• Qatar Airways to exhibit at Bahrain Airshow

    Qatar Airways will exhibit three aircraft at the Bahrain International Airshow at the Sakhir Airbase, Kingdom of Bahrain, from 21–23 January, 2016....

  • Etihad Airways signs MoU with NY Univ Abu Dhabi

    Etihad Airways has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), to develop and deliver an executive leadership development programme....

  • Emirates to launch second daily A380 service from Dubai to Perth

    Emirates will commence a second daily A380 service from Dubai to Perth on 1st August this year, replacing the current 777-300ER aircraft operating on EK424/EK425....

  • Abu Dhabi Airports unveils cooling plant

    Abu Dhabi Airports has unveiled one of the country's biggest district cooling plants that will serve Abu Dhabi International Airport's new Midfield Terminal Building (MTB)....

  • Dnata Singapore wins eight new airline customers in 2015

    Myanmar Airways International, Myanmar National Airlines and Bhutan Airlines have appointed dnata as their ground handler while Air New Zealand, Turkish Airlines and China Southern Airlines are using ...

  • Dubai Duty Free Group sales reach Dhs7.057bn in 2015

    The New Year began on a high note for Dubai Duty Free as the group, which incorporates the airport retail operation and its Leisure division, announced turnover of Dhs7.057 billion (US$1.933 billion) ...

  • UAE sign MoU with China on space science

    The UAE has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the People's Republic of China concerning defining a framework for collaboration in studies and development in space science, as well as the...

  • FC BARCELONA players featured on Qatar Airways’ safety video

    Qatar Airways’ new safety video featuring FC Barcelona players Messi, Suarez, Neymar, Pique, Rakitic and Mascherano landed as a hit across all social media channels, generating nearly 40 million vie...

  • China Airlines partners with APG

    APG is pleased to announce a new GSA partnership with China Airlines effective from the 1st of January 2016. APG has been appointed as the General Sales Agent of China Airlines in Cyprus and Greece ...

  • SITA invests in P2F firm

    Singapore Technologies Aerospace (ST Aerospace) has completed its investment of the additional 20 percent equity interest in Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW). The investment was completed following the rec...

  • Alaska Airlines re-brands itself

    Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden unveiled recently a major rebranding that adds a vivid splash of color to the hometown carrier's jets. The airplanes currently sport a purely black-and-white livery ...

  • LAX passenger volume increases by 6% in 2015

    Los Angeles International Airport set another record for passenger volume in 2015, with more than 74.9 million passengers passing through the facility, airport officials recently said. The passenge...

  • Volga-Dnepr, Bollore Logistics to discover life signs on Mars

    Volga-Dnepr Airlines has operated three An-124-100 cargo flights for global logistics company BOLLORE LOGISTICS carrying equipment and materials for the ExoMars space exploration programme that aims t...

  • SIA, FCS renew cargo handling contract

    Singapore Cargo Airlines and Frankfurt Cargo Services (FCS) have renewed the carrier’s cargo handling contract, thus carrying on their trustful partnership of the past years. Hans-Georg Emmert, m...

  • WFS to acquire CAS

    Worldwide Flight Services will acquire Consolidated Aviation Services, the airline ground handling company recently announced in a deal that will expand WFS operations in the US. The acquisition is...

  • NASA, FAA to develop weather software

    NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley is working with the FAA and industry partners to develop Dynamic Weather Routes, DWR, a tool that provides an automatic, continuous method of updating and...

  • Jetairfly, TUIfly select Aviointeriors for their retrofit program

    Aviointeriors is pleased to announce that TUIfly Netherlands and Jetairfly have selected the Aviointerios Economy Class 'Columbus Crew Rest' seat model for the provisioning of their two B767-300 retro...

  • Dubai South to become Flydubai's new hub

    Flydubai is planning to make Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC) its new hub, the budget airline’s head has announced. ...

  • Oman Airports witness 10% Freight growth

    Freight Transport at Muscat International Airport witnessed a positive growth of 10 percent, where the cargo volumes in 2015 reached 134.5 thousand tonnes compared to 2014. Additionally, Salalah Airpo...

  • Chinese airlines to blacklist unruly passengers

    Customers behaving badly may finally get their comeuppance, thanks to an airline blacklist that’s in the works. Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, Hainan Airlines and Spring Air have teamed u...

  • Iberia announces new Japanese and Chinese routes

    Iberia has announced two new routes from Madrid to Tokyo and Shanghai. Flights to the Japanese capital will start on October 18, with a three-times weekly service departing Madrid on Mondays, Wedne...

  • Amazon expands in China

    Amazon.com Inc. is aggressively expanding its logistics operations in China as part of a broader effort to control the rising cost of shipping billions of packages. Its plans in China, outlined in ...

  • Ramco Systems to take advantage of its e-commerce sector

    Ramco Systems, an enterprise software company, will target logistics and passenger airline segments to take advantage of the high growth in the e-commerce sector, a top company official said. “Ea...

  • West Chester to have a new logistics training centre

    Cincinnati State is opening a new logistics training center in West Chester Twp. where it will offer certificate and degree programs to feed the region’s growing supply chain industry a pool of cred...

