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SpiceJet Considers Expansion

April 30, 2009 0

Spicejet is planning to expand its fleet by placing orders for up to 20 new aircraft, despite the gloomy performance figures coming from the Indian aviation industry as a whole. The carrier is believed to […]

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Bigger Losses For Aer Lingus?

April 29, 2009 0

The Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus has said that its 2009 losses will be bigger than expected after a significant fall in first quarter revenues. The airline, which parted with its former Chief Executive earlier […]

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Indonesia Tightens Airline Rules

April 28, 2009 0

The Indonesian Government has introduced a new legislation that dictates that all scheduled airlines, operating aircraft with more than 30 seats, must have a fleet of ten airliners or more. According to Yurlis Hasibuan, Director […]

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Airline shares tumble with swine flu outbreak

April 28, 2009 0

April 28: Already suffering from the fallout of the global economic crisis, airlines took a battering on the stock markets as the outbreak of swine flu sparks speculation of a worldwide pandemic. With travel restrictions […]

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Swine flu outbreak affects overseas travel

April 28, 2009 0

April 28: People are being advised to check before making travel arrangements overseas, especially to South America where the Foreign Office is recommending only ‘essential’ travel to Mexico in response to the recent outbreak of […]

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Airport Boss Pushes for Airline Start-up

April 24, 2009 0

The General Director of Samara’s Kurumoch International Airport has given his full backing to the regional Government’s plans to establish a new regional carrier. Following the collapse of Samara Airlines, part of the troubled AirUnion […]

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Swiss takes delivery of its first A330

April 23, 2009 0

April 20: Zurich-based Swiss International Air Lines received its first new A330-300, one of nine ordered in September 2007 to expand its medium- to long-haul network. Powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 772B EP engines, the A330-300 […]

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Global Recession Bites at Virgin Blue

April 23, 2009 0

Virgin Blue, the Australian low-cost carrier has grounded five of its 180-seat Boeing 737-800s and cancelled 28 daily flights from its schedule of around 300. A spokesman for the Australian carrier said: “The reductions are […]

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IATA revises forecast

April 22, 2009 0

IATA has revised its financial forecast for the air transport industry for 2009. In December 2008, it had predicted that the industry would see a loss of $2.5 billion for this year, it now forecasts […]

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Allegiant Air bucks the trend

April 21, 2009 0

April 19: Allegiant Travel Company, parent company of Allegiant Air reported an increase in operating margin and nearly tripling its first-quarter profit compared to 2008. “The first quarter was superb, with an all-time high operating […]