Airline News

ANA First A380 Takes To The Skies

September 17, 2018

ANA First A380 Takes To The Skies

The first Airbus A380 for Japan’s All Nippon Airways completed its first flight on Monday.


Cathay Pacific Gifts First 777 To Museum

September 18, 2018

Cathay Pacific Gifts First 777 To Museum

Cathay Pacific will donate the first ever Boeing 777 to an air museum in the US after its retirement from commercial service.


Air Peace Orders 10 Boeing 737 MAX 8s

September 13, 2018

Air Peace Orders 10 Boeing 737 MAX 8s

Nigerian airline Air Peace and Boeing signed an order for ten 737 MAX 8s in a ceremony in Lagos.


Virgin Australia Trials Biofuel At Brisbane Airport

September 11, 2018

Virgin Australia Trials Biofuel At Brisbane Airport

Virgin Australia has completed a trial of biofuel on 195 flights from the airline’s Brisbane Airport base.


Aeroflot Orders Another 100 Superjet 100s

September 10, 2018

Aeroflot Orders Another 100 Superjet 100s

Aeroflot has ordered another 100 Superjet 100 regional jets, the largest ever order by the Russian airline.



Ryanair German Pilots’ Union Calls 24-Hour Strike

September 10, 2018

Ryanair German Pilots’ Union Calls 24-Hour Strike

The union representing Ryanair’s Germany-based pilots has called a 24-hour strike this week which will affect all of the airline’s German flights.


Biman Bangladesh Adds More Q400s

September 10, 2018

Biman Bangladesh Adds More Q400s

Biman Bangladesh Airlines has ordered three Bombardier Q400 turboprops in a deal worth USD$106 million at list prices.


Ryanair Cabin Crew Unions Threaten European Strike

September 7, 2018

Ryanair Cabin Crew Unions Threaten European Strike

Unions in five European countries representing Ryanair cabin crew have threatened to strike later this month to protest the “serious hardship” the airline is causing its staff.


Data Breach Hits British Airways Website

September 6, 2018

Data Breach Hits British Airways Website

British Airways has suffered another IT problem, with hundreds of thousands of customer details stolen from its website.


NTSB To Investigate Delta Engine Failure

September 6, 2018

NTSB To Investigate Delta Engine Failure

The US National Transportation Safety Board is investigating an engine failure on a Delta Air Lines flight shortly after take off from Atlanta.


Norwegian Starts Selling Argentina Domestic Flights

September 5, 2018

Norwegian Starts Selling Argentina Domestic Flights

Norwegian Air’s rapid expansion continues with the launch of ticket sales for its new domestic flights in Argentina.


VLM Airlines Goes Into Liquidation

September 4, 2018

VLM Airlines Goes Into Liquidation

Belgian carrier VLM’s majority shareholder SHS Antwerp Aviation has decided to liquidate the airline with immediate effect.


Finnair Hires Banker As New CEO

September 4, 2018

Finnair Hires Banker As New CEO

Finnair has appointed Nordea bank’s head of personal banking Topi Manner as its new chief executive, joining the airline on January 1, 2019.


Wataniya Airways Suspends Flying

September 4, 2018

Wataniya Airways Suspends Flying

Kuwait’s Wataniya Airways has cancelled flights saying “unexpected circumstances” have meant it only has one operational aircraft.


KLM, Pilot Union Agree In-Principle Deal

September 4, 2018

KLM, Pilot Union Agree In-Principle Deal

The VNV union representing KLM pilots in the Netherlands said it has reached an in-principle deal with the airline on a collective agreement for cockpit crew.