  • Brussels Airport to open 18 border control gates in March

    Brussels Airport will strengthen security measures by opening 18 automated border control gates in March that will automatically verify the identity of EU citizens traveling from outside of the Scheng...

  • Fiji Airways expands its South Pacific network

    The new service between Nadi and Vava'u will be operated twice per week, with ATR 72-600 aircraft. Fiji Airways Managing Director and CEO, Andre Viljoen, said, “The new route offers a seamless ad...

  • Kenya Airways upgrades its online ticketing programme

    Kenya Airways passengers can now upgrade from economy to business class online at least 36 hours to travel time under a new system. The airline recently announced that it has gone live with an onli...

  • Honcho from Air Arabia graces the Sixth edition of CEO Lecture Series at Skyline

    Skyline University College (SUC), Sharjah, hosted the sixth edition of CEO Lecture Series on February 3, 2016. Hundreds of students who attended the event looked spellbound by the inspiring lecture ...

  • Oman Air chooses SmartKargo

    Oman Air has chosen SmartKargo, providers of a 100% Cloud-based air cargo management solution, to power their cargo sales and operations, beginning June 2016. SmartKargo is the only cargo platform ...

  • Jet Airways to integrate all flights at T2

    Jet Airways (India) Ltd, country’s second largest airline by passenger carried, will integrate its domestic and international flight operations to one terminal, at Terminal 2 (T2), at Mumbai’s Chh...

  • Gulf Air gathers positive feedback from one-day seminar

    Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, recently conducted a seminar for front line and sales staff representing 30 travel agents in Thailand....

  • South Korea's passenger traffic jumps by 13.4%

    South Korea's air passenger traffic jumped 13.4 percent in January from a year earlier on an increase in both inbound and outbound travelers, government data showed Monday....

  • Oman Air leases two Kenyan Boeing aircraft

    Oman Air has agreed to a three-year wet leasing deal for two Kenya Airways Boeing 787-8s as part of investment that gives the Muscat airline a second daily service to London Heathrow by using the Keny...

  • Pulkovo St. Airport wins ASQ award

    Pulkovo Saint Petersburg airport (Russia), operated by Northern Capital Gateway LLC (NCG), won the prestigious Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Award, as announced by Airports Council International (ACI)...

  • Airways Aviation adds business jet to its fleet

    Airways Aviation is commencing its first high-performance jet experience for graduates and cadets, with the addition of a Hawker Premier 1A business jet to the company’s training fleet....

  • Cabot Aviation delivers B777-200ER to Omni Air International

    Cabot Aviation, a division of Air Partner plc and a leading aircraft remarketing agent, is pleased to announce that the first former Kenya Airways B777-200ER has been delivered to Omni Air Internation...

  • Lufthansa Cargo to market belly capacities of Eurowings' long-haul flights

    Beginning with the summer timetable (27 March), Lufthansa Cargo will market the belly capacities of Eurowings’ long-haul flights. This will allow Europe's leading cargo carrier to expand their net...

  • Seko Logistics partners with SmartWay Transportation

    SEKO Logistics has submitted and received approval for its latest data update with the SmartWay Transportation Partnership, an innovative collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...

  • CLA wins AOC award by UK Civil Aviation Authority

    Headquartered at London’s Stansted Airport, CLA is an independent airline with its own executive and management team and fleet. In line with its business strategy, CargoLogicAir aims to become a lea...

  • ABC reports confident 2016 start

    AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has reported a confident start to 2016 with a 30% year-on-year rise in tonnage in January – a record performance and growth for the airline for the first month of the y...

  • TAPA reports 5% high on cargo crime in 2015

    The reporting of cargo crimes to the Transported Asset Protection Association’s (TAPA) Incident Information Service (IIS) reached a five-year high in 2015, with 1,515 recorded freight thefts represe...

  • AEO program set to boost UAE business growth

    The Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) program, which will ensure better security and facilitation of global supply chains, is ready for a pilot run, prior to the scheduled operational launch by the f...

  • Dnata starts operations from new Concourse

    Global air services provider dnata will handle all flights and baggage at Concourse D, as well as all passengers transiting though this new part of Terminal 1. From the new concourse, dnata will serve...

  • Al-Futtaim to develop logistics and distribution facility with KAEC

    Al-Futtaim has signed an agreement with King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) for the purchase of a 325,400 square metres land plot in Saudi Arabia's Industrial Valley (IV) to develop a logistics and dis...

  • Bright Flight deploys freighter at Airport PAD

    The cargo airline Bright Flight has recently deployed an Antonov An-26B freighter at Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport (PAD). Urgent deliveries up to 5.5 tons of freight can now be transported at short noti...

  • Volga-Dnepr transports space craft payload module to the UK

    The payload module of a spacecraft represented Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ latest aerospace delivery when it arrived in the UK from Moscow....

  • Lufthansa's newest in-flight announcer is an eight-year old boy

    India’s Yashas Dassani, a spontaneous eight-year-old boy from Mumbai has outclassed 14 shortlisted children from several other countries to win Lufthansa’s global ‘Your Announcement Contest’. ...

