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Ryanair, EasyJet Ground Planes as Ophelia Hits Ireland

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October 16, 2017 Airlines including Ryanair Holdings Plc and IAG SA’s Aer Lingus and British Airways are set to ground hundreds of flights and said more cancellations are likely as 150-kilometer (90-mile) per hour winds from Storm Ophelia slammed into Ireland. Ryanair halted 92 flights from across Europe as of 12:25 p.m. Irish time, according […]

Qatar Boeing 777F touches down in Pittsburgh for 1st time

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October 16, 2017 Qatar Airways Cargo’s new Boeing 777 Freighter service touched down at Pittsburgh International Airport last Thursday – its 13th freighter destination in the Americas. The twice-weekly freighter flight takes off from Doha on Wednesdays and Saturdays, with stops at Luxembourg and Atlanta, Georgia before arriving in Pittsburgh. On the return from Pittsburgh […]

FedEx Express opens new ground operations centre in Barcelona

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October 12, 2017 FedEx Express has opened a new ground operations centre in Barcelona in the one of the city’s main industrial areas – Zona Franca. The facility will process both domestic and international shipments, serving as a gateway between the Barcelona region and Europe. FedEx Express says it is creating Europe’s leading logistics network […]

Lufthansa and pilot union sign collective labour agreement

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October 11, 2017 Lufthansa and the Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) pilot union have signed a collective labour agreement (CLA) covering issues including pensions and payments until at least June 2022. The parties have agreed on a framework collective agreement and a new remuneration agreement as well as agreements on pension and transitional payments. They have reached […]

Volga-Dnepr brings hijacked Lufthansa 737 back to Germany

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October 9, 2017 Volga-Dnepr Airlines has transported the ‘Landshut’ Lufthansa Boeing 737-200 which was hijacked by terrorists in 1977 back home to Germany. The aircraft, named after the Bavarian town of Landshut, was hijacked on 13 October 1977 en route from Palma, Majorca, to Frankfurt. It was forced to fly to Rome, Cyprus, Bahrain, Dubai […]

Qatar Airways Cargo expands freighter fleet to 22

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October 9, 2017 Qatar Airways Cargo has expanded its freighter fleet to 22 after welcoming its 13th Boeing 777 Freighter and its first Boeing 747-8F. The world’s third largest cargo carrier received them at its Doha’s Hamad International Airport home base. The fleet now includes eight Airbus A330F, 13 Boeing 777F and one Boeing 747-8F. […]

EasyJet Counts on Failed Rivals to Boost Big-City Routes

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October 6, 2017 EasyJet Plc is counting on the failure of three rival carriers to help accelerate its expansion into major European markets, bringing a silver lining to a fare war that depressed full-year earnings. The impact of a weaker pound should also ease, while fuel costs are set to decline, Luton, England-based EasyJet said […]

321 Precision announces Vallair as A321-200 launch customer

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October 5, 2017 Vallair has been announced as the launch customer for the Airbus A321-200 passenger-to-freighter conversion by 321 Precision Conversions. The prototype aircraft was by Vallair to 321PC in July, with FAA Supplemental Type Certificate for A321-200 conversions expected in 2019 with EASA and CAAC validation following. 321PC president, Gary Warner says: “The next […]

Teamsters pilot union hit back at lawsuit filed by Atlas Air

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October 5, 2017 Teamsters Local Union 1224 have condemned the lawsuit filed by Atlas Air and Polar Air Cargo against the pilots’ union. Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings filed the lawsuit on 25 September against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters to require them “to meet their obligations under the Railway Labor Act and stop the illegal […]

Emirates SkyCargo helps Sri Lankan seafood exports to Europe

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October 4, 2017 Sri Lanka’s fish exporters are experiencing a boom following the resumption of shipments to Europe, and Emirates SkyCargo is playing a key role in helping them capitalise on this resurgence. The carrier is currently transporting about 100 tonnes of fish a week from Colombo to markets in Europe and the US, a […]