The first of Delta Airlines’ new Airbus A321neos took to the skies on Friday morning, taking passengers from Boston to Los Angeles. By 2027, Delta expects more than 150 of the planes to arrive from Mobile, Alabama. The planes will initially be deployed from Logan Airport in Boston to domestic destinations such as San Francisco, San Diego, Denver, and Seattle. Delta began acquiring A321neos in 2017, and the order was... Read More
The airlines in Australia have just recorded their worst on-time performance since records began in November 2003. The Australian Government's Bureau of Infrastructure and Transport Research Economics (BITRE) has released on-time and cancellation data for April, revealing that the country's major airlines - Jetstar, Qantas, QantasLink, Rex Airlines, Virgin Australia, and Virgin Australia Regional Airlines - averaged 63.6 % on-time arrivals and 62.2 % on-time departures. Easter, school holidays, and... Read More
After an almost three-year hiatus, Austrian Airlines has resumed nonstop service between Vienna and Los Angeles. The carrier launched its inaugural flight yesterday and plans to increase its frequency to six weekly flights in July. Austrian Airlines has resumed service to Los Angeles. Austrian Airlines resumed service between Vienna (VIE) and Los Angeles (LAX) on May 20th, with five weekly flights. The first aircraft (OS 081) took off from Vienna... Read More
According to Arun Kumar, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Jet Airways has been given an air operator certificate. As a result, the airline can resume commercial flights. According to its owner Jalan-Kalrock Consortium, Jet Airways completed all proving flights on May 17 and is currently waiting for the DGCA to grant it an air operator certificate (AOC). The airline conducted the second — and final — set of... Read More
SpiceJet passengers departing New Delhi this morning were to wait a bit longer than normal. However, the delay was not caused by a malfunctioning aircraft or a lack of staff. Instead, due to non-payment of airport fees, the airline's planes were denied clearance by Delhi Airport's Air Traffic Control. SpiceJet's morning departures from New Delhi were disrupted on Friday because the ATC at Indira Gandhi International Airport had been told... Read More
Singapore Airlines Group would have looked back on a year divided into two parts when it closed its books on March 31. It made $2.1 billion in revenue in the first half of its fiscal year (April-March), and $3.6 billion in the second half. The group, which includes Singapore Airlines (including Silk Air) and Scoot, recorded total revenue of $5.7 billion for the year. The group nearly doubled revenue to... Read More
As travellers plan their summer vacations around the world, Emirates is providing some compelling deals. Customers flying with Emirates to Dubai may now stay at top hotels in the city for free. Emirates Business and First Class passengers will receive two complimentary nights at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, while Economy Class passengers will receive one complimentary night at the Hilton Garden Inn. The deal is valid for bookings made... Read More
For bookings booked till June 30, 2022, AirAsia India is offering a 50% discount on its International Connecting Baggage (ICB) fees. Because international flights typically have higher baggage allowances than domestic flights, International Connecting Baggage fares are significantly lower than standard excess baggage charges, allowing guests to connect from or to AirAsia India domestic flights to international flights on other airlines. Guests can pre-book ICB and select from three excess... Read More
Following the announcement last month of an agreement between Microsoft, Boeing, and Lufthansa, American Airlines has announced that it will collaborate with the technology giant to improve customer experience and employee connectivity. American Airlines will speed its digital transformation, modernise its technology infrastructure, and establish a more streamlined procedure to support operations using Microsoft's Azure cloud platform, which is critical ahead of a forecasted busy summer season. Customers will have... Read More
One of Jetstar's Boeing 787-8s has been grounded after sustaining major lightning damage during a voyage in early May. The fuselage of the aircraft was damaged by lightning, leaving burn marks, blistered paint, and a slew of small holes. The damage was discovered after the aircraft landed, and Jetstar claims that the plane or its passengers were never in danger. Further investigation found that the damaged plane is VH-VKL, a... Read More
The Air France-KLM Group is combining its complementary cargo networks, including aircraft fleets, with a large French container transportation and shipping enterprise. The ten-year agreement will see CMA CGM buy up to 9% of Air France-stock KLM's and install a CMA CGM representative to the Air France-KLM Group board of directors. The collaboration, which was announced on Wednesday, would see CMA CGM Air Cargo's four full-freighter aircraft pair up with... Read More
IndiGo announced the appointment of Pieter Elbers, the CEO of Dutch airline KLM, as its new CEO on Wednesday. He will take over for Ronojoy Dutta, who will step down on September 30, 2022. Since 2014, Mr. Elbers has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. On or before October 1, he will join IndiGo. He is also a member of the Air France –... Read More
Two flight attendants who were terminated in March 2021 have filed lawsuits alleging religious discrimination on the behalf of the Alaska airline. Alaska Airlines has been in a labour dispute with its pilots for some time over a new contract. Flexible scheduling and pilot retention policies are the major sticking issues, and qualified pilots have until May 25 to vote on whether to sanction strike action. While it looks that... Read More
Jet Airways completed its last proving flights to revalidate its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) successfully. After completing a major regulatory procedure, the carrier's exclusive attention will now be on putting the remaining pieces in place for a successful launch in a few months. On May 17th, Jet Airways cleared a major hurdle in the process of securing its AOC. The airline completed the last set of two proving flights, with... Read More
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