Monthly Archives: June 2011

Washington’s Air France A380 Debut

Air France has become the first airline to operate an Airbus A380 to the US Capital, Washington DC.  The flight took place between Paris Charles … More ››

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SFO Welcomes the A380

SAN FRANCISCO International Airport (SFO) welcomed its first regular daily Airbus A380 service on May 10, with the arrival of Lufthansa flight 454 from Frankfurt, … More ››

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Transaero Expansion?

TRANSAERO AIRLINES has strongly denied a newspaper report that it had approached the Russian government about buying state-owned Orenburg Airlines.  The privately-owned carrier, however, conceded … More ››

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Seychelles Cabin Art

AIR SEYCHELLES has given a Creole touch to the interior décor of its Boeing 767 fleet by featuring painting of local artist George Camille, which … More ››

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Russian Safety Improvements

FOLLOWING CRITICISM in the past by IATA for having a safety record that was “well below international standards,” it has been reported in the Russian … More ››

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New Cargo Joint Venture

CATHAY PACIFIC Airways and Air China have formally launched their joint venture cargo operation, which will consolidate the two airlines’ airfreight businesses.  The new entity, … More ››

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Air India’s Alliance Deadline Approaches

THERE IS growing confusion as to whether Air India will join Star Alliance or not.  The state-owned flag carrier was originally invited to join the … More ››

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Airlines Affected by Iran-USA Row

AUSTRIAN AIRLINES is re-evaluating its Vienna-Tehran services after being the latest airline to be caught up in an international diplomatic dispute.  It has cut the … More ››

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Gulf Air Rejoins IOSA

GULF AIR, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has renewed its place on the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Registry until 2013 after … More ››

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AFRAA Concern

THE AFRICAN Airlines Association (AFRAA) reiterated its strong criticism of the EU’s “continued unilateral practice of blacklisting of mainly African states and airlines with no … More ››

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