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African airline Fastjet reveals urgent need for more cash

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September 26, 2018 Fastjet Plc’s shares shed more than half of their value on Wednesday after the African budget airline said it needed more cash within a month for it to continue operating. Fastjet, launched in 2012 and modelled on the likes of no-frills airlines easyJet Plc and Ryanair Holdings Plc , has been running […]

Foreign airlines to face new rivals on popular China routes as restrictions ease

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September 26, 2018 Foreign airlines that fly on 20 popular long-haul routes to China will face fresh competitive pressure as Beijing begins to ease decade-old restrictions on Oct. 1, allowing more Chinese carriers to offer service. The change affects about 20 percent of Chinese long-haul daily capacity, according to data compiled by Chinese aviation data […]

Ryanair Now Says 150 Flights Cancelled For Friday

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September 26, 2018 Ryanair has updated the number of flights it intends to cancel on Friday as cabin crew in several countries strike. The Irish airline said on Twitter that it would now cancel 150 flights, down from its previously announced figure of 190. Over 92 percent of Friday’s flights will not be affected by […]

Delta Flights Restored After IT Problem

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September 26, 2018 Delta Air Lines said it had restored all IT systems after an outage caused some flight delays on Tuesday evening. The airline said staff were working to accommodate passengers whose travel plans were disrupted. The outage was limited to the United States, Delta said. An initial company statement said it had implemented […]

Emirates Seeks Etihad Takeover to Create World’s Largest Airline

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September 20, 2018 Persian Gulf airline Emirates is looking at taking over unprofitable neighbor Etihad, people familiar with the matter said, a move that would create the world’s biggest carrier by passenger traffic. Any deal, talk on which are only at a preliminary stage, would require the blessing of the rulers of the richest sheikhdoms […]

Flight of India’s Jet Airways loses cabin pressure, causes minor injuries to 30

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September 20, 2018 More than two dozen passengers on a flight operated by India’s biggest full-service carrier, Jet Airways, were treated for minor injuries on Thursday after their plane lost cabin pressure and was forced to turn back, aviation authorities said. Shortly after takeoff from the financial capital of Mumbai, the flight crew forgot to […]

Nigeria to suspend national airline project

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September 20, 2018 Nigeria has suspended its plan to relaunch its national airline, a junior aviation minister said on Wednesday. The government had planned to launch the prestige project in December to make good on a promise by Muhammadu Buhari when he ran for president in 2015. He will seek re-election in February. “I regret […]

Etihad reboots cargo from October 1

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September 20, 2018 Etihad Cargo’s reboot of its global freighter network will be implemented commencing 1 October, 2018, “marking a key milestone in its strategy to simplify its route network and maximize freighter-to-bellyhold flows,” says the airline. This means redeploying freighter capacity on core trade lanes that connect its hub in Abu Dhabi, the capital of […]

DHL launches one stop-shop for customs processes

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September 19, 2018 DHL Global Forwarding has launched its Customs Connection platform in the US, acting as a one stop-shop for customs processes. Customs Connections features include enhanced functionalities such as a dashboard where customers can view and download their current and historical information and data, filter through commodities/origin and destination categories, generate reports, obtain […]

Silk Way West increases services to Zhengzhou to six a week

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September 19, 2018 Silk Way West Airlines is increasing services to China by increasing services to Zhengzhou from four flights a week to six. The carrier made the announcement during the 2nd ICAO Cargo Conference held in Zhengzhou from 5 – 7 September. The Baku, Azerbaijan-based airline says following meetings with senior representatives of the […]