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Is There Hope on the Horizon for the A380?

After years of uncertainty, and dwindling orders in the books for the Airbus A380, the question has arisen over the past few months on whether the A380 has a firm future in our skies. When the ‘Superjumbo’ jet first entered service in 2007, it was expected to usher in a new age of long-haul air travel with the jet becoming the largest commercial aircraft in the skies. With the aircraft offering airlines huge capacity, and its customers an unrivaled levels of…

Pegasus Airlines Aircraft Skids Off Runway in Turkey

A Pegasus Airlines jet narrowly avoided the Black Sea on Saturday after skidding off the runway at Trabzon Airport in Turkey. The Boeing 737-800 aircraft came to a halt on the side of a cliff, its nose just meters from the water’s edge below after leaving the runway shortly after…

Turkish Airlines Signs Agreement For 25 Airbus A350-900 Aircraft

Turkish Airlines has signed a provisional agreement with Airbus for 25 A350-900 aircraft. The Turkish flag carrier signed the agreement on Friday during a visit by Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan to Paris. The provisional agreement, the terms of which are currently under negotiation, was signed by Erdogan at an event…

Ethiopian Airlines Operates First All-Female Crew Flight in Africa

In a historic feat, Ethiopian Airlines operated the first ever intra-Africa with an all-female crew. The flight, Ethiopian Airlines flight 901, departed from Ethiopia’s capital city Addis Ababa to Lagos, Nigeria. Female flight dispatchers, check-in staff, pilots and cabin crew were all involved for this historic flight. The flight, operated by…

Ryanair Narrowly Avoids Christmas Disruption

Ryanair has narrowly avoided disruption to its services after its pilots called off a pre-Christmas strike.  On Sunday, the airline's pilots called off a planned strike after the Irish carrier’s management agreed to recognize the trade union "Impact" who is acting at the pilot’s representatives. The union announced that the…

Norwegian Eyes Further Expansion Following Record Passenger Numbers

Following Norwegian's announcement of record passenger numbers in 2017, the airline is planning further expansion as it hopes to continue growing over the next several years. The low-cost carrier announced an 11 percent increase in passengers for November alone. With the airline continuing to grow, Chief Executive Bjorn Kjos is…

Lufthansa Receives 5-Star Airline Certification from Skytrax

Lufthansa has just become the ninth airline to receive the coveted 5-star airline rating by Skytrax. The German carrier is the first European airline to receive the accolade, stating that it hopes the award will help the carrier achieve higher yields for its premium products and services. “This is the…

Ethiopian Airlines Announces Deal for Boeing 777 Freighter

Ethiopian Airlines has announced a deal with Boeing for four Boeing 777 freighters, which at list price values the purchase at $1.3 billion. The deal was announced on Tuesday on the third day of the Dubai Airshow, which continues until Thursday. The aircraft are expected to be delivered in 2018…

Photos: First Aircraft for Air France’s Joon Rolls Out of…

The first aircraft for Air France's low-cost airline Joon has rolled out of the paint shop. The airline's first A320, the first of five, emerged in new colors last week at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport. The new airline, announced by Air France earlier this year, was officially launched in…

Azerbaijan Airlines Orders Five More Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners

Azerbaijan Airlines has announced the purchase of an additional five Boeing 787-8 aircraft. Announcing the purchase at the 2017 Dubai Airshow, the Baku-based carrier has placed an order for five Boeing 787-8 aircraft alongside two Boeing wide-body freighters. The freighter type has yet to be confirmed. Kevin McAllister, Boeing's Commercial…