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Delta’s A220-100 Flies For The First Time

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October 8, 2018 Delta Air Lines’ first Airbus A220-100 took off on its maiden flight over the weekend from the Bombardier assembly plant in Québec. Delta will be the first US airline to operate the A220, formerly the Bombardier CS100. The Atlanta-based airline ordered 75 of the 100-plus seater jet in a 2016 USD$5.6 billion […]

Norway proposes increased tax on long haul flights, cut on short haul

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October 8, 2018 The Norwegian government proposed on Monday to raise the tax on airline tickets to non-European destinations to 200 Norwegian crowns ($24.13) from 80 crowns currently. On travel in Europe, it proposed a cut to 75 crowns per ticket from 80 crowns. “The passenger fee is given an environmental profile by introducing distance […]

Brazil airline Gol reports drop in quarterly operating margin

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October 8, 2018 Brazilian airline Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA is likely to post an operating margin, or EBIT margin, of 5 to 5.5 percent in the third quarter, down 7 percentage points from the same period last year, the firm said on Monday. In a securities filing previewing the firm’s quarterly results, Gold said […]

Ahead of holidays, FedEx leans on special bonuses to keep pilots from retiring

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October 4, 2018 With the peak holiday shipping season fast-approaching, global package delivery giant FedEx Corp is paying retirement-age pilots bonuses of $40,000 – and potentially as much as $110,000 – to keep them flying into next year. The bonuses, outlined in the latest pilot contract and previously unreported, reveal that a wave of pilot […]

Nippon Cargo Airlines to resume flights to Europe

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October 3, 2018 Nippon Cargo Airlines is resuming flights to Europe with services to Amsterdam and Milan starting again on 5 October. The Japanese airline suspended all services in June due to maintenance issues after inappropriate records concerning the lubricating oil supply for an aircraft at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport was uncovered. Services started again […]

Qatar Airways upgrades part of A350 order to biggest model

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October 1, 2018 Qatar Airways said on Monday it was upgrading five of its Airbus A350 jets on order to the largest model, in a boost for the European planemaker’s largest twin-engined jet. The Gulf airline was the launch customer for both A350 models and said in February it could switch some of its existing […]

flydubai Cargo offers animal transport services

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October 1, 2018 flydubai Cargo is offering live animal transportation across its network, having successfully moved two Saluki dogs and seven falcons for a competition in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The project was undertaken in association with the Department of Culture and Tourism for Abu Dhabi to support the UAE’s participation in the event. The airline offers […]

Virgin Atlantic Cargo keeps growing following record year

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September 27, 2018 Following a record year in 2017, Virgin Atlantic Cargo has grown by three per cent in the first half of 2018. The airline carried 116.3 million kilos to the end of June 2018, building on the strong performance in 2017 when volumes reached a five-year high. The cargo business also continued to […]

Lufthansa Expanding Munich Into Asia Hub

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September 27, 2018 Lufthansa will further expand at Munich Airport as it continues to develop its multi-hub strategy. The European airline group said it will develop the Bavarian capital into an Asia-focussed hub, with high single-digit growth expected in 2019. Lufthansa transferred five Airbus A380 superjumbos from Frankfurt to Munich this year for the busy […]

Helvetic Firms Up Embraer E190-E2 Order

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September 27, 2018 Helvetic Airways has announced a firm order for 12 Embraer E190-E2s, in a deal worth USD$730 million at list prices. The Swiss airline had signed a letter of intent to purchase the aircraft at this year’s Farnborough Air Show in July. The agreement includes purchase rights on an additional 12 E190-E2s. If […]