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Boeing, EL AL Israel Airlines finalize order for two more 737-900ERs

By BA Staff El Al Boeing 737-800. Image by AF1621 courtesy Wikimedia Boeing and El Al Israel Airlines have finalized an order for two additional Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range) airplanes. The order comes just two weeks after the Israeli flag-carrier took delivery of its first 737-900ER. This order brings the total number of 737-900ERs ordered by EL AL to eight. …

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Airline on-time performance in August down from previous year, up from July

By BA Staff The United States’ largest airlines posted an on-time arrival rate of 78.8 percent in August, down from the 79.1 percent on-time rate from August 2012, but up from the 73.1 percent mark from July 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today. Airlines also reported two tarmac delays of more than …

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Amadeus enhances selling opportunities for hoteliers and travel agencies

By BA Staff  Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, announced the launch of the Amadeus Hotels Select web portal that allows hoteliers to promote their deals and offers directly to travel agents in Asia Pacific. For the first time, Amadeus travel agents will benefit from access to exclusive hotel rates and special offers from over 1,100 …

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DOT fines ticket agents for code-share disclosure violations

By BA Staff The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today fined two ticket agents for violating the Department’s rules on disclosure of code-share flights. DOT issued a $125,000 fine against Carlson Wagonlit Travel and a $65,000 fine against Frosch International Travel, and both companies were ordered to cease and desist from further violations. The amount of the fines was based …

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Boeing Begins Assembling 3rd KC-46A Tanker Aircraft

By BA Staff Boeing is assembling a third KC-46A test aircraft for the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation aerial refueling tanker program at the company’s Everett factory, keeping the program on schedule to complete production of four test aircraft by the third quarter of 2014. Maureen Dougherty, Boeing vice president and KC-46 Tanker program manager said: “In addition to the three …

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Jet Time to operate regional routes for SAS in Northern Europe flying new ATR 72-600s

By BA Staff Jet Time has taken delivery of the first of six new ATR 72-600 turboprops. This aircraft has been acquired on lease from the Danish leasing company Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC). All the ATR72-600 aircraft will be assigned to feed the SAS Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) route network, as part of a commercial arrangement between SAS and Jet Time, …

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NTSB investigating engine failure aboard Spirit Airlines Flight 165

By BA Staff The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating Tuesday’s engine failure on a Spirit Airlines Airbus A319, which was flying from Dallas to Atlanta. The NTSB has an investigator on the scene at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport inspecting and documenting the engine, an International Aero Engines (IAE) V2500, which has now been removed from the airplane. As a …

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