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Impressive: Allegiant Air’s March Capacity Was Up Double Digits

Allegiant Air on Friday reported its March passenger numbers. Capping off the first quarter, which ended far better than it started, Allegiant increased capacity for the month by a whopping 14% compared to the same month in 2019 at a time when most other airlines are still operating in the red with capacity compared to 2019. As the airline heads in …

April 10, 2021| 65 0

American Airlines Crew Grounded In Sydney With COVID Symptoms

Following a positive test for COVID-19 among one of the flight attendants of an American Airlines flight between Sydney and Los Angeles, the operation was postponed. American’s flight 72 was due to depart Sydney at 9 am local time this Friday. It left nearly 25 hours later. What happened? The New South Wales health officials issued a statement saying …

April 10, 2021| 46 0

United’s Fleet Takes A Hit With Boeing 737 MAX & 777 Groundings

United Airlines is now in the second sudden fleet crisis. After facing the surprise grounding of select Boeing 777 aircraft that has kept most of the 777-200s out of the schedule, the airline faced another blow today with the surprise 737 MAX announcement. While the latest issue with the MAX does not affect all of the airline’s aircraft, United has …

April 10, 2021| 39 0

Wow: A Single Qantas Flight Has 44,000 Catering Items Onboard

As you settle in for a meal on a long-haul flight, do you ever wonder how all that food and equipment makes it onboard? It’s a formidable challenge, with items rarely left behind! Let’s take a look at how a Qantas crew manage the 44,000 items needed for a typical long-haul flight. Equipping a long-haul flight With over 400 passengers onboard, there i …

April 6, 2021| 55 0

Tawazun approves a major offset program

Tawazun Economic Council and Swiss-based Pilatus Aircraft Ltd have entered into an offset agreement under which, Strata Manufacturing (Strata), the advanced composite aerostructures manufacturing company wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company PJSC, will add a further three composite work packages for the PC-24 aircraft models by the beginning …

April 6, 2021| 81 0

Etihad Cargo appoints Rom Top Aviation as GSA for Israel

Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of the Etihad Aviation Group, has selected Rom Top Aviation Ltd as its general sales agent (GSA) for the State of Israel. The appointment comes ahead of the April 6 launch of Etihad’s scheduled twice-weekly Abu Dhabi-Tel Aviv service and as official Israeli government figures point to rising trade with the U …

April 6, 2021| 57 0

Major efficiency improvement for the Air Cargo Program

An important decision of the Cargo Agency Conference (CAC) will give freight forwarders a stronger voice in the development of CAC resolutions. This is the result of a newly adopted resolution of the CAC that will require consultation with Regional Joint Councils before any future resolutions (or amendments to resolutions) are proposed to and consi …

April 6, 2021| 69 0

easyJet’s CEO Warns Against COVID Tests For All Travellers

easyJet’s CEO has warned the UK Government that COVID-19 tests should not be a condition of travel as England hopes to reopen its borders gradually. The comments come after Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave a speech on the country’s reopening road map. Following the strictest border restrictions yet, most are keen to see the resumption of travel. So …

April 5, 2021| 53 0

Bomb Threat On Turkish Airlines Plane Forces Evacuation In Warsaw

On April 4th, a Turkish Airlines Airbus A319 had to be evacuated after authorities at Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) received information relating to a bomb threat. When the information was received, the aircraft had already pushed back and was taxiing towards the runway. 103 passengers evacuated On April 4th, Turkish Airlines flight TK1765 had landed s …

April 5, 2021| 52 0

Which airlines fly Boeing 787 Dreamliner?

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner became a hit amongst airlines when the manufacturer launched the program in April 2004. The wide-body aircraft, announced with ground-breaking technology at the time, has become Boeing’s second-most popular twin-aisle aircraft program in terms of gross orders. The 787 only lags behind the Boeing 777. It also had its fair s …

April 5, 2021| 38 0

Trade Air acquires the fifth jet

Croatian carrier Trade Air will soon take delivery of its fifth passenger aircraft. According to the “Avioradar” portal, the jet, an Airbus A319 formerly operated by FlyBosnia, is nineteen years old and carried the registration E7-FBA. Trade Air has been steadily expanding its fleet over the past few years and now boasts one Fokker 100, and three A …

April 5, 2021| 59 0

Italy Has A New Airline: EGO Airways Operates Maiden Flight

Although the airline company was founded almost two years ago, EGO Airways only operated its maiden flight just last week. On March 30th, the airline’s one and only Embraer E190 (affectionately named Martina) took off from Catania Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) for Giuseppe Verdi Airport in Parma (PMF). EGO Airways’ first commercial flight According to E …

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