BTS: Winter 2014 set records for cancellations, on-time performance

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Published: April 19, 2014

Flight cancellations in February were the highest-ever for the month, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. “The cancellation rate of 5.51% in February 2014 was the highest for any February, above the average of 2.88% in the previous 19 years and the … sixth highest (not including September 2001) for any month,” BTS said. […]

Gulf Air restores Athens services

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Published: April 19, 2014

Gulf Air plans to restart services from its Manama base to Athens from June 16, following an improvement in Greece’s economy. The Bahraini carrier will reinstate a 4X-weekly service; it cut the Greek capital from its network in March 2012, at the height of its cash crisis , when it began to shed a series […]

Dubai International Airport details runway disruption

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Published: April 18, 2014

Dubai International Airport —which will begin heavy maintenance work on its two runways May 1 for 80 days—has released more details of alterations to services caused by a major refurbishment of the runways over the summer. Movements will be cut by an estimated 26% as the Middle East’s main airport undergoes runway resurfacing. The project […]

Amadeus: Global travel on course for a ‘golden decade’ of growth

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Published: April 18, 2014

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Reports: Low-cost regional pilots considered for Swiss Boeing 777-300ER fleet

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Published: April 18, 2014

Swiss International Air Lines is reportedly considering using pilots from low-cost subsidiary Swiss European Air Lines to operate its new Boeing 777-300ER fleet as the carrier faces more competition from Gulf carriers. It is scheduled to take delivery of its new 777 fleet beginning in 2016. Using pilots from European, rather than using its mainline […]

Australian government commits to second airport for Sydney

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Published: April 18, 2014

The Australian government has approved a second airport for Sydney after decades of debate. The airport will be built at Badgerys Creek in Western Sydney. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Australia needs the new airport because Kingsford-Smith Airport is reaching capacity. “Sydney’s airport is the gateway to Australia’s largest city and accounts for 40% of […]

Hawaiian Airlines starts Beijing flights, inks codeshare pact with Air China

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Published: April 18, 2014

Hawaiian Airlines, which this week launched 3X-weekly Airbus A330 service between Honolulu and Beijing, has signed a codeshare agreement with Air China. Hawaiian said in a statement that the codeshare deal “leverages the reach of [the carriers’] respective hubs in Honolulu and Beijing to offer more options and a more streamlined experience for customers traveling […]

GreenSky London facility to be built on Essex former oil refinery site

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Published: April 18, 2014

The British Airways-Solena Fuels partnership will build the GreenSky London facility on the site of the former Coryton oil refinery in Essex. The facility, which will convert landfill waste into jet fuel, will open in 2017, two years later than originally planned. GreenSky London will convert approximately 575,000 tonnes of post-recycled waste, normally destined for […]

Qatar, Cathay Pacific ink codeshare agreement

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Published: April 18, 2014

Oneworld alliance partners Cathay Pacific Airways and Qatar Airways have reached a new codeshare agreement. The announcement came as Cathay formally marked the inauguration of its new Hong Kong-Doha service, which began March 30. The twice-daily service is being followed by a major expansion of cooperation between the two carriers. It expands Qatar Airways’ reach […]

AUV on fifth underwater search for MH370 but still no sightings

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Published: April 18, 2014

An international force of up to 11 military aircraft and 12 ships continue to assist in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, but there was still no detection of wreckage from the Boeing 777-200 as of Friday, more than 40 days after the aircraft disappeared. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority, which is coordinating […]

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