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Air France A320
Air France to cancel 60% of flights Wednesday as pilot strike continues
Air France may operate only around 40% of its normal scheduled flights Wednesday, as a week-long strike by pilots enters its third day.
Lufthansa Flight LH 190 is filled with new biofuel mix containing Farnesan
Lufthansa trials new biofuel mix
Lufthansa has concluded a regular service flight with a new alternative mixture to conventional kerosene.
Air France 777-300ER
Air France pilots start week of strike action
Air France said Monday that it was operating slightly less than half its normal flights due to the start of strike action by pilots.
A320 simulator
Airbus to open new training center in Mexico
Airbus is set to open a new training operation in Monterrey, Mexico, as local low-cost carrier VivaAerobus gears up to switch to the A320 family as it replaces its entire fleet of Boeing 737-300s.
Finnair and UK’s Flybe strengthen links
Finnair and UK-based regional carrier Flybe will increase their connections following a new agreement between the two airlines.
Reports: US seeks more pre-clearance facilities in Europe
The US government is understood to be seeking pre-clearance facilities in the UK and other European countries for travelers to the US.
Alitalia, Etihad bosses meet Italian workforce
Alitalia’s senior management has embarked on a series of staff meetings to brief its workforce on the carrier’s future path with Etihad Airways as a major shareholder.
Alitalia A320
Alitalia appoints new CCO
Alitalia has taken another step in its restructuring following the arrival of Etihad as a major shareholder by appointing a new chief commercial officer (CCO), Ariodante Valeri.
Air Serbia A319
Air Serbia 1H revenue up 82%
Air Serbia has reported first-half revenue of €102 million (S132 million), up 82% compared to €56 million for the same period in 2013.
Airbus starts APU replacement project
Airbus and South Africa’s National Aerospace Centre (NAC) will jointly fund research by Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) into the application of hydrogen fuel cells as replacements for aircraft auxiliary power units (APUs).
Arik Air MD Chris Ndlulue and Emirates divisional SVP Adnan Kazim
Arik Air boosts connectivity with Emirates partnership
Nigeria’s Arik Air has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Emirates Airline, allowing the West African carrier to gain access to the Dubai-based airline’s global route network.
Virgin Atlantic A320
UK’s Virgin to beef up North Atlantic services
UK-based Virgin Atlantic Airways will reconfigure its route network by cutting services to Asian and African destinations in favor of a greater concentration on North Atlantic services.
Gulf Air A320
Gulf Air continues to cut losses in 1H
Gulf Air said it has cut its losses for the first half of the financial year by “more than 30%,” compared to the same period last year.
Qatar Airways A350
Qatar unveils A350, launches new 787 route
Airbus has rolled out the first fully painted A350-900 for Qatar Airways, the launch customer for the twinjet.
Nok Air Bombardier Q400
Nok Air takes first high-capacity Bombardier Q400
Thailand’s Nok Air has taken delivery of its first Q400 NextGen turboprop to be delivered in the new extra capacity seating configuration.

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