Wednesday 23 July 2014

Etihad launches daily flights to Perth

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has commenced daily services between Perth and Abu Dhabi.   The inaugural flight – EY486 – touched down at Perth International Airport, where it was greeted by a water cannon salute and a traditional &


Airbus-Boeing close to $100bn air show deals

Airbus and Boeing climbed close to the $100 billion mark for plane deals at the Farnborough Airshow yesterday (July 16), demonstrating healthy demand for new passenger jets despite concerns raised by their already record full order books.   Recent profits warnin


Etihad chief aims to seal Alitalia deal this month

The chief executive of Etihad Airways said a deal to acquire nearly half of Alitalia could be wrapped up this month but warned that cuts would be needed to make the loss-making carrier profitable, prompting opposition from Italy's largest union. Abu Dhabi's state-owned Et


Emirates to buy more A380s if engines upgraded

Dubai's Emirates could buy an additional 60 to 80 Airbus A380s if the four-engined superjumbo were revamped with more fuel-efficient engines by 2020, the airline's chief executive Tim Clark said, according to the Financial Times. Emirates, the largest customer for the Air


Etihad launches daily flights to Rome

UAE’s national airline Etihad Airways has commenced a daily non-stop service between Abu Dhabi and Rome Fiumicino Airport.   A senior delegation from the airline travelled on the flight including senior vice president- Executive Affairs, Hasan Al Hammadi a


Qatar Airways, Boeing finalise order for 50 777Xs

Boeing and Qatar Airways have finalised an order for 50 777-9Xs, valued at $18.9 billion at current list prices, a statement issued at the Farnborough air show in the UK said. The 777X order, first announced as a commitment at the 2013 Dubai Airshow, was part of the largest produ


Qatar Airways seeks compensation from Airbus

Qatar Airways will seek compensation from Airbus for delays in delivery of three of the European planemaker's A380 superjumbos, the carrier's chief executive officer said. Akbar Al Baker also said at the Farnborough Airshow he was not in any hurry to sign a final order fo


Libyan militia tighten control of Tripoli airport

Libyan militia fighters with anti aircraft guns and mortars fanned out across Tripoli's airport, transformed into a battlefield by two days of fighting that has cut the Libyan capital off from the outside world. US Secretary of State John Kerry said Washington was working to


Airbus wins $13bn Air Asia order for new jets

Airbus clinched its first airline customer for a newly revamped model with a tentative deal with Malaysia's AirAsia for 50 A330neo wide-body jets worth over $13 billion on Tuesday. The deal was sealed with a peck on the cheek from the French boss of Europe's largest plane


Turkish Airlines wins top Skytrax awards

Turkish Airlines has been chosen as the 'Best Airline in Europe' and was also awarded for the 'Best Business Class Onboard Catering' at the 2014 Skytrax World Airline Awards. The airline was also chosen as the 'Best Airline in Southern Europe' and the '

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