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Biman flights delayed after pilots refuse to work overtime

Biman flights delayed after pilots refuse to work overtime AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION-(C)1997-2001 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD Four international flights from Dhaka, Bangladesh were delayed on Monday (11 June) after the pilots of Biman Bangladesh Airlines refused to work overtime. Later in the day the pilots agreed to halt their refusal to work overtime and set a […]

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Porto, Portugal to Salvador, Brazil route to be launched by TAP

Porto, Portugal to Salvador, Brazil route to be launched by TAP AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION-(C)1997-2008 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD Plans to launch a flight linking the Portuguese city of Porto and the Brazilian city of Salvador have been announced by TAP, the Portuguese state carrier. The carrier plans to operate a weekly flight from Salvador to Porto […]

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Fog keeps Wellington airport closed

Fog keeps Wellington airport closed AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION-(C)1997-2005 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD Aircraft headed for New Zealand’s capital Wellington were cancelled or diverted today (2 February) because of heavy fog. Due to the weather conditions more than 90 flights were cancelled as the fog, which appeared on Tuesday evening (1 February), still remained today, almost 24 […]

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Double AAdvantage Miles on JFK-St. Kitts route announced by American

Double AAdvantage Miles on JFK-St. Kitts route announced by American AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION-(C)1997-2007 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD Double AAdvantage miles can be earned by travellers who fly on American Airlines’ new route between John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York and St. Kitts/Nevis, beginning on Sunday (18 November) for every qualifying round trip or […]

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Airline Quality Rating study reveals 60% increase in passenger complaints

Airline Quality Rating study reveals 60% increase in passenger complaints AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION-(C)1997-2008 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD Air passenger complaints have increased by 60% overall, according to the most recent Airline Quality Rating study, which is sponsored by the Aviation Institute at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and by Wichita State University and is based […]

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US Airways adds further check-in facilities at Philadelphia airport

US Airways adds further check-in facilities at Philadelphia airport AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION-(C)1997-2003 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD US Airways has expanded its curbside and kiosk check-in facilities at Philadelphia International Airport. The carrier has introduced 12 new curbside check-in stations and six new self-service check-in kiosks at the airport, thus increasing its total number of curbside check-in […]

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Irish finance minister opposes special tax on air tickets

Irish finance minister opposes special tax on air tickets AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION-(C)1997-2005 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD Ireland’s Finance Minister Brian Cowen has reportedly rejected the idea of adding a special tax to airline tickets in order to provide extra aid to Africa. The airline ticket tax proposal has been put forward several times this year and […]

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Strike disrupts flights at Budapest Airport

Strike disrupts flights at Budapest Airport AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION-(C)1997-2007 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD Flights have been cancelled at Hungary’s Budapest Airport because of a two-day strike being conducted by ground services staff. The strike started at 14:30 local time on Thursday (5 April) and was expected to affect a total of around 160 flights over the […]

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‘Even More Legroom’ announced by JetBlue Airways

‘Even More Legroom’ announced by JetBlue Airways AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION-(C)1997-2008 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD JetBlue Airways Corporation (NasdaqGS:JBLU) has announced that it has reconfigured its Airbus A320 fleet to offer customers ‘Even More Legroom’. The airline said that the fleet now offers 38 inches of pitch in rows 2-5, plus emergency exit rows 10 and 11, […]

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Cyprus Turkish Airlines receives leased Airbus A321-200 aircraft

Cyprus Turkish Airlines receives leased Airbus A321-200 aircraft AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION-(C)1997-2004 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD Cyprus Turkish Airlines has taken delivery of a new Airbus A321-200 aircraft on a medium-term lease from Boullioun Aviation Services. The transaction is the first between Boullioun and Cyprus Turkish Airlines. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The airline’s […]