Boeing and KLM announce order for 777 Jets

Boeing and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines today announced that the carrier has ordered two more 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes as it continues to operate one of Europe’s most modern and efficient fleet. The order, valued at $751 million at current list prices, was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website.Read More

AirAsia X orders 12 more A330neo and 30 A321XLR aircraft

AirAsia X, the long-haul unit of the AirAsia Group, has finalized a firm order with Airbus for an additional 12 A330-900 and 30 A321XLR aircraft. Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, Chairman, AirAsia X Berhad and Guillaume Faury, Chief Executive Officer, Airbus in Kuala Lumpur signed the contract recently, in the presence of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad,Read More

Etihad Airways to boost its services with fourth daily service to London Heathrow

Etihad Airways is to boost its services from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow by adding a fourth year-round daily service between the two capitals, launching on 27 October 2019. The new service introduces a convenient mid-morning departure from Abu Dhabi and a late evening departure from London Heathrow and follows the introduction of additional seasonalRead More

Emirates to fly to Mexico City via Spain

Emirates recently made an announcement that it plans to launch a new daily service from Dubai (DXB) to Mexico City International Airport (MEX), via the Spanish city of Barcelona (BCN), starting on 9 December 2019. Emirates’ Mexico City flight will be a linked service with Barcelona, meaning that customers can now travel between the twoRead More

Ryanair rebrands its ‘MAX’ fleet

While it has not been used commercially before, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) as the ‘737-8200’ in its official documentation already references the specific configuration of 200 passengers ordered by Ryanair. The rest of the family is simply designated as 737-7 and 737-9. Due to the global grounding of the Boeing 737 MAXRead More

Gulfstream’s G600 receives FAA certificates

Gulfstream’s newest addition to its lineup, the large-cabin, long-range G600, has earned both its type and production certificates from the FAA, paving the way for deliveries to begin later this year, the manufacturer announced recently. For Gulfstream, this represents its third model to receive both certifications simultaneously, joining the G550 in 2003 and the G600’sRead More

Indian airlines launch new services from Jet Airways’ unused flying rights

Indian airlines are expected to launch services to new and existing in destinations in the Middle East after they were allotted additional weekly seats from Jet Airways’ quota, sources have said. India’s Directorate General Civil Aviation (DGCA) allocated the international flying rights of the now grounded Jet Airways to Air India and private Indian carriersRead More

Etihad Airways boosts capacity on key Asian routes

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways has boosted capacity on three of its key Asian routes, as it continues its route realignment as part of its restructuring plans. The UAE national carrier announced its flights to two major Chinese cities, Shanghai and Chengdu, have been upgraded to Boeing 787 Dreamliners, while the South Korean city of SeoulRead More

Airlines to bypass Strait of Hormuz and Oman, raising ticket prices

Airfare and flight times are expected to go up following a decision by a number of airlines to reroute their flights to bypassing the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman. Airlines from both India and the UAE announced their decision to reroute their planes after the Iranian security forces shot down a USRead More