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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 […]

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Japan Air Lines to get government assistance

June 24, 2009 0

June 23: Japan Air Lines, part of the JAL Group, is experiencing difficult trading conditions due to the worldwide recession. It recently announced a series of cost-cutting measures including restructuring of the network with 36 […]

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Virgin Atlantic takes on ten more A330s

June 24, 2009 0

June 22: AerCap announced it has agreed with Virgin Atlantic the lease of ten Airbus A330-300s. Six aircraft are currently on order from Airbus by Virgin Atlantic, but this new deal will see AerCap purchase […]

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Lufthansa takeovers get green light

June 24, 2009 0

June 23: The European Commission has granted regulatory approval for the tie-up of Lufthansa and Brussels Airlines. Clearance from the EU competition authority was required but it now gives the Lufthansa the green light to […]

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Air India looks for wages cut

June 24, 2009 0

June 22: In the face of a financial crisis Air India’s Chairman and Managing Director, Mr Arvind Jadhav, has written to senior management requesting them to work unpaid during July. The airline is also to […]

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Frankfurt to Become Airport Carbon Accredited

June 23, 2009 0

On June 16, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) announced its application to become Airport Carbon Accredited at the launch of the carbon emissions programme during the 19th ACI Europe Annual Congress in Manchester, UK. The voluntary Airport […]

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Paris Air Show: A330 for Turkish

June 22, 2009 0

Paris Air Show: A330 for Turkish June 19: Wrapping up business at Le Bourget, Turkish Airlines signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for seven Airbus A330s. Two are the 200 version with five 300s. Deliveries […]