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Garuda Indonesia cancels Boeing 737 Max order

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March 25, 2019 Garuda Indonesia is set to become the first airline to officially cancel an order for the Boeing 737 Max 8 after two fatal crashes involving the aircraft that killed all on board. The Indonesia operates one 737 Max 8 and has a further 49 on order with the US aircraft manufacturer, in […]

Hactl to handle Raya Airways in Hong Kong

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March 25, 2019 Malaysian freighter airline, Raya Airways has appointed Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl) as its ground handler in Hong Kong. The airline operates five flights a week between Hong Kong and its home base of Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang using a Boeing 767 Freighter. The capacity is provided for […]

British Airways adds Gatwick-Milan Bergamo route

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March 22, 2019 British Airways has added a new six-weekly service from London Gatwick Airport to Milan Bergamo Airport – Italy’s third busiest gateway and will start the Airbus A320 new route on 1 September 2019. The airline is also increasing the number of flights from Gatwick to Cancun, Mexico which will move to a […]

Qatar Airways takes delivery of 250th aircraft

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March 20, 2019 Qatar Airways has today taken delivery of its 250th aircraft – an Airbus A350-900 – from the French aircraft manufacturer’s factory in Toulouse, France. This landmark comes just 22 years after the carrier began operations, and it joins the airline’s state-of-the-art fleet, where the average age of aircraft is less than five […]

Virgin Atlantic Cargo to enter South American market

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March 20, 2019 Virgin Atlantic Cargo will fly to South America for the first time with services between London Heathrow and Sao Paulo Guarulhos in 2020. A Boeing 787 Dreamliner will be operated on the daily London – Sao Paulo flight, offering considerable cargo capacity and giving customers direct access to South America’s largest import […]

British Airways adds a third route to Saudi Arabia

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March 19, 2019 British Airways (BA) has added a third route to Saudi Arabia as from 1 December, 2019 it will fly from Heathrow Airport to Dammam’s King Fahd International Airport. The route will be the only direct flight from London and launch as a daily service via Bahrain and flights will will be operated […]

Jet Airways now operating only 41 aircraft, could reduce further: regulator

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March 19, 2019 India’s aviation regulator said on Tuesday that Jet Airways is currently operating only 41 aircraft, just a third of its original fleet, as the debt-laden carrier struggles to finalize a rescue deal with lenders and its major shareholder Etihad Airways. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said in a statement the […]

Lufthansa Cargo presses ahead with modernization

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March 19, 2019 Lufthansa Cargo will press ahead with fleet and infrastructure modernization, having posted its second-best result in the airline’s history in 2018. Revenue was up €189 million to €2.7 billion and profits measured as adjusted EBIT increased €5 million to €268 million. Yield per transported tonne of cargo was up 7%, while the […]

AirBridgeCargo maintains Cargo iQ standards

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March 19, 2019 AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has passed its second audit to confirm compliance with Cargo iQ standards, following a two-day inspection of operations in Moscow, Russia. The airline was measured against a series of KPIs to guarantee its services conform to the highest industry quality standards and are visible and transparent to all Cargo […]

Traffic rise but load factor fall in February for airBaltic

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March 18, 2019 Latvian airline airBaltic flew 245,349 passengers or 14 per cent more in February than the same month in 2018 to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. During February 2019, airBaltic operated 3,878 flights or 11 per cent more than in February 2018. The load factor across its […]