Air Vanuatu continues Port Vila flights despite runway conditions

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Published: February 6, 2016

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Shuster ATC bill to benefit remote towers

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Published: February 6, 2016

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Air Astana extends codeshare deals to Air France-KLM

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Published: February 5, 2016

Kazakhstan flag carrier Air Astana has signed a codeshare agreement with Air France-KLM on its 3X-weekly schedule from Astana International Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG). The shared schedules will fly 136-seat Boeing 757-200 aircraft. The arrangement, which will come into force from March 11, will also see Air Astana flights move from its existing […]

Virgin America to begin Los Angeles-Honolulu service

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Published: February 5, 2016

Virgin America it will fly from Los Angeles to Honolulu and Maui later this year.  The California-based carrier said the two routes will test the range of its new Airbus A320s so much that it will suspend them for a short period in winter when headwinds are strongest. Using new Sharklet-equipped A320s, Virgin America will […]

Boeing names new president of Japan operations

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Published: February 5, 2016

Boeing named Brett Gerry president of Boeing Japan, effective April 1. He will succeed George Maffeo who will retire from the company after nearly 40 years. Gerry will be based in Tokyo, reporting to Marc Allen, president, Boeing International. As president of Boeing Japan, Gerry will be responsible for expanding Boeing’s local presence, managing business […]

Sabre first to deploy NDC technology to sell American’s seat options

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Published: February 5, 2016

Sabre Corp. has deployed new distribution capability (NDC) technology to sell American Airlines’ Preferred and Main Cabin Extra Seats. This launch represents both companies’ first implementation of NDC technology standards for ancillaries sold through a global distribution system (GDS). American managing director-distribution Cory Garner said Sabre’s new capability “moves us closer to our longtime goal […]

Turkish Airlines, Boeing sign long-term agreement

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Published: February 5, 2016

Turkish Airlines and Boeing have signed a collaboration agreement to strengthen the carrier’s industry position, as well as Turkey’s aerospace and technology capabilities. Turkish Airlines chairman M. Ilker Ayci and Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO Ray Conner signed the agreement in Seattle at Boeing’s latest 777-300ER and 737-800 delivery to the Turkish flag carrier. […]

Boeing names new president of Japan operations

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Published: February 5, 2016

Boeing named Brett Gerry president of Boeing Japan, effective April 1. He will succeed George Maffeo who will retire from the company after nearly 40 years. Gerry will be based in Tokyo, reporting to Marc Allen, president, Boeing International. As president of Boeing Japan, Gerry will be responsible for expanding Boeing’s local presence, managing business […]

Russia’s Pulkovo airport traffic down 5.4% in 2015

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Published: February 5, 2016

Saint Petersburg’s Pulkovo International Airport handled 13.5 million passengers in 2015, down 5.4% year-over-year. Despite the downward trend, 10 new airlines launched flights at the airport last year, Pulkovo said in a statement. The new entries include six Russian airlines—Red Wings, Pobeda Airline, Ikar Airline, YuVT-Aero, Komiaviatrans and Vologda air enterprise—as well as four international […]

IATA: Passenger traffic rose 6.5% in 2015; air cargo stalled, up 2.2%

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Published: February 5, 2016

Global air passenger traffic was up 6.5% year-over-year (YOY) in 2015, the fastest pace in five years, according to IATA’s Air Passenger Market Analysis. The rate of growth exceeds the 10-year average annual growth of 5.5% and is largely attributable to lower air fares, which in 2015 were approximately 5% lower YOY, and contributed to […]

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