ATWOnline http://atwonline.com/rss.xml en Edinburgh Airport kicks off $103 million investment program http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/edinburgh-airport-kicks-103-million-investment-program <div class="node-body article-body">Scotland’s Edinburgh Airport (EDI) has started construction work on a terminal building extension, as part of an £80 million ($103 million) investment program.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/edinburgh-airport-kicks-103-million-investment-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/edinburgh-airport-kicks-103-million-investment-program#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:45:00 +0000 257281 at http://atwonline.com <p>Edinburgh Airport with expansion areas highlighted.</p> Edinburgh Airport Cuts in capacity, fleet push LATAM to record 2Q operating profit http://atwonline.com/airline-financials/cuts-capacity-fleet-push-latam-record-2q-operating-profit <div class="node-body article-body">LATAM Airlines Group’s route capacity and fleet management efforts, combined with a 10.6% rise in passenger revenues, helped to push its 2017 second-quarter operating profits to a company record of $48.2 million, compared to $1.3 million for 2Q 2016.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airline-financials/cuts-capacity-fleet-push-latam-record-2q-operating-profit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airline-financials/cuts-capacity-fleet-push-latam-record-2q-operating-profit#comments Airline Financials Daily News Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:34:00 +0000 257271 at http://atwonline.com <p>LATAM Boeing 787-9</p> Rob Finlayson DOT approves American Airlines’ Beijing route extension request http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/dot-approves-american-airlines-beijing-route-extension-request <div class="node-body article-body">The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has granted a request from American Airlines for an extension to begin daily Los Angeles-Beijing flights.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/dot-approves-american-airlines-beijing-route-extension-request" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/dot-approves-american-airlines-beijing-route-extension-request#comments Daily News Airports & Routes ATW Plus Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:26:00 +0000 257261 at http://atwonline.com <p>American Airlines Boeing 787-8</p> Rob Finlayson Dueling Dallas views of US airline industry http://atwonline.com/blog/dueling-dallas-views-us-airline-industry <div class="node-body blog-body">Is Doug Parker too optimistic? Is Gary Kelly too cautious?</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/dueling-dallas-views-us-airline-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/dueling-dallas-views-us-airline-industry#comments Airline Financials Airlines Opinions AirKarp Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:56:00 +0000 257251 at http://atwonline.com Cobalt Air looks east for new long-haul routes http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/cobalt-air-looks-east-new-long-haul-routes <div class="node-body article-body">Young Cyprus carrier Cobalt Air is planning to move into the long-haul market, taking advantage of its substantial Chinese shareholder base.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/cobalt-air-looks-east-new-long-haul-routes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/cobalt-air-looks-east-new-long-haul-routes#comments Daily News Airports & Routes ATW Plus Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:41:00 +0000 257241 at http://atwonline.com <p>Cobalt Air A320</p> Wikimedia British Airways, Loganair confirm new codeshare http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/british-airways-loganair-confirm-new-codeshare <div class="node-body article-body">British Airways (BA) and Scottish regional airline Loganair have concluded a new codeshare agreement, the two carriers have confirmed.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/british-airways-loganair-confirm-new-codeshare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/british-airways-loganair-confirm-new-codeshare#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:24:00 +0000 257231 at http://atwonline.com <p>Loganair Saab 340 in traditional livery</p> Wikimedia New terminal opens at Norway’s Bergen Airport http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/new-terminal-opens-norway-s-bergen-airport <div class="node-body article-body">Norway’s Bergen Flesland Airport has opened a new terminal with capacity for up to 10 million passengers a year.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/new-terminal-opens-norway-s-bergen-airport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/new-terminal-opens-norway-s-bergen-airport#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:37:00 +0000 257221 at http://atwonline.com Bergen Airport Report: Back-up battery pack source of seat fire on Lufthansa A380 http://atwonline.com/safety/report-back-battery-pack-source-seat-fire-lufthansa-a380 <div class="node-body article-body">Canadian investigators have revealed that a passenger power bank caught fire on a Lufthansa Airbus A380 after getting caught in an aircraft seat mechanism earlier this month.