First 787 gives Royal Jordanian a competitive edge

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Published: August 29, 2014

Royal Jordanian has taken its first Boeing 787 on strength, in a move the flag carrier hopes will give it a competitive edge in its fight against a worsening external geopolitical situation and increasing competition from rivals. The 787, acquired through Netherlands-based lessor AerCap Holdings, is the first of 11 the Amman-based carrier hopes will […]

China Airlines, Qantas link up with codeshare deal

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Published: August 29, 2014

A new codeshare agreement between Taiwan’s China Airlines and Qantas represents the latest step in the Australian carrier’s drive to expand its Asian network. Under the deal, Qantas will place its code on China Airlines’ flights from Brisbane and Sydney to Taipei—routes that Qantas offers as a one-stop connecting service. The agreement does not apply […]

Airline Routes

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Published: August 29, 2014

Southwest Airlines began 6X-daily Chicago Midway-Washington National service and will increase it to 9X-daily Sept. 30. Air Lituanica will keep 2X-weekly Vilnius-Billund on its schedule of regular flights, going off seasonal-only service. Emirates SkyCargo began daily Dubai-Chicago Boeing 777-200LR service. Etihad Cargo began 2X-weekly Abu Dhabi-Moscow Domodedovo Airbus A330-200F service. Ukraine International began 2X-weekly Kiev-Tashkent […]

Russia suspends Bylina Airline’s AOC

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Published: August 29, 2014

Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, has suspended Bylina Airline’s air operator’s certificate (AOC), effective Sept. 1, after the carrier’s management revealed the airline could no longer operate due to financial problems. According to Rosaviatsia, the Bykovo-based carrier sold nearly 2,000 tickets for flights between Russian regions. Some passengers will be carried by other Russian airlines, […]

Aegean Airlines orders two more A320ceos

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Published: August 29, 2014

Greece-based Aegean Airlines has ordered two additional Airbus A320ceos for accelerated delivery, adding to a previous order for five A320 aircraft placed in September 2007. Deliveries of the previously ordered aircraft had been deferred due to the economic crisis in Greece. Delivery of the seven aircraft will begin in June 2015 and will be completed […]

Germanwings pilots set to strike Friday

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Published: August 29, 2014

Pilots at Lufthansa subsidiary Germanwings are set to strike Friday if an agreement isn’t reached Thursday on the issue of transitional benefits. The pilots are represented by the Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) union. VC said in a statement several days ago that talks with Lufthansa management had failed to reach an agreement over its early retirement […]

Kotil: Turkish eyes rapid growth to 2,000 daily flights

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Published: August 29, 2014

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Ryanair poised to announce another GDS partnership

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Published: August 29, 2014

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Qantas restructures after posting record full-year loss

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Published: August 28, 2014

Qantas is making major changes to its corporate structure that will allow it to attract new foreign shareholders for its international business following a full fiscal year record loss of A$ 2.8 billion ($ 2.6 billion). The new structure will see the creation of a holding company that will oversee separate domestic and international entities. […]

Japan Airlines orders Embraer E-Jets, MRJs

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Published: August 28, 2014

Japan Airlines (JAL) has ordered both Embraer E-Jets and the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) as it prepares to revitalize its J-AIR regional subsidiary’s fleet. JAL announced Thursday it had signed a firm order with Embraer for 15 E-170s and E-190s, worth $ 677 million at list prices; the split between the two models was not […]

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