Category: OTHER NEWS

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Russian Rockets Destroyed Ukrainian Dnipro Airport

Reading Time: < 1 minute Russian military forces destroyed an airport in the Ukrainian city of Dnipro, and five emergency workers were injured. “There has been another attack on Dnipro airport. There is nothing left of it,” Valentyn Reznichenko, governor of the central Dnipropetrovsk region, said on Sunday. “The airport itself and the infrastructure around it has been destroyed. Rockets […]

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Iberia partners Spanish Red Cross to transport 12 tons of humanitarian aid to Budapest to respond to the emergency in Ukraine

Reading Time: < 1 minute The airline Iberia and the Spanish Red Cross have sent their first shipment of humanitarian aid to Budapest for Ukrainians amid the military conflict. This first shipment of 12 tonnes consisted of tarpaulins, blankets and family cooking kits. The Spanish airline operates three direct flights a week (Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays) from Madrid to Budapest. […]

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Bees Moves Its Boeing 737 From Ukraine to France

Reading Time: < 1 minute Due to insurance concerns about a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine, Ukrainian Bees Airline has moved its four leased Boeing 737-800s from Ukraine to France. “According to the lessor, all aircraft will be returned to us in the event of de-escalation of the military risk situation. (…) Owing to these circumstances of ‘force majeure’ we […]

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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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EU Approves AerCap’s and GECAS Merger

Reading Time: < 1 minute The European Union has officially given its approval for AerCap’s merger with GECAS. The transaction marks part of an ongoing consolidation in the leasing market in the wake of Covid-19.  “The transaction is therefore unlikely to give rise to serious competition concerns in the markets for aircraft and aircraft engine leasing,” European Commission said. The […]

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BAA Training secures €31 million financing for its global expansion

Reading Time: 3 minutes One of the leading independent aviation training companies – BAA Training – today has announced it will be getting financing for its global expansion provided by UK Export Finance (UKEF) and US Apple Bank for Savings. Two companies belonging to Avia Solutions Group (ASG) – BAA Training and ASG Asset Management – were involved in […]

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Air France Ups Its Rail Connection Services

Reading Time: < 1 minute As of June 21, 2021, Air France offers 7 additional routes under a combined „Train +Air“ program that it implements together with SNCF French Railways. The new routes will be the following: between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Aix-en-Provence TGV, Bordeaux Saint-Jean, Marseille Saint-Charles and Montpellier Saint-Roch; between Paris-Orly (via Massy TGV station) and Avignon TGV, […]

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IATA: All Domestic Markets Report Improvement except Brazil and India

Reading Time: < 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) confirmed that domestic travel demand improved in April 2021 compared to the previous month. Nonetheless, it remained well below pre-pandemic levels, while recovery in international passenger travel continued to be at a standstill. Total air travel demand in April 2021 was down 65.4% compared to April 2019. It was […]

US and EU Suspend Tariffs Related to Boeing-Airbus Dispute

Reading Time: < 1 minute The US and EU have come to an agreement to suspend all tariffs related to the dispute over Boeing and Airbus’s subsidies. The ongoing negotiations indicate that a transatlantic trade partnership strained for nearly 17 years has a chance to be restored. The tariffs affect $4 billion of US exports to the EU and $7.5 […]

Greenpeace Vandalized Air France 777 by Painting It Green

Reading Time: < 1 minute Today, Greenpeace protesters sprayed green paint at an Air France 777 at Charles de Gaulle Airport. They bypassed the security and got onto the tarmac to paint the aircraft green while wearing vests with a written „greenwashing in progress.“ The organization believes that a substantial reduction in air traffic is needed to stop climate change. […]