Industry News

    Korean Air sees steep drop in China traffic in 2Q
    After receiving its third Boeing 787-9 in July, Korean Air launched 3X-weekly service between Incheon-Madrid and 4X-weekly service between Incheon-Beijing in early August.

    Hawaiian to swap 767-300ERs for A330-200s on Sapporo route
    Hawaiian Airlines will introduce Airbus A330-200s on its Honolulu-Sapporo New Chitose Airport (CTS) route on Feb. 1, 2018, the airline announced Aug. 17.

    AIM Altitude, Thompson Aero Seating team up on Airbus seats
    Aircraft seating specialists AIM Altitude and Thompson Aero Seating have joined forces for the first time as sister companies to offer business-class seating and cabin furniture for the Airbus A330neo Airspace cab…
    Aigle Azur names former L’Avion chief as CEO
    French leisure airline Aigle Azur has appointed Frantz Yvelin as president and CEO, the executive who founded all-business airline L’Avion that was ultimately sold to British Airways (BA).

    Air New Zealand eyes potential biofuel partners
    Air New Zealand has identified two companies that could eventually provide biofuel for its fleet, although the carrier stresses that any large-scale use of the alternative fuel is still a long way off.

    Lufthansa, airberlin to begin asset-transfer negotiations
    Following airberlin’s Aug. 15 bankruptcy filing, Lufthansa will start negotiations with the company’s newly appointed administrator Lucas Flöther and CEO Thomas Winkelmann on Aug. 18 to discuss the targeted t…
    Boeing, Global Eagle to partner on 737 MAX connectivity
    Boeing has selected connectivity provider Global Eagle Entertainment to supply its Airconnect 3.0 inflight Wi-Fi system as a line-fit option for the 737 MAX. Installation will begin this fall.

    FAA 2017 airport improvement grants top $2.1 billion to-date
    FAA has announced $2.1 billion in airport improvement program (AIP) grants thus far in 2017, covering 1,351 grants to over 1,200 US airports, according to the US Department of Transportation (DOT).

    El Al Israel Airlines details Boeing 787 cabin plans
    El Al Israel Airlines is preparing to take delivery of its first Boeing 787, which will include ViaSat Wi-Fi, a new premium-economy cabin and lie-flat business-class seats supplied by Recaro.

    American to launch seasonal European routes in 2018
    American Airlines will launch three new seasonal leisure routes to Europe in 2018 to meet growing demand.

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