EDITORIAL: Europe must stand up to US on laptop ban

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Published: May 15, 2017

Even the possibility, as now widely rumored, of the US extending its ban on laptops in cabins to include all flights from Europe to the US is a disturbing development in an already bad situation. The original ban, affecting flights from mostly Middle East countries, was enforced with little notice and no dialogue with the […]

AirAsia X CEO looks to US market entry & growth

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Published: May 13, 2017

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Argentine startup Flybondi signs first 737-800 lease agreement

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Published: May 13, 2017

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LOT Polish Airlines takes delivery of first Boeing 737-800

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Published: May 12, 2017

LOT Polish Airlines took delivery May 12 of its first Boeing 737-800, and expects to have four aircraft of the type by the end of June. “It is a historic moment and the first new aircraft of the 737 family to join our fleet after more than 20 years, “Adrian Kubicki, director of corporate communications, […]

ACG posts $830 million 1Q net profit after tax-status change

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Published: May 12, 2017

US aircraft lessor Aviation Capital Group (ACG) posted an $ 830 million net profit for first-quarter 2017. The result includes AGC’s receipt of an $ 891 million tax benefit related to the elimination of the company’s net deferred tax liability―a result of the company’s March 31 change in tax status from a corporation to a […]

ACG posts $830 million 1Q net profit after tax-status change

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Published: May 12, 2017

US aircraft lessor Aviation Capital Group (ACG) posted an $ 830 million net profit for first-quarter 2017. The result includes AGC’s receipt of an $ 891 million tax benefit related to the elimination of the company’s net deferred tax liability―a result of the company’s March 31 change in tax status from a corporation to a […]

EasyJet bases 12th aircraft at Berlin Schoenefeld

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Published: May 12, 2017

UK low-cost carrier (LCC) EasyJet will base its 12th Airbus A320-family aircraft at Berlin Schoenefeld Airport. The carrier plans to launch new routes to Bastia, France, beginning June 26; to Pula, Croatia, starting June 27; and to Varna, Bulgaria, from June 28. Berlin became EasyJet’s first German base in 2004 and operates to 48 destinations […]

Air Arabia posts 10% drop in 1Q net profit

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Published: May 12, 2017

Gulf low-cost carrier (LCC) Air Arabia reported a first-quarter net profit of AED103 million ($ 28 million), down 10% compared to net profit of AED114 million in the 1Q 2016. Revenue for the quarter was AED810 million, down 14% year-over-year. The airline said the results exceeded analysts’ expectations, but it had felt the effects of […]

ANA 787 with engine problem makes emergency landing in Russia

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Published: May 12, 2017

An All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 787-9 made an unscheduled landing in Bratsk, Russia, after cockpit instruments warned pilots of an engine problem. The aircraft, powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines, operated as flight NH209. It was en route from Tokyo Narita to Dusseldorf. Tokyo-based ANA told ATW that the aircraft’s left engine shut down. The […]

Copa posts $102 million 1Q net profit; operating income up 24%

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Published: May 12, 2017

Panama City-based Copa Holdings reported $ 102.3 million net profit for the first quarter of 2017, down 11.4% from $ 115.5 million net income for 1Q 2016. Copa Holdings—the parent company of Panama’s Copa Airlines and Copa Airlines Colombia—said the first-quarter results reflect improving demand trends combined with continued cost discipline. The company said higher […]

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