Ethiopian temporarily pulls the 787 out of service

Following the directive of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Ethiopian has decided to temporarily pull its B787 Dreamliners out of service for precautionary inspection on Thursday, January 17, 2013. The US FAA issued a directive on January 16, 2013 that mandates operators to perform special inspection requirements on the Dreamliner airplane battery system in … Read more

Hawaiian to Launch Taipei-Honolulu Service in July

Hawaiian Airlines announced plans to launch nonstop service between Taipei, Taiwan and Honolulu in July 2013, further extending the airline’s strategic expansion into Asia. The new service, which would operate three times a week, capitalizes on the extension of the U.S. Visa Waiver Program to cover citizens of Taiwan. “We have long known that there is demand for a Hawai’i vacation in Taiwan, but … Read more

CityJet new routes to Dresden and Paderborn

CityJet will launch two new routes this summer into Germany, Dresden and Paderborn from April 2013. Flights to Dresden will commence from 28 March 2013 and services to Paderborn will commence on 22 April 2013. CityJet will operate 6-times weekly services to both destinations with schedules designed to benefit a significant inbound market looking for … Read more

Qantas makes further enhancements to domestic network

Qantas will deploy Boeing 767 aircraft with new interiors and individual in-flight entertainment on all weekday flights between Brisbane and Perth from 31 March 2013. Qantas will also bring forward its deployment of wide-body Airbus A330s aircraft on all weekday Sydney-Perth flights by over a month. Qantas Domestic Chief Executive Officer Lyell Strambi, said the … Read more