Monthly Archives: January 2016

Qatar Airways Mulls World’s Longest Non-Stop Flight

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Qatar Airways has announced plans to launch the world’s longest direct flight: a 9,034-mile schlep from Doha to Auckland. Should the route get the green light, it would beat the current record holder – Qantas’ Dallas-Sydney service – by almost 500 …

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Boeing Reports Record $96Billion Full Year Revenue

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Boeing has reported fourth-quarter revenue of $23.6 billion and core earnings per share of $1.60. Fourth quarter 2015 results reflect the previously announced $569 million after-tax charge ($0.84 per share) on the 747 program as a result of a slow …

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Airlines Offering Refunds Over Zika Virus Outbreak

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Several major airlines are offering refunds or itinerary changes to travelers jittery over the outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in the Caribbean and Central and South American countries. Chile-based LATAM Airlines, Latin America’s largest carrier, said it would offer …

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Congo Airways Plans Expansion Into Lagos, Johannesburg and Other Cities

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Norbert Sengamali, the Sales and Marketing Director of Congo Airways (Kinshasa N’Djili), has outlined the carrier’s proposed expansion plans insofar as regional and international operations are concerned. Launched in October 2015, the state-backed carrier operates a pair of A320-200s on …

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Emirates Becomes First Airline With 1million Instagram Followers

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Dubai-based airline Emirates continues to engage with its fans far and wide as it becomes the first airline to hit the coveted one million follower mark on Instagram. The remarkable achievement positions Emirates as the largest transportation brand on the …

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Malaysia Airlines Grounds Remaining Boeing 777 Fleet Aftermath of MH370 and MH17 Disasters

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Almost two years after one of its Boeing 777s went missing, Malaysia Airlines is grounding its remaining fleet of the aircraft – and cancelling the route on which one of the planes was shot down. The Malaysian carrier’s last 777 …

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Turkish Airlines To Acquire Kenya Airways’ Three B777-300 (ER)s

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Turkish Airlines (TK, Istanbul Atatürk) has reportedly struck a deal with Kenya Airways (KQ, Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta) wherein it will assume the latter’s unwanted fleet of three B777-300(ER)s. Dutch media outlets report that last week, 5Y-KZY (msn 41819), and 5Y-KZZ …

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Airlines Across America Cutting Flights After Historic Blizzard

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Officials say planes may soon start flying again at airports in New Jersey and New York City. But passengers are being urged to check with their carriers before they head out, because many flights scheduled for Sunday have been delayed …

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Qatar Airways New Safety Video Features FC Barcelona Stars; Messi, Neymar and Others

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Qatar Airways’ new safety video featuring FC Barcelona players Messi, Suarez, Neymar, Pique, Rakitic and Mascherano landed as a hit across all social media channels, generating nearly 40 million views since its debut in December. The figure is thought to …

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Fastjet Zimbabwe Begins International Operations In February

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Fastjet Zimbabwe (FN, Harare Int’l) is set to commence international operations next month with flights from Harare Int’l and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo in South Africa. The LCC said in a statement that effective February 1, …

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