Air New Zealand Grounds Boeing 777 Fleet Until September 2021

Air New Zealand has grounded its Boeing 777 fleet until at least September 2021 due to the ongoing impact of the global COVID19 pandemic. In May, the airline grounded the…

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Korean Air Extends Contract for Producing Aft. Wheel Well Bulkhead of Boeing 787s

Korean Air and Kawasaki Heavy Industries have signed an agreement to extend the existing contract for producing Aft. Wheel Well Bulkhead, a structure of Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, for the…

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Air Canada Reopens Maple Leaf Lounge at Toronto Pearson

Air Canada today reopens the Maple Leaf Lounge at Toronto Pearson, D gates. The lounge is available to eligible customers travelling on domestic or international flights. The Maple Leaf Lounges…

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Air Canada Stops Guaranteeing Adjacent Economy Class Seats are Empty

In attempt to be able to fit more paying passengers on its planes, but also give customers flexibility, Air Canada has started offering rebooking options to Economy Class customers on…

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Air New Zealand to Resume Auckland

Air New Zealand has announced that it will resume passenger flights between Auckland and Shanghai next week, with passengers subject to government border controls in each direction. Pre-COVID19, Air New…

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Korean Air to Implement Zonal Boarding

Korean Air has implemented a zonal boarding system for all economy class passengers on domestic and international routes. The airline previously used to board customers by row number, but will…

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Severe Capacity Crunch in Air Cargo; ACTKs Down 42% in April 2020

IATA’s global air freight market data for April 2020 shows that demand dropped 27.7% compared to the same period in 2019 – the sharpest fall ever recorded. Still, there was…

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Gulf Air Resumes Pakistan Flights

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has resumed flights to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. In compliance with the Civil Aviation Authority in Pakistan, the Islamabad…

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Sneak Peek at Two Improvements in Air Canada’s New Aeroplan FFP

Air Canada has unveiled details of two new Aeroplan features in advance of the re-launch of its loyalty program later this year. “Like all Canadians, we remain deeply concerned about…

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2019 Worst Year for Air Cargo Since End of Global Financial Crisis in 2009

IATA’s full-year 2019 data for global air freight markets shows that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), fell by 3.3% when compared to 2018, while capacity (AFTK) rose by…

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