Airline Industry News

World's Shortest International Flight

1 Nov 2016

The journey from St. Gallen-Altenrhein in Switzerland to Friedrichshafen in Germany will take just eight minutes, reports CNN Business Traveller, a distance of just 20 kilometers across Lake Constance.

The new regular passenger service by Austrian airline People's Viennaline is in fact just the first hop of a longer journey on to Cologne. But even this is considerably longer than the world's shortest scheduled commercial flight, which is just two miles and is the regular Loganair flight between Westray and Papa Westray in the Orkney Islands.

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Cayman Islanders Woo Aircraft Owners

30 Oct 2016

At the NBAA convention in Orlando, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands (CAACI) has been promoting the benefits of registering an aircraft in the tax-neutral UK overseas territory.

A report by Charles Alcock of AIN says the benefits to business jet owners can include tax-free fuel, minimal bureaucracy and "a commitment to privacy".

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Private Jet Fleet Expands to 70 Aircraft

24 Oct 2016

Euroinvestor reports that VistaJet has invested $115 million in three new aircraft - a Global 6000 and two Challenger 350s.

The company has more than doubled its fleet in three years, from just 32 aircraft in 2013 to 70 today. After replacing the last of their LearJets in 2015, the average age of the company's aircraft is now less than two years.

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APO Procedure Tackles Woeful Arrivals Delays at Dubai International

23 Oct 2016

A new approach peak offload (APO) procedure at Dubai International Airport has tackled the airport's poor reputation for arrival delays, according to a report from Sananda Sahoo in The National, and the reduction in aircraft waiting time has already resulted in a reduction of carbon dioxide emissions of up to 447 tonnes a month.

At peak periods, the airport can now accommodate 34.8 arrivals per hour - an increase of more than 4.5%

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