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Indian airline Vistara to launch first international flights in August

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July 11, 2019 Indian full-service airline Vistara said on Thursday it would launch its international flights in August, a year later than anticipated, with Singapore as its first destination. The carrier, a joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines Ltd, will launch one daily flight from Delhi and one from Mumbai to the city-state, […]

Boeing 737 Max grounding continues to affect Norwegian

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July 11, 2019 Norwegian has reported that its second quarter (Q2) results were characterized by reduced growth and improved profitability which it said was in line with the company’s strategy. The airline said the negative impacts on production, demand, operating expenses of the grounding of its Boeing 737 Max aircraft, the underlying operating result before […]

British Airways to switch Beijing flights to new Daxing airport

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July 10, 2019 British Airways will switch its direct Beijing flights from London Heathrow Airport to new state-of-the-art Beijing Daxing International Airport from 27 October 2019. The London to Beijing route will continue as a daily service, operated by a Boeing 787-9 in the winter and a Boeing 777-300 in the summer, with four cabins. […]

American Airlines raises unit revenue forecast, shares rise

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July 10, 2019 American Airlines Group Inc on Wednesday raised its estimate for second-quarter unit revenue as the grounding of Boeing Co’s MAX jets left the No. 1 U.S. carrier with fewer aircraft in service, allowing it to fly fuller planes. The company’s shares rose 3% in early trading and also lifted the stocks of […]

Pilots dispute court ruling and demand a rehearing

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July 10, 2019 Pilots flying for Atlas Air and Polar Air Cargo have demanded a rehearing after the US Court of Appeals ordered them to stop an “intentional and illegal work slowdown”. The lawsuit was filed in September 2017 by the airlines alleging the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the Airline Professionals Association, Teamsters Local […]

FedEx adds B767F to Dublin-London-Paris route

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July 10, 2019 FedEx Express has introduced brand new Boeing 767 Freighters on European routes, offering more capacity on Dublin – London – Paris services. The first 767F in European service for FedEx can carry 41 tonnes of cargo, a 16% increase in capacity compared to older aircraft. It is also 9% more fuel efficient […]

Ethiopian Cargo connects Chongqing with the world

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July 9, 2019 Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services has connected Chongqing with Africa and the Americas on a weekly cargo flight. The weekly Boeing 777-200 Freighter service was launched on 26 June and passes through Shanghai – Chongqing – Delhi – Addis Ababa – Lagos – Sao Paulo – Quito – Miami. Located in southwest […]

British Airways faces record £183m fine for last year’s data breach

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July 8, 2019 British Airways (BA) is facing a record fine of £183 million for last year’s data breach of its security systems and is set to lodge an appeal against the decision. The carrier is owned by International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) and said it was “surprised and disappointed” by the penalty from the […]

Cargolux adds third weekly flight to Xiamen ,

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 July 8, 2019 Cargolux Airlines International added a third weekly flight to Xiamen, China on 1 July to meet growing customer demand. The new service CV9721 operates on Mondays, leaving Luxembourg at 08.10h and arriving in Xiamen on Tuesday at 04.40h. The return flight, CV9731 leaves Xiamen at 06.15h and heads to Los Angeles, […]

Eva Airways says strike to end on July 9

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July 7, 2019 Taiwan’s Eva Airways Corp said on Sunday its cabin crew’s strike will end on Tuesday after it reached an agreement with the Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union (TFAU). The company estimated in a filing to the Taiwan Stock Exchange the strike – the longest ever for Taiwan’s aviation industry – had cost T$3.02 […]