MAC board approves MSP Airport’s 2040 Long-Term Plan
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by Bruce Drum
13h ago
The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) board approved the long-term plan for Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) today. The MSP Airport 2040 Long-Term Plan outlines potential projects to improve the terminals, parking facilities and airfield to accommodate passenger growth and other changes in aviation activity over the next two decades. ​MSP is the 19th busiest airport in North America by passenger traffic based on the latest annual data by Airports Council International. The long-term plan is based on a forecast that the airport will serve approximately 56 million passe ..read more
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Air Premia launches new service on the San Francisco-Seoul Incheon route, operating four times weekly
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by Bruce Drum
15h ago
Air Premia Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner HL8388 (msn 66409) LAX (Brian Worthington). Image: 963323. Air Premia has started operating flights between San Francisco and Seoul Incheon four times a week, expanding the connection between the Americas and Korea. This new route marks Air Premia’s third direct connection between the continental United States and Korea, following successful launches in Los Angeles and New York. Participants taking commemorative photos at SFO airport. (From left: Hallmark aviation GM Osela Qusai, Hallmark aviation VP Ken Pierce, Air Premia C ..read more
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SmartLynx delivers an Airbus A321F freighter to Levu Air Cargo
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by Bruce Drum
15h ago
SmartLynx Airlines has launched a partnership with Brazilian Cargo solution company Levu Air Cargo (Levu). SmartLynx has signed a dry-lease agreement for one of its Airbus A321F making Levu the first company in Latin America to operate this type of aircraft. A dry-lease of SmartLynx’s A321F arrived in Recife, Brazil, last week to begin the registration process under the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil and change the aircraft number to PS-LVU. The aircraft previously operated under registration number 9H-CGD (MSN 775) for DHL Aviation in partnership with SmartLynx. All photos by Sm ..read more
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ASL Airlines Australia adds its first Boeing 737-800F freighter
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by Bruce Drum
19h ago
ASL Airlines Australia (formerly Pionair) has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737-800F (Boeing Converted Freighter) registered as VH-CYK. The aircraft type is the first to operate in Australia. More from the Stat Times: https://www.stattimes.com/air-cargo/hermes-5-joins-georgi-at-frankfurt-leipzighalle-airport-facilities-1352148?infinitescroll=1 ..read more
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Air India Express plane engine catches fire, forcing emergency landing at Bangalore airport
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by Bruce Drum
19h ago
From Fox Business: https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/air-india-express-plane-engine-catches-fire-forcing-emergency-landing-bangalore-airport Video ..read more
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WestJet launches the Calgary – Seoul route
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by Bruce Drum
2d ago
Amidst great fanfare and esteemed partners and guests, WestJet on May 17 launched its first flight to Seoul from its global hub in Calgary, establishing a direct link between Alberta and South Korea. The WestJet Group says Annyeong-haseyo to South Korea with first flight between Calgary and Seoul. (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership) The departure of WestJet flight 86 underscores the airline’s commitment to expanding its 787 global hub at YYC Calgary International Airport, fostering greater ties between Alberta’s vibrant visitor economy and Asia’s ..read more
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Ethiopian inaugurates transformed Addis Ababa domestic terminal, doubling its capacity
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by Bruce Drum
2d ago
Ethiopian Airlines has announced the inauguration of its transformed Addis Ababa Bole International Airport’s Domestic Terminal. The $50 million USD expansion and renovation project has significantly upgraded the terminal, expanding its total built-up area by more than twofold to 25,750 m2 and increasing its handling capacity to twofold.  Photo: Ethiopian Airlines The newly inaugurated domestic terminal is the main connecting hub for Ethiopian domestic operations serving over 200 flights to and from the 22 domestic destinations on daily basis. The expanded terminal features modern airport ..read more
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QANTAS Freight retires its last Boeing 767 freighter
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by Bruce Drum
3d ago
QANTAS Freight-Express Freighters Australia Boeing 767-381F ER VH-EFR (msn 33510) SYD (John Adlard). Image: 922008. QANTAS announced on May 16 that the day marked the end of an era with the last scheduled service for the Boeing 767 in company colors. QANTAS Freight retired its last Boeing 767-300F (VH-EFR). QANTAS retired its last passenger Boeing 767-300 in 2014. Video: QANTAS Freight route Maps: Top Copyright Photo: QANTAS Freight-Express Freighters Australia Boeing 767-381F ER VH-EFR (msn 33510) SYD (John Adlard). Image: 922008. QANTAS Freight aircraft photo gallery: Screenshot ..read more
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QANTAS to suspend the Sydney – Shanghai route, will launch a new route from Brisbane to Manila
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by Bruce Drum
3d ago
QANTAS Airways Airbus A330-303 VH-QPI (msn 705) MEL (Nick Dean). Image: 963279. Suspension of Sydney-Shanghai service from 28 July 2024 New route from Brisbane to Manila to take off from 28 October 2024 Additional flights to Singapore and India Qantas is making a series of updates to its Asia network with schedule changes and launch of a new route. Suspension of Sydney-Shanghai flights From 28 July 2024, flights to Shanghai will be suspended due to low demand. Qantas resumed its Sydney-Shanghai service in October last year after it was paused during COVID, however demand has not recovered as ..read more
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Lufthansa’s new safety video
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by Bruce Drum
3d ago
Dear passengers, we would like to ask for your attention for the safety instructions: now with a fresh new look. Whether you know them by heart or are taking your first flight ever, we’ve created a new safety instructional video to ensure a relaxed and educational approach in a creative film that will surely have your full attention. Coming soon to more long-haul flights near you! Video ..read more
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