Six US airports receive $10.2 million in environmental grants

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Published: October 31, 2014

US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently awarded $ 10.2 million FAA grants to six airports to reduce emissions and improve air quality through the FAA’s Voluntary Airport Low Emission (VALE) program . VALE is designed to reduce all sources of airport ground emissions in areas of marginal air quality. FAA established the program in 2005 […]

Changi Airport passenger traffic declines 0.5% in September

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Published: October 31, 2014

Singapore’s Changi Airport reported a decline of 0.5% in passenger numbers for September as traffic continues to slide year-over-year. The airport saw 4.25 million passengers and just over 27,020 aircraft movements—down from 4.65 million passengers and 28,360 movements in August 2014; the latter also registering a significant 5% drop from a year ago. But just […]

Vietjet Air to codeshare with ‘major airlines’ next year

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Published: October 31, 2014

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American makes case for why it deserves Haneda slot

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Published: October 30, 2014

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Lufthansa cuts profit guidance for 2015 due to pilot strikes

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Published: October 30, 2014

Lufthansa Group has reported nine-month net profit of €482 million ($ 613.4 million), a €235 million improvement on the year-ago period. Despite eight pilot strike actions since April, which cost the carrier €170 million in a difficult third quarter, Lufthansa Group remains confident it will achieve its 2014 target of around €1 billion in operating […]

Bombardier: CSeries has accumulated 120 flight hours since testing resumed

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Published: October 30, 2014

Bombardier has conducted more than 120 hours of CSeries flight testing since the test program resumed Sept. 7 after a 100-day grounding , and is holding to a second half of 2015 entry-into-service target. It remains uncertain with which carrier the aircraft will enter service. Lufthansa, which was the first airline to order the CSeries […]

Air France’s Alitalia stake to be diluted to under 1%

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Published: October 30, 2014

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Russia’s VIM Avia to sell eight Boeing 757s

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Published: October 30, 2014

Moscow-based VIM Avia plans to sell eight Boeing 757-200s. Although the carrier did not disclose details, ATW was told the 757s would be replaced with new aircraft with various layouts enabling the carrier to respond to market changes easier. The existing 757s are configured in layouts with or without business class and can carry up […]

Aeroflot names new LCC ‘Pobeda’

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Published: October 30, 2014

Russia’s Aeroflot Group has named its new low-cost carrier (LCC) “Pobeda,” which translates to “victory” in Russian. The carrier is expected to operate its first flight from Moscow Vnukovo Airport to Volgograd Nov. 17. Ticket sales will begin Nov. 1. The LCC plans to fly from Moscow to Surgut, Perm, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Kazan, Volgograd, Belgorod […]

ANA’s fiscal 1H net profit up 78% on international growth

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Published: October 30, 2014

All Nippon Airways (ANA) achieved a healthy improvement in profits for the six months through September, as the airline’s rapid expansion in international markets provided a significant boost in revenue. The carrier’s parent, ANA Holdings, reported a net profit of ¥35.7 billion ($ 327.3 million) for its fiscal first half, up 78.2% from a profit […]

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