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Eurowings
Yesterday, 08:09

Kosovo and Serbia agree to resume flights

Kosovo and Serbia agree to resume flightsPRISTINA - Kosovo and Serbia agreed on Monday to launch direct commercial flights after a two-decade interval in a deal mediated by the United States in an attempt to push the two former foes closer to normalising relations. Lufthansa lowcost operator Eurowings is set to fetch the flight mandate.
Aerospace
Yesterday, 07:27

Embraer studies turboprop within Boeing venture

Embraer studies turboprop within Boeing ventureSAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS - Brazilian planemaker Embraer is in the advanced stages of studying the launch of a new turboprop aircraft to be developed through a venture it is planning with Boeing, subject to necessary approvals, a top executive said on Monday.
Flight PS752
Yesterday, 06:39

Gulf airlines continue to operate in Iranian airspace

Gulf airlines continue to operate in Iranian airspaceKUWAIT - Qatar Airways, Emirates and several other Gulf airlines still fly in Iraqi and Iranian airspace and to cities in both countries, even as other international carriers like British Airways and Lufthansa have rerouted planes since the United States and Iran traded military strikes.
Manchester Airport
2 days ago

Westjet to offer fast link to Canada

Westjet to offer fast link to CanadaMANCHESTER - The quickest ever Transatlantic route from Manchester Airport is set for a summer 2020: direct flights to Halifax in June with Westjet will take only six hours. The link is offered four times per week on Boeing 737-700 with two classes and onward connectivity including Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton.
Carbon emissions
5 days ago

British Airways called "worst performer" on many routes

British Airways called LONDON - British Airways flights can pump out more carbon emissions per passenger than rival airlines on certain routes, according to the consumer group "Which?" It said it compared carbon dioxide emissions on six popular international routes from London and found that on four of them BA was the worst performer.
Airlines
6 days ago

Stobart invests 12 million US-Dollars in rescue of Flybe

Stobart invests 12 million US-Dollars in rescue of FlybeLONDON - Britain's Stobart Group will provide 9 million pounds ($11.8 million) in funding for Flybe as part of this week's government-backed rescue of the regional airline, the infrastructure group said on Thursday. Stobart said it had already invested 45 million pounds in Connect Airways.
Qatar Airways
6 days ago

Al-Baker: "I am very glad Mr Muilenburg has gone"

Al-Baker: KUWAIT CITY - The chief executive of Qatar Airways and an outspoken past critic of Boeing managers, Akbar Al-Baker, welcomed on Wednesday this month's change at the helm of the U.S. planemaker as it deals with the grounding of its 737 MAX model following two fatal crashes.
Almost 70 persons injured
7 days ago

Delta flight dumps fuel on L.A. school

Delta flight dumps fuel on L.A. schoolLOS ANGELES - A Delta Airlines jet making an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport dumped fuel on the playground of an elementary school in the flight path on Tuesday, inflicting minor injuries on 67 children and adults, local and federal authorities said.
Regional airline
7 days ago

Britain reaches deal to rescue Flybe

Britain reaches deal to rescue FlybeLONDON - Flybe was rescued on Tuesday after the British government promised to review taxation of the industry and shareholders pledged more money to prevent its collapse. The agreement comes a day after the emergence of reports suggesting it needed to raise new funds to survive winter.
"Sky News"
Older than 7 days

Flybe to ask for a government lifeline

Flybe to ask for a government lifelineLONDON - Flybe, the regional British airline, is fighting for survival and the British government is being called upon to help prevent a second airline failure in less than six months, according to media reports. The airline could be deemed "strategically important" within the British aviation sector.
IAG
Older than 7 days

Willie Walsh to stand down

Willie Walsh to stand downLONDON - Willie Walsh, the chief executive of British Airways-owner IAG, will step down from the airlines group he helped to build later this year and hand the reins to a key lieutenant, Luis Gallego. Walsh had said in November that succession planning was underway as he intended to retire in the next two years.
Pilots
Older than 7 days

Boeing now recommends 737 MAX simulator training

Boeing now recommends 737 MAX simulator trainingCHICAGO - Boeing said it was recommending that airline pilots undergo simulator training before they resume flying the 737 MAX, a shift from its previous position that pilots only needed computer-based training. Boeing has been working on revised pilot training and software updates to win regulatory approval for the 737 MAX to fly again.
737-crisis
Older than 7 days

Ryanair braces for additional MAX delays

Ryanair braces for additional MAX delaysFRANKFURT - Ryanair is prepared for further delays to the delivery of its Boeing 737 MAX airliners, its chief executive Michael O'Leary told German magazine Wirtschaftswoche, adding that he would only discuss compensation after the aircraft had been delivered. Deliveries might slip into the next winter season.
Airlines
Older than 7 days

Tim Clark to retire from Emirates 2020

Tim Clark to retire from Emirates 2020DUBAI - Tim Clark will retire as the president of Emirates Airline at the end of June 2020 after more than three decades at the state-controlled business that has helped to transform Dubai into one of the world's major travel crossroads. Sir Tim was part of the original Emirates management team in 1985.
St Petersburg
Older than 7 days

Ryanair and Easyjet mull flights to Russia

Ryanair and Easyjet mull flights to RussiaST PETERSBURG - Low-cost airline Ryanair and other budget carriers are expected to start flying from Russia's St Petersburg airport in 2020, the Russian Transport Ministry said. The move is part of Russia's plan to boost tourist flows to St Petersburg and will mean more competition for Russian air carriers like Aeroflot.
Airlines
Older than 7 days

British Airways loses height in UK customer survey

British Airways loses height in UK customer surveyLONDON - British Airways has sunk in the view of UK customers over the last year, with the former flag carrier now ranked third bottom short-haul airline, two places above budget carrier Ryanair. The passenger preference for British Airways on long-haul travel looks even more dire.
Sources
Older than 7 days

Qantas to put more experienced crew on Project Sunrise flights

Qantas to put more experienced crew on Project Sunrise flightsSYDNEY - Qantas Airways plans to have more experienced pilots on board the world's longest non-stop flights than on its current long-haul flights for the first 18 months as it evaluates fatigue, said sources with knowledge of the matter.
Harbour Air made history
Older than 7 days

Long wait seen for electric planes despite historic first flight

Long wait seen for electric planes despite historic first flightVANCOUVER - The pioneers behind the world's first fully electric, commercial flight say they have made history, but climate-change activists see electric air travel as a dream yet to come true. The Harbour Air seaplane - which seats six - took off close to Vancouver in Canada on Tuesday and flew for less than 15 minutes.
Explainer
Older than 7 days

What business rescue means for South African Airways

What business rescue means for South African AirwaysJOHANNESBURG - Plagued by debt and years of mismanagement, state-owned South African Airways (SAA) has been placed into business rescue - South Africa's bankruptcy protection process - in a last-ditch attempt to save the national carrier. These are the consequences for the airline and its employees.
Project Sunrise
Older than 7 days

Qantas selects Airbus over Boeing for SYD - LHR

Qantas selects Airbus over Boeing for SYD - LHRSYDNEY - Australia’s Qantas Airways picked Airbus over Boeing  as the preferred supplier for jets capable of the world’s longest commercial flights from Sydney to London, dealing the U.S. planemaker its latest setback this year. The airline aims to finalize project preparations by March 2020.

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