Airline News

United Adds $4.5 Billion of Boeing Orders

January 16, 2019

United Adds $4.5 Billion of Boeing Orders

United Airlines has added to its orders for Boeing 737s and 777s with a USD$4.5 billion list price order for 28 aircraft.


Connect Airways Ups Offer For Flybe

January 15, 2019

Connect Airways Ups Offer For Flybe

The Connect Airways consortium that is planning to take over UK regional Flybe has increased its offer for the airline and agreed a bridge loan after conditions for the first credit facility could not be met.


Emirates Outlines 2019 Schedule During Runway Closure

January 15, 2019

Emirates Outlines 2019 Schedule During Runway Closure

Emirates will ground up to 48 aircraft and reduce flights by 25 percent during a planned closure of one of Dubai International Airport’s two runways in April and May.


Bamboo Airways Launching January 16

January 13, 2019

Bamboo Airways Launching January 16

Vietnamese startup airline Bamboo Airways has received its Air Operator Certificate, paving the way for a January 16 first commercial flight.


Virgin Atlantic, Stobart Group To Take Over Flybe

January 11, 2019

Virgin Atlantic, Stobart Group To Take Over Flybe

UK regional airline Flybe is to be taken over by a consortium that includes Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Group.



Delta Adds To Airbus A220 Order

January 9, 2019

Delta Adds To Airbus A220 Order

Delta Air Lines has ordered an additional 15 Airbus A220s and converted part of a previous order to the larger A220-300 model.


United Becomes First ‘Complete’ 787 Operator

January 7, 2019

United Becomes First ‘Complete’ 787 Operator

United Airlines flew its new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner on its first scheduled service on Monday on a trans-continental domestic flight.


KLM Cancels Many Tuesday Flights Due To Weather

January 7, 2019

KLM Cancels Many Tuesday Flights Due To Weather

KLM has cancelled 159 round-trip flights for Tuesday at its Amsterdam Schiphol hub as bad weather is forecast to cause runway closures.


China Reveals Airlines Moving To New Beijing Airport

January 4, 2019

China Reveals Airlines Moving To New Beijing Airport

Chinese aviation regulator CAAC has published its plans for airport allocations once the new Beijing Daxing airport opens later this year.


Start Up US Airline Moxy Orders 60 A220s

January 3, 2019

Start Up US Airline Moxy Orders 60 A220s

New US airline Moxy has signed a firm order to purchase 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft.


JetBlue Firms Up $5.5 Billion A220 Order

January 3, 2019

JetBlue Firms Up $5.5 Billion A220 Order

JetBlue Airways has firmed up a USD$5.5 billion list price order for 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft, the larger of two models of what was formerly the Bombardier CSeries.


Ryanair Gets UK Air Operator Certificate

January 3, 2019

Ryanair Gets UK Air Operator Certificate

Ryanair has received its UK air operators certificate, allowing the Irish airline to fly domestic and international flights within and from Britain after the UK leaves the European Union in March.


Qatar Airways Buys China Southern Stake

January 2, 2019

Qatar Airways Buys China Southern Stake

Qatar Airways has taken a 5 percent shareholding in Guangzhou-based carrier China Southern Airlines.


Cathay Confirms $675 Business Class Pricing Error

January 2, 2019

Cathay Confirms $675 Business Class Pricing Error

Cathay Pacific admitted a flight pricing error on its website that offered premium class tickets on some flights at economy rates and confirmed it would stand by the price.


British Airways To Resume Pakistan Flights

December 18, 2018

British Airways To Resume Pakistan Flights

British Airways has announced a resumption of flights to Pakistan after an absence of more than 10 years due to security concerns.