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Frontier Airlines Making Passengers Pay 'COVID Recovery' Surcharge

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Frontier Airlines is now making passengers pay a "Covid Recovery" surcharge. The charge is intended to offset costs such as "increased sanitation and cleaning onboard the aircraft and in the airport, shields at the ticket counters and gate areas, and personal protective equipment for employees," according to the airline's site. (abcnews.go.com) Mehr...

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FAA Provides $8 Billion in Airport Rescue Grants

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The U.S. Department of Transportations Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $8 billion in grants to keep U.S. airport workers employed, construction projects going and help U.S. airports recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding for the grants comes from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 President Biden signed into law on March 11, 2021. (www.einnews.com) Mehr...

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Aviation Stats Update: June 22, 2021

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"As many countries within Europe start to ease restrictions due to COVID-19, commercial airline traffic surges upwards, as Europe has seen a +78% increase in travel from May 1st to June 20th (from 6,826 to 12,119 flights)." -Daniel Baker, CEO, FlightAware (blog.flightaware.com) Mehr...

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Jet Airways Revival Plan Approved

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After a long-awaited hearing, India’s Jet Airways (9W), is back. The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has approved its revival plan. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

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Deep Dive: Interview With Flair Airlines CEO Stephen Jones

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Flair Airlines (F8) has drastically changed the aviation market within Canada, offering competitive fares on popular routes. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

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Inland Empire Set for Post-Pandemic Boom

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In his State of the City speech, Mayor John Valdivia proclaimed that the city “is strong fiscally for the first time in many, many years.” (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

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U.S. Airlines See Busiest Pandemic-Era Travel Week

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The pandemic caused many challenges for the airline industry, such as restructurings, route suspensions and multitudes of cancellations. However, after a busy Father’s Day weekend, carriers are optimistic about their post-COVID recovery. According to JetTip, last week was the busiest pandemic-era week thus far for airports and airlines, which saw record passenger numbers and increased fleet utilization. (airlinegeeks.com) Mehr...

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Egyptair Airbus A330-200 Takeoff from Kuwait City

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Egyptair Airbus A330-200 Takeoff from Kuwait City on its way to Cairo International Airport (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

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Airlines, Aviation Unions Call For Harsher Penalties For Unruly Passengers

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A coalition of airlines and major aviation unions have come together to ask U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to take a stand on harsher penalties for unruly passengers. Since Jan. 1 of this year, the Federal Aviation Administration has received approximately 3,000 reports of unruly behavior by passengers, including about 2,300 reports of passengers refusing to comply with the federal face covering mandate. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) Mehr...

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Q&A: Delta Air Lines VP talks cargo-led strategy

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Delta Air Lines has lagged in focus and investment on cargo, but the company is awakened to the revenue possibilities during the coronavirus crisis. (www.freightwaves.com) Mehr...

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Viral video of man flying in his homemade drone is incredible – but not new

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The astonishing but enigmatic video was posted on an f-word named Reddit subgroup Saturday by someone known only as u/MechanicOpposite445518. The minute-long footage shows a bundled-up gent seated between four large aluminum hoops, each strung up to hold 18 two-foot-ish long propellers. Pilot and craft then rise from the lawn, hover around a bit, and after performing a 180 or two (and nearly blowing the Christmas lights off the house) set back down. (dronedj.com) Mehr...

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Delta And Virgin Atlantic Launch Digital Health Passport Amid Reopening Push

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Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic are not giving up on a potential reopening of travel between the United States and the United Kingdom. The two airlines recently launched a built-in digital health credential that the carriers are billing as a blueprint for the reopening of transatlantic travel. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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United CEO warns of possible pilot shortage

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United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby said on Sunday that the U.S. could face a possible pilot shortage. During an interview with "Axios on HBO," Kirby said the United States could face the shortage because the military is not producing as many pilots as it did previously. (thehill.com) Mehr...

