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Turkish Cargo starts flights to Ho Chi Minh City

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November 5, 2018 Turkish Cargo is increasing capacity in Vietnam by adding Boeing 777 Freighter flights to Ho Chi Minh City. The country’s largest city has high export potential with strong demand for electrical equipment, fuel, oil, accessories and textiles, chemical products and nuclear equipment from Europe. Ho Chi Minh City has a population of […]

Virgin adds second daily flight to Johannesburg

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November 2, 2018 Virgin Atlantic Cargo has increased support for South Africa’s air cargo market with a second daily service between London and Johannesburg. The double daily Boeing 787-9 flights will also benefit customers in the US who will have access to additional cargo capacity to and from South Africa via London. Virgin says it […]

$71m profit for Atlas Air, pilots says issues remain

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November 2, 2018 Atlas Air Worldwide has posted a third quarter profits of $71.1 million but pilot unions are warning the public not to be fooled by executives painting a rosy picture. The third quarter profit compares to a loss of $24.1 million in the same period last year, while net income for the first […]

Vietjet to finalize $6.5 billion Airbus order: sources

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November 1, 2018 Fast-growing budget carrier Vietjet Aviation  is set to finalize a $6.5 billion jet order with Europe’s Airbus during a visit to Hanoi by French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Friday, people familiar with the matter said. The order for 50 A321neo jets is part of an aggressive investment in the Vietnamese airline’s […]

Strike at Polish airline LOT ends after deal agreed with unions

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November 1, 2018 Poland’s national airline LOT said on Thursday a two-week strike had ended after management reached agreement with unions. Unionized LOT employees began a strike on October 18 over changes to employment contracts and another factor was LOT’s dismissal of chief union representative Monika Zelazik from her job as flight attendant earlier this […]

Brazilian airline Gol reports third quarter loss

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November 1, 2018 Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA (Gol), Brazil’s largest airline, reported a third-quarter net loss of 409 million reais ($110 million) on Thursday, reversing a net profit of 328 million reais in the same period of 2017. The third-quarter results missed a forecast by three analysts for a net loss of $33 million, […]

FedEx connects Sydney with Singapore

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November 1, 2018 FedEx Express has launched four flights a week between Sydney and Singapore to meet customer demand for capacity, particularly for heavyweight shipments. Australian customers will benefit from increased capacity and reliability to transport retail freight, healthcare products, perishables and lithium ion batteries between the markets. Customers in Sydney will have a three-hour […]

Lufthansa profit drops on Air Berlin integration, strikes

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October 30, 2018 German airline Lufthansa  missed forecasts with an 11 percent drop in third-quarter operating profit as it spent money on integrating Air Berlin, which it snapped up after the budget carrier’s collapse last year. The cost and complexity of absorbing the business compounded the effect of higher fuel costs and air-traffic control strikes […]

Lufthansa not interested being part of government-led Alitalia deal

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October 30, 2018 Lufthansa has no interest in participating in a government-led restructuring of Italian carrier Alitalia, Chief Executive Carsten Spohr said. “We will not be co-investor with the government in an airline that is being restructured,” he said on an analyst call to discuss third-quarter financial results. Separately, CFO Ulrik Svensson said that while […]

WestJet Airlines beats on profits, but faces higher cost headwinds

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October 30, 2018 WestJet Airlines Ltd is eying branded fares and fees offering passenger perks to help boost revenues and margins, as the Canadian carrier faces headwinds despite reporting earnings that beat estimates on Tuesday. Calgary-based WestJet has been rolling out these fares and ancillary fees, such as charges for added legroom, as it faces […]