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Boston, Newark, Toronto and Sal get more TAP Air Portugal flights

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Strengthening of operations in North America and Africa planned for March TAP will imrove its offer to North America next March. Flights connecting Lisbon to...

Lufthansa Group will offer the simplest Frequent Flyer programme ever (but it is downgraded for most travellers)

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Point system for frequent flyer status easy to understand allowing more transparency. In future, Frequent Traveller and Senator status will be granted for...

Aegean Airlines announces the expansion of its activity in Cyprus by adding two new routes, Paphos-Athens and Larnaca-Beirut

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AEGEAN announces the expansion of its activity in Cyprus by adding two new routes, Paphos - Athens and Larnaca - Beirut and by that...

KLM firms up order for Embraer E195-E2 jets and adds six further aircraft

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Embraer and KLM Cityhopper have signed a firm order for 21 E195-E2 aircraft, plus 14 purchase rights. The 21 firm positions will be acquired...

KLM traffic results October: +3.6%

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The month of October showed an increase in KLM passenger numbers. KLM had 3.6% more passengers on board this month compared to the same...

Sabena technics performed its first Boeing 787 C-Check for Air Europa

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Air Europa, the Spanish airline, has trusted Sabena technics to perform base maintenance operations on two of their Boeing 787-8. The first aircraft has...

United Airlines signs up with WFS for debut Cape Town services

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United Airlines will partner with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) as its cargo handling provider for the first-ever nonstop service by a U.S. carrier between...

Eurowings flies from Stuttgart to the popular North Sea island of Sylt from 21 December until 5 January

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Off to Sylt – during the Christmas season, which is particularly popular with North Sea lovers, and over New Year's Eve: Eurowings flies from...

American Eagle Embraer ERJ-145LR slides off Chicago O’Hare runway

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On 11 November, an American Eagle (Trans States Airlines) Embraer ERJ-145LR (N619AE) operated domestic American Airlines flight AA4125 between Greensboro Piedmont Triad Airport and...

Emirates opens first remote check-in terminal in Dubai for cruise passengers

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Emirates' first remote check-in terminal, outside of the airport, was opened today to provide seamless connections for cruise passengers. The Emirates check-in counters, located...

Budapest Airport boosts Birmingham bond

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Last Friday saw Budapest Airport expand its bond with Birmingham as Jet2.com launched a twice-weekly service to the UK Midlands airport. Investing in the...

Astra Airlines faces financial difficulties

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On 11 November 2019, Astra Airlines, a small Greek airline, has cancelled many flights due to financial difficulties. As related by Capital.gr, many flights had...

SkyUp Airlines’ left main landing gear catches fire just after landing at Sharm El-Sheikh

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On 9 November, a SkyUp Airlines Boeing 737-800 (UR-SQH) operated flight PQ7153 between Zaporizhzhia Airport, Ukraine and Sharm El-Sheikh Airport, Egypt. When the aircraft stopped...

Turkish Airlines will start to fly to Xi’an, China

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Beginning its flights to China back in 1999 with Beijing destination, Turkish Airlines is connecting Xi’an to its flight network as its fourth destination...

Air India Airbus A321 diverts to Raipur Airport, India after left hand engine failure

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On 8 November, an Air India Airbus A321 (VT-PPT) operated domestic flight AI670 between Bhubaneswar Biju Patnaik Airport and Mumbai Airport, India. Between 26...

Alitalia is back in Cologne/Bonn with flights to/from Milan Linate

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With immediate effect, the Italian Tricolore can once again be seen on the apron of Cologne Bonn Airport: the time-honoured airline Alitalia will fly...

Aviation taxes requested by 9 EU Finance Ministers will not reduce CO2 emissions, says Airlines for Europe (A4E)

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Statement by EU Finance Ministers requesting EU coordination on aviation pricing is full of flaws Unilateral national taxation measures such as those introduced by...

The first Airbus A220 for Air Canada rolls out of the painting hangar

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Airbus unveils the first Canadian-made A220-300 aircraft destined to a Canadian airline Air Canada’s first Airbus A220 was unveiled this week when it rolled out...

Ryanair’s first Winter 2019 flights to Tbilisi and Kutaisi (Georgia) take off

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3 new routes to Milan Bergamo, Bologna and Marseille Ryanair today (8 Nov) celebrated the first flights of its first-ever Georgia winter schedule with the...

Finnair traffic performance in October 2019: +2.8%

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Strong traffic performance in October, passenger load factor increasing 2.8pp year-on-year resulting in a record number of October passengers In October, Finnair carried 1,266,000 passengers,...