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Flying Colours to sell, install SmartSky connectivity

Flying Colours Corp. the international maintenance, repair, overhaul, and completions company, signed an agreement with North Carolina-based SmartSky Networks to act as... Read More

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Airlines Breathe Sigh of Relief as President Biden Steps Away From Travel Nuclear Button

Airlines took a huge collective sigh of relief on Thursday as the Biden administration unveiled a package of new measures to protect the American people from the Omicron... Read More

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Malaysia Airlines plans IFE update with Flymingo

Malaysia Airlines plans to update the in-flight entertainment (IFE) experience on its 737-800 fleet. The airline will launch a new streaming IFE solution on board, based... Read More

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Allegiant, Viva Aerobus plan groundbreaking joint venture

Allegiant sees significant potential carrying leisure travelers to Mexican resort destinations, but the cost – both real and relative to domestic expansion – is too... Read More

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Norwegian brings back the MAX 8, with a twist

Norwegian agreed to lease a pair of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, bringing the type back into service at the carrier. The two planes will join the carrier's operations... Read More

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Anuvu adds $50 million for MicroGEO connectivity growth

Four months after announcing plans for a new MicroGEO satellite constellation, in-flight connectivity supplier Anuvu secured $50 million to help develop and launch the... Read More

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Southwest Airlines Employee Pleads Guilty to Stealing Guns Out of Passenger Baggage

A former Southwest Airlines baggage handler has been sent to prison for stealing firearms out of passenger baggage at St. Louis Lambert Airport. Mark Hunter of St. Louis... Read More

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Inmarsat, GDC celebrate 737 certification of Falcon 300 terminal for GX Aviation

Inmarsat's new GX Aviation terminal is now FAA certified for installation on Boeing 737 family aircraft. The Falcon 300 kit was developed in partnership with developed... Read More

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From Three to One: United States to Reduce Pre-Departure Testing Timeframe to Just One Day

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States has confirmed plans to possibly reduce the timeframe for pre-departure COVID-19 tests for... Read More

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SmartSky announces ATG availability for regional airlines

Building on its announcement last month at NBAA, SmartSky took advantage of the APEX EXPO event in Long Beach, CA this week to formally launch business operations for... Read More

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American Airlines Launched a Highly-Anticipated New International Route But Made a Massive Error

American Airlines launched a highly anticipated new route between New York JFK and Delhi, India earlier this month following its retreat from the market for more than 10... Read More

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Woman Runs Onto Tarmac at LAX and Tries to “Wave a Plane Down” With Airline Employees in Hot Pursuit

A woman barged through an emergency exit and ran onto the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Monday night in order to wave down a Southwest Airlines... Read More

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WHO Tells Over 60’s and Vulnerable to “Avoid Travel’ Admidst Omicron Alert

The World Health Organization (WHO) has told the over 60’s and clinically vulnerable people to delay travel indefinitely as scientists scramble to learn more about the... Read More

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OneWeb, GDC Technics partner on new ESA solution

OneWeb and GDC Technics signed a Joint Development Agreement to deliver a new in-flight connectivity terminal. The new terminal, based on the electronically steered... Read More

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Emirates Could Delay the Return of the A380 Superjumbo as Omicron Threat Spreads

Emirates fears the Omicron variant could cause “significant traumas” in the aviation industry and the Dubai-based airline may have to delay the expanded return of... Read More

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Virgin Atlantic Will Double-Test Pilots and Cabin Crew to Avoid Hong Kong COVID Detention

Virgin Atlantic hopes a double-testing regimen for all crew operating flights to Hong Kong will be enough to prevent health officials in the Chinese territory from... Read More

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Travelers Relief as President Biden Says No Intention of Expanding Omicron Travel Restrictions

At a briefing on Monday, President Biden said he doesn’t currently see the need to expand existing Omicron variant travel restrictions even though the variant has now... Read More

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AirAsia brings Inmarsat GX Aviation installations in-house with Asia Digital Engineering

The AirAsia group is getting deeper into the in-flight connectivity business. Wholly owned subsidiary Asia Digital Engineering (ADE) completed its first installation of... Read More

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Stowaway Survives Flight in Landing Gear of American Airlines Flight From Guatemala

A stowaway who climbed into the unheated and oxygen-deprived landing gear of an American Airlines jet managed to survive a more than two-hour flight from Guatemala City... Read More

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Emirates Indefinitely Suspends Historic Tel Aviv Route Launch

Emirates Airline said on Sunday that it had indefinitely suspended the launch of direct flights between Dubai and Tel Avivi which had been slated to begin on December 6.... Read More

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13 Passengers On Two KLM Flights From South Africa to the Netherlands Test Positive for Omicron Variant

A Dutch public health agency confirmed on Sunday afternoon that at least 13 passengers aboard just two flights from South Africa that landed at Amsterdam Schipol airport... Read More

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These Are The Airlines You Must Be Fully Vaccinated if You Want to Fly

When Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce announced a ‘no jab, no fly’ policy late last year it seemed like only a matter of time until other airlines introduced... Read More

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British Airways Cabin Crew Refusing to Disclose Vaccination Status to Avoid Hong Kong Isolation

Some British Airways cabin crew are refusing to share their vaccination status with the airline over fears they will be sent to Hong Kong where they have to face... Read More

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British Airways Pulls Hong Kong Flights After Even More Aircrew Sent to Notorious Quarantine Camp

British Airways has been forced to suspend all flights to Hong Kong after another group of pilots and cabin crew were incarcerated in the notorious Penny’s Bay... Read More

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Terror on the tarmac: takeoff aborted, plane evacuated

An Azul Airlines flight aborted its takeoff over an electrical problem and initiated its emergency evacuation protocol sending panicked passengers to the tarmac over... Read More

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Omicron Variant: Up to 85 Passengers On Just Two Flights From South Africa Test Positive for COVID-19 on Arrival in the Netherlands

Up to 85 passengers on just two flights from South Africa could test positive for COVID-19 after arriving in the Netherlands on Friday morning, the Dutch health ministry... Read More

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Shanghai Scraps Hundreds of Flights After Just 3 COVID Cases Were Detected

Shanghai scrapped more than 30 per cent of flights to and from the city on Friday after just three positive COVID-19 cases were detected in what is China’s largest and... Read More

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Middle East Airlines Will Soon Have to Stop Flying to South Africa to Avoid Being Hit With Their Own Travel Bans

The South African government believes it is being “punished” for raising the alarm over a new COVID-19 ‘super variant’ that has been detected in several... Read More

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Breaking: UK to Put South Africa On ‘Red List’ Imminently as New Covid Variant Emerges

South Africa will be placed back on the UK’s travel ban ‘Red List’ just months after the country was removed and travel restrictions eased. Being placed on the Red... Read More

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Boosters Will Soon Be Needed to Travel: EU Proposes Nine-Month Vaccination Validity

The European Union (EU) confirmed on Thursday afternoon a proposal to add a nine-month validity to vaccinations for international travel to the bloc. The proposals come... Read More

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Cathay Pacific Forced to Slash Flight Schedules as Volunteer Crew Despair Over Quarantine Rules

Cathay Pacific is slashing its already limited passenger flight schedules because volunteer cabin crew and pilots are refusing to take on any more quarantine-inducing... Read More

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