Etihad group board approves TUI airline JV

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Published: December 5, 2016

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) has approved plans to create a new European leisure airline in a joint venture (JV) with German travel company TUI Group. The new airline will have a fleet of around 60 aircraft, offering a capacity of 15 million seats per year, with a focus on point-to-point flying to connect key European […]

Air France shuffles management top team

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Published: December 3, 2016

Air France has announced a shakeup of its senior management in the wake of the recent appointment of Franck Terner as CEO. The company said Dec. 2 the new organizational set-up would be clearer, “better reflect its priorities,” clarify responsibilities and simplify operating methods. “Air France’s current organization has enabled us to make progress, particularly […]

French carriers merge in low-cost grouping

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Published: December 3, 2016

XL Airways and La Compagnie airlines are merging in a bid to create a sizeable French presence in the long-haul, low-cost market. La Compagnie is an all-business-class airline operating two 74-seat Boeing 757-200s between Paris Charles De Gaulle (CDG) and Newark Liberty International Airport. XL Airways, also based at Paris CDG, is in the low-cost […]

Air France takes delivery of first Boeing 787

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Published: December 3, 2016

Air France has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787, a 787-9, leased through Netherlands-based AerCap. It will be used on Air France’s Paris-Cairo route from January 2017. The Air France-KLM Group has ordered 18 787-9s and seven 787-10s, with an additional 12 787-9s leased through AerCap. The arrival of Air France’s first 787-9 is […]

American trims Cuba flights, plans to downsize aircraft on two routes

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Published: December 3, 2016

American Airlines plans to cut back flights from Miami to three outlying Cuban cities beginning Feb. 16, 2017.  The Fort Worth, Texas-based airline, which on Nov. 28, 2016 launched the first scheduled commercial passenger route from the US mainland to Havana, Cuba in 55 years, will trim its scheduled flights from Miami to Holguin, Santa […]

AirBaltic mulls more CSeries after first arrival

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Published: December 3, 2016

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Delta receives first US-produced Airbus aircraft

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Published: December 3, 2016

Airbus has delivered the first A321 to Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines from its US manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama. (Pictures will be posted as soon as they become available.) Delta operates 137 A320 family aircraft and 40 A330s, and has another 123 aircraft on order—including A320 family, A330 and A350 aircraft. In April, Delta placed […]

EVA Air, Air India to codeshare

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Published: December 3, 2016

Taipei-based EVA Air and Air India announced a new codeshare partnership schedule Dec. 1. Under the agreement, the carriers will use both airlines’ flight numbers on EVA-operated routes between Taipei-Bangkok and Taipei-Singapore and on Air India-operated flights between Mumbai-Bangkok and Mumbai-Singapore. EVA operates 24X-weekly Taipei-Bangkok service and 2X-daily Taipei-Singapore service. Air India operates 1X-daily Mumbai-Bangkok service […]

Delta receives first US-produced Airbus aircraft

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Published: December 3, 2016

Airbus has delivered the first A321 to Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines from its US manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama. (Pictures will be posted as soon as they become available.) Delta operates 137 A320 family aircraft and 40 A330s, and has another 123 aircraft on order—including A320 family, A330 and A350 aircraft. In April, Delta placed […]

DOT grants Norwegian permit to begin US services

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Published: December 3, 2016

Norwegian Air International (NAI) has been granted approval to begin flights between Ireland and the US after a three-year process in which the US Department of Transportation (DOT) seemed reluctant to give the go-ahead despite being unable to find any legal reason to reject the application. In a dramatic turnaround Dec. 2, DOT announced it […]

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