Cathay Dragons Newest Inflight Menu Is Inspired by the Taste of Home Cathay Dragon customers can enjoy an array of local delicacies onboard selected flights after the airline announced the latest edition of its Hong Kong Delights inflight menu featuring four Hong Kong favourites - puff pastry egg tart, pineapple bun with butter, cocktail bun and Hong Kong-style milk tea. Wholly committed to providing passengers with a high-quality and wide-ranging inflight dining experience, the airlines professional catering team is constantly exploring new and innovative culinary techniques in order to delight. Mar. 22, 2017 Etihad Airways and Norland Celebrate the Graduation of the 2000th Flying Nanny Etihad Airways has celebrated the graduation of its 2000th Flying Nanny, continuing its relationship with Norland, the respected UK-based higher education college which specialises in early years education. Mar. 23, 2017 CALC Delivers Two Airbus A320 to AirAsia Group China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited (CALC or the Group), a full value-chain aircraft solutions provider for global airlines, is pleased to announce that the Group has completed the deliveries of one Airbus A320 each to AirAsia Berhad and Thai AirAsia. Mar. 23, 2017 VariFlight: Highlights of Summery Report of the Development of Chinas Domestic Airports 2016 VariFlight published Summery Report of the Development of Chinas Domestic Airports 2016 on January 9th, 2017. Mar. 23, 2017 UN Aviation Agency Urges Balance of Security Risk, Safety in Electronics Ban The United Nations aviation agency on Wednesday urged regulators to weigh security and safety, after the United States and Britain imposed restrictions on several carry-on electronic devices on planes coming from certain airports in Muslim majority countries. Mar. 22, 2017 Bolstered BBGA Adapts to New Landscape: Meets at Luton Hoofor 43rd Annual Meeting Embracing change was the theme of the British Business and General Aviation Associations annual conference on March 9th, exploring the ways in which the industry today is not the same as it was five years ago -- on a number of levels -- in technology, the environment, and in politics. Ahead of the UK government triggering Article 50 on March 29th, Brexit was high on the agenda. Mar. 23, 2017 JetBlue Brings Culinary Empire Milk Bar to Its Mint Premium Experience JetBlue today announced the introduction of its newest JetBlue Mint partner, New York City-based Milk Bar, which celebrates both Milk Bars irresistible culinary treats and the undeniable fun of this iconic brand. Beginning in April, all JetBlue Mint travelers will be delighted with a pre-arrival Milk Bar cookie. On Mint redeye flights Milk Bars HardBody green juice (a selection from Milk Bars LIFE line of healthy products) and well-known Bagel Rounds will be served in a Milk Bar to-go bag. These new additions come as JetBlue continues to refresh its Mint experience as the premium service touches down in new destinations from east to west coast this year. Mar. 22, 2017 Garuda Indonesia Group Books Net Income of US$9.35 Million for 2016, Maintaining Positive Performance National airline PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk and its subsidiaries maintained positive performance throughout 2016 with a net profit of US$9.36 million, or the equivalent of IDR 124.5 Billion (exchange rate IDR 13.300 per US$), while carrying a total of 35 million passengers on both Garuda Indonesia and Citilink Indonesia. Mar. 22, 2017 Cathay Dragon Website to Merge into Cathay Pacific Website The Cathay Dragon website (formerly will soon be merged into the Cathay Pacific website ( in a move that will provide customers of both airlines with a more seamless online experience. Mar. 22, 2017 Ethiopian Airlines to Launch Cargo Services to Ahmedabad Ethiopian Airlines, the largest cargo operator in Africa, announced the addition of Ahmedabad, a fifth cargo gateway to India, to its global cargo network as of March 28, 2017. Mar. 22, 2017 Malaysia Airlines Seeks New Widebody Planes as Jets Fill up Malaysia Airlines is looking to lease widebody planes to boost its network from next year and will make a decision on a order of new planes for delivery from 2019 later this year, the carriers chief executive told Reuters. Mar. 22, 2017 SWISS Converts Five Bombardier CS100s to CS300s Lufthansa subsidiary Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is to convert five more Bombardier CSeries 100s to the larger CS300. Mar. 22, 2017 LATAM Airlines Taps New CEO for Brazilian Operations LATAM Airlines Group SA, the biggest carrier in South America, on Wednesday named a new chief executive of its shrinking operation in Brazil, where a deep recession has battered profitability in recent years. Mar. 22, 2017 Finnair Suspends Miami Route on Aircraft, Crew Shortage Oneworld carrier Finnair has been forced to suspend its Helsinki-Miami