INTERVIEW: VietJet chief executive Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao

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Published: November 30, 2016

The VietJet training centre has a vibrant, youthful air, more reminiscent of a university recreation room than an airline office. Flight attendant trainees bustle about the place, which features several classrooms and a large, cafeteria-like space that overlooks Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat International airport. news

ANALYSIS: Airports tackle data sharing as they invest in apps

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Published: November 30, 2016

Today the majority of airports are providing self-service solutions such as check-in and bag-tag printing at kiosks, and assisted bag-drops. Conveniently, most of us travel with a smart device, which provides airports with opportunities to update us via apps to make our journey easier. news

Lufthansa makes pilots new mediation offer

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Published: November 30, 2016

Lufthansa has made pilot union Vereinigung Cockpit a pay rise offer in an effort to end extensive industrial action that has gripped the carrier over the last week. The airline says that it sent the union yesterday a proposal of raising wages 2.4% this year and 2% in 2017 – plus a one-off payment […]

Malaysia Airlines sees ‘steady progress’ in Q3 performance

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Published: November 30, 2016

Malaysia Airlines says in a quarterly update that it showed “steady progress” in the three months ended 30 September, and is “on target to deliver ahead of budget”. The airline did not provide any financial figures, but says that cost control continues to be its “central focus”. During the period, aggressive sales campaigns led […]

ANALYSIS: Airports tackle data sharing as they invest in apps

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Published: November 30, 2016

Today the majority of airports are providing self-service solutions such as check-in and bag-tag printing at kiosks, and assisted bag-drops. Conveniently, most of us travel with a smart device, which provides airports with opportunities to update us via apps to make our journey easier. news

INTERVIEW: VietJet chief executive Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao

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Published: November 30, 2016

The VietJet training centre has a vibrant, youthful air, more reminiscent of a university recreation room than an airline office. Flight attendant trainees bustle about the place, which features several classrooms and a large, cafeteria-like space that overlooks Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat International airport. news

Recorders found from crashed Avro RJ in Colombia

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Published: November 30, 2016

Colombia’s civil aviation authority Aerocivil has confirmed that both recorders of the LAMIA Bolivia British Aerospace Avro RJ85 that crashed near Medellin have been recovered, and were found in “good condition”. Parts of the aircraft were found within a radius of 500m (1,645ft) around the impact site, says Aerocivil. Aerocivil Of the 81 people […]

PICTURES: UK investigators deployed to Colombia Avro RJ crash

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Published: November 29, 2016

The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has deployed a team of three investigators to Medellin in Colombia, following the crash of a British Aerospace Avro RJ85 operated by charter carrier LAMIA Bolivia. The investigators are expected to arrive on 30 November, says the AAIB. They will be assisted by representatives from the aircraft […]

Juneyao inks MoU with Boeing for 787-9s

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Published: November 29, 2016

Juneyao Airlines confirms that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Boeing for 10 787-9s, as part of its plans to go long-haul. An airline executive tells FlightGlobal that the MoU with Boeing was inked in September, but that with Airbus on the A350 are continuing. The airline is expected to make a […]

Lufthansa flights hit again as pilots begin fresh walkout

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Published: November 29, 2016

Lufthansa has cancelled approximately 1,700 flights in total for today and 30 November as pilot union Vereinigung Cockpit has begun another round of industrial action after a four-day strike a week ago. The airline says that 816 flights have been cancelled today as the strike covers short-haul services only. On 30 November, the action […]

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