Tag: first flight

ExpressJet Airlines: United Express carrier began service with its newest aircraft type

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 13, 2019 20:09

ExpressJet Airlines operates as United Express, on behalf of United Airlines , to serve more than 100 airports across the United States, Canada and Mexico, with over 3,300 weekly flights from bases in Chicago, Cleveland, Houston and Newark. ... Read More

Embraer takes to the Paris Air Show the multi-mission Airlift KC-390

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 00:02

Embraer will take to the 53rd edition of Paris Air Show International, in France, the first KC-390 multi-mission airlift configured to operate with the Brazilian Air Force (FAB). The aircraft, ... Read More

Budget Airline SalamAir Muscat to Tehran is second flight destination to Iran

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 9, 2019 19:38

SalamAir, Oman’s first budget airline, has launched its first flight to Tehran, Iran flying Muscat- Tehran three times a week This is the third destination added by the airline in ... Read More

Qatar Airways inaugurates its third gateway to Morocco

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 16:38

Qatar Airways’ first flight from Doha to Rabat landed on Wednesday at Rabat–Salé Airport, marking the airline’s third gateway to Morocco. Qatar Airways flight QR 1463, operated by a Boeing ... Read More

Good news for Pakistan Tourism comes from British Airways

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019 23:03

British Airways has great news for the Pakistan travel and tourism industry. Tourism in Pakistan is a growing industry.  In 2018, the British Backpacker Society ranked Pakistan as the world's top adventure travel ... Read More

Prime Minister wants Vietnam Airlines to ensure safe services to Russia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019 04:10

Vietnam Airlines should work to ensure safe and competitive services while operating flights to Russia. "Traveling between Vietnam and Russia is now more important than ever before when they are ... Read More

Qatar Airways’ Doha-Izmir flight marks the addition of airline’s seventh Turkish gateway

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 23, 2019 15:40

Qatar Airways’ first flight from Doha to Izmir landed today at Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, marking the addition of airline’s seventh Turkish gateway. Qatar Airways flight QR 347, operated by ... Read More

Kazakh flag carrier Air Astana celebrates seventeenth anniversary

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 15:10

Over the past 17 years, Air Astana has grown to become Central Asia’s leading carrier, with a reputation for the highest standards of safety, service excellence, innovation and a modern ... Read More

WestJet Airlines to be acquired by Onex

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 13, 2019 23:56

WestJet Airlines Ltd. announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement that provides for its acquisition in an all-cash transaction. Under the terms of the agreement, Onex Corporation and ... Read More

Airbus: ACJ319neo makes successful first flight

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 25, 2019 08:08

The ACJ319neo successfully completed a first flight lasting one hour and 55 min on 24th April 2019, beginning a short flight-test programme to verify its corporate jet features – such ... Read More

Plane spotted in California has the size of a football field

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 14, 2019 07:38

The world's largest airplane made its first test flight on Saturday in California. Stratolaunch Systems Corporation, founded by Paul G. Allen, today successfully completed the first flight of the world’s largest all-composite aircraft, the Stratolaunch. With a dual fuselage design and wingspan greater ... Read More

Istanbul New Airport: First flight was to Ankara and a proud Turkish Nation is celebrating

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 6, 2019 14:06

The Great Move to Istanbul Airport concluded. A proud city, a proud country and a proud airline are celebrating today in Turkey. Turkish Airlines says that 10,000 pieces of equipment ... Read More

Hong Kong Airlines debuts Chris Cosentino’s Business Class menu

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 22, 2019 16:01

Hong Kong Airlines has launched a brand new Business Class menu for its customers travelling out of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) from 22 March 2019. Designed exclusively by celebrity ... Read More

Rolls-Royce to power 40 new Lufthansa aircraft

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 23:48

Rolls-Royce has been selected by Lufthansa Group to power 40 new aircraft. Its Trent 1000 engine will power 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and its Trent XWB will power 20 Airbus ... Read More

“The Great Move” begins: Turkish Airlines is moving to its new home

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 11, 2019 20:15

The flag carrier airline Turkish Airlines is ready for the great change in Turkish aviation history. The great move to Istanbul Airport will begin on April 5 Friday night at ... Read More

Magellan Jets celebrates another year of growth

editor editor- February 28, 2019 23:04

Magellan Jets is celebrating another year of growth, averaging 30% growth over the last 11 years.  2018 saw the most renewals in history, with a renewal rate of 27%. Their ... Read More

Farewell A380: Airbus announces the end of superjumbo production

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 14, 2019 17:25

European aerospace giant Airbus has announced Thursday it will stop making its superjumbo A380 in 2021. The announcement came after Airbus' biggest customer, Emirates, reduced the number of orders for ... Read More

