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Air France arrête l'exploitation des A380

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Air France a annoncé cesser immédiatement l'exploitation de ses A380, dont la fin programmée était initialement prévue pour fin 2022. (www.latribune.fr) Plus d'info...

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Keep an eye out for Snowbirds' Montreal fly-by on Thursday

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The Snowbirds, the Royal Canadian Air Force air acrobatics team, will continue their morale-building tour of Canada on Thursday with fly-bys scheduled for Montreal and Quebec City. (montrealgazette.com) Plus d'info...

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Bodies of missing Savoura CEO and son found at crash site: SQ

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The Sûreté du Québec appears to have found the bodies of Savoura CEO Stéphane Roy and his 14-year-old son, Justin, who have been missing since July 10 when they did not return from a fishing trip in northern Quebec. (montrealgazette.com) Plus d'info...

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Qantas, Jetstar Increase Routes

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As Australian Coronavirus travel restrictions start to ease, Qantas (QF) and JetStar (JQ) announced that they will start to increase their number of domestic and regional flights for June and July. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

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Assets of Miami Air are sold to Tomas Romero

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Tomas Romero, CEO of World Atlantic Airlines, has been successful in his bid to acquire the assets of defunct Miami Air International. The Southern District of Florida approved the sale of the assets on May 29, 2020. According to World Atlantic: “World Atlantic Airlines was originally born as Caribbean Sun Airlines in September of 2002 in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. In January of 2003, flight operations began utilizing Bombardier Dash 8-100 aircraft. The airline was set up out of necessity to… (worldairlinenews.com) Plus d'info...

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Delta Air Lines Retires MD-88, MD-90

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On Tuesday, Delta Air Lines (DL) retired its MD-88 and MD-90 aircraft earlier than previously planned,. The carrier accelerated the retirement schedule of both aircraft as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

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'It is so quiet': 21 passengers leave Gatwick in one day as air traffic halts

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On a typical day, 60,000 people fly out of Gatwick airport. Last Saturday, there were just 21. Across the three flights that took off, that means an average of seven passengers. Gatwick says that the figure – even lower than the 24 initially reported – is an outlier, but with a typical day currently falling anywhere between 100 and 400 passengers, the airport remains a ghost town. Just seven flights were scheduled at the airport on Tuesday, to and from Jersey, Dublin, Kingston, and Sofia. At… (www.theguardian.com) Plus d'info...

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Mokulele Airlines and Makani Kai Air announce merger

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Hawaii’s only two commuter airlines supplying scheduled flights have decided to merge operations as they battle COVID-19 fears and tourism lockdowns amid an increasingly competitive interisland landscape. Mokulele Airlines and Makani Kai Airlines announced today that they would begin merging operations this month. Richard Schuman, the founder of Makani Kai Airlines, will join the team at Mokulele as executive vice president, where he will oversee all operations across the state. (www.staradvertiser.com) Plus d'info...

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Turkish Airlines Introduces Hygiene Experts on Flights

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Turkish Airlines has announced the introduction of Hygiene Experts to ensure passenger safety in flight. The airline that would normally feature a chef for business class passengers on long-haul flights now has the purview of Hygiene Expert cabin crews who work as health inspectors, focusing on the enforcement of on-board hygiene and social distancing measures. Hygiene Experts monitor the usage of masks among passengers, ensure that masks are not all removed at once for food and beverage service… (airlinegeeks.com) Plus d'info...

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British Airways accused of exploiting coronavirus pandemic

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British Airways should be stripped of prized airport landing slots over its “ethically outrageous” ­treatment of workers, say MPs. Politicians of all parties yesterday condemned plans by the airline and Willie Walsh, chief executive of BA owner IAG, to axe 12,000 staff and rip up the contracts of those who survive. Some remaining staff face pay cuts of more than 50%, say unions. IAG has blamed the proposed redundancies on a slump in passenger numbers caused by the coronavirus pandemic. But… (www.mirror.co.uk) Plus d'info...

