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Etihad Reduces Losses for 2017 to $1.5 Billion

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has announced it is still operating at a loss for 2017, following on from a troubled 2016 which saw the airline post a deficit of $1.95 billion. The company cites increased fuel costs along with the financial burden of failing operations of its equity partners Alitalia and the now-defunct Air Berlin. According to an official release, the savings have mainly been achieved by a reduction in administration and general expenses, saving a total of $162 million. Revenues…

First A320neo Delivered in the Middle East

The first Airbus A320neo has officially been delivered in the Middle East after Jazeera Airways took delivery of its first of the type on Sunday. The aircraft, 9K-CAQ, first arrived in the Middle East on May 25 when it landed from Toulouse in Abu Dhabi. 15 days after being in…

From MXP to MIA: The New Air Italy Launches Second…

Exactly one week after its first long-haul flight landed at New York’s JFK airport, Air Italy’s second long-haul flight began service from the airport’s main hub in Milan, Italy to Miami, Florida. Flight IG903 departed Milan’s Malpensa Airport for Miami International Airport in South Florida around 1:30 p.m. and flew…

JetBlue Rapidly Modernizes Following Long Stagnation

Earlier this month, JetBlue unveiled the new cabin interior to be retrofitted on all of its current Airbus A320 fleet. However, while this news was welcomed sight for many frequent JetBlue travelers, as the airline hasn’t updated the interior of its A320 aircraft since receiving its first one in 2000,…

Air Italy Begins Operations with Inaugural Flight to New York

In a major step forward for the reincarnated Italian airline Air Italy, the airline flew its first ever flight in its new branding from its home base at Milan’s Malpensa Airport to New York’s JFK Airport. The joint venture between Alisarda, the controlling shareholder, and Qatar Airways aims to displace…

Saratov Airlines Ordered to Cease Operations in Wake of Fatal…

Russian regional carrier Saratov Airlines, the airline involved in February’s fatal accident outside Moscow which resulted in the deaths of 71 people, has been ordered to cease operations by the Russian Transport Ministry due to continued discrepancies in its flight operations. The accident occurred on Feb. 11 when Saratov Airlines…

Singapore Details Restart of World’s Longest Flight

After initially announcing its intentions to restart non-stop flights to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) from Singapore’s Changi Airport (SIN) in 2015, Singapore Airlines confirmed today that the world’s longest flight will once again commence on Oct. 12, 2018. The ultra-long-haul flights SQ21 and SQ22 will fly almost 19 hours…

Air Canada Gears Up for Summer Boeing 737 MAX 8…

Since Air Canada received its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 last year, it has been using them on popular routes across Canada and the U.S. such as Montreal to Vancouver, Toronto to Calgary, and Toronto to Los Angeles, as well as on two lesser-known transatlantic routes, St. John’s to London…

Dallas/Fort Worth to Keflavik: Classic Competition and Hometown Pride

In the evening of May 24, a bright purple Airbus A330-300 touched down at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The aircraft, registered TF-WOW, is one of two of the type flying for Icelandic low-cost carrier WOW air. After taxiing into the Terminal D ramp, pilots tucked the aircraft into a hardstand…

Wizz Air’s Profits Continue to Soar Despite Heavy Low-Cost Competition

European low-cost carrier Wizz Air has published strong results for the end of the 2018 financial year compared to 2017, with passenger numbers increasing 24.7 percent to 29.6 million, revenue by 24 percent to €1.95 billion, and profit increasing 22.1 percent to €275 million. Headquartered in the Hungarian capital Budapest,…