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Emirates Seeks Etihad Takeover to Create World’s Largest Airline

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September 20, 2018 Persian Gulf airline Emirates is looking at taking over unprofitable neighbor Etihad, people familiar with the matter said, a move that would create the world’s biggest carrier by passenger traffic. Any deal, talk on which are only at a preliminary stage, would require the blessing of the rulers of the richest sheikhdoms […]

Flight of India’s Jet Airways loses cabin pressure, causes minor injuries to 30

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September 20, 2018 More than two dozen passengers on a flight operated by India’s biggest full-service carrier, Jet Airways, were treated for minor injuries on Thursday after their plane lost cabin pressure and was forced to turn back, aviation authorities said. Shortly after takeoff from the financial capital of Mumbai, the flight crew forgot to […]

Nigeria to suspend national airline project

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September 20, 2018 Nigeria has suspended its plan to relaunch its national airline, a junior aviation minister said on Wednesday. The government had planned to launch the prestige project in December to make good on a promise by Muhammadu Buhari when he ran for president in 2015. He will seek re-election in February. “I regret […]

Etihad reboots cargo from October 1

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September 20, 2018 Etihad Cargo’s reboot of its global freighter network will be implemented commencing 1 October, 2018, “marking a key milestone in its strategy to simplify its route network and maximize freighter-to-bellyhold flows,” says the airline. This means redeploying freighter capacity on core trade lanes that connect its hub in Abu Dhabi, the capital of […]

DHL launches one stop-shop for customs processes

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September 19, 2018 DHL Global Forwarding has launched its Customs Connection platform in the US, acting as a one stop-shop for customs processes. Customs Connections features include enhanced functionalities such as a dashboard where customers can view and download their current and historical information and data, filter through commodities/origin and destination categories, generate reports, obtain […]

Silk Way West increases services to Zhengzhou to six a week

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September 19, 2018 Silk Way West Airlines is increasing services to China by increasing services to Zhengzhou from four flights a week to six. The carrier made the announcement during the 2nd ICAO Cargo Conference held in Zhengzhou from 5 – 7 September. The Baku, Azerbaijan-based airline says following meetings with senior representatives of the […]

Qatar Airways blames $69 million annual loss on Gulf dispute

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September 18, 2018 Qatar Airways reported on Tuesday a 252 million riyals ($69 million) loss for the financial year ending March 31, citing a regional political dispute that has seen it banned from four Arab countries. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt, and Bahrain have banned Qatar Airways since June 2017 as part […]

Finnair Cargo adds wide-body flights to Brussels

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September 18, 2018 Finnair Cargo will add wide-body passenger aircraft to its daily flights between Brussels and Helsinki while discontinuing freighter services. From 31 October, the daily service to Belgium’s capital will be served with wide-body aircraft on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and for the Spring 2019 season, the former flight will be operated with an […]

Incident: India B773 at New York on Sep 11th 2018, multiple instruments including localizer receivers lost

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September 17, 2018 An Air India Boeing 777-300, registration VT-ALQ performing flight AI-101 from Delhi (India) to New York JFK,NY (USA) with 370 people on board, was on final approach to JFK’s runway 04R descending through about 300 feet AGL in reduced visibility (RVR reported at 3500 feet) when the crew initiated a go around […]

China Southern Airlines plans to grow fleet to 2,000 planes by 2035: CEO

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September 17, 2018 China Southern Airlines plans to more than double the size of its fleet to 2,000 aircraft by 2035 and is exploring ways to cooperate with low-cost carriers, its chief executive said at a conference on Monday. Tan Wangeng said in conference that China’s largest carrier by passenger numbers is also looking to […]