Etihad: First Int. Airline to Fly to Beijing Post-COVID

DALLAS – UAE flag carrier Etihad Airways (EY) will be the first international airline to resume flights to China since the pandemic as part of the latest mandate of the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council. EY will deploy its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner from Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Beijing (PEK) starting June […]

General Electric CEO Role Expands to Head Aviation Unit

DALLAS – General Electric announced on Monday that Chief Executive Larry Culp will take on a larger role by leading the aviation division in place of John Slattery, who will transition into the position of Chief Commercial Officer. In this additional position, Culp will be faced with the challenge of guiding GE Aviation through supply […]

Qatar Airways-Airlink Codeshare to Benefit Southern Africa

DALLAS – Qatar Airways (QR) and Johannesburg-based Airlink (4Z) have struck a comprehensive codeshare agreement that improves connectivity between 45 destinations in 13 countries throughout southern Africa and the rest of the world. Customers will be able to book for flights to destinations in southern Africa and U.S. cities like New York and Dallas, in […]

From Russia to Bermuda: “Deregister Russian Aircraft”

DALLAS – According to the Russian Federation’s Ministry of Transport, Russian airlines have alerted Bermuda’s aviation authority that all aircraft that were reregistered in Russia must have their registrations revoked. The majority of aircraft used by Russian airlines were registered in Bermuda and leased from Western lessors before Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February […]

Major US Airlines Cancel Hundreds of Flights

DALLAS – Early on Monday, hundreds of flights had already been canceled in the United States, foreshadowing the impending travel turmoil surrounding the busy Fourth of July holiday weekend. According to the tracking website FlightAware, more than 700 flights across the US have been canceled as of 9:30 a.m. One in ten flights from LaGuardia […]

The Last Emirates Airbus A380 – The Full Tour (+Photos)

DALLAS – The world’s largest international airline, Emirates (EK) brought its last ever Airbus A380 Superjumbo to ILA 2022 in Berlin. The carrier’s latest superjumbo is configured in a 4-class cabin ( First, Business, Premium Economy, and Economy) and features the latest IFE and plush interiors. “We are delighted to return to ILA Berlin for […]

Airways Top 10 Airport Designs

DALLAS – Air terminals have evolved into true architectural marvels. These transport hubs from around the globe and their contemporary projects are built from diverse materials and have unconventional forms employed in their construction. Airports around the world have jaw-dropping designs and are breaking world records, from the world’s biggest terminal in Istanbul to the largest indoor […]

6/25/1938: Manchester Airport Opens Its Gates

DALLAS – Today in Aviation marks the anniversary of the public opening of Manchester Airport (MAN) in Ringway, Manchester, England, in 1938. At the time of its opening, MAN was called Ringway Airport, named after the parish it was located in. Two days after MAN’s inauguration, its first scheduled flight, operated by KLM (KL), took […]

AIRLINE RATINGS GEOFFREY THOMAS DISCUSSES AIRPORT CHAOS

Airlineratings.com Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas has appeared on Channel 7’s Weekend Sunrise to discuss the long delays at airports impacting Australian travellers in Sydney and Melbourne. Mr Thomas referenced the overall shortage of staff and the impact of COVID with airlines reporting up to 30 per cent of rostered staff calling in sick with COVID. The […]

SOLOMON AIRLINES WELCOMES RELAXED QUARANTINE RULES

Solomon Airlines has welcomed the news that mandatory quarantine requirements for inbound visitors will be reduced shortly, with a new international schedule effective from  August 1, 2002, re-introducing regular flights between the Solomon Islands and Australia, Fiji, Vanuatu and Kiribati, and connections to partner airline services from New Zealand, Asia and the USA. “Reopening our […]

MH370 TRACKING EXPERT DEMONSTRATES HIS TECHNOLOGY ONCE AGAIN

MH370 tracking expert Richard Godfrey has once again demonstrated the WSPRnet GDTAAA technology by tracking Emirates flight EK421 from Perth to Dubai across the Indian Ocean in a new paper. Last year Mr Godfrey revealed a probable location for MH370 of 1933km west of Perth using WSPRnet and GDTAAA technology. Based on his extensive work, […]

The Netherlands Limits Schiphol Airport Flights

All the airport’s 6 runways are viewed from an airplane taking off at dawn. Photo: By Adenosine Triphosphate – Own work, DALLAS – The cabinet of the Netherlands has decided that Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport (AMS) will only handle a maximum of 440,000 flights annually starting in November 2022. The Dutch cabinet is the main executive body […]

EMIRATES CLARK: I WOULD BUILD ANOTHER A380 TWICE THE SIZE

Emirates President Sir Tim Clark One big gap you see and raised with Airbus is the lack of any new very large aircraft project on the horizon. Will that backfire at one point? What have you got there, A380 gone, 747-8 gone, 777-9 looking decidedly flaky, I don’t know what’s going on with that, that […]

Airliners International to return to Dallas for its 45th Show

CHICAGO – Airliners International is to hold the 2023 Airline History Conference and Collectibles Show in Dallas/Fort Worth, with Airways Magazine as one of its main sponsors. The organizers of the event announced the dates for next year during its 45th Annual Meeting held in Chicago today by the World Airline Historical Society (WAHS). This […]

