Transaero to configure its A380s with 652 seats

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Published: April 17, 2014

Russia’s Transaero Airlines , which has unveiled the layout of its new fleet of four Airbus A380s , will be equipped with the highest number of seats—652—compared to other operators of the type. Each aircraft will have a three-class configuration—imperial (12 seats), business (24 seats) and economy (616), which will be placed in the lower […]

Emirates appoints new Singapore manager

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Published: April 17, 2014

Emirates Airline has appointed Andrew Bunn as its new Singapore manager, as part of the carrier’s plans to expand into Southeast Asia. Bunn—formerly Lufthansa GM-Hong Kong, South China, Taiwan and Macau—succeeds incumbent Nick Rees, who has been named Emirates regional manager-commercial, Far East and Australia. An Emirates spokesperson said Singapore is “an important destination for […]

Oneworld seeks to fill white spots in global network

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Published: April 17, 2014

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Industry welcomes new EU rules on noise restrictions at airports

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Published: April 17, 2014

The final plenary session of the current European Parliament has adopted a new regulation giving national and regional authorities the right to have the final say in setting noise-related operating restrictions at European Union (EU) airports without intervention from the European Commission.  However, the rule also insists on closer consultation with local communities and stakeholders, […]

American Eagle formally becomes Envoy; PSA names new CEO

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Published: April 17, 2014

Regional operations for the new American Airlines continued to take shape this week as regional affiliate American Eagle formally rebranded as “Envoy Air” and PSA Airlines, a regional subsidiary of US Airways, appointed a new CEO. Eagle had announced plans to rebrand as Envoy in January. Since all 10 regional carriers providing lift for the […]

Ukrainian crisis hits flights

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Published: April 17, 2014

The continuing political unrest in Ukraine is affecting airline services both within the Eastern European nation and internationally. Due to the uncertainty and fluctuating levels of violence in the country, passenger traffic has been significantly reduced, with several European nations advising travelers against all but essential travel to certain regions. In February, national carrier Ukraine […]

Chinese carriers report net losses in March

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Published: April 17, 2014

Chinese carriers reported a collective net loss of CNY1.4 billion ($ 226 million) in March, reversed from a net profit of CNY107.69 million for the same period last year. Operating revenue dropped 1.4% to CNY31.3 billion while operating expenses rose 0.5% to CNY28.8 billion. Industry analysts said yuan depreciation contributed to the results. Domestic airlines […]

Kenya Airways and kulula ink codeshare

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Published: April 17, 2014

Comair low-cost subsidiary kulula has signed its first codeshare agreement, with Kenya Airways, firming up plans revealed by ATW at the beginning of April. The bilateral codeshare, which takes effect May 1, has been approved by Kenyan and South African authorities. It builds on an interline agreement, which has been in place between the two […]

ICAO confirms Ukraine’s Black Sea air navigation rights

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Published: April 17, 2014

As tensions heighten in the Ukraine , ICAO has confirmed Ukraine’s exclusive right to provide air navigation services in international airspace over the Black Sea within the Simferopol flight information region (FIR).   Ukrainian State Air Traffic Service Enterprise (UkSATSE) said ICAO’s position was confirmed during negotiations earlier in April between representatives of Ukraine and […]

Lion Air to lease five Boeing 737s from BOC Aviation

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Published: April 17, 2014

Indonesia’s Lion Air will lease five Boeing 737s—comprising four 737-800s and one 737-900ER—from Bank of China subsidiary BOC Aviation. Deliveries are scheduled for this year and in 2015. BOC Aviation said the deal builds on the success of the November 2012 transaction for six 737-800 and three 737-900ER aircraft. “The demand for short-haul regional routes […]

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