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Zhaukhanov Kairat Kenesbekovich, President, International Astana Airport

ATN: Which are Astana Airport priorities under your leadership? ZKK: One of the priorities of the policy of Astana International Airport is ensuring of flight safety, satisfaction of passengers’ needs and increasing of service’s quality. Moreover, it is also providing quality transportation services, providing regular, effective handling of aircrafts, baggage, mail and cargo in accordance […]

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Sabre chose refund.me App as the Best

refund.me Is Top App According to Sabre Travel Network refund.me, the international service provider which helps passengers claim their right to compensation for flight delays, cancellations, missed connections and diversions, has been awarded the Top Sabre Red Appy by Sabre Travel Network. refund.me was one of eight pre-selected finalists for the award and was ultimately […]

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Boeing Updates its Statement on 787 Investigation

Boeing welcomes the progress being made in the 787 investigation discussed today by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in Washington, D.C. The regulatory and investigative agencies in the U.S. and Japan have dedicated substantial resources to these investigations, and we appreciate their effort and leadership. Boeing continues to assist the NTSB and the […]

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Boeing Releases a Statement on FAA 787 Action

Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney issued the following statement today after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an emergency airworthiness directive that requires U.S. 787 operators to temporarily cease operations and recommends other regulatory agencies to follow suit: “The safety of passengers and crew members who fly aboard Boeing airplanes is our […]

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11.5 Million Flew with Austrian Airlines in 2012

The Austrian Airlines Group increased the number of passengers carried in the entire year 2012 by 1.8 percent from the prior-year level to a total of 11.5 million passengers. The passenger load factor was up by 3.8 percentage points, rising to 77.5 percent. Capacity as measured by available seat kilometers (ASK) was reduced by 4.0 percent, whereas […]

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Bombardier to Run INNOVIA System at Madrid-Barajas Airport for 10 More Years

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation announced today that it has signed a contract with AENA Aeropuertos Españoles S.A. to continue to provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services for the BOMBARDIER INNOVIA APM (automated people mover) system at Madrid-Barajas International Airport. The 10-year contract is valued at approximately 41 million euro ($54 million US) and has […]

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Boeing Completes Sale of First 777 to Republic of Iraq

Boeing delivered a 777-200LR to the Republic of Iraq, marking the beginning of Boeing’s renewed partnership with the country. The airplane touched down at Baghdad International Airport and was welcomed with a traditional water cannon salute. The ceremony was attended by senior government leaders, including His Excellency Hadi al-Ameri, Iraqi Minister for Transportation, and U.S. […]

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Boeing, WestJet Celebrate Airline’s 100th Next-Generation 737

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and WestJet celebrated the 100th Next-Generation 737 to join the Calgary-based airline’s fleet Friday. WestJet began in 1996 with three Boeing 737-200s serving five cities and has grown into Canada’s largest low-fare airline serving 81 destinations across Canada, the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America. With today’s delivery of a Boeing […]

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Wizz Air Celebrates 50 Million Passengers

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost, low-fare airline connecting Western and Eastern Europe, today celebrated its 50 millionth passenger carried in its successful 8 year history. The lucky passenger was traveling from Warsaw Modlin to London. Polish born Anna Wilson, living in London and married with a UK citizen, is Wizz Air’s passenger number 50 million […]

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Boeing, Aviana Announce Order for Three 787 Dreamliners

Boeing and Avianca Airlines, Colombia’s flagship airline, today announced an order for three 787 Dreamliners. The order was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website and is valued at approximately $620 million at published list prices. Today’s order brings Avianca’s total 787 order count to 15 Dreamliners, which includes the […]