American Airlines, airberlin to end codeshare in March

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Published: January 21, 2017

American Airlines will discontinue its codeshare agreement with Germany’s second largest carrier airberlin from March 26. “An interline agreement will further exist between the two airlines,” an airberlin spokesperson confirmed to ATW. “Passengers can use American connecting flights in combination with airberlin transatlantic flights.” Passengers who have already booked airberlin/American codeshare flights from March 26 […]

IAM files new petition to unionize Boeing South Carolina workers

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Published: January 21, 2017

The International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM) filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Jan. 20 to hold an election to unionize more than 2,850 production employees at Boeing’s South Carolina facility in North Charleston. It is the second time IAM is seeking an election to represent Boeing’s North Charleston workers. The […]

Saudia outlines 2017 fleet delivery plan

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Published: January 21, 2017

Saudi Arabia’s national carrier Saudia will take delivery of 30 aircraft this year, according to a Jan. 17 statement. The SkyTeam alliance member said the expected aircraft comprise eight Airbus A320ceos, 10 A330-300s, five Boeing 777-300ERs and seven 787s. The first new aircraft this year, an A330-300, will be delivered to Jeddah Jan. 26. Saudi […]

Hong Kong carriers applaud plans to develop aviation

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Published: January 21, 2017

Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific has welcomed a commitment by the territory’s government to increase its role as a “super-connector” hub for the region. The government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has announced measures intended to cement its position as a major Asia-Pacific airline hub. Hong Kong is part of China, but […]

Omani airports set new passenger records

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Published: January 21, 2017

Oman’s two major airports recorded the largest number of passengers ever to use their facilities in 2016. More than 12 million passengers passed through Muscat International Airport (MIA), in the Gulf sultanate’s capital, last year, a rise of 17% compared to 2015. The airport serving the nation’s second city, Salalah, also saw a 17% rise, […]

European carriers evacuate passengers from The Gambia

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Published: January 21, 2017

European charter airlines have begun an emergency evacuation of their nationals from The Gambia, following rising fears of an armed conflict about to break out in West African country. UK tour operator Thomas Cook Airlines said it had operated 16 flights in three days to extract all 3,500 of its customers, with most being emergency […]

ANA to boost network frequencies

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Published: January 21, 2017

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MRO Briefs-Jan. 20, 2017

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Published: January 20, 2017

CTT Systems was selected by Boeing to supply 777X humidification systems. AFI KLM E&M has XiamenAir contract to provide GEnx support for six Boeing 787-9s. FL Technics Indonesia and GMF AeroAsia have agreed to cooperate in aircraft MRO. GECAS AMS has agreed to acquire Boeing 737NG spares inventory from airberlin, including rotables and expendables. News

Japan Airlines to offer service to New York

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Published: January 20, 2017

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IATA: Airline profitability cycle momentum weakens

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Published: January 20, 2017

IATA’s quarterly survey of airline CFOs and cargo heads, released Jan. 19, reveals a slight uptick in optimism for profits in 2017. But with a more difficult operating backdrop foreseen with rising fuel prices rise and downward-trending yields, there are indications that momentum in the profitability cycle has weakened, IATA reported in its January Airline […]

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