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Rising fuel prices slow airline passenger growth in September

The International Air Transport Association has announced global passenger traffic results for September showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometres, or RPKs) rose 5.5 per cent compared to the same month in 2017. This was …

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First Airbus A330-800 Successfully Completes Maiden Flight

Dedicated flight-test aircraft to perform flight-physics tests for the A330-800 variant; The newest, most efficient longest-range entry-level widebody; Development on track for A330-800 certification in 2019. The first A330-800 development aircraft to fly, MSN1888, has landed …

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United Airlines Becomes First North American Airline to Welcome the Boeing 787-10 to its Fleet

On the 5th November at Boeing's 787 Dreamliner delivery center in Charleston, S.C., United Airlines took delivery of its first Boeing 787-10. United is the first North American airline to take delivery of the 787-10, …

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New Ryanair Bag Policy Improves Airport Security Queues & Punctuality

Ryanair today revealed that its new bag policy from 1 Nov has already improved punctuality in the first week since its introduction and has been welcomed by both customers and airports across Europe. In a press …

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Etihad Airways launches model diary of Xiaowen at China International Import Expo

Etihad Airways today launched a brand new video in its Model Diary series at the China International Import Expo, profiling iconic Chinese fashion model Xiaowen Ju during her recent trip to Abu Dhabi, capital of …

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Emirates’ Game Changer First Class Suite to debut on Vienna route

Emirates’ latest Boeing 777-300ER aircraft fitted with the ‘Game Changer' First Class product will operate between Dubai and Vienna on a daily basis from 1 December 2018. Austria will be one of the first few …

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Embraer and American Airlines Sign a New Contract for 15 E175s

Embraer and American Airlines Inc. signed a firm order for 15 E175 jets in a 76-seat configuration. The contract has a value of USD 705 million, based on current list prices, and will be included …

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Air New Zealand takes delivery of its first A321neo

Air New Zealand has become a new operator of the A321neo, following the delivery of its first aircraft this weekend. In total, Air New Zealand will acquire 20 A320neo Family aircraft. Air New Zealand’s first A321neo …

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easyJet renews interest in Alitalia acquisition

easyJet submitted a revised expression of interest in a restructured Alitalia. The move comes as aviation insiders prepare for a winter of consolidation in the sector as rising fuel prices challenge the finances of weaker carriers. …

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China Eastern Airlines’ first A350 XWB performs maiden flight

The first A350-900 for China Eastern Airlines has performed its maiden flight in Toulouse, France. The aircraft will now enter the final phase of production, ground checks and test flights before being prepared for delivery …

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