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More flights and holidays added to Turkey in response to continued demand

We have added even more flights and holidays to Turkey for Summer 20, on the back of continued demand from British holidaymakers who are looking to enjoy some much-needed sunshine. We are giving customers even more choice and flexibility to …

  • Several Lufthansa aircraft permanently decommissioned

    Published on : Thursday, April 9, 2020

    Germany’s flag carrier Lufthansa recently decided to decommission six Airbus A380s, seven A340-600s and five Boeing 747-400s aircrafts permanently. The company has even planned to withdraw eleven Airbus A320s from short-haul operations.     The decision arrives in the wake …

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  • Etihad Airways add flights to Melbourne and Amsterdam

    Published on : Wednesday, April 8, 2020

    Etihad Airways recently decided that it will add additional flights from Abu Dhabi to Melbourne and Amsterdam amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, the airline announced a separate schedule of special passenger flights. The latest introduction would be added to …

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  • Gatwick Airport to be partially used as COVID-19 testing centre

    Published on : Wednesday, April 8, 2020

    Gatwick Airport will now be partially utilised as a drive-through testing centre for coronavirus cases in the U.K. The site will be open starting today, April 8 and be available for usage from 09:00-17:00 on an appointment-only basis every day. …

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  • Government urged to refrain from “unfair” bailouts

    Published on : Wednesday, April 8, 2020

    An open letter directed to governments has been sent from more than 250 organisations from 25 countries is published , urging them to refrain from “unfair” bailouts of the aviation industry on environmental grounds.   Governments are implored to use …

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  • GoAir plans for new dates to resume operations

    Published on : Wednesday, April 8, 2020

    Indian budget carrier GoAir has started to plan out tentative dates for the respective re-launch of domestic and international flights. As of now, the airline is planning to begin domestic operations on April 15. Meanwhile, international flights are being planned …

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  • Etihad Airways encourages members to donate their rewards

    Published on : Wednesday, April 8, 2020

    Etihad Guest, the award-winning loyalty programme of Etihad Airways, launched a campaign to encourage members to donate their Etihad Guest Miles to support the prevention and response efforts in view of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in refugee settings.   …

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  • Etihad Airways partners with Elenium Automation to identify medically at risk travellers

    Published on : Wednesday, April 8, 2020

    Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will partner with Australian company Elenium Automation to trial new technology which allows self-service devices at airports to be used to help identify travellers with medical conditions, potentially including the early stages …

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  • Jet2 decides to cancel all flights and holidays

    Published on : Tuesday, April 7, 2020

    After the Foreign Office warned against overseas travel indefinitely, Jet2, Britain’s second-biggest holiday company has cancelled all flights and holidays up to mid-June. The company is based in Leeds and offers both scheduled flights and package holidays.   Considering the …

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  • Air New Zealand appoints its new Chief People Officer

    Published on : Tuesday, April 7, 2020

    Joe McCollum is appointed as the new Chief People Officer of Air New Zealand. He is taking the role from Jodie King. Ms King is leaving the airline to become Chief People Officer at Vodafone New Zealand.     In …

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  • TUI Airways cabin crew to support the NHS

    Published on : Tuesday, April 7, 2020

    TUI Airways cabin crew have decided to support medical teams at NHS. The expertise and first aid training of the carrier’s cabin crew will be utilised in hospitals across the nation. The decision follows TUI U.K.’s support towards a new …

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  • Brussels Airlines postpones resuming flights until 15 May

    Published on : Tuesday, April 7, 2020

    Brussels Airlines postpones in resuming flights until 15th May. The recommencement of flights by Brussels Airlines, which had been planned for 20 April, is now scheduled for 15 May, the airline announced on Monday.   The worldwide Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis …

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  • RavnAir filed for bankruptcy

    Published on : Tuesday, April 7, 2020

    RavnAir Group filed for bankruptcy Sunday and grounded all of its 72 planes as it waits on a decision from U.S. Treasury for government assistance. The Trump administration is weighing applications from numerous airlines as it considers how to disburse …

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  • Air New Zealand plans to lay-off 387 pilots

    Published on : Tuesday, April 7, 2020

    New Zealand’s flag carrier Air New Zealand has decided to lay-off 387 pilots amid the coronavirus pandemic and the crisis faced by the aviation industry. The carrier’s chief executive Greg Foran and his executive team had several meetings with The New …

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  • Singapore Airport announces closure of Terminal 2

    Published on : Tuesday, April 7, 2020

    For 18 months the Singapore Airport also known as  Changi, has announced it will close one of its terminals.     Being one of the world’s biggest air hubs it sees a bleak near future for the global aviation.   On …

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  • Founder of easyJet warns of airline running out of money

    Published on : Monday, April 6, 2020

    By August if an order for more than 100 new Airbus jets is not cancelled the founder of easyJet has warned that the airline will not run out of cash.   Although Stelios Haji-Ioannou who is not into an executive role …

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  • Aero Norway strengthens its engine MRO capabilities with $1.5 million investment

    Published on : Monday, April 6, 2020

    Aero Norway, the independent engine MRO provider and trusted partner for customers operating CFM56-3, CFM56-5B and 7B engines, has invested $1.5 million in a new state-of-the-art high speed grinder sustaining its position as a leading full service engine MRO. The …

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  • Ethiopian Airlines starts to furlough its employees

    Published on : Monday, April 6, 2020

    Ethiopian Airlines has started to furlough workers, including crew members in response to the devastating impact of the coronavirus or COVID 19 crisis on the global travel industry.     The union, which represents most of the airline’s 8,000 workers, …

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  • British Airways will suspend all flight services to Japan

    Published on : Monday, April 6, 2020

    British Airways will suspend all flights between the United Kingdom and Japan later this week, with the country’s prime minister Shinzo Abe set to declare a state of emergency.     The website confirms that the last British Airways flight …

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  • ICAO issues State letter seeking new measures for safe flight operations

    Published on : Monday, April 6, 2020

    The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) recently issued a new State letter seeking national governments to adopt new measures in order to ensure safe operations during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. ICAO has also planned to establish a contingency coordination website till …

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  • American joins other airlines to cut maximum flights to NYC

    Published on : Monday, April 6, 2020

    On Sunday, American Airlines suspended around 90% of flights to the New York City area. American becomes the latest carrier to drastically cut down services to NYC that is being as the coronavirus hotspot in the U.S. The airline joins …

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