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Qantas to Become Airbus A321P2F Launch Operator

Australia Post and Qantas have signed an expanded domestic and international air freight agreement to support the growing demand for parcel carriage. The seven-year deal valued at more than AU$1bn, will give access to the flag carrier’s subsidiary, Qantas Freight’s

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Norwegian Scraps All Transatlantic Routes From Ireland

Low-cost carrier Norwegian has announced plans to drop all of its remaining flights between the Republic of Ireland and North America. In a statement published on August 14, the airline said it would discontinue all six transatlantic routes from September

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South African to Lease A350s from Air Mauritius

When, in a June 30 press release, South African Airways (SAA) confirmed it would lease a pair of Airbus A350-900s, very little was detailed about the carrier’s acquisition. Airliner World has since learned that the two jets will be handed

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Photos: airBaltic’s A220 Hattrick

AirBaltic has completed its trio of special Baltic liveried Airbus A220s with the application of the Lithuanian flag to the fuselage and tailplane of YL-CSK (c/n 55039). The jet has also been renamed ‘Vilnius’, after the country’s capital city. It

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First Look: AirAsia X Accepts Initial A330neo

AirAsia has become the ninth operator of the Airbus A330-900, receiving its first of 66 examples on August 10. The low-cost airline giant, which has 270 aircraft spread across eight airlines in six countries, has placed its maiden A330neo with

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Iran Air Receives Vital Spares

Franco-Italian turboprop manufacturer ATR has received authorisation from the US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) in April to supply vital spare parts to the Iranian flag carrier to keep its fleet of 13 ATR 72-600s airworthy. The news that

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Revealed: The Busiest Day to Fly This Summer

With millions jetting off on a well-earned break, new research has uncovered which day of the summer is due to be the busiest. According to data published by aviation and travel analytics firm Cirium, August 23 will see the highest

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Low-cost From London to the Middle East

Jazeera Airways is to connect its Kuwait City base with London/Gatwick from October 27, opening the first new service between the UK and the Middle Eastern nation in 55 years. The low-cost carrier will fly daily services using Airbus A320neos.

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Airbus in Alabama: A220 Production Begins

Airbus has started manufacturing the first A220s at its Mobile, Alabama-based final assembly line. Work began on August 5 and followed the return of the first group of technicians who had undergone on-the-job training at Mirabel, Québec, Canada, where the

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NATS Open Day Boosts Gender Diversity in Aviation

The UK’s air traffic control provider has opened its doors in a bid to encourage more girls and young women into the profession. Last week, NATS hosted an open day and invited 40 guests, all aged between 13 and 21,

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