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

Istanbul Airport certified as ‘5-Star COVID-19 Airport’ by Skytrax

Istanbul Airport earned the ‘5-Star COVID-19 Airport’ award, which has been presented specially during the COVID-19 pandemic. This means Istanbul Airport becomes the biggest terminal in the world that has ‘5-Star’ rating. Skytrax, Kadri Samsunlu, the CEO and general manager of İGA Airport Operation said: “An airport being certified as both a ‘5-Star Airport’ andRead More

Qatar Airways, Oman Air signs codeshare partnership

The expanded code-share agreement is the first step in further strengthening strategic cooperation between the two airlines that first began in 2000. Sales of the additional destinations will commence in 2021 Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are pleased to further expand our code-share cooperation with Oman Air, one of theRead More

Emirates unveils Premium Economy cabin onboard its A380 aircraft

Emirates is taking its signature A380 experience to the next level with the unveil of a brand new Premium Economy cabin product, together with enhancements and a refreshed look across all cabins onboard its newest A380 aircraft. Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline said, “The Emirates A380 is already one of the most sought-after travelRead More

FalconEye launches high performance Earth observation satellite Arianespace for UAEAF

FalconEye has been successfully launched by Arianespace. The high-performance Earth observation satellite, which will act as an eye from space for the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces (UAEAF). The optical observation satellite was launched using a Soyuz rocket from the Guiana Space Center (CSG), Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on December 1. This mission marksRead More