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Qatar become 1st carrier to launch freighter to Yangon

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November 20, 2017 Qatar Airways Cargo has become the first international carrier to launch a freighter service to Yangon in Myanmar. The Doha-Yangon-Doha route is served once-a-week with the Airbus A330 Freighter, providing more than 60 tonnes of cargo capacity each way. Qatar Airways’ acting chief officer for cargo, Guillaume Halleux says: “We are delighted […]

Oil & gas helps get CargoLogicAir services off to a flying start

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November 10, 2017 CargoLogicAir’s (CLA) first scheduled route has got off to a flying start due to strong demand from the oil and gas industry from the USA to the Middle East. It launched twice-weekly Boeing 747-400 Freighter services in August with Europe-Mexico, Europe-Middle East and USA-Middle East connections, and has carried over 2,000 tonnes […]

AAT starts handling cargo for Hong Kong Airlines

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November 10, 2017 Hong Kong Airlines and cargo subsidiary Hong Kong Air Cargo Carrier have moved cargo handling operations to Asia Airfreight Terminal (AAT). It was announced in March 2017 that the airline would make the move and this was completed on 8 November 2017. Hong Kong Airlines was established in 2006, serving more than […]

Yet Another Dead Airline Brand Is Being Revived

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November 9, 2017 Nostalgia runs deep in the U.S. airline business—witness attempted resurrections over the years of Braniff, Pan American, Eastern, and People Express.  The newest effort in the everything-that’s-old-is-new-again business is a low-cost venture that aims to fly Boeing Co. 787s to Asia and South America, replicating the type of long-haul operation that Norwegian Air has […]

Vietnam Airlines in Share Sales Talks With Foreign Investors

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November 9, 2017 Vietnam Airlines Corp. will offer more shares to foreign investors, including possibly another airline, as it prepares a listing on the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange next year and the government plans to cut its holdings to 51 percent.  The carrier which sold an 8.8 percent stake to ANA Holdings Inc. last year for $108 million — is discussing […]

First half year profits rebound at Emirates

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November 9, 2017 Profits have rebounded for Emirates, increasing by 111 per cent in the six months up to 30 September, hitting $452 million. Revenue increased by six per cent to $12.1 billion, while revenue for the Emirates Group was also up six per cent to $13.5 billion, with profits growing by 77 per cent […]

Virgin Australia increases Melbourne – Hong Kong capacity

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November 9, 2017 Virgin Australia is increasing cargo capacity on its Melbourne – Hong Kong services with daily services from 12 November. Volumes have been increasing steadily in both directions since Virgin Australia commenced five Airbus A330-200 flights a week in July, and the airline says the extra capacity provided by the new daily service […]

Revenues increase 31% in Q3 at ATSG

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November 7, 2017 Air Transport Services Group’s (ATSG) revenues increased $60.8 million on the third quarter (Q3) of last year, or 31 per cent, to $254.1 million for Q3 ending on 30 September. Excluding revenues from reimbursable airline expenses, revenues increased $49 million, or 29 per cent. ATSG’s dry leasing, and maintenance and logistics businesses […]

American Airlines starts daily Los Angeles – Beijing services

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November 7, 2017 American Airlines has launched daily nonstop flights from Los Angeles International Airport to Beijing Capital International Airport, its third route to the Chinese capital. The Boeing 787-8 service departs Los Angeles at 10.55h and arrives in Beijing at 16.20h the next day, and the return flight departing Beijing at 18.30h, arriving back […]

South African Airways Meeting Banks to Discuss Debt Rollover

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November 6, 2017 South African Airways will meet a group of domestic lenders on Tuesday to negotiate the refinancing of about 6 billion rand ($423 million) in outstanding loans, according to its new chief executive officer. The banks have in principle agreed to extend the loan terms, Vuyani Jarana, who took the helm at the […]