Myanmar State-owned Airline to Extend Wing to Chinas Chengdu Myanmar National Airlines (MNA), a State-owned airline, will extend wing to Chinas Chengdu, a report quoted a chief executive officer of the airline as reporting Friday. Aug. 18, 2017 Flying Horses Spotted at Budapest Airport Fourteen racehorses bred in Hungary were flown to China last week, on board a Cargolux Boeing 747. The Friesian and Shagya Arabian horses, trained specifically for combined driving, took off from Budapest Airport in special freight containers, accompanied by a team of carers and vets, on their way to a new owner, via Luxembourg. Aug. 17, 2017 AviaAM Leasing acquires and sells Airbus A321-211 AviaAM Leasing, a Warsaw Stock Exchange listed aircraft leasing company, announced having acquired one Airbus A321 aircraft which was then subsequently delivered to one of its customers under the lease to purchase agreement. Aug. 16, 2017 Aeroflot Receives the 6th Brand-new Airbus from AviaAM Financial Leasing China AviaAM Leasing, a Warsaw Stock Exchange listed aircraft leasing company, announced that its joint venture with the Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA) - AviaAM Financial Leasing China - has delivered the 6th Airbus A320 family aircraft. Aug. 16, 2017 German Government Calls for Quick Air Berlin Deal The German government wants insolvent Air Berlins management to strike a quick deal to sell its assets to other airlines, a senior government official said on Thursday. Aug. 17, 2017 Brazil to Ask for WTO Panel on Bombardier Subsidies Brazils will ask the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Friday to set up a dispute settlement panel to rule on its complaint that Canada is subsidizing the CSeries planes made by Bombardier Inc, the Brazilian foreign ministry said. Aug. 17, 2017 FAA 2017 Airport Improvement Grants Top $2.1 Billion To-date FAA has announced US$2.1 billion in airport improvement program (AIP) grants thus far in 2017, covering 1,351 grants to over 1,200 US airports, according to the US Department of Transportation (DOT). Construction and repairs for 564 runways and 475 taxiways fall within the scope of the new projects. Aug. 17, 2017 American Airlines Faces Lawsuit Over Vicious Attendant Destroying Womans Wedding Dress American Airlines faced a lawsuit Tuesday after a woman alleged that the airlines flight attendant deliberately destroyed her wedding dress in August 2015. The court papers claimed Yewande Oteh of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, decided to sue the airline after it failed to prevent or investigate the incident. Aug. 17, 2017 Cathay Spurns Budget Route to Health as CEO Bets on Service Cathay isnt going to embrace the discount-fare revolution. Aug. 16, 2017 Korean Air Sees Steep Drop in China Traffic in 2Q After receiving its third Boeing 787-9 in July, Korean Air launched 3X-weekly service between Incheon-Madrid and 4X-weekly service between Incheon-Beijing in early August. With the Madrid route, Korean Air looks to build on the 18% year-over-year (YOY) increase in European passenger revenue the airline saw in the second quarter. The Beijing route, however, flies in the face of declines in China passenger revenue (down 26% YOY) and China traffic (down 27% YOY). Aug. 17, 2017 Air Berlin in Talks with Three Possible Asset Buyers - CEO in FAZ Insolvent German airline Air Berlin is in talks with a total of three aviation firms, including Lufthansa, to find buyers for its assets, Chief Executive Thomas Winkelmann told Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), without naming names. Aug. 17, 2017 El Al Israel Airlines Details Boeing 787 Cabin Plans El Al Israel Airlines is preparing to take delivery of its first Boeing 787, which will include ViaSat Wi-Fi, a new premium-economy cabin and lie-flat business-class seats supplied by Recaro. Aug. 17, 2017 Shree Airlines Joins Bombardiers Family of CRJ Series Aircraft Operators Bombardier Commercial Aircraft congratulates Shree Airlines on the launch of a new regional jet service with CRJ Series aircraft. Aug. 16, 2017 Etihad Airways Partners with Indian Designer Manish Arora at Lakmé Fashion Week Etihad Airways and Lakmé Fashion Week today announced a collaboration with one of the most lauded and inspiring international contemporary designers, Paris-based Manish