Air Serbia Gets First A330 For Intercontinental Service

Air Serbia welcomed the arrival of its first widebody jet at Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla Airport, as the airline looks to a new era of intercontinental flying from the Balkans. The jet, an Airbus A330-200, was greeted with a customary water cannon salute and will be used to launch a 5 times weekly Belgrade – New York … Continue reading

Gulf Carriers Focus On North America

The big 3 Gulf carriers – Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways- have reaffirmed their focus on the North American market. Amid lobbying from rivals American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines against US expansion by the Middle Eastern airlines, all 3 are moving ahead with introducing new destinations and deploying their flagship products.   … Continue reading

Vistara Unveiled, To Take Off In October 2014

Tata Sons Limited and Singapore Airlines today announced that their new joint venture airline in India will be named Vistara, with first flights to begin in October 2014. Headquartered in Delhi, the airline will operate the Airbus A320 jet, with plans for a 20-aircraft fleet by the fifth year of operation.   The name is … Continue reading

AirAsia India Takes Off, Eyes Growth Amid Difficult Landscape

AirAsia India, the latest affiliate carrier to join the AirAsia Group, completed its maiden flight today with promises of more seats and low fares. Flight I5 1320 took off from Bangalore at 1510 hrs, arriving in Goa an hour later at 1625 hrs, with the bright red Airbus A320 cutting a striking figure at the … Continue reading

Thai Airways Receives B777-300ER With New Onboard Product

Thai Airways International boosted its widebody aircraft fleet earlier this week with the delivery of a new Boeing 777-300ER jet. Named ‘Philavan’ and registered HS-TKK, the aircraft is the first of 8 leased from Singapore’s BOC Aviation and features an improved cabin product.   The airline has elected to configure the jet in a 2-class layout, with … Continue reading