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British Airways-owner buys Spain’s Air Europa for 1 bln euros

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November 4, 2019 British Airways owner IAG said on Monday it had agreed to buy Spanish carrier Air Europa for 1 billion euros ($1.12 billion) in cash as it set its sights on the market in European travel to Latin America. “Acquiring Air Europa would add a new competitive, cost effective airline to IAG, consolidating […]

AA Cargo completes first phase of digital upgrade

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October 31, 2019 American Airlines Cargo has completed the first phase of its largest investment with the role out of its management system. The system replaces the majority of legacy technology, narrowing 90 systems down to less than 10, upgrading customer experience and modernizing the business. The transition affects more than 8,000 team members and […]

IAG Cargo revenue falls as market weakens

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October 31, 2019 Revenue and tonnage have fallen for IAG Cargo as the market weakened, but demand for premium products has remained robust. Third quarter cargo revenue was down 7.2% to €269 million, and sold cargo tonnes were down 5.7% to 162,000. In the first nine months of 2019, cargo revenue fell by 2.6% to […]

Air Canada profit misses estimates, weighed by 737 MAX grounding

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October 29, 2019 Air Canada on Tuesday reported lower-than-expected third-quarter profit, hurt by lower flight capacity in the wake of the grounding of Boeing Co’s 737 MAX airplanes. The airline in July had warned investors that the grounding of its fleet of 24 MAX jets would weigh on earnings during the third quarter, with capacity […]

Norwegian Air Now Operates Barcelona and Paris Flights from San Francisco

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October 29, 2019 Norwegian, the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline, now operates three routes from San Francisco International Airport (SFO), as Barcelona and Paris services has followed the London service that moved from Oakland International Airport in late March. The airline’s first flight from San Francisco to Paris commenced on October 27, with its Barcelona […]

WestJet reports its second-highest ever third quarter net earnings of $119.4 million

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October 29, 2019 WestJet today announced its third quarter results for 2019, with net earnings of $119.4 million, or $1.02 per fully diluted share compared with net earnings of $70.1 million, or $0.61 per fully diluted share reported in the third quarter of 2018, a year-over-year increase of 70.4 per cent and 67.2 per cent […]

Air Zimbabwe suspended from South Africa airports for fee arrears

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October 25, 2019 Airports Company South Africa has suspended Air Zimbabwe from using its airports with effect from Tuesday 22 October 2019. As a cash client, Air Zimbabwe is required to settle on each Monday the amounts owing for landing fees, parking fees and the passenger service charge for its weekly flights, as well as […]

Nippon Cargo Airlines upgrades winter network

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October 25, 2019 Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) is upgrading its network for the winter schedule, with all eight Boeing 747-8 Freighters back in operation. The winter schedule will start on Sunday 27 October with the Japanese airline saying the network has been optimised to better match customer requirements and enhance services. In the USA, departures […]

South African Airways recalls some aircraft for compliance checks

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October 22, 2019 South Africa’s cash-strapped national airline SAA said on Tuesday it may operate an amended flight schedule following a decision to recall some of its planes to undertake compliance checks in line with regulatory requirements. South African Airways (SAA) said in a statement that some of the flights will operate later than usual […]

Virgin Atlantic, China eastern and Air France -KLM announce intention to launch a joint venture

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October 16, 2019 Virgin Atlantic has announced its intention to enter into a joint venture with China Eastern and Air France-KLM, providing customers with increased choice and connectivity across Europe and China.  The announcement reaffirms the airline’s commitment to the Far East and Shanghai as a destination, which recently celebrated 20 years of Virgin Atlantic […]