Thursday, May 23, 2024

Swiss WorldCargo to upgrade USA and Japan flights

Swiss WorldCargo will increase capacity to the USA and Japan with new flights to Osaka and Washington DC, and upgrades to Tokyo and Miami services. The freight division of Swiss International Air Lines will launch the Osaka and Washington flights in March 2020, using an Airbus A340-300 on the former and an Airbus A330-300 on […]

Virgin Atlantic picks partners for daily Tel Aviv flights

WTA Aviation and Swissport will support the launch and growth of Virgin Atlantic Cargo’s daily flight from London Heathrow to Tel Aviv from 25 September. As the cargo general sales agent, WTA will be responsible for selling the 20 tonnes of daily cargo capacity on the Airbus A330-300 flights. The direct service to London will […]

Qantas Melbourne – Tokyo Narita services take off

Qantas’ first Melbourne – Tokyo Narita service has taken off, with daily flights catering for strong demand for capacity between Australia and Japan. The Airbus A330-300 route adds to other recently launched services to Japan such as Sydney – Tokyo Haneda and Brisbane – Tokyo Narita. Flight number QF79 departs Melbourne at 09.15h and QF80 […]

Nine more Airbus A330s for Hong Kong Airlines

Hong Kong Airlines has ordered another nine Airbus A330-300s to be used across Asia and beyond. The airline is expecting to have 50 aircraft by the end of 2018 and its fleet, which consists entirely of Airbus’, is made up of 11 A320s and 22 A330s including five A330-200 Freighters. Hong Kong Airlines president, Zhang […]

Two more A330-300s for Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus has exercised its option for two Airbus A330-300s, which will increase its A330 fleet to 12 aircraft when delivered. The Irish carrier, which celebrated its 80th anniversary in May 2016, has eight A330s at present, which will rise to 10 this year. The A330 has a range of up to 5,650 nautical miles […]

Lufthansa reconnects Munich with Tehran

Lufthansa has relaunched nonstop services Munich – Tehran with three times a week Airbus A330-300 services from today (4 July). Flight number LH602 will leave Munich at 22.10h on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, landing in Tehran at 05.20h. The return flight, number LH603 will leave Tehran at 06.55h on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, landing back […]

Airbus to increase A330 production

Airbus is to increase production of the A330 Family from six aircraft to seven per month from January 2017. The manufacturer says the increase will be approved mid-2016 when component production reaches the required level. Head of A330 Family Programme, Eric Zanin says: “The A330 has enjoyed additional commercial success in China, Saudi Arabia and […]

Dragonair to be rebranded Cathay Dragon

Dragonair is to be rebranded Cathay Dragon to bring its brand closer to Cathay Pacific. As well as a name change, Cathay Dragon will receive a new logo retaining the distinctive red of Dragonair, and livery with the brushwing on the tail, similar to Cathay Pacific. The livery will be debuted on an Airbus A330-300 […]

IAG Cargo to start Madrid to Shanghai and Tokyo services

IAG Cargo boosts Latin American

IAG Cargo is to start Madrid – Shanghai in late 2016 and Madrid – Tokyo services from 18 October. The flights will be operated by Iberia, and will be served by Airbus A330-200s with 13 tonnes of cargo capacity. The Tokyo flights will leave Madrid on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays while the Shanghai services are […]

Emirates to retire over 50 aircraft by 2018

Emirates Airline is to retire 26 aircraft in 2016 to be replaced with 20 new Airbus A380s and 16 Boeing 777-300 Extended Ranges (ER). The airline will be replacing 12 Airbus A330-300s, four Airbus A340-300s, one A340-500, six Boeing 777-200ERs, two Boeing 777-300s and one Boeing 777-300ER. Emirates says the new A380s and 777-300ERs will […]