The King Khaled International Airport in Saudi Arabia is currently undergoing a large development and expansion programme that aims at increasing capacity in a near future. This programme is indeed necessary to allow the airport to accommodate the rapidly growing air traffic.
Colombian capital Bogotá has unveiled plans for a second international airport, El Dorado II. Construction on the airport, build in the west of the city and designed to complement the existing El Dorado International Airport in the east, could begin as early as next year.
The International Air Transport Association has announced the launch of an advanced aviation training program in partnership with the Ecole nationale de l’aviation civile in Toulouse, France. This is the first time that IATA has partnered with a university to offer an airline operations degree.
In a step forward in easing aviation capacity in the south-east of England, plans to expand London City Airport have been given the go-ahead. The decision clears the way for a £200 million investment that will enable the airport to operate up to a permitted 111,000 annual flights, from the 70,000 currently flying. This new…
Phoenix-based regional Mesa Airlines—which operates as American Eagle and US Airways Express—has reached an agreement in principle with Montreal-based Bombardier to buy seven new CRJ900 NextGen aircraft to operate under a long-term capacity purchase agreement with a major US airline. The agreement also includes an “undisclosed number of options,” said Mesa, which expects to take…
A United Boeing 737-900, registration N67815 performing flight UA-1218 from Chicago,IL to Denver,CO (USA) with 175 passengers, was climbing through 15000 feet out of Chicago when the crew stopped the climb and descended to 10,000 feet due to the cabin not properly pressurizing. Link
Emirates Airline President Tim Clark has shot back with a sharp response for those who would limit Gulf carrier access to the U.S. Link
Despite Boeing’s confidence in their ability to win over Avianca, the Colombian carrier has placed another order — this time, much larger than usual — with Airbus. Link