Pegasus Airlines Places Order for 36 New A321neo Aircraft

Source: Pegasus Airlines Pegasus Airlines has signed an agreement with Airbus for 36 new A321neo aircraft, in line with its strategy to modernise its fleet, focusing on reducing emissions while saving fuel and unit costs. Pegasus had previously modified its Airbus order signed in 2012, to include a total of 114 new aircraft with amendments made in 2017, 2021, and 2022. The delivery of the 36 newly ordered aircraft, in addition to its existing orders, is planned to be completed by the end of 2029. As a result, the original order for 100 A320/321neo family aircraft, placed by Pegasus with Airbus in 2012, has now been extended to a total of 150 aircraft. Among these, 108 are A321neos. In her [...]

2023-07-17T21:13:18+03:00July 17th, 2023|AIRLINES, AROUND THE WORLD, News|

Aeroflot has resumed the regional program of flights to Thailand

Source: Aeroflot Aeroflot has resumed direct flights to Thailand from Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Vladivostok and Khabarovsk. On July 7 the program of services started to Thailand from the regions of Russia with the first flight from Novosibirsk to Bangkok. On July 8 Aeroflot to resume flights to Bangkok from Irkutsk (twice weekly flights) and Krasnoyarsk (twice weekly) on July 9 — from Vladivostok (twice weekly). Also, direct flights to Phuket from Khabarovsk (twice weekly) will open on July 9, and from Novosibirsk (twice weekly) on July 11. Thanks to Aeroflot’s direct flights the residents of Russia’s Far East and Siberia will be able to travel to Thailand bypassing Moscow. This will significantly reduce the travel time and make the trip [...]

2023-07-10T15:19:03+03:00July 10th, 2023|AIRLINES, AROUND THE WORLD, News|

IATA Revises Hong Kong Aviation Recovery to Year End 2024

Source: IATA The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) government's efforts to ease the city's labor crunch in the aviation sector. This comes as IATA upgraded passenger traffic projections for Hong Kong that now see a recovery to pre-crisis levels by the end of 2024. This revision brings Hong Kong's recovery in line with expectations for a faster recovery in the Asia-Pacific region. "The situation is looking bright for Hong Kong. China's earlier than expected reopening is providing a much-needed boost to the passenger recovery. By the end of 2024, we expect to see Hong Kong's traffic return to pre-crisis levels. And it is encouraging to see the Hong Kong government preparing for [...]

2023-07-04T20:55:37+03:00July 4th, 2023|AROUND THE WORLD, News, ORGANISATIONS|

QANTAS to set up Climate Fund as it tracks towards Net Zero

Source: QANTAS The Qantas Group will establish an AUD$400 million climate fund to provide direct investments in sustainability projects and technologies, as the airline works towards its emissions reduction targets. The Qantas Climate Fund, announced as part of the Group’s Investor Strategy Day, will be the largest aviation fund of its kind in the world. The fund includes the ~AUD$290 million partnership established last year between Qantas and Airbus to accelerate a domestic sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) industry in Australia and an additional AUD$110 million from Qantas for other environmental projects such as high-integrity carbon offsets, offshore SAF investments, and operational efficiency technologies. The Fund will target direct investment in technologies and projects, investment in managed sustainability funds that align closely [...]

2023-05-31T02:19:19+03:00May 30th, 2023|AIRLINES, AROUND THE WORLD, News|

QANTAS prepares to farewell Boeing 717; welcomes more new aircraft

Source: QANTAS First Boeing 717 registered in Australia to leave Qantas fleet in June New Qantas and Jetstar aircraft commence flying as part of significant fleet investment The next generation aircraft have lower emissions, longer range, less noise and better economics Qantas will mark the end of an era with the departure of one of its Boeing 717 jets, the first of its type to be registered and flown in Australia. The departing 717 (registration VH-NXI) holds a special place in the Qantas Group’s modern history, having operated Jetstar’s first flight between Melbourne and Launceston on the day the airline started flying in May 2004. The aircraft has also flown on regional and domestic routes for QantasLink for the past [...]