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/safety/report-back-battery-pack-source-seat-fire-lufthansa-a380" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/safety/report-back-battery-pack-source-seat-fire-lufthansa-a380#comments Daily News Safety Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:19:00 +0000 257211 at http://atwonline.com Frankfurt Airport to build LCC terminal http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/frankfurt-airport-build-lcc-terminal <div class="node-body article-body">German airport operator Fraport AG has applied for a building permit to construct a new Pier G at Frankfurt Airport to accommodate the growing low-cost segment. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/frankfurt-airport-build-lcc-terminal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/frankfurt-airport-build-lcc-terminal#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:26:00 +0000 257201 at http://atwonline.com Fraport EASA certifies Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN engine http://atwonline.com/engines/easa-certifies-rolls-royce-trent-1000-ten-engine <div class="node-body article-body">UK aero engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has been granted full-flight certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its Boeing 787 Trent 1000 TEN engine.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/engines/easa-certifies-rolls-royce-trent-1000-ten-engine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/engines/easa-certifies-rolls-royce-trent-1000-ten-engine#comments Engines Daily News Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:54:00 +0000 257191 at http://atwonline.com <p>Boeing 787 equipped with Trent 1000 TEN engines</p> Rolls-Royce Airberlin delays 2Q financial results following bankruptcy filing http://atwonline.com/airline-financials/airberlin-delays-2q-financial-results-following-bankruptcy-filing <div class="node-body article-body">Airberlin will delay its 2Q results presentation, which had been expected Aug. 18, because of the German carrier’s bankruptcy filing earlier this week. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airline-financials/airberlin-delays-2q-financial-results-following-bankruptcy-filing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airline-financials/airberlin-delays-2q-financial-results-following-bankruptcy-filing#comments Airline Financials Daily News Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:39:00 +0000 257181 at http://atwonline.com <p>Airberlin A320</p> Rob Finlayson Boeing expands Helena site for 777X parts production http://atwonline.com/materials/boeing-expands-helena-site-777x-parts-production <div class="node-body article-body">Boeing’s Helena, Montana, manufacturing site is set to install new machinery for manufacturing critical titanium parts for 777X production, the US manufacturer said Aug. 17. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/materials/boeing-expands-helena-site-777x-parts-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/materials/boeing-expands-helena-site-777x-parts-production#comments Daily News Manufacturers Materials Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:25:00 +0000 257171 at http://atwonline.com <p>Rendering of 777X</p> Boeing Korean Air sees steep drop in China traffic in 2Q http://atwonline.com/airline-financials/korean-air-sees-steep-drop-china-traffic-2q <div class="node-body article-body">After receiving its third Boeing 787-9 in July, Korean Air launched 3X-weekly service between Incheon-Madrid and 4X-weekly service between Incheon-Beijing in early August. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airline-financials/korean-air-sees-steep-drop-china-traffic-2q" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airline-financials/korean-air-sees-steep-drop-china-traffic-2q#comments Airline Financials Daily News Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:58:00 +0000 257101 at http://atwonline.com <p>Korean Air 787-9</p> Boeing Hawaiian to swap 767-300ERs for A330-200s on Sapporo route http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/hawaiian-swap-767-300ers-a330-200s-sapporo-route <div class="node-body article-body">Hawaiian Airlines will introduce Airbus A330-200s on its Honolulu-Sapporo New Chitose Airport (CTS) route on Feb. 1, 2018, the airline announced Aug. 17. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/hawaiian-swap-767-300ers-a330-200s-sapporo-route" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/hawaiian-swap-767-300ers-a330-200s-sapporo-route#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:37:00 +0000 257081 at http://atwonline.com <p>Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A330-200</p> Rob Finlayson AIM Altitude, Thompson Aero Seating team up on Airbus seats http://atwonline.com/aircraft-interiors/aim-altitude-thompson-aero-seating-team-airbus-seats <div class="node-body article-body">Aircraft seating specialists AIM Altitude and Thompson Aero Seating have joined forces for the first time as sister companies to offer business-class seating and cabin furniture for the Airbus A330neo Airspace cabin.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/aircraft-interiors/aim-altitude-thompson-aero-seating-team-airbus-seats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/aircraft-interiors/aim-altitude-thompson-aero-seating-team-airbus-seats#comments Aircraft Interiors Daily News Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:34:00 +0000 257061 at http://atwonline.com <p>AIM Integrated front-row furniture and seating in the Airbus A330neo Airspace cabin.