RAF Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) fighter aircraft scrambled from RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland yesterday to meet two Russian aircraft. The Typhoon pilots visually identified the two Russian aircraft and escorted them whilst in the UK area of interest. Air to air refuelling (AAR) support was provided by an RAF Voyager aircraft from RAF Brize Norton.
Aeromexico and Amadeus have renewed a long-term Full Content Agreement (FCA) that sees Mexico’s flagship airline benefit from Amadeus’ global network of travel agencies. Amadeus subscribers will continue to access the full range of Aeromexico fares, availability and schedules, under the same terms as the airline’s website, call centers and ticket offices. Details
Air Canada will launch non-stop service between Montreal and Casablanca, the carrier’s first African route and the only scheduled non-stop service to North Africa by a North American carrier. Flights between Montreal and the famed Moroccan city will be operated by Air Canada rouge beginning in summer 2016, subject to government approval. Details
Scandinavian Airlines’ first departure to Hong Kong took off today, offering good connections with the UK from Heathrow and Manchester. At the same time, SAS re-opened its lounge at Arlanda following extensive refurbishment, offering an enhanced transfer experience for UK customers. Details
Air Canada announced new seasonal non-stop flights from Glasgow Airport to its Toronto hub, Toronto Pearson, beginning in summer 2016. The route will be operated by Air Canada rouge, its leisure carrier, and provide Scottish customers with convenient options when travelling to Canada for leisure or business. Details
Malaysia Airlines Berhad and Air Lease Corporation have signed long-term lease agreements for four new Airbus A350-900s. The transaction also includes a lease option for two additional A350-900s and two A330-900neo aircraft. Details
The inaugural edition of the Abu Dhabi Aviation & Aerospace Week is set to run from March 6th-12th, 2016, under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi. The event will run concurrently in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain converging six trade, defence, entertainment, and sports components under its…
An airline has launched a new service from Glasgow to Las Vegas today. Virgin Atlantic has launched the new flights for Scots holidaymakers travelling to the city on America’s west coast. The September and October flights will take more than 400 passengers to Nevada each week. Steven Marshall, marketing manager at Glasgow Airport, said: “This…
British Airways, Boeing 777-336ER G-STB,J operating the London Heathrow – Singapore sector of BA15 (depart London Heathrow 9th September) diverted to Delhi this morning due to a medical emergency on board.
Pakistan (PIA) 777-300ER AP-BID suffers gear retraction error. The crew received error that gear had disagreed and the climb stopped at 6,000ft. After an hour of trying to fix the fault, the aircraft returned to New York. The fault was fixed on arrival and the aircraft departed after 3 hours and 20 minutes on the…
Malaysia Airlines will lease four Airbus A350s, with options on two more, with delivery starting Q4 2017.
British Airways’ new 787-9 Dreamliner will start flying to Abu Dhabi and Muscat from November 5th, 2015. The announcement comes on the back of the airline confirming last month that the first route to benefit from the new aircraft will be Delhi from October 25th. Details