Airbus said it will continue to build the A380 for at least another decade following a commitment from Emirates Airline to add at least 20 aircraft to its backlog. Pictured: Emirates chairman and CEO Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum and Airbus COO-customers John Leahy at the signing.
Emirates orders up to 36 A380s
Emirates Airline has announced a $16 billion deal for up to 36 additional Airbus A380s, securing production of the aircraft type for another 10 years. The commitment is for 20 A380s and 16 options, with deliveries to start in 2020. The order is valued at $16 billion at current list prices.
Incheon opens new terminal weeks before start of Pyeongchang Olympics
Lufthansa has introduced “SmartDepart” gates in Munich Airport to expedite passengers flying to Düsseldorf, Berlin/Tegel, Frankfurt and Hamburg, avoiding long waits before takeoff.
Turkey's Pegasus 737 slides off runway
A Boeing 737-800 of Turkish LCC Pegasus Airlines left the runway at Turkey’s Trabzon airport and ended up halfway down a steep embankment over the Black Sea on Jan.13. All 162 passengers and six crew escaped without injury.
ANA named ATW's 2018 Airline of the Year
All Nippon Airways (ANA), is the ATW 2018 Airline of the Year, it was announced Jan. 16. It is the second time in five years that Japan's largest and only 5-Star airline has won the top honor.
Ethiopian Airlines to relaunch Zambia Airways
Star Alliance carrier Ethiopian Airlines has finalized a strategic partnership with the Zambian government on the re-launch of Zambia Airways, taking a 45% stake in the airline.
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