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Pakistan International Airlines Asks Crew To Refrain From Fasting Inflight

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has asked its pilots and cabin crew not to fast while flying. The notification comes just before Ramadan and explains why fasting during flight operations can be dangerous and pose safety risks. Let’s find out more. Fasting According to Dawn, PIA issued a safety alert to its pilots and flight attendants ahead of …

April 11, 2021| 31 0

Emirates President: A380 Still Ideal For Slot Restricted Airports

Global giant Emirates is renowned for its large Airbus A380 fleet. The airline has come to rely on the jet to power its global hub in Dubai. Even with the global health crisis and the associated downturn in travel, Emirates sees a future for the Airbus A380. According to Sir Tim Clark, the President of Emirates, the mammoth A380 still serves an ide …

April 11, 2021| 29 0

Americans Are Back: US Passenger Numbers Hit 60% Of 2019 Levels

More Americans have resumed flying as sustained passenger numbers through March and into April above one million passengers in a day is a promising sign for airlines. Even after the popular spring break and Easter holiday weekends, passenger numbers have not slipped, showing a sustained appetite for leisure travel outside of peak travel periods. For …

April 11, 2021| 28 0

AIR NEW ZEALAND TO LAUNCH REVIVED AUCKLAND–HOBART ON 22 APRIL

Air New Zealand has confirmed it will operate flights between Auckland and Hobart for the first time in a generation from 22 April. The airline earlier said the route would restart as soon as the trans-Tasman bubble opened and has now revealed the flights will depart on Thursdays and Sundays using its A320 fleet. It comes after New Zealand Prime Mini …

April 10, 2021| 28 0

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| 59 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| 42 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| 37 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| 48 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| 76 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| 49 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| 61 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 …

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