British Airways is set to raise anchor and take off for the Croatian city of Split – in time for the annual yacht week adventure. It’s the first time flights to Croatia have operated from London City Airport and British Airways will fly three flights a week through the peak summer months to September.
Cebu Pacific has ordered 31 next-generation aircraft from Airbus. The investment accelerates the carrier’s plan to introduce more fuel-efficient and eco-friendly aircraft to replace its current fleet.
Gatwick has reported revenue increased 6.1 per cent to £811 million for the financial year just ended. Combined with careful cost management, this resulted an EBITDA increase of 7.3 per cent, to £441 million, and a profit after tax of £208 million.
The launch of new long-haul services to Tel Aviv and Guangzhou signals the continuing expansion of RwandAir. Yvonne Manzi Makolo, chief executive of RwandAir, said: “The launch of these two major new services to our growing route network demonstrates our continuing commitment to expanding Rwandair to new markets overseas."
International Airlines Group has signed a letter of intent with Boeing for 200 Boeing 737 aircraft to join its fleet. The mix of 737-8 and 737-10 aircraft would be delivered between 2023 and 2027 and would be powered by CFM Leap engines.
British Airways is celebrating its big birthday weekend in August with the first ever Flying with Confidence course at London City Airport. The course celebrates the airline’s centenary on August 25th when it takes off at the Docklands airport for the first time.
The agreement was announced at the Paris Air Show by Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, director general of Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation, and Christian Scherer, Airbus chief commercial officer.
Heathrow has launched a 12-week statutory consultation on its proposed expansion. The move is the latest milestone in delivering the infrastructure project and comes as the airport unveils its preferred masterplan for the development.
The firm order for eight aircraft and six additional planes on lease from Air Lease Corporation, was signed at the Paris Air Show by Shai Weiss, Virgin Atlantic chief executive and Guillaume Faury, Airbus chief executive.
A strong commercial aviation industry, stable defence spending and the need to service all platforms throughout their lifecycle are driving a growing aerospace market, according to the Boeing Market Outlook.
The A321XLR thus becomes the next evolutionary step for the brand and creates more value for the airlines by bringing a 30 per cent lower fuel burn per seat than the previous generation of aircraft.
Japan Airlines has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France. The A350-900 is the first aircraft produced by Airbus for JAL.