San Francisco Terminal Cleared Over Suspicious Item

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Published: August 24, 2015

August 23, 2015 A San Francisco Airport terminal area was cleared on Sunday after a “suspicious item” was found at a security checkpoint area, airport officials said. Police removed the item from Terminal 2. Passengers in the area were sent to a different boarding area. There were no reports of arrests or injuries. Airwise Top […]

Boeing Says On Track For 737 MAX Production

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Published: August 22, 2015

August 21, 2015 Boeing said it remains on track to meet production targets set for the 737 MAX, following a report on industry concerns that slow output at supplier GKN could cause delays. Boeing expects to roll out the first 737 MAX before the end of 2015, fly it in early 2016 and deliver it […]

Spain Heading For Record Tourism Year

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Published: August 22, 2015

August 21, 2015 The number of tourists arriving in Spain jumped 6.3 percent in July from a year earlier, reaching a record high as a weaker euro and security fears in competing resorts attracted more visitors to its shores. Tourist arrivals reached 8.8 million in July, Frontur, an industry ministry body said, bringing the total […]

India Hires Turnaround Expert To Fix Air India

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Published: August 22, 2015

August 21, 2015 India is betting on a former railway bureaucrat who styles himself as “Mr Turnaround” to fix the financial troubles of debt-burdened national carrier Air India, which last made a profit in 2007. Ashwani Lohani, whose past roles include stints at India’s railways and a regional tourism board, will take over as chairman […]

Australia Clears Qantas, China Eastern Alliance

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Published: August 21, 2015

August 21, 2015 The Australian regulator, the ACCC, reversed an earlier decision and cleared a code-sharing deal between Qantas Airways and China Eastern Airlines after the carriers agreed to increase flights between their countries by a fifth. The ruling enables the airlines to sell flights between several Australian cities and the mainland. It is likely […]

Air Serbia’s H1 Operating Revenue Up 29 Pct

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Published: August 21, 2015

August 19, 2015 Air Serbia has reported a 29 percent rise in first-half operating revenue to EUR€95.5 million (USD$ 105.7 million). Passenger numbers rose by 19 percent 1.12 million, said Air Serbia, which is 49 percent owned by Etihad Airways. Traffic measured in available seat km rose by 10 percent to 1.74 billion. Last year, […]

Man Charged With Trying To Halt Departing Plane

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Published: August 21, 2015

August 19, 2015 A man who arrived late for a flight to attend his high school reunion is accused of running onto a concourse at Denver Airport in an attempt to stop the departing plane, prosecutors said. Marc Rehmar, 58, is charged with one count of endangering public transportation and one count of hindering transportation, […]

Ethiopian Expansion On Course As Profit Jumps

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Published: August 20, 2015

August 20, 2015 Ethiopian Airlines is powering ahead with a plan to expand its fleet and route network after exceeding its profit target for the year 2014/15. The state-owned carrier is ranked the largest in Africa by revenue and profit by global industry body IATA. Chief executive Tewolde Gebremariam said the firm had revenue of […]

Qantas Swings To Full-Year Profit

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Published: August 20, 2015

August 20, 2015 Qantas Airways posted a return to profit with underlying full-year profit of AUD$ 975 million (USD$ 716.4 million) after last year’s record AUD$ 2.8 billion loss. The Australian flag carrier announced it will exercise options to buy eight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and said it would return some funds to shareholders after tough […]

AVIC MA700 Aircraft Orders Reach 185

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Published: August 19, 2015

August 19, 2015 AVIC Aircraft said it had signed initial agreements to sell 185 MA700 turboprops to nine domestic and foreign companies. Still in development, the 70-seat MA700 is China’s next generation turboprop after the MA60. Financial terms of the order were not disclosed. China is keen to develop a successful aviation industry to prove […]

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