Air Cargo

14 New Boeing 747-8F Freighters for UPS

October 28, 2016 0

UPS has announced it has ordered 14 new Boeing 747-8 cargo jets to meet increased demand for the company’s air shipping services. David Abney, UPS Chairman and CEO commented: “UPS is making several strategic capital […]

Air Traffic Control

Ground Broken on New Istanbul ATC Tower

October 28, 2016 0

On October 27, Ahmet Arslan, Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communication, inaugurated the ground-breaking ceremony of Istanbul New Airport’s Air Traffic Control Tower. The tower, designed by Pininfarina and AECOM and the winner of the […]

Airline Focus

Flybe Airline’s CEO to Step Down Immediately

October 26, 2016 0

On October 26, the UK low cost carrier, Flybe, announced that its Chief Executive, Saad Hammad, will step down immediately. Mr Hammad joined Flybe from easyJet in August 2013. The airline said the decision for […]

Aircraft

SAS Takes Delivery of its First Airbus A320neo

October 26, 2016 0

On October 25, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) took delivery of its first of 30 A320neo aircraft ordered, becoming the first Scandinavian carrier to operate the type. The A320neo will join SAS’s existing Airbus fleet of 25 […]

Air Cargo

Government Approves Third Runway for Heathrow

October 25, 2016 0

The British government has approved a third runway at Heathrow to expand UK airport capacity. The Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling said the decision was “truly momentous” and added the expansion was a clear signal that […]

Air Cargo

Gulf Air and Swissport Sign Saudi Ground Handling Contract

October 25, 2016 0

Swissport Saudi Arabia, a subsidiary of Swissport International, has announced a contract with Gulf Air to provide ground handling services for the airline’s Saudi operations at King Khaled International Airport (IATA: RUH) in Riyadh, King […]

Air Traffic Control

UK Government to Make Runway Recommendation Next Week

October 19, 2016 0

On October 25, after years of delays, the British Government will announce whether it favours expanding runway capacity at either Heathrow or Gatwick airport. However, its recommendation will be followed by a: “full and fair […]

Air Cargo

Vagar Airport Gains SAS Copenhagen Route

October 13, 2016 0

At a news-conference in Tórshavn on October 11, the Scandinavian carrier SAS announced that it will open a new daily route between Copenhagen and Vagar Airport (IATA: FAE), the gateway to the Faroe Islands. Since […]

Aircraft

Monarch Airline Agrees £165m Investment

October 13, 2016 0

UK airline Monarch has agreed a deal to receive a £165m investment from its majority shareholder, Greybull Capital. The move has enabled Monarch to renew its Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing (ATOL) membership which guarantees customers […]