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Fast-growing low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle Rapidly Expanding Services to U.S. Using Dreamliners

Fast-growing low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle Rapidly Expanding Services to U.S. Using Dreamliners

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fast-growing low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle is shifting its rapid expansion to the United States, announcing three new U.S. destinations that will launch in 2014. The carrier said on Tuesday that it would add new service between Scandinavia and Los Angeles, Oakland and Orlando. Norwegian also announced a new route from New York JFK, adding […]

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Air France Pilots Warn to Extend Strike “indefinitely”

Air France Pilots Warn to Extend Strike “indefinitely”

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

An Air France pilots union warned on Thursday that it could vote to extend a strike “indefinitely” if its demands are not met, as the airline was forced to cancel around 60 percent of its flights for the fourth day. The pilots are carrying out a strike over Air France’s plans to expand the low-cost […]

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Ryanair to Offer Low-Cost Transatlantic Flights in 5-10 Years – Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary

Ryanair to Offer Low-Cost Transatlantic Flights in 5-10 Years – Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ryanair could offer discount transatlantic flights in the next five to ten years, boss Michael O’Leary has claimed. The Chief Executive admitted the former budget airline had no chance of operating the flights before then, because of a current shortage of available long haul aircraft. But he said he was confident that they would begin […]

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Avolon Affirms its Orders for Boeing 787-9 and 737 MAX9 Jetliners

Avolon Affirms its Orders for Boeing 787-9 and 737 MAX9 Jetliners

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Commercial airplane manufacturer The Boeing Company said that the leasing company Avolon has honored its commitment made during the 2014 Farnborough Airshow in July. Avolon has finalized the order for six 787-9 Dreamliners and five 737 MAX 9s, valued at more than $2.1 billion at list price. Despite having different passenger carrying capability and specifications, […]

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Plane Spotters: National Airlines Boeing 747-400 Arrival and Departure – Great VIDEO

Plane Spotters: National Airlines Boeing 747-400 Arrival and Departure – Great VIDEO

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Every day, Airnation.net posts a cool plane spotting video for airliners. Check out all of our plane spotting videos. Want to submit your plane spotting video for consideration for Video of the Day? Message us HERE. This is probably the best painted Boeing 747 which is currently flying around. Video was recored at Liege and […]

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787 and A350 airline operators will open up new Europe-US routes – Despite Resistance

787 and A350 airline operators will open up new Europe-US routes – Despite Resistance

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The development of the new generation wide body aircraft such as Boeing’s 787 and Airbus’ A350 may soon lead to direct services from European hubs to a growing number of secondary cities in North America. The EU-US Open Skies agreement opened up the market to a large degree, but hub economics mean that most EU […]

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Aeroflot launches new low-cost carrier to replace sanctioned Dobrolet

Aeroflot launches new low-cost carrier to replace sanctioned Dobrolet

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Russia’s largest airline Aeroflot has set up a new low-cost subsidiary called Budget Carrier. Aeroflot management had promised to create a new subsidiary to replace its low-cost Dobrolet, which ceased operations in August, as a result of EU sanctions. The company said restrictions imposed by the European Union led to the cancellation of aircraft lease, […]

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ANALYSIS: German Airline Market Shifts to Low-Cost Travel

ANALYSIS: German Airline Market Shifts to Low-Cost Travel

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

As Lufthansa is expanding its Wings family of low-cost subsidiaries and Air Berlin is restructuring its business with a reduced fleet and network, European budget carriers are targeting a greater slice of the German travel market. The continent’s largest economy is thorny terrain for airlines. Despite its size and central location with easy access to […]

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Boeing Facing Rising Competition In Fast-Growing China Airplane Market

Boeing Facing Rising Competition In Fast-Growing China Airplane Market

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Boeing recently raised its long term demand forecast for new commercial airplanes from China. Last year, the airplane maker had predicted that 5,580 commercial airplanes would be delivered in China over the next 20 years. But driven by rapid expansion of low-cost carriers in the country, along side the Chinese government’s push to expand flight […]

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$30M Reward for Information Regarding Malaysia Airliner Flight MH17 that was shot down in Easter Ukraine

$30M Reward for Information Regarding Malaysia Airliner Flight MH17 that was shot down in Easter Ukraine

| September 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

German private detectives, acting on behalf of a mysterious client, are offering a $30 million reward for evidence showing who shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 that crashed in eastern Ukraine with 298 passengers and crew aboard. Wifka, a private investigation firm in Schleswig-Holstein that specializes in fraud cases, says the offer is legitimate and […]

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