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United Airlines applies for San Francisco – Chengdu

by BA staff A United 787 Dreamliner – Image Credit: United Airlines Chicago-based full service carrier United Airlines announced today that it has applied with the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for the authority to serve San Francisco – Chengdu, China nonstop from 9th June, 2014. The proposed flights to Chengdu, China’s fourth largest city and home to China’s fifth …

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Sukhoi delivers its first Superjet to Gazpromavia

Image Credit: Sukhoi by BA.com StaffRussian aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi Civil Aircraft delivered its first Sukhoi Superjet as an SSJ100 LR to Gazpromavia Airlines. The first SSJ100 LR for Gazpromavia (MSN 95033) was presented during a delivery ceremony at the  International Aviation & Space Salon MAKS Airshow in Moscow. The Gazpromavia SSJ100 LR features an all-economy class configuration with 90 seats. …

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Analysis: Jet Airways to withdraw from Bhubaneswar

by Vinay Bhaskara According to several reports, Mumbai-based full service carrier Jet Airways is planning on pulling out from Bhubaneswar from the Winter 2013/14 season. Inventory has been zeroed out from 27th October onwards and flights to and from Bhubaneswar are no longer bookable on jetairways.com. Additionally, sources are saying that Jet Airways has not requested slots at Bhubaneswar for …

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Rostec and Airbus launch Russian sustainable aviation fuels at MAKS

Airbus and Rostec Group have signed a cooperation agreement at the MAKS air show in Moscow to work together on analyzing Russian feedstock with an eye at expanding Russian sustainable fuels for aviation. Find more details below. 28th August 2013 Airbus and RT-Biotekhprom (Rostec Group) signed a cooperation agreement to launch a large-scale analysis of Russian feedstock, and to evaluate …

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Emirates to launch Taipei flights

by BA Staff Dubai-based Emirates has will commence a new six times a week to Taipei from its global hub at Dubai. The airline will use a 354-seat Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a 3-class configuration (8F / 42J / 304Y). Taipei is the carrier’s 16th destination in the Far East. Barry Brown, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President Commercial Operations East. …

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Routes: easyJet to begin services between Jersey and London Gatwick

British low cost carrier (LCC) easyJet has announced new thrice daily service between Jersey and its hub at London Gatwick commencing 30th March 2014 utilizing 156 seat Airbus A319 aircraft. Find out more details below. 28th August 2013 easyJet, the UK’s largest airline has today announced it is increasing its Jersey network with the introduction of a year-round service to …

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Pakistan International Airlines cancels Frankfurt and Amsterdam

A PIA Airbus A310 at Leeds Bradford – Image Credit: Mark Winterbourne According to the Airline Route blog, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will be cancelling its twice weeklyservices to Amsterdam and Frankfurt from 7th September. One flight per week is served as a triangular routing Lahore-Amsterdam-Frankfurt-Lahore on Fridays utilizing one of PIA’s 12 Airbus A310-300 aircraft, while the other weekly flight …

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Air India Regional to begin flights from Mumbai

by Vinay Bhaskara An Air India Bombardier CRJ-700 – Image Credit: Nisarg Vyas According to a report from the Hindu Business Line, Air India subsidiary Alliance Air (Air India Regional) has announced an expansion of its services from Mumbai, with new flights to Allahabad, Agra, and Gwalior. According to the article, an Air India spokesperson said, “Alliance Air will be …

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Thai Airways makes wholesale changes to India service in winter 2013-14

by Vinay Bhaskara Bangkok based full service carrier Thai Airways International has announced a series of changes in its Indian services in the winter 2013-14 season as per the Airline Route blog On its Bangkok-Delhi services, beginning 30th September, services will increase from 11 weekly to 14 weekly. Daytime Thai flights TG323/TG324 will increase from four flights per week to …

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ANA to invest in a Myanamar based airline

Earlier today, Japanese full service carrier All Nippon Airways announced a $25 million investment in Myanmar-based Asian Wings Airways (AWA). Find out more details below. 27th August 2013 Tokyo August 27, 2013 – The ANA Group, Japan’s largest airline group, today announces that itwill acquire a 49 per cent stake in the Myanmar-based airline Asian Wings Airways (AWA). ANAGroup will …

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Sberbank and UAC build up operating leasing of Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft at MAKS air show

Skerbank and UAC have signed a Memorandum of Intent (MoI) to collaborate on the leasing of the Sukhoi Superjet 100. Find more details below. 27th August 2013 UAC, represented by JSC Sukhoi Civil Aircraft and JSC Sberbank Leasing, are planning to perform joint promotion of Russian aircraft Sukhoi Superjet 100 in Russian and international markets. The respective Memorandum of Intent …

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Dutch Antilles Express suspends operations

by Vinay Bhaskara A Dutch Antilles Express ATR 42-300 on the ground at its largest hub – Hato International Airport in Curacao According to several news reports (see here and here), Caribbean low cost carrier Dutch Antilles Express, the second largest airline in the Dutch country of Curacao has suspended operations. Formed in 2005 via the merger of Bonaire Express and …

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Airbus and VSMPO-AVISMA to reinforce partnership

Airbus and VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of an end-to-end strategic collaboration. Find more details below. 27th August 2013 Airbus and VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the development of an end-to-end strategic collaboration, which covers development, processing and recycling of titanium material utilised for all Airbus aircraft programmes. The …

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ATR approved for unpaved runway operations in Russia’s Siberia and Far East

Turboprop manufacturer ATR has won approval from the Russian Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) to operate from four unpaved runways in remote areas of Russia: Mys Kamenny, Lensk, Bodaibo and Igrim. Find out more details in the press release below: 26th August 2013 ATR obtained the company’s receipt of fleet-wide approval for new generation ATR aircraft to operate from 3 more unpaved …

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Xiamen Airlines finalizes orders for 6 787 Dreamliners

Chinese full service carrier Xiamen Airlines has finalized an order for six Boeing 787 Dreamliners that was initially announced in May of 2011. Find more details below. Image Credit: Boeing 26th August 2013 Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Xiamen Airlines have finalized an order for six 787-8s. Originally announced by Xiamen Airlines in May 2011, the order is valued at $1.3 …

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PHOTOS: Boeing rolls out the first 787-9 Dreamliner

Image Credit: Boeing Boeing has completed the first 787-9 Dreamliner and rolled it out of the factory today to the flight line in preparation of the first flight. Find more details below. 24th August 2013 EVERETT, Wash., Aug. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] has completed the first 787-9 Dreamliner. The second member of the super-efficient 787 family rolled …

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GOL and Delta achieve alliance milestones

Atlanta based American full service carrier Delta Air Lines and Brazilian low cost carrier (LCC) GOL Linehas Aereas Inteligentes recently detailed the benefits of their alliance 20 months after its inception. Find the details below. 22nd August, 2013 SAO PAULO, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Twenty months after Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes (BM&FBovespa: GOLL4 …

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