LATAM Airlines Group Plans African Market Debut In 2016

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TAM Linhas Aéreas (JJ, São Paulo Congonhas) is planning to commence scheduled passenger flights to South Africa later next year in a move that will see the LATAM Airlines Group making its African debut. The Group said in a statement …

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Qantas and Singapore Airlines Leads The Pack In Luxury Air Travel for 2015

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AirlineRatings.com has announced the winners of its third annual Best of the Best in luxury air travel, and two airlines – Qantas and Singapore – rose above the rest. AirlineRatings.com editors examined the offerings and in-flight service of more than 450 …

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Emirates To Launch World’s Longest Non-Stop Flight To Panama

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Emirates has revealed its plans to launch services to Panama City, beginning February 1st, 2016. The new service will be the longest non-stop flight in the world, at a record 17 hours 35 minutes in the westbound direction. The new …

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Lufthansa Completes Implementation of Amadeus Fare Families

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Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines have completed implementation of Amadeus Fare Families to launch the group’s new branded fares consistently across the direct and indirect channels. As of today, Amadeus subscribers will be able to book Lufthansa’s and Austrian’s new Light, …

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KLM Unveils Plans For Its Boeing 787-9 Fleet Equipped With In-Flight WiFi

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Dutch carrier, KLM has unveiled plans for its Boeing 787-9 fleet, with the carrier to take delivery of its first 787-9 in Oct-2015. Each aircraft will be equipped with in-flight WiFi, with each full-flat seat in business class to have …

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United Airlines Launches $US3B Buyback As It Reports Record Quarterly Profit

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United Airlines has reported second-quarter 2015 net income of $1.3 billion, or $3.31 per diluted share, excluding $67 million of special items. Including special items, UAL reported second-quarter net income of $1.2 billion, or $3.14 per diluted share. The results …

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Private Aircraft Crashed Into Homes In Tokyo Suburb

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Three people were killed and five others injured when a small private aircraft crashed into homes in the western Tokyo suburb of Chofu on Sunday, police said. Aerial images showed a scene of devastation after a fire ripped through adjacent …

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Paul Simmons Appointed As Malaysia Airlines Chief Commercial Officer

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Malaysia Airlines yesterday officially announced the appointment of Paul Simmons as Malaysia Airlines Berhad’s Chief Commercial Officer.  Paul is expected to commence his new role by the 1st December 2015. Announcing the appointment, MAS’ Chief Executive Officer Christoph Mueller said “On …

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Boeing Forecasts Rising Demand for Commercial Airline Pilots and Technicians

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Boeing on Monday 20th July released a new forecast showing continued strong demand for commercial airline pilots and maintenance technicians as the world’s airlines add 38,000 airplanes to the global fleet over the next 20 years. Boeing’s 2015 Pilot and Technician Outlook …

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Lufthansa Plans Frankfurt-Accra Service Suspension

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German Airlines Lufthansa says it will end its operations in Ghana by the end of this month. The German carrier is expected to undertake its last flight out of Accra on October 24. The Airline’s sister firm, Brussels Airlines, is …

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