Airbus A350 Delays Forces Qatar Airways To Postpone World’s Longest Direct Flight

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Qatar Airways has delayed the launch of the world’s longest scheduled direct flight — from Doha to Auckland, New Zealand — by two months because of the late delivery of Airbus (AIR.PA) A350s, an airline spokeswoman said on Tuesday. “I …

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Air France takes delivery of 70th Boeing 777

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Air France and Boeing announced the delivery of the airlines’ 70th 777 aircraft. Air France CEO Frederic Gagey said, “The 777 range has been one of the pillars of Air France’s fleet growth” noting it was the launch customer for …

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MH370 Passenger’s Family Sues Malaysia Airlines For ‘Sudden Shock’ After Plane’s Disappearance

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The family of New Zealand’s Paul Weeks, one of the passengers aboard the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, sued the carrier for the “sudden shock” and “mental harm” they suffered after the plane’s disappearance, media reports said Sunday. The lawsuit was reportedly …

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Boeing Reports Record $96Billion Full Year Revenue

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Boeing has reported fourth-quarter revenue of $23.6 billion and core earnings per share of $1.60. Fourth quarter 2015 results reflect the previously announced $569 million after-tax charge ($0.84 per share) on the 747 program as a result of a slow …

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Malaysia Airlines Grounds Remaining Boeing 777 Fleet Aftermath of MH370 and MH17 Disasters

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Almost two years after one of its Boeing 777s went missing, Malaysia Airlines is grounding its remaining fleet of the aircraft – and cancelling the route on which one of the planes was shot down. The Malaysian carrier’s last 777 …

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EgyptAir Plans Wide Body Aircraft for Nigeria Routes

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Cairo based Egypt National carrier, EgyptAir is reportedly considering deploying wide body aircraft on Nigeria services to support increased passenger and cargo traffic. EgyptAir Cargo, EgyptAir Medical Services and Karnak reportedly plan to commence operations in Abuja. The airline presently …

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Boeing President Calls for Alliances and Mergers In Africa

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Boeing International president Marc Allen called for African carriers to rationalize operations through alliances and mergers, noting discussions on the issue in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. Mr Allen said, “Africa needs to open its space for people to traverse …

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Arik Air Increases Lagos – Dakar Service from Nov 2015

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West Africa’s largest carrier Arik Air from 18th November 2015 is increasing operation to Senegal’s Capital city airport Senghor International Airport, Dakar, as it introduces 4 weekly Lagos – Abidjan – Dakar flights. The service will be operated by Boeing 737-700 aircraft, …

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Emirates and Boeing celebrate the delivery of the 150th 777

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Emirates Airline (Dubai) and Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) have celebrated the simultaneous delivery of three 777s – two 777-300ERs and one 777 Freighter – marking the entry of the 150th 777 into Emirates’ fleet. The triple delivery marks the …

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Kenya Airways Extends Boeing 777-300ER Service

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Kenya Airways has postponed planned last Boeing 777-300ER operation, as the 777 aircraft will continue to operate until late-October 2015 for the time being. From 07SEP15 to 24OCT15, KQ plans to operate 777-300ER on Nairobi – Hanoi – Guangzhou route …

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