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United Airlines flight attendants picket at over a dozen airports, demanding better operations

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Airbus delivers its 500th A350

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Airbus delivers its 500th A350 and unveils its new Production Standard 2022. (www.airbus.com) More...

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Croatia Airlines to buy six new Airbus A220 aircraft

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Bomb scare on an Iranian flight

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VIDEO: Passenger Assaults American Airlines Flight Attendant

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A Friday afternoon flight turned violent after a passenger assaulted an American Airlines flight attendant shortly after takeoff. The passenger was restrained and arrested upon the aircraft's arrival in Los Angeles. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Video: American Airlines cannot explain weird humanlike groans heard from intercom during some flights

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DALLAS, TEXAS — On some flights operated by American Airlines, passengers have reported hearing eerie groans and phantom breathing over the intercom systems. Emerson Collins, a film producer, recorded the bizarre commotion while flying from Los Angeles to Dallas on September 6. The video captured by Collins immediately went viral On Twitter and TikTok with millions of views. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Voted Out: Russia Loses ICAO Council Seat

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Russia has lost its place on the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) 36-member governing council after failing to win enough votes from fellow members. The country's violation of Ukrainian airspace and "theft" of hundreds of foreign aircraft was cited against it. Russia out of ICAO governing council Russia will no longer be part of the ICAO's governing council following its actions in Ukraine this year. The country received 80 votes, six short of the… (www.msn.com) More...

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Laser pointed at police helicopter pilots. Bail set at $100

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The police pilots were able to direct ground units to the suspects, who were arrested. The amount of the bail is what is really disturbing. (www.click2houston.com) More...

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How Many DC-3 Are Still Flying?

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The Douglas Commercial 3 (DC-3) was one of the most mass-produced, well-engineered aircraft in history. Built to last, to land anywhere and never to break, Douglas churned out more than 11,000 of the type before and during World War II. But how many of these 80-year-old aircraft are still flying today? The 80-year old aircraft that will never die For an aircraft that was built before the Second World War, you’d be forgiven for assuming most would have been retired by now. So, imagine our… (www.msn.com) More...

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Airbus delivers 500th aircraft from the A350 family

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TOULOUSE, FRANCE — The European planemaker Airbus delivered the 500th aircraft from the Airbus A350 Family. The plane, which is a -900 variant, will join the long-haul fleet of Spanish carrier Iberia. The IAG subsidiary operator is a major European customer for the type, with 20 A350s on order and 14 in service. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Virgin Atlantic to Join SkyTeam

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British carrier Virgin Atlantic is set to join the SkyTeam Alliance opening up new opportunities for the airline. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Russian military plane mysteriously ignites in Crimean air field

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The plane went off the runway during landing, and a partial explosion of ammunition occurred. The pilot managed to evacuate," the governor wrote on his Telegram channel. (www.jpost.com) More...

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Eviation's All-Electric Alice Aircraft Completes First Flight

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A milestone moment: Eviation's all-electric Alice aircraft completes its first flight. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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The De Havilland Comet: A Pioneer with a Fatal Flaw

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The story of the design of the de Havilland Comet, the first jet-powered airliner. Why the two high-profile crashes occurred, and how this was fixed. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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WestJet Orders Another 42 737 MAX 10s Plus 22 Options

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WestJet has announced an agreement with Boeing to purchase 42 addition Boeing 737 MAX 10s, along with 22 options, bringing its firm orders for MAX 10s up to 65. The addition order extends their fleet growth plan to 2028. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Delta Looking to Acquire Airbus A350-1000s

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Delta Air Lines is allegedly interested in acquiring Airbus A350-1000s, with 20 being the target number of jets that the Atlanta-based airline is considering. (onemileatatime.com) More...

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Aviation Stats Update: October 3, 2022

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"Worldwide commercial air traffic continues to rebound, with a 17% increase in total flights over this time last year and closing the gap on 2019 levels. United States business aviation travel continues to grow, up 16% from this week in 2019." (blog.flightaware.com) More...

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Boeing 787 Mid Atlantic emergency diversion

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Avianca Av120 Bogota to London diverts mid Atlantic. Story developing… (flightaware.com) More...

