Airline Focus

Malaysia and Qatar Join oneworld

November 6, 2012 0

Qatar Airways is to join the oneworld airline – despite earlier denials by its CEO Akbar Al Baker – becoming the second member airline based in the Middle East, alongside Royal Jordanian.  The Doha-based carrier’s […]

Airline Focus

Kingfisher's Troubles Deepen

November 6, 2012 0

India’s Director General of Civil Aviation suspended Kingfisher Airlines’ scheduled operator’s permit on October 20.  The cash-strapped carrier, which has reported debts of $1.5 billion, recently stopped flying when employees, who have not been paid […]

Airports

Copenhagen Sells Newcastle Stake

November 6, 2012 0

AMP Capital, the Australian investment firm, has acquired Koebenhavns Lufthavne’s (Copenhagen Airport) 49% stake in Newcastle International Airport.  The company was selected ahead of several other bidders including 3i, the UK-listed private equity group, and […]

Airports

LCY Announces Upgrade

November 6, 2012 0

London City Airport (LCY) is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the announcement of a £15 million (US$24m) investment programme.  Plans include the refurbishment of the Western Pier with new departure gates and improved lounge facilities; […]

Airports

AAAE Reorganises

November 6, 2012 0

American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) CEO Charles Barclay has announced that he is reorganising AAAE, “to acknowledge the reality of its growth into significant, varied business lines to better serve the association’s members.” The […]

Airports

Sir Howard Davies Outlines Inquiry Aims

November 6, 2012 0

Sir Howard Davies, the British Government-appointed head of a commission researching the future needs of runway capacity in the south east of England has stated he wants to give the next government a “flying start” […]

Aircraft

Boeing Delivers 7,370th 737

November 5, 2012 0

On November 5, 2012, Boeing delivered the 7,370th 737 to come off the production line to Indonesia-based Lion Air.  The aircraft is Lion Air’s 75th Next-Generation 737. The manufacturer says the Boeing 737 is the […]

Airports

Aeroflot Launches Miami Services

November 5, 2012 0

On October 30, Miami International Airport welcomed the inaugural flight from Moscow to Miami (MIA) by Aeroflot Russian Airlines.  The carrier will now provide three weekly non-stop flights between Moscow and MIA using Airbus A330-200 […]

Aircraft

BA A319 Sports Moustache for Charity

November 5, 2012 0

UK flag carrier British Airways has added a ‘connoisseur-style’ moustache to its Airbus A319 aircraft.  The decoration supports the Movember campaign, in which males around the world grow moustaches throughout November each year to raise […]