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Cargolux unions oppose bigger control by Qatar Airways
Tensions are rising at Cargolux International Airlines (CV) over the increased influence of Qatar Airways (QR), which is reportedly willing to increase its shareholding to 49% from 35% via a capital increase.
EC raises antitrust concerns over UTC’s Goodrich acquisition
The European Commission (EC) has opened an in-depth investigation into the proposed acquisition of Goodrich Corp. by United Technology Corp. (UTC) after its preliminary investigation indicated potential competition concerns, the EC said Tuesday.
KLM, Ukraine International expand cooperation 

KLM and Ukraine International Airlines are increasing capacity between Amsterdam and Kiev and expanding their codeshare agreement, partly in response to an anticipated rise in demand owing to the upcoming 2012 UEFA European Football Championship in Ukraine.

Iberia Express takes to the skies 
Iberia Express (I2), Iberia's (IB) new subsidiary for short and medium-haul flights, started scheduled flights Sunday with four A320s operating from Madrid (MAD) to four destinations in Spain, despite opposition from IB mainline pilots and unions representing cabin crew.
Iberia Express set to launch Sunday
Iberia Express (I2), Iberia's (IB) new subsidiary for short and medium-haul flights, will start scheduled flights Sunday with four A320s operating from Madrid (MAD) to four destinations in Spain, despite opposition from IB mainline pilots and unions representing cabin crew.
Air France to deploy A380 to Singapore 
Air France (AF) will start operating an Airbus A380 on the Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG)-Singapore (SIN) route April 1. Frequencies will be 3X-weekly from June to the end of October.
Air France, unions agree on negotiations’ outline 
Air France (AF) has reached agreements with most unions representing ground staff, cabin crew and pilots to renegotiate working conditions to improve the company’s overall productivity and bottom line.
UK government sticks to APD increase of 8% on April 1 
The UK government has confirmed the Air Passenger Duty (APD) will rise to 8% April 1 as previously announced, despite strong lobbying from airlines, airports and the tourist industry to cancel the tax.
Lufthansa unlikely to buy out Brussels Airline this year 
Lufthansa (LH) will most likely not buy the remaining 55% of Brussels Airlines (SN) this year, LH chairman and CEO Christoph Franz revealed.
Lufthansa CEO: A380 rights to Shanghai denied in ETS dispute 
China’s opposition to the European Union’s Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS), has prevented Lufthansa (LH) from obtaining rights to operate an Airbus A380 to Shanghai, LH chairman and CEO Christoph Franz said.
ATR opens training center in Africa 
ATR has opened a new training center for pilots and maintenance technicians in Johannesburg.
Norwegian, Boeing ink 787 GoldCare agreement 
8 Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY) signed a 12-year GoldCare maintenance agreement with Boeing for the six 787-8s it has on order.
JetBlue denies interest in Aer Lingus stake 
JetBlue Airways (B6) has denied rumors in the Irish press that it is interested in acquiring the Irish government’s 25% stake in Aer Lingus (EI).
JetBlue: No interest in Aer Lingus stake
JetBlue Airways (B6) has denied rumors in the Irish press that it is interested in acquiring the Irish government’s 25% stake in Aer Lingus (EI).
Flybe, Brussels Airlines sign wet-lease deal 
Flybe (BE) signed a contract with Brussels Airlines (SN) to provide two Bombardier Q400 aircraft on a wet-lease basis for two years starting March 25.
Blogs & Commentary
Mar 22, 2017
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Keep calm, but don't carry on!

The British Airways statement on the new rules forbidding laptops and other personal electronic devices in carry-on on certain flights is so British....More
Mar 21, 2017
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Casting a cloud over a movie star & a little boy sharing carrot juice

Have years of work by Emirates and other airlines to cultivate a safe, friendly image in the US been spoiled in one fell swoop?...More
Mar 21, 2017
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Trying to make sense of the new TSA electronics ban

I flew to Abu Dhabi for a short work trip in January and, if I’m honest, I found the security and screening processes at that airport ahead of my flight back to Washington DC a bit annoying. However, given today’s announcement about new US security rules for flights from that airport and nine others, most of them also in the Middle East, the focus of my annoyance has changed....More
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