Opening of the 56th Annual General Meeting of the Arab Air Carriers’ Organization

Source: AACO The 56th Annual General Meeting of the Arab Air Carriers’ Organization (AACO) will be held between 30 October and 01 November 2023 at the “Crowne Plaza RDC” hotel in Riyadh, hosted by Saudia under the Patronage of His Excellency Engr. Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, Minister of Transport and Logistic Services and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation, with the participation of more than 200 Arab and global aviation experts gathering Chief Executive Officers of AACO member airlines, partner airlines and industry partners from aircraft and engine manufacturers, global distribution systems, information technology partners and others. The Directors General of the Arab Civil Aviation Organization and the International Air Transport Association are also [...]

2023-10-30T19:02:31+02:00October 30th, 2023|AIRLINES, AROUND THE WORLD, News, ORGANISATIONS|

TAAG Angola Airlines to Renew Fleet with Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Source: Boeing Angola's national airline adds four 787 Dreamliners to fleet Airline modernizes its fleet with first order of the popular 787 The new aircraft will be used on long-haul routes to Brazil, Portugal and Spain, among others Boeing and TAAG Angola Airlines announced today that the African carrier is adding the highly fuel-efficient 787 Dreamliner to its fleet with an order for four widebody jets. "Our goal is to work with the best manufacturers in the world towards a multi-type fleet, in order to ensure we have the appropriate airplanes for each flight typology, namely our intercontinental connections," said Eduardo Fairen, CEO of TAAG Angola Airlines. "The 787 option suits our intent for modern, size-wise and efficient equipment, able [...]

2023-10-10T15:41:39+03:00October 11th, 2023|AIRLINES, AROUND THE WORLD, MANUFACTURERS, News|

‘Brewing Excellence’ – Emirates offers a world class range of coffee to connoisseurs

Source: Emirates Celebrating International Coffee Day on 1 October, Emirates highlights the wide array of artisan coffee served in Emirates lounges and onboard flights to 140 destinations around the world. Emirates serves more than 17 tonnes of coffee onboard every year, and works with a range of suppliers including Lavazza, Coffee Planet, the Nairobi Coffee and Tea Company, and a host of independent suppliers globally. As part of the meal service, Economy and Premium Economy customers are offered coffee once or twice during their flight, while Business and First Class customers can order from a coffee menu on demand, including a wide range of options like decaffeinated coffee, cappuccino, iced Americano, espresso, macchiato, and Arabic coffee with cardamom and saffron. [...]

2023-10-02T20:30:14+03:00October 2nd, 2023|AIRLINES, AROUND THE WORLD, News|

Change in the senior management of iGA Istanbul Airport

Source: iGA Istanbul Airport iGA Istanbul Airport is the second largest in Europe after London-Heathrow and is a growing hub for direct flights to and from Latin America and the Caribbean region We felt it necessary to make this statement in light of the decision made regarding the change in the senior management of iGA Istanbul Airport. We would like to announce that, by mutual agreement, we are parting ways with Mr Kadri Samsunlu, who has successfully led iGA Istanbul Airport as its CEO since 2017. We would like to thank him for his valuable contributions to the success of iGA Istanbul Airport. Our CFO, Selahattin Bilgen, has been appointed as interim CEO of iGA Istanbul Airport. At iGA Istanbul [...]

2023-09-29T06:23:43+03:00September 29th, 2023|AIRPORTS, AROUND THE WORLD, News|

CEIV Pharma certification: IATA recognizes the Athens International Airport for bringing together the air cargo and logistics community

Source: AIA Athens International Airport (AIA) has been recognized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for its valuable support and contribution to local cargo community members receiving IATA’s CEIV Pharma [i]certification. This joint approach includes ramp and cargo handlers, freight forwarders and a trucking company covering the entire air cargo supply chain. With five companies, namely Goldair Handling S.A., Skyserv S.A., Swissport Greece S.A., DHL Global Forwarding (Hellas) S.A., and Talos Attikis Ltd., under its umbrella, and in close collaboration with IATA, AIA and its partners, proactively addressed the increased requirements needed for the handling and transportation of pharmaceutical products by air: the cargo handlers invested heavily in upgrading their terminal cool facilities, while all stakeholders enhanced their operational [...]

