Month: July 2014

Air Algerie MD-83 Flight 5017 With 116 On Board Crashes In Mali

Air Algerie MD-83 Flight 5017 With 116 On Board Crashes In Mali

Headline
A Air Algerie McDonnell Douglas MD-83 with 116 people on board reportedly crashed over Mali while conducting a overnight flight between Burkina Faso capital Ouagadougou and Algiers, the capital of Algeria. The aircraft had departed Ouagadougou at 1:17 am local time (GMT) on Thursday July 24th 2014, heading straight north towards Mali on the way to Algeria where it would reach its termination point at 4:10 am local time (also GMT). But instead Flight AH5017 disappeared from air traffic radar controllers only 50 minutes after take off. The aircraft which was owned and operated by Spanish carrier Swiftair was staffed by 4 flight attendants and 2 pilots all Spanish nationals. The three times weekly flight is said to have been inducted into Air Algerie fleet rotation as part of a Wet Lease ar...
Qatar Airways Begins New Daily Flight To Dallas / Fort Worth With Boeing 777-200LR

Qatar Airways Begins New Daily Flight To Dallas / Fort Worth With Boeing 777-200LR

Airlines, Headline
Qatar Airways, a member of Oneworld Alliance launched July 1st its new daily flight linking its newly commissioned Hammad International global hub in Doha, Qatar to Dallas Fort Worth. The Dallas Fort Worth destination constitutes the growing carrier's 7th US destination and the 2nd in Texas after Houston Bush International. The global airline has experienced a fast network's growth with Dallas making it its 10th new international destination this year alone, one of 144 destinations served by a fleet - one of the industry's youngest - consisting of about 134 aircraft, but whose order book numbers approach 300 of which Airbus A380, A350 and Boeing 777X. The flights which are operated under the numbering scheme Flight 733 and Flight 734 are operated by 42 Business seats and 217 Economy seats...