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29 NOV 2018

Indonesia aviation in spotlight after Lion Air crash

Bumpy runways, hair-raising safety lapses, remote airstrips with no navigation systems and a dire shortage of experienced captains and maintenance crews.Indonesia is one of the world's fastest-growing aviation markets, but it has come under ... More
29 NOV 2018

Air India plane hits building at Stockholm airport

An Air India plane carrying 179 passengers struck a building at Stockholm's Arlanda airport with its wingtip as it taxied to gate on Wednesday, but no injuries were reported, police said."The 179 passengers could ... More
14 NOV 2018

UK budget carrier FlyBe says for sale

Struggling British no-frills airline FlyBe on Wednesday put itself up for sale, adding it was in talks with potential buyers in the face of a challenging market."The board of Flybe Group Plc announces today ... More
14 NOV 2018

Vietnam's newest airline Bamboo gets aviation licence

Vietnam's newest carrier Bamboo Airways has been granted a licence to fly, officials and the airline said, paving the way for its inaugural flight in a region crowded with competitors. Run by one of ... More
31 OCT 2018

Air France-KLM gets boost from employee accord

Air France-KLM, hit badly earlier this year by strikes and management upheaval, reported Wednesday its third quarter net profit jumped nearly 23 percent year-on-year to 786 million euros ($900 million).Ben Smith, who took over ... More
29 OCT 2018

Turkey's new Istanbul airport to be world's largest

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday unveils Istanbul's new international airport, which his government claims will be the world's largest.One of the president's favoured mega-projects, Erdogan says the 10.5 billion euros ($12 billion) ... More
29 OCT 2018

Construction of new Mexico airport rejected in referendum

Mexicans voted to halt construction of a controversial new airport for the capital, according to results of a referendum announced Sunday that saw 69 percent of voters reject the project.With 98 percent of the ... More
18 OCT 2018

Passengers stranded as Cypriot Cobalt Air goes bust

Cypriot low-cost carrier Cobalt Air announced it was cancelling all flights from Thursday after just two years in operation, leaving passengers stranded and scrambling to get their money back.The airline warned customers its offices ... More
08 OCT 2018

Qatar Airways commits to Iran flights despite sanctions

US sanctions on Iran will not impact Qatar Airways' flights to the Islamic republic, the airline's boss Akbar al-Baker said on Monday.Speaking at a high-profile business conference in the Qatari capital Doha, Baker said ... More
07 OCT 2018

Saturated Lisbon airport puts Portugal tourism boom at risk

A record number of passengers using Lisbon's airport is proving a bittersweet achievement as daily delays and a lack of space to park planes threatens to strangle the goose laying golden eggs for Portugal's ... More
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