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An Uzbekistan Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner. (Photo: Anna Zvereva from Tallinn, Estonia [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)])

Uzbekistan Airways Looking To Sell Older Aircraft

Uzbekistan Airways is looking to sell off some of its Boeing and Ilyushin aircraft. The sale comes as the carrier looks to revamp its fleet with newer Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft, of which the carrier already has four. Of its Boeing fleet, which has an age range of 15 to 23 years excluding the Dreamliner, the carrier will be selling four Boeing 767 widebody aircraft, two of which are Dash 300ER passenger variants and two of which are freighters. The…

Fiji Airways to Offer Meals Prior to Boarding

Fiji Airways has announced that its premium cabin passengers will now have the option to receive their meals before they board. In what is called the Dine of the Ground program, meals will be served to passengers taking morning and evening flights in and out of Nadi, Fiji to allow…

British Airways Makes Long-Haul Route Changes

British Airways has made major long-haul route changes for the winter 2019/2020 season, according to RoutesOnline. The changes affect both aircraft type and frequency on important long-haul routes for the airline. The first changes go into effect from October 27 and is scheduled to run through the winter season. The…

SkyWest Airlines Sells Off ExpressJet to Joint Venture

U.S. regional airline SkyWest Airlines has announced the sale of subsidiary ExpressJet Airlines to a joint venture that includes United Airlines. The deal is worth $70 million in cash as well as the joint venture assuming all liabilities of ExpressJet, which has long struggled with profitability. The joint venture, ManaAir,…

Embraer Wins Major Orders at Farnborough

Embraer has proven to be one of the big winners at this years Farnborough International Airshow, bringing home a slew of orders for its aircraft, both old and new. While many expected the E190-E2 to shine, another Embraer aircraft also took its place in the spotlight alongside its younger brother.…

Vietnamese Start-Up Bamboo Airways Orders 20 Boeing 787-9 Aircraft

Boeing announced an order for 20 787 Dreamliners by Vietnamese start-up carrier Bamboo Airways. The order, announced on Monday, is valued at $5.6 billion USD for the 787-9 variant. Bamboo Airways, under parent company FLC Group, is set to launch in 2019 with its hub at Qui Nhon Phu Cat…

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,…

South African Airways Posts Seventh Straight Loss, Shows Uncertain Future

South African Airways (SAA) is facing an uncertain future after reporting its seventh straight loss for the latest fiscal year 2017-18. The 5.7 billion rand (445 million dollars) loss, a figure more than double that expected, is the largest since the airline reported a 6.1 billion rand (476 million dollars) loss…

Indian Government Blocks Merger of Jet Airways and JetLite

The Indian government has formally rejected the proposed merger of Jet Airways and JetLite, its regional low-cost subsidiary. The decision comes three years after the airline's board approved the merger. In a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange, Vice President of Global Compliance and Company Secretary Kuldeep Sharma said that…

The 31st IATA Ground Handling Conference Opens in Doha

On Monday, the 31st IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC) officially began at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Doha, Qatar. The conference started with the playing of the Qatari national anthem. Among those in attendance was Qatar Airways Group's own CEO, His Excellency, Mr. Akbar Al-Baker, and other executives from the…