March 15, 2018

Cathay Pacific sees annual loss, outlook upbeat

Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific on Wednesday booked the first back-to-back annual loss in its seven-decade history but said it was in the black for the second half and was upbeat about the next year.
The firm’s report was its worst since 2008 during the global financial"...

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March 15, 2018

Air Djibouti begins first flight to Aden after three-year...

Air Djibouti began its first flight to Aden International Airport on Wednesday after a three-year hiatus due to the war against pro-Iranian Houthi militia in the province of Aden, Saudi state-news channel Al-Ekhbariya reported.
The airline launched the trip on Wednesday in the presence"...

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March 14, 2018

New Boeing jet to accelerate airline services shake-up

Boeing Co is doubling down on its landmark new strategy designed to muscle in on the business of maintenance providers by making its next jet the laboratory for in-house services that could radically alter the global business model for selling planes.
Unlike Boeing’s last all-new"...

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March 14, 2018

SITAONAIR and DTN launches weather alerting to AIRCOM FlightTracker...

An industry-leading weather-alerting feature, empowering flight dispatchers to avoid or anticipate weather disruption throughout flights, has been launched as a new feature of SITAONAIR’s AIRCOM FlightTracker, in partnership with DTN.


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March 13, 2018

Yemen to see scheduled cargo ops in late 1Q18

Air Djibouti is set to begin scheduled flights to the Yemeni city of Aden, one of the few foreign airlines to do so, reports ch-aviation.

According to an airline statement, Yemen's Ambassador to Djibouti,"...

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March 12, 2018

Blackbox of crashed Turkish private jet found

The blackbox of the Turkish private jet that crashed in southwestern Iran on Sunday night was found, deputy governor of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province said on Monday. The business jet carrying eight passengers and three crew members crashed into a mountain in central Iran on Sunday, killing all on board. The plane was flying back to Istanbul from Sharjah, UAE. It was reportedly owned by Basaran Holding, a company active in construction and building luxury yachts. There were no UAE nationals on board, a statement from the Sharjah......

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March 11, 2018

Jamaica Tourism Minister meets with Qatar Airways CEO

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, met with Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer, Akbar Al Baker, at the ITB global tourism tradeshow in Berlin, Germany, this past Friday, March 9, 2018.

Qatar Airways"...

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March 10, 2018

UK defence giant announces Saudi deal for 48 fighter jets...

Britain has signed a multi-billion-pound preliminary order from Saudi Arabia for 48 Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets, military equipment maker BAE Systems said on Friday.

The lucrative deal was unveiled on the"...

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March 8, 2018

Airbus to cut 3,700 jobs over A380 troubles

Aircraft giant Airbus is to axe around 3,700 jobs in Europe as it cuts back production of its troubled A380 superjumbo and A400M military transporter, the company and union officials said Wednesday.

The cuts come"...

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March 7, 2018

Ryanair expects 170-180 million passengers a year

Ryanair expects to be carrying between 170 and 180 million passengers a year in 2020, the company’s chief executive said on Tuesday, saying growth would be driven by flights serving France and Scandinavia.
“In 2020, I think we will be doing about 170, 180 million passengers"...

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