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Delta pushes back against American Airlines on a key competitive route

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Delta Air Lines is putting up a fight on a very competitive 958-mile route. Over the weekend, the Atlanta-based carrier filed a notable route update: service between Austin (AUS) and Cincinnati (CVG) will now resume on Sept. 8, 2021. That’s instead of the previously scheduled date of March 1, 2022, per Cirium schedules. (thepointsguy.com) Mehr...

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U.S. FAA launches program to help staff voice aviation safety concerns

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WASHINGTON, June 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said Monday it has launched a program to help make it easier for staff overseeing Boeing (BA.N) and other airplane manufacturers to report safety concerns. (www.reuters.com) Mehr...

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Delta to hire 1,000 pilots as pandemic recovery continues

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Delta Air Lines plans to hire 1,000 pilots by next summer as it continues to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, Atlanta-based Delta cut more than 1,800 pilots from its payroll through early retirement packages and put about 1,700 junior pilots on inactive status. The cutbacks contributed to staffing issues that led Delta to cancel hundreds of flights around Thanksgiving and Christmas last year. The airline had more staffing challenges over Easter this year. (www.ajc.com) Mehr...

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Alliance Aviation eyes bigger role after pandemic windfall

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Alliance Aviation says the 30 new planes it will add to its fleet by May next year are just the start of its long-term expansion plans. The air services provider has powered through the turbulence of the past 18 months and now sees a major role for itself in Australia’s post-pandemic airline market. (www.smh.com.au) Mehr...

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Air France and Wizz CEOs spar over airline regulation

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PARIS (Reuters) - Traditional airlines need more time to recover before full competition for airport slots is restored, the head of Air France-KLM said on Monday, drawing a sharp response from Wizz Air counterpart Jozsef Varadi. (www.reuters.com) Mehr...

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EU antitrust regulators to decide on AerCap's $30 bln GE deal by July 26

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BRUSSELS, June 21 (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators will decide by July 26 whether to clear a $30 billion bid by Ireland's AerCap (AER.N) to buy the aircraft leasing business of General Electric (GE.N), a European Commission filing showed on Monday. (www.reuters.com) Mehr...

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Spirit Airlines coming to Manchester airport this fall, serving Florida cities

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After years of effort, Manchester-Boston Regional Airport has finally lured a new budget airline, Florida-based Spirit Airways, and officials hope it marks the start of the airport’s rebirth after a decade of decline. (www.concordmonitor.com) Mehr...

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Boeing Delivers a Single 787 Built Last Year — But Still Awaits FAA Approval to Resume Broader Deliveries

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Boeing delivered a 787 Dreamliner to Turkish Airlines on Friday, the first handover of that jet in more than five weeks. However, that plane was issued its airworthiness certificate and cleared for delivery last fall. That was before 787 deliveries were initially halted in October following the discovery of defects at the fuselage joins on some aircraft due to a manufacturing issue. (www.seattletimes.com) Mehr...

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U.S. FAA launches program to help staff voice aviation safety concerns

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The survey, conducted in late 2019 and early 2020, quoted one anonymous FAA employee as saying there was a message of, "Don't rock the boat with Boeing." (www.reuters.com) Mehr...

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Qantas B789 at Sydney on Jun 21st 2021, gear problem on departure

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A Qantas Boeing 787-9, registration VH-ZNH with 119 people on board, was climbing out of Sydney's runway 16R when the crew stopped the climb at 9000 feet reporting a gear issue (www.aeroinside.com) Mehr...

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Wizz Air’s CEO Wants The Return Of Airport Slot Rules

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Wizz Air CEO Jozsef Varadi has condemned Air France CEO’s comments about the use-it-or-lose-it slot rules. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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Canada Not Ready To Relax India Flight Ban

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Canada is not planning to relax its India travel ban any time soon. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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Pictures and Video: Southwest unveils a special livery for its 50th anniversary

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The American low-cost specialist unveiled the "Freedom One" livery on June 18, on one of its Boeing 737-800s at the Houston-William P. Hobby airport. The painting features 50 stars and 13 red and white stripes, a high-flying tribute to 50 years of Southwest Airlines. (www.airlinerwatch.com) Mehr...

