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IATA expects 2020 to be better than 2019 for the global aviation industry!

The global aviation industry is not growing very profitably, apart from North America. But yet, coming 2020, things might get better. Find out how. The post IATA expects... Read More

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JetBlue boosts Boston-LaGuardia Shuttle to 10x daily

More thant three years after launching a "Shuttle" service between Boston and LaGuardia JetBlue is finally getting serious about the operation, increasing to 10x daily... Read More

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British Airways Staff Are Being Gifted a Piece of Aviation History That’s Sure to Make Boeing 747 Lovers Very Jealous

Over the last few days, British Airways staff have taken to social media to share details of a very special Christmas gift the airline has been sending them.  Alex... Read More

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Industrial Turmoil at Australian Low-Cost Airline Jetstar… Pilots Vote to Strike for First Time in Airline’s History

Pilots at the low-cost subsidiary of Qantas have voted to down tools for the first time in the airline’s 15-year history as an ongoing dispute over pay and... Read More

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Hyatt Goes Peak & Off-Peak, Kirby Takes Over United

Like many travel loyalty programs, when one brand makes changes, others seem to eventually follow. This week we’re joined by Gary Leff from View... Read More

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Nickel and Dime? SAS Takes Delivery of its First Airbus A350, Featuring a Food and Beverage Kiosk

The first of eight brand new Airbus A350-900 aircraft officially entered the fleet of Scandanavian airline SAS yesterday – just over a week after being delivered... Read More

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Putting AirAsia’s new GX WiFi to the test

Deploy quickly and work out the bugs along the way. That's not a typical approach to anything in the aviation world, and for good reason. But for AirAsia's GX Aviation... Read More

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Controversial Emirates Flight Between Barcelona and Mexico City Takes-Off for the First Time

Following a fraught legal battle, the Dubai-based Emirates airline has today finally launched a controversial service between Barcelona and Mexico City – the... Read More

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The Founder of jetBlue Rumored To Want Out of Stake in TAP Air Portugal; Mulling Sale to Lufthansa

A major stake in TAP Air Portugal could be sold to the likes of Lufthansa, Air France or the owner of British Airways following a series of disappointing results at the... Read More

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Flight Attendant Hopefuls in South Korea Are So Desperate to Get the Job They’re Having Plastic Surgery

In South Korea, a career as a flight attendant is said to be so sought after and the competition so fierce that would-be cabin crew are willing to go under the knife in... Read More

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Astronics inks deal for deeper access into China

Doing business in China means finding a local partner to help build relationships. Astronics now has just such a deal to facilitate bringing its IFE/C hardware into what... Read More

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Garuda Indonesia Cabin Crew Union Welcomes Sacking of Airline’s President for Harley Davidson Smuggling Ploy

The Garuda Indonesia cabin crew union has publicly welcomed the sacking of the airline’s President over an extraordinary smuggling case in which it was alleged... Read More

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Romania’s TAROM Airlines Fined €20,000 After Employee Leaks Passenger Details Online

Romania’s official data protection agency has fined state-owned airline TAROM a rather modest €20,000 after an employee managed to access passenger booking... Read More

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American Airlines Blames Dilapidated Catering Facilities for Delays; Promises Investment in Facilities, Not People

It’s no secret that American Airlines has been beset by delays and cancellations of late.  American has pinned much of the blame on its mechanics who took... Read More

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AirAsia looks beyond the pipe for inflight connectivity value

Selling inflight connectivity packages to passengers proves to be a poor business proposition. Prices are high, take rates are low and the economics rarely deliver a... Read More

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South African Government Guarantees $273 Million to Save National Airline But Refuses to Call it a “Bailout”

In a new development, embattled South African Airways (SAA) is to receive a total of 4 billion Rand (USD $273 million) in new financial assistance guaranteed by the... Read More

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Did a Southwest Flight Attendant Mistreat a Muslim Passenger Because She Was Wearing a Headscarf?

A prominent journalist for Al Jazeera’s English language international service has called out Southwest Airlines, accusing a flight attendant of mistreating his... Read More

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Staying Safe As A Solo Female Traveler

This week, Ed speaks with Tess Zhao from Delicate Revolt all about staying safe when traveling as a woman on your own. From the best time of day to... Read More

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Norwegian Argentina sold to JetSMART Airlines

Citing slipping foreign exchange returns and a general lack of profitablility Norwegian is exiting the Argentinian domestic market. The carrier sold its entire operation... Read More

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Norwegian Bows Out of Argentina With Immediate Effect, Sells 100% of Operation to JetSmart

A little over year after commencing domestic operations in Argentina, the low-cost airline Norwegian has announced it is abandoning the market with immediate effect.... Read More

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Emirates Cabin Crew Speak for the First Time About Losing Big in a Sham Investment Scheme

Hundreds of cabin crew at the Dubai-based Emirates may have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in a Ponzi-style investment scam and now some of those crew have spoken... Read More

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United picks A321XLR for transatlantic 757 replacement

United Airlines will take on the A321XLR to replace its agin 757-200 transatlantic fleet. The move gives the carrier certainty of delivery timing and promises to expand... Read More

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Delta Schedules More A330-900neo Service Out Of Seattle

Delta started taking delivery of the new Airbus A330-900neo back at the end of May and it has been operating the latest-generation aircraft on routes out of Seattle... Read More

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As Turmoil Continues, Cathay Pacific Offers Staff 2% Pay Rise and HK$30,000 Bonus

As Cathay Pacific continues to suffer from the fallout of violent pro-democracy protests that has seen a huge slump in air travel demand to the territory, the airline... Read More

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Ryanair Starts Legal Bid to Stop easyJet Poaching a Senior Executive With Information of “Immense Value”

Lawyers for low-cost behemoth Ryanair have argued in Ireland’s High Court that its chief operations officer should not be allowed to defect to arch-rival easyJet... Read More

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Pakistan International Airlines Orders Cabin Crew to Stop Posting Photos On Social Media

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has allegedly ordered cabin crew to stop posting photos of its planes on social media, alleging that doing so is risking the... Read More

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JetBlue wants to give United Airlines its Mexico City slots, if the DoT will let it

Why does JetBlue care what happens to its slots in Mexico City as it pulls out of that market next month? Turns out competition among airlines is a good thing, and the... Read More

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Emergency Slide Falls from Delta Air Lines Jet On Approach to Boston into Back Garden

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has opened an investigation after an emergency evacuation slide fell from a Delta Air Lines aircraft and landed in the back... Read More

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TSI Aviation Seats gains access to Airbus BFE catalog

Airlines purchasing the A350, A330/neo and A320/neo family aircraft now have a new option for a seating supplier. TSI Aviation Seats, a joint operation led by Turkish... Read More

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The clock is ticking on Hong Kong Airlines’ demise

For Hong Kong Airlines the death watch clock is officially running. The beleaguered company has just five days to raise significant fresh capital. Failure to reach that... Read More

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Norwegian Plans to Launch Flights from Heathrow with a Possible New Route to Orlando, Florida

Low-cost long-haul airline Norwegian could be set to start operating flights from London Heathrow (LHR) with some sources suggesting the airport operator wants the... Read More

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