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Dragonair officially rebranded as Cathay Dragon

Dragonair officially rebranded as Cathay Dragon

Customers and staff herald the launch of the airline’s rebranding, which will provide a more seamless travel experience for all Dragonair has officially rebranded as Cathay Dragon, bringing the award-winning airline closer to Cathay Pacific in a launch that will provide customers with a more seamless travel experience across the airlines’ respective regional and international networks. At an unveiling ceremony ... Read More »

PIA temporarily grounds all ATR planes as CAA orders shakedown tests

PIA flight PK-661 crashes enroute to Islamabad

Civil Aviation Authority directed to ground PIA’s all 10 ATR aircrafts until shakedown tests Pakistan International Airlines has announced it has temporarily suspended its ATR operation after a crash last week killed 47 people and a second aircraft reported technical issues shortly before take off overnight. All 10 ATR planes in PIA’s fleet have been grounded after a decision by the ... Read More »

PIA plane with 47 on board crashes near Havelian

PIA flight PK-661 crashes enroute to Islamabad

Pakistan International Airlines carrying over 40 passengers crashed on the way to Islamabad from Chitral Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-661 carrying over 40 passengers crashed on the way to Islamabad from Chitral on Wednesday at 4:42pm. So far, 21 bodies have been recovered from the wreckage. PIA said PK 116 lost contact with the control tower en route to the ... Read More »

Pakistan’s new private airline Serene Air begins its operations

Senere Air Aircaft getting a water salute at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi

Serene Air will be the fourth airline to offer domestic flights in Pakistan KARACHI – Serene Air received its license to establish a private airline in Pakistan, has added the first aircraft in its opening fleet. Serene Air will soon launch its domestic operation probably in December in Pakistan and expected to get two more Boeing 747-800 NG aircraft in ... Read More »

Pakistani pilot sisters make history by co-flying Boeing 777

Pakistani pilot sisters make history by co-flying Boeing 777

PIA pilots – Maryam Masood and Erum Masood – make history by becoming first pair of sisters to fly Boeing-777s concurrently KARACHI – Two Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) pilots made history by becoming the first pair of sisters in Pakistan to fly Boeing-777 airplanes at the same time. Maryam Masood and Erum Masood made history by flying the coveted large ... Read More »

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurates PIA Premier

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurates PIA Premier

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated PIA’s Premier Service at Benazir International Airport on Independence Day. The first flight of the Premier Service departed for London. The first of the three aircraft landed at Karachi airport on August 6, and the remaining two are expected to arrive by February 2017. In a briefing, the Prime Minister was told that planes for ... Read More »

Korean Air catches fire at Tokyo Airport, passengers evacuated

Korean Air catches fire at Tokyo Airport, passengers evacuated

Korean Air evacuated passengers and crew from an aircraft preparing to take off from Japan’s Haneda Airport in Tokyo after smoke came from its left engine. There were 302 passengers and 17 crew members on board. All passengers and crew members disembarked and there were 18 people with injuries, a spokesman for Japan’s transport ministry told. The extent of the injuries isn’t ... Read More »

EgyptAir plane hijacker arrested at Cyprus airport

Egypt Air

EgyptAir hijacker demands to see ex-wife, seeks asylum in Cyprus CAIRO (Egypt) – The man who hijacked an EgyptAir plane flying between Alexandria and Cairo and ordered the pilot to divert to Larnaca in Cyprus has been arrested, according to the Cypriot foreign ministry and the airline. Its over. The #hijacker arrested. #LarnacaAirport # Egyptair — Cyprus MFA (@CyprusMFA) March 29, ... Read More »

Turkish Airlines passengers number exceeds to 9 million

According to a statement by Turkish Airlines, its passenger number increased by 11.2 percent and reached 9.2 million passengers in January and February. According to traffic data of the company for January and February, the increase in passenger number was 12.6 per cent for domestic flights and 10.2 per cent for international flights. Seat occupancy rate was 73.3 per cent, ... Read More »

Cathay Pacific 2015 profit soars 90% on low oil prices

Cathay Dragon

Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific said Wednesday that net profit for 2015 rose 90 percent, beating expectations, with the firm attributing the surge to huge savings on fuel as oil prices tumbled. Cathay Pacific Airways has posted a net profit of HK$6 billion ($774 million) for 2015, up 90.5% compared to a net profit of HK$3.15 billion for 2014. Cathay’s overall ... Read More »

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