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Saudi airline flyadeal picks Airbus jets over grounded Boeing MAX

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July 7, 2019 Saudi Arabia’s flyadeal will not proceed with a provisional order for 30 Boeing 737 MAX jets, the U.S. planemaker said on Sunday after the airline announced it would operate an all Airbus A320 fleet. Flyadeal began reconsidering a commitment to order the Boeing jets after two MAX aircraft crashed in Ethiopia in […]

Etihad upgrades aircraft on three key Asian routes to meet soaring demand

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July 1, 2019 Etihad Airways has upgraded services on three key Asian routes this week introducing larger aircraft to meet growing demand. Flights between the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, and major two Chinese cities, Shanghai and Chengdu, have been upgraded with Boeing 787 Dreamliners, while the South Korean city of Seoul has been boosted from […]

American Airlines to stop operating the MD-80 on 4 September

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June 26, 2019 American Airlines will retire its last 26 McDonnell Douglas MD-80 aircraft on 4 September. The MD-80, also known as the Super 80, was the workhorse of the airline’s fleet throughout the 1980s and beyond. American Airlines said it’s a “bittersweet but well-earned retirement” as the airline celebrates the aircraft’s history while modernizing […]

Cargolux extends Asia Pacific network to Jakarta

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June 26, 2019 Cargolux Airlines International has extended its presence in Asia Pacific with weekly flights to Jakarta, Indonesia touching down on 23 June. An official ceremony welcomed the arrival of LX-ECV to celebrate the introduction of the weekly Luxembourg – Jakarta flight. The flights leave Luxembourg on Sunday and arrive in Jakarta on Monday […]

Delta Air Lines takes a 4.3% stake in Korean Air

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June 24, 2019 Delta Air Lines has acquired a 4.3 per cent equity stake in Hanjin-KAL, the largest shareholder of Korean Air. The US carrier said the investment demonstrates Delta’s commitment to the success of its joint venture with Korean Air and the customer benefits, market positioning and growth opportunities the partnership enables. Delta intends […]

JetBlue orders 13 Airbus A321XLR to fuel transatlantic route development

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June 24, 2019 JetBlue is converting 13 aircraft in its existing Airbus A321neo order book to the XLR version for delivery scheduled to begin in 2023. The aircraft JetBlue said will support its focus city strategy by allowing the airline to implement further expansion to additional European destinations from Boston and New York, while also […]

Eva Air takes delivery of first 787-10 Dreamliner

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June 24, 2019 Eva Air has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, which will be used on high-density routes in Asia. It is the first of 20 787-10s on order and joins a fleet of four 787-9 Dreamliners already in operation. The 68-metre-long 787-10 is built with lightweight composite materials and powered by […]

Amazon Air to start flights to Anchorage airport

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June 24, 2019 Amazon Air will launch Boeing 767 flights to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport on 27 June. The online retailer will utilize the Alaskan airport’s Kulis Business Park, located south of the East-West runways. On Anchorage Airport’s Twitter feed, airport manager Jim Szczesniak says: “This is the second new airline we’ve welcomed to […]

Air Canada: Woman wakes up alone on dark, parked plane

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June 23, 2019 A woman has said she was left alone on an Air Canada plane after falling asleep during a flight. Tiffani Adams said she fell asleep while flying from Quebec to Toronto on 9 June. When she woke up, she was freezing cold and still buckled into her seat, but the aircraft was […]

Huawei ‘Slams FedEx Vendetta’ After Courier Refuses To Deliver P30 Phone To U.S.

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June 23, 2019 “Was FedEx within its rights to prevent a P30 Pro from being delivered to the U.S?” tweeted Huawei, answering “no” to its own question and slamming the FedEx action as a “vendetta.” Of all the headlines generated by the conflict between Washington and Huawei, none is quite as unusual as the spat […]