Category: Airlines & Airports

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Emirates Lands in Doha With World’s Shortest A380 Flight

Emirates today launched the world’s shortest scheduled A380 service, flying a distance of 379 kilometres with a total travel time of 1 hour and 20 minutes from Dubai to Doha, and 1 hour 10 minutes on the return journey. The A380 flight touched down this morning at Hamad International Airport, taxiing in to a water […]

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Malaysia Airlines Sees ‘Steady Progress’ in Q3 Performance

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 the […]

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Lufthansa Makes New Offer to VC Pilots’ Union

Deutsche Lufthansa AG has made the Vereinigung Cockpit pilots’ union (VC) a new offer to resolve the present industrial dispute. The company is now offering a two-step 4.4% increase in remuneration plus a one-off payment. Remuneration would be increased by 2.4% for 2016 and by a further 2.0% for 2017. This latest offer is not […]

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Russia’s Passenger Traffic Up 4% in October

Russian airlines carried 7.7 million passengers in October, up 4% year-over-year (YOY), according to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia. International traffic was down 1.8% to 3 million passengers, while domestic traffic grew 8.2% to 4.6 million passengers. In the January-October period, Russian airlines carried 75.3 million passengers, down 6.8% YOY. Aeroflot carried 24.3 million […]

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Chinese Carriers Accelerate International Expansion Pace

Chinese carriers have accelerated their international expansion pace as outbound travel continues to grow. In October, Beijing-based Air China experienced an 18.6% year-over-year (YOY) growth in RPKs on international routes. Shanghai-based China Eastern reported a 30.4% YOY growth; Guangzhou-based China Southern posted a 23.9% YOY growth; and Haikou-based Hainan Airlines saw a 47.4% YOY growth. […]

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Etihad Cargo Records Biggest Monthly Uplift

It has been a month of milestones for Etihad Cargo. The freight division of Etihad Airways recorded its busiest month ever in October, uplifting 53,785 tonnes of cargo and surpassing its previous best, achieved in November 2014, by 501 tonnes. This reflected growth in perishables traffic from Africa, US inbound and outbound traffic, and volumes […]

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Finnair Prepares for Possible Flight Cancellations

Finnair is preparing for possible individual flight cancellations due to working restrictions set by the Finnish Pilots’ Association. In unforeseen cases, Finnair might not have enough pilots to operate certain flights due to the restrictions placed by the Finnish Pilots’ Association. These restrictions include a ban on pilots working additional flights and pilot roster changes […]

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Turkish Airlines Stores 30 Aircraft Amid Weaker Demand and Coup Attempt

Turkey’s flagship carrier Turkish Airlines will store 30 aircraft due to weaker economic demand, recent terror attacks and a failed coup attempt. A total of 15 Turkish Airlines aircraft will be stored at Antalya Airport (THY), website Airporthaber reports. 13 Airbus A330 and 2 Boeing 737-800. 4 Airbus A320 are currently parked at Ankara airport. […]

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Boeing Delivers 10th 787 Dreamliner to Vietnam Airlines

Boeing  and Vietnam Airlines celebrated the delivery of the flag carrier’s 10th 787-9 Dreamliner today. “Vietnam Airlines is proud to welcome our 10th Boeing 787 Dreamliner on behalf of Vietnam Airlines, only 16 months after we took delivery of the first of these state-of-the-art new aircraft,” said Phan Xuan Duc, Executive Vice President of Vietnam […]

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Dubai International Welcomes 6.4 Million Passengers in October

Dubai International has welcomed 6.4 million passengers in October, according to the monthly traffic report issued today by operator Dubai Airports. Passenger traffic at DXB reached 6,420,208 passengers compared to 6,250,810 recorded in the corresponding month last year, an increase of 2.7 per cent. Year to date, passenger numbers at DXB have risen 6.8 per […]