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Air Canada orders up to 109 Boeing 737MAX aircraft 0

Air Canada orders up to 109 Boeing 737MAX aircraft

Air Canada has announced an order for up to 109 Boeing 737MAX aircraft to renew its mainline narrowbody fleet. The agreement with Boeing, which is subject to completion of final documentation and other conditions, includes...

Pan Am closed 22 years ago today 1

Pan Am closed 22 years ago today

On 4th December 1991 the world lost one of the most significant airlines to ever grace the skies – Pan American World Airways, or Pan Am for short. Founded in 1927 as Pan American...

American Airlines US Airways merger date set 1

American Airlines US Airways merger date set

It has been announced that AMR, the parent company of American Airlines, will emerge from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection on 9th December following a lengthy period of reorganisation. On the same day the airline...

Ryanair opening Rome and Brussels bases 0

Ryanair opening Rome and Brussels bases

Old news you might think – Ryanair has operated bases at Rome Ciampino and Brussels Charleroi for years. But now the airline has announced bases at both of the cities’ primary airports – Fiumicino...

Gatwick Bloc hotel offers spotting opportunities 0

Gatwick Bloc hotel offers spotting opportunities

London Gatwick Airport has become notoriously difficult to spot at since the viewing terraces closed in 2002. However, a solution is imminent in the form of a new hotel due to open early next...

Ryanair granted Russia flights 1

Ryanair granted Russia flights

Ryanair has been granted access to fly to Russia from its Dublin base, following the likes of easyJet which started flying from the UK this year. Flights are likely to start in March 2014,...

Vueling adds Rome Fiumicino base 0

Vueling adds Rome Fiumicino base

Hot off the heels of its announcement about creating a hub at Brussels, Vueling has come up trumps again with the announcement that Rome Fiumicino Airport will also become a base from Summer 2014....

Iran planning to build its own airliner 0

Iran planning to build its own airliner

Sanction-ridden Iran has announced plans to develop its own passenger aircraft which will be capable of flying domestic segments between the country’s airports. Currently Iranian carriers are banned from purchasing new aircraft or spare...