• Emirates SkyCargo wraps up 2017 on a positive note

    Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, completed a year of strong growth in 2017. The air cargo carrier’s robust performance was underlined by the introduction of specialised customer focused air transportation solutions across a number of industry verticals and by continued investment in infrastructure. Between January and December 2017, Emirates SkyCargo’s hubs at International […]

  • Air travelers hit severely due to road blockade on airport highway

    A large number of air travellers through Hazrat Shajalal International Airport (HSIA)—both outgoing and incoming—underwent tremendous sufferings including missing flights on January 10. The sufferings of the air travellers continued almost throughout the day, as a section of Tabligh men staged protest in front of the airport by blocking the road. More than a hundred […]

  • Turkish Airlines orders three Boeing B777Fs

    Turkish Airlines has ordered three Boeing B777F freighters. The order comes just weeks after the carrier took delivery of two of the large cargo jets as part of its plan to further expand its freight business. “These freighter orders will surely contribute to our significant target for establishing a young and efficient cargo fleet,” said […]

  • Cargo ban lingers as UK places new conditions

    The ban on direct cargo flights to the UK may linger further as the UK Department of Transport (DFT) has imposed some new conditions to improve the overall security and logistics handling features at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA). The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) was expecting to get the ban withdrawn by the […]

  • Virgin America, Alaska Airlines transition to an SOC

    Alaska Air Group has confirmed that as of January 11, 2018, its Virgin America (VX, San Francisco, CA) and Alaska Airlines (AS, Seattle Tacoma Int’l) units have consolidated their operations onto a Single Operator’s Certificate (SOC). Alaska closed its purchase of Virgin America in December 2016. Since then, the firm has worked to align the […]

  • Nepal’s Buddha Air eyes int’l launch in late-3Q18

    Buddha Air (U4, Kathmandu) is planning to launch its first international service out of Kathmandu to Kolkata Int’l on September 1, 2018, Managing Director Birendra Bahadur Basnet has told Republica. The Nepalese carrier intends to operate the route 3x weekly using ATR72-500 equipment. It hopes to attract Indian tourists visiting Nepal as the main target […]

  • Kansas City to see first inc’l ops in 2Q18

    celandair (FI, Reykjavik Keflavik) will launch a new Reykjavik Keflavik-Kansas City Int’l service on May 25, 2018, thus becoming the Missourian gateway’s maiden intercontinental route. The Icelandic carrier said in a statement flights will operate 3x weekly with B757-200 equipment and are scheduled as a seasonal summer service. According to the ch-aviation capacity module, Icelandair […]

  • jetBlue postpones decision on EMB-190s replacement

    jetBlue Airways (B6, New York JFK) has decided to postpone its decision on the EMB-190 replacement order until the future of Bombardier and Embraer programmes becomes more clear, Chief Financial Officer Steve Priest has told Bloomberg. The American carrier had planned to decide on the potential replacement of its sixty EMB-190s by the end of […]

  • Maltese gov’t sets up new carrier to hold Air Malta slots

    The Maltese government has confirmed it has incorporated a new wholly-owned company, Malta Air Travel Limited, which will assume ownership of the slots Air Malta (KM, Malta) owns at various airports. In a statement, the government said the company would have an authorised share capital of EUR70 million (USD84 million). Given its intention to acquire […]

  • Ethiopian Airlines to start Ivory Coast longhaul ops in 2Q18

    Ethiopian Airlines (ET, Addis Ababa) is set to begin longhaul operations out of Abidjan following the signing of an agreement with the Ivorian government earlier this week. In a statement to the Agence Ivoirienne de Presse (AIP), Ivory Coast Minister of Transport Amadou Koné said 4x weekly flights to the United States would start from […]

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