United Airlines will operate its new Boeing 787-10 on six routes to Europe next summer, making good on comments that it would fly the aircraft across the Atlantic.
Posted: November 14, 2018, 3:56 pm
The ability for loyalty program members to directly buy points from their program for themselves or as a gift to others, or to transfer them from one account to another, has become a staple amongst reward schemes. And with good reason: Given that most rewards, such as a free flight, are available at a fixed threshold of points, these features allow members to top up their points balance and unlock the reward they desire.
Posted: November 14, 2018, 1:55 pm
Preliminary inquiries by Portuguese investigators indicate that a serious loss of roll control by an Air Astana Embraer 190 was consistent with possible disturbance during earlier maintenance work.
Posted: November 14, 2018, 10:25 am
The first Airbus A321LR has been handed over to Arkia Israeli Airlines, making the Israeli carrier the launch operator for the latest and most-capable A321 variant to date.
Posted: November 14, 2018, 10:07 am
UK regional operator Flybe Group has disclosed that it is considering a sale of the business as part of a wide-ranging review of strategic options.
Posted: November 14, 2018, 7:21 am
Investigators are probing the origin of high-speed objects encountered by two UK transatlantic flights as they approach south-west Ireland on 9 November.
Posted: November 14, 2018, 6:59 am
Singapore Airlines says its planned integration of its regional arm SilkAir into the mainline carrier is in progress and on track.
Posted: November 14, 2018, 4:32 am
Star Alliance expects to add a couple of airlines to its network over the next six to 12 months, after having revised its connecting partner model.
Posted: November 14, 2018, 2:47 am
Airlines, unions and regulators are working to understand the 737 Max's flight systems while unions uncover seeming errors in emergency 'runaway stabiliser' checklists.
Posted: November 13, 2018, 11:43 pm
The Washington DC-area airports of Ronald Reagan Washington National and Washington Dulles International are poised to benefit from Amazon's plans to open half of its highly-sought after second headquarters in the suburb of Arlington, Virginia.
Posted: November 13, 2018, 4:53 pm
Israeli carrier Arkia had considered the Bombardier CSeries, with a view to acquiring 10 aircraft, before being convinced to look at the single-aisle Airbus.
Posted: November 13, 2018, 2:15 pm
Binter Canarias is scheduled receive its first example of the under-development Embraer 195-E2 during the second half 2019, making the Spanish carrier the type's initial European operator.
Posted: November 13, 2018, 12:51 pm
Israeli carrier Arkia is configuring its long-range Airbus A321LR with 220 seats, giving the airline around a 3,300nm range with the twinjet type.
Posted: November 13, 2018, 9:24 am
Saudi Arabian low-cost carrier Flynas has taken delivery of its first of 80 A320neo family aircraft. Deliveries of CFM International Leap-1A-powered twinjets are due to run until 2026.
Posted: November 13, 2018, 8:51 am
Vietnam low-cost carrier plans to deploy the lion s share of incoming aircraft to what it describes as affiliates from 2019 to 2023.
Posted: November 13, 2018, 7:30 am
Vietnam low-cost carrier VietJet Air generated an operating profit of D2.5 trillion ($107 million) for the first nine months of 2018, up 13% from a year earlier.
Posted: November 13, 2018, 3:15 am
AirAsia's ground handling joint venture, Ground Team Red (GTR), has opened a new dedicated facility at Kuala Lumpur International airport's KLIA2 terminal.
Posted: November 13, 2018, 1:17 am
US air cargo company Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) has closed its $845 million purchase of Omni Air International, a charter carrier that operates a fleet of Boeing widebodies.
Posted: November 12, 2018, 3:18 pm
Investigations are under way into a serious loss-of-control incident involving an Air Astana Embraer 190, during which the crew considered ditching in the sea.
Posted: November 12, 2018, 10:19 am
Cathay Pacific says the complexity of the cyber attack it encountered earlier this year was why the airline took 10 months from initial discovery to disclose the security breach.
Posted: November 12, 2018, 8:19 am
Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo is to take another 125 Airbus A321neos, by converting a batch of its huge A320neo backlog to the larger type.
Posted: November 10, 2018, 6:35 pm
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation has concluded that former Horizon Air staffer Richard Russell, acting alone, stole and intentionally crashed a Horizon Bombardier Q400 in August
Posted: November 9, 2018, 9:56 pm
Delta Air Lines aims to improve its operations in the congested north-eastern USA by 10% next year, with a focus on educating controllers and staff on how much small changes can benefit operations.
Posted: November 9, 2018, 5:51 pm
On the surface, Airshow China this year was much the same as in 2016. A Sino-Russian joint venture had a mockup of a new widebody, the CR929, and the Comac ARJ21 garnered the customary orders from a Chinese lessor. Western airframers had a big presence, as usual, and tier One suppliers and engine makers jockeyed for workshare on Chinese programmes.
Posted: November 9, 2018, 4:27 pm
The Sky Lease Cargo Boeing 747-400 Freighter that overran a Halifax runway on 7 November was attempting to land with an apparent slight tailwind during rainy conditions, according to preliminary details released by accident investigators.
Posted: November 9, 2018, 4:06 pm
Air Baltic has revealed a colourful paint scheme on one of its Airbus A220 aircraft during a ceremony today.
Posted: November 9, 2018, 3:24 pm
A Ryanair aircraft at Bordeaux airport has been seized by French authorities as part of efforts to reclaim state aid paid to the carrier.
Posted: November 9, 2018, 3:03 pm
Caribbean operator Fly Jamaica believes all occupants of a Boeing 757-200 are safe after the aircraft was badly damaged in a landing accident at Georgetown, Guyana.
Posted: November 9, 2018, 11:24 am
ATR and Air New Zealand have signed an agreement to explore the potential for hybrid propulsion to be used in regional aircraft.
Posted: November 9, 2018, 3:04 am
American Airlines has modified a controversial change to how it re-accommodates passengers during irregular operations, bumping all passengers with corporate contracts up to the level of elite fliers.
Posted: November 8, 2018, 9:01 pm