25 Russian Airlines’ Airbus Jets Added to US Export Violation List

DALLAS – As part of the Biden administration’s sanctions in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. Commerce Department has added 25 Airbus jets flown by Russian airlines to its list of suspected export violators on Tuesday, the agency said in a statement to Reuters. More than 150 Boeing aircraft and one Gulfstream aircraft […]

JetBlue Announces Second Quarter 2022 Results

DALLAS – JetBlue Airways Corporation (B6) today reported its results for the second quarter of 2022, showing record revenues, the launch of a new structural cost program for a more efficient network and operation, and a report on its merger with Spirit Airlines (NK). The airline reported a GAAP loss per share of US$0.58 in […]

Apollo Global in Talks to Acquire Atlas Air Worldwide

Atlas Air N412MC Boeing 747-400F(SCD). Photo: John Leivaditis/Airways “The Savior of Aviation” The aviation industry’s freight segment has grown more than any other over the previous 12 months. After growth during the pandemic, freight was praised as the “star of the show” at the DALLAS – A group led by Apollo Global Management is in […]

8/02/2013: BA Puts the A380 into Service

DALLAS – Today in Aviation, British Airways (BA) put its brand new Airbus A380 ‘Superjumbo’ into service in 2013. Operated by G-XLEA, Flight 902 departed its London Heathrow (LHR) hub just after 7:00 am local time, bound for Frankfurt (FRA). ‘Echo Alpha’ was the first example to be delivered to the airline on July 4, […]

British Airways Stops Sale of Short-Haul Flights from Heathrow

DALLAS – British Airways (BA) has stopped selling short-haul flights from its London Heathrow (LHR) hub until at least August 8 as the travel chaos continues. All of the carrier’s domestic and European flights will be affected. BA will remove thousands of seats from sale, pushing travellers onto rival airlines and undoubtedly causing a rise […]

BLOOMBERG USES ABSURD SURVEY DATA TO LASH AIRLINES

Bloomberg one of the world’s most respected business news platforms has used survey data from just 19 airlines to lash Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand two of the world’s best airlines over passenger disruptions. Why only 19 airlines are chosen and on what basis is unclear but there are over 1000 airlines in the […]

JetBlue to Restart Flights to Guadeloupe in the Caribbean

DALLAS – American low-cost carrier JetBlue (B6) is to resume flights from New York (JFK) to Pointe a Pitre International Airport (PTP) on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe. The thrice-weekly seasonal service, flying Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, will restart on November 5. B6 is the only airline flying to the island archipelago from the […]

Ryanair to Launch 20 New Winter Routes

DALLAS – This month, low-cost carrier Ryanair (FR) revealed its intentions to add a fourth aircraft and launch 20 new winter routes to expand services at Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE). The decision reflects an added US$100m investment in the airline’s Venice base, which was formed in October 2021. The investment in Italy’s Veneto region […]

Emirates Returns to London Stansted Airport

DALLAS – Emirates (EK) has restarted passenger service to Stansted Airport (STN), providing a daily flight to its third London gateway. The airline has advanced plans to expand capacity starting today from five weekly flights to a daily flight. Emirates has increased its operations to London with nine daily flights, including six daily flights to […]

Etihad Reports Strong Half Year Results

DALLAS – As Etihad Airways (EY) continues its ambitious transformation plans, the airline has reported strong half year results. Etihad’s efforts to transform itself, coupled with a strong rebound in summer travel, have shown to be fruitful.  The airline used the significant downturn in travel over the past two years due to COVID-19 as an […]

BONZA’S FIRST 737 TOUCHES DOWN

Bonza’s first 737 MAX aircraft touched down at Sunshine Coast Airport this morning marking a major milestone for Australia’s newest low-cost carrier.  It is the first Boeing 737 MAX to be based in Australia and will be part of a fleet of aircraft based initially on the Sunshine Coast and in Melbourne. The initial network […]

Jetstar Takes Delivery of First Airbus A321LR

DALLAS – The first brand-new Airbus A321LR (NEO) aircraft operated by Jetstar Airways (JQ) touched down in Melbourne this morning after a four-year countdown, raising the standard for affordable travel in Australia. Customers will have a much improved in-flight experience thanks to the long-distance, fuel-efficient aircraft, which has just left the Airbus production line in […]

The Fast-growing Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru

DALLAS – Possibly becoming the world’s fastest-growing airport, India’s Kempegowda International Airport (BLR) in Bangalore is witnessing tremendous passenger movement, surpassing the 250 million mark since its opening. What’s more, the opening of the much-awaited Terminal 2 is just a couple of months away. On discussing with a BIAL spokesperson, we’ve covered an insight into […]

JETSTAR TAKES DELIVERY OF FIRST A321NEO

Jetstar has taken delivery of its first A321NEO LR (NEOs) which features wider seats, larger overhead storage lockers and in-seat USB power. And shortly the new NEOs will also be equipped with digital streaming technology for passengers to access Jetstar’s inflight entertainment on their own devices. The NEO is 15 per cent more fuel efficient […]

Is Boeing Set to Resume Dreamliner Deliveries?

