Vietnam Airlines will move all its operations in Moscow to Sheremetyevo Airport as from July 2, 2019 (Photo: Vietnam Airlines) Hanoi (VNA) – National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines will move all its operations in Moscow from Domodedovo Airport to Sheremetyevo Airport as from July 2, 2019. A representative of the airline said on March 12 that the move is aimed at increasing connectivity among flights to destinations in Russia and Europe through the route network from Sheremetyevo, which is said to be the largest Russian airport in terms of passenger and freight traffic, take-off and landing operations and the capacity of the cargo facilities. When switching to Sheremetyevo, Vietnam Airlines will change the timetable of flights between Hanoi and Moscow to make them more convenient for passengers. Specifically, the flights will take off at 1:10 hours in Hanoi and 14:40 hours in Moscow. The airline will continue to use the wide-body Boeing 787 Dreamliner on this route. … [Read more...] about Vietnam Airlines to switch over to Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow
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La línea aérea American Airlines ha completado la instalación y despliegue de Wi-Fi satelital de banda ancha en sus aviones, que promete una experiencia más rápida y más efectiva. A menos que estés cómodamente sentado en primera clase, para el resto de los mortales viajar en avión no es precisamente una experiencia agradable. Por eso, tener acceso a una conexión Wi-Fi rápida y confiable puede marcar una gran diferencia, ya sea para que puedas trabajar o divertirte con alguna serie o película. Las principales aerolíneas han estado respondiendo de forma lenta pero segura a las peticiones de sus clientes para obtener una mejor conexión inalámbrica en sus vuelos, y el mayor cambio se ha producido con la introducción de sistemas basados en satélites, que ofrecen una mejor cobertura y velocidades más rápidas que las alternativas terrestres. Ahora, después de completar el … [Read more...] about Wi-Fi satelital llega a todos los aviones de American Airlines. Pero, ¿es gratis?
By Lawani Mikairu Passengers have always expressed disappointment and anger which sometimes lead to physical assault of airline’s staff each time flights are delayed, disrupted and eventually cancelled by airlines.Passengers are, however, not aware that airlines also lose millions of naira from flight delays, disruptions and cancellations. A lot of factors are responsible for these delays and cancellations such as bad weather, especially during the harmattan season which reduces visibility. FAAN to close Enugu Airport for repairs(Opens in a new browser tab) Another factor that most often lead to delays at the airports is lack of adequate infrastructures to process passengers for boarding. A situation where there is only one scanning machine and boarding gate will ultimately lead to long queue and delays. Flight disruptions and cancellation also occur when the flight schedule of an airline is deliberated disrupted by aviation union members and workers. There can also be an … [Read more...] about How domestic airlines bleed from flight delays, disruptions, cancellations
A Hong Kong Airlines passenger plane taxies on the tarmac at Hong Kong Airport in Hong Kong, China (Photo: Reuters) Singapore (VNA) – Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings has showed interest in buying Chinese conglomerate HNA’s Hong Kong-based carriers, namely Hong Kong Airlines and Hong Kong Express Airways. Last week, Temasek, the majority shareholder in Singapore Airlines Ltd, and HNA, an aviation-to-financial services conglomerate, agreed to explore business partnerships in aviation and logistics. HNA is looking to raise funds for the Hong Kong airlines and Temasek is a potential investor. A stake in Hong Kong airlines is expected to help Temasek get an aviation foothold closer to mainland China. Corrine Png, the chief executive of Crucial Perspective, a transport research firm, estimated that Hong Kong Airlines would be valued at about 1.1 billion USD and HK Express at some 300 million USD. Hong Kong Airlines has 37 mostly wide-body jets with 24 more on … [Read more...] about Singapore’s Temasek mull stakes in Hong Kong’s airlines
The revision of the size of Vietnam’s gross domestic product (GDP) for 2011-2017 is in line with international practices and serves as a foundation for the country's development path in the next 10 years, an official has said. Chief of the General Statistics Office Nguyen Bich Lam Chief of the General Statistics Office Nguyen Bich Lam made the statement at a seminar in Hanoi on December 13 to announce the results of the revision of the size of Vietnam’s gross domestic product (GDP) for 2011-2017. “As Vietnam is developing a 10-year socio-economic development strategy for 2021-30 and a five-year plan for 2021-25, it (the revision) will help the Government address the country’s future path in 5-10 years,” he told the seminar. Lam announced the revision resulted in an averaged enlargement of 25.4 percent annually of Vietnam’s economy in 2010-2017 compared to previous data, an increase of 935 trillion VND (40.5 billion USD) in GDP per year. Of … [Read more...] about Vietnam revises GDP in line with international practices