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The End of Northwest

April 21, 2009 0

Delta Air Lines expects to complete the rebranding of Northwest Airlines at domestic airports in the USA by the end of 2009 following the merger of the two businesses. Until that process is complete, passengers […]

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Austrian Airlines awaits privatisation

April 20, 2009 0

Austrian Airlines Group (ÖIAG) has been hit hard by the recession, announcing its traffic figures for the first quarter. The airline carried nearly 16% fewer passengers compared to 2008. In mid-March, the Executive Board recommended […]

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Cathay Pacific announces cost-reduction measures

April 17, 2009 0

April 17: Cathay Pacific Airways announced a series of measures to help it deal with a drop in business resulting from the current economic downturn. The airline will reduce passenger capacity by 8% and cargo […]

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Qantas halves profit prediction

April 17, 2009 0

April 15: Qantas announced that due to the rapid and significant deterioration of trading conditions in the past few weeks it is revising its 2008/2009 full-year profit outlook downwards from around $500 million to between […]

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Newcastle Runway Resurfacing

April 17, 2009 0

A £6 million project to resurface the single runway at Newcastle International Airport in the UK was completed in early March, five weeks ahead of schedule. The complex task of resurfacing the 7,641ft (2,329m) strip […]

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Stansted inquiry unlikely before August

April 17, 2009 0

April 15: In an open letter, the Secretary of State (SoS) for Communities and Local Government, the Rt Hon Hazel Blears MP, states that the Public Inquiry regarding the second runway at Stansted will not […]

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Singapore Evacuation Trainer

April 16, 2009 0

Singapore Airlines has awarded a contract to RP Aero Systems to manufacture and install an A380/B777 Cabin Emergency Evacuation Trainer at the carrier’s Training Centre in Singapore. The Trainer will be installed and ready for […]

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Vietnam Airlines joins SkyTeam

April 16, 2009 0

A preliminary agreement has been signed confirming Vietnam Airlines’ first step towards full membership into the SkyTeam alliance in 2010. “Vietnam Airlines will enhance SkyTeam’s network in Southeast Asia, adding a number of new destinations […]

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Star Alliance outlines next stage of Heathrow moves

April 16, 2009 0

With more space now being available at Heathrow Terminal 1, ‘Star Alliance’ is preparing to implement the next stage of its ‘Move under one Roof’ (MuoR) strategy, which will see current Terminal 2 carriers Austrian, […]

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AA orders 787s

April 14, 2009 0

American Airlines has agreed a deal with Boeing to acquire 42 B787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, scheduled for delivery in 2012 through to 2018, with options on 58 additional 787s for delivery between 2015 and 2020. The […]