New Trends in Spring Festival Travel Rush Spring Festival travel rush started Monday, unleashing Chinas largest seasonal migration of people as families reunite for the most important traditional holiday. Jan. 22, 2019 Guiyang-Dazhou-Boao Flight to Be Opened A new Guiyang-Dazhou-Boao flight will be opened by Colorful Guizhou Airlines on Feb 1. It will fly every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, using an E190 aircraft. Jan. 22, 2019 Direct Flight to Link Jinan, Helsinki A direct flight will connect Jinan, the capital city of eastern Chinas Shandong province, and Finlands Helsinki and Vantaa, Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport announced. Jan. 22, 2019 Delta Air Lines Plans More China Flights Delta Air Lines, an Atlanta-based major US carrier, said it is confident on the long-term growth potential of Sino-US aviation market and will continue to launch new flights, spurred by robust demand, despite the overcapacity of the market and the ongoing Sino-US trade dispute. Jan. 22, 2019 Passenger Detained for Attempting to Hijack Russian Plane A passenger was detained on Tuesday for attempting to hijack a Russian airliner en route from the Siberian city of Surgut to Moscow, the Russian Investigative Committee said in a statement. Jan. 22, 2019 Krimson Appoints Getahun Seifeselassie as Flight Operations Supervisor Krimson, the Ethiopia-based aviation services company, has appointed Getahun Seifeselassie to the role of flight operations supervisor with immediate effect. The new position has been created in response to Krimsons continued strengthening of market position in Ethiopia and the east Africa region. A rise in demand for local ground handling in Ethiopia, the corresponding increased demand for overflight permissions since the opening of Eritrean airspace, and the growth in requests for trip planning services across east Africa from international and intra-continental clients, have all contributed to the expanding companys need for a dedicated flight operation supervisor position. Jan. 22, 2019 Airline Increases Weekly Flights by 40% and Adds Its Seventh Aircraft to the Fleet Today Swoop released its full summer schedule with non-stop flights available for booking from April 28, 2019 through October 26, 2019. Along with three new destinations of London ON, Kelowna BC and Oakland CA, the schedule boasts five new domestic markets, two new transborder markets and an extension of two international routes. Jan. 22, 2019 Airbus Launches Quantum Computing Challenge to Transform the Aircraft Lifecycle Airbus has launched a global competition in quantum computing, inviting experts to propose and develop solutions, for complex optimisation and modelisation across the full aircraft life-cycle, using newly available computing capabilities. Jan. 22, 2019 Emirates and flydubai Partnership Reaches New Heights The strategic partnership between Dubais two airlines, Emirates and flydubai, continues to open up the world for travellers since its launch 14 months ago, and is set to grow even further in 2019 with new codeshare destinations to be added. Jan. 23, 2019 Lufthansa Group Invests in Artificial Intelligence Partnership with Hopper The Lufthansa Group and the Lufthansa Innovation Hub have entered into a research alliance with Hopper focused on the subject of artificial intelligence. They have thus finalized their third technology-related investment within a year, following investments in the startups Fleet Logistics and Jan. 21, 2019 Africas Top 10 Tech Start-Ups Selected for #Africa4Future Accelerator Programme Airbus and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) have announced the top 10 African tech start-ups that will take part in the latest Airbus Bizlab #Africa4Future accelerator programme. They were selected after an open public pitch event in front of experts, potential investors, the media and other stakeholders in Kenyas capital city. Jan. 17, 2019 More Than 500 Flights Canceled As Winter Storm Hits Chicago More than 500 flights were canceled at Chicagos two international airports on Saturday as a powerful winter storm hit central and northeastern United States. Jan. 20, 2019 China Expects 73 Million Air Trips During Spring Festival Travel Rush China is expected to see an increased number of air trips during the upcoming Spring Festival travel rush, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Jan. 19, 2019 Taiyuan Opens Flight to Siem Reap Taiyuan Wusu International Airport launched its first international flight for 2019, the Taiyuan-Siem Reap route, on Jan 16. Jan. 18, 2019 Swoop Completes Its Mexico Route Launches Today Swoop celebrates its final of four inaugural flights to Mexico this January. Flight