News

10
July

Airport charges under fire

Charges imposed on drivers by airports for dropping off or collecting passengers are extortionate, the RAC said last week. More than half of the UK airports have increased their charges since this time last year, it added. Luton and Stansted, both of which are said to have raised some of… Read More

10
July

Fastjet secures $10mn in funding; moves to acquire FedAir

Fastjet Group has set its sights on entering the South African market in 2019 after having secured approximately USD10 million dollars worth of fresh capital. Following a warning to shareholders last week that it was facing a catastrophic funding crisis, the African low-fare carrier group said on Friday, June 29,… Read More

10
July

Ethiopian Airlines first B737 MAX8

Ethiopian Airlines  has taken over its first of thirty B737 MAX 8s on order from Boeing.  Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows ET-AVM  was positioned from Seattle Boeing Field to Addis Ababa via Dublin Int’l over the course of July 1/2. Ethiopian currently operates four B737-700s and fifteen B737-800s on domestic as… Read More

29
May

Air Astana Celebrates 16th Anniversary with the Opening of a New Aviation Technical Centre

Air Astana, the award-winning Kazakh flag carrier, marked its 16th anniversary with the opening of a new Aviation Technical Centre at Astana’s Nursultan Nazarbayev international airport today. The new Aviation Technical Centre enables Air Astana to undertake all aircraft engineering and servicing requirements up to heavy maintenance level. The project… Read More

29
May

FAA acting administrator: ‘Era of red tape is over’

FAA acting administrator Dan Elwell called for the agency to embrace innovation and emerging technology by forming partnerships with industry and entrepreneurial organizations during a speech at the International Aviation Club (IAC) of Washington DC. By courtesy of ATW Daily News

14
May

Air Namibia seeks expanded Angolan market access

Air Namibia is looking to boost its Angolan market presence with the launch of multiple new point-to-point services in the country. The New Era newspaper reports the carrier has sought diplomatic assistance from the Namibian government to engage their counterparts in Luanda to grant Air Namibia rights to serve the secondary… Read More

14
May

OAG names world’s busiest air routes

Data agency OAG has revealed the world’s 20 busiest air routes, with Asia dominating the list. The Kuala Lumpur-Singapore route came in at number one, with seven carriers operating 30,537 flights between March 2017 and February 2018 – as many as 84 services per day. The top 20 busiest routes… Read More

14
May

Emirates to launch daily Edinburgh flights

Emirates has announced it will launch a daily service between Edinburgh and Dubai from 1 October. The announcement comes after Etihad said it would cease flying to the Scottish capital, owing partially to competition from Qatar Airways’ service to Doha. Emirates also operates services to Glasgow, with the new Edinburgh flights… Read More