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Aeroméxico Connect Embraer ERJ-170 suffers wingtip strike on take-off

On 10 April, an Aeromexico Connect Embraer ERJ-170 (XA-SAC) suffered a wingtip strike on take-off from Chihuahua Airport, Mexico. Flight AM2039 to Monterrey Airport...

United Airlines to paint one of its Boeing 737-800 in Star Wars livery

United Airlines just revealed a stunning and futuristic Star Wars livery on of its Boeing 737-800 aircraft, the left side features the light side...

Further French connections at Budapest Airport with Transavia to Nantes

Celebrating its sixth route launch in almost as many weeks, Budapest Airport has marked Transavia France’s further commitment to the Hungarian gateway as the...

After one decade of absence, Icelandair returns to Dusseldorf

On April 11, Icelandair flight FI578 took off from Keflavík with the return of a non-stop service to Dusseldorf International Airport. It has been...

Air traffic at Lisbon Airport suspended for over an hour; tire debris on the runway

From 12:00 (UTC +1), Lisbon Airport was forced to shut down as tire debris was found on its main runway. Several aircraft entered a...

Bombardier delivers Q400 aircraft to Qazaq Air

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft today celebrated the delivery of the first of two Q400 aircraft ordered by Qazaq Air JSC of Kazakhstan in 2017. The...

Austrian Airlines reports 7.3% increase in passenger volume during first quarter, 7% in March

• January to March 2019: 2.7 million passengers flew with Austrian Airlines • Long-haul routes develop gratifyingly: 14.6 percent rise in the first quarter 2.7...

SWISS reports slight increase in first-quarter passenger numbers (+2.1%) with zero growth in March

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS)1 transported 3,808,356 passengers in the first three months of 2019, 2.1% more than in the same period last year....

American Airlines Airbus A321 returns to New York JFK after hitting a sign during take-off

On 10 April, an American Airlines Airbus A321 (N114NN) departed New York JFK's runway 31L. During take-off roll, however, the aircraft veered left causing...

Florence Airport not loaded into SAS Airbus A319; decision to operate to Bologna Airport

On 11 April, pilots of SAS flight SK2961 were entering all required flight information into the MCDU (Mulifunction Control Display Unit) of their Airbus...

Thai Airways still cancels flights to Lahore and Islamabad until 30 April 2019

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) said that THAI continues to cancel its flights to / from Lahore and Islamabad until 30...

British Airways flight between London Gatwick and Salzburg diverts to Brussels after smoke in the cockpit

On 11 April, a British Airways Airbus A319 (G-DBCG) operating flight BA2652 between London Gatwick to Salzburg diverted to Brussels Airport. Pilots reported smoke...

Qatar Airways investment in Air Italy is fully compliant with U.S.-Qatar Open Skies Agreement

All agreed Open Skies conditions being met Airline cross-border investments never raised as a point of concern during negotiations Following recent false accusations relating to Qatar...

Lufthansa Group Airlines welcome more than 11 million passengers on board in March 2019

Number of passengers rises by 1.7% year-on-year Seat load factor at 80.5% slightly below the record level of the previous year  In March 2019,...

Jet Airways cancels all international flights until 15 April, has only 14 aircraft flying

Cash-strapped Jet Airways has cancelled all international flights until 15 April, raising doubts about its survival over the next few days. The flights to...

Brussels Airlines flight SN465 to Kigali returns to Brussels via Vienna after closure of Sudan’s airspace

Sudan's military seized power from President Omar al-Bashir. Defence Minister declared the Sudanese leader 'toppled', announced the suspension of the constitution and a two-year...

Brussels South Charleroi Airport introduces a transit service: 27 connections via Brussels-Charleroi offered by Ryanair

Brussels South Charleroi Airport becomes a transit hub for passengers. From today, Ryanair is launching a connection service via Brussels Charleroi from 15 cities...

JetBlue launches flights to London from New York JFK and Boston

JetBlue readies to roll out the royal treatment for all with flights to London as airline strengthens relevance in New York and Boston with...

Norwegian postpones delivery of Airbus A320neo and A321LR aircraft

Arctic Aviation Assets, a subsidiary of Norwegian Air Shuttle, has reached an agreement with Airbus for the rescheduling of part of the order book,...

Air Italy inaugurates Milan to San Francisco route

San Francisco becomes 4th US destination served and 2nd in California New service to San Francisco comes one week after the inauguration of...