Russia’s UTair to ground 40% of its fleet in 2015

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Published: December 19, 2014

Russia’s UTair will ground 40% of its fleet next year, which will allow the carrier to save up to RUB6.5 billion ($ 111.404 million) in 2015, according to an investor presentation. The airline plans to ground all 12 A321s . It will also stop operating 11 Boeing 757s , as part of these aircraft types […]

CEO: Ethiopian Airlines begins A350 entry-into-service process

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Published: December 19, 2014

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Hawaiian Airlines firms A330neo order

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Published: December 19, 2014

Hawaiian Airlines has finalized its order for six Airbus A330-800neo aircraft , firming up a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed earlier this year. The order officially replaces Hawaiian’s previous order for six A350-800s. The airline agreed to make the switch after Airbus launched the A330neo at the Farnborough Airshow in July. Hawaiian president and CEO […]

Airline News-Dec. 18

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Published: December 18, 2014

ANA will increase the free baggage allowance for passengers traveling in economy class on international flights. From tickets purchased Jan. 8, passengers will be able to check in two pieces of free baggage as opposed to the one piece under the current rules. The free allowance for weight and size will remain unchanged, as will the […]

Etihad unveils new A380s, 787s

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Published: December 18, 2014

Etihad Airways unveiled its first Airbus A380-800 and Boeing 787-9 aircraft at its Abu Dhabi base Thursday. New cabin interiors are being introduced on the aircraft, including the Residence by Etihad, a three-room suite with dedicated butler, on the forward upper deck of the A380. “These innovations represent our vision for the future,” Hogan said. […]

Air India considering Boeing 787-9

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Published: December 18, 2014

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BOC Aviation finalizes order for two more 737-800s

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Published: December 18, 2014

Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation has finalized an order for two additional Boeing 737-800s, valued at $ 186 million at current list prices. The order is a part of BOC Aviation’s effort to grow its portfolio of fuel-efficient aircraft. “Building on our order of 80 737 aircraft earlier this year, these two additional Next-Generation 737s enable […]

IAG reveals failed Aer Lingus takeover bid

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Published: December 18, 2014

British Airways and Iberia parent International Airlines Group (IAG) has revealed that Aer Lingus’ board has rebuffed a potential takeover attempt. In a stock exchange disclosure , IAG confirmed it had “submitted a proposal” to make an offer for Aer Lingus, but it added that this was “rejected by the board of Aer Lingus.” “There […]

Khazanah rejects Malaysia Airlines’ assets bid

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Published: December 18, 2014

Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional Berhad has poured cold water on a proposal from Malaysian venture capitalists to buy selected assets of the recently delisted Malaysia Airlines (MAS) . Khazanah, which has pledged to invest up to MYR6billion ($ 980 million) into the company to bring it back to profitability within three years, has […]

NATS to compensate customers for last week’s technical failure

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Published: December 18, 2014

UK air navigation services provider (ANSP) NATS has confirmed there will be a financial consequence for the company resulting from last week’s technical failure at its Swanwick Centre. The software failure last Friday lasted just 45 minutes, but resulted in the cancellation of around 120 flights, with a further 500 flights delayed by an average […]

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