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Smith appointed chief executive at Air France-KLM

August 17, 2018

Current Air Canada chief operating officer Benjamin Smith has been selected by Air France-KLM as its next chief executive. Smith has played a major role at Air Canada over the past two decades, and becomes the first overseas leader of Air France-KLM. He will begin his new role on September 30th. Anne-Marie Couderc, non-executive chairman […]

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Airbus prepares first ACJ320neo for take off with Acropolis Aviation

August 17, 2018

The first ACJ320neo has been assembled, fitted with CFM International LEAP-1A engines and painted in ACJ house-colours, in preparation for a first flight in the coming weeks. After delivery to Acropolis Aviation of the UK in the last quarter of this year, the aircraft will enter outfitting at AMAC in Basle, Switzerland, where an Alberto […]

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Oman Air rolls out new range of in-flight amenities

August 17, 2018

Oman Air has made premium comfort amenities available for all on selected flights in time for Eid Al Adha. The carrier – considered the Middle East’s Leading Airline – Economy Class and Business Class by the World Travel Awards – will launch the sale of sleepwear, an exclusive amenities kit, and other branded merchandise at […]

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Aeromexico to launch direct Belize flight in November

August 15, 2018

Aeromexico has announced the start of a seasonal twice a week non-stop flight to Belize. The service will start on November 17th and run until the end of April next year. The move makes Aeromexico the first major Mexican commercial airline to offer such service to the country of Belize. Flight 67 will be on […]

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Curran named president of Boeing AvionX

August 14, 2018

Boeing has named Brendan Curran president of Boeing AvionX, an organisation formed last year to pursue the development and production of avionics and electronics systems. Curran, who has more than 20 years of aerospace industry leadership, joins Boeing from Crane, where he served as president of the aerospace and electronics group. In this newly-created position, […]

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Virgin Atlantic joins calls for improvement at Heathrow border

August 13, 2018

Virgin Atlantic has called on the border force to take action as the number of international visitors to the UK waiting more than two hours to clear immigration continues to increase. New figures reveal the force missed its target of a 45-minute wait or less for 95 per cent of visitors from outside the European […]

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Busiest ever July at London Luton Airport

August 13, 2018

London Luton has celebrated its busiest-ever July, as 1.67 million passengers travelled through the airport. This marks a 3.1 per cent increase compared with last year, making July the 18th consecutive month that over one million passengers have passed through LLA. The start of the busy summer period coincided with LLA’s 80th anniversary – the […]

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Stolen plane crashes near Seattle following joyriding incident

August 11, 2018

A stolen plane has crashed on the south of Ketron Island, near Seattle, after an apparent joyriding incident. The plane, a Horizon Air Q400, took off from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and came down after what was called an “unauthorised take-off” by authorities. It is not known when the man, believed to be a 29-year-old local […]

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Turkish Airlines reports strong results for early 2018

August 10, 2018

Turkish Airlines has seen revenue increased by 30 per cent year-on-year for the first half of financial 2018, reaching US$6 billion. Net operating profit rose from US$17 million last year to US$258 million in the six-month period, despite increasing fuel prices. EBITDAR stood at US$1.28 billion after a 38 per cent increase, and the airline’s […]

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Thousands of travellers hit as pilot strike forces Ryanair to cancel flights

August 10, 2018

Ryanair has been forced to cancel around 400 flights today as pilots go on strike across Europe. Pilots in five countries are currently taking industrial action, affecting around 50,000 passengers during the peak of the summer holiday season. The 24-hour walk-out involves staff in Germany, Sweden, Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands. The action is the […]

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