Fly a Plane in Spain! Iberia Recruiting Pilots

DALLAS – Calling all pilots who wish to fly their planes in Spain! Iberia (IB) is now recruiting pilots. The Spanish carrier has announced that in addition to the first 20 pilots who are upgrading from the IB Cadets program to the airline, it is still seeking additional candidates in a hiring drive that has […]

Antonov AN30M Cargo Aircraft Makes Forced Landing

DALLAS – An Antonov AN-30M cargo aircraft sustained substantial damage in a forced landing 17 km from Olenyok Airport (ONK), Russia. All seven occupants survived the accident. Three were injured. The An-30 belonged to Region 98 LLC, which had contracts with Yakutoptorog. The aircraft, registered as 30001 and built in 1978, was carrying 6.3 tons […]

6/24/1960: First Flight of the Hawker Siddeley HS 748

G-ARMV was the first production aircraft built and entered service with Skyways Coach-Air in 1962. Photo: DALLAS – Today In Aviation, the prototype Hawker Siddeley HS 748 (G-APZV) took to the skies for the first time from the manufacturer’s Woodford aircraft factory in 1960. Chief test Pilot J.G. Harrison was at the controls. Nicknamed “Budgie” […]

Qantas Slashes Domestic Capacity as Jetstar Boss Announces Departure

DALLAS – Australian flag-carrier Qantas (QF) has announced its intention to slash domestic flight capacity until March 2023. The airline is blaming cost pressures from record-high oil prices, which have added over AU$1 billion (US$690 million) to its fuel bill. Speaking at a press conference, QF CEO Alan Joyce said, “The reality is we’re taking […]

QANTAS TO REWARD STAFF AS TRAFFIC REBOUNDS ON EASED RESTRICTIONS

Qantas’ 19,000 staff will each get a $5000 one-off bonus as strong travel demand across the airline’s domestic and international networks drives down net debt to below pre-COVID levels. But the Flying Kangaroo has warned passengers that changes to capacity limits would stretch into early next year as the airline grapples with higher fuel costs. […]

QANTAS CHIEF TECHNICAL PILOT DISCUSSES THE ROME NONSTOP FLIGHT

Qantas chief technical pilot Alex Passerini discusses the technical aspects of starting a new non-stop route such as Perth to Rome which is set to launch on Saturday, April 24. Captain Passerini’s role at Qantas is to oversee all the technical aspects of the airline’s Boeing and Airbus fleets. Ever wondered how an airline starts […]

British Airways Staff Choose Industrial Action

DALLAS – British Airways (BA) check-in and ground crew at London Heathrow (LHR) have voted to strike, pending further negotiations with BA management over a disputed pay cut of 10%. The dispute first arose when BA’s management’s salary was reinstated to its pre-pandemic levels, receiving the 10% they had lost as a cost-saving measure during […]

Norwegian Air to Order 50 Boeing 737 MAXs

DALLAS – Yesterday, Norwegian Air (DY) announced that they had reached an agreement with Boeing for a recommitment to purchase 50 Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft. The deal includes options for an additional 30 aircraft, with deliveries scheduled between 2025 and 2028 to align with lease expirations for its current fleet. The new aircraft will be […]

ICAO: Russian Air Safety Risks Red Flag Listing

Aeroflot is Russia’s major carrier. Photo: Brandon Farris/Airways EU Air Safety List In a similar manner to the ICAO list, the EU Air Safety List, which is a list of airlines that are subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union because they do not fulfill international safety requirements, was DALLAS […]

Allegiant, Detroit Pistons Launch Multi-year Partnership

DALLAS – Allegiant (G4) announced a multi-year partnership with the NBA’s Michigan-based Detroit Pistons. The low-cost carrier will become the “Official Airline of the Detroit Pistons.” To explain why the airline and the NBA team decided to create this unique partnership, the airline said Michigan is a very important state in its network. Indeed, the carrier operates […]

Norse Atlantic UK Applies for US Foreign Air Carrier Permit

DALLAS – The recently launched Norse Atlantic Airways (N0) has applied to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for a foreign air carrier permit for its British-based subsidiary. The permit will allow Norse Atlantic UK to launch its initial routes from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to New York (JFK), Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Orlando (MCO). […]

AIR NEW ZEALAND SET TO RELAUNCH 14 INTERNATIONAL ROUTES

Air New Zealand is about to relaunch 14 international routes in 16 days and this will bring its international capacity up to 60 per cent of pre-covid levels. From July 9, the airline will have three-quarters of its international and domestic routes back up and running with popular destinations like Honolulu, Houston and Tahiti restarting […]

Norse Atlantic Lands in Fort Lauderdale (+Photos)

FORT LAUDERDALE – On Monday, Norse Atlantic Airways (N0), the brand new Norwegian low-cost airline, completed its maiden flight from Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FFL) to Oslo (OSL), Norway. After a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the gate, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, aptly named Everglades, taxied through a water cannon salute to Runway 10L and departed as […]