</p> Airbus Aigle Azur names former L’Avion chief as CEO http://atwonline.com/people/aigle-azur-names-former-l-avion-chief-ceo <div class="node-body article-body">French leisure airline Aigle Azur has appointed Frantz Yvelin as president and CEO, the executive who founded all-business airline L’Avion that was ultimately sold to British Airways (BA).</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/people/aigle-azur-names-former-l-avion-chief-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/people/aigle-azur-names-former-l-avion-chief-ceo#comments Daily News People Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:26:00 +0000 257051 at http://atwonline.com <p>Aigle Azur CEO Frantz Yvelin</p> Aigle Azur Air New Zealand eyes potential biofuel partners http://atwonline.com/eco-aviation/air-new-zealand-eyes-potential-biofuel-partners <div class="node-body article-body">Air New Zealand has identified two companies that could eventually provide biofuel for its fleet, although the carrier stresses that any large-scale use of the alternative fuel is still a long way off.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/eco-aviation/air-new-zealand-eyes-potential-biofuel-partners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/eco-aviation/air-new-zealand-eyes-potential-biofuel-partners#comments Eco-Aviation Daily News ATW Plus Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:07:00 +0000 257041 at http://atwonline.com <p>Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9</p> Rob Finlayson Lufthansa, airberlin to begin asset-transfer negotiations http://atwonline.com/airlines/lufthansa-airberlin-begin-asset-transfer-negotiations <div class="node-body article-body">Following airberlin’s Aug. 15 bankruptcy filing, Lufthansa will start negotiations with the company’s newly appointed administrator Lucas Flöther and CEO Thomas Winkelmann on Aug. 18 to discuss the targeted takeover of a large number of assets.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airlines/lufthansa-airberlin-begin-asset-transfer-negotiations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airlines/lufthansa-airberlin-begin-asset-transfer-negotiations#comments Airlines Daily News ATW Plus Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:52:00 +0000 257031 at http://atwonline.com Rob Finlayson Gallery: Final flight of SWISS's Avro RJ100 http://atwonline.com/airframes/gallery-final-flight-swisss-avro-rj100 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) retired its <a href="http://atwonline.com/airframes/swiss-phases-out-final-avro-rj100">last Avro RJ100 </a>with a special flight from Geneva to Zurich Aug. 15, after more than 15 years of service. The last of 21 SWISS Avros took off from Geneva and made its last official landing at Zurich airport.&nbsp;SWISS is replacing the Avros with <a href="http://atwonline.com/airframes/swiss-take-least-12-cseries-2017">Bombardier CSeries 100/300 aircraft</a>.</p> <p>Exclusive photos by ATW correspondent Kurt Hofmann</p> </div> http://atwonline.com/airframes/gallery-final-flight-swisss-avro-rj100#comments Airframes Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:17:00 +0000 257071 at http://atwonline.com Boeing, Global Eagle to partner on 737 MAX connectivity http://atwonline.com/ife/boeing-global-eagle-partner-737-max-connectivity <div class="node-body article-body">Boeing has selected connectivity provider Global Eagle Entertainment to supply its Airconnect 3.0 inflight Wi-Fi system as a line-fit option for the 737 MAX. Installation will begin this fall. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/ife/boeing-global-eagle-partner-737-max-connectivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/ife/boeing-global-eagle-partner-737-max-connectivity#comments IFE Daily News Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:48:00 +0000 257021 at http://atwonline.com <p>Boeing 787-8</p> Boeing FAA 2017 airport improvement grants top $2.1 billion to-date http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/faa-2017-airport-improvement-grants-top-21-billion-date <div class="node-body article-body">FAA has announced $2.1 billion in airport improvement program (AIP) grants thus far in 2017, covering 1,351 grants to over 1,200 US airports, according to the US Department of Transportation (DOT). </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/faa-2017-airport-improvement-grants-top-21-billion-date" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/faa-2017-airport-improvement-grants-top-21-billion-date#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:30:00 +0000 257011 at http://atwonline.com El Al Israel Airlines details Boeing 787 cabin plans http://atwonline.com/aircraft-interiors/el-al-israel-airlines-details-boeing-787-cabin-plans <div class="node-body article-body">El Al Israel Airlines is preparing to take delivery of its first Boeing 787, which will include ViaSat Wi-Fi, a new premium-economy cabin and lie-flat business-class seats supplied by Recaro.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/aircraft-interiors/el-al-israel-airlines-details-boeing-787-cabin-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/aircraft-interiors/el-al-israel-airlines-details-boeing-787-cabin-plans#comments Aircraft Interiors Airframes Daily News Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:22:00 +0000 257001 at http://atwonline.com <p>Rendering of Boeing 787 in El Al livery</p> Boeing American to launch seasonal European routes in 2018 http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/american-launch-seasonal-european-routes-2018 <div class="node-body article-body">American Airlines will launch three new seasonal leisure routes to Europe in 2018 to meet growing demand.