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    Video: Fire Erupts at Bombardier Plant in Belfast

Video: Fire Erupts at Bombardier Plant in Belfast

MIAMI – Bombardier’s production plant in Belfast, Northern Ireland, caught fire on Sunday evening, May 24, around 20:45 local time. The incident occured in a building nearby where some Airbus A220 components are made. The fire department of the city arrived at the scene and managed the blaze. It is

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    Video: JetBlue Extends Middle Seat Blocking Until July 4

Video: JetBlue Extends Middle Seat Blocking Until July 4

MIAMI – 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. The policy, part of the “Safety from the Ground Up” multi-layer airline program, comes from the fact that the airline is

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

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

LONDON – 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. For those that do not know the overall history of the Boeing 747, this article will briefly

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    Delta To Launch New Atlanta-Cape Town Route

Delta To Launch New Atlanta-Cape Town Route

MIAMI- 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. Using its A350-900 fleet, the company expects to operate the route once travel restrictions are lifted. While it expects the approval, it already has

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easyJet To Resume Flights in June

    easyJet To Resume Flights in June

LONDON – easyJet (U2) has this week announced it will resume flights on June 15, following severe suspensions in operations due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. The airline has said

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Qatar Airways, American Airlines Begins Strategic Partnership

    Qatar Airways, American Airlines Begins Strategic Partnership

LONDON – Qatar Airways (QR) and American Airlines (AA) have this week begun their strategic partnership that was signed in February this year. The partnership begins on AA’s domestic network,

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Alitalia to Operate 36% More Flights in June

    Alitalia to Operate 36% More Flights in June

LONDON – 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.

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Lufthansa Withdraws A380 From Frankfurt Hub

    Lufthansa Withdraws A380 From Frankfurt Hub

MIAMI – 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. Following the last

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Berlin Tegel Airport To Close for Two Months

    Berlin Tegel Airport To Close for Two Months

LONDON – Berlin Tegel Airport is set to close on June 15 for around two months due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Due to restrictions with regards to flying, passenger

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Air France To Phase Out Its A380 Fleet with Immediate Effect

    Air France To Phase Out Its A380 Fleet with Immediate Effect

LONDON – 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. Out of

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Norwegian Air Secures $271m Government Bailout

    Norwegian Air Secures $271m Government Bailout

LONDON – After a series of debt restructuring, Norwegian Air (DY) has received a state-backed loan from the Norwegian government valued at US$271m. This comes following the news that the

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Emirates Seeking to Scrap Final Five A380s

    Emirates Seeking to Scrap Final Five A380s

LONDON – 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. According

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Munich Airport Announces Health Measures When Demand Increases

    Munich Airport Announces Health Measures When Demand Increases

MIAMI – 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

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Air France To Gradually Resume Operations

    Air France To Gradually Resume Operations

LONDON – Air France (AF) has this week announced it will begin to gradually resume operations, which are currently subject to travel restrictions being lifted. From March, the airline has

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LATAM To Increase June-July Flights

    LATAM To Increase June-July Flights

MIAMI – 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

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Volotea Launches 40 New Domestic Routes

    Volotea Launches 40 New Domestic Routes

MIAMI – Volotea (V7), the airline of mid and small-sized European cities, has launched 40 new routes in all the countries where it is based. In Italy, France, Spain, and

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

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

MIAMI – Ryanair (FR) has reported a full-year profit of €1,002m (excl. hedge ineffectiveness), compared to €885m last year. According to the carrier, the highlights include: Traffic grew 4% to

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Qantas Announces ‘Fly Well’ Project

    Qantas Announces ‘Fly Well’ Project

LONDON – 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. This is

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Lufthansa Adds Cargo Flights to Shenzhen

    Lufthansa Adds Cargo Flights to Shenzhen

LONDON – German carrier Lufthansa (LH) has announced it will be adding 14 weekly cargo flights to the Chinese destination of Shenzhen. The first service departed on May 18 with

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Finnair Outlines Network Recovery Plans

    Finnair Outlines Network Recovery Plans

LONDON – Finnish national carrier Finnair (AY) has unveiled plans to reinstate frequencies and routes to its network following severe disruption from the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. The airline is establishing

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Thai Airways Seeks A Rehabilitation Plan

    Thai Airways Seeks A Rehabilitation Plan

MIAMI – Regarding its financial situation, Thai Airways (TG) announced it will find legal counsel to request a rehabilitation plan to Thailand’s Bankruptcy Court. Clarifying the bankruptcy situation that recently

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Virgin Australia’s Potential Buyers Revealed

    Virgin Australia’s Potential Buyers Revealed

MIAMI – It has emerged that bankrupted carrier Virgin Australia (VA) has a list of potential buyers to save the carrier, according to reports from Reuters. BGH Capital, Bain Capital,

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    United Airlines Returns to Paine Field With New Services

United Airlines Returns to Paine Field With New Services

MIAMI — United Airlines (UAL) announced today a new service from Paine Field Airport (PAE) in Everett with six daily flights to their hubs in Denver (DEN) and San Francisco

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    Azul Announces New Routes to the USA with A320neo and A330

Azul Announces New Routes to the USA with A320neo and A330

MIAMI — Azul, the Brazilian low-cost, award-winning airline, announced today a heavy expansion to the United States with two new flights from Belo Horizonte (CNF) to Orlando (MCO), and from Belem (BEL)

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