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Ryanair Pilots Step Up Pressure With Demand to Double Pay Rise

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October 23, 2017 Ryanair Holdings Plc’s pilot uprising shows little signs of abating, with an ad-hoc group demanding that a wage increase turned down by London Stansted crews be doubled and extended across the budget airline’s European bases. The unofficial European Employee Representative Council made the proposal to pilots after cockpit crews at Ryanair’s biggest […]

Cargojet and Canada Post renew agreement until 2025

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October 23, 2017 Cargojet has extended its agreement with the Canada Post Group of Companies (CPGOC) to 31 March 2025. The two companies signed an agreement in February 2014, initially running until 31 March 2022, with three additional 36 month renewal terms, and both parties have chosen to exercise the first renewal. Cargojet president and […]

South African Airways Chairman Ousted in Board Change

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October 19, 2017 South African Airways Chairman Dudu Myeni will leave the state-owned airline in a shake up of the board scheduled for early next month, as the finance ministry puts new management in place to turn around the unprofitable carrier.  Myeni, who is friends with South African President Jacob Zuma and heads his charitable […]

United Airlines Sees More Fare Weakness as Rebound Falters

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October 19, 2017 United Continental Holding Inc. is still suffering from a summer fare war.  A key gauge of pricing power will slide a new in the last three months of the year, with a drop of 1 percent to 3 percent, the airline said as it reported earnings late Wednesday. That’s after a third-quarter decline of […]

Cargolux passes enhanced IOSA audit with flying colours

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October 19, 2017 Cargolux Airlines International has passed its sixth IOSA audit designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) program renewal takes five days with five auditors checking Cargolux on 900 different standards. In preparation, a team of 20 people […]

Iberia to start Madrid – San Francisco flights for the summer of 2018

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October 19, 2017 IAG Cargo will launch a Madrid – San Francisco route as part of its strategy to upgrade capacity for the summer 2018 season. The direct routes will operate three times a week using an Iberia Airbus A330-200 with up to 14 tonnes of cargo capacity per flight. The San Francisco route is […]

CargoLogicAir starts scheduled services to Dubai and Hong Kong

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October 19, 2017 CargoLogicAir has launched its second scheduled service with weekly flights connecting London and Frankfurt with Dubai and Hong Kong. The Boeing 747-8 Freighter with 135 tonnes of cargo capacity will depart London on Saturdays from Europe to the Middle East and Hong Kong, with a direct Hong Kong – Stansted service arriving […]

Asia’s Worst-Performing Airline Stock Hopes for Boost From U.S.

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October 18, 2017 Thai Airways International Pcl plans to return to the U.S. market after a United Nations safety upgrade of Thailand’s aviation sector raised the odds of the Federal Aviation Administration following suit. The state-controlled carrier may add direct flights to America next year if the FAA promotes Thailand to its top safety category, […]

Alaska Airlines adds Freight For Less for Club 49 members

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October 18, 2017 Alaska Airlines has added a new perk called ‘Freight for Less’ for its Club 49 program members enabling them to make major savings on intra-state cargo shipments. Members can save up to 90 per cent, booking up to 100 pounds of freight through Alaska Air Cargo for a flat rate of $10. […]

Lufthansa makes offer for loss-making Italian carrier Alitalia

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October 17, 2017 The Lufthansa Group says it submitted a “concept for establishing a re-structured” Italian carrier Alitalia. Lufthansa said in a statement it has sent an offer letter today, expressing its interest in establishing a “NewAlitalia” – which comes as it is negotiations for parts of Air Berlin. Earlier today, a report in the Italian […]