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JET AIRWAYS TO BOOST FLIGHTS TO THE GULF

JET AIRWAYS TO BOOST FLIGHTS TO THE GULF

🕔11:27, 31.Jan 2011

Jet Airways plans to increase connectivity to the Gulf region from the summer due to high passenger volumes. The airline plans to add one flight on its Mumbai-Dubai route, as well as adding services to Sharjah from Mangalore and Thiruvananthapuram.

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BOEING DOWNGRADED BY FITCH

BOEING DOWNGRADED BY FITCH

🕔11:26, 31.Jan 2011

Fitch Ratings has downgraded Boeing from A+ to A due to the delay in its 787 and 747-8 aircraft programs. Boeing outlook is stable. Boeing’s first 787 is expected to be delivered in the third quarter some three years late.

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AIRTRAN FIGURES

AIRTRAN FIGURES

🕔11:26, 31.Jan 2011

AirTran Airways parent AirTran Holdings said 16% higher fuel costs led to a lower quarterly profit. Net income for the Orlando, Florida, parent of AirTran Airways was $1.9 million, or 1 cent a share, for Q4, compared with $17.1 million

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NIGERIAN DIRECTOR GENERAL DECRIES USE OF OLD AIRCRAFT

NIGERIAN DIRECTOR GENERAL DECRIES USE OF OLD AIRCRAFT

🕔11:25, 31.Jan 2011

Director General of Nigerian Tourism Development Commission (NTDC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe has decried the use of very old aircraft by some foreign carriers flying into the nation’s airports. He warned that poor in-flight service aboard such aircraft could be a

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ETIHAD LAUNCHES MORE REPATRIATION FLIGHTS FROM EGYPT

ETIHAD LAUNCHES MORE REPATRIATION FLIGHTS FROM EGYPT

🕔11:25, 31.Jan 2011

Etihad Airlines has increased its flights from Egypt to accommodate all those wishing to leave the country. The UAE’s Ambassador in Egypt requested all Emirati nationals in the country to head to Cairo Airport in order to arrange for their

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UAE AND FRANCE TO INCREASE FLIGHT FREQUENCIES

UAE AND FRANCE TO INCREASE FLIGHT FREQUENCIES

🕔11:25, 31.Jan 2011

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the French Civil Aviation Authority to increase the number of flights between the two countries. Once the agreement is ratified, each country will add 22 weekly passenger

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ARIK AIR SCHEME LOWERS ADVANCE DOMESTIC FARES

ARIK AIR SCHEME LOWERS ADVANCE DOMESTIC FARES

🕔11:24, 31.Jan 2011

Arik Air has introduced a new scheme to allow for cheaper flights on its domestic routes as long as tickets are booked 14 days in advance. The Nigerian airline wants to encourage passengers to book in advance rather than purchase

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LAGARDERE SCA CHARGED WITH INSIDER TRADING

LAGARDERE SCA CHARGED WITH INSIDER TRADING

🕔11:24, 31.Jan 2011

France’s biggest publisher Lagardere SCA’s involvement in the alleged insider trading of European Aeronautics Defence and Space Company stock is under investigation. Last year, French stock market regulator, Autorite des Marches Financiers, had cleared all 17 executives and two companies,

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AIR LEASE TALKING TO AIRBUS ABOUT THE A320NEO

AIR LEASE TALKING TO AIRBUS ABOUT THE A320NEO

🕔11:23, 31.Jan 2011

Airbus has stated that it is preliminary talks with Steven Udvar-Hazy leasing outfit, Air Lease, on its A320neo, which has garnered surprise from some quarters as Hazy has expressed doubts about the revamped aircraft. The European manufacturer however was quick

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STRIKE BEGINS TO BITE FOR AER LINGUS

STRIKE BEGINS TO BITE FOR AER LINGUS

🕔11:23, 31.Jan 2011

Aer Lingus has stated that its bookings were beginning to suffer as the dispute over cabin crew working hours rumbles on. Colm Barrington, chairman of the Irish airline, confirmed to Irish TV news channel RTE, that bookings were down: “It

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