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Airbus Rebrands CSeries, JetBlue Orders 60

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July 11, 2018 Airbus announced the rebranding of the CSeries of aircraft it took control of last week from Bombardier, as JetBlue ordered 60 of the A220-300 jet. The CSeries’ CS100 and CS300 are now the Airbus A220-100 and A220-300, covering the 100 to 150 seat range, aimed at thinner routes than the company’s larger […]

Thai Airways to buy 23 new jets worth around $3 billion

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July 11, 2018 Thai Airways International Pcl plans to purchase 23 new aircraft worth about 100 billion baht ($3 billion) to replace decommissioned ones, the country’s transport minister said. The purchase, subject to cabinet approval expected later this year, was part of the state-owned national carrier’s five-year plan from 2018-2023, Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said. Thai Airways […]

Indian airline Vistara places $3.1 bln order for Airbus, Boeing jets

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July 11, 2018 Indian airline Vistara on Wednesday said it had placed firm orders for 13 Airbus SE A320neos and six Boeing Co 787 jets valued at $3.1 billion at list prices. The carrier, a joint venture between India’s Tata Sons Ltd and Singapore Airlines Ltd, said it also had purchase rights over 5 more […]

IAG Cargo prevents lettuce shortage in the UK

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July 11, 2018 IAG Cargo has prevented a national shortage of lettuce in the UK with one shipment alone carrying over 30,000 of the vegetables from Los Angeles. As the UK swelters in its heatwave, lettuces were disappearing fast from supermarket shelves, but IAG Cargo has plugged the gap with a shipment of over 30,000 […]

Ethiopian Airlines says will resume flights to Eritrea’s capital Asmara

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July 10, 2018 Ethiopian Airlines said on Tuesday it will resume flights to Eritrea’s capital Asmara on July 17 for the first time in 20 years, a day after the neighbours and longtime foes declared their “state of war” over. “With the opening of a new chapter of peace and friendship between the two sisterly […]

BA’s semi-final bellyhold bonanza

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July 10, 2018 If you are shipping goods between the UK and Russia, today is a good day to do it as there is an unexpected bellyhold capacity surge from British Airways. As English footie fans fly out to support the national side, BA is laying on larger aircraft with more bellyhold uplift capabilities. British […]

Air France KLM’s June passenger traffic rises from year ago

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July 9, 2018 Air France KLM, which has been battling with disruption caused by strikes and uncertainty over its management structure, reported higher passenger traffic for June on Monday. The company said the group overall – comprising the Air France KLM, Hop! and Transavia networks – carried a total of 9.3 million passengers in June, […]

Japan’s ANA cancels 176 more flights for Rolls-Royce engine checks

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July 9, 2018 Japanese airline ANA Holdings on Monday canceled 176 flights from July 13 through July 22 to inspect Trent 1000 engines built by Rolls-Royce , adding to 113 flights it had canceled for the preceding week. ANA warned that further cancellations were possible in the following weeks. The company said it would announce […]

Aeroflot in talks to expand A350 jet order

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July 9, 2018 Russia’s Aeroflot is in negotiations to conclude an expanded order for up to 28 Airbus A350 passenger jets worth $7.8 billion at list prices, two industry sources said. The long-awaited deal would double an order for 14 aircraft that has been on Airbus’s books for almost a decade without being fulfilled as […]

Ethiopian Airlines to resume flights to Eritrea’s Asmara next week

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July 9, 2018 Ethiopia’s state-owned airlines will resume flights to Eritrea’s capital Asmara next week, a state-affiliated news agency reported on Monday, hours after the neighbours and longtime foes declared their “state of war” over. The restoration of diplomatic ties and trade links was agreed on Monday after a historic day in Asmara of talks […]