Kenya Airways names new acting CEO from Jan. 1

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December 16, 2019 Kenya Airways named the head of its low-cost subsidiary as its new acting chief executive officer on Monday after its current boss announced his resignation in May amid the loss-making carrier’s renationalization process. The new acting CEO Allan Kilavuka has been CEO of Kenya Airways subsidiary Jambojet for about a year. He […]

UPS expands international express services

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December 11, 2019 UPS is expanding its international services by widening its network for Worldwide Express, Express Plus and Worldwide Express Freight deliveries. The express services within key markets have been added to new post codes in 14 European countries and across Asia, the Americas and the Indian Subcontinent. In the Middle East and Africa, […]

Emirates embarks on it’s first flight to Mexico City

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November 9, 2019 Emirates has taken off to Mexico City, marking the airline’s first passenger flight to Mexico. Emirates flight EK255, departed at full capacity with over 300 passengers, led a group of VIP guests and media on board, at 0330hrs local time this morning. Marking the importance of this new gateway in the Americas, […]

Germany’s Condor attracts high level of takeover interest

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November 26, 2019 Thomas Cook’s German airline Condor has drawn substantial interest from potential suitors, the group said on Tuesday, two months after its parent collapsed. Unlike Thomas Cook, Condor received a lifeline from Germany in the form of a 380 million euro ($419 million) bridging loan and filed for investor protection proceedings, which requires […]

Air traffic numbers fall in October

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November 26, 2019 In October, NATS handled 228,355 flights in UK airspace, 0.5% less air traffic when compared to October 2018. However, traffic for the year has increased by 1.2% overall. Both of NATS’ air traffic control (ATC) centres, Swanwick and Prestwick handled 0.5% less traffic than in October last year, although growth continued in […]

Asian airlines cautious about outlook for 2020: AAPA

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November 25, 2019 Asian airlines are cautious about the outlook for 2020 after trade disputes undermined confidence and led to economic growth below initial forecasts this year, the head of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) said on Monday. Airline passenger growth in Asia has moderated this year to 4.4% in the nine months […]

DHL Express invests €123m at Cologne-Bonn Airport

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November 20, 2019 DHL Express has opened its new logistics centre at Cologne-Bonn Airport, with the €123 million hub covering 15,000 sq m. The hub features sorting technology and an innovative system to heat and cool the 12,000 sq m warehouse and 3,000 sq m of offices. In cooperation with Cologne-Bonn Airport, DHL Express is […]

Virgin Atlantic Cargo adds capacity for summer 2020

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November 19, 2019 Virgin Atlantic Cargo has announced its summer 2020 programme, which will feature extra flights to India, Africa and the USA. India will benefit from a second daily flight between London Heathrow and Delhi Indira Gandhi airports from 29 March. The Boeing 787 service to Delhi will depart Heathrow in the morning, and […]

Emirates says size of Boeing 777x order depends on delivery schedule

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November 19, 2019 Emirates still intends to take the 150 Boeing 777X jets it had ordered, but that could change depending on the delivery schedule, its president said on Tuesday. Any Boeing 787 Dreamliners the airline orders could be in addition to the 777X planes already ordered or could replace some of them, Emirates President […]

Budget airline easyJet to offset carbon emissions from all flights

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November 19, 2019 British budget airline easyJet on Tuesday said it would become the world’s first major airline to operate net-zero carbon flights across its whole network by offsetting the emissions from flying. The airline said that it would cost around 25 million pounds ($32.42 million) to offset the emissions in the next financial year, […]