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Yemeni plane crashes – updated

June 30, 2009 0

June 30: It has been confirmed that an Airbus A310-300 from Yemen crashed in the Indian Ocean with 153 people on board. The aircraft, flight number IY626 from Sana’a in Yemen was attempting to land […]

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Strategic buys Ozjet Airlines

June 29, 2009 0

June 29: New Australian airline Strategic Airlines has purchased Ozjet Airlines from its administrators after it won the support of Ozjet staff and creditors. “We are extremely pleased to announce the purchase of Ozjet Airlines. […]

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Lufthansa Agrees Revised bmi Takeover Deal

June 29, 2009 0

The Executive Board of Lufthansa has finally reached agreement with Sir Michael Bishop over the sale of his majority stake in UK carrier bmi. The UK entrepreneur, through his holding company The BBW Partnership Limited […]

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Qantas cuts 787 order

June 28, 2009 0

June 26: Hot on the heels of Boeing’s announcement of further delays to its 787 Dreamliner’s first flight, Qantas became the first airline to cut its order. It cancelled 15 aircraft due to be delivered […]

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Emirates adds Paris to A380 routes

June 25, 2009 0

June 25: Emirates announced that it will use the A380 on its Dubai to Paris route from February 1, 2010. Tim Clark, President of Emirates, said “Our plans have been accelerated by almost a year […]

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Chilly mood at Ryanair

June 24, 2009 0

June 23: Ryanair confirmed that it will freeze growth at its nine UK bases with immediate effect. The airline cites the British Government’s proposed £10 “tourist tax” and BAA’s “high airport charges” as the reasons […]

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First Chinese-built Airbus delivered

June 24, 2009 0

June 23: The first Airbus A320 assembled at the company’s Final Assembly Line China (FALC) in Tianjin was delivered to Dragon Aviation Leasing, who will provide the aircraft for Sichuan Airlines to operate. “Our Final […]

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Boeing postpones 787 first flight

June 24, 2009 0

Boeing has once again delayed the first flight for its Boeing 787 Dreamliner, this time after discovering a potential safety problem with one of the sections of the aircraft. The US manufacturer says that a […]

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UK Flights Significantly Down

June 24, 2009 0

Figures released by OAG, a leading aviation data business, show a startling fall in the number of flights and available seats on services to and from the UK. Airlines have severely cutback both frequencies and […]