SINGAPORE- Cebu Pacific (PSE:CEB), the Philippines’ largest flag carrier, is set to begin a thrice weekly direct service from Singapore to Iloilo on 9 November, making the central Philippine city the airline’s 5th domestic hub. Dubbed the “Province of Festivals,” Iloilo lies on the south coast of Panay Island. Its rich heritage is showcased in [...]
Archive for July 18th, 2012
Cathay Pacific Airways today announced that, subject to the approval of the Board of the Company, it will enter into an agreement with Airbus to convert 16 of its previously ordered Airbus A350-900 aircraft into larger Airbus A350-1000 aircraft and to exercise an option to purchase an additional 10 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft. The list price [...]
Boeing Co. BA +1.07% is close to deals to sell its 737 Max jets to three Latin American customers, marking a major push into the region for the updated model. Grupo Aeromexico SAB and Copa Holdings SA CPA +1.66% are nearing announcements of orders for an unspecified number of 737 Max aircraft, said people familiar with the [...]
We talk a lot about what goes on with airplanes while they’re being used by airlines, but have you ever wondered what happens to an aircraft when it comes to the end of its working life? Since its first commercial flight in 1970, Boeing’s 747 jumbo jet, one of the most recognized aircrafts in the [...]
United Airlines has settled its dispute with Boeing over the delayed 787 Dreamliner jet, although the airline isn’t saying how much the compensation is worth. United also disclosed Wednesday it has options for 160 more 737s, which would more than double the size of its 150-jet order announced last week.
Latin America’s biggest airline plans to use an efficiency-boosting navigational system for all its routes in coming years, LATAM Airlines said on Wednesday. LATAM, formed last month by Chilean carrier LAN’s estimated USD$2.7 billion takeover of Brazilian rival TAM, plans to expand use of the Required Navigation Performance (RNP) system made by General Electric after [...]
Qantas passengers on the airline’s 767 planes will be provided with iPads for their inflight entertainment, following a successful trial of new in-air streaming technology. The airline announced today that passengers in both business and economy classes would be given iPads on board which they could use to access more than 200 hours of entertainment [...]