Air Cargo

$500 Million Fund Launched

December 3, 2009 0

UAE Cargo carrier Midex Airlines has launched a $500 million fund which it plans to invest in the aviation industry in the UAE over the next five years.  “Our target is other companies who would […]

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Continental Airlines Joins Star Alliance

December 3, 2009 0

Continental Airlines became the Star Alliance’s 25th member on October 27, following last year’s announcement of a strategic partnership between Continental and United Airlines.  A team from both airlines and the Alliance has been working […]

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US Secure Flight Requirement

December 3, 2009 0

The secure Flight requirement of the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which requires airlines to collect Secure Flight passenger information from individuals travelling to/from/via the USA, came into force on October 31, 2009.  In connection […]

Air Cargo

Aeroflot Closes Cargo Division

December 3, 2009 0

Russian flag carrier Aeroflot Russian Airlines has closed its wholly-owned freight subsidiary Aeroflot Cargo Airlines and will bring the activities of the business back into the parent company.  According to reports in the Russian media, […]

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‘Realignment’ at Gulf Air

December 3, 2009 0

Plans to sell five Airbus A340s while adding more regional aircraft and A320s are part of a three year “realignment programme” announced by Gulf Air.  The aim is to make the currently unprofitable carrier a […]

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Special Assistance

December 3, 2009 0

Exeter and Flybe handle the first assistance dog flight from the airport. The first dog to travel with a passenger on a commercial service from Exeter International Airport, UK, checked-in on November 16 for a […]

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Care By Air

December 3, 2009 0

Airports International reports on how several UAE-based companies have launched a breakthrough humanitarian initiative. On November 16 a ground-breaking humanitarian relief aid initiative from the UAE was unveiled at the Dubai Air Show.  Maximus Air […]

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Indian Government Considers Foreign Investment

December 3, 2009 0

India’s aviation industry, reeling from massive losses and negative traffic growth, could receive a boost.  The central government has indicated that it might consider a proposal to allow foreign airlines to acquire up to 49% […]

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BA and Iberia Tentatively Agree Merger

December 3, 2009 0

British Airways (BA) and Iberia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) setting out the basis for a long-awaited merger of the two companies.  The proposed “merger of equals” will result in the creation of […]

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AEA Calls For Stakeholder Summit

December 3, 2009 0

The Association of European Airlines (AEA) is calling on European policy-makers to convene a ‘stakeholder summit’ to address the challenges facing the European airline sector during the longest and deepest business downturn in its history. […]