Hamas Threatens Further Attacks On Tel Aviv Airport

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Published: August 20, 2014

The armed wing of the Hamas Islamist militant group that dominates Gaza has threatened to aim more rocket fire at Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv and cautioned international airlines to avoid it. Citing Israel’s air strikes in Gaza that have killed three people after rockets were fired at Israel in breach of a truce, […]

Bombardier Reshuffling Continues, CSeries Still Grounded

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Published: August 20, 2014

Another Bombardier executive has left the company, the latest move following a major restructuring announcement last month involving its aerospace division. Montreal-based Bombardier, which has struggled with long delays and slow orders for its new CSeries airliner, has appointed Ross Mitchell to replace, Philippe Poutissou, who left earlier this week. A spokesman said Mitchell is […]

Turkish Airlines Doubles Q2 Profit

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Published: August 20, 2014

Turkish Airlines posted a TRY398.2 million lira net profit in the second quarter, more than double its profit in the same period a year earlier. Revenues in the period rose to TRY6.14 billion lira from TRY4.61 billion the previous year, the airline said in a stock exchange submission. Airwise News Top Stories

Deutsche Bahn Sues Airlines Over Cargo Price Fixing

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Published: August 20, 2014

Deutsche Bahn is suing airlines in the United States for operating a price-fixing cartel affecting its freight business between 1999-2006. The airlines’ price fixing was first exposed seven years ago and triggered fines of EUR€800 million in the European Union in 2010 and a fine of USD$ 1.5 billion in the United States. Victims of […]

Malaysia Air Delays Q2 Earnings Announcement

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Published: August 19, 2014

Malaysia Airlines has postponed publication of second-quarter earnings from Wednesday until August 28, a company official said. The official didn’t disclose a reason for the delay. MAS will confirm the new date for disclosure of what investors expect to be a large loss with a notice on its website by Wednesday, the official from the […]

China Eastern Aborted Landing As ATC Slept

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Published: August 19, 2014

A China Eastern Airlines plane that had started its night-time descent into Wuhan airport was forced to abort its landing after air traffic controllers had dozed off, an investigation report found. The incident, which took place on July 8, is the third mishap in two months involving the Chinese carrier. A transcript of the flight […]

AirAsia “Has No Interest In Skymark”

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Published: August 19, 2014

AirAsia dismissed a media report that it is weighing a bid for Japan’s embattled Skymark Airlines, saying it is focused on a budget airline it is setting up with Japanese partners. The Nikkei business daily said AirAsia, the region’s most aggressive budget airline, is in talks with financial institutions on a possible tender offer for […]

Iceland Raises Alert Level For Volcano Eruption

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Published: August 19, 2014

The Baroarbunga volcano is located under the ice cap of the Vatnajokull glacier. Iceland’s Met Office has raised its risk level to the aviation industry for an eruption at its Bárðarbunga volcano to orange, which is the fourth level on a five-grade scale. Ash from the eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano in 2010 closed much […]

FAA Bars US Carriers From Flying Over Syria

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Published: August 19, 2014

The US Federal Aviation Administration has barred all American airlines from flying over Syria, saying the ongoing armed conflict and volatile security environment poses a “serious potential threat” to civil aircraft. “Due to the presence of anti-aircraft weapons among the extremist groups and ongoing fighting in various locations throughout Syria, there is a continuing significant […]

Monarch Airlines To Become Low-Cost Carrier

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Published: August 18, 2014

British leisure airline Monarch is set to cut its workforce by a third with the closure of its charter operations as it moves to reinvent the carrier as a scheduled European budget carrier. Monarch, privately-owned by the Mantegazza family, said it would scrap its charter flights business to focus on the scheduled European market, repositioning […]

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