WO604 departs from Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) at 11:00 a.m. PST and arrives at Mazatlán International Airport (MZT) at 4:19 p.m. PST. Jan. 20, 2019 KlasJet Becomes a Leading Player in Business Aviation European business aviation company KlasJet has finished 2018 with a big bang. The company has extended its fleet with three Boeing 737-500s. Growth of the fleet is one of the cornerstones of KlasJets strategic goals in 2019. New aircraft enable the company to further extend bespoke services and experiences, tailored to sophisticated customers needs. Expansion is set to continue in 2019 with plans to purchase four more Boeings. Jan. 18, 2019 WestJet Enters Global Era with Dreamliner Arrival WestJets first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, named in honour of the airlines chairman and founder, Clive Beddoe, is now on its way to WestJets hometown of Calgary today, marking a new global era for Canadas favourite airline. Jan. 21, 2019 Cooperation and Innovation Pivotal to Delivering Flight for All Heightened regional cooperation and cutting edge technologies will be crucial to the delivery of sustainable air connectivity to all communities, ICAO Council President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu declared this week at Indias Global Aviation Summit in Mumbai. Jan. 17, 2019 Indianapolis to Host Routes Americas 2020 The capital of Indiana will host the Routes Americas 2020 air service development conference. Jan. 17, 2019 CDB Aviation Reports Record Activity and Growth in 2018, Executing Transactions for 107 Aircraft CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited (CDB Leasing), announced today a record year for 2018, in which the company executed transactions involving 107 aircraft, rapidly accelerating business to support the continued growth of its industry-leading leasing platform. Jan. 17, 2019 Sheremetyevo Entered the Top 10 Busiest Airports in Europe Sheremetyevo International Airport showed the largest growth in 2018 and joined the TOP 10 busiest airports in Europe according to Bloomberg. Jan. 17, 2019 Pula Aviation Widens Its Business Aviation Portfolio Guernsey based Pula Aviation Ltd, parent company of Centreline AV Ltd, is expanding its footprint in business aviation with the announcement today (17th January) that it has acquired 100% of the share capital of ASG Ltd. a Guernsey based operation which specialises in business and general aviation maintenance and executive ground handling, and the sale and acquisition of business aircraft. Jan. 17, 2019 China Eastern Plans to Fly with Airbus350 Seen from the official website of China Eastern Airlines, it will operate Shanghai - Sydney air route with Airbus 350-900 (short as A350) per day since March 31 this year. Jan. 18, 2019 CAPSE: Chinas Top 5 Airports with Best Services in Q4 2018 CAPSE (Civil Aviation Passenger Service Evaluation) has released its latest Airlines and Airports Service Evaluation Reports for the fourth quarter of 2018 on January 10. Jan. 18, 2019 CAPSE: Xiamen Airlines Voted as Chinas Best Airline by Air Travelers in Q4 2018 CAPSE (Civil Aviation Passenger Service Evaluation) has released its latest Airlines and Airports Service Evaluation Reports for the fourth quarter of 2018 on January 10. Jan. 18, 2019 Lufthansas Austrian Airlines to Spend US$228 Million to Expand Airbus Fleet Lufthansas Austrian Airlines said on Thursday it will invest EUR 200 million(US$228 million) to expand its Airbus fleet to compete with fast growing low-cost carriers. Jan. 17, 2019 Vietnam Tour Operator Vietravel to Launch New Airline Vietnam is on course to have its sixth domestic airline after tour operator Vietravel said it plans to start a carrier. The announcement came just as potential rival Bamboo Airways began its first flights in one of the worlds fastest-growing aviation markets. Jan. 17, 2019 Specific Airline Problems Need Specific Measures: IATA Chief on Jet Airways Crisis#160; Global airlines grouping IATA is monitoring the situation of the crisis-ridden Jet AirwaysNSE 5.78 % but feels that the specific problems of an airline need to be solved by specific measures, its chief Alexandre de Juniac has said. Jan. 17, 2019 Flights Between Baku and Beijing to Be Increased Azerbaijan Airlines, Azerbaijan Tourism Bureau and the leading Chinese travel company - ETI-Holidays (Beijing HUAYUAN International Travel Co, LTD) signed a trilateral memorandum of understanding in Beijing. Jan. 17, 2019 United Airlines to Buy More Boeing 733 MAX, 777 Passenger Jets U.S. top aircraft manufacturer Boeing Company disclosed new orders from United Airlines to buy 24 additional 737 MAX and four 777-300ER passenger planes. Jan. 17, 2019