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    Jet2 sees winter capacity at half previous-year levels


    UK leisure carrier Jet2 expects its winter seat capacity to be about half the levels of last year amid the continued impact of the pandemic after today posting an operating loss of £111.2 million ($147.3 million) for the six months to September 2020.

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    New CEOs named at Swiss, Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo


    Lufthansa Group has appointed three new chief executives from within its ranks to lead its Swiss, Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo subsidiaries from early next year. Dieter Vranckx will take the helm at Swiss on 1 January, succeeding Thomas Kluhr who is stepping down at the ...

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    Norwegian seeks financial protection as units file for Irish restructuring


    Norwegian has initiated a formal financial restructuring for its Norwegian Air International subsidiary and aircraft leasing unit Arctic Aviation Assets under an Irish examinership process. The cash-strapped low-cost carrier says the purpose of the process is to reduce debt, rightsize the fleet and secure new capital. In initiating an ...

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    Ukrainian prosecutors petition to seize Russian aircraft serving Crimea


    Crimea’s Ukrainian-backed prosecutor’s office has requested seizure of over 100 Russian aircraft, alleging violation of international flight rules by operating passenger services to the annex territory. It has newly added 44 aircraft to a list of 65 others, to which the office referred in September, following Ukraine’s closure of ...

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    UK aviation leaders urge government to invest in sustainable technologies


    More than 20 aviation leaders in the UK have urged the government to invest in sustainable aviation technologies in order to achieve zero emissions flight by the middle of this century.

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    Air Nostrum rethink spurs closure of state-aid fleet-funding probe


    Investigations into the financing of Spanish regional carrier Air Nostrum’s fleet renewal have been closed, after the airline reviewed its investment plans in the wake of the air transport crisis. The European Commission had opened, in October last year, an in-depth probe into the public support offered by the ...

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    US-UK air services pact gives US cargo operators additional rights


    The air services agreement signed by the US and the UK provides US cargo operators new rights that they did not have in the previous agreement with the European Union.

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    American, British Airways launch pre-departure coronavirus testing programme


    American Airlines and British Airways will collaborate to launch pre-departure free coronavirus testing on some flights between the United States and the United Kingdom.

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    No Lidl ground? Ryanair and Dublin airport chiefs clash on pricing


    Complaints from airline chiefs about airport charges are as old as the industry itself, but a discussion at an ACI Europe conference today showed that the issue has a fresh relevance amid the coronavirus crisis. During a robust but good-humoured debate, Ryanair group chief executive Michael O’Leary and the ...

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    Lufthansa network carriers to end free meals on short-haul flights


    Lufthansa, Swiss and Austrian Airlines are to switch to a buy-on-board meal service for economy passengers on short- and medium-haul flights next year.

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    UK seals fresh air services deal with USA


    UK and US officials have today signed an air services agreement to ensure flights can continue between the two countries once the existing EU transition period ends this year. Currently flights are covered under the existing air services agreement between the EU and the USA. But the UK’s Brexit ...

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    Embraer, Hungary sign contract for two KC-390 airlifters


    Embraer has secured its second export buyer for the KC-390 Millennium transport/tanker, after Hungary signed for a pair of the twin-turbofan type.

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    Wizz chief urges airports to end ‘cosy status quo’ with airlines


    Airports must reconsider their relationships with incumbent airlines which may not be able to deliver on capacity expectations during the Covid-19 recovery, in the view of Wizz Air chief executive Jozsef Varadi. “In certain places there used to be a cosy set-up, a cosy status quo,” Varadi stated during ...

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    Engine-damaged An-124 lost multiple systems including brakes and thrust control


    Russian authorities have disclosed that the Volga-Dnepr Antonov An-124 which made an emergency landing at Novosibirsk had experienced braking failure, loss of electrical power, and loss of radio communications. The aircraft’s inboard left-hand Progress D-18T engine sustained “complete destruction” as it departed Novosibirsk on 13 November, states the federal ...

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    EasyJet aims to keep fleet to minimum as crisis persists


    EasyJet is working to cut back its fleet to just over 300 aircraft for 2021, taking advantage of flexibility in its fleet-development agreements. The airline has 342 Airbus aircraft – of which 215 are owned – comprising 14 A321neos, 206 A320s and A320neos, and 122 A319s. EasyJet has ...

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    EasyJet keeps capacity leashed as it turns in hefty full-year loss


    UK budget carrier EasyJet is expecting to fly no more than 20% of planned capacity during the first quarter of 2020-21, owing to continuing restrictions in its markets. It outlined the forecast as it turned in a full-year pre-tax loss of £1.27 billion ($1.68 billion). The airline says ...

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    DOT clears Aer Lingus’ entry into transatlantic joint venture


    The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has tentatively approved Aer Lingus’ entry to an existing joint business that includes American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia and Finnair.

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    Latent flaw missed in Transavia 737 angle-of-attack sensor


    French investigators have determined that a Boeing 737-800 experienced two successive unreliable air data incidents, after an overnight technical check failed to uncover a latent flaw in its angle-of-attack sensor. The Transavia aircraft (F-GZHO) had been ferried from Norwich to Paris Orly on 7 February 2018, after undergoing maintenance, ...

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    ​European airlines have hit lowest point: HSBC


    European airlines can expect improving prospects towards the end of this year and next, bank HSBC has predicted, citing the progress being made on airport testing and vaccines.

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    KrasAvia introduces ex-Swedish ATR 72s as it awaits Il-114-300s


    Russian carrier KrasAvia has started introducing ATR 72-500s to replace older Soviet types, as it awaits the arrival of new Ilyushin Il-114-300s. Krasnoyarsk-based KrasAvia has taken two ATRs, the latest arriving at its Krasnoyarsk base on 14 November. It says the aircraft have been acquired with the support ...