Vietnam Airlines launches codeshare deal with Aeroflot

Vietnam Airlines launches codeshare deal with Aeroflot

Vietnam Airlines has launched a codeshare partnership with Russian flag-carrier Aeroflot. Vietnam Airlines offers three direct Moscow–Hanoi flights per week, operated on state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. Vietnam Airlines is considered World’s Leading Cultural Airline by voters at the World Travel Awards, while...
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Pilot-Hungry Airlines Struggle with Global Pilot Shortage

Pilot-Hungry Airlines Struggle with Global Pilot Shortage

Airlines are facing an increasing pilot shortage worldwide. IndiGo, which is India’s largest passenger airline, grounded 10 Airbus A320-neo aircraft and cancels 30 flights per daydue to several reasons including pilot shortage. The entire commercial airline...
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Scandinavian Airlines Is Ending Duty-Free Sales to Curb Carbon Emissions

Scandinavian Airlines Is Ending Duty-Free Sales to Curb Carbon Emissions

Scandinavian Airlines says it will stop selling duty-free goods on its flights to reduce the weight of its aircraft and save fuel and ultimately reduce carbon emissions. SAS said it is also trying to be more climate-friendly by using new,...
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Bizjet Flights in Europe Showing Signs of Slowdown

Bizjet Flights in Europe Showing Signs of Slowdown

A 9 percent jump in large jet flights in Spain helped buffer the 5 percent slide of such flights in the UK. Small and midsize jet activity, meanwhile, dropped by 10 percent in the UK and France. Germany joined France and...
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Trade War Could Derail Boeing’s Plans to Sell Jets to Chinese Airlines

Trade War Could Derail Boeing’s Plans to Sell Jets to Chinese Airlines

Boeing Co. has been negotiating one of the largest orders ever of wide-body jetliners with Chinese airlines. However, no deal is imminent, the people cautioned, and the trade war is a major complication for all involved. The Chinese side is...
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Air passengers express high satisfaction 31 May 2019 Travel

Air passengers express high satisfaction 31 May 2019 Travel

Traditional carriers are seeing the highest levels of satisfaction, with this segment enjoying a 22-point increase in overall satisfaction in 2019 compared with 2018, while the low-cost segment, while it has higher overall satisfaction than the traditional seg...
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Boeing Counts Cost of 737 Max Groundings, 737 Ramp-Down

Boeing Counts Cost of 737 Max Groundings, 737 Ramp-Down

The grounding of the 737 Max and Boeing’s subsequent reduction in 737 production from 52 to 42 aircraft per month cost the US manufacturer about $1 billion in the first quarter. The length of the grounding itself is also crucial...
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Industry Collaboration Brings New Era for Airport Slot Allocation

Industry Collaboration Brings New Era for Airport Slot Allocation

  Airports Council International (ACI) World, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the Worldwide Airport Coordinators Group (WWACG) announced the agreement of a new governance structure for the WSG that puts the interests of the traveli...
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Boeing Looks to Make Reparations for 737 MAX Grounding as it Works on NMA

Boeing Looks to Make Reparations for 737 MAX Grounding as it Works on NMA

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg doesn’t blame the airlines that are clamoring for compensation after the grounding of the 737 MAX – he said it’s the plan. “We’re working with individual customers”, Muilenburg said at Bernstein&...
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Slowing Demand and Rising Costs Squeeze Airline Profits

Slowing Demand and Rising Costs Squeeze Airline Profits

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a downgrade of its 2019 outlook for the global air transport industry to a $28 billion profit (from $35.5 billion forecast in December 2018). That is also a decline on 2018 net post-tax...
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