Tag: Aviation

First Indian Airline to join Global Airline Alliance – Strong network in growing Indian aviation market

| July 11, 2014

NEW DELHI, INDIA – July 11th, 2014 – Star Alliance, the way the Earth connects, welcomed Air India as a full member of its global family of airlines, opening the national carrier’s strong domestic network in the fifth largest aviation market to Star Alliance customers worldwide.

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Emirates Announced Double Daily A380 Service to Mauritius

| July 9, 2014
Emirates Announced Double Daily A380 Service to Mauritius

Aircraft operating second flight on the route to be upgraded

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Aerospace Composites Market Forecast 2014-2024

| July 3, 2014

Opportunities in Commercial, Military & Business Aircraft & Civil Helicopters for CFRP, GFRP & AFRP

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Doha to become Emirates’ best connected destination

| July 2, 2014

An additional 28 flights for the Middle East region from 1 December

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Iberia Resumes Flights to Athens

| July 2, 2014

Iberia fly to the capital of Greece all year round, with up to nine flights per week in the summer months.

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Frankfurt Airport Offers Free Round-the-clock Internet Access

| July 2, 2014

FRANKFURT, Germany, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Germany’s first major airport with free 24-hour Internet access – free Wi-Fi whenever travelers want access Fraport AG (the Frankfurt Airport company) is expanding its free Wi-Fi access at Germany’s largest airport from 60 minutes to 24 hours. Frankfurt Airport’s (FRA) round-the-clock free Wi-Fi service is available immediately, […]

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ASM Hold Second Route Development Training in CIS

| July 1, 2014

MANCHESTER, England, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Airports of Regions to host two key training courses over four days

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DXB tops 5 million passengers in May despite runway closure

| July 1, 2014

Dubai, UAE – June 30, 2014 – Dubai International welcomed more than 5 million passengers during May 2014 despite being reduced to a single runway as the airport’s two runways were consecutively closed for refurbishment.

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Star Alliance Chief Executive Board Approves Air India Membership

| June 25, 2014

Joining date for National Carrier set for July 11th, 2014

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II Formally Opens Heathrow Terminal 2: The Queen’s Terminal

| June 25, 2014

The new home of Star Alliance in London LONDON, U.K. June 23rd, 2014 – Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II formally opened the new home of Star Alliance at London’s Heathrow Airport, unveiling a plaque that names the facility “Terminal 2: the Queen’s Terminal”, in recognition of her long association with the airport.

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Athens International Airport: ACI – Europe «Best Airport Awards 2014» winner

| June 20, 2014
Athens International Airport: ACI – Europe «Best Airport Awards 2014» winner

Athens International Airport is the winner in the 10-25 million passenger category in this year’s 10th “Best Airport Awards”, in the framework of the ACI-Europe Annual Congress in Frankfurt.

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Emirates Increases Capacity to San Francisco and Houston

| June 19, 2014
Emirates Increases Capacity to San Francisco and Houston

Airbus A380 to be introduced on two more US routes from December 2014

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Gazpromneft-Aero Starts Refuelling Meridiana Airlines in Domodedovo

| June 19, 2014
Gazpromneft-Aero Starts Refuelling Meridiana Airlines in Domodedovo

ST PETERSBURG, Russia, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Gazpromneft-Aero has started supplying aviation fuel to Meridiana at Domodedovo Airport in Moscow.

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British Airways Launches New Look Interiors And Celebrates With A Million Seats From £39 To European Destinations

| June 18, 2014

• Entirely new look and feel for cabins on 95 short-haul aircraft • Club Europe 2:2 configuration retained with stylish makeover • Extra seats with low fares

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British Airways’ pilots top 10 views from the air

| June 18, 2014

Choosing from more than 180 different routes British Airways’ pilots have selected their top 10 views from the air.

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Emirates introduces the world’s first Pelé-ane to its fleet of Boeing 777s

| June 12, 2014
Emirates introduces the world’s first Pelé-ane to its fleet of Boeing 777s

DUBAI, U.A.E., 11thJune 2014 – Just hours before the first World Cup match kicks off in Brazil, Emirates, an Official FIFA Worldwide Partner, is pleased to unveil the first Boeing 777-300ER to feature the distinguishable signature of Emirates’ Global Ambassador and three times World Cup winner, Pelé.

