• China : Okay Air to be first carrier to operate MA60

    The 50/60-seat turboprop’s other customers are from Latin America, Africa and elsewhere in Asia. The aircraft has received 136 orders so far. China’s first LCC, Okay has increased its focus on the regional market in recent years and last...... Read More
  • Norwegian

    Norwegian reported a NOK414.4 million (US$59.1 million) profit in the third quarter, more than five times greater than the NOK76.3 million posted in the year-ago period, which it called its “best result” in its six years as an independent...... Read More
  • Americas : United posts huge 3Q loss on fuel and slowdown

    Stung by nearly US$1 billion in higher jet fuel costs, United Airlines’ parent UAL has reported a third-quarter net loss of US$779 million. The airline said the loss was due to high fuel prices during the quarter and accounting...... Read More
  • Europe & CIS : Lufthansa Cargo boosts NA capacity

    Lufthansa Cargo is further expanding airfreight capacity for shippers and forwarders at the start of the winter flight schedules on 26 October 2008. The cargo carrier’s customers will have a greater choice of destinations and frequencies especially on routes...... Read More
  • Indonesia : Mandala and Total E & P Indo sign agreement

    Indonesian carrier, Mandala Air has signed an agreement with French petroleum company, Total E & P Indonesie to provide air travel to Total’s employees following an audit of Mandala by Total E & P Indonesie in February 2008. The...... Read More
  • Boeing

    Boeing and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers reached tentative agreement on a new four-year contract covering 27,000 employees in Washington, Oregon and Kansas. Union leadership is recommending that employees vote to ratify the contract. The company...... Read More
  • Americas : 6 US carriers gain access to Russia

    Six US carriers have received tentative approval from the US Transportation Department (DOT) to begin offering third country, code-share service to Russia. Russia and the US reached an agreement earlier this year to resume thirdcountry code-share services allowing for...... Read More
  • Middle East : Saudia Arabian joins Cargo 2000

    One of the leading Middle East-based air cargo carriers, Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudi), has become the 26th major international airline to join Cargo 2000. Cargo 2000 is an IATA-backed (International Air Transport Association) initiative established to develop and implement...... Read More
  • Malaysia : AirAsia in top 5 Asia-Pac airline brands

    AirAsia has emerged in the Top 5 among airlines in the Asia-Pacific region in a recent survey conducted by leading market insight company TNS. The ‘Top 10 Asia-Pacific Airlines’ category forms part of the Asia Pacific Top 1,000 Brands...... Read More
  • Schenker adds HK to paper-free target

    Schenker Australia has added Hong Kong to destinations using paper-free airfreight shipments from Australia. Last month the company successfully completed first trial shipments with electronic freight documentation on the routes Sydney-Singapore-Sydney with Singapore Airlines and Sydney-Hong Kong-Sydney with Qantas....... Read More