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4,000th A320 type delivered

August 28, 2009 0

Airbus has delivered its 4,000th A320 ‘Family’ aircraft. August 28: Airbus delivered its 4,000th A320 ‘Family’ aircraft with an A319 handed over to Brazilian flag carrier TAM at the manufacturer’s plant in Hamburg, Germany. Maria […]

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787 to fly ‘by the end of the year’

August 28, 2009 0

Boeing announced that the first flight of the troubled 787 Dreamliner is now “expected by the end of 2009”. August 27: Boeing announced that the first flight of the troubled 787 Dreamliner is now “expected […]

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UK Low-Cost Merry-Go-Round

August 28, 2009 0

Irish budget carrier Ryanair has chosen to open a new base at Leeds Bradford International Airport from March 2010 and in the process has announced plans to suspend all but one of its flights from […]

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Republic Wins Frontier Auction

August 27, 2009 0

Republic Airways Holdings has won a bankruptcy court auction in the USA to buy Frontier Airlines Holdings. It bid $108.8 million, and a pledge not to seek repayment of a $150 million unsecured claim, to […]

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Passenger Increases in UAE

August 26, 2009 0

Both Abu Dhabi International Airport (ADIA) and Dubai International Airport (DIA) have recorded large increases in passenger numbers during the first half of 2009 – bucking the trend of many other hubs worldwide. At ADIA, […]

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Air China booms

August 26, 2009 0

Air China reports a half-year profit of 2.88 billion Renminbi (RMB) ($3.38 billion), an increase of over 150% on the same period last year. […]

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British Airways claims to be 90

August 25, 2009 0

British Airways is celebrating “90 years of leading the travel industry,” it claims in a press release today. August 25: British Airways is celebrating “90 years of leading the travel industry,” it claims in a […]

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WestJet orders 737s

August 25, 2009 0

Canadian airline WestJet has announced an order for 14 additional Next-Generation (NG) 737-700s. August 24: In a good news day for Boeing’s venerable 737, Canadian airline WestJet announced an order for 14 additional Next-Generation (NG) […]