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Boeing Investment Goes Galactic

Boeing is to invest $20 million in Virgin Galactic. The aircraft manufacturer has stated that the two companies will “work together to broaden commercial space access and transform global travel technologies”. Virgin Galactic is a pioneer of commercial human space

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Removal of Travel Ban Boosts Etihad Capacity

Etihad Airways is set to rapidly expand its operations between Abu Dhabi and Beirut following a relaxation of travel restrictions between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Lebanon. The carrier is due to upgrade its existing daily Airbus A321 service

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Saudia Accepts Largest Dreamliner Variant

Boeing has delivered an initial 787-10 to Saudi Arabian Airlines, making the Middle Eastern carrier the eighth operator of the largest Dreamliner variant. The airline has been a 787 user since January 2016 and currently flies 13 examples of the

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Boeing: No Delays from 777X Load Test Incident

Boeing has said it does not expect an incident involving one of its two 777X static test aircraft will further delay the airliner’s development or entry into service. The manufacturer confirmed that, on September 5, the airframe was undergoing final

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KLM Gives Boeing a Widebody Boost

Boeing has revealed that KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has ordered an additional two 777-300ERs. The Schiphol-based firm had previously been listed as an unidentified customer. The acquisition takes the Dutch flag carrier’s 777 fleet to 31 examples, including 16 of

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Dreamliners Fuel El Al’s International Expansion

Israeli flag carrier El Al has announced its latest long-haul destination as it continues a period of major international growth. A new link to Japan is due to launch in spring 2020 with thrice-weekly non-stop flights on the airline’s new Boeing

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Southwest Boosts Hawaiian Footprint

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines has unveiled a host of new links to, from and within Hawaii as it strengthens its presence in the Pacific archipelago. The routes are due to launch in mid-January 2020, and feature a new daily service between

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Cabo Verde Adds Second US Destination

In the latest stage of its aggressive international expansion, TACV Cabo Verde Airlines has announced plans to fly to Washington DC. The new route is due to connect the carrier’s home in Sal with the American capital from December 8.

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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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Etihad Boosts Heathrow Year-Round Frequency

Etihad Airways will add a fourth year-round daily rotation between its Abu Dhabi hub and Heathrow within its upcoming winter schedule. The UAE national carrier says the enhanced frequency will launch on October 27 to link the two capitals and

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