service for summer 2017 and cut Helsinki-Chicago frequencies, citing a temporary shortage of aircraft and crew. Mar. 22, 2017 Father of Germanwings Pilot Seeks to Clear Sons Name Two years after the Germanwings plane crash in southern France, the father of the pilot is seeking to restore his sons name, telling a German paper that Andreas Lubitzs actions were not premeditated. Mar. 22, 2017 Germany Says Has No Plans to Restrict Electronics on Some Flights Germany said on Wednesday it has no plans to introduce restrictions on carry-on electronic devices on planes coming from some Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa, as the United States and Britain have announced. Mar. 22, 2017 Sex Offender Admits Groping Woman on International Flight A registered sex offender has admitted that he improperly touched a sleeping woman aboard a flight from Israel to the U.S. Mar. 22, 2017 Washington National Airport to Start US$1 Billion Expansion This Summer A new 14-gate concourse will be added to Washington National Airport (DCA) by 2021 as part of a US$1 billion expansion project. Mar. 22, 2017 Accident: Total AT42 at Coari on Mar. 20th 2017, Runway Excursion A Total Linhas Aereas Avions de Transport Regional ATR-42-500, registration PR-TTH performing a flight from Coari, AM to Coari Urucu, AM (Brazil) with 4 people on board, landed at Urucu Airport in Coari in night conditions and during heavy rain at about 22:45L (Mar 21st 02:45Z) but veered off the runway and came to a stop in the adjacent forest. There were no injuries, the aircraft sustained substantial damage. Mar. 22, 2017 Incident: Virgin Atlantic B744 at London on Mar 22nd 2017, Lightning Strike A Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400, registration G-VLIP performing flight VS-65 from London Gatwick,EN (UK) to Montego Bay (Jamaica), was climbing out of Gatwicks runway 26L when the crew suspected a lightning strike and stopped the climb at FL130. The aircraft dumped fuel and returned to Gatwick for a safe landing on runway 26L about one hour after departure. Mar. 22, 2017 Hainan Airways Adds Extra Weekly Beijing-Manchester Flight Hainan Airways is to add a fifth weekly direct flight between Beijing and Manchester from June. Mar. 22, 2017 Not My Laptop! Airline Passengers Hit The Device Doldrums As the indignities of modern air travel go, the latest ban on laptops and tablets on some international flights falls somewhere between having to take off your ratty shoes at the security checkpoint and having your baby food and milk tested for bomb residue. Mar. 22, 2017 Israels El Al Airlines Swings to Loss in Q4, Revenue Down El Al Israel Airlines swung to a loss in the fourth quarter as revenue dropped, due in part to a pilots protest that led to costly flight disruptions and a squeeze from exchange rates. Mar. 22, 2017 Boeing Schedules 787-10s First Flight for March 31 Boeing plans to conduct the first flight of the 787-10, the third and largest Dreamliner variant, on March 31 from North Charleston, South Carolina. Mar. 22, 2017 Vietnam Suspends Air Controller for Sleeping on Duty Vietnams aviation authority has suspended three air traffic controllers, including one who fell asleep while on duty, for causing delays for two flights. Mar. 21, 2017 FedEx Express to Launch Liege-Memphis Flight FedEx Express will begin operating a new flight linking TNTs European air hub in Liège to the FedEx World Hub in Memphis, beginning in early April 2017. Mar. 21, 2017 Report: American Airlines May Invest US$200 Million in China Southern American Airlines, the worlds largest air carrier, may be preparing to invest US$200 million in China Southern Airlines Co. Mar. 23, 2017 Lufthansa Techniks International Growth Continues in 2016 Lufthansa Technik AG, headquartered in Hamburg, continued its track record for international growth in 2016 and produced a good result with significantly more investment. The increase in revenue with non-group companies overcompensated the decline in internal orders. Mar. 22, 2017 CITLE Offers Market Entry to Western China The 17th China International Transportation Logistics Expo (CITLE), which takes place in Chengdu from June 28 to 30, 2017, offers companies of all sizes support to successfully enter the market in western China. In addition to a high-quality conference programme and opportunities to strengthen contacts, special inspection tours of the regional logistics centres also form part of the expo. The transport logistic Cluster at Messe München (the Munich exhibition company) is CITLEs cooperation partner for international exhibitors and acts as a door-opener to the largest trading centre in western China. Mar. 22, 2017 HNA Tower Buy Reflects NYC Confidence HNA Groups US$2.2 billion purchase of a Manhattan office tower shows that the Chinese appetite for New York real estate -- and trophy assets -- is still there, real estate analysts said. Mar. 22, 2017