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Emirates Increases Capacity on its Newly Introduced Boston Route

| June 11, 2014
Emirates Increases Capacity on its Newly Introduced Boston Route

Boeing 777-300ER to be operated from 1st August

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Aeroflot’s Low-Cost Carrier Dobrolet Starts Commercial Flights

| June 10, 2014

Aeroflot (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) announces that Dobrolet, its wholly owned low-cost carrier subsidiary, has completed its first commercial flight from Moscow to Simferopol.

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Biggest Bonus Airline Miles Campaign Launched

| June 9, 2014

CHESTER, England, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Airline credit card programmes – powered by MBNA – offer enhanced bonus miles for eligible new customers[1]

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First passengers experience A350 XWB

| June 4, 2014
First passengers experience A350 XWB

Airbus confirms A350 XWB maturity in typical airline operating conditions

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Airbus provides insights into billionaire buying habits

| June 4, 2014
Airbus provides insights into billionaire buying habits

With the number of billionaires in the Middle East forecast to grow from some 150 in 2007 to around 220 in 2017, it is more important than ever for those doing business with them to have a greater understanding of their purchasing patterns. A new study provides some new insights.

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First passengers arrive at Star Alliance’s new home at Heathrow

| June 4, 2014

LONDON, June 4th, 2014 – The new Terminal 2 – the home of Star Alliance at Heathrow – threw open its doors to welcome its first passengers, marking the start of a new travel experience for the 12 million Star Alliance passengers who pass through this leading UK airport every year

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KLM collects the most beautiful places on earth with ‘CitySelfies’

| June 3, 2014
KLM collects the most beautiful places on earth with ‘CitySelfies’

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will be asking everyone to make a video of themselves at an exceptional place in the world. The maker of the most inspiring ‘CitySelfie’ will win two Round the World tickets.

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Aircraft serving Germany to nearly double by 2032

| June 3, 2014
Aircraft serving Germany to nearly double by 2032

Germany remains top aviation market, but growth less than world average According to Airbus’ latest Global Market Forecast (GMF) in the next 20 years (2013-2032), the traffic to and from Germany is set to grow at 3.5 per cent per annum (global average 4.7 per cent), driving a need for 1,821 aircraft to address the […]

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Delta to Add 15 Airbus A321 Aircraft

| June 2, 2014

ATLANTA, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has reached an agreement with Airbus to purchase 15 A321 aircraft for delivery beginning in 2018. The economically efficient, proven-technology A321s will replace similar, less-efficient domestic aircraft that are being retired from Delta’s fleet.

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SKYTEAM Records Growth in Member Collaboration

| June 2, 2014

DOHA, Qatar, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, projects an increase of 18 % in membership cooperation for the year 2014. The increase is the result of more codeshares and bilateral agreements amongst its member airlines, benefiting global customers by offering more destinations and travel options.

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Etihad Airways marks five years in Greece as partnership with Aegean Airlines takes off

| May 29, 2014
Etihad Airways marks five years in Greece as partnership with Aegean Airlines takes off

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and codeshare partner Aegean Airlines, are celebrating five years of Etihad Airways’ non-stop services between Athens and Abu Dhabi, and the start of Aegean’s new direct flights to the UAE capital. Etihad Airways commenced operations to Athens in June 2009, and since then has […]

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A380 service to Mumbai, Boeing 777s for Delhi and Hyderabad

| May 28, 2014
A380 service to Mumbai, Boeing 777s for Delhi and Hyderabad

DUBAI, U.A.E, 28th May 2014 Emirates, a global connector of people and places will expand its A380 network to 28 destinations, when it launches a daily A380 service to Mumbai International Airport on 21st July. EK 500 and EK 501 between Dubai and Mumbai will be up-scaled to a three-class A380 aircraft, representing with a […]

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Picasso lithographs showcased at Etihad Airways’ Paris premium lounge

| May 27, 2014

Etihad Airways has opened a unique new art exhibition showcasing lithographs from The Marina Picasso Legacy Collection in its premium lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

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British Airways Launches Most Advanced App Yet

| May 27, 2014

British Airways has seen an increase in the number of people booking via mobile devices by 290 per cent in just two years, and it launches its most advanced smart phone app yet. The intuitive app delivers personalised, relevant and time sensitive travel information at the touch of a button.

