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Air Arabia A320
Air Arabia announces record profits for 2014
Middle East low-cost carrier (LCC) Air Arabia has announced a return to its previously rapid growth in profits, after a sharp slowdown in 2013.
Rendering of A330-900neo in Arkia Israeli Airlines’ livery
Arkia Israeli Airlines commits to A330-900s
Arkia Israeli Airlines has signed a MOU with Airbus for up to four A330-900neo aircraft, the manufacturer announced Wednesday.
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair pledges to continue fight against forced share divestment
Ryanair plans to petition the UK’s Supreme Court following a lower court’s dismissal of its appeal against a directive to sell down its 29.8% stake in Aer Lingus to 5% on competition grounds.
Norwegian Boeing 787-8
Norwegian dips into the red for 2014
Low-cost carrier (LCC) Norwegian Air Shuttle recorded a 2014 loss of NOK1.05 billion ($137 million), reversed from a profit of NOK322 million in 2013.
Dubai lessor Aerovista pulls aircraft from Libya
Just weeks after it placed four airliners with two Libyan carriers, Dubai-based lessor Aerovista has pulled them out of the North African nation, citing security concerns.
Finnair A330-300 and A340-300
Finnair widens net loss in 2014
Finnair has recorded a substantially larger loss for 2014 compared to the previous year, despite exceeding its target in a major cost reduction program.
Icelandair Boeing 757-200
Icelandair Group net profit up 18% in 2014
Icelandair Group reported a 2014 net profit of $66.5 million, up 18% from $56.4 million year-over-year.
Jet Airways A330-300
Jet Airways hails turnaround plan success
India’s Jet Airways has posted a net profit of $0.5 million in the third quarter of FY2015 compared to a $46 million loss a year ago, its first quarterly profit since 2012.
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair plans increasing focus on primary airports 
Irish low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair expects its expansion over the next few years to come equally from major and secondary airports.
Airbus, ATR appoint new program leaders 
Toulouse-based Airbus and French-Italian turboprop manufacturer ATR have announced a series of senior appointments.
ERA: New European Commission lacks vision for airline industry 
Representatives of the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) believe the new European Commission (EC) lacks a vision for the continent’s airline industry.
Etihad Airways 787-9
Etihad Airways begins 787-9 operations 
Etihad Airways has begun operations with its recently delivered Boeing 787-9.
Etihad carries nearly 14.8 million passengers in 2014 
Etihad Airways carried close to 14.8 million passengers, up 23% over 2013.
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair swings to profit in 3Q, raises full-year profit guidance 
Ireland-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair announced a third-quarter net profit of €49 million ($55.5 million), reversed from a net loss of €35 million a year ago.
Dubai takes top slot as world’s busiest international airport 
Dubai Airports has confirmed it has taken the title of the world’s busiest international airport from London Heathrow.

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