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Aeroflot Ends Regional Codeshare

September 29, 2008 0

Following the accident on September 14 involving a Boeing 737-500 belonging to its regional subsidiary Aeroflot-Nord, Russian flag carrier Aeroflot has suspended its codeshare with the carrier and its fellow subsidiary Aeroflot-Don. The short-haul aircraft […]

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‘Terror’ Arrests at Cologne Airport

September 26, 2008 0

Two men have been arrested on an aeroplane preparing to take off from Cologne airport. Initial reports from BBC News described them as a Somali aged 23, and a Somali-born German of 24. German police […]

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Airlines to Lose $5.2 billion in 2008?

September 24, 2008 0

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is predicting that airlines worldwide will lose $5.2 billion in 2008, due to slowing demand and the high price of oil. Aviation fuel is expected to rise to 36% […]

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Entrance Makeover at Miami

September 23, 2008 0

Four land areas around the road leading to the main entrance to Miami International Airport’s (MIA), known as Central Boulevard, have been made available to property developers. The Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD), which operates MIA, […]

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Airbus Sells Laupheim

September 22, 2008 0

Diehl and Thales have signed a contract for the purchase of Airbus’ site in Laupheim, near Hamburg, Germany. They will take it over at the beginning of October this year. The plant currently employs 1,100 […]

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New KKIA Terminal

September 19, 2008 0

Travellers using Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) in Malaysia will find improved facilities on offer following the opening of a new wing at Terminal 1. Senior General Manager of Operation Services Malaysia Airports Datuk Azmi […]

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New Caribbean Airport

September 18, 2008 0

A new airport is to be built to serve the islands of St Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean. Argyle International is due to replace the ET Joshua Airport by the end of 2011 […]

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Spain’s Futura Collapses

September 11, 2008 0

Spanish charter airline Futura has ceased operations and filed for insolvency. A statement issued by the carrier said harsh trading conditions in the airline sector, including “the excessive and speculative increase of fuel” had put […]

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Kingfisher Goes International

September 10, 2008 0

Kingfisher Airlines of India is ready to start international services from the first week of September. A senior official at the country’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said that the airline has received the […]

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Forecast Drop in Global Airline Capacity

September 9, 2008 0

According to aviation analyst company OAG (Official Airline Guide), the world’s carriers will provide 59.7 million fewer seats in the fourth quarter of 2008 than a year ago. The latest figures from its consolidated database […]