Airline Focus

UPDATED: Mexicana files for insolvency

August 31, 2010 0

Mexican airline Mexicana, part of the oneworld alliance, has filed for insolvency “to bring its cost structure into line with market conditions”, the company said in a statement. It is seeking bankruptcy protection from a […]

Airline Focus

Egyptair receives first A330-300

August 31, 2010 0

Airbus delivered the first A330-300 to Egyptair yesterday in a ceremony at the company’s factory in Toulouse, France. Powered by Rolls Royce Trent 700 engines, the aircraft joins Egyptair’s existing Airbus fleet of 17 A320 […]

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Aer Arann seeks protection

August 27, 2010 0

Irish airline Aer Arann has entered interim examinership following a resolution of its Board of Directors and is now under the protection of the Irish High Court in order to reorganise and restructure the business. […]

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SAS to phase out all MD-90 aircraft

August 27, 2010 0

Scandinavian airline group SAS is to phase out all of its MD-90 aircraft by leasing them to “an undisclosed US airline”. The company has entered into five-year leases covering its eight MD-90-30 aircraft with the […]

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Kiss failure hits Viking

August 20, 2010 0

The collapse of UK-based holiday company Kiss Flights has impacted on Swedish airline Viking Airlines, which has immediately downsized its fleet of Boeing 737NGs by three. One of Viking’s tour operating customers, Flight Options, was […]

Airports

BAA strike averted

August 19, 2010 0

The threatened strike by BAA workers has been called off as Unite, the union representing the airport workers, has recommended a new deal is accepted. Security staff, engineers, fire-fighters and support staff at BAA’s six […]

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A380 to Manchester

August 13, 2010 0

Manchester’s Runway Visitor Park is expecting huge numbers of spectators on September 1 as the Airbus A380 lands for the first time at the airport. Due to land at 12:25, it will be the first […]

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PacificFlier no longer flying?

August 13, 2010 0

Flightglobal reports that Micronesian Palau Island-based airline PacificFlier has suspended operations. The single-aircraft airline began operations in March with an Airbus A310-300 wet-leased from Hi Fly and operated from Sydney and Brisbane airports in Australia […]

Airports

BAA airport workers vote to strike

August 13, 2010 0

Britain’s air travellers are set to suffer more strike misery as BAA workers have voted to undertake strike action in a dispute over a “derisory” 1% pay offer. Security staff, engineers, fire-fighters and support staff […]