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Airbus Forecasts $4.6tn Global Market for Commercial Aircraft

Airbus’ new Global Services Forecast has predicted $4.6 trillion worldwide market for commercial aircraft services from 2018 to 2037. Major aircraft manufacturing company said the new analysis was based on a three-way market segmentation, respectively focusing on the aircraft, the airline operation, and the passenger experience. According to Airbus, aircraft-focused lifecycle services

Swaziland King’s Airport Fails to Attract Airlines

Swaziland's King Mswati III airport dubbed a vanity project for the King and a white elephant has failed to attract any new airlines in the four years since it opened, the kingdom's civil aviation authority has admitted. This was despite continued claims that airlines from across the world wanted to use

Ryanair ‘downplaying’ emergency landing that sent dozens to hospital after ‘nightmare’ flight, passenger says

The flight was forced to make an emergency landing due to a depressurization event, Ryanair confirmed. Some passengers reportedly experienced headaches and bleeding from the ears due to the rapid descent that followed.  (Reuters)   A Ryanair passenger is accusing the airline of deliberately “downplaying” the severity of an emergency landing on

Airlines are starting to worry about rising fuel costs

Delta cargo High fuel prices are becoming a big problem for airlines.   Delta Air Lines cut its full-year earnings outlook Thursday, a day after American Airlines warned that its costs and sales would be lower than expected last quarter. The culprit: Delta's fuel cost $654 million more in the second quarter than a year ago,

Passengers Say Spirit Airlines Left Them Stranded in ‘Trip from Hell’

  Passengers aboard a Las-Vegas-bound Spirit Airlines flight say they were left to fend for themselves after the flight was diverted to Los Angeles on Monday morning. Courtney Adkins told KTLA that she and her family of four, including a two-year-old and a four-year-old child, were traveling from Oakland, California, to Las Vegas, Nevada, when their Spirit flight was

All Hail Air Peace’s all-female crew flight

Stakeholders in the aviation industry have commended Air Peace on its first all-female crew flight with its first female captain, Sinmisola Ajibola, in command. The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, said the airline had joined the league of airlines that had operated flights with only women in charge