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Air France Group launches 17 routes to Algeria after reallocation of bankrupt Aigle Azur’s rights

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5 new routes to 2 destinations for Air France on departure from Paris Orly, Marseille, Toulouse and Nice 12 new routes to 6...

Qatar Airways increases its stake in International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG)

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Qatar Airways announces that it has increased its shareholding in International Consolidated Airlines Group, S.A. (IAG) from 21.4 per cent to 25.1 per cent....

Two Kalitta Air Boeing 747 freighters departed Tokyo Haneda carrying evacuated “The Diamond Princess” cruise passengers

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On 17 February, two Kalitta Air Boeing 747's departed Tokyo Haneda Airport, Japan, flight tracking app Flightradar24 reported. Their mission is to evacuate passengers...

Emergency evacuation launched on Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737 after brakes overheating indication

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On 15 February, a Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 (TC-CPU) operated flight PC1003 between Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Turkey and Dusseldorf, Germany. After landing at the...

Six hours delay after inadvertent emergency slide deployment on Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747

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On 15 February, a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400 (G-VAST) was about to be catered for flight VS75 from Manchester, United Kingdom to Orlando, United...

Storm Dennis to impact European air traffic from 15 February, starting with the United Kingdom

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The ultra-intense jet stream blowing across the North Atlantic that - next to a new record breaking fastest flight - brought the dangerous Storm...

Air India Airbus A321 meets jeep on runway during take-off roll; early rotation and tail scrape

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On 15 February, an Air India Airbus A321 (VT-PPU) operated domestic flight AI852 between Pune and Delhi, India. During take-off roll at Pune, however,...

AerCap delivers the first new Airbus A320neo aircraft to EGYPTAIR

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  AerCap Holdings N.V. today announced it has delivered a new Airbus A320neo aircraft on lease to EGYPTAIR, the first of a 15 A320neo Family...

ICAO estimates at 4 to 5 billion dollars the economic impact due to Coronavirus travel bans

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The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has produced some preliminary forecasts relating to the expected economic impacts from COVID-19 travel bans on international air...

Lufthansa Group continues to suspend all flights to mainland China until the end of the winter timetable

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Flights to Beijing and Shanghai will be suspended until 28 March / The flight programme to and from Hong Kong will be reduced slightly The...

Finnair cancels flights to mainland China until end of winter season, flies to Hong Kong daily in March 2020

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Finnair will cancel its flights to Beijing Capital Airport and to Shanghai during March 1-28, 2020 (until the end of the winter season), as the...

[Video] Passenger is clearly having a difficult time as passenger in front reclines seat

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The following video appeared on social media and is clearly dividing the community. What happened? A passenger is sitting on the last row of...

KLM apologizes after “for crew members only”-note on toilet sparks outrage in South Korea

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On 10 February, KLM uneventfully operated a Boeing 777 between Amsterdam Schiphol, The Netherlands and Seoul, South Korea. Fearing infection by the recent corona...

Ryanair launches rescue fares as Wizz Air suspends all Odessa routes and cancels London Luton routes to Oslo and Prague

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Ryanair today (13 Feb) launched rescue fares starting from €19.99 on 7 routes to accommodate customers affected by Wizz Air’s suspension of all routes...

oneworld welcomes Alaska Airlines’ intention to join the alliance

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oneworld® is delighted with the announcement that Alaska Airlines intends to join the alliance by summer 2021, and its plans to form a US...

Corendon will buy 250,000 aircraft seats to Curaçao from KLM

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Corendon and KLM have today signed a new agreement for flights to Curaçao. From the 2020/2021 winter season, Corendon will purchase a quarter of...

Bulgaria Air launches  direct flights between Sofia and Valencia

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On June 2 the national air carrier Bulgaria Air launches regular direct flights to Valencia – Spain’s third-largest city. The trip between Sofia and...

Alaska Airlines and American Airlines announce new West Coast International Alliance

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Alaska’s West Coast network to connect with American’s long-haul flying to create more choice for travellers Alaska Airlines and American Airlines announce an alliance to...

Ryanair denies any interest in Air Italy

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During a press conference held in Milan this morning (Thursday 13 February), Ryanair's chief commercial officer David O'Brien denied any interest in buying Air...

A new era of growth (and a new livery) for Aegean Airlines

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With a new livery and brand identity, 3 new delivered Airbus A320neo aircraft, AEGEAN’s new era is here. A new era of growth has begun...