mars Avia) Antonov An-74T-100 (RA-74008) operated a flight from an unknown destination towards Mogadishu Airport, Somalia. During approach, the...

Philippine Airlines pork meat dishes are free of African Swine Fever

Philippine Airlines (PAL) assures that pork meat dishes loaded and served in-flight are free of African Swine Fever. PAL's catering service-providers purchase meat from...

Brussels Airlines flies daily to Kinshasa again and introduces Premium Economy on African flights

Africa remains a key market for the Belgian airline Since last week, Brussels Airlines operates seven flights per week to Kinshasa again. At the same...

airBaltic announces new flights to Manchester, Yerevan and the Norwegian cities of Bergen and Trondheim

Latvian airline airBaltic announces that as of summer season 2020 it will launch new flights from Riga to Manchester (United Kingdom), Yerevan (Armenia) as well as...

Etihad Airways upgrades flights between Abu Dhabi and Beirut to Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

As from 27 October 2019 Etihad Airways will increase capacity between Abu Dhabi and Beirut by upgrading the current daily Airbus A321 service to...

Ryanair launches new Brussels South Charleroi route to Nantes

Ryanair today (9 Oct) announced a new Brussels Charleroi route to Nantes in France, with a four times weekly service commencing in March 2020,...

British Airways launches direct flights to Antalya in time for Summer 2020

British Airways launches six-per week service between London Gatwick and summer hotspot Antalya, Turkey The new route begins on April 30, 2020, and...

Air Astana presents its first Airbus A321LR aircraft at ceremony in Nur-Sultan

Air Astana of Kazakhstan presented its first Airbus A321 Long Range (LR) ‘Super Arrow’ aircraft at a ceremony held in the airline’s technical centre...

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767 suffers engine failure just after take-off Dakar Blaise Diagne Airport

On 8 October, an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767-300 (ET-AMG) operated flight ET908 between Dakar, Senegal and Bamako, Mali. During take-off, the aircraft suffered an...

Volotea will connect Toulouse to Hamburg on behalf of Airbus

Starting Monday, November 4, 2019, the airline Volotea will link Toulouse to Hamburg, and connect two of the main Airbus sites for five years....

Boeing invests in human spaceflight pioneer Virgin Galactic

- Boeing and Virgin Galactic enter strategic partnership to transform commercial space travel and mobility - Latest investment to date by Boeing HorizonX Ventures organisation Boeing...

KLM traffic results September: +5.1%

The month of September showed an increase in KLM passenger numbers. KLM had 5.1% more passengers on board this month compared to the same...

Belgium’s newest airline Air Antwerp joins ERA

ERA (European Regions Airline Association) is delighted to announce at its annual General Assembly its newest airline member, bringing the number of carriers in...

Wizz Air bases additional aircraft in Iasi, adds 6 routes and increases frequencies (incl. to Brussels South)

Wizz Air, the largest airline in Romania and one of Europe’s fastest-growing airlines following the recent announcement regarding the further development of its Bucharest...

Norwegian Air cabin crew based at Paris CDG reissue strike warning

French unions UNAC (Union des Navigants de l’Aviation Civile) and SNPNC-FO (Syndicat National du Personnel Navigant Commercial), representing Norwegian Air cabin crew based at...

Finnair traffic performance in September 2019: 10.4% more passengers

Passenger load factors improved clearly in European, North-Atlantic and domestic traffic; capacity growth exceeded demand growth in Asian traffic and cargo In September, Finnair...

Southwest Airlines pilots sue Boeing for misleading them about 737 MAX airworthiness

Texas-based Southwest Airlines pilots announced Monday that they have filed a lawsuit against Boeing, accusing the planemaker of "deliberately misleading" them about the 737...

Ukrainian aviation authorities revoke Ukraine Air Alliance’s AOC

Ukrainian aviation authorities have revoked the AOC of Ukraine Air Alliance, following the fatal crash of an Antonov An-12 (UR-CAH) in Lviv last Friday...

KLM marks centenary with 100th Delftware miniature

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, the world’s oldest international airline still operating under its original name, marked its 100th anniversary today. This auspicious occasion was...