Airports Istanbul prepares for airport move

On October 29, 2018, Istanbul will change airports. The old Istanbul Atatürk Airport will be closed, while the IGA Istanbul New Airport will be opened.

Airlines Icelandair selected as a partner for Cabo Verde Airlines

The Cape Verdean government has confirmed talks with Icelandair about a sale of a majority share in the African country’s carrier Cabo Verde Airlines.

Airlines Does Emirates plan an Etihad takeover?

According to a media report, Emirates is looking at taking over its neighbor carrier Etihad.

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Airlines Etihad ends A340-500 operations

Etihad Airways has ended its A340-500 operations. Ch-Aviation reports the last jet was retired after its last flight on July 28. The aircraft was the last of three Airbus A340-500 in the Etihad fleet. All three aircraft were ferried to Spain for storage.

Airports Swiss C Series makes first flight into London City

The Bombardier C Series CS100 completed its first revenue service into London City Airport with a flight by Swiss International Airlines from Zurich, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced Tuesday.

Airlines TAROM launches tender for three long-haul aircraft

Romanian flag carrier TAROM has issued a request for proposal (RFP) to lease three widebody aircraft. In May, the Romanian transports minister, Razvan Cuc, announced that state-owned TAROM wants to acquire planes for flights to the US and China.

Airlines AirAsia plans to open Chinese subsidiary

The Malaysian low cost carrier AirAsia is planning to enter China, one of the last untapped markets for LCC in Asia. China Everbright Group, the Henan Working Group and AirAsia have announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding to establish a low-cost carrier in China as a joint venture.

Airlines Air Berlin starts cooperation with JetBlue

Air Berlin has announced a new partnership with JetBlue. The cooperation will start as of 12th September 2017 and will replace the former agreement with American Airlines that has ended in March.

Airlines Lufthansa transfers five A380 from Frankfurt to Munich

Lufthansa has announced to transfer five of its 14 Airbus A380 from Frankfurt/Main to its Munich hub. Starting in summer 2018 the aircraft will operate flights to the long-haul destinations Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Beijing.

Airlines Delta and China Eastern acquire Air France-KLM equity

Delta Air Lines and China Eastern Airlines have announced they have acquired separate 10% stakes in Air France-KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Group. The investments, which comes from new shares through capital increases, totals $875 million and will also provide Delta with a seat on the Air France-KLM Group’s board of directors.

Industry Airbus delivers its 100th A350

Airbus has delivered its 100th A350 XWB, just some 30 months after the first delivery in December 2014. The 100th aircraft delivered is an A350-900 for China Airlines. Airbus has delivered 36 A350 in 2017.

Industry Level orders three Airbus A330-200

IAG has announced it has ordered three Airbus A330-200 for its long-haul low cost subsidiary Level. The aircraft will be delivered in summer 2018.

Airlines Primera Air launches transatlantic low-cost flights in 2018

Primera Air, a subsidiary of Primera Travel Group, has announced it will launch transatlantic low-cost flights from three new European bases in 2018. The airline plans to connect the new bases in Birmingham, London Stansted and Paris Charles-de-Gaulle with Newark and Boston.

Airlines Etihad Airways sales Darwin Airline shares

Etihad Airways has sold its 33,33% minority stake in Swiss regional carrier Darwin Airline. Darwin Airline operates domestic and international services using the brand name Etihad Regional since January 2014.

Industry Aeroflot signs firm order for 20 additional Sukhoi Superjet 100

Aeroflot and United Aircraft Cooperation have signed a firm order for 20 Sukhoi Superjet aircraft. The signing ceremony took place on the opening day of the MAKS-2017 International Air Show in the presence of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

Freight UPS and China's SF Holding establish a joint venture

The US-based cargo supplier UPS has announced plans to establish a joint venture with China's SF Holding, the parent company of SF Express.

Airports Fraport Greece officially takes over control of 14 airports

Fraport Greece commenced the 40-year concession for managing and developing 14 regional airports on the Greek mainland and holiday islands.

Airports European airports welcomed a record in 2016

European airport passenger traffic breaks the 2 billion mark in 2016 for the first time. The European Airports Council International (ACI) reports an increase in passenger volume by 5,1% compared to 2015.

Airports New plans for second Lisbon airport

Pedro Marques, Portuguese Minister for Infrastructure, confirmed plans to open a second airport in Lisbon. The former military base Montijo shall be converted into an international airport for the Portuguese capital until 2019.

Airlines Icelandair receives first Boeing 737 MAX

Icelandair has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX. The airline plans to enhance its trans-Atlantic operations.

Industry Boeing´s 10,000th 737 receives Guinness World Records title

Boeing´s 10,000th B737 has been recognized by Guinness World Records for the most produced commercial jet aircraft model.

Airlines Qantas starts first direct flights between Australia and Europe

Australia’s flag carrier Qantas has commenced the first direct flights between Europe and Australia.

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