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easyJet Founder Says He Would Oppose Acquisitions

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April 19, 2016 easyJet’s founder and biggest shareholder Stelios Haji-Ioannou would oppose any move by the company to make an acquisition, he said, following media reports that it was looking at making a bid for smaller rival Monarch. The Sunday Times newspaper said that easyJet was eyeing Monarch Airlines, one of a number of stories […]

Emirates SkyCargo launches new protection for pharmaceuticals

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April 19, 2016 Emirates SkyCargo has launched a next-generation version of its innovative protection product for valuable temperature-sensitive cargo, such as pharmaceutical products. The carrier says White Cover Advanced, utilises DuPont’s patented Tyvek material made of high density polyethylene to form a tough protective barrier against varying external temperatures and direct sunlight. The special material […]

Qantas To Cut H2 Domestic Capacity Growth

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April 18, 2016 Qantas Airways is cutting planned domestic capacity growth in the second half of the year due to slower than expected demand. In a statement to the Australian Securities Exchange, the airline said it was cutting domestic capacity growth to between 0.5 and 1 percent for the second half, from 2 percent previously, […]

Investigation after aircraft hits drone landing at Heathrow

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April 18, 2016 UK police are investigating reports that a British Airways Airbus A320 hit a drone while landing at Heathrow Airport. It is reported that the aircraft from Geneva hit the drone as it approached Heathrow at 12.50h on 17 April. If confirmed to be a drone, it would be the first incident in […]

Norwegian set to be granted US air carrier permit

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April 18, 2016 The US Department of Transportation has issued an order proposing to grant a foreign air carrier permit to Norwegian Air International. When made final, the permit will allow Norwegian to officially operations to the US, including the first-ever service between Boston and Cork in Ireland. Norwegian Group chief executive officer, Bjørn Kjos says: […]

Saudia Cargo to add three bellyhold services

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April 18, 2016 Saudia Cargo is launch new services this year to Munich, Ankara and the Maldives – adding to its list of bellyhold cargo destinations. Saudia says starting from April 2016 it will service the Maldives with two flights and Munich will start in July with 10 weekly flights. The last quarter of the […]

Aeroflot In Talks With Potential JV Partners

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April 15, 2016 Aeroflot is in talks with potential partners about a joint venture the state-controlled carrier’s deputy chief executive said on Friday, without naming them. Airlines across the world, bound by restrictions on outright cross-border mergers, have been seeking joint ventures instead to help generate higher sales through revenue-sharing deals on certain routes where […]

Spring Airlines To Double Fleet Size By 2018

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April 15, 2016 Chinese budget carrier Spring Airlines is looking to double its fleet size to 100 aircraft by 2018, its chairman said. The company has no plan to introduce long haul routes and buy wide-body aircraft, Wang Zhenghua told reporters in Shanghai. Surging air travel demand from Chinese tourists has prompted budget airlines to […]

Air New Zealand Cargo moves lifeboat to aid refugees

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April 15, 2016 Air New Zealand Cargo has assisted Greek rescue teams working to search for refugees and migrants crossing the Aegean Sea, by moving a lifeboat and engine from New Zealand to Greece. The rigid inflatable lifeboat and its engine weighing some 240 kgs was donated by the Bethells Beach Surf Life Saving patrol […]

Delta First Quarter Profit Up 27 Percent

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April 14, 2016 Delta Air Lines reported first-quarter net income up 27 percent and indicated it may cut capacity after the summer if necessary to stop a decline in unit revenue. Delta earned USD$946 million in the first quarter, up 27 percent from USD$746 million in the same period last year. Delta’s sales still face […]