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AirBridgeCargo starts third weekly service to Munich

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October 4, 2017 AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) is increasing services to Germany with a third weekly flight to Munich Airport, operating a Boeing 747 Freighter with over 100 tonnes of cargo capacity for exports. Customers in Munich will receive connections to 12 destinations in six Asian countries within a 48-hour cargo delivery time including cargo handling […]

Lufthansa Cargo to restart MD-11 freighter to Kansai

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October 4, 2017 Lufthansa Cargo is to resume a direct 80-tonne MD-11 Freighter service from Frankfurt Airport to Osaka’s Kansai International Airport from 18 January next year. The German cargo carrier last flew the route in March 2014 and will service Kansai twice a week stopping in Osaka on a Thursday and Saturday. The MD-11 […]

Qatar Airways Cargo adds Helsinki to pharma network

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October 3, 2017 Qatar Airways Cargo has added Helsinki to its expanding pharma network, its 74th pharma destination introduced within three months since Dublin was added in June. Finland is very important in the global pharmaceutical market and boasts expertise in research and development, attracting hundreds of clinical trials every year. The pharmaceutical service system […]

Monarch Files for Insolvency in U.K.’s Biggest Airline Failure

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October 2, 2017 U.K. leisure carrier Monarch filed for insolvency in Britain’s biggest-ever airline collapse, leaving the government to arrange the return of 110,000 tourists and marking the third failure of a major European operator in five months. The airline and Monarch Travel Group have been placed under administration, leading to the suspension of the […]

Monarch stops flying but business as normal for MAEL

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October 2, 2017 Monarch Airlines ceased trading and halted all flights at 04.00h this morning after entering administration, but Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL) will continue as a standalone business. MAEL is a maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) company and employs over 730 staff at six locations in the UK and four overseas and has […]

Southwest Sends Oldest Jets to Graveyard as New 737 Joins Fleet

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September 29, 2017 Southwest Airlines Co. is set to pull off an aviation high-wire act this weekend as it sends 30 of its oldest planes to a desert graveyard just 24 hours before launching the newest version of its staple 737 jetliner. The changeover will usher in the latest fresh start for Boeing Co.’s bread-and-butter […]

American Airlines CEO: We’ll Never Lose Money Again

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September 29, 2017 The CEO of American Airlines says the once-volatile industry has changed so radically that his company will never lose money again. Even in a bad year, Doug Parker says, the world’s biggest airline should earn about $3 billion in profit before taxes. Parker made the declaration at a meeting with analysts and […]

Qatar Airways takes 49% stake in Meridiana

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September 28, 2017 Qatar Airways has acquired a 49 per cent stake of AQA Holding – the new parent company of Meridiana fly (Meridiana), while the previous sole shareholder Alisarda has kept 51 per cent. Meridiana is the second largest Italian carrier, with an extensive network, which connects the main Italian airports with Sardinia and […]

Southwest Air Sees $100 Million Hit From Hurricanes, Earthquakes

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September 28, 2017 Southwest Airlines Co. said third-quarter sales will take a $100 million blow from this year’s devastating hurricanes and earthquakes. About 5,000 flights had been canceled through Wednesday because of the natural disasters, the carrier said in a statement Thursday. Southwest also pared its outlook for revenue from each seat flown a mile, […]

Emirates SkyCargo handles 51,000 tonnes of pharma in 12 months

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September 28, 2017 Emirates SkyCargo this month marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of its specialist product Emirates Pharma and says it has handled more than 51,000 tonnes of pharma in those 12 months – valued at over $11 billion. The Dubai-based carrier says it pharma product, which offers customers three levels to choose […]