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AirBridgeCargo increases Asian capacity

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March 25, 2019 AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has strengthened its Asian footprint with extra flights to online destinations in China, Japan and Vietnam. As of the end of March, ABC’s schedule now includes six flights a week to Shenzhen, eight to Tokyo Narita, and two to Ho Chi Minh City to facilitate imports and exports. All […]

High Bunker Costs Hurt Yang Ming’s Earnings

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March 25, 2019 Taiwan-based Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation posted a full-year net loss for 2018, as the shipping company’s revenues rose. The company’s net loss after tax stood at TWD 6.59 billion (USD 213.7 million) in 2018, compared to a net profit after tax of TWD 0.32 billion seen a year earlier. The consolidated […]

Qatar Airways delays April Boeing MAX delivery until cause of Ethiopian crash known – CEO

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March 25, 2019 Qatar Airways has delayed the April delivery of a Boeing 737 MAX until the cause of the Ethiopian Airlines crash involving the same type of plane is known, its chief executive said on Monday. “We will not be able take this until we know exactly what the result of the investigation is […]

Norwegian to lease planes, postpone sales after grounding of Boeing MAX

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March 25, 2019 Norwegian Air will lease planes and postpone the sale of older models in its fleet following the grounding of its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, the company said on Monday. The budget carrier will also use some of its bigger Boeing 787 Dreamliners to offset the effects of the grounding of its 18 […]

Norwegian Air CEO repeats plan to turn profitable in 2019

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March 25, 2019 Norwegian Air aims to turn profitable this year, its chief executive said on Monday, reiterating plans to turn around the situation at the loss-making budget airline. “We aim to become profitable in 2019,” Bjoern Kjos told Norwegian public broadcaster NRK. “We’re managing well as an independent company.” Source: (Reuters)

Ethiopian Airlines commits to Boeing ties despite flight 302 crash questions

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March 25, 2019 Ethiopian Airlines said on Monday it would keep close ties with U.S. planemaker Boeing even though questions remained about its 737 MAX 8 model, after a crash shortly after take off this month killed 157 people. CEO Tewolde Gebremariam also promised to work closely with an investigation into the March 10 incident, […]

American Airlines extends Boeing 737 MAX flight cancellations through April 24

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March 25, 2019 American Airlines said Sunday it will extend flight cancellation through April 24 because of the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX after two fatal crashes since October and cut some additional flights. American, the largest U.S. carrier, said it is cancelling about 90 flights a day. American is the second-largest U.S. operator […]

British Airways flight to Dusseldorf lands in Edinburgh ‘by mistake’

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March 25, 2019 A British Airways (BA) service this morning between London City Airport and Dusseldorf Airport landed in Scotland “by mistake” with the pilot only realizing after arriving in Edinburgh. Passengers were reportedly left stunned when they were greeted with a ‘Welcome to Edinburgh’ message after the BA3271 flight touched down in the Scottish […]

France bans Iran’s Mahan Air for activities outside Europe

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March 25, 2019 France has revoked the license of Iranian airline Mahan Air from April 1 on its activities outside of Europe, three French officials said on Monday. The decision, which follows a similar German move in January, was made on the grounds of the airline transporting military equipment and personnel to Syria and other […]

Red Wings Airlines cancels lease agreement for six A220-300s

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March 25, 2019 Russian carrier Red Wings Airlines has canceled a lease agreement for six A220-300s due to economic reasons. The airline said the reason for termination of the lease agreement for the aircraft is an “exclusively economic aspect” and the execution of the lease agreement is terminated by mutual agreement of all parties. Red […]