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Air France-KLM in deal with Dutch pilots, averting possible strike action

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September 4, 2018 The Netherlands pilots’ union said on Tuesday it has reached agreement on a new deal with Air France-KLM over working hours, removing the threat of strike action later this year. The airline, which has been hard hit by strike actions by its French employees, appointed a new CEO on Aug. 17 to […]

Qatar Airways rethinks Indian plans due to foreign ownership rules

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September 4, 2018 Qatar Airways is reviewing plans for its own domestic Indian airline due to “confusing” foreign ownership rules and could opt to could work with a partner in India or take a stake in IndiGo instead, its chief executive said on Tuesday. The state-owned Gulf carrier has long coveted the Indian aviation market, […]

CEO of Pakistan’s national airline steps down on order of top court

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September 4, 2018 The chief executive of Pakistan’s loss-making national airline on Tuesday stepped down on the order of the Supreme Court, which has ruled his appointment was made in violation of the rules and regulations. The court order was the latest blow to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), which was reported last year to be […]

SF Airlines connects Changi Airport with Shenzhen

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September 4, 2018 Changi Airport Group has welcomed the arrival of SF Airlines’ inaugural flight from Shenzhen, making it the first Chinese express airline to operate between Singapore and China. China is Changi’s largest air cargo market, with more than 270,000 tonnes of throughput for the 12 months ending June 2018, and SF Airlines’ weekly […]

Finnair Cargo picks Air Logistics Group as GSSA for China

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August 31, 2018 Finnair Cargo has appointed Air Logistics China as its general sales and service agent (GSSA) in Mainland China. The Air Logistics Group company started working with Finnair Cargo in Nanjing on 1 August, and the agreement in Guangzhou, Xi’an and Chongqing will be effective from 1 September. Finnair Cargo sales director for […]

Ethiopian Cargo connects Miami with Africa for the first time

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August 30, 2018 History was made on 29 August when Ethiopian Cargo touched down in Miami, creating the first-ever cargo route between the African continent and the Florida city. The twice-weekly scheduled flights to Addis Ababa will operate on a route including intermediate stops in Spain, Colombia and Belgium on inbound and outbound services, all […]

Surge in second-quarter profit masks underlying challenges for AirAsia

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August 30, 2018 AirAsia Group reported a surge in second-quarter net profit on the back of a tax benefit, but operating profit fell sharply as fuel and maintenance costs increased. The Malaysian budget carrier said on Thursday that net profit for April-June rose by 147 percent to 361.8 million ringgit ($88 million). However, that was […]

Air France unions brandish new strike threat

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August 30, 2018 Air France-KLM’s French unions voiced impatience on Thursday with a frozen pay dispute, threatening renewed industrial action unless the airline group resumes talks that were curtailed by its chief executive’s resignation in May. The group has refused to reopen pay talks pending the arrival of its next CEO Ben Smith in late […]

Sky Lease signs agreement with Navitrans for one Boeing 747-400

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August 30, 2018 Sky Lease has signed a lease agreement with Navitrans for one Boeing 747-400ERF for 36 months starting on 1 September. The addition to the Navitrans fleet is scheduled to operate three flights a week between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport providing up to 120 tons of capacity with […]

WFS to handle cargo for Thai Airways in UK and Ireland

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August 30, 2018 Thai Cargo has awarded Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) a five-year cargo handling contract in the UK and Ireland, starting 1 September. WFS will provide handling for Thai’s double daily Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 from London Heathrow to Bangkok as well as regional cargo handling across its UK and Ireland stations and […]