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Report shows Heathrow is making strong progress against its 2020 #sustainability goals

| May 27, 2014
Report shows Heathrow is making strong progress against its 2020 #sustainability goals

Heathrow has released its annual report for 2013, tracking developments against its 2020 sustainability goals. 2013 was a year for launching several new measures to improve Heathrow as a responsible business and a year of records of achievement.

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Olá Brazil: Highest Caipirinha party in the world

| May 27, 2014
Olá Brazil: Highest Caipirinha party in the world

With ‘Klaus-Heidi’ and a traditional samba-dancer aboard LH500 from Frankfurt to Rio de Janeiro It is one of the most iconic Lufthansa flight numbers: LH500 to Rio and during the night between Saturday and Sunday the highest Caipirinha party in the world took place on that flight. During the aperitif service shortly after take-off at […]

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Europe’s First Luggage Transfer Service Launches at London City Airport

| May 27, 2014

A brand new service for air travellers launches today [22 May] at London City Airport (LCY). The first business of its kind in Europe, AirPortr provides a secure luggage transfer service, designed to enable passengers to travel lighter and more easily.

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Emirates’ A380 pulls in thousands at ILA Berlin 2014

| May 26, 2014
Emirates’ A380 pulls in thousands at ILA Berlin 2014

Over 13,000 visitors toured the aircraft during the five days of the show BERLIN/DUBAI, 26th May 2014: Emirates, a global connector of people and places, showcased its Airbus A380 aircraft from 20th May to 25th May 2014 at the 2014 ILA Berlin Air Show. The Emirates A380 was the largest aircraft and only A380 displayed […]

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Etihad Airways to establish world class flight training college

| May 18, 2014
Etihad Airways to establish world class flight training college

Etihad Airways announced today it is establishing the Etihad Flight College, a world-class flight training facility in the United Arab Emirates for Emirati and international cadet pilots. As a first step in establishing this college, Etihad Airways is in the process of acquiring the fixed wing training division from Horizon International Flight Academy (Horizon), a […]

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Dassault Falcon 7X Sets New Speed Record #ttot

| May 16, 2014
Dassault Falcon 7X Sets New Speed Record #ttot

Aircraft again demonstrates unparalleled performance and operating efficiency Dassault Aviation’s Falcon 7X has set a new transatlantic speed record, flying between Teterboro in the New York metropolitan area and London City Airport at an average speed of Mach 0.88. The 7X, serial number 207, took off from Teterboro Airport at 8:04 AM local time on […]

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Autumn Leaves More Short-Haul Options For British Airways Customers

| May 16, 2014

British Airways has added extra flights from Heathrow to Vienna, Stockholm and Athens for the Autumn, over and above its existing Winter 2014 schedule. Vienna leads the way with six additional flights per week, as well as an extra service to Stockholm on Tuesdays and to Athens on Saturdays, which all start from October 26. […]

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Get the football fever, experience Lufthansa and discover Brazil

| May 16, 2014
Get the football fever, experience Lufthansa and discover Brazil

They will be the centre of attention in the coming weeks before and during the football World Cup. A total of eight aircraft in the Lufthansa fleet will swap their well-known lettering for the new ‘Fanhansa’ logo. It will be the first time that Lufthansa has changed for a certain time period its name on […]

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World’s best Business Class airline launches the all-premium product

| May 16, 2014

The new daily flight increases the Doha to London Heathrow capacity to 42 services per week Doha, QATAR – Qatar Airways (15th May) celebrated the inauguration of its new all-premium daily service ‘Business One’ between Doha and London Heathrow, becoming the first ever carrier to operate an all-Business Class service from London Heathrow. The new […]

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Emirates SkyCargo Launches Freighter Service to Mexico City and Atlanta

| May 15, 2014
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