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BREAKING NEWS

Russia approves $400 million for the MC-21

Air Transport World  2014-08-27 19:58:00

Russia?s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has approved $400 million in state guarantees for Irkut MC-21 development. read more

MAG confirms 10-year contract with NATS at Manchester and Stansted

Air Transport World  2014-08-27 19:39:00

UK air navigation services provider NATS has signed an agreement with Manchester Airports Group (MAG) confirming a 10-year contract to provide air traffic control and engineering services at both Manchester ...

Trapped in Venezuela: Airlines Abandon Fliers Amid Currency Dispute

The Wall Street Journal  2014-08-27 18:03:46

With Venezuela holding back on releasing $3.8 billion in airline-ticket revenue because of strict currency controls, Delta, American and other airlines have slashed service to Venezuela by half since January, ...

Allegiant Air eyes Mexico flights in 2015

Air Transport World  2014-08-27 15:54:00

Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air plans to add international service for the first time as early as next year, starting with flights to Mexico, according to president and COO Andrew Levy.read more

Southwest Airlines Introduces State-Of-The-Art Listening Center

PR Newswire  2014-08-27 15:00:00

DALLAS, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) last night unveiled a Listening Center devoted to engaging with Employees and Customers in real time. Located at Southwest Airlines ...

Air New Zealand profit increase supports investment plans

Air Transport World  2014-08-27 14:58:00

Air New Zealand has again boosted its annual profit for the fiscal year through June 30, which will help the carrier accommodate the significant investments it is making in fleet growth and lounge upgrades.read ...

Delta Announces Executive Changes

PR Newswire  2014-08-27 14:40:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today shared the following news from CEO Richard Anderson to its employees worldwide. To:Delta People Worldwide From:Richard Anderson ...

SkyWest Inc. slowly turning around ExpressJet

Air Transport World  2014-08-27 14:15:00

Acknowledging that SkyWest Inc.?s 2010 acquisition of ExpressJet remains a drag on earnings, CEO Jerry Atkin said he believes he can still turn around the struggling regional carrier.read more

Vietnam Airlines Plans IPO

The Wall Street Journal  2014-08-27 13:59:45

Vietnam Airlines plans to launch an IPO in November, aiming to raise $70.6 million for the government through the sale of a 5% equity stake in the state-run carrier to public investors.

Emirates to discuss commercial relationship with Arik Air

gulfnews.com  2014-08-27 13:56:25

The two airlines have signed a memorandum of understanding that will open the doo to code share agreement discussions

 

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