Saturday, May 18, 2024

Emirates adds second daily flight to Geneva

Emirates SkyCargo has doubled capacity to Geneva with a second daily Boeing 777-300ER flight to the Swiss city, which started on 1 June. The additional flight will increase cargo capacity by 140 tonnes a week to 280 tonnes, and increases space to and from Switzerland by 26 per cent. Exports from Geneva include pharmaceuticals, automobile […]

Domestic cargo drives Aeroflot growth

Aeroflot has seen cargo and mail volumes increase by 15.3 per cent to 14,652 tonnes in April, with the domestic market driving the growth. In April, domestic volumes were up by 33.2 per cent to 7,195 tonnes while international saw an increase of 2.1 per cent to 7,456 tonnes. Between January and April, cargo and […]

LATAM makes Q1 profit despite cargo struggling

LATAM Airlines Group has made a profit of $102.2 million in the first quarter of 2016, despite cargo continuing to struggle due to weakness in Brazil. The group, which consists of LAN and TAM, and affiliates, turned the result around from a $39.9 million loss in the same period last year, helped by lower fuel […]

Turkish Airlines to receive 26 Boeings in 2016

Turkish Airlines is to take delivery of 26 Boeing aircraft in 2016, with six 777-300ERs and 20 Next-Generation 737-800s. Boeing has received more than 7,000 orders for Next Generation 737s saying this is because of its wide market base, efficiency and low operating costs. Turkish Airlines chief investment and technology officer, Ahmet Bolat says: “The […]

China Eastern orders 15 787-9s and 20 A350s

China Eastern Airlines has finalised its order for 15 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and 20 Airbus A350-900s. The Boeing order, worth nearly $4 billion, will go with China Eastern’s Boeing 777s and increase the airline’s cargo payload on existing routes. The 787-9 has a fuselage six metres longer than the 787-8, and uses 20 per cent less […]

Air France receives 70th Boeing 777

Air France has taken delivery of its 70th Boeing 777, a -300ER variant, as it remains loyal to the aircraft programme. The French flag carrier was the launch customer for the 777-300ER in 2004 and the 777 Freighter in 2009, and took delivery of its first 777-200ER in March 1998. Air France is part of […]

Emirates to add fourth daily flight at Gatwick

Emirates is to serve London 10 times a day with a fourth daily flight to Gatwick Airport from 1 October. The airline will use a Boeing 777-300ER for the fourth daily flight, which through the cargo division, Emirates SkyCargo, will offer about 20 tonnes of cargo capacity. UK exports carried on Emirates flights mainly consist […]

LATAM doubles losses and cargo keeps struggling

LATAM Airlines Group has doubled its losses to $219.2 million in 2015, and its cargo division has continued to struggle. Losses increased by 99.7 per cent from $109.8 million in 2014 to $219.2 billion in 2015. In the same time, total revenue fell by 18.8 per cent to $10.1 billion and cargo saw a 22.4 […]

China Eastern to link Chicago and Shanghai

China Eastern Airlines is to increase US services with daily flights between Chicago and Shanghai from 18 March. The airline will use a Boeing 777-300ER on the service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport, making it the only Chinese carrier to director connect Chicago and Shanghai. China Eastern Airlines chief marketing […]

Emirates to start Yangon and Hanoi services

Emirates is to increase its presence in South East Asia with daily flights to Yangon and Hanoi from 3 August. The Boeing 777-300ER services will leave Dubai at 02.50h and arrive at Yangon International Airport at 11.05h. It will leave Yangon at 12.35h arriving at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport at 14.50h. The return flight […]

Saudia takes delivery of first 787 Dreamliner

Saudi Arabian Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, as part of a delivery of two 787-9s and one Boeing 777-300ER [Extended Range]. The national airline of Saudi Arabia ordered eight 787-9s in 2010 and the latest delivery brings its Boeing fleet to 48 aircraft, including 777-200ERs, 777-300ERs and 747-400s. Boeing Commercial […]

Emirates to serve Colombo five times a day

Emirates will increase its Sri Lankan services with a fifth daily flight to Colombo from 1 August. The fifth flight, number EK648 will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER, departing Dubai at 13.55h and arrive in Colombo at 19.55h. The return flight, EK649 will leave Bandaranike International Airport at 22.10h arriving back in Dubai at […]

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 […]

Aeroflot volumes fall 7% in 2015

Aeroflot has seen cargo and mail volumes fall by seven per cent in 2015 to 135,145 tonnes, though December only saw a modest drop of 2.5 per cent. In 2015, the Russian airline saw international volumes fall by 8.5 per cent to 74,619 tonnes while domestic cargo and mail was down by 5.1 per cent […]

Emirates expands routes around the world

Emirates Airbus A380

Emirates Airline is to continue expanding around the world in 2016 with extra flights and upgrading aircraft throughout the year. Since the start of January, it has announced new routes to the Philippines, increased and upgraded services to the US, more flights to Switzerland and Greece, and different aircraft for Africa and Australia. From 30 […]

Air China finalises Boeing 777-300ER order

Air China has finalised an order for six Boeing 777-300 Extended Ranges worth $2 billion as it modernises its fleet and expands its international network. The Chinese airline now has 90 Boeing aircraft on order, including 787-9 Dreamliners. Boeing says the 777-300ER is the most fuel and cost efficient aircraft in its class and will […]

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 […]

EVA confirms order for 24 Boeing 787-10s

EVA Airways has finalised its order for up to 24 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners and two Boeing 777-300 Extended Ranges (ER) in a deal worth $8 billion. The Taiwanese carrier is purchasing the aircraft to modernise its fleet, with the intention of retiring older units. It also plans to increase its fleet by more than 100 […]

Korean Air confirms order for 30 Boeing 737 MAXs

Korean Air has finalised its order for 30 Boeing 737 MAXs and two Boeing 777-300 Extended Ranges in a deal worth about $4 billion. The airline announced its intention to purchase the aircraft at the Paris Air Show on 15 June. Korean Air also has the option for an additional 20 737 MAXs, which if […]

Cathay Pacific unveils new livery

Cathay Pacific has unveiled its new livery for its aircraft, showcasing it on one of its Boeing 777-300ERs [Extended Range]. The livery was unveiled at an event at Hong Kong International Airport attended by 300 guests, including the Hong Kong government’s secretary for transport and housing, Anthony Cheung. When Cathay Pacific starts receiving Airbus A350s, […]

Air China appoints ACP Worldwide as GSA for first African flight

Air China has appointed ACP Worldwide as its general sales agent (GSA) for South Africa, as the carrier starts the first non-stop China to Africa flights on 29 October. The Chinese airline will fly to Beijing from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays using a Boeing 777-300 Extended Range. The […]

EVA Airways orders 24 Boeing 787-10s

EVA Airways has ordered 24 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners and an additional two Boeing 777-300 Extended Ranges in a deal worth $8 billion. EVA now has 15 777-300ERs on order, 24 787-10s and five Boeing 777 Freighters, which were ordered at the Paris Air Show in June and finalised in July, in a deal worth $1.5 […]