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19 years ago, Sabena was declared bankrupt

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That was nineteen years ago, on November 6, 2001. Sabena was declared bankrupt. Flight SN690, an Airbus A340-311 registered OO-SCZ coming from Cotonou and...

Flybe to be saved from bankruptcy after it is bought out by a Cyrus Capital affiliate

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Bankrupt British airline Flybe is on track to return to the skies in early 2021 after Monday's announcement of its takeover by Thyme Opco,...

Final landing for Brussels Airlines’ Airbus A319 OO-SSC (Star Alliance livery) at Twente Airport

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In the morning of 31 August, a Brussels Airlines Airbus A319 (registered OO-SSC) departed Brussels Airport, Belgium, with destination Twente Airport, The Netherlands, on...

LATAM Airlines Argentina ceases operations (but international flights will continue)

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LATAM Airlines Argentina, with a fleet of 13 Airbus A320 and 2 Boeing 767, has ceased its operations for an indefinite period due to...

Former Flybe Dash 8 slams into parked Loganair Embraer ERJ-145 at Aberdeen Airport

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On 16 June, a former Flybe De Havilland Canada Dash DHC-8-400 (registered G-JECK) was being prepared for departure after long-term storage (inoperative since the...

Condor gets €550 million aid from German Federal Government and Hessian State Government

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Condor continues to fly: the German government and the Hessian state government have pledged their support through a guarantee for a loan from the...

More airlines join ERA to fight the disastrous effects of COVID-19 on European aviation

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Nine more European airlines join ERA (European Regions Airline Association) strengthening the message that the industry needs to join forces to lobby for exceptional...

[Coronavirus] German leisure airline Thomas Cook Aviation files for bankruptcy

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German leisure airline Thomas Cook Aviation files for bankruptcy, says German magazine Focus, citing an internal video message. The German airline operates 6 Airbus A320...

Ryanair launches £19.99 rescue fares for Flybe customers

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Ryanair launched rescue fares starting from £19.99 on 5 UK routes to accommodate customers affected by Flybe’s collapse. These low rescue fares are on sale...

[Analysis] Coronavirus outbreak accelerates airlines industry consolidation; conserving cash key to survival

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Only European airlines with strong shareholder backing and full access to capital markets are likely to survive the industry’s latest crisis, with the spread...

Loganair steps in to safeguard UK air routes after Flybe collapse

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Loganair, Scotland’s Airline, has reacted to the closure of Flybe by announcing plans to safeguard UK regional connectivity by taking up 16 routes formerly...

Flybe enters into administration

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On 5 March 2020, struggling British airline Flybe entered into administration after the airline failed to secure a taxpayer loan of £100 million (€115...

Flybe’s struggle for survival reaches climax; requests government bailout

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Flybe has informed the government that its fragile financial state means it may not survive amid the current fall in air travel demand. The...

Do you remember? 42 years ago, a Sabena Boeing 707 crashed during landing at Tenerife North Airport

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On 15 February 1978, a Sabena Boeing 707 (OO-SJE and leased to Sobelair) operated a flight between Brussels Airport, Belgium and Tenerife North Airport,...

Boeing 737-200 of defunct Shaheen Air set on fire at Karachi Airport, Pakistan

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On 26 January, a Shaheen Air Boeing 737-200 (AP-BIS) was destroyed by fire, the incident occurred at Karachi Airport, Pakistan. According to preliminary information,...

Air France and Transavia grab most of defunct Aigle Azur’s traffic rights

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Air France and its low-cost subsidiary Transavia are the big winners in the redistribution of the traffic rights of defunct Aigle Azur. Ryanair, easyJet...

Ryanair calls on UK Chancellor of the Exchequer to extend Flybe APD exemption to all UK airline competitors

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Ryanair, which is the largest passenger airline operating to and from the UK today (Thurs, 16 Jan) wrote to Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid...

Flybe: “We don’t comment on rumour or speculation.”

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Britain's biggest regional airline Flybe is trying to secure a rescue deal that would prevent its collapse, aviation industry sources told Sky News. Flybe -...

Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT) to end service due to financial problems

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Far Eastern Air Transport Corp. (FAT) from Taiwan, announced on 12 december 2019 that it will end its flight operations with effect from Friday...

Georges Gutelman, founder of several Belgian airlines including a forefather of Brussels Airlines, dies at 81

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Georges Gutelman, the founder of several Belgian airlines, died at 81. Since 2015, when his health had deteriorated, he lived in Israel. He was born...

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