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Silk Air now flies Singapore-Bandung direct

Silk Air now flies Singapore-Bandung direct

SilkAir launched its inaugural flight to Bandung, Indonesia, on Monday, October 11, 2011. Carrying 70 passengers, the inaugural MI 196 flight departed Singapore’s Changi Airport at 1650 Singapore time and touched down at Bandung’s Husein Sastranegara Airport at 1624 Western Indonesia Time, after about an hour flight. Other airlines flying international routes direct to Bandung are Air […]

Icelandair cancels flights due to volcanic eruption

Icelandair cancels flights due to volcanic eruption

ICELAND (eTN) – An eruption started in Grímsvötn lakes in Vatnajokull glacier yesterday evening in Iceland. The eruption is on a 500- to 800-meter-long fissure, or cauldron, according to geophysicist Magnus Tumi at the University of Iceland. Sources quoted in the local media say this eruption is much more powerful than the infamous eruption in […]

Dubai to have the busiest airport by 2015

Dubai to have the busiest airport by 2015

ROMFORD, England – According to new findings released by Dubai Airports as part of their ten year traffic forecast for Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum, passenger numbers will rise by 7.2% and 6.7% respectively from next year, which outperforms the global average of 5% which is good news for travellers as well […]

Lion Air takes delivery of first 737-900ER with New Boeing Sky Interior

Lion Air takes delivery of first 737-900ER with New Boeing Sky Interior

SEATTLE, Wash. – Boeing and Lion Air, Indonesia’s largest private airline, today celebrated delivery of the carrier’s first Next-Generation 737-900ER with the new Boeing Sky Interior. Designed to dramatically improve the flying experience for passengers, the Boeing Sky Interior features a number of enhancements. The sculpted sidewalls of the interior provide passengers with a feeling […]

Boeing ready to deliver 787 pilot training on global scale

Boeing ready to deliver 787 pilot training on global scale

SEATTLE, Wash. – Boeing has achieved multiple qualifications for its worldwide network of 787 training campuses. The qualifications mean Boeing Flight Services has training devices that are ready to be used with an approved training course in locations around the globe. “The innovations of the 787 Dreamliner don’t end with the airplane itself,” said Sherry […]

Down under airfares going up

Down under airfares going up

Virging Blue has followed on the heels of Qantas and Air New Zealand in raising fuel surcharges by as much as $100 for a return international trip and fares by up to $10 for a one-way domestic flight. The airline blamed higher jet fuel prices for the second increase in surcharges in less than a […]

THY – Turkish Airlines Orders More IAE V2500 Engines

THY – Turkish Airlines Orders More IAE V2500 Engines

Turkish Airlines (THY), the national carrier of Turkey, has again selected the International Aero Engines AG V2500 SelectOne™ engine to power its A320 family aircraft. IAE will deliver 10 firm engines in 2013. This follow-on order is valued at up to $200 million and will power A321 aircraft. “We have been very pleased with the […]

Rising Fuel Prices Likely To Cut Into Airline Industry’s Profits

Rising Fuel Prices Likely To Cut Into Airline Industry’s Profits

The International Air Transport Association, or IATA, cut its industry-wide profit forecast to $8.6 billion from $9.1 billion, based on rising fuel prices. The $9.1 billion profit estimate, made in December, was based on an average oil price of $84 per barrel; that estimate has since been raised to $96 a barrel for the year. […]