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Published: August 23, 2014

Fiji Airways MD and CEO Stefan Pichler has been given a three-year appointment as the new chair of Tourism Fiji.  Bombardier appointed Jean Séguin as president of its newly formed Aerostructures & Engineering Services business unit. It has also appointed Ross Mitchell as VP-business acquisition, based in Toronto. Ryanair appointed John Hurley as its chief […]

EASA urges caution for flights in Syrian airspace

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Published: August 23, 2014

Following FAA’s decision to prohibit US airlines from flying in Syrian airspace earlier this week, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued its own Safety Information Bulletin. The bulletin draws the aviation community’s attention “to information that indicates the existence of serious risks to the safety of international civil flights and the consequent airspace […]

Estonian Air continues to narrow losses in 1H

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Published: August 23, 2014

Baltic flag carrier Estonian Air reported a first-half net loss of €5 million ($ 6.65 million), narrowed from a net loss of €6.1 million reported for the same period last year .  First-half revenue was €32.9 million, down 8% year-over-year. The airline cited reduced passenger numbers and lower yields due to increased competition at its […]

Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines: No decision on SunExpress long-haul LCC

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Published: August 23, 2014

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Turkish CEO forecasts 120 million passengers, 450 aircraft by 2023

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Published: August 23, 2014

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Delta Air Lines strikes back on Ex-Im Bank

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Published: August 22, 2014

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EASA issues safety advice for ash-contaminated flight

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Published: August 22, 2014

Airspace closures should be an action of last resort in the event of volcanic ash contamination, according to new advice issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). With one eye on another potential eruption from an Icelandic volcano, the agency has told operators that airspace closures should be “contemplated only in situations in which […]

A4A: Industry average margin 5% in 1H

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Published: August 22, 2014

Airlines for America (A4A) said that, although extreme weather in the first quarter of this year nearly derailed financial results, the airline industry overall reported a profit in the first half of 2014. The trade group based its findings on nine publicly traded airlines: Alaska, Allegiant, American, Delta, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit and United. Collectively, […]

Estonian Air continues to narrows losses in 1H

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Published: August 22, 2014

Baltic flag carrier Estonian Air reported a first-half net loss of €5 million ($ 6.65 million), narrowed from a net loss of €6.1 million reported for the same period last year .  First-half revenue was €32.9 million, down 8% year-over-year. The airline cited reduced passenger numbers and lower yields due to increased competition at its […]

Norwegian opens Gatwick long-haul base

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Published: August 22, 2014

Budget carrier Norwegian has opened a new long-haul base at London Gatwick Airport, supporting its Boeing 787 routes to Los Angeles, New York and Fort Lauderdale. Norwegian is already well established at Gatwick . It opened a short-haul base at the airport in 2013, which has since expanded to 90 pilots and 200 cabin crew. […]

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