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Massive strike might await Ryanair

Ryanair pilots have voted in favor of a strike due to an ongoing dispute between the company and its employees about the right to collective bargaining, according to IMPACT trade union. According to the agency, several …

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Passenger organization slams the US Department of Transportation

Passenger rights organization FlyersRights.org criticize the US Government decision not to impose the requirement for US carriers to disclose ‘extra’ fees to online travel booking sites. The association believes the lack of requirement is “making …

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Belavia orders another one Embraer E195

Embraer and Belavia, Belarusian Airlines, the national carrier of Belarus, announced a firm order for one current generation E195 jet for delivery in 2018. The firm order, with a list price value of $53.5 million, …

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Air Astana receives big boost from Lufthansa

This article was written by Andreas Spaeth and first published on Airline Ratings. Air Astana boss Peter Foster is beaming. The 57-year-old Englishman and industry veteran has seen the national airline of Kazakhstan develop into Central …

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Lufthansa becomes first airline in Europe with five Skytrax Stars

On December 4, 2017, Lufthansa received a fifth star from British aviation consulting specialist Skytrax, becoming the first carrier outside Asia and the Middle East with five-star certification from Skytrax. Earlier, the rating service gave …

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Unruly passenger incidents become fewer, but more serious

The number of serious incidents involving drunk and violent travelers increases and very often the cabin crew has no other option but to restrain unruly passengers physically. There were 169 incidents that involved restraint use …

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Azul and Turkish Airlines sign codeshare agreement

Azul, the largest airline in Brazil by number of cities and departures, and Turkish Airlines, the largest airline group in Turkey, announce the signature of a codeshare agreement effective as of December 8, 2017. Through the …

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US airlines to ban smart bags with non-removable batteries

From January 15, 2018, American Airlines' passengers traveling with battery-powered luggage must be able to remove the battery in case the bag has to be checked. If the battery cannot be removed, the bag will …

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US airlines to carry 51M passengers over holiday period – A4A

The industry trade organization Airlines for America forecasts that 51 million passengers are expected to fly globally on US airlines over the 21-day winter holiday travel period from December 15, 2017, until January 4, 2018, …

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Air New Zealand flights affected by Rolls-Royce engine problems

Air New Zealand had to cancel flights and make scheduling changes because of the maintenance issues with the Rolls-Royce engines on its Boeing 787-9 aircraft, the airline announced on December 7, 2017. The airline admitted …

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