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Volotea carried 3.8 million passengers in 2020 with a 90.7% load factor

Volotea reported on its traffic figures for 2020:Volotea recorded satisfactory figures in an unprecedented year for aviation, especially in Q3 with 83% of activity compared to 2019.The company’s abili...
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Airbus updates A320 production rates in response to market environment

Airbus SE is updating its production rate planning for its A320 Family aircraft in response to the market environment.The new average production rates for the A320 Family will now lead to a gradual in...
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Airbus plans to further adapt to COVID-19 environment

Airbus has made this announcement:Airbus (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has announced plans to adapt its global workforce and resize its commercial aircraft activity in response to the COVID-19 crisis. ...
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KLM will have to shed a further 800-1,000 jobs

KLM has made this announcement:KLM is compelled to further downsize its organization. We have already taken an unbelievable array of measures to cope with the crisis sparked by the coronavirus pandemi...
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Lufthansa Group adjusts mask requirement

Lufthansa Group airlines are introducing a requirement to wear a medical protective mask on their flights to and from Germany. The regulation comes into force on February 1. From that date, passengers...
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Lufthansa will soon depart on its longest passenger flight to the Falkland Islands

On February 1, 2021, Lufthansa will be departing on the longest passenger flight in the history of its company, marking one of the most unique flights the airline has ever carried out.On behalf of the...
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Turkmenistan Airlines places an order for two A330-200PTF freighters

Turkmenistan Airlines has ordered two Airbus A330-200 Passenger-To-Freighter converted aircraft, becoming a new Airbus customer.The aircraft will be delivered in 2020.A330P2F program is a collaboratio...
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Air Austral’s first Airbus A220 has rolled out of the paint shop in Montreal

Airbus made this announcement on social media:An exotic ambiance in Québec as Air Austral’s first A220 rolled out of our paint shop, proudly sporting one of the Réunion Island’s sceneries ...
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WestJet returns its Boeing 737 MAX to service

WestJet today returned the first of its 737 MAX aircraft to passenger service with the departure of WS115 from Calgary to Vancouver. With the second 737 MAX flight, WS122, from Vancouver to Calgary de...
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Southwest Airlines service in Fresno and Santa Barbara to begin in April 2021

Southwest Airlines today published initial flight schedules for the carrier’s next two airports to be served in California, Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) and Santa Barbara Airport ...
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Air Canada to suspend service to Yellowknife, also in Newfoundland and Labrador, 737 MAX to return on February 1

Air Canada is adjusting its route map due to COVID-19 and travel restrictions and lower travel demand.Service to the far north in Yellowknife will be suspended on January 23 until further notice.The a...
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Green Africa Airways is getting ready to start operations

Green Africa Airways (Lagos) now intends to launch operations in the first quarter of 2021.As previously reported, the upstart signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus for 50 Airbus A220-300s ...
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Singapore Airlines plans to be the first airline to vaccinate its work force

Singapore Airlines intends to vaccinate its front-line workers as part of a national effort. Front-line workers in the aviation and maritime industries will be vaccinated within the next two months.Th...
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KLM halts all long-haul flights to Amsterdam due to new COVID-19 rules

From Reuters:“KLM, the Dutch subsidiary of Air France KLM, will halt all its 270 weekly long-haul flights to the Netherlands from Friday after new COVID-19 rules were imposed by the Dutch govern...
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Brussels Airlines signs ground handling contract with Alyzia

Brussels Airlines has made this announcement:Following the bankruptcy of its handling partner Swissport Belgium in June 2020, Brussels Airlines initiated a procedure to search for a new ground handler...
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Norwegian appreciates support from the Norwegian Government

Norwegian is pleased to announce that the government of Norway has decided to support and contribute to the airline’s funding of new capital, pending certain conditions. This move significantly increa...
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United reported a fourth quarter net loss of $1.9 billion, $7.1 billion for the full-year 2020

United Airlines (UAL) has announced fourth quarter and full-year 2020 financial results. The company continues its efforts to lead the industry as it manages the most disruptive crisis in aviation his...
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WestJet to renew Boeing 737 MAX service on January 21

WestJet has made this announcement:WestJet’s first Boeing 737 MAX flight following the opening of the skies will operate with the departure of WS155 from Calgary (YYC) to Vancouver (YVR) on Janu...
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Qatar Airways resumes flights to Cairo

Qatar Airways on January 18, 2021 resumed flights to Cairo in the Arab Republic of Egypt with a daily service. QR1301 departed Hamad International Airport to Cairo International Airport at 15:15 local...
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FedEx Express to cut up to 6,300 jobs in Europe on TNT integration

FedEx Corporation is expected to cut upwards of 6,300 jobs in Europe as part of the TNT Express integration according to Bloomberg....