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Air Macau to Reopen International Routes from October

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Air Macau will reopen international routes to Japan and Vietnam in October and Taiwan in November. This expansion marks a gradual return to normal travel after restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, surpassing mainland China's flight network for the first time in nearly three years. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Boeing’s 737 Max 10 Approval Will Likely Be Delayed Until Next Summer

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Boeing Co. doesn’t expect its 737 Max 10 model to be ready for certification until next summer at the soonest, US aviation regulators told a key lawmaker. The planemaker’s latest plan was relayed in a letter Monday from Federal Aviation Administration acting Administrator Billy Nolen to Senator Roger Wicker, a Mississippi Republican. The comments provided the latest indication that the plane won’t meet a crucial deadline to finalize its approvals by the end of 2022. (www.msn.com) More...

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Canada Finally Drops Travel Mask Mandates And Vaccine Rules

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Effective October 1, 2022, the Government of Canada will drop all border and travel mask and vaccine measures. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Boeing Donates $2 Million for Hurricane Ian Relief Efforts

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Boeing announced they will be donating $2 Million to assist with on the ground disaster recovery and relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. (skygofly.com) More...

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REGENT Seaglider Achieves First Flight

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This is a quarter-scale demonstrator of a float, foil, fly technology. It's explained in this Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/billythalheim[er/status/1572556301762449410 but the basic idea is that it's a seaplane with a hydrofoil to achieve stable flight, and forced lift with distributed electric propellers. Once in the air it uses ground effect for economy of operation. If you run out of electricity, you just land on the water. Sure, you're stranded, but at least you're… (vimeo.com) More...

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Indian jets scrambled after false bomb scare on flight from Iran

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The Indian Air Force (IAF) says it temporarily scrambled fighter jets after receiving a bomb alert on an Iranian airliner that turned out to be false. “IAF fighter aircraft were scrambled, which followed the aircraft at a safe distance. The aircraft was offered the option to land at Jaipur & then, at Chandigarh,” the IAF said in a statement on Monday, referring to two airports in northern India. (www.msn.com) More...

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Avelo to Open a Base in Fort Myers

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Avelo airlines is planning to open a base at Fort Myers. The new base will allow the airline to operate four new routes from the airport and station planes at RSW. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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United is cutting 12 more routes from its hubs in cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago

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United Airlines is slashing routes from some of its biggest hubs as the nation's fourth-largest carrier continues to aggressively drop small cities amid a nationwide pilot shortage. The Chicago-based carrier is suspending 12 routes originating in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, and Newark, the Points Guy first reported and the airline later confirmed to Insider. (www.businessinsider.com) More...

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Ethiopian Airlines Could Order The Airbus A220 Or Embraer E195-E2 Next

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The kings of the African Aviation jungle Ethiopian Airlines is set to expand its lead in the African market with plans for new aircraft to meet rising travel demand. This comes barely five months after placing orders for 25 Boeing 737 MAX 8. The Star Alliance airline expects passenger numbers to surpass 2019 levels during the year ending in June 2023, group CEO Mesfin Tasew Bekele said at a luncheon in Washington, D.C, on September 2. With passenger recovery in sight, the airline plans to… (www.msn.com) More...

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Boeing's Converted Freighter program reaches a new mile stone with the delivery of 100th 737-800 BCF

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DUBLIN, IRELAND — The American aircraft manufacturer Boeing delivered the 100th 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter to the Irish lessor AerCap. The aircraft was converted at Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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New York woman gets prison term for altercation aboard plane

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New York woman has been sentenced to four months in prison for interfering with crew members aboard a flight from Dallas to Los Angeles in February 2021 (abcnews.go.com) More...

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Alaska Airlines shaves flight minutes and fuel, thanks to software from Google-backed AI startup

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Alaska Airlines has reduced flight time and carbon emissions after using dispatch software from a small Silicon Valley startup. Airspace Intelligence has helped the Seattle-based airline shave an average of 2.7 minutes per flight so far this year, saving 6,866 metric tons of carbon dioxide — the equivalent of 17 million miles driven by an average gasoline-powered passenger vehicle, according to new data provided by Alaska. The software helps Alaska’s flight dispatchers plot better routes for… (www.msn.com) More...

