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United to Boost Premium Seating

United Airlines plans to add more than 1,600 new business class and first class seats across its domestic, regional and international fleet. The Chicago-based firm said the move was “the next step in its commitment to making customers more comfortable”.

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Virgin Atlantic Reveals New Middle East Route

British carrier Virgin Atlantic has announced it will launch flights from London Heathrow to Tel Aviv/Ben Gurion from this autumn. The first scheduled service is due to take place on September 25, and will mark the start of a new

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How Many Aircraft Did Embraer Deliver in 2018?

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has revealed how many jets it delivered to customers over the past twelve months. The firm handed over 90 commercial aircraft in 2018, in line with its projection of 85 to 95 examples. Of the 90,

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New Canadian ULCC Outlines Launch Plans

Canada Jetlines, which claims to be the country’s “first true ultra-low cost carrier” has selected the airport to act as its primary base of operations. The airline will call Vancouver International its home when it begins commercial scheduled services later

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Helsinki Airport Welcomes ‘Aukio’

Helsinki Airport has opened the latest phase in a €1bn (£888m) development programme. Named ‘Aukio’ – literally meaning plaza or square in Finnish – the new space uses the cutting-edge technology and design to improve passenger experience and boost overall

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STAR Capital to Acquire ASL Holdings

Shareholders in global aviation services provider, ASL Holdings have reached agreement with a European fund manager to sell the company. STAR Capital has agreed terms with ASL shareholders, Compagnie Maritime Belge (51%) and 3P Air Freighters (49%), to acquire 100%

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Boeing Makes Supersonic Investment

Boeing has signed a partnership agreement with Reno-based Aerion to provide financial, engineering and industrial resources to bring the AS2 next-generation supersonic aircraft to market. As part of the deal, Boeing has made an undisclosed significant investment in Aerion to

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Bombardier Launches 50-seat CRJ550

Canada’s Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced the development of the CRJ550 aircraft. The manufacturer claims the jet will be the “first triple-class 50-seat aircraft in the world designed to meet the expectations of today’s passengers”. The aircraft will be based

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Germania Files for Bankruptcy

Berlin-based leisure carrier Germania has become the first major casualty of 2019. In a fresh blow to the German aviation sector, the airline filed for bankruptcy on February 4, cancelling all scheduled services with immediate effect. Management at the firm

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America’s Busiest Airport Revealed

Atlanta lost out on the top spot for 2018.

Newly released figures have revealed a change at the top of the US flight operations league. Chicago/O’Hare was the busiest airport in the United States in 2018, pipping Atlanta/Hartsfield-Jackson to the coveted title for the first time in four years.

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