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Why the American Concorde Was a Supersonic Failure

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The 1960s were a heady time for air transportation. Not only were jet airliners all the rage—so too were SSTs, or supersonic transports. The Soviet Union had been the first to enter into the supersonic jet airliner age with their massive—and problematic—Tu-144 design. The French-Anglo Concorde project would follow just a few months later, and benefited from a more mature design, leaving the United States in the lurch. Not wanting to give up ground to the Soviets nor the Europeans, both Lockheed… (www.yahoo.com) Plus d'info...

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Airline Suspends Flights as Passengers Can't Meet COVID-19 Requirements

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Indonesia's largest airline will suspend flights from Friday, June 5 until further notice. "Lion Air Group's decision was based on considerations from an evaluation of previous flight operations, that many prospective passengers were unable to carry out air travel because they did not complete the required documents and conditions during the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic alert period," the airline said in a statement earlier this week. Impacted travelers can… (www.msn.com) Plus d'info...

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Today in Aviation: Philippine Airlines First Trans-Pacific Sleeper Service

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Today in Aviation, Philippine Airlines (PA) made its first transpacific sleeper service with a Douglas DC-6 airliner between San Francisco, California, and Manila in the Philippine Islands on June 4, 1948. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

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Embraer Is Looking At Developing A Brand New Turboprop

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In a June 1st earnings call, the CEO of Embraer confirmed that the aircraft manufacturer was looking at developing a brand new turboprop. The turboprop would be one project on which there could be plenty of room for a partnership with an outside entity. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

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AirAsia Flight Performed a Sharp Turn 223 Feet Above Ground Level Due to Wrong Runway Selection Before Takeoff

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Sydney, Australia - In a report released on June 2, 2020, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) said the pilot mistake caused the AirAsia flight to perform a sharp left turn 223 feet above ground level, below the minimum height for turns. (www.airlinerwatch.com) Plus d'info...

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How airport screenings have changed since the pandemic

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If airport screenings had changed because of the pandemic, Gene SirLouis hadn’t noticed, and he’d flown several times since the covid-19 outbreak. There were “no health questions, no thermal scans — nothing,” says SirLouis, a manufacturer’s representative from Washington, D.C. That, at least, was the case until he landed in Austin recently. There, passengers whose final destination was in Texas had to fill out a form for self-quarantining, he recalls. The rest were free to go. “[The… (www.washingtonpost.com) Plus d'info...

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Delta will restart automatic elite upgrades to first class and Comfort+

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Every airline is approaching social distancing differently. While most U.S. carriers are blocking middle seat assignments, few are going so far as the cap the number of tickets they’ll sell on each flight. Of the major U.S. airlines, only four — Alaska, Delta, JetBlue and Southwest — are capping ticket sales. On Wednesday, Delta became the first carrier to extend its social distancing policy through the summer. (thepointsguy.com) Plus d'info...

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Alitalia Boosts June, Q4 2020 Schedules

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Italian carrier Alitalia (AZ) announces the update for its June and Q4 2020 schedules, operating up to 36% more flights than in May. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

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Lufthansa Group Posts €2.1bn Loss for Q1

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The Lufthansa Group (LH) has released its financial results for the Q1 2020, posting a net loss of €2.1bn. The news comes as no surprise after the aviation industry has been in turmoil due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

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Swiss Air Lines Reports US$87.4m Loss for Q1

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As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the aviation industry, Swiss Air Lines (LX) has announced that it has incurred an operating loss of US$87.4m (CHF84.1m) for Q1 2020. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

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Potential International Partnerships Arise For Embraer After Boeing Fallout

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Brazilian planemaker Embraer confirmed Monday that it has entered talks with at least two potential new partners after its previous deal with American manufacturing giant Boeing fell through. (airlinegeeks.com) Plus d'info...

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American Airlines Plans Major Changes For Summer

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American Airlines plans major changes for summer. AA has increased domestic routes for the summer travel season, reopening Admirals Clubs, expanding flexible policies and continuing its enhanced cleaning, health and well-being procedures. (news.flightag.com) Plus d'info...

