• Europe/CIS: Air Caraibes, the A350-1000 XWB launch customer

    French Caribbean carrier Air Caraïbes has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for three A350-1000 aircraft, and is with this purchase decision becoming the European launch customer for the largest version of the A350 XWB. The aircraft will be operated...... Read More
  • India: Jet losing money but expects to top Air India

    Jet Airway CEO Wolfgang Prock-Schauer is expecting another loss in the current financial year but believes the carrier will pass Air India in terms of revenue for the 12 months ending 31 March, 2009, to become India’s leadingairline. Jet,...... Read More
  • XL Airways

    XL Airways UK grounded all flights last month after its parent company, XL Leisure Group, the UK’s third-largest tour operator, was put into administration, leaving an estimated 85,000 passengersstranded abroad.... Read More
  • Europe/CIS: BA to shed 1,400 jobs and £170 million

    UK carrier British Airways says it is offering voluntary redundancy to 1,400 senior and middle managers in a bid to cut about three per cent of its 42,000 workforceand £170 million from its wages bill.... Read More
  • New Zealand: Air NZ makes enviro history

    history last month with the first “gate-to-gate optimised flight,” between New Zealand and San Francisco. The 777-200ER flight, dubbed ASPIRE 1 (Asia and South Pacific Initiative to Reduce Emissions), started in Auckland and consumed 4,600 litres less fuel than...... Read More
  • Qantas

    Qantas used the handover ceremony of its first A380 in Toulouse recently to announce that it is likely to add to the 20 of the type it already has on order. CEO Geoff Dixon and his successor, Alan Joyce,...... Read More
  • INDONESIA: Garuda focuses on restructuring

    Amidst mounting pressure of employees for a management reshuffle, the president director of flag carrier Garuda Indonesia, Emirsyah Satar said he will let the newly appointed minister of State Owned Enterprises (SOE), Sofyan Djalil handle the case. “It is...... Read More
  • CHINA: Jade Cargo adds Frankfurt, Houston

    China’s all-cargo carrier Jade Cargo International has added three weekly Frankfurt frequencies to its network of European destinations. Jade Cargo’s fourth B747-400ERF was delivered at the end of May 2007 and put into service on a two-way non-stop servicebetween...... Read More
  • CHINA: UPS to increase capacity to Shanghai

    UPS, which is scheduled to open its new hub in Shanghai next year, will increase cargo capacity to the Chinese city by switching its planes from the MD-11s in current service to Boeing 747-400s. The new hub will be...... Read More