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    Norwegian Axes 5 Bases As Part Of Cost Cutting Program

Norwegian Axes 5 Bases As Part Of Cost Cutting Program

MIAMI — Low-Cost Carrier Norwegian has announced it will be axing a number of routes in Europe, North America, and the Middle East from its network, including the closure of five bases. The airline’s operating bases to be shut down are Palma de Mallorca (PMI), Gran Canaria (LPA), Tenerife (TCI), Rome-Fiumicino (FCO), Stewart (SWF), and Providence (PVD). Even thoug the airline plans to shut down the FCO base, it said

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    Photo Tour: United’s Stunning New Polaris Lounge at LAX

Photo Tour: United’s Stunning New Polaris Lounge at LAX

LOS ANGELES — A new star is born at Los Angeles International (LAX). United Airlines recently completed a $573 million renovation of Terminal 7 and it shows an efficient ticketing area and security check, a multitude of trendy eateries, and passenger-friendly amenities. Waiting areas have plenty of work stations and seating and they surround abundant power outlets and USB ports. Near the mid-terminal rotunda sits the oculus. Hurried travelers walk

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    Bastian: Government Shutdown Will Delay Delta’s A220 Launch

Bastian: Government Shutdown Will Delay Delta’s A220 Launch

MIAMI — Delta Air Lines CEO, Ed Bastian, said today that the launch of the Airbus A220 will likely be delayed because of the current Government Shutdown. The airline’s Chief revealed that because of the Shutdown, approximately $25 million per month of revenues have been impacted. Last week, Airways published a story stating that the A220’s launch was in jeopardy, as the current US Government Shutdown could impact Delta’s plans

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    China Southern Plans Dual Hub Operation: Guangzhou, Beijing-Daxing

China Southern Plans Dual Hub Operation: Guangzhou, Beijing-Daxing

LONDON – China Southern has announced plans for a dual-hub strategy after a strong 2018. The plan would see the carrier’s Guangzhou hub dual up with a new one in Beijing-Daxing Airport later this year. The carrier handled an estimated 2.42 million passengers in transit at it’s Guangzhou hub last year—an 8.56% increase from in 2017. China Southern said that around 945,000 of those passengers were international transit, which is also an

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    JT610: Black Box Voice Recorder Recovered

JT610: Black Box Voice Recorder Recovered

LONDON – The black box cockpit voice recorder (CVR) from Lion Air Flight JT610 has been recovered by search parties. Airways understands that the CVR was found “broken into two pieces” but investigators speaking to Agence France-Presse remained hopeful “it’s still useful to investigators.” JT610 was enroute to Pangkal Pinang from Jakarta when the aircraft dropped into the sea shortly after takeoff, killing all 189 onboard. PK-LQP, the Boeing 737

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    Virgin Atlantic To Take Over Flybe

Virgin Atlantic To Take Over Flybe

LONDON — Virgin Atlantic, together with the Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital, have announced a bid to save struggling regional airline Flybe, which put itself up for sale at the end of October 2018. The bid is valued at £2.2 million. All three groups will come together to form Connect Airways with the Flybe’s board at the helm. The three groups have already committed a £20 million bridge long facility,

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    Etihad Cancels A320neo Order, Lays Off Pilots

Etihad Cancels A320neo Order, Lays Off Pilots

MIAMI — Abu Dhabi-based carrier, Etihad Airways (EY), has announced plans to lay off 50 pilots and the cancelation of its Airbus A320neo order in a major restructuring move. Restructuring: key to survival Etihad Airways ordered 36 new single-aisle, re-engined Airbus planes in November 2013, comprising 10 A320neos and 26 A321neos. Since then, the airline has endured turbulent financial times, recording a net loss of $1.8bn in 2016, and $1.5bn

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    Corsair Becomes Miami’s 102nd Carrier: New Nonstop Flights From Paris

Corsair Becomes Miami’s 102nd Carrier: New Nonstop Flights From Paris

MIAMI — Starting June 10, the french leisure carrier, Corsair, will launch four weekly flights between Paris-Orly (ORY) and Miami International Airport (MIA). “Corsair is delighted to open flights to Miami, a destination with high business and tourist potential that is perfectly aligned with our company’s DNA,” said Pascal de Izaguirre, CEO of Corsair International. The French carrier will become the 94th scheduled carrier flying to Miami, following Royal Air Maroc, Norwegian,

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    Joon No More: Absorbed Into Air France

Joon No More: Absorbed Into Air France

MIAMI — The Joon adventure has come to a rapid end. According to an internal memo from the UNAC syndicate, the low-cost spinoff that was conceived as a millennial-targeted airline will be reabsorbed into Air France. “The brand was difficult to understand by customers,” says the airline. “After numerous exchanges with employees and customers, and discussions with the unions, we have decided to launch a project on the future of

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    Delta Increases A220 Order To 90 Aircraft, Entry Into Service In Jeopardy

Delta Increases A220 Order To 90 Aircraft, Entry Into Service In Jeopardy

MIAMI — Delta Air Lines has extended its order book from 75 to 90 Airbus A220 aircraft today. The order now consists of 40 A220-100s and 50 A220-300s. To date, Delta has taken delivery of four A220-100 aircraft, all of which are performing route proving and training flights to meet the certification and entry into service (EIS) requirements mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). “These additional A220 aircraft will

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United Launches First 787-10 Commercial Flight (+Photos)

  United Launches First 787-10 Commercial Flight (+Photos)

LOS ANGELES – Today (January 7, 2019), United Airlines officially begins regular service with its all-new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, premiering the

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Moxy Airlines Firms Up Order For 60 A220-300s

  Moxy Airlines Firms Up Order For 60 A220-300s

MIAMI – David Neeleman’s new startup, Moxy Airlines, has firmed up its commitment for 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft that were announced

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Finnair Increases London Capacity For Summer 2019

  Finnair Increases London Capacity For Summer 2019

LONDON — Finnair has announced an increase on its Summer 2019 capacity to London-Heathrow with an additional daily service operated with

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Photos: LATAM Airlines Unveils New Cabin Products

  Photos: LATAM Airlines Unveils New Cabin Products

MIAMI — LATAM Airlines group has unveiled its redesigned cabin product, which will be fitted in over 200 aircraft. The

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Brussels Airlines Terminates CityJet Sukhoi Superjet Contract

  Brussels Airlines Terminates CityJet Sukhoi Superjet Contract

LONDON – Belgium’s flag carrier, Brussels Airlines, has terminated its contract with CityJet earlier than originally planned, following a spate of

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Qatar Airways Buys 5% Stake In China Southern Airlines

MIAMI — The new year brings some revealing news, with Qatar Airways announcing a 5% investment in China Southern Airlines.

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Qatar Airways Inaugurates Doha – Da Nang, Vietnam

  Qatar Airways Inaugurates Doha – Da Nang, Vietnam

LONDON – Qatar Airways inaugurated its first flight to Da Nang, the airline’s third destination in Vietnam. The Doha-based carrier

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Air Baltic Restarts Dublin In Spring 2019

  Air Baltic Restarts Dublin In Spring 2019

MIAMI — Latvian Flag Carrier Air Baltic has announced that it will restart flights from its hub in Riga to

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