News

Germany Officially Bans Mahan Air Flights

January 23, 2019 Daniel Morley

The German government has banned Iranian private carrier, Mahan Air, from operating flights to the country. The decision was made among heavy pressure from the United States and was first announced in December. The German

Planes

Airbus Starts Off 2019 Strong

January 22, 2019 Hemal Gosai

Airbus is starting the year off strong with a new order after losing the aircraft delivery race in 2018 against rival Boeing, delivering 800 aircraft compared to Boeing’s 806. Boeing also soared past Airbus in

News

Hainan Airlines Aims For Shenzhen Hub Growth with New Routes

January 21, 2019 Pablo Diaz

Hainan Airlines, China’s largest privately owned air carrier, is launching its first non-stop service between its Shenzhen, China base and Vancouver, Canada on January 28 with two flights weekly, on Mondays and Fridays. The service will be the first non-stop international

Airlines

Ryanair Issues Profit Warning Despite Busy Winter

January 19, 2019 Andy Nelson

Europe’s most prominent low-cost carrier has today announced that it is cutting its profit forecast for this winter, blaming lower than expected airfares. In a trading update released on Jan. 18, Dublin-based Ryanair indicated that

Airlines

An Outlook for the Brazilian Aviation Industry

January 19, 2019 Peter Biondi

The year in Brazil started with a new government promising significant changes in the way the country does business, including fighting criminality, restructuring government spending and promoting liberalism. In addition to potentially reforming the country,

Airports

More Problems for Istanbul’s Mega Airport?

January 18, 2019 Adrian Vannahme

Istanbul‘s new mega airport officially opened on October 29 of last year after only four years of planning and construction. Turkey‘s largest airline was supposed to become Turkey‘s largest airport‘s anchor tenant on Dec. 1,

Aircraft Orders and Deliveries

WestJet Receives First Boeing 787 Dreamliner

January 17, 2019 Akhil Dewan

Canadian low-cost carrier WestJet received its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner today in a delivery ceremony held at Boeing’s Delivery Center in Everett, Wash. A logical next step for the Boeing-dominated airline, the Dreamliner marks a

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