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CAA cites post-Brexit progress in FATA agreement

CAA cites post-Brexit progress in FATA agreementLONDON - The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the Federal Air Transport Agency (FATA) signed a Temporary Arrangement on air safety. The FATA is legally assigned as the Civil Aviation Competent Authority in the Russian Federation and the CAA is legally assigned as the Competent Authority in the UK.»
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Airlines

Qantas to resume London flights through Darwin

Qantas to resume London flights through DarwinSYDNEY - Qantas has confirmed it will operate its flagship direct route from Australia to London via Darwin when international flights resume next month with the reopening of Australia’s border. The Qantas nonstop route from Perth to London is expected to restart in April 2022.»
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New airline

British Airways to reenter Gatwick market

British Airways to reenter Gatwick marketLONDON - British Airways will restore its European schedule at London Gatwick Airport in 2022. The airline will challenge Easyjet and Wizz Air with a new Gatwick-based subsidiary for European flights. New contract terms with pilots clear the way for the return to Gatwick next summer.»
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Aer Lingus

Emerald Airlines secures ATR 72-600 fleet

Emerald Airlines secures ATR 72-600 fleetDUBLIN - Emerald Airlines will operate Aer Lingus regional routes by 2023. The new Irish regional airline has committed to lease four ATR 72-600 aircraft from Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), the world’s largest regional aircraft leasing company. Emerald and the planes might enter service as early as 2022.»
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Airlines

Virgin Atlantic delays public offering to 2022

Virgin Atlantic delays public offering to 2022LONDON - Virgin Atlantic delays IPO from Q4 2021 to early 2022 according to insiders - the airline hopes to take momentum of the reopening of the US market into the offering, "Reuters" reports. Virgin Atlantic experienced a strong surge in bookings after the US announced plans to relax travel restrictions by November.»
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Airlines

Norse Atlantic Airways mulls Gatwick base

Norse Atlantic Airways mulls Gatwick baseLONDON - Norse Atlantic Airways and the British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) have entered into an agreement that will deliver hundreds of jobs in the UK. Norse plans to commence affordable flights between Europe and North America in 2022 with a fleet of Boeing 787 aircraft.»
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Railway

Government to take Southeastern under public control

Government to take Southeastern under public controlLONDON - The government cuts ties with private railway operator Go Ahead and will take Southeastern rail lines under public helm by mid-October. Go Ahead is understood to face fraud accusations from the government after leaving 25m pounds of taxpayer funding undeclared and unreturned.»
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Airports

Gatwick expects cargo windfall from Northern runway project

Gatwick expects cargo windfall from Northern runway projectLONDON - The volume of  air cargo handled through London Gatwick Airport is forecast to increase to around 350,000 metric tonnes per year by the middle of the century (2047), up from 150,000 tonnes in 2019/20 - if the airport’s plan to bring its Northern runway into routine use is realised.»
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Seasonal bases

Easyjet to tap Spain and Portugal for 2022 recovery

Easyjet to tap Spain and Portugal for 2022 recoveryLUTON - The European aviation market continues to recover - Easyjet expects pent-up demand in 2022 and announced Monday it will be expanding its network of seasonal bases by adding five more aircraft across bases Malaga, Palma de Mallorca and Faro from May 2022, citing "the important role" of these markets.»
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AFA Training Center

Ryanair consolidates training ops in recruitment drive

Ryanair consolidates training ops in recruitment driveDUBLIN - Ryanair laid the groundwork for recovery and expansion with the opening of a new 50 million Euro training center in Santry, close to Dublin Airport. The Irish low-cost airline consolidates training operations under a new agreement with Airline Flight Academy (AFA) and announced a hiring spree.»
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Aberdeen - Dublin

Loganair adds Ireland service

Loganair adds Ireland serviceABERDEEN - Loganair, the UK’s largest regional airline, has further bolstered its route network as it launches a new direct service between Aberdeen and Dublin, with the first flight taking to the skies Sunday 5 September. The airline operates the route with a 49-seat Embraer 145 regional jet.»
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Partnership

Eve and Microflite to develop Urban Air Mobility in Australia

Eve and Microflite to develop Urban Air Mobility in AustraliaMELBOURNE - Microflite - an australian helicopter operator - and Embraer Eve plan to begin their partnership using helicopters, where appropriate, as a proof of concept to validate parameters that will apply to future electrical vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft operations or so called EVA (Electrical Vertical Aircraft).»