New triple threat at Cornwall Airport Newquay

editor editor- February 9, 2019 01:31

Last year saw Cornwall Airport Newquay (CAN) make some exciting announcements for both new and existing customers. New charter holiday provider Superbreak announced short breaks to Iceland (Q1 2019) which ... Read More

Delta Air Lines’ A220s takes to the skies for first commercial flight

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 7, 2019 19:08

Delta's A220 has made its official debut — a moment years in the making for customers and employees across the airline. In the early hours this morning, Delta flight 744 ... Read More

Boeing partners with Aerion to accelerate supersonic travel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2019 21:15

Boeing today announced a partnership with Aerion, a Reno, Nev.-based company pioneering next-generation supersonic aircraft. As part of the agreement, Boeing made a significant investment in Aerion to accelerate technology ... Read More

Southwest Airlines starting service Oakland- Honolulu today without passengers

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 5, 2019 09:11

Hawaii is no longer a luxury destination. With four low-cost carriers now serving the Aloha State, Southwest Airlines is getting closer to launching its long-anticipated service to Hawaii. The carrier plans to ... Read More

Kenya Airways to make daily flights to Seychelles as of February

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 16, 2019 07:51

Seychelles will be more accessible to the outside world starting February 6, 2019, as Kenya Airways introduces additional flights to its services, operating on a daily basis between the exotic ... Read More

Airbus A319neo wins joint Type Certification from FAA and EASA

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 21, 2018 15:28

The A319neo powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines has achieved joint Type Certification from both the US FAA and European EASA airworthiness authorities. This means that now all three aircraft ... Read More

Virgin Australia’s Denpasar Christmas delivery for Darwin

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 19, 2018 15:12

Virgin Australia has delivered just what Darwin International Airport wanted for Territorians this festive season, with the announcement of a new three times weekly, seasonal service to Denpasar, Bali starting ... Read More

Delta Air Lines adds more key markets for Boston customers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 10, 2018 05:14

Delta adds more key markets for Boston customers: Chicago, Cleveland, Newark and Washington, D.C. Delta is Boston's fastest-growing carrier by daily departures, and has more than doubled domestic daily departures ... Read More

Airport opening: Kannur International Airport in Kerala, India

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 8, 2018 20:14

In Kerala, India, the new Kannur International Airport (KIAL), the fourth international airport in Kerala, commenced operations today as its first flight, an Air India Express flight, took off to Abu ... Read More

A great day for Guam: All time record in tourism arrivals

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 18, 2017 05:32

Governor Eddie Baza of the US Territory Guam together with the Guam Visitors Bureau today have a proud day. Another best! Great job to the Guam Visitors Bureau and its industry ... Read More

HK Express throttles up summer service

editor editor- March 16, 2017 09:15

HK Express is Hong Kong’s first and only low-cost carrier, bringing competition to the Hong Kong market and surrounding region. Read More

First Airbus A350 XWB successfully completes first flight

editor editor- June 15, 2013 02:15

The first A350 XWB to fly has landed back at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport France at 14.05 hours local time after successfully completing its first flight that lasted four hours and five ... Read More

Boeing, ANA celebrate first 787 biofuel flight

editor editor- April 18, 2012 07:20

EVERETT, Wash. - Boeing and All Nippon Airways (ANA) made aviation history today as a 787 Dreamliner flew for the first time powered in part by sustainable biofuels. Read More

Korean Air prepares for A380 inaugural flight

editor editor- June 7, 2011 05:01

Korean Air’s first-ever A380 will begin inaugural service between Seoul/Incheon and both Tokyo and Hong Kong on June 17. Read More

Second Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental begins flight test

editor editor- April 27, 2011 04:09

EVERETT, Wash. - The second Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, RC021, successfully made its first flight today. The airplane completes the two-airplane test fleet for the 747-8 Intercontinental. Read More

Fifth Boeing 747-8 enters flight-test program

editor editor- February 5, 2011 04:43

EVERETT, Wash. - Boeing successfully conducted the first flight of the fifth 747-8 Freighter Thursday. Read More

Shanghai greets first World Expo tourists

editor editor- April 30, 2010 05:34

SHANGHAI - A chartered flight carrying about 150 tourists from the Republic of Korea (ROK) arrived in Shanghai Thursday afternoon, the first such tourist flight to reach the city from ... Read More

Airline flies Boeing 747 with biofuel

editor editor- February 25, 2008 05:30

LONDON - Virgin Atlantic carried out the world's first flight of a commercial aircraft powered with biofuel on Sunday in an effort to show it can produce less carbon dioxide ... Read More