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Emirates boosts cargo network amid drop in passenger travel demand

World-recognised Emirates has today revised its cargo schedule to include Los Angeles and Tehran, meaning in total, it will offer 90% more cargo routes than ...

Lufthansa accepts slot reduction amid €9 billion stabilization package

The German flag carrier Lufthansa has finally made a decision regarding the European Commission’s demands to symbolically reduce the number of landing slots ...

Volga Dnepr files lawsuit against Boeing

Volga-Dnepr has filed a lawsuit against aircraft manufacturer Boeing in regards to aircraft orders for 747-8Fs and 777Fs. Volga-Dnepr is one of two remaining...

FAA approves halting of services to 75 U.S. airports

The U.S. Department of Transportation said in a statement issued on late Friday, May 22nd, that it had granted provisional permission for 15 airlines to susp...

Congo Airways converts E175 orders to E190-E2

The Embraer E190-E2 as it will look in Congo Airways livery. Photo courtesy of Embraer Since the Embraer E-Jet E2 family was first launched at the 2013 Paris...

India resumes domestic flights after two months

India resumed domestic flights on Monday, May 25, 2020 after two months of halting scheduled passenger flights across the country. The world’s largest democr...

Lufthansa to close A380 base in Frankfurt

Lufthansa has confirmed to Airliners.de that it intends to transfer all its Airbus A380-800s to Munich for the time being as it makes more logistical & comme...

Ryanair owes over €1 billion in refunds

Ryanair owes over €1 billion in refunds, according to various reports. The airline said there are approximately 25 million passengers who are entitled to eit...

PK8303 black box recovered

Pakistan International Airlines spokesperson, Abdullah Khan has reportedly confirmed that the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder have successful...

CityJet plans to make 726 staff redundant

CityJet has outlined plans to make more than 700 of its staff redundant, accounting for up to 60% of its workforce. The job losses at the Irish owned airline...

JetBlue losing $10 million a day

Photo by Devin Ruhotina | AeroNewsX With the global pandemic of COVID-19 now entering its third month, signs of a return to normality are starting to rise. G...

The world's largest all-electric plane successfully completes test flight

Planes emit massive quantities of environmentally harmful hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, lead, and black...

SpiceJet converts 3 Q400's for its cargo operations, Indian aviation restart hits turbulence

SpiceJet has decided to take a new approach to its strategy for its survival and return back to profitability through the reconfiguration of a couple of airc...

Amid EU and Ryanair concerns, Lufthansa's supervisory board delays acceptance of bailout package

Deutsche Lufthansa AG's Supervisory Board has today held-off on accepting the bailout package offered by the German government amid the conditions imposed by...

Air Canada cancels order for 11 737 MAX aircraft

Boeing's 737 MAX program was dealt another cruel blow when Air Canada announced it would be cancelling an order for 11 of the Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft it ha...

Kenya Airways announces FY 2019 results, bailout request denied by Treasury

Kenya Airways (IATA:KQ), Kenya's flag carrier and one of Africa's larger airlines, has today announced its results for the financial year ended 31 December 2...

Air New Zealand grounds 777s till end of 2020

Air New Zealand has announced that it will ground its entire 777 fleet until at least the end of 2020. This follows similar moves from airlines across the gl...

TAP Air Portugal becomes first airline to use A330neo for cargo

TAP Air Portugal has operated the first ever cargo-only Airbus A330neo flight after one of its aircraft departed for China as part of the carrier's 'humanita...

Air Astana to retire passenger 767s as it launches cargo subsidiary

Air Astana plans to launch a cargo subsidiary, named Air Astana Cargo, to facilitate the supply of freight across the globe using 3 Boeing 767 aircraft. This...

No staff cuts at Turkish Airlines

Turkey's flag carrier Turkish Airlines has extended its flight suspension dates, but still plans to maintain its current staffing levels for the next two yea...

IATA expects 3 Million aviation job losses in India

CEO of IATA, Alexandre De Juniac expects demand in India to fall by 50% and said that almost 3 million jobs in the Indian aviation sector are at risk. The co...

Final two bidders for Virgin Australia to be revealed next week

Deloitte, the administrator for Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd is expected to announce the final two preferable bidders to take over the airline. The deadline...

Air Malta cabin crew make sacrifices to safeguard 100% of jobs

Air Malta cabin crew have approved a deal with the national carrier to safeguard 100% of jobs through sacrifices on working conditions. “As a Government we w...

LATAM initiates voluntary Chapter 11 reorganisation

Chile-based LATAM has filed for bankruptcy protection, enabling it to reorganise and restructure its debt under the American Chapter 11 financial reorganisat...

Air France-KLM 7 billion loan 'not a blank cheque' says Chief

In Tuesday's shareholders meeting, Air France-KLM Group Chief Executive Officer, Benjamin Smith, said that the 7 billion cash injection from the French gover...

Virgin Orbit fails on debut flight

Virgin Orbit failed to launch their first rocket into orbit during its debut flight on Monday, 25 May 2020. Virgin Orbit is a small satellite company that ho...

Brussels Airlines pilots propose 45% salary reduction to avoid job losses

Brussels Airlines pilot union B-United proposed in an open letter last Wednesday a 45% pay cut to all of its pilots as well as a significant reduction of wor...

KLM offers voluntary layoff scheme to save costs

This week, KLM implemented a voluntary resignation scheme to cope with huge financial losses. One of the largest cost factors is employee costs and by introd...

Air Canada to deploy business class-only A319s on commercial routes

Air Canada Jetz has announced that the airline plans to commence commercial passenger operations on June 1, 2020, with flights from Toronto (YYZ) to Montreal...

UPDATED: Pakistan International Airlines A320 crashes near Karachi

On 22 May, 2020, a Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320 crashed near Karachi, supposedly killing the majority of those on board. This remains a develo...