Air Canada to fly to London Gatwick next spring

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Published: June 30, 2015

Air Canada will add London Gatwick to its network in spring 2016, a move Canada’s largest carrier is making just as WestJet Airlines enters the market.  Flights will be operated by Air Canada rouge , the low-cost subsidiary Air Canada created to compete with WestJet, Air Transat and other Canadian charter carriers. Air Canada rouge […]

Shinobe: ANA eyes more destinations and frequencies, not larger aircraft

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Published: June 30, 2015

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Irkut MC-21’s PD-14 engine to start testing in 3Q

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Published: June 29, 2015

Russia’s Aviadvigatel Co. and Perm Engine Co., which are developing a PD-14 engine for the  Irkut MC-21 aircraft, plans to start testing the engine in its flying laboratory in the third quarter. Ilyushin Il 76LL aircraft will be used as a flying test bed for the program. Both Aviadvigatel Co and Perm Engine Co. are […]

Airline Routes-June 29, 2015

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Published: June 29, 2015

Vietjet will increase Ho Chi Minh City-Taipei service to daily from 5X-weekly and its Ho Chi Minh City-Seoul service to daily on Nov. 7 with Airbus A320s. Tigerair Taiwan will launch Taoyuan-Osaka service July 3. Scoot is to launch a service to Osaka July 8, with six services weekly, three via Bangkok, and three via […]

London Heathrow turns out the lights in Terminal 1

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Published: June 29, 2015

The last flight will depart from London Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 1 late Monday as the airport prepares to decommission the facility after 47 years of operation. Opened as a domestic facility in May 1968, the terminal has now been superseded by the new Terminal 2 , which was built as part of an £11 billion […]

Australian border officials plan further airport strikes

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Published: June 29, 2015

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French air traffic controllers threaten to strike Thursday

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Published: June 29, 2015

French air traffic controllers are set to strike for 48 hours Thursday in their latest protest against what they say are deteriorating working conditions in the face of steady growth in the aviation sector. The controllers, members of the SNCTA union, say the budget of the French aviation regulator should be safeguarded; instead, it argues, […]

Garuda Indonesia expands cargo capacity

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Published: June 29, 2015

Indonesian flag carrier Garuda Indonesia has signed an agreement with local cargo carrier Cardig Air to coordinate on cargo shipping throughout the region. Cardig currently operates three Boeing 737-300F cargo aircraft, principally on domestic routes between major hubs in Indonesia but also to international destinations such as Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam and Malaysia. “This will expand […]

Delta to boost transcontinental capacity from New York JFK

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Published: June 29, 2015

Delta Air Lines will expand transcontinental capacity on flights from New York JFK to Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO). Starting in November, Delta will add an additional daily JFK-LAX flight to bring its total daily flights between the two airports to 10. Four of the 10 flights will be operated with Boeing 767s […]

Vietnam to build mega airport in Ho Chi Minh City

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Published: June 29, 2015

The Vietnamese government has approved plans to build a new $ 18 billion airport near Ho Chi Minh City that will offer a projected 100 million passenger capacity to replace the congested Tan Son Nhat International Airport . The proposal for the new airport, to be named Long Thanh International, was voted through the country’s […]

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