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Boeing 737 MAX can resume commercial operations

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The FINANCIAL — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rescinded the order that halted commercial operations of Boeing (NYSE: BA) 737-8s and 737-9s. The move will allow airlines that are under the FAA’s jurisdiction, including those in the U.S., to take the steps necessary to resume service and Boeing to begin making deliveries. “We will never forget the lives lost in the two tragic accidents that led to the decision to suspend operations,” said David Calhoun, chief executive officer of The Boeing Company. “These events and the lessons we have learned as a result have reshaped our company and further focused our…

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Boeing 737 MAX can resume commercial operations

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The FINANCIAL — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rescinded the order that halted commercial operations of Boeing (NYSE: BA) 737-8s and 737-9s. The move will allow airlines that are under the FAA’s jurisdiction, including those in the U.S., to take the steps necessary to resume service and Boeing to begin making deliveries. “We will never…

Qantas celebrates 100th birthday

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The FINANCIAL — Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services (QANTAS) today marks 100 years since it was founded in the Australian outback. On 16 November 1920, two veterans of the Australian Flying Corps, Hudson Fysh and Paul McGinness, together with local grazier Fergus McMaster, founded what would later become the national carrier. This happened just…

Airline alliances join together to urge governments implement testing protocols

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The FINANCIAL — The three global airline alliances, oneworld, SkyTeam and Star Alliance, are in full support of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) second-phase Council on Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART) report released on 10 November. Together, they urge governments to implement the report guidelines for passenger testing protocols, as well as the adoption of…

KLM reduces capacity in Europe in response to second wave of COVID-19

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The FINANCIAL — In the coming months, KLM will serve around 90-95% of the European destinations it served before the crisis. Service will be suspended to a number of destinations, primarily in the United Kingdom. Overall capacity aboard European flights will be reduced from about 50% to 40% compared to pre-corona figures. In terms of…

Qatar Airways launched 6 new simplified fare families offering greater choice and flexibility

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Qatar Airways has launched new, simplified fare families across all travel classes in a bid to offer greater choice and flexibility to its passengers. From today, Qatar Airways will offer a total of six fare families. By travel class, these are: Business Class: Classic, Comfort, Elite Economy Class: Classic, Convenience, Comfort Each of Qatar Airways’…

Lufthansa starts free COVID-19 antigen testing

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The FINANCIAL — On November 12, Lufthansa will start the first test runs for comprehensive Covid-19 antigen rapid tests on selected routes between Munich and Hamburg. In close cooperation with Munich and Hamburg airports as well as with the biotech companies Centogene and the Medicover Group’s medical care center, MVZ Martinsried, the airline is offering…

Air Canada Rouge returned to the skies

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The FINANCIAL — The departure of Air Canada flight AC1810 from Toronto to Cancun on November 2 marked the return of Air Canada Rouge to the skies. “Air Canada Rouge remains an important part of our overall strategy in rebuilding Air Canada’s global network. As leisure traffic resumes, we will progressively add Air Canada Rouge to select North American leisure…

Singapore Airlines achieved Envirotainer’s QEP accreditation

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The FINANCIAL — Singapore Airlines has achieved Envirotainer’s Qualified Envirotainer Provider Training and Quality Program (QEP) accreditation.  QEP recognises SIA’s proficiency and capability in managing Envirotainer’s temperature-controlled container shipments in accordance with industry standards.  SIA is the first airline to be accredited in South East Asia, and selected stations in the Airline’s network received their…

Dutch Airline Pilots Association VNV agreed to contribute to KLM’s cost-reduction efforts

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The FINANCIAL — KLM is in the midst of the worst crisis in its 101-year history, with the COVID-19 pandemic eroding its strong performance of recent years. The EUR 3.4 billion loan package, consisting of a government loan and guarantees on bank loans, is crucial to securing the future of the airline and its network…

Air cargo recovery continues

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The FINANCIAL — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released September data for global air freight markets showing that air cargo demand, while strengthening, remains depressed compared to 2019 levels. Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), was 8% below previous-year levels in September (-9.9% for international operations). That is an improvement from the 12.1%…

KLM Cityhopper introduces VR training for pilots

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The FINANCIAL — KLM subsidiary KLM Cityhopper has a fleet of Embraers serving European destinations. It decided to investigate the capabilities of VR in an effort to respond more flexibly to pilots’ differing training needs. “Virtual Reality (VR) makes training more accessible. It is on-demand and site-independent – pilots don’t have to be in a…

Easyjet aircraft was the first to land at Berlin’s new airport

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The FINANCIAL — As the largest airline based in Berlin-Brandenburg, easyJet opened a new chapter with the opening of Berlin Brandenburg Airport “Willy Brandt”. The first easyJet aircraft, special flight EJU 3110, was the first to land on time at 2pm at the new airport. The fuel-efficient Airbus 320neo was ceremonially welcomed with a water…

Southwest Airlines published initial flight schedules for Chicago O’Hare and Colorado Springs

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The FINANCIAL — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) published its initial flight schedules for both Chicago O’Hare International and Colorado Springs Municipal airports as the carrier continues expanding to bring the value and Hospitality of Southwest closer to more travelers and offers more destinations to fly for leisure and business travel. “Our low fares and friendly…

Alaska Airlines and Microsoft collaborate to cut carbon emissions

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The FINANCIAL — Microsoft Corp. employees who fly between their global headquarters in Redmond, Washington, and California on Alaska Airlines will fly more sustainably thanks to the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to cover their business travel. The SAF, supplied by SkyNRG and produced from waste oil, is an important option for the aviation…

Qatar Airways delivered three Airbus A350-1000

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The FINANCIAL — Qatar Airways is excited to announce it has taken delivery of three more Airbus A350-1000 aircraft, reaffirming its position as the largest operator of Airbus A350 aircraft with 52 in its fleet. All three A350-1000 are fitted with the airline’s multi award-winning Business Class seat, Qsuite and will operate on strategic long-haul…

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