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The new terminal 4 at Changi Airport (Photo: Khaw Boon Wan)

Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 4 Inches Closer to Opening Day on October 31

Singapore Changi Airport is due to open its brand new Terminal 4 at the end of October. The new terminal, which will officially open on October 31, is a stepping stone towards the future of air travel, introducing new automated systems to help make passengers' experience from check in to boarding quicker and easier. The terminal is expected to house nine airlines within the first week. Cathay Pacific and Korean Air will be the first two carriers to make the…

IATA Elects Qatar Airways’ CEO as Chairman Of The Board

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has just elected Qatar Airways' Chief Executive, Akbar al-Baker, as the new chairman of the board, effective June 2018. Akbar al-Baker will take over from current chairman, Goh Choon Phong, current Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Airlines on the rotating one-year term position. Akbar…

Opinion: Airlines Need to Do More to Support Aspiring Pilots

There has been a significant amount of discussion recently on the topic of pilot training, particularly in regard to the cost of training and how aspiring pilots are expected to pay for it. With pilot training potentially costing upwards of £100,000 ($130,000) in the U.K. according to the British Airline…

Delta Adds New Service to Lagos from New York-JFK Hub

Beginning March 24, 2018, Delta will add new service between its New York-JFK hub and Lagos, Nigeria. This three-times-weekly service complements the Atlanta-based carrier's Atlanta to Lagos flight, which operates four-times-weekly. The service is scheduled to operate as follows Delta flight 415 departing JFK at 10:50 p.m. and arriving in…

Air Arabia Weighs Options for New Aircraft

Air Arabia, which has historically operated an all-Airbus fleet, is considering multiple manufacturers for its future fleet expansion. The airline, which is based in Sharjah, U.A.E., has quickly become one of the largest low-cost carriers in the Middle East, and is considering the purchase of new, more fuel efficient aircraft…

Opinion: There Is Hope on the Horizon for the Iconic…

In a week which saw further Boeing 747 retirements as airlines continue to modernize their fleets, it continues to look like the Queen of the Skies' days are ever more numbered. This icon of aviation and a favorite of both airlines and passengers since its launch in 1970 has slowly…

Manchester Airport Appoints New CEO

Manchester Airports Group (MAG) recently appointed a new Chief Executive Officer at Manchester Airport. The current CEO, Ken O’Toole, will be replaced by Andrew Cowan, the current CEO of London Stansted Airport. Ken O’Toole will take over as CEO at London Stansted Airport. Alongside the executive reshuffle, Collette Roche has…

British Airways Announces A380 Service to Chicago O’hare

British Airways has announced its latest Airbus A380 service will be to the Windy City. The new service, which will launch in May of 2018, will be the first regularly scheduled service of an A380 into Chicago O’Hare International Airport. British Airways currently operates two daily services to the airport,…

CommutAir Announces Further Agreement With United For 21 Additional Jets

Regional airline CommutAir has just announced an agreement with United Airlines that will see 21 additional ERJ145s added to the fleet. The Ohio-based airline, which is 40% owned by United, has announced the memorandum of understanding for the additional aircraft as it aims to accelerate the retirement of its turboprop…

IAG Profits Rise Despite Challenging Environment

International Airlines Group (IAG), the multi-national airline holding company, has announced that its operating profits have risen by an incredible 37 percent to €975m in the past six months, up from €710m during the same period last year. The company, which currently owns Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, Level and…