China’s first homegrown passenger jet makes maiden commercial flight

China's first domestically produced passenger jet, the C919, took off on its maiden commercial flight on Sunday, a milestone event in the nation's decades-long effort to compete with Western rivals in the air.    

China Eastern Airlines flight MU9191 rose into the skies above Shanghai Hongqiao Airport just after 10:30 a.m., footage from state broadcaster CCTV showed.    

Sky Express to enhance ties with cruise industry

Greek airline Sky Express is returning to the Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum for a second time, hoping to strengthen ties with the cruise industry.

Sky Express has been on a steady upward course, with the addition of two Airbus A321neo aircraft in the second quarter of 2023, enabling the airline to connect the world with 34 enchanting Greek destinations.

Air France, Airbus face trial over 2009 Rio-Paris disaster

Air France and aircraft maker Airbus go on trial in Paris today on charges of involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 crash of a flight from Brazil, killing all 228 people aboard.

The case focuses on alleged insufficient pilot training and a defective speed monitoring probe, which was quickly replaced on planes worldwide in the months after the accident.

THY targets double-digit growth this year, says executive

Turkish Airlines (THY) aims to achieve double-digit growth rates this year and in 2023, the chairman of the company's board and the executive committee has said.

"We are working hard to meet strong demand for domestic and international flights," Ahmet Bolat told reporters on a flight that marked the launch of the flag carrier's flights to Seattle.

NATO fighter tracks Air Serbia Moscow-Belgrade flight: "Serbia will seek explanation"

"The plane was three hours and 20 minutes late. Not far from the Russian border with Latvia, we were warned to try to visually identify the plane next to ours. There was a military fighter. Russian air traffic control asked our pilot to visually identify the fighter, flying just a kilometer below our plane near the border of Latvia.