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Israeli developed electric plane takes off

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Brain child of Israeli engineers, Elis said to be able to fly 830 km (515 miles) at speeds of up to 460 kmph (286 miles per hour), sufficient for most local U.S. flights with maintenance costs expected to be lower than existing aircraft (www.ynetnews.com) More...

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Delta Air Lines Expands Flight Operations To Brazil With Flights From NYC, Atlanta

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Delta Air Lines recently announced it would expand its network of flights to include Brazil as travel demands continue to increase. The airline’s connections from the United States to South America’s largest market will offer award-winning customer service. Starting on October 29, flights between Guarulhos (São Paulo) and John F. Kennedy (NYC) airports will be offered daily following a two-year hiatus. Starting in December, the US airline will operate a second daily flight between São Paulo and… (www.msn.com) More...

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U.S. Senator Backs Extending Boeing 737 MAX Approval Deadline

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The top Republican on the Senate Commerce Committee has proposed extending the deadline for Boeing (BA.N) to win approval for two new variants of the 737 MAX until September 2024. (www.reuters.com) More...

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What Air New Zealand's JFK Issues Could Mean For Qantas' New Service

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Air New Zealand's flagship route from New York's JFK to Auckland Airport onboard its Boeing 787-9 has come under the magnifying glass since its inaugural flight due to unexpected headwinds that have reduced passenger, baggage, and cargo loads on the service. Qantas plans to start the same service thrice weekly from June 2023. The Air New Zealand flight is one of the longest in the world. Qantas also plans to launch non-stop flights from Sydney to New York under its Project Sunrise… (www.msn.com) More...

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American Airlines CEO cites stiff competition in defending JetBlue alliance

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American Airlines CEO Robert Isom offered a vigorous defense of his company's alliance with JetBlue Airways as the company faces an antitrust trial. Isom argued that the alliance is critical to providing consumers with affordable alternative flights amid fierce competition from Delta and United while insisting that his company would struggle to broaden its operations in the northeast without the JetBlue partnership. "The opportunity to create the Northeast Alliance is absolutely an… (www.msn.com) More...

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Bullet Fired From Ground Pierces Through Myanmar Airlines Plane Mid-Air, Injuring 27-Year-Old Passenger

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A27-year-old passenger onboard Myanmar National Airlines was injured after a bullet that was fired from the ground pierced through the plane while it was mid-air. What Happened: State-owned Myanmar National Airlines domestic flight carrying 63 passengers was almost at its destination in Loikaw when a bullet fired from the ground hit the airplane and subsequently pierced through the aircraft's cabin to hit a passenger, reported Myanmar Now. The report noted that when the plane was shot it… (www.msn.com) More...

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Jet Airways Expected To Take Airbus A320neos Not Delivered To S7

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An Airbus A320neo aircraft is creating a significant buzz on social media and aviation websites for its paint job. While most Indians are familiar with its livery, nobody can claim to have seen it on an A320. The aircraft in question is an Airbus narrowbody sporting colors of soon-to-be-launched Jet Airways, further fueling long-standing speculation that the airline could look towards Airbus narrowbodies for its aircraft needs this time around. A320 in Jet Airways' livery Images of an A320… (www.msn.com) More...

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United Airlines to halt service at New York's JFK airport in October

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WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) - United Airlines (UAL.O) said on Friday it will suspend service in late October to New York's John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK). Earlier this month, United had threatened to take the action if the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) did not grant the air carrier additional flights. (www.reuters.com) More...

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Spirit Airlines to launch nonstop flights to Orlando, Fort Lauderdale out of Norfolk

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Those who live in Hampton Roads will soon have another option to soak up the sun or visit some theme parks in Florida, just in time for spring break. Spirit Airlines is launching daily nonstop flights from Norfolk to Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2023, the low-cost carrier announced Tuesday morning. Starting March 8, the flights will connect Hampton Roads to Florida's Atlantic coast and several international destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America. Orlando is home to… (www.msn.com) More...

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Boeing to sell 24 Dreamliners to [Taiwan] China Airlines

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The Chicago-based [sic] aerospace giant has finalized an order with China Airlines for up to 24 787 Dreamliners. This comes as the Taiwan-based carrier invests in the fuel-efficient widebody to expand passenger and cargo operations. The deal includes a firm order for 16 of the longest range 787-9 with options for eight additional jets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. (www.bizjournals.com) More...

