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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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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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First Look: Air France’s New A330 Interiors

The first aircraft kitted out with Air France’s new look cabins has entered service. The French flag carrier is rolling out the update to its Airbus A330 fleet, with its business, premium economy and economy products all receiving the bright

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Maiden Flights for Air Senegal and Azul A330neos

Aircraft for two new Airbus A330neo operators have taken to the skies for the first time. Examples for Air Senegal and Brazilian carrier Azul were both pictured at Airbus’ Toulouse HQ undergoing final pre-delivery testing. On February 1, the first A330-900

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BA Confirm Retro Livery 747

As part of its 100th birthday celebrations, British Airways has confirmed plans to paint up to four jets in historical liveries. The first will be in the style of its predecessor BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation), with a Boeing 747,

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First A321neo For Cebu Pacific

Cebu Pacific has continued its expansion with delivery of its first Airbus A321neo, registered RP-C4118 (c/n 8608). The Philippine low-cost carrier has ordered 32 of the neo examples directly from Airbus and will receive five A320neo leased from Dublin-based lessor

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Airbus vs. Boeing: Who Came Out on Top in 2018?

The two biggest names in commercial aircraft manufacturing both broke delivery records last year. Boeing edged ahead of its European rival Airbus with 806 deliveries to 800, retaining the coveted title as the world’s biggest aeroplane producer. The latest figures

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Air France Pulls Plug on Joon

In one of the less surprising aviation developments of the new year, Air France has revealed plans to re-integrate the Joon brand back into its mainline operation. The airline, which was launched in late 2017, made a conscious effort to

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Bamboo Airways Makes Maiden Flight

The latest entrant into Vietnam’s rapidly-growing commercial aviation scene has taken to the skies for the first time today (January 16). Bamboo Airways performed its long-awaited maiden flight, just a week after obtaining its air operators certificate (AOC) from the

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ANA’s Turtle Livery A380 Unveiled

The first Airbus A380 for All Nippon Airways (ANA) has been rolled out of the company’s paint shop in Hamburg, Germany in this distinctive Hawaiian green sea turtle livery. ANA is the first customer in Japan to order the superjumbo

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