Austrian Resumes Service To Eastern Ukraine

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Published: August 23, 2014

Austrian Airlines restarted flights to the eastern Ukrainian cities of Kharkov and Dnipropetrovsk on Friday that had been suspended after the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 in July. The decision came amid “close coordination with the Ukrainian authorities and on the basis of regular reviews of the local security situation”, it said in a statement. […]

San Miguel Sees PAL Decision in 2 Weeks

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Published: August 22, 2014

San Miguel said it would make a decision in the next two weeks on whether it will sell its stake in Philippine Airlines’ parent PAL Holdings to business tycoon and partner Lucio Tan or buy Tan out. Tan has said he wants to buy out San Miguel, and an exit would allow the country’s biggest […]

Norwegian Air To Set Up London Long-Haul Base

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Published: August 22, 2014

Norwegian Air Shuttle will establish a long-haul base at London’s Gatwick airport and plans to move many pilots currently based in Bangkok to the UK base, it said on Friday. Norwegian opened a short-haul base at Gatwick last year, and recently launched flights to the United States, taking its total number of routes from the […]

Malaysia Mourns as MH17 Bodies Finally Return Home

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Published: August 22, 2014

People across Malaysia held a minute’s silence and wore black on Friday as the country observed a day of mourning to mark the return of the first 20 bodies among its citizens killed when flight MH17 was downed last month. Flags flew at half mast and newspaper front pages were edged in black to honor […]

Africa Tightens Ebola Travel Curbs

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Published: August 22, 2014

African countries on Thursday tightened travel curbs in an effort to contain the Ebola outbreak, ignoring WHO warnings that such measures could heighten shortages of food and basic supplies in affected areas. In the West Point slum in Liberia’s capital Monrovia, the scene of violent clashes with the army on Wednesday after the area was […]

Etihad’s Darwin Stake Fails To Meet Swiss Rules

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Published: August 22, 2014

Swiss authorities have warned that a plan by Etihad Airways to buy a third of Switzerland’s Darwin Airline does not meet legal requirements to be approved, as foreign stakes in European airlines come under increasing scrutiny. Switzerland’s Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) said that Darwin, rebranded as Etihad Regional, has until September 30 to […]

US Airlines Doubled H1 Profit Margins

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Published: August 22, 2014

US airlines more than doubled their net profit margin in the first half of the year as revenue rose nearly three times faster than costs, trade group Airlines for America said. The results suggest that the US airline sector continued to improve its financial performance despite severe winter storms in the first quarter and increasing […]

AirAsia’s Results Improve As MAS Prepares Restructuring

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Published: August 21, 2014

AirAsia’s quarterly results point to early signs of a recovery in its Malaysian market ahead of a restructuring by Malaysia Airlines that is expected to reduce intense competition in the sector. AirAsia’s net profit jumped more than five-fold to MYR367.16 million ringgit (USD$ 116 million) in the quarter ending June, stoked by foreign exchange gains, […]

Swiss To Stop Zurich-Ukraine Flights

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Published: August 21, 2014

Swiss International Airlines, a Lufthansa subsidiary, said it will withdraw its service from Zurich to Kiev from October 1. “The service is being terminated for economic reasons, as business on the route has failed to develop in line with expectations,” Swiss said in a statement. Airwise News Top Stories

Tunisia, Cairo Airport Cancel Flights To Libya

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Published: August 21, 2014

Tunisia and Egypt’s Cairo airport have cancelled all flights to Libya, officials in the three countries said on Thursday. Tunisian aviation officials gave no explanation but Libyan news agency LANA said Cairo airport authorities had cancelled flights for security reasons. The closure of airspace came after the Libyan government said on Monday unidentified war planes […]

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