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Air France: Cabin crew strike cost more than $100 million
Air France estimates the week-long cabin crew strike, which ended Aug. 2, will cost the company more than €90 million ($100 million).
Emirates crash: First report expected within a month
The United Arab Emirates’ General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) will produce a preliminary report into the Aug. 3 crash of an Emirates Airline Boeing 777-300 at Dubai International Airport within a month, the regulator said Aug. 4.
LOT Boeing 737-400
Chinese bid for LOT a ‘misinterpretation’
Polish flag carrier LOT has denied press reports that its Chinese counterpart Air China is considering taking a 49% stake in the eastern European airline.
Europe to demand funding payback
The European Commission (EC) is to demand that several airlines operating into the Italian island of Sardinia pay back what have been deemed unfair subsidies.
European Union backs Free Route Airspace plan
The European Union (EU) will fund the next stage in a plan to ease congestion in northern Europe’s crowded skies.
Lion Air Boeing 737-800
Lion Air, BOC Aviation agree to sale-and-leaseback deal
Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation has struck a sale-and-leaseback deal with Indonesia’s Lion Air Group for two Boeing 737-800s and two 737-900ERs.
Oman Air A330-200
Arabian carriers ink codeshare
Flag carriers Oman Air and Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) have signed a codeshare agreement covering services between the Omani capital Muscat and four destinations in Saudi Arabia.
Jazeera chairman Marwan Boodai
Jazeera yields drop in 1H, but outlook remains unchanged
Kuwaiti hybrid carrier Jazeera Airways reported a half-year net profit of KD6 million ($19.9 million), down 3.6% year-over-year (YOY) because of overcapacity in the local marketplace.
Air France A330
Air France cabin crew strike deepens
Air France anticipates a worsening of its ongoing cabin crew strike on July 30, as more staff joins the dispute.
Embraer E190-E2 tail
Embraer posts weaker half-year figures
Embraer recorded a net income of $4.5 million for the half year ended June 30, compared to $72.5 million for the year-ago period.
British Airways Airbus aircraft
IAG half-year profits jump 67%
International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) reported a substantially improved half-year performance July 29.
Cebu Pacific A330-300
Cebu Pacific boosts A330 fleet
Philippines-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Cebu Pacific has placed a firm order for two Airbus A330-300s, the manufacturer said July 29.
Norwegian 787
Europe launches arbitration to solve Norwegian impasse
The European Union (EU) has given formal notice to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) that it will begin arbitration over the question of Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) access to the US market.
A350 XWB on a demonstration flight at the Farnborough Airshow
Airbus 1H net income up 16%; supplier problems continue
Airbus Group posted net income of €1.76 billion ($1.93 billion) for the first half of 2016, up 16% compared to net income of €1.52 billion in the 1H 2015.
Air France A380
AF-KLM Group improves 1H earnings, but warns of turbulence ahead
Air France-KLM Group recorded a 2016 first-half net loss of €114 million ($125 million), compared to a deficit of €638 million in the year-ago period.
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