aviation

India's SpiceJet to buy 205 Boeing jets in 22-billion-dollar deal

Indian budget airline SpiceJet will purchase 205 planes worth 22 billion dollars from US manufacturer Boeing, one of the biggest orders ever made by an Indian airline, according to an agreement...

Croatia Airlines sells 5 slots at Heathrow

Croatia Airlines (CA) has sold five of its nine slots at London's Heathrow airport to the US Delta Airlines for US$ 19.5 million, the Croatian national air carrier told Hina on Thursday.

Britain's Heathrow sets new record with 76 million passengers in 2016

Britain's Heathrow Airport, Europe's busiest air travel hub, on Wednesday reported a new record of 76 million passengers last year, up 1 per cent from 2015.

Airbus sets record with 2016 commercial aircraft deliveries

Airbus delivered a record 688 commercial aircraft in 2016 on the back of strong operational performance and a robust market, the airline manufacturer said Wednesday.

More than 600 flights cancelled due to snowfall in Istanbul

Heavy snowfall in Istanbul has prompted major delays at Turkey's largest airport, where all domestic flights have been cancelled up to Sunday night, according to airlines and Turkish media.

Mozambican plane collides with unknown object; drone suspected

A passenger plane with Mozambique’s LAM airline suffered damage after apparently colliding with an unknown object this week, the airline said Friday.

Not all bad news: 2016 one of safest years for flying on record

For many, 2016 was a year of bad news, but flight safety experts in Germany and the Netherlands have pointed out one positive: Flying is becoming increasingly safer.

Russia rules out explosion as cause of plane crash that killed 92

Russian investigators have ruled out an explosion as the likely cause of a military plane crash this week, the head of the armed forces' aviation safety service said Thursday.

Direct flights between Osijek and Stuttgart to start as of May 2017

Executives of Osijek Airport and German low-cost airline Eurowings on Wednesday signed an agreement to launch direct passenger flights between the eastern Croatian city of Osijek and the...

Lightning forces emergency landing amid heavy storms over Scandinavia

Lightning struck two airplanes headed to Copenhagen during a Boxing Day storm, forcing one of them to make an emergency landing on the Danish island of Bornholm, police reported Tuesday.

Black box recovered from crashed Russian plane

The flight data recorder from a Russian Tu-154 military plane that crashed into the Black Sea on the weekend has been recovered, the Defence Ministry said Tuesday.

Russia: plane crash probably not terrorism

Russian investigators are not considering terrorism among the most likely causes of a military plane crash believed to have killed more than 90 people, Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said Monday...

First bodies from Russian plane crash taken to Moscow

The first bodies of victims from a Russian military plane crash in the Black Sea off the coast of Sochi were flown to Moscow on Monday.

Russia says no sign of survivors after plane crashes with 93 aboard

The Russian Defence Ministry said that "no survivors are seen" from the Tu-154 military plane that crashed on Sunday in the Black Sea off the coast of Sochi.

Report: 10-year-old girl dies in Ireland after transatlantic flight

A ten-year-old girl who fell ill during a transatlantic flight from Canada to Britain has died in hospital in Limerick in Ireland, Irish broadcaster RTE reported Sunday.