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ACE Belgium Freighters is ready for take-off

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April 23, 2019 ACE Belgium Freighters has received its Air Operator’s Certificate as it gets ready to operate scheduled and charter services from Liege Airport. The airline received the certificate on 18 April from the Belgian Civil Aviation Authority and will start commercial cargo operations with scheduled flights to New York JFK and plans to […]

Bahri’s Profit Jumps amid Higher Shipping Rates

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April 23, 2019 National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) delivered a stronger net profit in the first quarter of 2019. The company’s net profit was up by 45 percent to SAR 179.3 million (USD 47.8 million) compared to SAR 123.1 million (USD 32.8 million) reported in the three months ended March 31, 2018. Operational […]

Nakilat Grows Profit by 9 Pct in First Quarter

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April 23, 2019 Qatar-based shipping company Nakilat delivered a 9% increase in profit during the first quarter of 2019. For the quarter ended March 31, 2019, the company’s net profit increased to QAR 236 million (USD 64.8 million) from QAR 217 million (USD 59.6 million) reported in the same period in 2018. This rise was mainly […]

Jet Airways extends suspension of international flights

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April 16, 2019 Struggling Jet Airways has extended its suspension of international services to Thursday (18 April) from the previous 15 April it had set as the future of the airline remains precarious. There is now reportedly concerns around an interim debt facility and potential bidders for a controlling stake in the carrier. The Indian […]

United Airlines applies to start new New York-Cape Town route

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April 16, 2019 United Airlines has applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation for authority to begin a new service between New York/Newark Liberty International Airport and Cape Town International Airport. United said it plans to operate non-stop three-times weekly flights to Cape Town starting in December 2019. If approved, United’s service between New York/Newark […]

Atran Airlines connects Xi’an with Moscow

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April 16, 2019 Volga-Dnepr Group’s express carrier Atran Airlines has linked Xi’an, China with Moscow, Russia, connecting Chinese retailers with Russian consumers. The first flight was operated by a Boeing 737-400SF with further plans to deploy a Boeing 737-800BCF with up to 23 tonnes of cargo capacity per flight on the route. The flight was […]

Scorpio Bulkers Inks Sale and Leaseback for Six Bulkers

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April 16, 2019 Monaco-based dry bulk shipping company Scorpio Bulkers has agreed to sell and leaseback six Ultramax vessels to AVIC International Leasing. The vessels in question are the SBI Antares, SBI Bravo, SBI Hydra, SBI Leo, SBI Lyra and SBI Maia. Upon completion of the transaction, estimated to take place in the second quarter […]

American Airlines extends Boeing 737 MAX cancellations through August 19

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April 15, 2019 American Airlines Group Inc said on Sunday it is extending Boeing Co 737 MAX cancellations through Aug. 19, leading to about 115 daily canceled flights, or 1.5 percent of its daily summer flying schedule. In a letter to employees and customers, Chief Executive Doug Parker and President Robert Isom said they believe […]

Too many travelers, too few planes is U.S. airlines’ 737 MAX summer dilemma

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April 15, 2019 Normally U.S. airlines compete to sell tickets and fill seats during the peak summer travel season. But operators of the grounded Boeing 737 MAX are facing a different problem: scarce planes and booming demand. The grounding of Boeing Co’s fuel-efficient, single-aisle workhorse after two fatal crashes is biting into U.S. airlines’ Northern […]

Heathrow and Luton airport workers set to strike over pay

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April 15, 2019 Hundreds of baggage handlers and check-in staff employed by GH London (formally Azzurra) at Heathrow and London Luton airports are set to start strike action later in April in two separate disputes over pay, their union Unite said on Friday (12 April). Over 300 workers at Heathrow’s Terminals 2 and 4 are […]