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Southwest Airlines (WN, Dallas Love Field) said on September 16 that it grounded 130 B737-800s - later revising the number to 115 aircraft - over a minor weight discrepancy and for safety's sake. The low-cost carrier said that the affected aircraft's weight had been entered into the IT system with a…

16 hrs, 36 mins ago
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The US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has approved a revised debtor in possession (DIP) financing plan submitted by LATAM Airlines Group. Compared to the rejected original, this version entails scaled-down contributions from Oaktree Capital and other existing shareholders in…

17 hrs, 32 mins ago
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LONDON – Kenya Airways (KQ) CEO Allan Kilavuka said in an interview that the airline needs at least US$500m to survive the Coronavirus pandemic as first-half revenue for the airline plummeted almost 50%. The Kenyan flag carrier, which is already 49% state-owned, must be fully nationalized alongside…

21 hrs, 4 mins ago
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MIAMI – Emirates (EK) has announced it will add a second daily service to Bahrain. This comes as airlines start to add more routes after the COVID-19 Lockdown.  The Flights will be operated as EK837 departing from Dubai, and EK838 departing from Bahrain. EK837 will depart Dubai at 0945hrs and…

22 hrs, 32 mins ago
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MIAMI – Gulf Air (GF), Bahrain’s flag carrier, announced it has resumed direct flights to/from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) in Delhi. The airline resumed flights to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Cochin and Calicut last week. Now, according to tradearabia.com, the carrier…

22 hrs, 54 mins ago
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MIAMI – Air India (AI) has been banned from flying to Hong Kong (HKG) until October 3 following passengers on board testing positive for COVID-19. A Cathay Dragon flight between Kuala Lumpur (KUL) and HKG also had five passengers, who had connected from an earlier Air India Express (IX) flight,…

23 hrs, 32 mins ago
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MIAMI – Air New Zealand (NZ) confirmed it will not be operating any flights between Australia and New Zealand across the Tasman Sea until March 2021, dashing the hopes of a “trans-Tasman bubble” connecting the countries. “I certainly do not believe we will see anything across…

23 hrs, 37 mins ago
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Miami – LATAM Airlines Group recently revealed a steady comeback in operations as some aviation restrictions are eased across Latin America. In terms of capacity in ASK (available seat kilometers), LATAM’s passenger operation steadily rose from 5.7% of the 2019 figures in April to 13.9%…

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LONDON – According to a report from The Seattle Times, Boeing will lay off another 750 members of its staff. This comes following the demand slowdown caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. According to Boeing, the termination date for the workers will be November 20, with the workers all being…

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LONDON – Seven of British Airways’ (BA) Boeing 747-400 that are being retired are now going to be inbound to Russian carrier Rossiya (FV). According to Planespotters.net, the following seven frames will be bound to FV: G-BYGA (L.N. 1190/ MSN 28855) G-BYGB (L.N. 1194/ MSN 28856) G-BYGC (L.N.…

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Laudamotion (Vienna), as planned, has evolved into Lauda Europe based in Malta. In July 2020, Ryanair announced Laudamotion GmbH would cease operations at the end of 2020, with the fleet being transferred to Lauda Europe. The new Malta-based Lauda Europe is the second Ryanair group airline based in…

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Blue Air has made this announcement: Between December 18, 2020 and January 10, 2021, Blue Air introduces a number of 49 new flights weekly to seven of Romanians’ favorite travel destinations for the winter holidays. Blue Air anticipates a significant increase in its passengers’ travel appetite during…

1 day, 4 hrs ago
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Cranky Talk: The End of Change Fees? As if the two podcasts I posted yesterday weren’t enough, the latest edition of Cranky Talk is now live too! This week we talk about change fees disappearing. It’s a lot more complex than you might imagine, so we thought we’d dig in.… Read…

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Silverstone Air (Nairobi-Wilson) Fokker 50 (5Y-MHT) ran off the runway on landing at Mogadishu, Somalia on September 19, 2020. The aircraft ran off the runway into a concrete barrier and is destroyed. It is damaged beyond economic repair. Two of the four crew members on board the cargo flight were injured.…

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MIAMI – On September 18, 2020, SWISS (LX), the flag carrier of Switzerland, took delivery of its maiden A321neo registered HB-JPA, CN9417. The aircraft was ferried from Airbus’s Hamburg Finkenwerder factory (XFW) to Zurich Airport (ZRH). SWISS has also named its maiden Airbus A321neo Stoos,…

1 day, 18 hrs ago
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MIAMI – Romanian low-cost carrier Blue Air (0B) has announced seven new winter routes around Europe to be introduced between December 18, 2020, and January 10, 2021, excluding operation December 25, 2020, and January 1, 2021. Blue Air “anticipates a significant increase in its passengers’…

1 day, 21 hrs ago
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MIAMI– A Silverstone Air (K5) Fokker 50 with registration 5Y-MHT has crash-landed at the Mogadishu Aden Adde International Airport (MGQ), Somalia this morning. According to Somalian transport minister Mohamed Abdullahi Salad, the aircraft had taken off for the central town of Beledweyne but soon…

1 day, 23 hrs ago
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Miami – Air Canada (AC) will offer complimentary COVID-19 insurance in partnership with Manulife, a Canadian insurance company, to travelers with new international trip bookings made in Canada between September 17 and October 31, 2020, with the coverage applying to travel completed by April 12,…

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MIAMI – Republic Airways (YX) pilots have voted 1840-171 in favor of an LOA (letter of agreement) that would prevent upcoming furloughs due to reductions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The LOA comes with a set of conditions. Captains who would have faced downgrades, becoming First Officers,…

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