French eco aviation tax “misguided”, IATA says

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July 10, 2019 The introduction of an eco-aviation tax by the French government is “misguided”, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). France announced yesterday that it is to bring in the tax for all flights from French airports from 2020 with the amount of the tax depending on the type of ticket bought. […]

British Airways to switch Beijing flights to new Daxing airport

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July 10, 2019 British Airways will switch its direct Beijing flights from London Heathrow Airport to new state-of-the-art Beijing Daxing International Airport from 27 October 2019. The London to Beijing route will continue as a daily service, operated by a Boeing 787-9 in the winter and a Boeing 777-300 in the summer, with four cabins. […]

IATA warns 120,000 jobs at risk from erosion of UK air transport competitiveness

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July 10, 2019 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has warned that up to 120,000 jobs supported by air transport could be at risk from an erosion of UK air transport competitiveness. The association said by contrast, employment could rise by 200,000 if the UK invests in cost-effective runway expansion, abolishes or reduces Air Passenger […]

American Airlines raises unit revenue forecast, shares rise

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July 10, 2019 American Airlines Group Inc on Wednesday raised its estimate for second-quarter unit revenue as the grounding of Boeing Co’s MAX jets left the No. 1 U.S. carrier with fewer aircraft in service, allowing it to fly fuller planes. The company’s shares rose 3% in early trading and also lifted the stocks of […]

Pilots dispute court ruling and demand a rehearing

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July 10, 2019 Pilots flying for Atlas Air and Polar Air Cargo have demanded a rehearing after the US Court of Appeals ordered them to stop an “intentional and illegal work slowdown”. The lawsuit was filed in September 2017 by the airlines alleging the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the Airline Professionals Association, Teamsters Local […]

FedEx adds B767F to Dublin-London-Paris route

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July 10, 2019 FedEx Express has introduced brand new Boeing 767 Freighters on European routes, offering more capacity on Dublin – London – Paris services. The first 767F in European service for FedEx can carry 41 tonnes of cargo, a 16% increase in capacity compared to older aircraft. It is also 9% more fuel efficient […]

Sovcomflot Reports Significant CO2 Cuts from New LNG-Powered Tankers

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July 10, 2019 Russian shipping company PAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group) has achieved significant CO2 emission cuts since taking delivery of the first of its “Green Funnel” LNG-fueled Aframax crude oil tankers a year ago. The company has accumulated data showing that using LNG as a primary fuel for these high-capacity tankers enabled a 30 percent reduction of CO2 emissions […]

SCPA Sees Record Volumes in 2019 Fiscal Year

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July 10, 2019 After booking record cargo volumes for the calendar 2018, South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) continued the trend at the Port of Charleston in fiscal year 2019. SCPA handled nearly 2.4 million TEUs from July 2018 through June 2019, an 8.8% increase in annual TEU container volume. The port authority further said it […]

Drewry: Multipurpose Shipping Outlook Lowered

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July 10, 2019 Shipping consultancy Drewry has downgraded its outlook for multipurpose shipping, which includes both breakbulk and project cargo vessel types. The outlook was lowered due to weaker projected global economic growth, greater competition from dry bulk and container sectors, as well as slower ship demolitions. With the ongoing tariff war affecting Chinese steel […]

Boeing set to lose biggest planemaker title as deliveries fall 37%

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July 9, 2019 Boeing Co is set to lose the title of being the world’s biggest planemaker after reporting a 37% drop in deliveries for the first half of the year due to the prolonged grounding of its best-selling MAX jets. Boeing deliveries lagged those of Airbus SE, which on Tuesday said it handed over […]