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Iran’s Mahan Air launches direct flights to Venezuela

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April 8, 2019 Mahan Air, a private Iranian airline accused by the West of transporting military equipment to Middle East war zones, on Monday launched a direct flight to Venezuela, as Tehran voices support for Caracas against a U.S. backed opposition. Mehr news agency quoted the spokesman of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization Reza Jafarzadeh as […]

North Korea-Flagged Tanker Busted Violating UN Sanctions

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April 8, 2019 A North Korea-flagged tanker was caught violating UN sanctions as it engaged in what is believed to be a ship-to-ship transfer of fuel with an unidentified ship on March 2. The illicit operation was documented by a Royal Navy frigate which was operating in the East China Sea in cooperation with Japan, […]

IMB: Global Piracy Drops by 42 Pct in Q1 2019

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April 8, 2019 The first quarter of 2019 saw fewer incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships, compared to the first three months of 2018, a report shows. According to the report issued by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB), there were 38 incidents of piracy and armed robbery at […]

Drewry: Container Shipping Heading to a Better Tomorrow

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April 8, 2019 The container shipping industry is facing an exceptionally high level of uncertainty amid numerous headwinds, according to shipping consultancy Drewry. The uncertainty ranges from the extra cost associated with IMO 2020 and how much carriers will recover from shippers, to the possibility of a trade recession and unknown future engagement by shipowners […]

Air Canada grows network into Athens

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April 4, 2019 Air Canada will expand its presence in Athens this summer with the addition of two weekly flights to Toronto and two weekly flights to Montreal. The additional services will be operated by Air Canada Rouge from the 24 June until the 24 September, complimenting the already existing daily services that run from […]

Korean Air adds new routes and increases frequencies on key sectors

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April 4, 2019 Korean Air has announced changes to its flight schedule for the 2019 summer season commencing 31 March until 26 October – including new routes, increasing service frequency on key routes that have shown steady growth and resuming seasonal routes which do not operate in the winter. A significant change is the expansion […]

Etihad Cargo extends partnership with MICCO

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April 4, 2019 Etihad Cargo has extended its partnership with MICCO as its provider for road feeder services across the UAE and Gulf Cooperation Council. The road feeder service network connects air and sea gateways in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, as well as Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain. Under the partnership, MICCO will continue to […]

Aviation experts to discuss Brexit at Routes Europe 2019

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April 4, 2019 As the uncertainty surrounding Britain’s exit from the EU continues, aviation experts prepare to meet in Germany to debate the issue in front of many of the sector’s senior representatives at Routes Europe 2019 in Hannover, Germany. Brexit has serious implications for the aviation market, affecting air service agreements, aviation safety and […]

Thai Airways in foreign votes controversy

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April 4, 2019 Air cargo has become part of political argument in Thailand with ballots sent from overseas voters in New Zealand being controversially voided. Thai Airways confirmed the box containing ballots cast by Thai voters in New Zealand arrived in Thailand on the evening of March 23, ahead of the Sunday election, according to […]

Qantas Freight to replace 747-400Fs with 747-8Fs

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April 4, 2019 Qantas Freight will lease two Boeing 747-8 Freighters, offering greater capacity and replacing older 747-400Fs. The 747-8Fs are expected to enter service in July 2019, carrying cargo between 10 key hubs in Australia, China and the US. They will replace the two 747-400Fs operated by on Qantas’ behalf by Atlas Air and […]