Arora, who returns to the prestigious Mumbai fashion event after more than five years. Aug. 15, 2017 Cathay Pacific 1H Losses Deepen on Competition, Fuel Costs Cathay Pacific has plunged further into the red for the first half of 2017, and is pinning its hopes on a transformation plan to help counter surging competition. Aug. 16, 2017 Manchester Airport Lounge Turned Away Minnie Mouse T-shirt Family A family on their way to Disney World were refused entry to an airport lounge because they were wearing Minnie Mouse T-shirts. Aug. 17, 2017 Private Airlines Ask for More Money to Fly Heavy Passengers on domestic flights will now have to shell out more for excess baggage on private airlines, as the Delhi High Court today quashed a Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) order limiting excess baggage charges to Rs 100 a kilogram till 20 kg. Aug. 17, 2017 American Airlines to Begin Nonstop Flights from PHL to Budapest and Prague and Restore a Daily Nonstop Flight to Zurich American Airlines will begin nonstop flights to Budapest and to Prague in May from Philadelphia. American will also bring back a daily nonstop flight to Zurich, Switzerland, which had ended last year. Aug. 16, 2017 Ryanair Adds More Connecting Flights Irish LCC Ryanair has doubled its connecting flights at Milan Bergamo from 25 to 50 routes, marking the latest step in a wider expansion in Ryanair-to-Ryanair connections. Aug. 16, 2017 Surging Expenses Drive Down US Airlines 1H 2017 Earnings US airlines expenses grew at more than twice the rate of revenue in the 2017 first half, leading to a 23.3% year-over-year (YOY) decline in pre-tax profitability. Aug. 16, 2017 Scientists Potentially Narrow MH370 Search Area to 3 Spots Scientists have potentially narrowed the search area for the missing Malaysian airliner to three specific locations in the southern Indian Ocean through new satellite and drift analysis of the 2014 crash released Wednesday. Aug. 17, 2017 Global Airlines Inbound On-time Performance Report for July 2017 This report reflects on-time arrival performance of major global carriers as well as Asia-Pacific and Mainland Chinese carriers. The report is based on the flight status data acquired by VariFlight (Feeyo Technology Co. Ltd.) in July 2017. Aug. 17, 2017 Southwest China Airports Performance in July In July 2017, the passenger flow of airports under CAAC Southwest Regional Administration was 16.5101 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 7.87%. Yunnan airports cluster had the largest passenger flow of 5.31 million. Airports in Tibet had the largest year-on-year growth rate of 11.26%. Aug. 16, 2017 Airbnb Will Quadruple Its China Tech Team to Target Millennials Airbnb Inc. is ramping up its investment in China, quadrupling its engineering team over the next 12 months to focus on affluent millennials whore increasingly exploring the worlds second largest economy. Aug. 15, 2017 Thai Airways Sinks to 1H Loss on Weak 2Q Performance A weaker second-quarter performance has dealt a setback to Thai Airways financial turnaround efforts, dragging the carrier into the red for the first half of the year. Aug. 15, 2017 Deltas US$1,000 Surcharge for A350 Delta One Business Class Delta Air Lines will slug passengers booked into its new Airbus A350 Delta One business class suites with a surcharge as high as US$1,000 on a return ticket for travel between the USA and South Korea. Aug. 15, 2017 SWISS Phases out Final Avro RJ100 Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) phased out its last Avro RJ100 with a special flight from Geneva to Zurich Aug. 15. Aug. 15, 2017 Air Berlin Files for Insolvency as Etihad Pulls Funding Plug Air Berlin Plc filed for insolvency after leading shareholder Etihad Airways PJSC withdrew its financial support, marking the second failure of a major European airline in four months after the Persian Gulf carrier pulled the plug on funding Italys Alitalia SpA in May. Aug. 15, 2017 Changi T4 Trials Robot Cleaners Robotic cleaning technology is undergoing trials in the new Terminal 4 (T4) at Singapore Changi airport. Aug. 15, 2017 Azul Grows International Network, Partnerships Azul Brazilian Airlines will add two more Brazil-Florida routes in December and has reached an expanded codeshare agreement with New York-based JetBlue Airways. Aug. 15, 2017