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Norwegian Boeing 787-8
Norwegian claims EC support for US services; ALPA cites safety concerns
Norwegian Air International (NAI), the long-haul arm of low-cost carrier (LCC) Norwegian Air Shuttle, claimed European Commission support Tuesday in its efforts to gain US approval to fly between Europe and the US.
Pegasus Asia Boeing 737-800
Pegasus Airlines sinks to 1H net loss
Rapidly growing Turkish low-cost carrier (LCC) Pegasus Airlines continued to slip into the red in the first half of 2014 compared to the year-ago period.
Monarch Airlines A330-200
Monarch Airlines plans to optimize staff, finally shed charters 
UK carrier Monarch Airlines is looking at staff numbers as it makes final preparations to transition from a charter airline to a scheduled low-cost carrier (LCC).
Czech Airlines A320
CSA Czech Airlines puts A320s up for sale 
CSA Czech Airlines will put its entire fleet of Airbus A320-200s up for disposal as it continues to fight to find a niche in the market.
Monarch Airlines A330-200
Monarch Airlines reviews its operating model
UK leisure carrier Monarch Airlines has launched a strategic review of its business, as it continues to change its operating model.
Tata Group, Singapore Airlines management team unveils the Vistara branding
New Indian-Singapore airline to be named Vistara
The full-service airline planned by India’s Tata Group and Singapore Airlines (SIA) will be named Vistara, the companies announced Tuesday.
Iranian security officials inspect the site of a passenger plane crash at the Me
IrAn-140s grounded in crash aftermath; flight recorders recovered
All IrAn-140s have been grounded following the crash of a Sepahan Airlines aircraft on Sunday in Tehran that killed at least 39 people, according to Head of Civil Aviation Organization of Iran Alireza Jahangirian.
Oman Air A330-200
Etihad Airways, Oman Air avoid Iraqi airspace
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways and Middle Eastern carrier Oman Air are avoiding Iraqi airspace as a result of the growing deterioration of the security situation in the country.
Oman Air appoints new CEO
Former airberlin CCO Paul Gregorowitsch has been appointed as the new CEO of Oman Air, the Arab carrier has announced
Air Arabia A320
Air Arabia boosts 2Q, 1H figures
Low-cost carrier (LCC) Air Arabia has posted a sharply improved second-quarter performance, which exceeded analysts’ expectations.
Etihad Airways CFO James Rigney; Alitalia chairman Roberto Colaninno
Etihad, Alitalia reach agreement on major investment
The long-mooted deal between Etihad Airways and Italian flag-carrier Alitalia finally came to fruition Friday in a complex transaction worth €1.75 billion ($2.35 billion).
Alitalia A330-200
Alitalia joins Etihad’s constellation of equity partners
Alitalia’s route network plans show the Italian carrier being pulled into orbit around the fast-growing, Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, following the closing of a long-awaited major investment deal.
Croatia Airlines Bombardier Dash 8 Q400
Croatia moves ahead with privatization plans 
The Croatian government is moving ahead with a new drive to find a strategic partner for its national carrier, Croatia Airlines, targeting the first half of 2015 as the timetable for discussions with potential suitors.
Etihad Airways A320
Etihad Airways suspends Erbil services
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways announced Thursday it is suspending flights to Erbil, in the Kurdish region of Iraq.
Emirates A380 at Dubai International Airport
Aviation to boost Dubai’s GDP 32% by 2020
Aviation and aviation-related activities will derive nearly one-third of Dubai’s entire gross domestic product (GDP) by 2020, according to the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA).

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