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Turkish Airlines launches Istanbul-Marrakesh route

Marrakesh has just joined the vast network of Turkish Airlines. The worldwide airline has launched this Istanbul-Marrakesh service on Monday, April 15, 2019. It...

Study reveals permanent brain damage among pilots and cabin crew

For the first time, a Belgian scientist has started in-depth research into the effects of not only toxic fumes but also chronic exposure to...

Air France to help in the reconstruction of Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris

With the dramatic fire that struck Notre-Dame de Paris, it is a symbol of the history of France, known around the world, which is...

Harvey Milk takes to the skies as Norwegian’s latest tail fin hero

Norwegian is proud to unveil its newest tail fin hero, and the eighth American to be immortalised on a Norwegian aircraft: civil rights leader,...

airBaltic carries 12% more passengers in first quarter of 2019 (+11% in March)

Latvian airline airBaltic during the first three months of 2019 has transported 818,129 passengers or 12% more than last year to its network spanning...

Lufthansa Group’s adjusted EBIT declines to EUR -336 million in the first quarter

Substantial industry-wide capacity growth in Europe leads to lower unit revenues on short- and medium-haul routes in comparison to the high levels seen in...

Remainder of the pilot strike at Air Nostrum cancelled, agreement reached

Air Nostrum and pilot union Sepla have reached an agreement that puts an end to the pilot strike, previously announced for 15-16-17 and 22-23-24...

United Airlines preparing new nonstop seasonal service between New York/Newark and Cape Town, South Africa

United Airlines applied with the U.S. Department of Transportation for authority to begin new service between New York/Newark Liberty International Airport and Cape Town International Airport....

Customer involuntarily discovers a new Ryanair fee

On 15 April, Belgian consumers association Test Achats / Test Aankoop discovered via one of its members that Ryanair had added a new fee...

SAS launches winter route between Brussels and Tromsø in northern Norway in January 2020

SAS Scandinavian Airlines opens a new non-stop route between Brussels and Tromsø, in the very north of Norway, on 18 January 2020. The flights are...

With first Airbus A321neo delivery nearing, JetBlue announces first new route made possible by aircraft’s extended range

First JetBlue A321neo set to arrive soon featuring a 20% increase in fuel efficiency The new route between New York JFK and South America advances...

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Air Mauritius suspend their joint venture operations

KLM and Air Mauritius will suspend their joint venture operations between Mauritius and Amsterdam at the start of the 2019 IATA Winter season effective...

AirBridgeCargo Airlines selects handler WFS to accelerate growth of strategic partnership with Liege Airport

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has chosen Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) as its handling partner to accelerate its strategic partnership with Liege Airport ahead of the...

European Commission group recommends reform of European Air Traffic Control – Ryanair approves

European Commission wise persons group recommendations on European ATC reform A NETWORK-CENTRIC APPROACH  Recommendation 1: Confirm and strengthen EUROCONTROL’s Network Manager (NM) role by providing it...

Emirates marks significant Boeing 777 fleet renewal milestones

Airline completes reconfiguration of all 10 Boeing 777-200LR aircraft Last two Boeing 777-300 Classic aircraft retiring from the fleet Emirates is committed to offering...

Singapore Airlines and Garuda Indonesia expand codeshare operations

Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Garuda Indonesia customers can now enjoy more options when travelling between Singapore and Indonesia as a result of an expanded...

Hi Fly’s sole Airbus A380 to operate for Air Senegal on flight(s) between Paris and Dakar

It's been a while that Hi Fly operated its sole Airbus A380 for a scheduled flight: this will change as around 15:05 (UTC) today...

1,100 Jet Airways pilots have decided not to fly from tomorrow to protest against pending salaries

Around 1,100 Jet Airways pilots, represented by the National Aviator’s Guild (NAG) have decided to stop working from tomorrow (Monday, 15 April). According to the...

Wildcat strike of Tunisair employees; three days of flight disruptions

Yesterday (Saturday 14 April), Tunisair staff started a wildcat strike. The unexpected strike is continuing today and will last until tomorrow, Monday 15 April....

Eurowings expands route offering from Hamburg to Turkey and adds Hanover-Brindisi route

New, extensive Turkey programme from Hamburg with Ankara, Adana, Antalya and Bodrum as new summer destinations. Passengers from Hanover fly to Brindisi in...