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Salmon exports make up for weak imports at LATAM

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November 23, 2018 Cargo revenue at LATAM Airlines increased by 2.5 per cent in the third quarter with Chilean salmon exports making up for weaker imports. Third quarter revenue was $278.9 million, while revenue tonne kilometers (RTK) were up 2.6 per cent to 875 million, with capacity in available tonne kilometer (ATK) increasing by 3.9 […]

Avianca Cargo touches down at Brussels Airport

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November 22, 2018 Avianca Cargo made its maiden voyage between Europe and South America on 18 November with direct flights to Brussels Airport. The Airbus A330-200 Freighter services will offer customers an extended network in Europe. The flights to Brussels providing connections to the flower auction in Amsterdam, the main operation and consolidation centre for […]

Malaysia’s AirAsia X reports wider third-quarter loss on higher fuel cost

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November 21, 2018 Malaysia’s AirAsia X Bhd reported a sharply wider third-quarter net loss on Wednesday, the airline’s second consecutive quarter in the red due to higher fuel prices. Volatile fuel costs have been a significant pressure on the long-haul budget offshoot of AirAsia Group Bhd, and analysts expect that will continue to be a […]

LATAM Airlines posts steep drop in third-quarter profit, reduces fleet commitments

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November 21, 2018 LATAM Airlines, the biggest airline group in Latin America, reported a quarterly net profit of $53 million on Tuesday, down from $160 million a year earlier, as it faced increased competition from low-cost competitors. Competition has eaten into LATAM’s margins, prompting the airline to announce it had renegotiated commitments for future aircraft […]

ATSG delivers 767-200 to SkyTaxi

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November 21, 2018 Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) has delivered a Boeing 767-200 converted freight to SkyTaxi of Poland under a seven-year lease. Through ATSG’s subsidiary Cargo Aircraft Management, SkyTaxi has been granted the option to lease a second 767-200 for delivery in 2019. SkyTaxi operates two Saab 340s from its home base at Copernicus […]

easyJet CEO says no interest in Flybe at the moment

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November 20, 2018 The boss of British low-cost airline easyJet said he did not have “any interest in this particular topic on Flybe at the moment” when he was asked if he would be interested in buying the struggling airline. Regional airline Flybe said last week it was in talks with potential buyers after it […]

American Airlines pilots seek new contract negotiations

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November 20, 2018 American Airlines  pilots union on Monday urged the carrier to begin negotiations for a new labor contract in January to boost compensation. The airline signed a five-year contract with its pilots in early 2015 after exiting Chapter 11 bankruptcy, providing immediate pay raises of 23 percent and subsequent annual increases of three […]

Jeju Air Orders 40 Boeing 737 MAX 8s

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November 10, 2018 South Korean low-cost carrier Jeju Air has ordered 40 Boeing 737 MAX 8s in a deal worth USD$4.68 billion at list process. The purchase agreement includes options on a further 10 MAX 8s and is the largest order ever placed by a Korean low cost airline, according to Boeing. “With Korea’s growing […]

American Airlines ‘unaware’ of some Boeing 737 MAX functions until last week: spokesman

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November 15, 2018 American Airlines Group Inc said on Wednesday it was “unaware” of some functions of an anti-stall system on Boeing Co’s 737 MAX until last week. Boeing and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued guidance on the system last week after a Lion Air jet crashed in Indonesia on Oct. 29, killing […]

China Southern Airlines to quit SkyTeam alliance next year

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November 15, 2018 China Southern Airlines said it will leave the SkyTeam airline alliance on Jan. 1 next year to meet the needs of the company’s own development strategy. SkyTeam is one of the world’s three major airline alliances and had two big Chinese carriers, China Southern and rival China Eastern Airlines Corp Ltd, as […]