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Emirates is the largest operator of Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with 134 jets in the fleet. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

Emirates Flying Medical Supplies to Aid India’s Covid-19 Crisis

United Arab Emirates flag carrier Emirates announced on Sunday that it will fly medical supplies from its base in Dubai to nine cities in India free of charge from this week onwards to help the country battle a tragic and escalating upsurge in Covid-19 infections. India reported 4,092 new deaths from the virus on Sunday, bringing its total to 242,362. Reported infections in the 24 hours prior to writing increased to 403,738, increasing the total since the pandemic started to…

SpiceJet Deferring Employee Salaries by up to 50 Percent

India's low-cost domestic carrier, SpiceJet, has made the decision to defer up to fifty percent of April's salaries of its many employees as a lack of cash amidst India's second wave of Covid-19 infections has tragically impacted its operations. Junior employees such as the drivers and loaders have received their…

New Indonesian Start-up Eyes Millennial Travelers

Indonesian budget start-up airline Super Air Jet is the latest airline trying it luck to find a seat within the aviation industry, having just established in May 2021, per Business Times. Its President Director, Ari Azhari, said this fresh private carrier was entirely funded and owned by Indonesians. “This air…

ANA Foresees Rebound Despite Annual Loss

Air Nippon Airways reported the largest annual loss in its history on April 30, but the airline foresees a rebound back to profitability this financial year, with its vice president seeing "light at the end of the tunnel" after the Covid-19 pandemic. From April 2020-March 2021, ANA Holdings reported a record…

Malaysia Airlines to Test IATA App For Vaccination Status of…

Malaysia Airlines announced on Thursday (April 29) that it was going to trial the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel Pass, a mobile application that allows passengers to verify their Covid-19 test results and vaccination status. The IATA Travel Pass is not required to be downloaded by all passengers unless…

Rex Continues to Expand Jet Fleet

Australian regional carrier Regional Express — better known as Rex — has taken delivery of yet another Boeing 737-800NG, which comes as the sixth to join the airline's expanding fleet of jet aircraft. The 737, with the registration VH-RYU, touched down in Sydney from Brisbane, after emerging from the lessor's…

Cathay Pacific to Close Pilot Base in Canada

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways announced on April 22 that it will close its Canadian pilot base and has proposed to also shut down its pilot bases in Australia and New Zealand, putting hundreds of its employees' jobs at risk. No decisions have yet been made on the future of…

Garuda Indonesia Drops Appeal, Will Pay $15 Million Fine

The Australian Federal court has approved a payment plan for Garuda Indonesia after ordering the airline to pay a 19 million Australian dollar ($14.7 million) penalty in relation to a prior price-fixing case after the Indonesian flag carrier dropped its appeal against the initial penalty levied a couple of years…

DHL Expanding Asia-Pacific Network

In response to predicted exponential growth in shipment volume, DHL Express has increased its flight network between the Asia-Pacific, the U.S and Europe, adding flights with Kalitta Air and AeroLogic to accommodate more demand. DHL added a couple of new Boeing 777F aircraft to its fleet with the purchase coming…

Flypop Signs A330-300 Deal With Aircraft Lessor

United Kingdoms startup airline flypop has recently signed a lease deal for multiple Airbus A330-300 aircraft with Avolon ahead of the planned launch of flights between the UK and India later this year, the airline has announced. Based in Ireland, Avolon is the world's third largest aircraft lessor. It provides…