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Delta To Block All Middle Seats Until September 30th

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Delta Air Lines has officially confirmed that it will be blocking middle seats through September 30th (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

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Wizz Air Is Leading The Way With Automatic Refunds

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European low-cost airline Wizz Air has flown through the trickiest quarter in aviation history. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

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U.S. finalizes order allowing 15 passenger air carriers to suspend service to 75 airports

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The U.S. Transportation Department said late Wednesday it granted final approval to 15 airlines to temporarily halt service to 75 U.S. airports because of a lack of demand stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. Airlines must maintain minimum service levels in order to receive government assistance but many petitioned to stop service to airports with low passenger demand. (www.yahoo.com) Plus d'info...

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Pakistani aviation authority says PIA pilot ignored air traffic control

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Pakistani aviation authorities have told Pakistan International Airlines that the pilot of a passenger plane that crashed into a residential district of Karachi last month had ignored air traffic control's instructions for landing, a PIA spokesman said on Wednesday. The PIA Airbus A320 crashed on May 22 while trying to land after the pilots reported the loss of both engines. Ninety seven people on board were killed and two survived. At least one person was reported to have died on the… (www.msn.com) Plus d'info...

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Lufthansa Group increases frequency of flights from Brazil to Germany in June

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As of June 1, the company plans to offer more than 100 flights in June to expand the possibilities for connections from Frankfurt... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Plus d'info...

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Flagstaff City Council Abates Rents for Six Months For All Airport Tenants With CARES Act Funds!

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All tenants, private as well as commercial, had their hangar rents abated for six months using part of the $18.1 million the City of Flagstaff was awarded for the airport in the CARES Act. Due to very few restrictions placed on these funds, the City Council used the money to abate private aircraft owner's rent in the City owned hangars. Commercial tenants were to be the original recipients of the abatement as a result of economic loss incurred due to the sudden downturn in commercial air… (azdailysun.com) Plus d'info...

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Senate bill seeks FAA changes after 737 Max crashes

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The chairman of the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation has introduced a bill aimed at increasing aircraft safety in the wake of two fatal Boeing 737 Max crashes (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

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First Super Hornet Blue Angel enters flight test

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Boeing has delivered the first Super Hornet test aircraft for the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angel flight demonstration squadron. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) Plus d'info...

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Amazon Dives Into Weak Aircraft Market, Leases 12 More Planes

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The company announced Wednesday that it had leased 12 converted Boeing 767-300 passenger planes from Air Transport Services Group Inc. (finance.yahoo.com) Plus d'info...

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Greece Suspends All Qatar Airways Flights

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Greece has announced today the suspension of all flights to and from Qatar until mid-June after 12 of the 91 passengers on the Qatar Airways (QA) flight that landed in Athens yesterday tested positive for Coronavirus. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

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Doug Parker Flies Southwest Airlines And Gets Into A Conversation About Race

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Parker was reading White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism. During the trip the flight attendant sat down next to him, he was in an empty row, and she asked him how the book is. He told her he’s “half way through it’s really good” and that it “points out how important these conversations on race are.” (viewfromthewing.com) Plus d'info...

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Ryanair May Traffic Drops 99.5%

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Today Ryanair (FR) published its traffic statistics for the month of May, showing a 99.5% drop with only 0.07million passengers transported compared to 2019 (14.1 million). (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

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[VIDEO] Wizzair Restarts Belgrade Operations

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Wizzair has recently announced it has restarted operations out of one of its bases being Belgrade. The carrier has also outlined its plans for health and safety restrictions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. (www.youtube.com) Plus d'info...

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A Look From Above: The Airbus Facility in Hamburg (+Photos)

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One of Airways' regular contributors Dirk Grothe has this week sent in some photos from his photography flight over the Airbus facility at Hamburg Finkenwerder (XFW). (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

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Qatar Airways Confirmed Largest Operator During Pandemic

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With over 15,000 flights operated and 1.8 million passengers brought home, Qatar Airways (QR) establish itself as the biggest operator during the current COVID-19 pandemic. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

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Pilots are calling for people to 'buy plane tickets like you bought toilet paper' and book flights for after the coronavirus lockdown

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Pilots are putting out public pleas for people to start flying again, urging the world to "buy plane tickets like you bought toilet paper." Captain Chris Pohl, a Virgin Atlantic pilot based in Toulouse, France, and Charlotte Dielman, an EasyJet pilot based in Belgium, have both posted pictures of themselves on Instagram holding up messages encouraging people to take to the skies again when the coronavirus lockdown restrictions start to lift. (www.insider.com) Plus d'info...