DALLAS – Reports have surfaced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has informed Boeing that it would approve the company’s procedures for validating fixes to each plane before they are delivered to airline customers. This is according to a person with knowledge of the situation who spoke anonymously via Aviation Week and later reported by […]

JetBlue + Spirit: What Could the Future Hold?

DALLAS – Frontier Airlines (F9) is officially no longer in the running for the winning bid for Spirit Airlines (NK). This leaves JetBlue (B6) as the sole winner for the acquisition of the American low-cost carrier. The blue and yellow airlines announced their intention to merge, joining forces to become the fifth largest airline in […]

United Airlines Expands European, African Networks

DALLAS – Legacy carrier United Airlines (UA) has announced that starting May 2023, it will expand its European route network to three capital cities: Prague (Czechia), Stockholm (Sweden), and Berlin (Germany), all on daily services. All these services are due to originate from Newark Liberty Airport (EWR), New Jersey, using Boeing 757-200’s and 767-300’s, reflecting […]

7/30/2010: Spanish Charter Carrier AlbaStar Takes Flight

DALLAS – Today in Aviation, Spanish charter carrier AlbaStar (AP) operated its inaugural flight in 2010.  The flight, from the carriers Palma (PMI) base to Milan Malpensa (MXP), was operated by a Boeing 737-400 (EC-LAV) ‘Pino D’Urso,’ named in honor of the airline’s founder.  AP was established on November 30, 2009, by former LTE International […]

FAA GIVES GREEN LIGHT FOR 787 DELIVERIES

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved Boeing’s inspection and modification plan to resume deliveries of its 787 according to the WSJ. The approval of the Boeing plan should allow the company to resume deliveries in August after it halted them in May 2021. The first 787 delivery is expected to occur within days suggests […]

Delta Air Lines Adds Cape Town, Tahiti, Tel Aviv Nonstops

DALLAS – Delta Air Lines (DL) announces two never-before-operated, nonstop routes from Atlanta to Cape Town and Los Angeles to Tahiti, both beginning December 17. The airline will also add nonstop service from Atlanta to Tel Aviv beginning next May. With the addition of service from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), the biggest airline hub in […]

Impact of Capacity Cuts at Amsterdam Schiphol for KLM

DALLAS – As the dust settles following the Dutch government’s decision to limit capacity at Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) from November 2023, resident carrier KLM (KL) has expressed frustration and, more surprisingly, bewilderment. The Dutch carrier claims in a press release that it is “surprised by the government’s sudden resolve to substantially cut back operations at […]

THE GOLDEN AGE OF FLYING, WASN’T SO GOLDEN

AirlineRatings Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas has appeared on Ticker News to discuss the Golden Age of Flying. About Airlineratings.com Airlineratings.com was developed to provide everyone in the world a one-stop shop for everything related to airlines, formed by a team of aviation editors, who have forensically researched nearly every airline in the world. Our rating system […]

ETIHAD AIRWAYS SOARS TO RECORD PROFIT

Etihad Airways posted a record-breaking core operating profit of US$296 million (H1 2021: US$ 392 million loss), despite fuel costs increasing by almost 60 per cent compared to the same period last year. Etihad carried 4.02 million passengers in H1 2022, over 3 million more than last year (H1 2021: 980,000), with an average seat […]

Farnborough International Airshow 2022 Final Roundup

FARNBOROUGH – Although expectations were high, the Farnborough Airshow saw a modest number of aircraft orders and announcements from manufacturers. Here’s an overview of what happened. As this was the first Farnborough Airshow in four years, attendees and remote observers worldwide were eager to see a strong recovery in the aviation industry lead to exciting […]

Cayman Airways Expands to US West Coast

DALLAS – Cayman Airways (KX) has announced that it will expand its route network and launch its first direct flight to the west coast of the US, with a new service to Los Angeles (LAX). The new service will begin on November 5 and will initially be provided on a weekly basis. Prior to the […]

Airways Top 10 Oldest Airports in the World

Aerial view of Troy, New York, with Hudson and Mohawk rivers and Albany International Airport. Photo: By Dicklyon – Own work, DALLAS – We love commercial aircraft, but they would be nothing to AVgeeks and planespotters without the airports they serve worldwide. These are the 10 oldest airports around the world still in operation, the majority of which are […]

Air France Returns to New York’s Newark Liberty this Winter

DALLAS – Beginning on December 12, 2022, Air France (AF) will resume nonstop, daily service from its hub at Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) to Newark Liberty (EWR). Newark Liberty Airport is the second-largest international airport serving the New York metropolitan area, which is situated about 18 miles from Manhattan. The Boeing 777-200, which has a […]