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Virgin Atlantic eyes over 80 new routes at expanded Heathrow

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September 18, 2019 Virgin Atlantic said on Wednesday it is hoping to add over 80 new routes to its network after a third runway is built at London’s Heathrow Airport to challenge British Airways owner IAG’s dominance at the airport. Heathrow’s expansion is due for completion in 2026 after lawmakers voted strongly in favour of […]

Spanish union calls on Iberia airline ground staff to strike for 8 days

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September 16, 2019 A Spanish labour union called on Monday for all ground staff for International Airlines Group’s Iberia unit to go on strike every Monday from Sept. 30 to Nov. 18. Iberia’s parent has seen business at its British Airways unit severely disrupted this month by strikes. Iberia’s ground crew also serve a number […]

Qatar Airways to start new Doha-Osaka route from April 2020

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September 16, 2019 Qatar Airways will start a new route to Osaka from 6 April 2020, the airline’s third connection into Japan from Doha. The service will be operated by an Airbus A350-900 aircraft, and initially begin with a five times weekly service, increasing the route to daily from 23 June 2020. Qatar Airways began […]

Trouble on the streets hits Cathay cargo

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September 11, 2019 “Geopolitical tensions” affected Cathay Pacific’s cargo traffic in August, said the Hong Kong carrier in its latest monthly traffic statement. In what group chief customer and commercial officer Ronald Lam described as “an incredibly challenging month, both for Cathay Pacific and for Hong Kong”, Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon carried 161,394 tonnes […]

Saudia Cargo awards multi-station contract to WFS

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September 10, 2019 Saudia Cargo has awarded Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) a multi-station contract covering a number of major airports in Europe and the USA. The contract will see WFS handling over 160,000 tonnes of cargo per year and provide ramp handling for over 5,000 passenger and freighter flights. The three-year agreement extends WFS’s existing […]

British Airways pilots strike today for first time in 40 years

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September 9, 2019 British Airways pilots have staged their first walkout today in 40 years grounding more than 1,500 flights including nearly all of its UK services. Around 4,000 are stopping flying today and tomorrow in industrial action, over pay. The pilots are also set to strike all day on 27 September. Most of the […]

Saudia Cargo adds capacity in Europe and Africa

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September 9, 2019 Saudia Cargo has upgraded African and European services with extra freighter flights and belly-capacity starting from this month. A second additional weekly freighter flight will operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays to New York’s John F. Kennedy airport via Liege Airport using a Boeing 747-400 Freighter. The airline has added four weekly freighter […]

Avianca Cargo to connect Bogota with Dallas

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September 9, 2019 Avianca Cargo will start flights between Bogota and Dallas Fort Worth with two flights a week from 2 October. The Airbus A330-200 Freighter service will transport various types of cargo with its independent temperature-controlled decks. The airline says it selected Dallas Fort Worth due to economic growth and its central location within […]

Cargolux proves it is a heavy duty cargo airline

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September 6, 2019 Cargolux Airlines International has transported a 10-meter long shaft weighing 43 tonnes from Luxembourg to Zhengzhou, the largest piece moved to its Chinese hub. The move was organised on behalf of the newly founded HNCA Logistics (Luxembourg) in cooperation with local partner European Logistics Partners. The shipment was the first of its […]

Atlas Air extends lease on New York headquarters

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September 6, 2019 Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings has renewed and extended the lease on its Purchase, New York corporate headquarters. The plans include creating 100 additional jobs and enhancing the offices to accommodate its growing employee base and business growth. Purchase has been its headquarters since 2000 and Atlas Air employs 568 employees in New […]