2023-05-30T20:19:26+03:00May 30th, 2023|AIRLINES, AROUND THE WORLD, News|

SKS Sign Services Agreement with Embraer for Fleet Support of E195-E2

Source: Embraer The Pool Program will support the operations of ten E195-E2 Contract covers exchanges and repair services for more than 300 repairable components, including eSolutions to maximize fleet reliability and maintenance Embraer announced today at Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) that it has signed a long-term services agreement with SKS to support the airline’s 10 E195-E2 fleet. The contract provides access to the Pool Program, which includes component exchanges and repair services for more than 300 repairable parts to support SKS Airways’ Embraer aircraft, plus eSolutions to enhance fleet monitoring and preventive maintenance. “The E2 delivers the best environmental efficiency and operating performance and the impressive data from our existing E-Jet customers prove it,” said Johann Bordais, [...]

2023-05-26T20:48:40+03:00May 25th, 2023|AROUND THE WORLD, MANUFACTURERS, News|

IndiGo takes to the skies with LPC Approval: Goodbye Paper Manuals, Hello Sustainability

Source: IndiGo IndiGo, India's leading carrier has been granted Less Paper Cockpit (LPC) approval by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). This approval allows IndiGo to remove Technical Paper Manuals weighing 40 kgs from each aircraft cockpit of its Airbus fleet. IndiGo has been at the forefront of adopting technology in the cockpit. In 2015, the airline became the first in the region to launch Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) reducing 25 kgs of paper on its Airbus fleet and replacing paper charts and manuals with iPads. The adoption rate was phenomenal, with digital manuals making it easier for the crew to maneuver, with added hyperlinks and colour graphics. Updating manuals became a far simpler process digitally, compared to the [...]

2023-05-05T23:14:13+03:00May 5th, 2023|AIRLINES, AROUND THE WORLD, News|

JAL to introduce first Freighter in 13 years under new business model

Source: JAL Aiming to secure stable revenues by expanding alliances with partner companies JAL has decided to introduce three Boeing 767-300ER Freighter (dedicated cargo aircraft). This will be the first time in 13 years that JAL will operate its own Freighter, and operations will begin sequentially from the end of fiscal year 2023. JAL has been securing revenues reliably and efficiently in the air cargo business, where demand fluctuates widely, through flexible business operations by using cargo space on passenger flights and chartering other companies' freighters in response to demand. However, with plans for further growth in the cargo and mail business, the company decided to operate its own freighters. With the introduction of the Freighter, a new business model [...]

2023-05-02T20:44:30+03:00May 2nd, 2023|AIRLINES, AROUND THE WORLD, News|

Embross VelocityOne (V1) Kiosks Enhancing Passenger Experience at Multiple Indian Airports

Source: Embross Delhi International Airport, Hyderabad International Airport, and Goa Manohar Airport Push Self Service Adoption Embross Systems a global leader in passenger self-service technology, today announced it has deployed Embross’ VelocityOne (V1) kiosks at three leading airports across India.   As part of an ongoing project, Embross has been deploying multiple hundreds of its state-of-the-art kiosks along with custom Embross software at various terminals of the GMR Delhi, Hyderabad and the newly opened Goa Manohar International Airports in India, to provide a faster and seamless experience for travellers. In addition, Embross will also continue to manage the daily operation and maintenance of these kiosks on 24X7 basis as per the well-defined strict airport SLA requirements. The V1’s extensive array of [...]

2023-05-02T05:08:36+03:00May 2nd, 2023|AROUND THE WORLD, News, SUPPLIERS|

Kenya Airports Authority to Host TIACA Event – Africa

Source: TIACA The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) announced that Kenya Airports will host the "TIACA Event – Africa". The event will be held June 19-21, 2023 in Nairobi, Kenya. TIACA is very pleased to work with Kenya Airports Authority to organize a first-class event, which will bring together members, partners and those that want to do business or those that are already doing business in Africa. The aim of this event is to bring the air cargo community together to identify and discuss specific issues that affect the industry at the regional level. "We are excited to organize the TIACA Event – Africa in Nairobi. The support we will receive from Kenya Airports Authority as host will be invaluable [...]

2023-04-27T19:23:55+03:00April 27th, 2023|AROUND THE WORLD, News, ORGANISATIONS|