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Lufthansa profit warning spooks European airline sector

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June 17, 2019 Germany’s Lufthansa sent shockwaves through the European airline sector on Monday as it cut its full-year profit forecast, with lower prices and higher fuel costs compounding the effect of losses at its budget subsidiary Eurowings. The warning follows gloomy comments last month from Irish budget airline Ryanair, which vies with Lufthansa for […]

Virgin Atlantic pens firm order for 14 Airbus A330-900neos

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June 17, 2019 Virgin Atlantic has become the first UK airline to announce a firm order for 14 Airbus A330-900neos with an additional six as options. The carrier made the deal at the Paris Air Show today. The new aircraft are designed to be 13 per cent more fuel and carbon efficient than the A330-300 […]

Canada Jetlines granted slots at Vancouver International Airport

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June 13, 2019 New low-cost carrier Canada Jetlines has been granted slots at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to operate its first winter schedule. This announcement follows Jetlines’ February 7, 2019 news release announcing YVR as its home airport and primary base of operations when the new airline intends to launch operations in December this year. […]

Ethiopian Airlines to start flying to New York JFK from Monday

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June 13, 2019 Ethiopian Airlines has finalised preparations to launch a three times a week route from Addis Ababa to New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport via Abidjan, as of Monday (17 June). With the addition of the new thrice weekly service to JFK Airport to the already operating four weekly service to Newark […]

SAS reveals first A350 route – Copenhagen to Chicago

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June 13, 2019 SAS will start operating the Airbus A350 from 28 January 2020 and has revealed that the first of eight of the aircraft type it will receive is to fly from Copenhagen to Chicago. The A350 will be based at the SAS hub at Copenhagen Airport and will operate on seven routes during […]

Southwest extends Boeing 737 MAX cancellations through Sept. 2

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June 13, 2019 Southwest Airlines Co said on Thursday it is extending cancellations of about Boeing Co 737 MAX flights through Sept. 2 as it continues to await guidance and approval on software enhancements and training requirements. The largest global operator of the MAX had previously said it was cancelling flights through Aug. 5 after […]

Qatar Airways touches down in Rabat for the first time

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June 12, 2019 Qatar Airways’ first flight from Doha to Rabat has taken off marking the airline’s third gateway to Morocco. The route is operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. It is operating three times a week via Marrakech. Qatar Airways Group chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “This new gateway to Morocco will strengthen […]

Delay to Alitalia rescue plan wouldn’t be a problem: minister

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June 12, 2019 Italy’s transport minister said on Wednesday a new extension of a deadline to present a rescue plan for loss-making airline Alitalia would not be a problem. The current deadline for state railway group Ferrovie dello Stato to present its proposal to salvage the carrier, which was placed under special administration in 2017, […]

Saudia airline close to placing order for Airbus aircraft

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June 12, 2019 Saudi Arabian Airlines is close to placing a multi-billion-dollar order for aircraft at least partly involving Airbus jets, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The carrier, known as Saudia, has been negotiating with both Airbus and Boeing for wide-body jets for months and its chief executive told Air Transport World […]

Air Canada to market DDC’s drone delivery services

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June 12, 2019 Air Canada has entered into a sales agency agreement with Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) to market its services. Under the terms of the agreement, Air Canada Cargo will act as a sales agent of DDC for the purpose of marketing and pursuing sales of drone delivery services across Canada on routes where […]