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Delta Boeing 777 Flight Forced To Divert As Pilot Gets Incapacitated

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A Delta Boeing 777 made a rare appearance in Moncton, Canada, after the first officer became incapacitated midflight. (simpleflying.com) More...

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TAP Air Portugal Has The World’s First Makeshift A330neo Freighter

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TAP Portugal has become the first airline in the world to convert an A330-900 for cargo operations. (simpleflying.com) More...

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E-Jet operators told to act to avert trim-switch misfitting

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Operators of Embraer 170 and 190 regional jets are being instructed to modify control yokes to prevent horizontal stabiliser trim switches being inadvertently wrongly installed. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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airBaltic Sees An Enormous Surge In New Bookings

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In the past two weeks, airBaltic’s bookings increased by nearly 500% compared to the first full week of May. (simpleflying.com) More...

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LATAM 777 Collides With A Boeing 767 In São Paulo

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Yesterday morning, two LATAM Boeing aircraft collided with each other at São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport. A 777 crashed into a 767 when it was being towed at the Brazilian hub. (simpleflying.com) More...

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My 747th Article: The Boeing 747 and COVID-19

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In the last two years and 10 months that I have been writing for Airways, I have hit the milestone of reaching 747 articles, this one being the article in question. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Virgin Atlantic Groups 747 Fleet In Manchester Before Retirement

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Virgin Atlantic is gathering its Boeing 747 fleet in Manchester, before sending the aircraft off to their next life. Earlier this month, the British carrier announced that it would immediately retire its 747 aircraft amid the current pandemic. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Air France to Phase Out Entire A380 Fleet

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Air France said it would permanently axe its grounded fleet of nine A380s, just over a decade after becoming the first European airline to operate them. (www.news18.com) More...

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Delta To Launch New Atlanta-Cape Town Route

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Delta Air Lines (DL) seeks federal approval to offer a new service starting on October 24 from Atlanta to Cape Town, South Africa via Johannesburg. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Etihad Airways To Resume Flights on July 17

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Expecting a “meaningful” return, Etihad Airways (EY) announced July 16 as the resumption date for regular passenger flights, according to its CEO, Tony Douglas. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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UK To Enforce 14 Day Quarantine On All Inbound Passengers

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Details of the UK’s quarantine requirements have been revealed today by Home Secretary Priti Patel. From June 8th, all arrivals will have to quarantine for 14 days, risking fines of up to £1,000 ($1,218) for non-compliance. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Bombardier Global 7500 Flight Test

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FlightGlobal test pilot Mike Gerzanics went to San Jose, California to try out the new flagship... (www.fliegerfaust.com) More...

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300 Jobs Cut As Ryanair Scraps Vienna Lauda Base

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The Ryanair Group has announced that its Austrian airline, Lauda, will be shutting down its main Vienna base, with the loss of more than 300 jobs (simpleflying.com) More...

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Image Shows Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 Being Torn Apart

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A heartbreaking image has emerged of a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 in pieces (simpleflying.com) More...

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Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320 Crashes Near Karachi Airport

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Today, a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Airbus A320 (registered AP-BLD) crashed into a residential area on approach to Karachi Airport (KHI) from Lahore, killing 99 passengers and 8 crew members. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Pakistan International Airlines passenger plane crashes in Karachi

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The plane, which was reportedly carrying around 99 passengers and eight crew, was flying from Lahore to Jinnah International Airport, one of Pakistan's busiest airports. (www.bbc.com) More...

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Italian Airports To Reopen on June 3

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All airports in Italy will be set to reopen on June 3, the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Paola De Micheli announced this Wednesday. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Swift Air Boeing 737 Lands In San Diego With Tail Parts Missing

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Landing at San Diego International Airport, a Swift Air Boeing 737-800 was spotted landing with part of its vertical stabilizer missing. (simpleflying.com) More...

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LATAM To Increase June-July Flights

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LATAM Airlines Group (LA) and its subsidiaries have announced today the resumption of their operations by 9% to 18% during June and July alongside further travel and sanitary policies. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Volotea Launches 40 New Domestic Routes

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Volotea (V7), the airline of mid and small-sized European cities, has launched 40 new routes in all the countries where it is based. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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easyJet To Resume Flights in June

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easyJet (U2) has this week announced it will resume flights on June 15, following severe suspensions in operations due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Qatar Airways, American Airlines Begins Strategic Partnership

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Qatar Airways (QR) and American Airlines (AA) have this week begun their strategic partnership that was signed in February this year. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Alitalia to Operate 36% More Flights in June

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Alitalia (AZ) will operate 36% more flights in June compared to May, flying 30 different routes to 25 airports, this includes 15 in Italy and 10 international destinations. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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JetBlue Extends Middle Seat Blocking Until July 4

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JetBlue (B6) confirmed that it would expand its pledge to seat distancing by blocking middle seats in rows where groups do not fly together until July 4. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Lufthansa Withdraws A380 From Frankfurt Hub

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Lufthansa (LH) pulls the Airbus A380 entirely out of its Frankfurt base as it is no longer viable “logistically and economically” to operate in two locations. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Munich Airport Announces Health Measures When Demand Increases

