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American Airlines Group Inc. trading in a sideways pattern
The Globe and Mail
The company was formed when American Airlines merged with US Airways in 2013. ... Since the 1978 Airline Deregulation Act, there have been lots of changes to the sector in the U.S., most noticeably bankruptcy and consolidation. The AAL merger of 2013 ...
Head of American Airlines flight attendants' union quits amid threat of recall
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Finnair in summer 2016 is adding 2 destinations in Asia, which sees the airline offering service to Guangzhou (Subject to Government Approval) and Fukuoka. Reservation for both service are now available.
eff 06MAY16 Helsinki – Guangzhou 4 weekly
AY067 HEL1700 – 0730+1CAN 333 x146
AY068 CAN1000 – 1500HEL 333 x257
Guangzhou is a service resumption for the airline.
eff 07MAY16 Helsinki – Fukuoka 3 weekly
AY075 HEL1630 – 0800+1FUK 333 246
AY076 FUK0930 – 1355HEL 333 357
Mother: United Airlines suggested pet relief area to pump breast milk
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WASHINGTON - A Boston mother says United Airlines suggested that she use an indoor pet relief area at Dulles International Airport to pump breast milk. It happened as Liz Meagher Cooper, the mother of a 4-month-old, was changing flights on Monday.
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Wall Street Journal
Ethiopian Airlines to Buy 15 to 20 Boeing 777X Jetliners, CEO Says
Wall Street Journal
The airline could buy as many as 15 to 20 of Boeing's newest airplanes after also considering the purchase of Airbus Group SE's A350-1000 widebody, Tewolde Gebremariam said in an interview on Wednesday. The deal would have a value of $7.4 billion at ...
American Airlines crew open up about piloting Pope Francis during US trip
Pilot George Griffin, his co-pilots and 15 cabin crew were handpicked to man the American Airlines flight - given the call sign Shepherd One - from a pool of thousands. The chosen few were all vetted by the Secret Service before the Holy trip from Rome ...
American Airlines crew talks about once in a lifetime flight with Pope Francis
Mesa Airlines, Inc. (Phoenix) has announced an agreement with United Airlines (Chicago) to add 15 Embraer 175 aircraft to Mesa’s United Express fleet. Mesa currently operates 30 Embraer aircraft for United Airlines. In addition to the E175s, Mesa operates 20 Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft under the United Express brand.
The E175’s 76-seat dual-class configuration features 12 First-Class, 16 Premium Economy and 48 Coach seats. The aircraft has Inflight Wi-Fi connectivity, leather seating and electric outlets in First Class.
Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. Mesa Airlines’ Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N85320 (msn 17000454) arrives at Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA).
Filed under: Mesa Air Group, Mesa Airlines, United Express Tagged: 17000454, E175, Embraer, Embraer 175, ERJ 170-200LR, ERJ 175, Mesa Airlines, N85320, United Express
Turkish Airlines’ Kotil: “10 times more opportunity in Africa than in the rest of the world…like heaven in 20 years”
Africa’s links to the non-African world have grown by less than 6% in the last two years. Non-African carriers led by Turkish Airlines are driving the growth. We reveal the top 15 carriers and how they have grown (or not) in the last two years. Turkish Airlines’ interest in Africa shows no sign of maturing. […]
A total of 39 air services were launched by 27 airlines during the course of last week, including Wizz Air launching services between Bologna and Chisinau, Hainan Airlines connecting Haikou with Macau, and AirAsia X starting flights to its third Japanese destination. The rest of this week’s new routes (A – Z by airline)
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Tunisia tourism scares are resulting in major traffic declines between some of the key foreign visitor markets
Tunisia’s tourism industry has suffered some major setbacks this year, especially the terrorism attack that occurred in Sousse in June, and the Bardo National Museum attack in March. As a consequence there have been dramatic declines in passenger traffic at the country’s major airports. anna.aero looks at the impact of these macro-environment factors to see […]
In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Qatar Airways launches A350-900 services to Munich, while Hamburg Airport completes the first stage of construction of its new airfreight facility. More news also from Ponta Delgada, Frankfurt and Düsseldorf airports as well as bmi regional and Binter Canarias.
