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Cebu Pacific Airlines Crew Dancing

Oct 02, 2010 PHILIPPINES - We've all done it - failed to pay attention during a routine safety demonstration aboard an aeroplane. But passengers flying to the Philippines are suddenly changing their tune. Cabin crew on board a Cebu Pacific Airlines flight had the attention of everyone on board as they danced ... Read more

Siza Mzimela - CEO of SAA

Sep 30, 2010 ADDIS ABABA - Within months South African Airways (SAA) is expected to make an announcement about the new airline that it will launch in collaboration with two other African airlines. The idea is for it to be an entirely new carrier, said SAA chief executive Siza Mzimela on ... Read more

British Airways 747-400

Sep 29, 2010 LONDON - British Airways Plc will return to service two of the eight Boeing Co. 747 jumbo jets it grounded during the recession as demand for travel rebounds faster than the company had anticipated. The 350-seat 747-400s have been retrieved from storage and are undergoing maintenance checks, ... Read more

Turkish Cargo new A330-200 Freighter

Sep 29, 2010 TOULOUSE - Turkish Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330-300 and first A330-200 Freighter at a delivery ceremony in Toulouse. The aircraft, both powered by Rolls Royce engines, will support Turkish Airlines' ambitious growth plans in both the passenger and cargo markets. Joining the ... Read more

Southwest to Acquire AirTran - Will Keep 717

Sep 27, 2010 DALLAS - Southwest Airlines Co.’s acquisition of AirTran Holdings Inc. for about $1.4 billion in cash and stock, announced earlier today, would be the largest in its 39-year history and give the carrier access to Atlanta, the world’s busiest airport. Southwest climbed ... Read more

737-800 in Rak Airways colors

Sep 27, 2010 RAS AL KHAIMAH, U.A.E. - A re-branded Rak Airways, the airline of Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates, will restart flights Oct. 10, expecting a pick-up in demand for international travel to help the carrier break even in its first year,... Read more

air transat A330-200

Sep 25, 2010 MONTREAL - As part of its previously announced Air Transat fleet renewal program, Transat A.T. Inc. announces the signing of an agreement last Thursday with CIT Aerospace for the long-term leasing of two Airbus A330 wide-body jets. Air Transat's fleet currently includes 13 Airbus A310s,... Read more

AirAsia and Lotus Racing Team

Sep 25, 2010 KUALA LUMPUR - AirAsia and Lotus Racing unveiled an AirAsia Airbus A320 aircraft adorned in the legendary, classic colours of Lotus Racing at the Changi International Airport, Singapore Friday. The unveiling also coincides with the 2010 Singtel Singapore Formula One which runs until Sept 26 at Marina ... Read more

Lufthansa Airbus A330-300

Sep 23, 2010 FRANKFURT - Lufthansa’s Supervisory Board has approved the acquisition of 40 Airbus aircraft worth approximately US$4.3 billion. These aircraft are destined for Lufthansa, plus two of the Group’s subsidiary airlines: SWISS and Germanwings. The orders comprise: 20 A320 Family aircraft and three A330-300s ... Read more

Cathay Pacific Airways 777-300ER

Sep 22, 2010 SEATTLE - Boeing and Cathay Pacific Airways today announced the Hong Kong-based carrier has exercised existing purchase rights for six additional Boeing 777-300ERs (Extended Range). The six new airplanes, with an estimated value of US$1.6 billion at Boeing list prices, will increase Cathay Pacific's 777-300ER future ... Read more

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