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Boeing Launches $10 Million Emergency Assistance Package to Support India's COVID-19 Response

Boeing has announced a $10 million emergency assistance package for India to support the country's response to the current surge in COVID-19 cases. The assistance from Boeing will be directed to organizations providing relief, including …

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Malaysia Airlines Postpones 737 MAX Jets Until 2024

Malaysia Airlines have announced that it has agreed with planemaker Boeing to defer its 737 MAX deliveries. The order for 25 of the jets still stands, and the planes will arrive with the airline from …

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Singapore Airlines raises S$2 billion from sale-and-leaseback transactions

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has completed sale-and-leaseback transactions for 11 aircraft, comprising seven Airbus A350-900s and four Boeing 787-10s, raising approximately S$2.0 billion in total. The transactions were arranged by four different parties, as follows: Lease Arranger Aircraft Aergo Capital …

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American Airlines reopens more Admiral lounges

As American Airlines continues welcoming customers back to the skies, the airline is reopening additional Admirals Club lounges and adding enhancements to give customers more peace of mind when traveling. Lounges reopening in May include the …

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Airbus charts beginning of recovery in first quarter

Airbus has reported consolidated net income of €362 million for the first quarter of 2021, compared to a net loss of €481 million for the same period last year. Consolidated reported earnings per share stood at …

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High Court rejects Ryanair compensation claims

Ryanair has been ordered to pay compensation to passengers who saw flights cancelled as the result of industrial action in 2018. The High Court said the thousands of people affected by cancellations or delays during strike …

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JetBlue welcomes first A321LR ahead of transatlantic launch

JetBlue Airways has taken delivery of its first A321LR aircraft from Airbus. The planes, of which the carrier has 13 on order, will be utilised to launch highly-anticipated transatlantic services. This will include flights to London, …

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Lufthansa orders five new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

Lufthansa Group has confirmed it will continue its fleet modernisation with a new order for five 787-9 Dreamliners from Boeing. The incremental order further supports efforts to reduce complexity in its long-haul fleet and improve overall …

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SINGAPORE AIRLINES AWARDS BRUSSELS AIRPORT HANDLING CONTRACT TO WFS

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has expanded its partnership with Singapore Airlines with the awarding of a new contract by the airline in Brussels and renewals of existing agreements in Paris, London and Manchester. The contract in …

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inter airport CONNECT 2021 ended last week: Successful launch of innovative meeting platform for the international airport industry

Digital Event provided plenty of webinar content, networking and insights into latest technologies The first inter airport CONNECT event, which took place online from 20 – 21 April 2021, provided a much-anticipated meeting platform for the …

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