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Air France (AF, Paris CDG) has announced that due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has resolved to retire all nine A380-800s effective immediately. "The phase-out of the Airbus A380 fleet fits in the Air France-KLM Group fleet simplification strategy of making the fleet more competitive, by...

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MIAMI – Qatar Airways (QR) is offering free inflight ‘Super WiFi’ in celebration of its 100th internet-equipped aircraft. Customers can now browse the web and watch movies at no cost until January 2, 2021. The airline claims its internet is the fastest out there. “We are delighted…

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MIAMI – Spirit Airlines (NK), according to the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA), will suspend service out of Niagara Falls International Airport (IAG) on October 6. Included in the recent NFTA Aviation Board meeting were figures showing that NK flights out of IAG had decreased…

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MIAMI – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Friday confirmed that the Boeing 737 MAX will undergo flight tests next week, including one piloted by FAA Administrator and former Delta Air Lines (DL) Pilot Steve Dickson. An FAA statement reads, “FAA Administrator Steve Dickson and…

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Miami – British low-cost carrier (LCC) group easyJet comprising of easyJet UK (U2), Switzerland (DS), and Europe (EC) is, according to the group’s captain and union official Martin Entwisle, “hanging by a thread” as a result of COVID-19 reductions. The statement comes from leaked…

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Miami – Delta Air Lines (DL) on Friday announced plans to retire all Boeing 717 and 767-300ER aircraft by December 2025 along with the Bombardier CRJ-200 by December 2023. Cutting the aircraft comes as a form of broader fleet simplification at DL, a step seeming ever more essential as airlines…

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LONDON – British Airways (BA) continues with the early retirement of its aging Boeing 747 fleet. The tenth 747-436 to be retired was registered as G-BYGE (MSN 28858· LN 1198). GE’s final flight was from Cardiff (CWL) to Kemble (GBA) as BA9177. The aircraft departed from Cardiff at 12:49…

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MIAMI– Seattle-based Alaska Airlines (AS) is rapidly growing its route network in Florida along with its already-dominant position in the US west. The announcement comes as winter rolls around and families may want to vacation after a tumultuous and “stay at home” 2020. Focus on Leisure…

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BEA has issued this incident report: On Saturday, September 30, 2017, the Airbus A380-861 operated by Air France, was carrying out scheduled flight AF066 from Paris (France) to Los Angeles (USA). It took off at 09:50. At 13:49, while the crew were changing en-route flight level, they heard an explosion…

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LONDON – British Airways (BA) has today retired another member of its aging Boeing 747 fleet. The eleventh aircraft to be retired was registered G-CIVK (MSN 25818· LN 1104). ‘Victor Kilo’ operated its final flight in the airline’s special Oneworld Union Flag/Chatham Dockyard…

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