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    Air Baltic to operate 40 winter routes


    Latvian carrier Air Baltic plans to maintain “essential connectivity” through the winter months, linking its Riga hub with 40 destinations.

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    BA heritage-livery 747-400 to become cinema and conference venue


    One of the British Airways Boeing 747-400s painted in a retro livery for the airline’s centenary is to be preserved as a cinema and conference venue. The aircraft (G-CIVB) carried the Negus Negus colour scheme initially adopted by the airline following its emergence in 1974 from the ...

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    Aeroflot Group details shareholding shifts after capital increase


    Aeroflot Group has disclosed that the Russian state’s share in the airline company has reached 57.34% as a result of its capital increase. The Russian government had been prepared to maintain at least its previous 51.2% shareholding in the company during the share issue. Aeroflot Group had also ...

  • SAS Scandinavian Airlines Airbus A320neo 2020

    ​Denmark and Sweden up SAS stakes to 22% in recapitalisation


    The Danish and Swedish governments have each agreed to increase their stakes in SAS to 21.8% under the Scandinavian carrier’s SKr14.25 billion ($1.62 billion) recapitalisation plan, which has now been finalised. SAS obtained approval from both governments in August for its revised recapitalisation plan, which was originally ...

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    Ministry proposes diverting Il-96-400M subsidy to fund other programmes


    Russia’s ministry of transport is tabling a legislative proposal to withdraw subsidies intended for the Ilyushin Il-96-400M programme and redirect them to support other areas of the domestic aircraft industry. The draft legislation follows a meeting on the Russian air transport industry held in May and a presidential directive ...

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    Travel-warning removals prompt airline returns to Canary Islands


    European airlines are increasing capacity to the Canary islands after the UK and German governments lifted travel warnings for the Spanish archipelago

  • Helsinki airport

    State to recapitalise Finnish airports operator as traffic slumps


    Finland is to provide a €350 million ($414 million) recapitalisation of state-owned airports operator Finavia amid the continued slump in air traffic demand. Passenger traffic remained 90% down in September across Finavia’s airports and 92% down at its biggest gateway, Helsinki. In response, Finavia will shut one of the ...

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    Red Wings introduces Superjet fleet to establish Ekaterinburg hub


    Russian carrier Red Wings is aiming to build a regional hub at Ekaterinburg’s Koltsovo airport using a fleet of Sukhoi Superjet 100s. Moscow-based Red Wings leased a Superjet from GTLK on 2 September, and another pair in the first few days of October. It says the aircraft are ...

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    Paris airports operator cuts full-year traffic hopes on second wave


    Paris airports operator Groupe ADP has lowered its traffic expectations for the remainder of the year and now expects passenger levels across its Parisian airports to be between 65% and 70% down on 2019. The company detailed the fresh outlook, which reflects the resurgence of the Covid-19 outbreak across ...

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    Ex-British Airways 747-400 to be preserved as UK film set


    One of British Airways’ recently-retired Boeing 747-400s is to be preserved as a film set at an airfield 40km south of London Heathrow. The aircraft (G-CIVW), manufactured in 1998, was parked in March having served its entire commercial life with the UK operator. It will be transferred on ...

  • Lufthansa Cargo

    Lufthansa Cargo plans ‘extensive and dense’ winter operation


    Lufthansa Cargo plans to operate an “extensive and dense” freighter network during the winter season as air freight demand has held up amid the pandemic.

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    Condor to exit ‘protective shield’ in November


    Condor has disclosed that its creditors have approved a plan for it to leave ‘protective shield’ proceedings at the end of November as a “healthy company”.

  • British Airways Boeing 777-200 G-ZZZA retirement 1 Aug 2020

    IAG cuts fourth-quarter capacity levels again


    British Airways and Iberia parent IAG has cut its expectations for fourth-quarter capacity, estimating that it will be 70% down on the previous year. IAG had already lowered its capacity forecast for the quarter to 60% down – from a previous 46% down – in early September. But ...

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    Crisis impedes Airbus’s progress towards 13,000 deliveries


    Airbus’s reduced productivity during the air transport crisis has obstructed its progress towards 13,000 deliveries, and it would need to hand over about 70 aircraft to reach the mark in October. The airframer highlighted its 12,000 th delivered aircraft in May last year, with an A220 to Delta ...

  • AIr India Boeing 787

    Deal restores flights between India and Germany


    India has struck a deal to restore flights to Germany, which had ended abruptly in late September amid a row over parity of services.

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    Europe certificates Tecnam’s diesel-powered P2010 TDI


    Europe’s civil aviation regulator has certificated the Tecnam P2010 TDI – a diesel-engined variant of the Italian airframer’s piston single.

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    Icelandair plans for 30% capacity cut in summer 2021 schedule


    Icelandair is expecting to operate a summer 2021 schedule with capacity down by 25-30% compared with last year. It is planning to serve 32 destinations – among them the Canary Islands resort of Tenerife, which is a new route for the carrier. Twenty-two of the destinations will be ...

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    Covid-19 ‘to sort winners from losers’: Wizz chief


    Wizz Air chief executive Jozsef Varadi sees a “major opportunity” for his carrier to expand into the vacuum left by retrenching competitors amid the Covid-19 crisis. During an online broadcast by the UK’s Aviation Club, Varadi said Wizz had been “waiting for a crisis” to emerge since the ...

  • Lufthansa Airbus A350-900 at Munich airport

    ​Lufthansa expects third-quarter EBIT loss of €1.3 billion


    Lufthansa Group ’s preliminary third-quarter results indicate that losses were less steep than in the previous quarter, which it attributes to an expanded summer flight schedule and “considerable cost reductions”. The German airline group expects to post an adjusted EBIT loss of almost €1.3 billion ($1.5 billion) for the ...

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    Interest in revived Flybe shows continued faith in regional opportunity


    On this face of it, plans to revive a loss-making UK regional operation at a time when all airlines, regardless of model, are struggling to survive would seem unlikely.