Silk Way West to expand its Boeing fleet

Silk Way West Airlines has signed a purchase agreement with Boeing to expand its fleet. According to the agreement, Silk Way West Airlines will purchase five state-of-the-art Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft, with delivery planned over 2023-2027. This is the first order for Boeing 777 Freighters in the Central Asia and Caspian region. The Boeing 777FRead More

WestJet outlines plans to restart suspended routes affected by Covid-19

Canadian airline WestJet has recently outlined plans to restore its Canadian network in full by late June. The airline had suspended services to five airports in the east of Canada due to the pandemic but will gradually rebuild its network to its pre-COVID state. It’s been many months since some Canadian communities saw the arrivalRead More

GlobalX gears up to receive its 1st Airbus A321

Startup airline GlobalX is gearing up to receive its first Airbus A321. The plane is due to arrive in Miami in April. It is another small step forward for the airline. The announcement comes just two months after GlobalX took delivery of its first Airbus. GlobalX continues to work towards FAA certification. Subject to FAARead More

Qatar Airways officially sponsors the Global Surgical and Medical Support Group (GSMSG)

Qatar Airways has become the Official Airline Sponsor of the Global Surgical and Medical Support Group (GSMSG) to support its efforts in providing medical relief to vulnerable communities around the world. The GSMSG is a charitable non-profit organization that represents over 1,200 medical professionals who dedicate time to offer top-tier services in austere settings overseasRead More

Southeast Asian airlines will need 4400 new planes to support expanding travel demand in next 20 years, Boeing anticipates

Boeing anticipates airlines in Southeast Asia will need 4,400 new airplanes valued at $700 billion to support expanding demand for air travel over the next 20 years. The intra-Southeast Asian market will become the fifth largest in the world by 2039, and the vast domestic and regional air-travel network across the region positions it wellRead More

Air Côte d’Ivoire receives its first Airbus A320neo

Air Côte d’Ivoire, Ivory Coast’s flagship carrier based in Abidjan, has taken delivery of its first A320neo, becoming the first operator of the type in the West-African region. This latest generation aircraft will join Air Côte d’Ivoire’s existing Airbus fleet of six aircraft. With improved levels of efficiency, this new aircraft will be deployed onRead More

Passenger traffic falls drastically in January 2021 compared to pre-covid levels, IATA reports

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that passenger traffic fell in January 2021, both compared to pre-COVID levels (January 2019) and compared to the immediate month prior (December 2020). Because comparisons between 2021 and 2020 monthly results are distorted by the extraordinary impact of COVID-19, unless otherwise noted all comparisons are to January 2019Read More

Boeing planes to fly on 100% sustainable aviation fuels by 2030

Boeing is setting an ambitious target to advance the long-term sustainability of commercial aviation, committing that its commercial airplanes are capable and certified to fly on 100% sustainable aviation fuels by 2030. Boeing has previously conducted successful test flights replacing petroleum jet fuel with 100% sustainable fuels to address the urgent challenge of climate change.Read More

Pegasus starts new flights to Moldova capital

Pegasus Airlines is increasing the number of direct flights it offers from Antalya, with the launch of a new direct flight to Chisinau, capital of Moldova. The inaugural flight from the Turkish leisure destination will take off on April 23rd. Pegasus’ Antalya-Chisinau flights will depart at 22:30 local time from Antalya Airport to Chisinau InternationalRead More

Singapore Airlines to deploy first ex-SilkAir aircraft in March

Singapore Airlines will begin operating the first of nine ex-SilkAir Boeing 737-800s from March, as it expects the integration of its regional operator into mainline operations to be completed by April 2022. The first of these narrowbodies, a six-year-old example registered 9V-MGK, will be deployed by SIA on the Singapore-Phuket route from 4 March, saysRead More