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Jet Airways Suspends All Global Flights

India’s Jet Airways has announced the “temporary” suspension of all domestic and international flights with immediate effect. The news was shared in a statement posted on the airline’s website on April 17. It reveals that the carrier was informed by

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Middle East Milestone for A321LR

Air Arabia has received its first Airbus A321LR. The example, registered A6-ATA (c/n 8714), made its first flight on April 2, and has since been flown non-stop from the manufacturer’s Hamburg Finkenwerder plant to the airline’s Sharjah base. The carrier

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Emirates Finalises 777 Overhaul

The final reconfigurations within Emirates’ Boeing 777-200LR fleet have been completed. The Dubai-based carrier invested US$150m to convert the ten long-range examples from three- to two-class cabins, in a project that concluded in April. The overhauled jets feature wider business

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US Carriers Lead Global Brand Race

Brand Finance, an independent business valuation and strategy consultancy, has published its 2019 rankings of major global airlines. It charts carriers by estimating likely future revenues via the calculation of a royalty rate that would be charged for the brand’s

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Qatar Airways Responds to Air Italy Critics

Qatar Airways has published a strong defence of its shareholding arrangement in Air Italy. It follows scrutiny within a Senate hearing earlier in April during which Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State said he was “looking very closely” at the

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Innovative New Hangar for Auckland

Air New Zealand (ANZ) is to start constructing the world’s largest single-span timber arch aircraft hangar at its Auckland base later this year. Dubbed Hangar 4, it will be large enough to house a widebody jet such as the airline’s

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First Look Inside Virgin Atlantic’s New A350

Virgin Atlantic has unveiled three new seating concepts which will launch on the carrier’s Airbus A350-1000s this summer. The star of the show is the overhauled Upper Class suite which will adopt a 1-2-1 configuration, in a break from its

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Norwegian Postpones NEO Deliveries

Norwegian Air Shuttle subsidiary Arctic Aviation Assets has confirmed it has reached an agreement with Airbus to postpone delivery of some of the 128 Airbus A320 Family aircraft it has on order. The company states that the rescheduling of its

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Uganda Firms A330neo Order

New African start-up Uganda Airlines has firmed up its order for two Airbus A330-800 aircraft. It is only the second customer for the smaller of the two A330neo variants, following Kuwait Airways’ order for eight examples in November. The aircraft

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First Dash 10 Dreamliner for ANA

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has become the first Asian carrier to take delivery and operate all three Boeing 787 Dreamliner variants following the handover of its initial 787-10. The Japanese airline, the original launch customer for the 787, took delivery

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