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Wizz Air opens cabin crew recruitment drive

Wizz Air has decided to recruit cabin crew members across its UK bases, including London Luton, Gatwick, Doncaster Sheffield and Cardiff. The decision comes ahead of the summer season and hopes international travel may be regaining momentum. Wizz Air is …

  • APOC Aviation strike landing gear exchange deal with Avion Express Malta

    Published on : Wednesday, February 3, 2021

    APOC Aviation’s specialist landing gear division has concluded its first landing gear deal with Avion Express Malta, the Maltese based ACMI and aircraft leasing operator. A freshly overhauled A321-200 from stock replaced their ran-out gear which APOC took in exchange. …

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  • Emirates relaunch U.K. services

    Published on : Tuesday, February 2, 2021

    Emirates have once again decided to re-instate outbound passenger operations from the U.K., starting Tuesday, February 2. Initially it will include a daily flight from London Heathrow and four weekly flight services from Manchester. Services from Birmingham and Glasgow will …

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  • Singapore airlines declined jointly bidding option with Tata for Air India

    Published on : Tuesday, February 2, 2021

    Singapore Airlines opined that they will not join Tata Group for bidding Air India. The two are currently in a joint-venture agreement in full-service airline Vistara. While, Singapore Airlines has waived the non-compete clause in Vistara’s contract, allowing Tata to …

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  • Japan airlines predicts further loss owing to very low travel demand

    Published on : Tuesday, February 2, 2021

    Japan airlines unhappily projected that it further predicts a higher loss owing to continuous decreasing of travel booking. On Monday they announced a yearly forecast with record operating loss of 420 billion yen due to the sudden spike in coronavirus …

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  • Tourism Minister of Mexico estimates fewer tourists and losses due to Canada suspending all flights to Mexico

    Published on : Tuesday, February 2, 2021

    On Sunday, the Tourism Minister of Mexico estimated and announced that due to Canada suspending all flights to the country, there could be 791,000 fewer tourists incurring heavy losses for the tourism industry. Canada’s decision to postpone flights by its …

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  • Canada bans flights to the Caribbean and Mexico

    Published on : Monday, February 1, 2021

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently announced a new agreement with airlines to suspend travel to the Caribbean and Mexico due to COVID-19. The country’s main airlines, including Air Canada and WestJet, will end service immediately and organise return travel …

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  • British Airways set to trial VeriFLy application

    Published on : Monday, February 1, 2021

    British Airways is all set to begin trialling a new travel health app, VeriFLY, with customers who are eligible to travel between London and the United States from February 4. The new digital health travel passport, which can be downloaded …

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  • Heathrow introduces COVID-19 testing pilot among employees

    Published on : Monday, February 1, 2021

    Heathrow has recently started working with NHS to deliver rapid lateral flow tests to employees as it seeks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at the airport. The scheme has been designed to support measures already in place to keep …

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  • SIA To Begin Boeing 737-800 NG Operations From March With Phuket Services

    Published on : Saturday, January 30, 2021

    Singapore Airlines (SIA) will operate Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft on flights to Phuket1 from 4 March 2021, offering customers greater consistency in product and service across the SIA Group’s premium network as part of SilkAir’s integration with the parent Airline. …

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  • Pegasus Airlines launches new flights to Moldova

    Published on : Saturday, January 30, 2021

    Pegasus Airlines has decided to increase the number of direct flights it offers from Antalya, with the launch of a new direct flight to Chisinau, the capital of Moldova. The inaugural flight from the Turkish leisure destination is set to …

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  • Solomon Airlines to operate private charter flight between Guangzhou, China and Honiara

    Published on : Saturday, January 30, 2021

    Solomon Airlines has confirmed its Airbus A320 aircraft will operate a Government approved private charter flight between Guangzhou and Honiara on 1 February 2021. GUANGZHOU-HONIARA 1 FEBRUARY The international aircraft will first operate as a ferry flight on 31 January, …

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  • Boeing reports US$11.9 billion loss for 2020

    Published on : Friday, January 29, 2021

    Boeing has reported a net loss of US$11.9 billion for financial 2020, or a GAAP loss per share of $20.88, as the full toll of the COVID-19 becomes clear. The figure is down from a profit of US$636 million last …

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  • Rolls-Royce shares dire forecast for 2021

    Published on : Thursday, January 28, 2021

    Rolls-Royce has said it expects to burn through more cash than anticipated in 2021 as planes powered by its engines fly less amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The company, which was in the midst of cost cutting exercise before the outbreak …

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  • Ryanair waives flight change cost until March

    Published on : Wednesday, January 27, 2021

    Ryanair has decided to not charge any customer who books a flight before the end of March 2021 any fee to later change the details of the departure. The low-cost carrier is also allowing up to two booking date moves …

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  • IndiGo sends heartfelt gesture to COVID-19 workers

    Published on : Wednesday, January 27, 2021

    India’s leading carrier, IndiGo, has taken its tough Cookie Campaign to the next level by sending across appreciation to 5000 doctors and nurses from over 630 towns across the country for their selfless service during the pandemic. Collaborating with brands …

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  • Israel bans flight services until the end of January

    Published on : Monday, January 25, 2021

    The Israel government has decided to ban passenger flights in and out of the country with effect. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement that the ban on flights is likely to last until the end of January in …

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  • Singapore Airlines To Pilot One-Stop Online Solution For Covid-19 Pre-departure Testing

    Published on : Monday, January 25, 2021

    Singapore Airlines (SIA) customers will be able to book their pre-departure Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and serology tests, and receive their results on a one-stop online portal, as part of a new pilot service that was launched today. The …

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  • Solomon Airlines continues to offer limited passenger seats on February cargo flights

    Published on : Monday, January 25, 2021

    Following special approvals by the Solomon Islands and Australian Governments, Solomon Airlines is continuing to offer a limited number of passenger seats for booking on the airline’s regular Friday cargo flights between Brisbane and Honiara. Seats on the Airbus A320 …

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  • Melbourne Airport passenger performance December 2020

    Published on : Monday, January 25, 2021

    Domestic border closures significantly dampened the first promising signs of recovery of passenger numbers in December 2020 at Melbourne Airport.  Last month, the Airport welcomed 746,369 passengers – the highest number since the pandemic first hit back in March 2020 …

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  • Portugal suspended passenger flight services with United Kingdom (U.K.)

    Published on : Monday, January 25, 2021

    Portugal’s Prime Minister Antonio Costa announced the suspension of all air links with the United Kingdom amid the spread of a new highly infectious “British” strain of the coronavirus. Portugal has suspended flights with the UK from January, 23rd, only …

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