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Avia Solutions completes Chapman Freeborn acquisition

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Octubre 15, 2019 Avia Solutions Group has completed the acquisition of 100% of the shareholding charter company Chapman Freeborn Group. The Chapman Freeborn acquisition bolsters Avia’s business portfolio, with expertise including delivery of time-critical shipments, heavy and outsized equipment, humanitarian goods and other types of freight. As part of the Avia Solutions Group, Chapman Freeborn […]

Lufthansa cabin crew union calls for Sunday strike in Frankfurt, Munich

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October 14, 2019 German flight attendants’ union UFO is calling for a five-hour strike on Sunday at German flag carrier Lufthansa, UFO said on Monday, in an escalating row over workers’ pay. Flight attendants and pursers at Lufthansa’s largest hubs, Frankfurt and Munich, have been called upon to take part in the walkout, which is […]

Virgin and Delta future proof cargo joint venture

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October 14, 2019 Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Delta Cargo have future proofed their joint venture with the opening of the London Heathrow export facility. Opened on schedule, the new facility is the first phase of the two airline’s expansion program to double cargo handling capacity at Heathrow to meet projected growth. The new dnata City […]

Japan Airlines to cancel over 90% of domestic flights to and from Haneda, Narita airports on Saturday: NHK

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October 10, 2019 Japan Airlines will cancel more than 90% of domestic flights to and from Tokyo’s Haneda airport and Narita airport in Chiba prefecture on Saturday due to Typhoon Hagibis, public broadcaster NHK said. Super typhoon Hagibis could make landfall on Japan’s main island on that day. The Japan Meteorological Agency has said people […]

Czech Airlines and Norwegian dramatically reduce their A320neo orders

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October 8, 2019 In a surprise move Czech Airlines has cancelled over half of the Airbus A320neos it had originally ordered more than three years ago, while Norwegian Air has also cut its A320neo commitment. Czech Airlines still has three of the re-engined type on order. Its A320neo order had, in turn, replaced seven A320s […]

The final flights of Thomas Cook

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October 7, 2019 The last of more than 700 flights deployed to bring home passengers stranded overseas by the Thomas Cook’ collapse are due to return to the UK this morning, of the 7 October. Sunday 6 Oct was the final day that saw 24 flights returning 4,800 former Thomas Cook clients. “We still have […]

ADRIA AIRWAYS LEAVES STAR ALLIANCE

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October 7, 2019 Slovenian airline Adria Airways, headquartered in Ljubljana, has ceased to be a member of Star Alliance effective 02 October 2019. The departure of Adria Airways from Star Alliance follows the company’s recent bankruptcy developments and cessation of all flight operations as of 30 September. This has been a regrettable development following 15 […]

Pakistan International Airlines to begin direct flights to Kuala Lumpur From Oct 14

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October 3, 2019 Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), the national flag-carrier, would start its direct flight operation between Islamabad and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) from October 14. “The PIA is going to operate weekly two direct flights between Islamabad and Kuala Lumpur to facilitate the tourists intending to visit Malaysia and Pakistan. “It will also restart flights […]

Seven more years for Swiss WorldCargo and Cargologic

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October 3, 2019 Swiss WorldCargo has extended its partnership with Cargologic to provide handling services at Zurich Airport for another seven years. Cargo handling agent Cargologic processes 440,000 tonnes a year, employing 800 people in Zurich, Basel, Bern and Lugano, providing services for airlines and freight forwarders. Christian Wyss, head of quality and services at […]

UPS Flight Forward carries out first drone flight

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 October 2, 2019 UPS Flight Forward has operated its first delivery flight having received US government Part 135 Standard certification to operate a drone airline. The UPS subsidiary was awarded the certificate on Friday 27 September, and immediately a delivery flight took off at WakeMed’s hospital campus in Raleigh, North Carolina. The flight, using […]