Short News

IAG names new CFO

LONDON - International Airlines Group (IAG) announces that Steve Gunning has decided to stand down from the role of Chief Financial Officer and leave the group after the release of the company’s full year 2021 results.»

British Airways returns Airbus A380 to active fleet

LONDON - British Airways is returning the Airbus A380 to service. The A380s will be phased-in on the European network from November before first intercontinental flights.»

Jet2 frames deal for additional A321neo aircraft

MANCHESTER - British holiday airline Jet2 adds 15 more Airbus A321neo aircraft to its order tally.»

Logan Air add routes for summer 2022

LONDON - Loganair continues to build its network and UK-wide connectivity as it adds three further routes to its Summer 2022 programme.»

National Express and Stagecoach plan merger

LONDON - Competition between air, rail and road transportation on domestic routes ist heating up as the two largest UK passenger transportation companies are about to merge.»

Ryanair cracks down on British investors

DUBLIN - Ryanair no longer accepts new British shareholders since Brexit. The airline is now cracking down on investors who disregarded the provisions.»

UK puts CAA in charge for noise control

LONDON - The Secretary of State for Transport has announced the Government's intention to wind down the Independent Commission on Civil Aviation Noise (ICCAN) at the end of September 2021.»

Corona controls delay flights in July

BRUSSELS - Data from airlines in July shows the average delay per flight on departure was 11 minutes, definitely better than 18 minutes in July 2019. However, not all types of delay are down.»

First A220 for Air France completes production flight

MIRABEL - On Thursday 26 August, the Airbus A220, sporting the Air France colours, made its production flight. »

New Helsinki entrance to open in December

HELSINKI - Finavia will open the entrance to Helsinki Airport and the updated traffic arrangements for passengers on December 1st.»

Helvetic completes the renewal of its Embraer fleet

ZURICH - Swiss regional airline Helvetic Airways took delivery of its twelfth latest-generation Embraer E-Jet E2 aircraft. »

Jet2 mulls fleet switch to Airbus

MANCHESTER - British leisure airline Jet2 mulls replacing at least part of its Boeing 737-800 fleet by new Airbus A320neo aircraft.»

Court confirms end for PPF cap

LONDON - A legal victory by British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA), potentially worth a total of more than 35 million pounds for 170 union members, spells the end for the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) compensation cap.»

British holiday bookings to Spain soar

MADRID - British holiday bookings to Spain have increased 400 percent since the government has lifted mandatory quarantine for fully vaccinated travellers.»

British Airways 787 landing gear retracts on ground

LONDON - A British Airways Boeing 787-8 aircraft is undergoing repairs after its landing gear retracted on ground. The incident seemed highly avoidable.»

Emerald Airlines speeds launch date for Aer Lingus

DUBLIN - Aer Lingus fills the Stobart Air void: Emerald Airlines is stepping in earlier than expected on regional hub-feed services.»

Flypop confirms Stansted base plans

LONDON - Airline startup Flypop confirm that London Stansted Airport will be its first UK airport base.»

Play starts flight operation with London service

LONDON - Iceland is back on the destination boards at London Stansted as new airline Play launched its first flight from the airport to Reykjavik last week.»

Delta to hire 1,000 new pilots

ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines returns to the recruitment market. The airline intends to hire more than 1,000 pilots by next summer, a Delta memo seen by Reuters said.»

Ryanair 737 MAX deliveries may slip to September

LONDON - Ryanair mulls to defer introduction of its first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from summer to autumn 2021.»

Heathrow appoints sustainability expert to its board

LONDON - Heathrow Airport has appointed Joan MacNaughton to its Board as a Non-Executive Director.»

Aeromexico receives its first Boeing 737 MAX 9

MEXICO CITY - As part of their fleet plan, Aeromexico has received new Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft. The first two aircraft landed in Mexico City in the early hours of May 29.»

United heads pre-pandemic levels

CHICAGO - United Airlines adds more than 400 daily flights to its July schedule and increases service to reopened European destinations. »

Stansted becomes Covid-secure airport

LONDON - London Stansted has become one of the first airports in the UK to receive CAA recognition for the measures implemented across the airport to make it Covid-secure as it prepares for the return of passengers in the coming weeks.»

Heathrow reports low March volumes

LONDON - Heathrow Airport passenger numbers were down 83% in March year over year as passenger travel remained mostly idle.»

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