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Jazeera Airways launches first direct Kuwait-UK route in 55 years

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August 5, 2019 Kuwait low-cost carrier (LCC) Jazeera Airways will start flying from London Gatwick Airport to Kuwait on 27 October this year, utilizing a new Airbus A320neo aircraft with daily flights. This will be the first new service from the UK to Kuwait in 55 years. In addition to serving Kuwait the flights will […]

Japan Airlines launches codeshare with Kalitta Air

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August 2, 2019 Japan Airlines has launched a freighter codeshare with Kalitta Air, operating three times a week between Tokyo and Chicago. The flights between Tokyo Narita and Chicago O’Hare started on 1 August and are operated by one of Kalitta Air’s Boeing 747-400 Freighters. The services leave Chicago on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, arriving […]

Tariffs and trade concerns hit Atlas Air results

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 August 2, 2019 Revenue and earnings were below expectations for Atlas Air Worldwide, with management citing tariffs and trade concerns as reasons for the slowdown. Net income in the first half of 2019 was $57.1 million compared to a loss of $11.5 million in 2018, which had been caused by unrealized losses on outstanding […]

British Airways loses appeal to block pilot strike action over pay

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July 31, 2019 British Airways (BA) today lost its Court of Appeal bid to block its pilots from taking strike action in a dispute over pay. The ruling means that BA pilots are set to go on strike, most likely in August, the carrier’s peak season for flights. The Court of Appeal rejected the airline’s […]

Etihad Airways adds a fourth daily flight to London Heathrow

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July 30, 2019 Etihad Airways has ramped up its services from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow to meet rising demand after adding a fourth daily flight. The UAE carrier will start the additional service on 27 October and it follows the introduction of additional seasonal services this summer. The airline will introduce a next-generation, two-class […]

Air Canada reports a strong profit and grounds 737 Max until 8 January

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July 30, 2019 Air Canada has reported a rise in profits in the second quarter (Q2) despite the negative impact of the grounding of its Boeing 737 Max fleet which it is to keep on the tarmac until January. The airline also revealed it will be removing the 24 Boeing 737 Max from its schedule […]

Asian weakness drags down Lufthansa Cargo profits

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July 30, 2019 Profits in Lufthansa’s logistics business segment slumped by almost 90% in the first half of 2019 due to weakness on routes to Asia. Profits measured in adjusted earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) was down 88% to €15 million. In the second quarter of 2019, the segment fell into a loss of […]

British Airways to resume Cairo flights today after security review

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July 26, 2019 British Airways will resume a daily service from London Heathrow to Cairo today (26 July) after services to the Egyptian city were suspended for a week because of security concerns. The airline said in a statement that it had “reviewed security arrangements” and would restart flights, although it did not explain the […]

Atlas Air to open Kentucky global operations centre

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July 26, 2019 Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings will expand operations in Kentucky with the opening of a global operations centre in Erlanger. The facility is located near Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and having secured a long-term lease, it is expected to open in 2021. Atlas Air employs 318 professionals, including 182 Kentuckians at facilities in […]

Southwest Airlines posts quarterly profit despite 737 MAX blow

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July 25, 2019 Southwest Airlines Co squeezed out a small profit in the second quarter as it struggled with the grounding of Boeing MAX jets, the carrier said on Thursday, extending its suspension of flights on the planes till Jan. 5. The U.S. airline said it took a $175 million hit to its operating income […]