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Finnair cuts frequencies in Europe in September due to travel restrictions – more flights to Lapland

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Finnair will fly fewer frequencies to European destinations in September than previously planned. Many countries have imposed new travel restrictions in recent weeks due...

State aid: European Commission approves €30 million Estonian measure to support Nordica in the context of the coronavirus outbreak

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The European Commission has approved a €30 million Estonian measure to provide a share capital increase and a subsidised interest loan to the state-owned...

Ryanair, first new air carrier at Helsinki Airport since the beginning of the pandemic, started Vienna-Helsinki route

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The first Ryanair flight to Helsinki Airport arrived from Vienna on Thursday, August 6. The new air carrier was warmly welcomed with a water...

airBaltic resumes flights between Riga and Budapest

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Starting on August 11 Latvian airline airBaltic will resume direct flights between Riga and Budapest in Hungary. The flights will be performed two times a week...

Vueling reconnects Brussels with four destinations in Spain

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Vueling plans more than 220 routes, including four between Brussels and Spain, during the month of August 2020. The start date for this expansion...

WFS wins 5-year contract with Air France KLM Martinair Cargo and opens new cargo terminal at Brussels Airport

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Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) investment in state-of-the-art facilities as part of its long-term commitment to Brussels Airport has earned the world’s largest cargo handling...

Qatar Airways becomes the only international airline to service five major Australian cities, with flights resuming to Adelaide

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Starting 16 August 2020 the airline will operate two-weekly flights to Adelaide with connections to more than 35 destinations across Africa, the Americas, Europe,...

Technical issue on Western Global Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-11F forces pilots to return to Brussels Airport

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On 8 August, a Western Global Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-11F (registered N799JN) operated a cargo flight between Brussels, Belgium and Miami, United States. The...

One minute too late: passengers of SAS flight from Nice to Oslo into 10-day quarantine

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158 passengers on a flight between Nice, France and Oslo, Norway will have to observe a quarantine of ten days. Reason? On 7 August,...

Wizz Air postpones Belgrade expansion until summer 2021

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According to the EX-YU-Aviation portal, Wizz Air has cancelled plans to introduce nine new routes and to base one additional aircraft in Belgrade this...

SAS traffic figures July 2020: -75%

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SAS capacity was down by 76% and the total number of passengers was 75% lower compared to the same period last year. The number...

Air India Express Boeing 737-800 with 190 people on board crashes at Kozhikode airport, India. 16 dead (Updated)

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An Air India Express Boeing 737-800 (registration VT-AXH) skidded off the runway and shattered in two during a landing in heavy rain on runway...

Iberia Group is operating scheduled flights to 55 cities in Spain and Europe in August

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Prague and Berlin are added to the destinations served by direct flights Flights are timed for easy connections at Madrid Airport’s T4 The...

Finnair traffic performance in July 2020: -90.0%

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The COVID-19 pandemic impact was still clearly visible in the July traffic figures, cargo demand was fairly strong In July, Finnair carried 145,300 passengers, which...

Lady Liberty as guest star at Munich Airport: United Airlines resumes flights to New York  Newark Liberty Airport

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United Airlines promoted the resumption of its flights to Newark Airport with the Statue of Liberty, the iconic symbol of New York. An ultramodern...

Qatar Airways resumes passenger flights to Kigali, Rwanda, and Nairobi, Kenya

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Airline now operates 33 weekly flights to eight African destinations Qatar Airways Cargo will now offer more than 700 tonnes of cargo capacity...

Ryanair restores 60% of scheduled flights in August

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Ryanair today (6 Aug) announced it has restored over 60% of normal flight schedules from 1st August, following the successful resumption of its services at...

Emirates to resume Airbus A380 service to Toronto

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Emirates has announced it will resume its A380 operations to Toronto starting 16 August, taking its A380 network to six cities. The airline...

SWISS reports first-half operating loss

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The consequences of the coronavirus pandemic impacted severely on SWISS’s business results for the first six months of 2020. The Airline of Switzerland reported...

Coronavirus crisis puts pressure on Austrian Airlines’ Q2 results

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• 2nd quarter 2020: Adjusted EBIT down to minus EUR 99 million • CFO Wolfgang Jani: “The crisis hit us with full force” • Landing bans...