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Air Canada seeks to turn Toronto into premier international hub

Air Canada plans to aggressively market Toronto Pearson International Airport as “North America’s first global transit hub.” Speaking at the Boyd Group International Aviation Forecast Summit in Las Vegas, Air Canada president-passenger airlines Ben Smith said the airline ha...

Air Seychelles welcomes new Airbus A320 Aircraft into Fleet

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, today celebrated a momentous occasion when it officially welcomed a new Airbus A320 aircraft into its international fleet. The aircraft is named “Silhouette” after the third-largest granitic island in the archipelago,...


First Look: KLM's First 787-9 Dreamliner

First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines(KLM) today emerged from the final assembly line at Paine Field, Everett. The Dutch carrier published a photo of its first 787-9 Dreamliner via its official Twitter account on Aug. 31, saying "Work in progress: our first Boeing 787-9!" The 787-9, Registration PH-BHA, is still in the Boeing factory in Everett, Washington...

Pilots' union threatens renewed strikes at Lufthansa

Pilots union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) threatened renewed strike action at Lufthansa, saying the German flag carrier had rejected its offer of concessions in a long-running dispute that has cost the airline hundreds of millions of euros. Walkouts could start any time and could hit Lufthansa, its cargo arm Lufthansa Cargo and its budget carrier Germanwings, VC said in a statement on Wednesday....

Lufthansa Begins GDS Surcharge, Claims Direct Connectivity Gaining Interest

European carrier Lufthansa has not bowed to any of the industry pressure of recent months and today introduced its controversial GDS levy. Every booking made via an intermediary using a global distribution system (Sabre, Travelport or Amadeus) will now face an additional Eur16 levy on the fare. Lufthansa announced in June that it would begin the Distribution Cost Charge on September 1, trigg...

Halifax-Based Airline CanJet Suspends Operations

CanJet, a Halifax-based charter airline, has suspended its operations due to unprofitability. CanJet's president, Stephen Rowe, confirmed to CTV News on Tuesday that his company is suspending all flight operations because management has been unable to find a place in the marketplace. The last remaining scheduled flight has been flown, he said. Rowe says the company is taking a step...

easyJet Considers Interlining with Longhaul Carriers

easyJet Chief Executive Officer Carolyn McCall says her airline has held discussions with various mainline longhaul operators over the possibility of interlining agreements.   "Many airlines have approached us about feeder flights," she told the Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung. "If it's workable and pragmatic, then we are absolutely ready to go ahead."...

Is N. Korean airline world's worst? It may be the quirkiest

If an Air Koryo passenger ignores its no-photography rule, a flight attendant might take the camera and delete the pictures herself. Crumpling up a newspaper bearing the image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can earn travelers a stern lecture, or worse. Those are among many quirks that may help explain why North Korea's airline has earned a singular distinction: It's been ranked the...

Stop taxing aviation like tobacco – Asky Boss

Airlines in the West African sub-region have complained about the high taxes that has translated into high cost of operations, with players calling for a rethink of tax policies governing the sector. Henok Teferra, Chief Executive Officer of Asky Airlines has thus called on governments in the West African sub-region to stop taxing air travel like tobacco and alcohol if the region is to realize...

In-Flight Calling Should Be Up to Airlines Says U.S. Transportation Department

Airlines should be able to decide whether passengers can make phone calls during flights, a committee told U.S. regulators weighing the issue. The Transportation Department’s Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protection approved the recommendation, Chuck Ardo, a spokesman for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who heads the panel, said in an e-mail. The committee appro...

Qantas Unveils Limited Edition Scarf Inspired by Qantas Trend Consultant, Jessica Hart

Melbourne's renowned laneways and food scene are at the heart of collaboration between Qantas and leading Australian scarf brand, Bird & Knoll. The airline's trend consultant, model Jessica Hart was tasked with nominating a destination that "feels like home" which would be the inspiration of a limited edition cashmere blend scarf. The chosen city was Melbourne and the s...

BAE systems continues air support for ADF

BAE Systems will continue its role supporting Australia’smilitary air operations with the announcement of a new four-year contract with the Australian Defence Force (ADF). The AU$9m contract is to provide mission system support services for ADF military operations through the Air Component – Command and Control Capability System (AC-C2CS). BAE Systems Australia Intelligence,...

UK pilots warn on batteries and fatigue

The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) has issued warnings to both passengers and carriers over potential risks to safety. The UK pilots’ union urged passengers to show caution when packing battery-powered gadgets and cautioned airlines to ensure their flight deck personnel received adequate rest between duty stints. BALPA told passengers flying off on the last major UK pub...

FAA Proposes $360,000 Civil Penalty Against Empire Airlines

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration proposes a $360,000 civil penalty against Empire Airlines, Inc. of Hayden, Idaho, for allegedly operating an aircraft that was not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. The FAA alleges that one of the airline’s Cessna Caravans experienced a lightning strike. The aircraft maintenance manual r...

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