• 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 the company as their in-flight caterer.

  • 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) for 2015.

  • 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 peaceful exploration of outer space.

  • 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 views since its debut in December, a record among airline safety videos. In addition, Qatar Airways’ new brand campaign, Going Places Together, generated extraordinary attention online with 31 million views of the new television commercial over the same time period inspiring millions with its message of travel as a transformative experience.

  • 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 and will be providing full sales and marketing services as well as call centre facilities.

  • 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 receipt of regulatory approvals and fulfilment of customary conditions precedent.

  • 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 with "Alaska" written in a font designed to resemble icicles and a portrait of an Eskimo elder on the tail.

  • 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 passenger volume last year was up 6 percent from 2014, when the airport served a then-record 70.66 million passengers, according to Los Angeles World Airports, the city agency that runs the facility.

  • 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 to discover any traces of life on Mars. The flights, which operated on December 18, 20 and 22 for consignor, Thales Alenia Space Italia, departed from Turin in Italy to Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome via Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport.

  • 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, managing director, FCS said, “We are very pleased that Singapore Airlines, one of Asia’s leading airlines, has decided to extend its contract with FCS Frankfurt Cargo Services for providing landside cargo handling services at Frankfurt Airport. This extension of the handling contract clearly underscores Singapore Airlines Cargo confidence in FCS, especially our high standards for security, quality and service. We will continue to do our utmost to meet the expectations and requirements of our customers in the future.”

  • 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 the first big purchase since Paris-based WFS was bought by Platinum Equity LLC last October. The California-based private equity firm said at the time that it would back a global growth strategy for WFS, one of the world’s largest air cargo handlers.

  • 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 analyzing the latest weather patterns and forecasts to provide information that can save time and fuel for aircraft which is already in flight.

  • 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 retrofit program.

  • 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 Airport has also shown improvement in freight volumes growing by 27 percent.

  • 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 up to prevent unruly passengers from flying on their planes as part of an ongoing effort to keep the friendly skies, well, friendly.

  • 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, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 1320, landing at Tokyo’s Narita airport at 0935 the following day.

  • 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 filings there, include handling cargo and customs for goods headed to ports in Japan, Europe and the United States.

  • 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. “Earlier, software solutions were offered on a cluttered basis to the logistics players. Software providers didn’t offer ERP and ERP players didn’t offer other software solutions. The present e-commerce boom has triggered strong growth potential for logistics firms and we found an opportunity to offer an integrated and cloud-based ERP for the companies in this sector,” said Virendar Aggarwal, Chief Executive Officer of Ramco Systems.

  • 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 credentialed workers.

  • 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 Schengen zone, local media recently reported. The Belgian De Morden newspaper said that the new e-gates would help to automatically check more than 46,000 passengers daily.

  • 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 addition to Fiji Airways ’ South Pacific network. The Tongan culture is guided by values that are rooted in family and respect; visitors are treated more like family than tourists. This ethos is aligned with Fiji Airways mission – just as we welcome you to our home when you step on board, Tongans welcome you to their tropical paradise when you arrive.”

  • 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 online programme that gives passengers an opportunity to bid for an upgrade to business class.

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