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LATAM Airlines to fire 1,200 Brazilian employees

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August 29, 2018 Chilean airline LATAM will fire some 1,200 airport-based employees in Brazil and replace them with workers from a services company in an apparent cost-cutting measure, according to a report in O Estado de S. Paulo on Wednesday. The report said the airline confirmed the firings but would not give an exact number. […]

UPS increases capacity in Asia Pacific following strong growth

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August 29, 2018 Increased aircraft capacity is among the network enhancements UPS is making across Asia Pacific following strong growth in the first half of 2018. UPS has welcomed seven new Boeing 747-8s to its fleet, servicing trade routes connecting Asia with the United States and Europe; a total of nine new aircraft will add […]

Air Niugini lets customers pick up cargo in Lae City

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August 29, 2018 Air Niugini and Express Freight Management (EFM) will allow pick up and delivery of all cargo destined for Lae in the city instead of Nadzab Airport. Under the agreement starting on 1 September, Air Niugini Cargo will be assisting businesses and the public of Morobe Province, mainly Lae City with a split […]

AeroLogic to receive a brand new Boeing 777 Freighter

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August 29, 2018 AeroLogic will receive a brand new Boeing 777 Freighter in January, which Lufthansa Cargo will lease from Boeing for this purpose. The aircraft is expected to receive the registration D-AALK and will fly from Seattle to Leipzig in January 2019. The fleet of AeroLogic, a joint venture between Lufthansa Cargo and DHL […]

India’s Jet Airways posts Q1 loss; draws up strategy to cut costs

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August 28, 2018 India’s biggest full-service airline, Jet Airways Ltd, posted its second consecutive quarterly loss on Monday and said it would inject funds and cut costs in excess of 20 billion rupees in two years as it seeks to turn around the business. The airline, part-owned by Etihad Airways, has been facing financial difficulties […]

Delta Cargo pushes for digitalization with iPad kiosks

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August 28, 2018 Delta Cargo has launched self-service iPad kiosks in Atlanta and Boston, requiring electronic air waybills (e-AWB) as standard operating procedure. The air waybill is a critical air cargo document constituting the contract of carriage between the shipper and Delta Cargo. The implementation supports Delta Cargo and the International Air Transport Association’s efforts […]

Tianjin Airlines connects Heathrow with Chongqing

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August 28, 2018 Heathrow Airport is continuing to gain links to China with services to Chongqing, the airport’s 10th direct connection to the country. The thrice-weekly service is operated by Tianjin Airlines on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays using an Airbus A330-200 offering 3,744 tonnes of cargo capacity for imports and exports per year. Chongqing is […]

Air New Zealand forecasts profit drop on higher fuel costs, hurting shares

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August 7, 2018 Air New Zealand Ltd said its pretax profit would fall by up to 21 percent in the current financial year due to higher fuel prices, sending shares lower despite reporting its second-best ever full-year earnings on Thursday. The wide guidance range of a 3 percent to 21 percent fall in earnings before […]

Qantas eyes larger Airbus A350 jet for Sydney-London flights

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August 7, 2018 Australia’s Qantas Airways Ltd is considering a larger version of the Airbus SE A350 as the European jetmaker and Boeing Co vie to connect Sydney and London in a non-stop 20-hour flight by 2022, the airline’s CEO said The airline’s selection process for what would be the world’s longest commercial flight has […]

United Airlines sees deal soon on Latin American joint ventures

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August 22, 2018 United Continental Holdings Inc. is eying joint ventures with three Latin American carriers in the near future, but a deal would not immunize the U.S. airline from the “ups and downs” of the region’s volatile market, President Scott Kirby said on Tuesday. “I think we will get it done in the not […]