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Delta Favors Airbus Over Boeing for Order of 100 Jets

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December 14, 2017 Delta Air Lines Inc. is leaning toward Airbus SE over Boeing Co. for an order of about 100 single-aisle jets that will be announced after its board makes a decision Wednesday, people familiar with the matter said.  The negotiations include Airbus’s longest narrow-body, the A321neo, said the people, who asked not to be named because the talks […]

Qatar Airways Keen to Increase Cathay Pacific Stake From 9.9%

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December 14, 2017 Qatar Airways Ltd. is interested in raising its stake in Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., provided the move doesn’t “disrupt” the holdings of the top two major investors, Swire Group and Air China Ltd., the Gulf carrier’s Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said.  The Doha-based airline, which announced buying almost 10 percent of Cathay in November […]

Lufthansa Drops Plan to Buy Air Berlin’s Niki Unit

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December 14, 2017 Ryanair Holdings Plc is targeting landing rights vacated by Air Berlin Plc’s Niki arm after Deutsche Lufthansa AG called off a planned takeover of the Austrian leisure carrier.  Ryanair, Europe’s biggest discount airline, will seek the slots as Niki grounds its planes in the wake of Lufthansa’s decision, spokesman Robin Kiely said Thursday in response to […]

Delta Cargo expands IATA CEIV network across Europe

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December 14, 2017 Delta Cargo has expanded its IATA CEIV network across Europe with the addition of Dusseldorf Airport, operating the facilities in conjunction with Air France KLM. The airline has 50 pharma approved stations around the global with seven International Air Transport Assocation Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (IATA CEIV) approved facilities all […]

Ryanair German Pilots Set for Strikes as Union Seeks Talks

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December 12, 2017 Ryanair Holdings Plc pilots in Germany are ready to hold strikes “at any time” as part of an intensifying push by unions across Europe to get the discount carrier to recognize independent labor representation. “Our goal is to begin wage negotiations with Ryanair,” Ilja Schulz, president of the German union Vereinigung Cockpit, said at a press […]

DHL Global Forwarding receives IATA CEIV at seven US airports

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December 12, 2017 DHL Global Forwarding has certified seven of its airfreight stations in the USA to International Air Transport Association (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) in Pharmaceutical Logistics standards. DHL began the certification process of its global stations to IATA CEIV Pharma standard in the third quarter of 2016. Following independent […]

Turkish Airlines receives its first Boeing 777 Freighter

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December 7, 2017 Turkish Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 777 Freighter – the first of two 777Fs it has on order and set to receive this year. Turkish Airlines chairman of the board and executive committee, İlker Aycı says delivery of the 777F is a milestone event in the carrier’s cargo business. He adds: […]

Silk Way West Airlines launches Baku – Kansai freighter route

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December 5, 2017 Japan will get its first regular freighter service to Azerbaijan after Silk Way West Airlines launched a weekly Boeing 747F route from Baku to Kansai International Airport (KIX). The service will start on 29 December and see the carrier operate flight number 7L608 from Baku direct to KIX on a Friday, arriving […]

FedEx all set for a hectic Christmas driven by e-commerce

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December 5, 2017 FedEx says it will be a busy Christmas period and notes the rapid growth of e-commerce will drive volume over the 2017 season. The express freight firm explains it expects to see between 380-400million packages pass through its global network between Black Friday (24 November) to Christmas Eve. It also predicts three […]

Finnair Cargo Eye to monitor services in the air and on the ground

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December 4, 2017 Finnair Cargo has launched a new air cargo monitoring tool called Finnair Cargo Eye, offering end-to-end visibility for airline operations. It integrates multiple data sources, transactional ERP data and Internet of Things (IoT) sensors into a presentation layer with a visual layout for operational steering that will help Finnair’s Cargo Control Centre […]