Spain’s Air Europa details Boeing 787 plans

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Published: April 27, 2015

Spanish carrier Air Europa has launched scheduled flights between Madrid and Miami with its first Boeing 787 as it prepares to take 22 of the new twinjets. Privately owned Air Europa is bringing in 22 787-8s and 787-9s to completely replace its Airbus A330 long-haul fleet. The airline has acquired the aircraft through two commitments, […]

Turkish Airlines A320 makes emergency landing, exits runway

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Published: April 25, 2015

A Turkish Airlines Airbus A320 slid off the runway Saturday after the pilots declared an emergency and landed at Istanbul Ataturk Airport. All passengers and crew evacuated safely. Flight TK 1878 from Milan to Istanbul had 97 passengers onboard. Turkish Airlines issued a statement confirming that the aircraft had slid off the runway after landing […]

More than $1 billion in fuel savings drive strong American 1Q earnings

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Published: April 25, 2015

American Airlines Group posted a first-quarter net profit of $ 932 million, nearly doubling net income of $ 480 million in the 2014 March quarter, as fuel costs decreased 43% year-over-year. American’s first-quarter revenue actually decreased 1.7% year-over-year to $ 9.83 billion, but expenses lowered 7.1% to $ 8.61 billion, producing an operating profit of […]

Suspended South African Airways CEO resigns

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Published: April 25, 2015

South African Airways (SAA) CEO Monwabisi Kalawe , who has been on suspension since last year, will resign with immediate effect in return for six months’ pay, plus leave, following an arbitration hearing. Kalawe was named as SAA CEO in April 2013, but was   suspended last year on allegations of misconduct. In an earlier […]

AirBaltic bolsters share capital

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Published: April 25, 2015

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Hawaiian Airlines swings to $25.9 million net profit in 1Q

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Published: April 25, 2015

Hawaiian Airlines parent Hawaiian Holdings posted a first-quarter net profit of $ 25.9 million, reversed from a $ 5.1 million net loss in the year-ago quarter . Hawaiian president and CEO Mark Dunkerley said, “Producing these record results for the seasonally weak first quarter demonstrates the growing strength of our business.” He credited low fuel […]

Amadeus report forecasts travelers will fall into six ‘tribes’ by 2030

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Published: April 24, 2015

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Air New Zealand selects Pratt & Whitney GTF engines for A320neos

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Published: April 24, 2015

Pratt & Whitney has won the engine selection on Air New Zealand’s firm order for 13 Airbus A320neo family aircraft. Air New Zealand inked the order for 10 A320neos and three A321neos last year. Pratt announced Friday that the airline had selected PW1100G geared turbofan engines to power the aircraft. CFM International LEAP-1A engines are also […]

IT & Distribution

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Published: April 24, 2015

Gogo has launched a crew messaging service, Crew Connect for Airline Operational Services. Crew Connect is a messaging platform that allows flight crews to communicate by voice or text messaging with each other and with ground crews while the aircraft is in flight. The service is an application-based service, available on Android, Apple and Microsoft devices […]

Peter Hill set to become Fiji Airways CEO

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Published: April 24, 2015

Fiji Airways is set to appoint industry veteran Peter Hill as its new CEO following the departure of former CEO Stefan Pichler in February . Pichler, who is now CEO of Airberlin, said last month that a field of some 42 applicants for the top job at Fiji Airways had been “narrowed down to just […]

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