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Greece halts Qatar flights after positive Covid-19 tests

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Greece has suspended flights to and from Qatar until mid-June after 12 passengers arriving in Athens on a Qatar Airways flight from Doha tested positive for Covid-19. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

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Jazeera Airways to Award 50,000 Free Flights to Kuwaiti Healthcare Workers

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Jazeera Airways (J9) is offering 50,000 free tickets to frontline healthcare workers. Flights will be redeemable throughout Jazeera’s 28 destinations served by its fleet of 14 Airbus A320 aircraft (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

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Emirates: "all bets are off" on Airbus A350, Boeing 777X and 787

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Gulf airline Emirates said it’s unable to commit to outstanding aircraft orders in light of the coronavirus crisis, casting doubt over a backlog worth tens of billions of dollars to Airbus and Boeing. (www.executivetraveller.com) Plus d'info...

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Air Canada Wants to Drop the Acquisition of Air Transat, Sources

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MONTREAL, CANADA - The ongoing global crisis is likely to hinder the acquisition of Air Transat by its competitor Air Canada. According to sources who are well-informed about the matter said that Air Canada would like the Federal government to intervene to block the transaction. (www.airlinerwatch.com) Plus d'info...

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WizzAir Abu-Dhabi To Be Bigger Than Initially Planned

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On June 3, 2020, WizzAir (W6) CEO József Váradi announced that subsidiary Abu-Dhabi’s (3L) original development plan will now see the addition of three more aircraft, bringing W6’s 3L fleet to a total of six (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

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Eastern Airlines Expands its Fleet With Boeing 777

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As carriers phase out parts of their fleets across the board, Eastern Airlines (EA) has decided to expand its fleet by acquiring one used Boeing 777-200ER. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

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Photos: The Unique Fleet Flying for Buffalo Airways

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Recently airlines have been retiring old and fuel in-efficient aircraft with major carriers such as American retiring five aircraft types and Delta sending its McDonnel Douglas fleet to early retirement. But there is one carrier that refuses to retire its older aircraft. Buffalo Airways, a carrier based in the city of Yellowknife located in Canada’s Northwest Territories, was founded in 1970 by Joe McBryan, a.k.a. “Buffalo Joe.” The carrier celebrated its 50th year of operations last month. The… (airlinegeeks.com) Plus d'info...

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See inside the 'Dutch Air Force One': a Boeing 737 private jet that the king of the Netherlands flies himself

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The Netherlands recently acquired a new VIP Boeing Business Jet 737 for its top government officials to use. The Dutch royal family, as well as high-ranking officials such as the prime minister, use the aircraft for state business including traveling overseas for state visits. King Willem-Alexander, as a licensed pilot, frequently flies the aircraft and it was revealed the royal was flying for fun as a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines co-pilot for 21 years. King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands is… (www.yahoo.com) Plus d'info...

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Trump bans flights from China to U.S. amid tensions over coronavirus, Hong Kong

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The Trump administration ordered a suspension of flights on Wednesday from China to the United States as tensions escalate between the two countries over the coronavirus and Hong Kong. The order, which takes effect June 16, stems from China's refusal to allow U.S. carriers to resume flying to China. Four Chinese airlines currently fly to China from the U.S.: Air China, China Eastern, China Southern and Xiamen. President Donald Trump imposed travel restrictions on China on Jan. 31 as the… (www.yahoo.com) Plus d'info...

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Air Canada Retires Last Mainline Boeing 767

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On June 2nd, 2020 Air Canada (AC) operated its last mainline Boeing 767 flight after operating the type for 38 years. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

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First Mobile Built Airbus A220 Performs Maiden Flight

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On June 2, 2020, the first A220 built at Airbus’ Mobile Facility in Alabama, took to the skies for the first time. The A220-300, bearing the test reg C-GPCA was in the air, for nearly 4 hours, covering just over 1000 miles before landing. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

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London City Airport to Resume Operations in June

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London City Airport (LCY) has today announced its plans to restart commercial operations by the end of June. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

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