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Air France and SNCF to operate an additional 7 “Train + Air” services

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For over 25 years, Air France and SNCF French Railways have been offering their customers a service allowing them to combine train and air travel in the same reservation. Called “Train + Air”, it is used every year by more than 160,000 customers to and from Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly airports. (www.aviation24.be) Mehr...

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A Ryanair plane takes off early in Toulouse and forgets about fifty passengers

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They were ready, on time at the airport, but the plane left without them. This Saturday, June 19, around fifty passengers on a Ryanair flight were unable to board the aircraft, the latter having taken off in advance, reports the Midday Dispatch . This rather rare incident took place at Toulouse Blagnac airport. (news.in-24.com) Mehr...

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FedEx Has Retired The World’s Last Active Commercial MD-10-10F..

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Memphis-based logistics giant FedEx has closed the book on a chapter of airfreight history. Earlier this month, the company retired the last of its, and indeed the world’s, aging McDonnell Douglas MD-10-10F cargo aircraft. Let’s take a look back at the plane’s history. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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The Story Of S7 Airlines’ Airbus A310 Fleet

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Russia’s S7 Airlines has one of commercial aviation’s most striking liveries. Its all-green paint scheme has been applied to a wide variety of aircraft over time, of which one such design has been the Airbus A310. The carrier operated this model for a decade in the 2000s and 2010s, totaling nine examples across two variants. Let’s examine the story further. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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ANA Flies Domestic Boeing 787-8 Flight Using SAF

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An All Nippon Airways (ANA) Dreamliner winged its way from Tokyo to Osaka late last week using a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) that blended traditional jet fuel with fuel made from microalgae. The flight came on the same day ANA publicly reinforced its good environmental, social responsibility and governance practices. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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American Airlines canceling hundreds of flights through mid-July in part due to labor shortages

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American Airlines is canceling hundreds of flights through at least mid-July as the company strives to maintain service in the midst of massively increasing travel demand while the coronavirus pandemic continues to recede in the United States, according to a spokesperson from the airline. (www.cnn.com) Mehr...

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Portland: A City Of Opportunities For Alaska Airlines

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Portland International Airport (PDX) is a base for Alaska Airlines and the home airport for the largest city in Oregon. When also factoring in its regional operations, Alaska Airlines is the largest airline at the airport and serves more destinations than any other carrier in the city. However, there is still room for growth. Alaska Airlines envisions a growing commitment to the airport and giving it even more importance in its network, according to Brett Catlin, vice president of network and… (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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When Amelia Earhart Became The First Woman To Fly Across The Atlantic

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Today marks 93 years since Amelia Earhart first landed after flying across the Atlantic Ocean. The American pioneer was truly a trailblazer in the early days of aviation, and her trip from Newfoundland to South Wales in 1928 was one of her key breakthroughs. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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Delta Airlines Cancellation Policy, Avoid Fee: Definitive Guide

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Cancel Airline Ticket Within 24 hours of Booking: You must change your airline ticket within the first 24 hours from the time of booking to avoid additional charges. Flight Cancellations: Sometimes airlines cancel your flights and this generally happen because of bad weather, mechanical problems, or other unexpected problems. In this case, you don’t need to pay any change reservation ticket fee. Plan Changes: You can Change flight without fee, in the event, if your Delta flight is subject to a… (aviationrepublic.com) Mehr...

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Ikar Pegasfly B767 Veers Off Runway

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On 17th June, an Ikar Pegasfly Boeing 767-300 experienced a runway excursion upon landing at Simferopol Airport, Crimea, Russia. According to the AvHerald, the 21.9 year old aircraft, with registration VP-BMC (samchui.com) Mehr...

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Alaska Airlines grows with Boise, launching new flights and adding more routes

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON — Alaska Airlines keeps growing in the dynamic city where it has long been the largest carrier. The airline is now launching daily nonstop service between Boise and Chicago O'Hare, and Boise and Austin along with new nonstop routes between Boise and Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport in Washington, and Boise and Phoenix. (www.airlinerwatch.com) Mehr...

