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Gulf Air flight diverts after turbulence
Bahraini national carrier Gulf Air said May 27 that one of its flights made a diversionary landing in India after passengers and crew sustained injures when the aircraft hit turbulence.
Pegasus Airlines widens net losses in 1Q
Turkish low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines reported a first-quarter net loss of TRY173.6 million ($61.2 million), widely sharpened from a net loss of TRY50 million a year ago.
Debris from EgyptAir MS804
French navy vessel to search for EgyptAir flight 2
France has dispatched a specialist naval vessel to the area where EgyptAir flight MS804 is believed to have crashed into the Mediterranean Sea.
Aegean 1Q losses widen as it invests in capacity
Greek flag carrier Aegean Airlines recorded a net loss of €21.5 million ($24 million) for 1Q 2016, widened from a €8.3 million net loss for the year-ago quarter.
European airlines protest Norwegian passenger tax
European lobby group Airlines for Europe (A4E) said it is “astonished” that Norway’s government is pressing ahead with a new airline passenger tax despite evidence that such levies depress demand and weaken both airlines and airports.
SAS pulls CRJs for undercarriage checks
SAS Scandinavian Airlines has had to cancel around 180 flights over the past five days after it grounded the fleet of 10 Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets operated by wholly owned subsidiary Cimber for precautionary undercarriage checks.
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Jet Airways reports major profit turnaround in FY2015-16
India’s Jet Airways Group posted a net profit of $185 million for the 2015-16 financial year, reversed from a net loss of $342 million for the year-ago period.
Former Gulf Air acting CEO confirmed in top role
Bahraini flag carrier Gulf Air has appointed Maher Salman Jabber Al Musallam as CEO.
GKN Aerospace aims for half-share of Group revenue
UK aerostructures and components manufacturer GKN Aerospace plans to expand to the point where it makes up 50% of the turnover of parent GKN Group, CEO Kevin Cummings said in London.
ICAO, Kazakhstan resolve safety concerns
ICAO said it has resolved a Significant Safety Concern (SSC) in the central Asian nation of Kazakhstan.
Heathrow Airport promises to surpass ‘green’ conditions
London’s Heathrow Airport has pledged to exceed the environmental stipulations laid down for it in order to gain permission to build a third runway.
Airberlin, Czech Airlines ink codeshare agreement
Germany's airberlin and Czech Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement that will increase connectivity between their two countries and beyond.
Rendering of Bombardier CS300 in airBaltic livery
AirBaltic boosts annual profits
Latvian flag carrier airBaltic achieved a net profit of €19.5 million ($22.2 million) for 2015, almost doubling its surplus from the previous year’s €10.7 million, the airline said May 12.
UAV forces Czech airliner to abort takeoff
An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), flying close to Prague’s Václav Havel International Airport, forced air traffic controllers to issue an “immediate stop” message to an airliner on its takeoff roll.
Air Arabia
Air Arabia 1Q profits up 34%
Sharjah-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Air Arabia posted a first-quarter net profit of AED114 million ($31 million), up 34% compared to a AED85 million net profit in the year-ago quarter.
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Consistent inconsistency

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