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/american-launch-seasonal-european-routes-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/american-launch-seasonal-european-routes-2018#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:14:00 +0000 256991 at http://atwonline.com <p>American Airlines Boeing 767-300</p> Rob Finlayson Aeromexico, El Al Israel Airlines launch codeshare http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/aeromexico-el-al-israel-airlines-launch-codeshare <div class="node-body article-body">Aeromexico and El Al Israel Airlines launched a new codeshare agreement Aug. 15. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/aeromexico-el-al-israel-airlines-launch-codeshare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/aeromexico-el-al-israel-airlines-launch-codeshare#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:39:00 +0000 256961 at http://atwonline.com <p>Aeromexico Boeing 777-200</p> Rob Finlayson Gulf Air, Aegean ink codeshare http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/gulf-air-aegean-ink-codeshare <div class="node-body article-body">Bahraini national airline Gulf Air and Greece’s largest carrier, Aegean Airlines, have announced a codeshare partnership widening their respective networks across Europe and the Middle East.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/gulf-air-aegean-ink-codeshare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/gulf-air-aegean-ink-codeshare#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:33:00 +0000 256951 at http://atwonline.com <p>Gulf Air Airbus A320</p> Rob Finlayson Surging expenses drive down US airlines’ 1H 2017 earnings http://atwonline.com/airline-financials/surging-expenses-drive-down-us-airlines-1h-2017-earnings <div class="node-body article-body">US airlines’ expenses grew at more than twice the rate of revenue in the 2017 first half, leading to a 23.3% year-over-year (YOY) decline in pre-tax profitability.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airline-financials/surging-expenses-drive-down-us-airlines-1h-2017-earnings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airline-financials/surging-expenses-drive-down-us-airlines-1h-2017-earnings#comments Airline Financials Daily News Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:26:00 +0000 256941 at http://atwonline.com <p>American Airlines Boeing 767-300</p> Rob Finlayson London Stansted and Manchester airports to swap CEOs http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/london-stansted-and-manchester-airports-swap-ceos <div class="node-body article-body">UK airports operator Manchester Airports Group (MAG) is rolling out a £1 billion ($1.3 billion) investment program and swapping the CEOs of Manchester and London Stansted airports into one another’s roles.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/london-stansted-and-manchester-airports-swap-ceos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/london-stansted-and-manchester-airports-swap-ceos#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:20:00 +0000 256931 at http://atwonline.com <p>London Stansted CEO Andrew Cowan</p> Stansted Airport Ryanair adds more connecting flights http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/ryanair-adds-more-connecting-flights <div class="node-body article-body">Irish LCC Ryanair has doubled its connecting flights at Milan Bergamo from 25 to 50 routes, marking the latest step in a wider expansion in Ryanair-to-Ryanair connections.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/ryanair-adds-more-connecting-flights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/ryanair-adds-more-connecting-flights#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:09:00 +0000 256911 at http://atwonline.com <p>Ryanair Boeing 737-800</p> Rob Finlayson Royal Jordanian seeks to stimulate yields http://atwonline.com/airlines/royal-jordanian-seeks-stimulate-yields <div class="node-body article-body">Royal Jordanian (RJ) has announced a series of measures to strengthen its income as the airline faces increasing competition in its home market. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airlines/royal-jordanian-seeks-stimulate-yields" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airlines/royal-jordanian-seeks-stimulate-yields#comments Airlines Daily News Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:01:00 +0000 256901 at http://atwonline.com <p>Royal Jordanian A330-200</p> Rob Finlayson New report suggests resting place of MH370 http://atwonline.com/safety/new-report-suggests-resting-place-mh370 <div class="node-body article-body">An Australian scientific body says it believes it has identified the area in which Malaysia Airlines MH370 crashed into the southern Indian Ocean “with unprecedented precision and certainty.”</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/safety/new-report-suggests-resting-place-mh370" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/safety/new-report-suggests-resting-place-mh370#comments Airframes Daily News Safety Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:11:00 +0000 256891 at http://atwonline.com <p>New satellite images provided by the French space agency CNES.</p> CNES