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FAA Proposes Civil Penalties against Four Passengers for Allegedly Interfering with Flight Attendants

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes civil penalties ranging from $9,000 to $32,750 against four airline passengers for allegedly interfering with and, in two cases, assaulting flight attendants who instructed them to obey cabin crew instructions and various federal regulations.  The cases …

  • Flybe plans to return to the skies this summer

    Published on : Friday, April 16, 2021

    Flybe has recently shared plans to return to the skies this summer after the sale of the assets was completed. The joint administrators who were brought in following the demise of the regional carrier have confirmed the deal with a …

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  • Air Canada set to refund COVID-19 cancellation cash

    Published on : Friday, April 16, 2021

    Air Canada has recently informed that eligible customers who purchased a non-refundable ticket for travel on or after February 1 last year, but did not fly due to the COVID-19 pandemic can now apply for a refund. Customers can claim …

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  • Norwegian set to raise new funds

    Published on : Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    Norwegian airlines has updated the market on the forthcoming capital raise, setting an upper limit of NOK6 billion (£500 million). The low-cost carrier said cash would be used to sharply reduce debt. In addition, aircraft orders amounting to NOK85 billion …

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  • Mohamed Rafi Mar appointed General Manager UK and Ireland at Singapore Airlines

    Published on : Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    Mohamed Rafi Mar has been appointed General Manager United Kingdom and Ireland at Singapore Airlines. Mar replaces Sheldon Hee, who has been posted back to head office in Singapore, having held the role since 2016. Mar will be based at …

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  • Eurowings set to offer new Russia and Georgia connections

    Published on : Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    Eurowings has decided to offer non-stop flights to Russia and Georgia starting this summer. The airline will launch three new direct connections starting in July, flying passengers from Düsseldorf to Russia for the first time to Ekaterinburg in Siberia and …

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  • Hamad International Airport signed MoU with Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) to develop and modernise the airport’s facilities

    Published on : Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    Hamad International Airport (HIA), through MATAR, the Qatar Company for Airports Management and Operation, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) to develop and modernise the airport’s facilities by implementing effective methods …

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  • Southampton Airport bags permission for runway extension

    Published on : Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    Southampton Airport has finally received the permission to work on plans to extend the runway following a lengthy debate among local councillors. Airport authorities want to extend the runway by 164 metres and aims to allow longer-haul flights to use …

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  • Air France-KLM expands partnership with China Eastern Airlines

    Published on : Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    Air France-KLM will expand its partnership with China Eastern Airlines, as the Chinese carrier contributes to a 1 billion-euro ($1.2 billion) share issue heavily backed by the French government, the airline group said. The French state will cover as much …

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  • Saudia Airline plans to operate from May 17

    Published on : Monday, April 12, 2021

    The Kingdom’s flagship carrier is preparing for full-capacity operations ahead of the lift of the travel ban next month, with Saudis eager to safely return to traveling during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Saudi Minister of Transport Saleh Al-Jasser chaired …

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  • London City Airport welcomes new Gibraltar and Jersey flights

    Published on : Monday, April 12, 2021

    British Airways recently announced the launch of two new routes to Jersey and Gibraltar from London City Airport. Operating initially over the summer period, the routes will launch on June 25. Two flights a week will operate to Jersey and …

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  • IATA reports continued slump in air traffic demand

    Published on : Friday, April 9, 2021

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently reported that passenger traffic fell in February, both compared to pre-COVID-19 levels in February 2019, and to the immediate month before January this year. Because comparisons between 2021 and 2020 monthly results are …

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  • Air Seychelles resumed flight services from Mumbai to Seychelles

    Published on : Friday, April 9, 2021

    The full service carrier Air Seychelles has resumed its commercial passenger flights from Mumbai to Seychelles effective 8th April, following the air bubble agreement between India and the Seychelles. Good air connectivity, fewer travel restrictions and with relevant safety protocols …

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  • Vallair widens its MRO proficiency

    Published on : Thursday, April 8, 2021

    Vallair,  the multi-faceted aviation business dedicated to the support of aircraft operators and lessors, has increased its MRO offering to include A330 aerostructure repair capabilities. The capability will be offered at its facility in Châteauroux, France where it currently repairs …

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  • Austrian Airlines enables choice of sustainable fuel

    Published on : Thursday, April 8, 2021

    Austrian Airlines passengers can now additionally select the use of sustainable fuel for their flight in the booking process. In doing so, they compensate for the CO2 emissions generated on their respective flight. The applied tool is called “Compensaid”, a …

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  • Air Canada calls off Air Transat acquisition proposal

    Published on : Wednesday, April 7, 2021

    Air Canada has recently called off a proposed deal to acquire Air Transat after it became clear the move would not be approved by the European Union. It was back in June 2019 that the flag-carrier and Transat had originally …

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  • Emirates will relaunch weekly flight services to Orlando from June

    Published on : Wednesday, April 7, 2021

    Emirates has announced it will resume four-weekly services to Orlando from 2nd June 2021, further expanding its US network, and offering customers worldwide more travel choices and enhanced connectivity via Dubai. With the addition of Orlando, Emirates will be serving …

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  • Etihad Airways First scheduled flight from Abu Dhabi lands in Israel

    Published on : Wednesday, April 7, 2021

    Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), today launched its regular flight service between Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv. Additionally, on Monday, Israel was added to Abu Dhabi’s ‘green list’, giving quarantine-free travel for visitors arriving …

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  • Air Canada and Transat A.T. Inc. Agree to Terminate Arrangement Agreement

    Published on : Wednesday, April 7, 2021

    Air Canada and Transat A.T. Inc. (“Transat”) announced today that they have mutually agreed to terminate the Arrangement Agreement for the proposed acquisition of Transat by Air Canada. Air Canada and Transat had originally agreed in June 2019 on the …

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  • Singapore Airlines Picks Salesforce For Major Revamp Of Customer Case And Knowledgement Management System

    Published on : Wednesday, April 7, 2021

    Singapore Airlines (SIA) has selected Salesforce, the global leader in customer relationship management (CRM), to develop and implement a new customer case and knowledge management system for the Airline. This new system, 1Point, will be deployed across SIA’s contact centres …

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  • Silver Airways To Launch Service From Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

    Published on : Tuesday, April 6, 2021

    Silver Airways, America’s leading independent regional airline, today announced new safe, reliable, and customer-focused service with nonstop twice weekly flights from New Orleans, Louisiana to Jacksonville, Florida. In addition to nonstop service between New Orleans, Louisiana and north Florida, this …

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