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El Al starts cargo service to Liege

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January 31, 2020 El Al has re-entered the freighter market with Atlas Air operating a Boeing 747-400F on the Tel Aviv to Liege route. The flag carrier signed an ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance) agreement with Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings for flights that began last month. Liege is Belgium’s main air cargo facility and […]

UPS releases 4Q 2019 earnings

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January 31, 2020 UPS has announced Q4 2019 adjusted earnings per share of $2.11, an 8.8% increase over the same period last year. The company’s results highlight the strong volume growth in the US domestic segment and the impact of successful execution from all segments. UPS’s transformation investments generated higher total revenue, operating profit growth […]

SIA Group slashes capacity to China over coronavirus outbreak

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January 31, 2020 Singapore Airlines and SilkAir have cut a number of flights to China for February, as the outbreak of the novel coronavirus continues its unabated spread. The capacity cuts will affect SIA flights to Beijing, Shanghai Pudong and Guangzhou. SilkAir, meanwhile, will be reducing the number of flights to all four Chinese cities […]

American Airlines Pilots Sue to Stop Flights to China

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January 31, 2020 With several airlines halting all flights to China, it’s not surprising American Airlines’ pilots are saying why not ours too? Jitters have set in, and they are real. The pilots’ union at American Airlines sued on Thursday to stop the carrier from flying to China and told members not to operate flights […]

Swiss WorldCargo suspends services to Beijing and Shanghai from 31 January to 9 February

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January 30, 2020 In a statement, SWISS and subsequently Swiss WorldCargo has announced it will suspend all services to and from Beijing and Shanghai, China, effective 31 January until 9 February. Hong Kong flights will remain as usual. The booking process will be closed for all flights to and from Beijing and Shanghai until further […]

No hot meals, blankets, magazines as airlines step up fight on virus

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January 29, 2020 Passengers on some flights to China will have to make do without hot meals, blankets and newspapers, as airlines step up measures to protect crew and travelers from a new virus that has killed more than 130 in the country. Seeking to contain the spread of the coronavirus by reducing personal contact, […]

EASA approves partial return to Iran, Iraq airspace for EU airlines

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January 29, 2020 European airlines can return to parts of Iranian and Iraqi airspace, the EU Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said on Wednesday, three weeks after Iran accidentally shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet amid an exchange of hostilities with U.S. forces in Iraq Following an EU aviation security risk group meeting, EASA said it […]

White House tells airlines it may suspend China-U.S. flights amid coronavirus outbreak

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January 29, 2020 The White House has told airline executives that it is considering suspending flights from China to the United States amid the new coronavirus outbreak. Source: (Reuters)

Airlines suspend some flights to China over coronavirus

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January 29, 2020 Major airlines have suspended some flights to China because of the coronavirus outbreak which has killed more than 130 people in China and spread across the world. Here are the airlines that have suspended flights: BRITISH AIRWAYS The British airline said on Jan. 29 it had suspended all direct flights to and […]

Finnair suspends its Nanjing and Beijing Daxing routes until end of March

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January 29, 2020 Due to the recent suspension of all group travel from China, Finnair will cancel its three weekly flights between Helsinki and Beijing Daxing International Airport between February 5 and March 29, and its two weekly flights between Helsinki and Nanjing between February 8 and March 29. Finnair will communicate these changes directly […]