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INFORMATIONAL Aug 25, 2023 The Five Longest Flights From Africa: All From The Same Country The world's five longest flights from Africa are all between the U.S. and one country! The routes are operated by Delta Air Lines and United Airlines since both carriers have aircraft in their fleet that can operate ultra-long-haul flights. Read More →
STORIES Aug 24, 2023 EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Raúl Revuelta Musalem, CEO of Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico I had the chance to sit down with Raúl Revuelta Musalem, the CEO of Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP), about the aviation industry in Mexico's Baja California state. My discussion with Raúl Revuelta Musalem focused on the aviation industry in Mexico's western state of Baja California. Raúl discussed the importance of Tijuana to the Mexican and broader global economy. Read More →
NEWS Aug 23, 2023 Emirates A380 Reportedly Damaged by Drone in Nice, France On August 18, an Emirates Airbus A380 reportedly collided with a drone while landing at Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE). The incident damaged one of the aircraft's wing slats, forcing the grounding of the jet for several days. This incident comes after Emirates re-introduced the A380 on its Dubai-Nice route after a three-year absence. Read More →
NEWS Aug 23, 2023 Qantas Adds 250,000 International Seats, Orders New Boeing 787-10s On August 21, Qantas announced plans to increase its international capacity ahead of a reported order for an unspecified number of additional Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft. Read More →
NEWS Aug 22, 2023 Google and Microsoft to Invest in Sustainable Aviation Fuel Two of the world's largest technology companies announced plans to invest in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) this month. Google and Microsoft will contribute to reducing the carbon footprint of the aviation sector, which accounts for 2% of global carbon dioxide emissions. SAF is widely regarded as one of the most feasible ways to make aviation more sustainable in the short-term. Read More →
NEWS Aug 20, 2023 Avianca Sponsors the Miami Dolphins: Can the Airline Rival American's Presence in Miami? In May, Avianca announced a three-year partnership agreement with the NFL's Miami Dolphins. This agreement suggests that Avianca plans to expand its U.S. presence beyond simply offering nonstop flights. Can the airline compete against American Airlines, which has been involved in the Miami community for decades? Read More →
NEWS Aug 16, 2023 Pakistan to Privatize Pakistan International Airlines: Will it Save the Airline? Pakistan plans to privatize its loss-making state-owned carrier Pakistan International Airlines. The airline has been unprofitable for years due to flight bans, unqualified pilots, and Pakistan's economic and political issues. Will this be enough to save the airline? Read More →
NEWS Aug 16, 2023 Qatar Airways Sponsors Formula 1 Qatar Grand Prix and More Qatar Airways will sponsor the Formula 1 Qatar Grand Prix, scheduled from October 6 to 8 at Lusail International Circuit. The airline will also sponsor a rugby match between New Zealand and South Africa taking place on August 25. Both initiatives are part of Qatar Airways' commitment to the sports industry. Read More →
NEWS Aug 15, 2023 Saudi Arabia's Riyadh Air Becomes Sponsor of Atlético de Madrid Riyadh Air, Saudi Arabia's newly launched secondary flag carrier, has signed a sponsorship deal with Spanish football team Atlético de Madrid. The multi-year partnership will see Riyadh Air become the team's main sponsor and official airline partner. This is the first sports sponsorship deal Riyadh Air has announced since launching in March. Read More →
NEWS Aug 15, 2023 Israel's El Al in Talks to Buy Up to 30 Airbus A321neos Israel's flag carrier El Al is in "serious" talks with Airbus to purchase up to 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft. The talks, which would represent the first time that El Al uses Airbus aircraft, come at a strong time for the airline. El Al is expanding its fleet and route network due to high profitability and international tourism to Israel. Read More →