SIA To Operate 5 Boeing 777 Freighter Planes on Behalf…

Singapore Airlines (SIA) will begin operating five freighter aircraft on behalf of DHL Express by the end of next year, as it aims to expand its presence in the burgeoning air cargo industry. DHL Express, the world's top international express service provider, has signed a Crew and Maintenance agreement (CM)…

Sun Group Set to Launch First Vietnamese ‘Luxury’ Airline

Sun Group, a real estate and entertainment corporation, has founded Sun Air, Vietnam's first luxury airline, offering private jet management and air charter services, as well as tourist trips using helicopters and seaplanes. Sun Air is the first airline in Vietnam to cater completely to the luxury travel segment, primarily…

South African Government Concludes Sale Agreement for South African Airways

The South African government said last Thursday that Takatso consortium will now take up 51% of the South African Airways' shares after a sale agreement was concluded — marking eight months since the consortium. The agreement that consists of Global Airways, owners of low-cost airline LIFT and an infrastructure investment…

Each Boeing 787 Dreamliner Produced Will Have to Be Individually…

Usually, the issue of an airworthiness certificate for a specific aircraft is a task delegated to the manufacturer, which the certifying body — the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the U.S. or European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in the European Union — then approves. However, Boeing will no longer be…

American Airlines’ Travel Plans Jeopardized Due To Boeing Dreamliner Delays

American Airlines Group said it would trim international flights next summer because of Boeing’s delays in delivering new 787 Dreamliners. A timetable cut by the world's largest carrier by passenger traffic is the latest evidence of greater damage from Boeing's long-running Dreamliner production issues, which have kept the popular wide-body…

African Airlines Association Calls on Countries to Revoke Unilateral Travel…

While the last few days have been among the most frustrating in the world of travel after the discovery of a new coronavirus variant in South Africa — one that become widely known as Omicron — which panicked governments into once again restricting or entirely removing the freedom to travel.…

Vietnam Airlines Debuts Regular US Direct Flight

Vietnam Airlines has launched its first nonstop flight to the U.S. On Nov. 28th, the flight from Ho Chi Minh City arrived at San Francisco International Airport at 6:42 p.m. The inaugural trip from Ho Chi Minh City to San Francisco, designated flight VN98, took off at 8:40 p.m. local…

FedEx Shuts Down Hong Kong Pilot Base, as Cathay Pacific…

FedEx, the world's largest delivery company, announced on Wednesday, Nov. 17 that it was closing its Hong Kong crew base and sending pilots overseas, blaming coronavirus restrictions that have left "no clear date" for when the city would return to normalcy. The move is the latest setback to Hong Kong's…

Ethiopian Airlines, Boeing Formulate 787 Landing Gear Exchange Program

Boeing recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Ethiopian Airlines that enables the airline to bring cost-saving measures to its maintenance operations with Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner landing gear exchange program. The new agreement — signed at the ongoing Dubai Air Show — guarantees the availability of 29 landing gear shipsets…