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KLM Cuts Service To 3 US Cities & Reduces Capacity To Others

In the last 24 hours, KLM has updated its schedules for winter 2020/21 and when you compare the services the airline plans to offer to the services offered pre-Covid, it... Read More

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The “New” British Airways First Class Seat Is Nothing To Get Excited About

It all started yesterday when an over-eager British Airways employee put out a tweet (now deleted) that let the world know what British Airways would be offering a new... Read More

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IFEC executive shuffles worth noting

A pair of executive moves atop satellite connectivity providers could alter the landscape a bit. Both Inmarsat and Intelsat saw changes this week, with one departure and... Read More

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Air India losing money on 90%+ of its routes

Just how bad were things for Air India, even before the market collapsed in early 2020? According to the Minister of Civil Aviation the carrier lost money on 319 of the... Read More

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EL AL Set To Resume New York Service In October

As with all of the world's airlines, EL AL has effectively been on hiatus for most of the year so far but unlike a lot of its competitors, EL AL is yet to resume... Read More

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Qantas Might Restart International Flights Before the End of the Year… But Only to Rescue Stranded Australians

Qantas is hoping to restart international flights more than eight months earlier than previously predicted but only if the flights are heavily subsidised by the... Read More

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SmartSky triumphs over Gogo in patent challenge

SmartSky scored a legal victory this week with the US Patent Office declining to institute an inter partes review of U.S. Patent No. 9,312,947 (“the ‘947... Read More

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Panasonic Avionics’ Welcome Aboard Collection offers improved cabin safety designs

Passengers and airlines alike have different priorities these days. With those new needs in mind Panasonic Avionics (PAC) reviewed its broad range of offerings, pulling... Read More

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Vistara launches inflight wifi service on Dreamliner fleet

After years of promises and product evolution Vistara's service from Delhi to London on the 787-9 will deliver a major milestone for the inflight connectivity industry.... Read More

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27 Year Old Yeshiva Student Takes Control of Israel’s El Al Airlines

A 27-year-old yeshiva student who was born in New York City but who now lives in Jerusalem has taken control of Israeli flag carrier El Al Airlines. Eli Rozenberg bought... Read More

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Emirates Sets Up Dedicated Kosher Food Production Facility as Direct Israel Flights Near

Emirates Flight Catering, a division of the Emirates Group which also owns Emirates Airline, is to open a dedicated Kosher food production facility at its factory on the... Read More

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United Pilots Union Backs No Furlough Deal That Will Prevent Lay-Off’s Until June 2021

The United Master Executive Council of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) has overwhelmingly backed a tentative agreement that would prevent United from involuntary... Read More

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Qantas Seven Hour Scenic ‘Flight to Nowhere’ Sells Out in Just 10 Minutes

Qantas has become the latest airline to offer a ‘flight to nowhere’ with tickets on a seven-hour Great Southern Land scenic flight selling out in just... Read More

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JetBlue’s first Mint A321neo breaks cover

A new JetBlue tailfin emerged at the Airbus final assembly line in Hamburg/Finkenwerder this week raising questions about possible changes on the aircraft interior.... Read More

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Intelsat sees upside in commercial aviation vertical

As Intelsat moves towards closing on its recently announced deal to acquire Gogo's Commercial Aviation business the company faces one question more significant than the... Read More

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Southwest to Continue Blocking Middle Seats Through November 30

Southwest Airlines is to extend its COVID-19 seat blocking policy through November 30 as the Dallas-based carrier seeks to reassure anxious passengers that it’s... Read More

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British Airways Responds To Virgin Atlantic: Adds New Route To Pakistan & Accelerates Another

At the beginning of September, Virgin Atlantic announced that it would be launching three new routes to Pakistan from later this year as the airline looks to move away... Read More

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Gogo’s AVANCE L3 now available line-fit on Pilatus PC-24

New Pilatus PC-24 buyers can now choose to have the AVANCE L3 inflight wifi solution from Gogo installed at the factory. The type joins the PC-12 NGX in holding STCs for... Read More

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United Airlines to Deploy Long-Lasting Antimicrobial Spray to Counter COVID-19

United has become the latest airline to get its hands on a long-lasting antimicrobial surface coating as part of its enhanced aircraft cleaning regimen to fight off the... Read More

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You’ll Now Need a Negative COVID-19 Test Certificate if You Don’t Want to Wear a Face Mask Onboard KLM

Dutch airline KLM will now require passengers to present both a negative COVID-19 test certificate and a doctors note if they claim they can’t wear a face mask... Read More

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Air New Zealand to Axe Another 385 Cabin Crew; Accused of Offshoring Jobs to China

Just a day after boasting of record-breaking new ticket sales, Air New Zealand has confirmed plans to slash a further 385 cabin crew jobs which will bring total... Read More

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WSS fights back against SmartSky’s legal claims

Wireless Systems Solutions issued a statement late Monday disputing the charges levied by SmartSky in a federal lawsuit. Calling the filing retaliatory, WSS's Laslo... Read More

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Man Acquitted of Singapore Airlines Inflight Sexual Assault; Court Says Victim Should Have Notified Flight Attendants

A man accused of sexually assaulting a woman onboard a Singapore Airlines flight from Tokyo to Singapore in June 2019 has been acquitted of the charge, in part, because... Read More

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Delta Air Lines Says No Flight Attendant or Frontline Ground Staff Will be Involuntary Furloughed

Delta Air Lines chief executive Ed Bastian has confirmed in a publicly released internal memo that the airline will not carry out any involuntary furloughs on flight... Read More

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Emirates Warns Hundreds of UK-Based Staff That They Could be Made Redundant

Emirates has warned its 600 strong UK workforce that it may need to slash employee numbers because the demand for air travel remains “extremely subdued”. The... Read More

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Oktoberfest May Be Cancelled But it’s Still Going Ahead On Lufthansa Flights

Munich’s world-famous Oktoberfest may well be cancelled this year but this complication isn’t going to stop Lufthansa celebrating the festival. Sadly, even... Read More

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Air New Zealand Sales Surge After Government Relaxes Social Distancing Rules

Keen Kiwi travellers snapped up 110,000 Air New Zealand seats on Monday after the national government relaxed social distancing rules on public transport. The... Read More

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Etihad Using Artificial Intelligence to Cut Food Waste and Costs

Etihad Airways is to resume trials of a special food waste detection system that utilises artificial intelligence to track unconsumed Economy class meals across... Read More

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American Airlines to Cut Number of Flight Attendants on Many Flights Starting October 1

American Airlines is set to reduce the number of flight attendants working on widebody aircraft and certain premium transcon single-aisle aircraft, with some flights set... Read More

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Thai Airways bankruptcy petition accepted by Thai court

Thai Airways officially entered its bankruptcy reorganization on Monday. The carrier's petition for rehabilitation, filed on 27 May 2020, was granted by the Central... Read More

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SmartSky sues supplier over IP theft, delays network deployment

One of SmartSky's suppliers is accused of stealing the inflight connectivity company's intellectual property and trying to sell it as an independent ATG network rather... Read More