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While the industry awaits air passenger demand to rebound, Munich International Airport (MUC) announces protective measures against COVID-19 to guarantee the safety and health of workers and passengers in its terminals. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Berlin Tegel Airport To Close for Two Months

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Berlin Tegel Airport is set to close on June 15 for around two months due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Air France To Phase Out Its A380 Fleet with Immediate Effect

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Air France (AF) has today announced it will be phasing out its Airbus A380 with immediate effect due to low demand caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Emirates Seeking to Scrap Final Five A380 on Order

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In another blow to the Airbus A380 program, Emirates (EK) is seeking to cancel the final five of eight units yet to be delivered to the airline. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Norwegian Air Secures $271m Government Bailout

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After a series of debt restructuring, Norwegian Air (DY) has received a state-backed loan from the Norwegian government valued at US$271m. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Air France To Gradually Resume Operations

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Air France (AF) has this week announced it will begin to gradually resume operations, which are currently subject to travel restrictions being lifted. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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COVID accelerates Singapore Airlines plan to retire its remaining 777-200ERs

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Singapore Airlines has confirmed that it will accelerate the retirement of its remaining Boeing 777-200ERs owing to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The carrier’s last three 777-200ERs bear the registrations 9V-SVB (MSN 28525), 9V-SVC (MSN 28526), and 9V-SVE (MSN 30870). (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Swiss International Airlines modifying 4 Boeing 777 aircraft for cargo-only flights

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Switzerland’s flag carrier Swiss International Air Lines have reported to be carrying out modifications on 4 of their Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. (www.aerotime.aero) More...

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British Airways' first Boeing 787-10 Delivery

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British Airways will take delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 this week. The factory-fresh Boeing 787-10 would lift off from Boeing's facility at Charleston, South Carolina. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Hungarian LCC Wizz Air Celebrates Its 16th Anniversary

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Hungary’s low-cost carrier Wizz Air today celebrates the 16th anniversary of its first flight. On May 19th, 2004, the purple liveried carrier commenced operations with a flight from Katowice (KTW) to London Luton Airport (LTN). (simpleflying.com) More...

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Ryanair Full-Year Profits Up 13% To €1b

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Ryanair (FR) has reported a full-year profit of €1,002m (excl. hedge ineffectiveness), compared to €885m last year. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Qantas Announces ‘Fly Well’ Project

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Qantas (QF) has become the next carrier to prepare for travel restrictions easing by introducing the ‘Fly Well’ program in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Mesa Airlines defers E175s, retains CRJ700s for United

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Mesa Airlines (YV, Phoenix Sky Harbor) said in its quarterly report that it has delayed the launch of E175 operations on behalf of United Airlines (UA, Chicago O'Hare) but will retain the CRJ700s operated for the carrier for the transition period. (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

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Lufthansa Adds Cargo Flights to Shenzhen

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German carrier Lufthansa (LH) has announced it will be adding 14 weekly cargo flights to the Chinese destination of Shenzhen. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Flying start for Jetflite’s Challenger 650

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Finnish charter operator completes frantic period of coronavirus repatriation and medevac flights with newest jet (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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WOW Air 2.0 Breaks From Low Cost Tradition With “HonestFares”

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WOW Air has announced a return to the skies, albeit with a brand new business model. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Finnair Outlines Network Recovery Plans

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Finnish national carrier Finnair (AY) has unveiled plans to reinstate frequencies and routes to its network following severe disruption from the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Air Canada Schedules Airbus A220 Flights Between Vancouver And Toronto

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In June, Air Canada will add a fifth service on its Toronto to Vancouver operation as it tries to recover from the effects of coronavirus. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Virgin Australia’s Potential Buyers Revealed

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It has emerged that bankrupted carrier Virgin Australia (VA) has a list of potential buyers to save the carrier, according to reports from Reuters. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Thai Airways Seeks A Rehabilitation Plan

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Regarding its financial situation, Thai Airways (TG) announced it will find legal counsel to request a rehabilitation plan to Thailand’s Bankruptcy Court. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Orbest Airlines’ First Airbus A330neo Emerges In Toulouse

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Orbest Airlines has become the third Portuguese carrier after TAP Portugal and Hi Fly to operate an Airbus A330neo. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Emirates Planning Job Cuts & A380 Reductions

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Dubai-based carrier Emirates (EK) is understood to be conducting a “thorough review of costs” according to a spokesperson speaking to Arabian Business. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Singapore Airlines Records Its First Loss in 48-Year History

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Singapore Airlines (SQ) has this week reported its first-ever loss in the 48 years it has been in service due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Delta To Cut Boeing 717 Fleet

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Delta Air Lines (DL) has announced that it will cut its Boeing 717 fleet by a range of 50-67% due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic... (airwaysmag.com) More...

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French Bee Beats Air Tahiti Nui for Longest Domestic Flight Record

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Paris-Orly-based carrier French Bee (BF) has beaten Air Tahiti Nui (TN) in the longest domestic flight record. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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