JAL prepares to be the second 787 operator
JAL will take delivery of its first aircraft in "the weeks to come"
Airplanes 23 and 33, both with 186 seats and registered JA822J and JA825J, respectively, are expected to be handed over to the carrier in late March, say program sources, ahead of the April 22 start to Boston-Tokyo-Narita services.
The airline has completed both route proving and maintenance training following a quiet visit of GEnx-1B-powered 787 test aircraft ZA005 to Japan for service ready operational validation (SROV) trials that lasted from February 20 to March 9. >>More..
Tiger Airways to increase flights and set up second Australian base in Sydney
LOW-cost carrier Tiger Airways says it will set up a second Australian base in Sydney as aviation regulators ease restrictions on the troubled airline.
The move comes as the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) granted permission to almost double the number of sectors Tiger can fly each day, from 38 up to 64 sectors from October, the Australian reported.
The increase will be implemented gradually from July.
Tiger also announced today it would have three Airbus A320 aircraft flying out of Sydney, adding about 3600 seats a day in and out of the city's airport. These included new Sydney-Brisbane and Sydney-Gold Coast services. >>More..
Turkish Airlines starts operating flights to Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia
Turkish Airlines has started operating regular commercial flights to Somalia's capital Mogadishu, becoming the first international carrier from outside East Africa to fly there in more than 20 years.
Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag arrived in Mogadishu on the first Turkish national flag carrier flight from Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul on Tuesday to inaugurate the twice-weekly passenger service.
He was welcomed by Somalia's President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed as well as other senior members of the Transitional Federal Government.
"Somalia was cut off, but we have now connected it to the world," Bozdag told reporters at Mogadishu's airport. >>More..
Etihad turns its attention to Virgin Australia
Virgin is one of Etihad's 35 partner airlines >>More..
Peach Aviation debuts with Osaka-Sapporo flight
Peach Aviation is Japan’s first dedicated low cost carrier >>More..
Hartsfield-Jackson(ATL) will get ready to accomodate Airbus A380
The Airport to widen taxiways and a runway >>More..