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United Airlines grows all five of its major hubs by between 0% and 5% in 2015; controversial Newark-Columbia route load factors revealed
We reveal United Airlines’ 12 biggest airports and track monthly growth at the five biggest hubs since 2011. Plus load factor details of the controversial Newark-Columbia route that may have contributed to CEO’s recent resignation. United Airlines is one of the big three remaining US legacy carriers and during the second quarter of 2015 reported […]
Asia shows no discernible signs of slowing down its capacity growth. The region plays host to the 137th IATA Slot Conference in Singapore next month, so we thought it would be a good time to appraise just how the intra-Asian market was performing before the network planning world arrives in the region. An aviation powerhouse, […]
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It’s taken 10 weeks, but finally Faisalabad has been ousted from the #1 spot on the 2015 Arch of Triumph leader board. Has the Australian airport pictured here celebrating its first Chinese service done enough to reach the competition summit? It’s one of seven global airports taking up the challenge this week. To say that […]
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Wall Street Journal
WTO Won't Weigh In to Resolve International Airline Spat
Wall Street Journal
Emirates Airline, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways deny they are subsidized and say their rivals have received hefty handouts. In June, Lufthansa chief ... The U.S. and Europe, for instance, maintain limits on foreign ownership of airlines. Those ...
Finnair (Helsinki) today took delivery of its first new Airbus A350-941 OH-LWA (msn 018) as planned, becoming the first European airline to take delivery of the new type. The airline issued this statement:
The first of Finnair’s next-generation Airbus A350 XWB aircraft has been unveiled today at a special delivery ceremony at the Airbus delivery centre in Toulouse, France.
Finnair is the first European airline to fly the Airbus A350 XWB.
“This moment heralds a new and exciting chapter in Finnair’s 92 year history. The A350 is the future of flying and will give our passengers a completely new and enhanced travel experience,” said Finnair CEO, Pekka Vauramo.
“This is also a proud moment for all Finnair employees who have worked relentlessly on the Finnair A350 programme. From route planning to pilots and cabin crew, from technical services to marketing, this is the moment we have worked for. With the A350, we get the fleet that our strategy requires, and we can start building our growth,” Vauramo continued.
“At Airbus, we’re proud and delighted to see Finnair, one of the world’s longest-standing and most respected airlines, become the first European carrier to fly the A350,” said Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO. “The A350’s unrivalled fuel efficiency and passenger comfort make it the perfect aircraft to spearhead Finnair’s Asian expansion.”
Above Photos: Finnair and Airbus.
Finnair intends to double its Asian traffic by 2020 from the 2010 baseline, and the A350 fleet investment is the backbone of this strategy. The company has ordered a total of 19 A350’s, making it the biggest investment in Finnair’s history. The first four aircraft are expected to arrive in the fleet in 2015, with another seven being delivered in 2016 and 2017. The complete order will be fulfilled by 2023.
The new A350 aircraft also plays a key role in Finnair’s cargo strategy, providing up to 50% more cargo capacity by 2020.
The A350’s first scheduled commercial flight, from Helsinki to Amsterdam and Oslo will be on October 9, 2015 as part of its crew familiarisation tour. The first Finnair Airbus A350 XWB will enter into long-haul service on November 21, 2015 on Finnair’s Helsinki-Shanghai route.
In other news, Finnair continues to expand its Asian traffic, opening two Asian destinations, Fukuoka in Japan and Guangzhou in China for the summer season 2016.
Finnair will open a direct route to Fukuoka in southern Japan in spring 2016, with three weekly frequencies. The service to Fukuoka makes Finnair the only European airline to operate to four different cities in Japan – Finnair currently offers daily connections to Tokyo Narita, Nagoya and Osaka.
Finnair will also open a direct route to China, and will fly direct from its Helsinki hub to Guangzhou in China with four weekly frequencies between May 6 and October 29, 2016.
Guangzhou is Finnair’s sixth destination in Greater China. Finnair has year-round services to Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong and Shanghai, and a summer service to Xi’an.
Both destinations will be served with Finnair’s Airbus A330 aircraft.
Copyright Photo: Eurospot/AirlinersGallery.com.
Filed under: Finnair Tagged: 018, A350, A350-900, A350-941, Airbus, Airbus A350, Airbus A350-900, F-WZFM, Finnair, OH-LWA
InterSky re-starts flights between Friedrichshafen and Memmingen and Cologne Bonn after a near five-year hiatus. InterSky has returned to the Friedrichshafen (FDH) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) market on 5 October, however this time with an intermediate stop in Memmingen (FMM). The regional airline had served the route until October 2010, but was squeezed out of […]
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