Category: AIRLINES & AIRPORTS

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Icelandic Air Traffic Control Strike to Begin Next Week

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air Traffic Controllers at Iceland’s Keflavík Airport will go on a planned strike on August 31st that will not go unnoticed and will likely lead to flight disruptions. Negotiations between the Icelandic Air Traffic Controllers Association (FÍF) and management at Ísavia, the operators of Keflavík Airport, have been ongoing. The crux of the labor talks […]

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Alaska Airlines Takes Over the 737 MAX Canceled by Samoa Airways

Reading Time: < 1 minute Alaska Airlines is preparing to receive the 737 MAX 9 that Samoa Airways ordered in 2019 and canceled shortly after. Back in 2019, Samoa Airways has a plan to upgrade its fleet to all-new 737 MAX 9. It previously signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Apia for the lease placement of one new Boeing […]

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WestJet Reinstates Calgary-Paris Non-stop Flights

Reading Time: < 1 minute WestJet has regained its position as the only airline to support a non-stop route between Calgary and Paris using its 787 Dreamliner. “We are thrilled to bring back this historic route between Calgary and Paris, reconnecting these two incredible cities and providing easy and unique travel opportunities throughout Europe for Western Canadians,” said John Weatherill, […]

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The US Places Limits on Chinese Airlines’ Passenger Capacity

Reading Time: < 1 minute After Chinese authorities limited the operating rights of United Airlines to Shanghai, the US imposed similar temporary capacity limits on Chinese airlines entering the US. This measure is being put forward as previously China imposed a similar limitation on United Airlines flights bound to Shanghai-Pudong as a sanction for bringing China five Covid-positive passengers from […]

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Icelandair Boeing 757 Lost Engine Approaching Paris

Reading Time: < 1 minute An Icelandair Boeing 757-300, registration TF-FIX, was undertaking flight FI-542 from Keflavik (Iceland) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) when the crew reported an emergency as one of the engines failed. Nevertheless, the flight crew completed a safe landing on runway 27L about 10 minutes later and taxied on their power to the apron. The […]

Latvian airBaltic to Receive an Additional € 90 million Aid

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Latvian government has approved a € 90 million cash injection for the state-owned airline airBaltic. The financial aid will help the carrier to offset pandemic woes. Although the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia has approved the package already, it remains subject to the European Commission’s approval. The government expects airBaltic to […]

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Lufthansa’s plane with Afghanistan evacuees landed in Germany

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first Lufthansa plane carrying 130 evacuees from Afghanistan landed in Frankfurt early on Wednesday, reported Reuters.  The Airbus A340 picked up passengers who had been taken by the German air force from the Afghan capital of Kabul to the Uzbek capital of Tashkent. After dramatic images of throngs at Kabul airport trying to flee […]

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Russian Flights Returns to Egypt Six Years After Crash

Reading Time: < 1 minute Russian aircraft landed in the Egyptian resorts of Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada for the first time in nearly six years on Monday, after Moscow had banned them following a deadly plane crash, according to Reuters. A Rossiya Airlines flight arrived from Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport with 517 tourists on board who were greeted with roses and […]

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New Indian Startup Carrier May Purchase up to100 Boeing 737 MAXs

Reading Time: 2 minutes The new Indian startup airline, Akasa, backed by billionaire investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, is in advanced discussions with Boeing Co. to purchase up to 100 Boeing 737 MAX  jets, according to people familiar with the matte, informs Bloomberg. The deal could give the U.S. plane manufacturer a crucial breakthrough in a major market dominated by Airbus […]

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Ryanair shuts down London Southend aircraft base this winter

Reading Time: < 1 minute The low-cost carrier Ryanair has confirmed that it will close its two aircraft base in the London Southend Airport from the 1st of November. EasyJet made the same announcement last August. Ryanair aircraft base operations from London Southend lasted three years from 1st April 2019. Two low-cost carriers Ryanair and Wizz Air arrived in the […]