  • WFS tops off 'international cargo ground handler of the year' award

    Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has topped off a year of substantial growth by winning the ‘International Cargo Ground Handler of the Year’ award presented at the Air Cargo India industry conferen...

  • Turkish Technic wins 'MRO Company of the year' award

    ATN Awards are the only international prizes that award 14 main categories of the air transport industry. Finalists for each category are voted for by more than 4000 readers of Air Transport News and ...

  • Qatar Airways expands its swiss network

    Qatar Airways has announced a substantial aircraft upgrade on the Doha (DOH) to Geneva (GVA) route from 1 July 2016, to become the airline’s second Dreamliner route to Switzerland after Zürich....

  • Norwegian Cargo ships vehicles to Toronto

    Norwegian Cargo has successfully shipped 10 electric Buddy cars and six Buddy bikes from Oslo to Toronto which will be featured in an upcoming Hollywood blockbuster movie....

  • Najaf International Airport orders screening equipment from AS&E

    American Science and Engineering, Inc. (AS&E), a leading worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray detection solutions, recently announced that it has received an order for Iraq’s Najaf International A...

  • Ten busiest airports in 2015

    According to Financial Express, the latest list is based on preliminary aviation traffic results from 1,144 airports worldwide and compiled by Airports Council International, a global trade representa...

  • Volga-Dnepr, Chapman deliver welding system to Malaysia

    A 19-ton portable welding system was part of a shipment delivered to Malaysia by Volga-Dnepr Airlines and air charter specialists Chapman Freeborn to support restoration work at one of the country’s...

  • Duke of Cambridge tours London Gateway Port

    Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, has paid a visit to DP World’s London Gateway Port. He hailed the state-of-the-art facility, which was constructed to the highest quality and standards, and commen...

  • China prefers large business jets

    Boeing Business Jets’ (BBJ) success in the Chinese market continues this year with 21 in-service airplanes and three BBJ MAXs currently on order. With unmatched product reliability and customer se...

  • Cathay Pacific selects Airbus to provide FHS for its fleet

    Cathay Pacific Airways, an international airline based in Hong Kong and a member of the oneworld alliance, has selected Airbus to provide Flight Hour Services (FHS) components support for its new flee...

  • LBC express expands in GCC

    LBC Express, Inc., the Philippines' leading courier and cargo solutions provider, is planning to further expand to the UAE and across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region after the opening of its...

  • TAPA's 'STEP UP & STAND OUT' campaign witnesses 14% rise

    The Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) has reported a 14% increase in the number of logistics facilities and trucking operations achieving certification to its Security Standards in the E...

  • Ryukyu Air Commuter Unveils Cargo-Combi Aircraft in Okinawa

    Bombardier Commercial Aircraft recently celebrated with Ryukyu Air Commuter Co., Ltd (RAC) of Okinawa, Japan as the airline unveiled two of its Q400 Cargo-Combi aircraft during a special ceremony held...

  • Bahrain Travel, Tourism Industry Leaders share Top Trends at Sabre and Gulf Air Event

    Investment in technology will support the growth of Bahrain’s travel industry and contribute more to gross domestic product (GDP). This was a key topic of discussion at a media event jointly hosted ...

  • FIPA partners with BRCP

    In partnership with the Tunisian Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (FIPA), the USAID-financed Business Reform & Competitiveness Project (BRCP) sponsored a pioneering webinar to bring together Suppli...

  • Kuwait orders 28 Euro-fighter Typhoons

    The contract signature for 22 single-seat and six twin-seat follows the announcement of an agreement between the State of Kuwait and the Italian Government for the procurement of the aircraft on 11th ...

  • Raya Airways adds Phnom Penh to its cargo services

    Malaysian national cargo carrier Raya Airways has added Phnom Penh to its service roster in response to growing demand for air freight shipments of consumer products such as textiles and garments, the...

  • ACSV selects Hermes to run warehouse in Hanoi

    Air Cargo Services of Vietnam (ACSV) have chosen the Hermes air cargo management system to run their warehouse in Hanoi....

  • Teijin Aramid, MACRO to develop Twaron fiber containers

    Teijin Aramid and MACRO Industries have announced a collaboration agreement to develop more durable, fire-resistant air freight containers using lightweight Twaron fiber....

  • CHEP, CargoLogicAir sign ULD management agreement

    CHEP Aerospace Solutions, the leading global provider of outsourced Unit Load Device (ULD) pooling and repair solutions, and CargoLogicAir, the new British cargo airline, have signed a ULD management ...

  • LATAM Cargo merger represents identity and culture

    The merger represents a new identity and culture, which will provide more strength and consistency to service and will position customers at the center of all developments, actions and decisions....

  • Volga-Dnepr transports 190 tonnes of cargo to support DROMLAN project

    Volga-Dnepr Airlines first-ever ‘season’ of cargo flights to Antarctica transported over 190 tonnes of cargo to support the new DROMLAN international Antarctic project supported by nations includi...

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