2023-09-25T06:40:00+03:00September 24th, 2023|AIRPORTS, AROUND THE WORLD, News|

Emirates engages experienced captains to fly the airline’s future fleet

Source: Emirates Emirates is rolling out the red carpet to welcome experienced Airbus captains, as the airline continues to expand its all wide-body fleet while enjoying exceptional demand across the network. The airline is now inviting applications from seasoned commanders to join its Direct Entry Captains programme for its fleet of Airbus A380s. Emirates has launched a recruitment drive globally. Interested pilots and their families can join an online info session on 4 October at 1pm Dubai time, attend open days in select destinations, and keep an eye out for exciting opportunities here: https://www.emiratesgroupcareers.com/pilots/ The Direct Entry Captains programme is for technically skilled captains with a minimum of 3,000 hours of recent command on Airbus fly-by-wire wide-body aircraft such as the A330, [...]

2023-09-22T20:55:03+03:00September 22nd, 2023|AIRLINES, AROUND THE WORLD, News|

Vietnam Airlines Selects 50 Boeing 737 MAX Airplanes to Grow its Fleet

Source: Boeing New deal for 50 737 MAX jets enables airline to grow and meet market demand With 737 MAX efficiency and flexibility, Vietnam Airlines will expand service and add new routes across their network Boeing and Vietnam Airlines announced today the carrier has selected the 737 MAX family to expand its single-aisle fleet, with a commitment to order 50 737-8 airplanes. With enhanced fuel efficiency and environmental performance, the 737 MAX will provide best-in-class flexibility for Vietnam's growing aviation market. The commitment was announced during a signing ceremony with President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, White House officials and Vietnamese government leaders on Monday, Sept. 11.   U.S. and Vietnam officials said the commitment will bolster jobs [...]

2023-09-13T19:51:27+03:00September 12th, 2023|AIRLINES, AROUND THE WORLD, News|

Turkish Airlines places order for ten additional Airbus A350-900

Source: Airbus Türkiye’s national flag carrier, Turkish Airlines, has announced a new order for 10 additional A350-900 aircraft, taking its total for the type to 40. This latest agreement is in addition to one announced in August for four A350-900s. Turkish Airlines already operates a fleet of 14 A350-900s Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International, said, “We are delighted that Turkish Airlines has decided to further enlarge its fleet with the purchase of 10 more A350-900 aircraft. With greater range capability, passenger capacity and comfort, the A350 is the perfect platform to connect Istanbul to the world. This repeat order demonstrates the confidence for our unique new generation aircraft that offers airlines unbeatable economics and [...]

2023-09-06T19:23:20+03:00September 6th, 2023|AROUND THE WORLD, MANUFACTURERS, News|

Embraer E195-E2 Granted Type Certification in China

Source: Embraer Embraer E195-E2, the largest member of the E-Jet family, has been granted its Type Certificate by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). This follows the certification of the E190-E2 received from CAAC in November last year, during the Zhuhai Air Show. “We’re excited to now have both the E190-E2 and E195-E2 certified by CAAC, paving the way for sales in the Chinese market,” said Arjan Meijer, President and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation. “Our team in China is actively working with potential customers and making good progress. There are significant opportunities for the E2 in China, which offers complementary capacity to China’s indigenous ARJ21 and C919 aircraft; combined, they provide flexible, efficient, and eco-friendly options for Chinese [...]

2023-08-25T13:31:59+03:00August 25th, 2023|AROUND THE WORLD, MANUFACTURERS, News|

Emirates launches movie collection onboard honouring 100 years of Warner Bros. Studios

Source: Emirates Emirates is launching a special collection of 100 films to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Warner Bros. Studios, marking a history signposted by some of the world’s most beloved films. The capsule collection of classic films and documentaries will be available on the award-winning inflight entertainment system - ice, on Emirates flights from 1 September 2023. Emirates is the first airline to bring Warner Bros. centennial celebration to the skies with this unique collection of entertainment on ice. Alongside 6,500 channels of on-demand entertainment, 45 Academy Award® winning films, over 2,000 movies, 650 TV shows, and 4,000 hours of music, podcasts, and audiobooks across 40 languages, the newly launched Warner Bros. 100 films collection will feature milestone movies from the earliest [...]

2023-08-24T20:26:07+03:00August 24th, 2023|AIRLINES, AROUND THE WORLD, News|