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Norse Atlantic Cuts 31% Of Winter Flights As Los Angeles Is Removed

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Norse Atlantic has adapted its network significantly this winter. It has cut Los Angeles from its network (the last flight is on October 16th) and reduced flights on half of its other routes. In all, it has slashed its winter schedule by 31%. It joins the previously eliminated Oslo to Orlando (the last flight is October 15th) and has already reduced Berlin to New York from 1x daily in summer to a sensible 3x weekly this winter. From eight winter routes to six Norse Atlantic, which achieved a 69%… (www.msn.com) More...

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Canada Jetlines: An Airline Ten Years in the Making Takes Off

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Canada Jetlines was first conceived in 2013 – a lifetime ago in the aviation world. Originally, the carrier was going to be based in Vancouver, British Columbia (YVR), and utilize Boeing 737-800s to fly to destinations throughout Canada, the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. In the decade since, a series of setbacks have kept Jetlines grounded. Ahead of a planned Q4 2019 launch, the carrier decided to lease a pair of Airbus A320s and subsequently canceled plans to lease the Boeing 737s. (avgeekery.com) More...

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NZ1 (JFK-AKL)Diverts to NAN for "gas and go"

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Air New Zealand has diverted its direct New York to Auckland service to Fiji, as the flagship service faces continuing issues with unfavourable weather. NZ1 out of New York JFK has updated this evening's route to include a stop at Nadi International airport to refuel. (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

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Heathrow to end daily passenger cap on 29 October

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Heathrow has confirmed it will end its 100,000 daily passenger cap at the end of the summer flying season on 29 October. A Heathrow spokesperson said: “This cap resulted in fewer last-minute cancellations, better punctuality and shorter waits for bags. “We continue to work with all of our airline partners ahead of the winter season to ensure a smooth operation for our passengers.” City A.M. understands the winter summer season will be managed through a different mechanism which restricts changes… (www.msn.com) More...

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Mixed Reaction To Biden Administration Hidden Airline Fee Plans

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The DOT continues to crack down on airlines and transparency. (simpleflying.com) More...

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FlyArystan Celebrates The Delivery Of Its 1st Brand New Airbus A320neo

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Air Astana’s low-cost subsidiary, FlyArystan, has taken delivery of its first brand new aircraft in Toulouse, France. The aircraft, named Leo after the star constellation, is the 12th to enter the FlyArystan fleet. However, it is the first brand new aircraft for the airline, with previous jets coming from the parent airline, Air Astana. FlyArystan has named the new aircraft Leo. It is always cause for celebration when an airline takes delivery of a brand new plane, and especially when it is the… (www.msn.com) More...

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American Airlines CEO defends JetBlue alliance in antitrust trial

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The head of American Airlines Group said an alliance with JetBlue Airways Corp was needed to fend off big rivals in key markets and did not violate antitrust law as the U.S. Justice Department has alleged. Chief Executive Robert Isom said that he had been concerned about competition from Delta and United, particularly in Boston and the New York area. "The opportunity to create the Northeast Alliance is absolutely an opportunity to make American stronger in a place that we have been… (www.msn.com) More...

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airBaltic Reveals 18 New Summer 2023 Routes

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Travelers from Riga, Tallinn, and Vilnius are set for 18 new destinations for their 2023 summer season, thanks to airBaltic's latest statement. This marks the largest announcement of new routes ever seen from the Baltic carrier. Largest number of routes ever announced by the Baltic carrier Overall, the carrier will offer almost 70 destinations, predominantly from Riga Airport, with 10 destinations on offer from neighboring airports, Tallinn, Estonia, and Vilnius, Lithuania. airBaltic… (www.msn.com) More...

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Malaysia Airlines to return A380s to Airbus by 2023

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Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG), the parent company of Malaysia Airlines (MH, Kuala Lumpur Int'l), is returning its six inactive A380-800s to Airbus in a deal reportedly reached during recent negotiations to acquire twenty A330-900Ns. The first of the A380s - 9M-MNA (msn 78) - only arrived at the airline in 2012. Collectively, they were deployed on select routes to Europe, Australia, and within Asia. Malaysia Airlines parked its A380s in 2020 at the start of the pandemic. In July 2021, the… (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

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