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    IATA: Coronavirus Impacts 13% Full-year Loss of Demand

IATA: Coronavirus Impacts 13% Full-year Loss of Demand

MIAMI – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that its initial assessment of the impact of the Novel Coronavirus 2019 outbreak (COVID-19) shows a potential 13% full-year loss of passenger demand for carriers in the Asia-Pacific region. IATA states that “Considering that growth for the region’s airlines was forecast

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    Avianca and TAP Air Announce Codeshare

Avianca and TAP Air Announce Codeshare

MIAMI – Avianca (AV) and TAP Air Portugal (TP) have signed a codeshare agreement, which will provide seamless connectivity to passengers traveling between Colombia and Portugal. The partnership will also connect passengers to both carrier’s networks. The codeshare agreement offers AV travelers more travel options between both countries through the

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    Coronavirus: Qantas And Jetstar Reduce Flights

Coronavirus: Qantas And Jetstar Reduce Flights

MIAMI – The Qantas Group has today announced temporary reductions to flights across Asia in response to lower demand due to Coronavirus. The announcement came as part of the Group’s Half Year Financial Results, showing net-profit losses between $100 million to $150 million for FY20. Although other key parts of the

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    Hainan Airlines To Be Taken Over By Chinese Government

Hainan Airlines To Be Taken Over By Chinese Government

Hainan Airlines (HU) is set for a probable shut down this year, as its parent company, the HNA Group, is expected to be taken over by the Chinese government over problems paying its employees, investors and licensing fees. Due to HNA’s problems to meet its financial obligations, Hong kong Airport

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    Delta Commits $1 Billion To Become Carbon-neutral

Delta Commits $1 Billion To Become Carbon-neutral

MIAMI – Delta Air Lines (DL) is committing $1 billion over the next 10 years on its goal to reach full sustainability by cutting all carbon emissions and waste globally starting on March 1, 2020. The announcement comes as DL pays $1.6 billion in profit sharing to employees this past Valentine’s Day, showcasing

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    Airbus Reports 2019 Growth But Scores Net Loss

Airbus Reports 2019 Growth But Scores Net Loss

MIAMI — The Toulouse-based aerospace giant, Airbus, presented its 2019 full-year (FY) financial report, wielding overall good results for the though a financial net loss. The highlights of the results show a record number of deliveries, a strong order book, and a number of significant orders throughout the year, manifesting

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    Bombardier Sells A220 to Airbus, Exits from Commercial Aviation

Bombardier Sells A220 to Airbus, Exits from Commercial Aviation

MIAMI – Canada’s Bombardier announced on Thursday the sale of its A220 stake to Airbus and the Quebec government, effectively exiting commercial aviation. According to a statement, Bombardier will receive US$591 million from Airbus for its 33.58 percent stake in the joint Airbus Canada Limited Partnership (ACLP). Earlier this week,

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    Alaska Airlines To Join Oneworld Alliance

Alaska Airlines To Join Oneworld Alliance

MIAMI – American carrier Alaska Airlines (AS) announced its intention to join the Oneworld alliance, comprised of 13 and soon to be 14 carriers, following the news of Royal Air Maroc joining the alliance in April 2020. Oneworld is one of the largest airline alliances in the globe. It offers

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    Singapore Air Show: BBAM Orders Three Boeing Converted Freighters

Singapore Air Show: BBAM Orders Three Boeing Converted Freighters

MIAMI — A small positive order book progression emerges for Boeing this week at the Singapore Air Show with leasing company BBAM placing an order for three 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) aircraft. Commenting on the deal was Steve Zissis, President and CEO of the leasing company, who expressed the

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    Aviation Education in North America: Current Situation

Aviation Education in North America: Current Situation

Today’s world is full of movement and activities. Nowadays, everyone needs to be mobile, and for many various reasons like business and career, family and friends, traveling and so on. That is why air transportation is something we cannot live without. At the same time, aviation has become one of

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