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Is KLM committed to rail-air services?

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Many national airlines across mainland Europe are expanding rail-air services as we have reported on numerous occasions. Yet as we have reported previously, KLM of The Netherlands has been slow to adopt the concept. Judging by what KLM’s CEO Pieter Elbers told Skift recently, things are unlikely to change anytime soon. (www.businesstraveller.com) Mehr...

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Lufthansa Eurowings holiday unit to ramp up faster than planned

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BERLIN, June 17 (Reuters) - Lufthansa’s new holiday flights-focused subsidiary, Eurowings Discover, will ramp up operations faster than expected this year, starting at the end of July with a flight from Frankfurt to Mombasa, Kenya, the airline said on Thursday. (www.reuters.com) Mehr...

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British Airways considers quitting Gatwick airport permanently

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According to a report in The Telegraph, British Airways is considering leaving London Gatwick for good. A review has reportedly been launched into the mechanics of concentrating all mainline flights at Heathrow. Why? What a surprise – it’s the slots. (www.headforpoints.com) Mehr...

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Elon Musk’s 3,000 Mph Rocket Test Aims To Disrupt Airline Travel

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SpaceX's primary goal is to conduct missions to Mars, but they also plan to use their Starship rocket in other areas such as point-to-point flights on Earth. These flights are planned to take place at hypersonic speeds, as SpaceX plans for its rocket to escape the Earth's atmosphere and then use associated benefits to travel faster than traditional airplanes. (wccftech.com) Mehr...

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Airspeeder completes the first test flight for its electric flying race car

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Electric air racing just took a significant step forward. The Verge reports that Airspeeder recently completed the first test flight for its electric flying race car, the Alauda Aeronautics Mk3. A remote pilot flew an uncrewed version of the eVTOL aircraft over southern Australia with the country's Civil Aviation Safety Authority watching over the test. (www.engadget.com) Mehr...

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A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 and a Cargolux Boeing 747 collided on the ground

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A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 and a Cargolux Boeing 747 collided on the ground at Chicago-O’Hare Airport (www.airlive.net) Mehr...

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THY B777 near Winnipeg on Jun 14th 2021, cracked window

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Crew reported a technical problem and requested to return to Los Angeles. About 7 minutes later the crew advised they had a cracked window (www.aeroinside.com) Mehr...

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Japan wants to have a role in a Supersonic Transport

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Japan wants to have a role in a Supersonic Transport. A consortium of leading aerospace companies and institutions wants to develop technology for an SST and have it available by 2030, it said on June 16. (airinsight.com) Mehr...

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Air France continues to renew its fleet and welcomes ‘Aubusson’, its 10th Airbus A350

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The aircraft, registration F-HTYK, rolled off the Airbus assembly line in Toulouse and took off for Paris-Charles de Gaulle, where it will operate on the airline’s long-haul routes. (www.aviation24.be) Mehr...

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How to Change or Cancel a United Airlines Flight- Standy, Policy & Fee

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United Airlines Flight Change: United Airlines will allow you to change certain eligible flights but if your fare is not unrestricted you will be forced to pay a fee that will depend on your route. Most flights will not allow you to make a change for free. If you decide to change your flight on your own, you can do this in two ways: Go to the United Airlines official website and click on “My Trips” to find the flight you wish to change. Click on “Change flight.” When you decide on what you… (aviationrepublic.com) Mehr...

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Hundreds of American Flights Cancelled Due to Reported Pilot Shortage

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American Airlines canceled over a hundred flights on Saturday and canceled hundreds of others in advance after a shortage of crew left the airline unable to operate some of its summer route network. Originally reported by View From the Wing, American’s cancelations come as U.S. airlines continue to ramp up flights in preparation of a travel demand resurgence throughout the busy summer travel season. Throughput at Transportation Security Administration checkpoints totaled almost 2.1 million on… (airlinegeeks.com) Mehr...

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"Flying bum" airship concept updated with motors powered by fuel cells alongside diesel engines

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UK aviation company Hybrid Air Vehicles has updated its "flying bum" Airlander 10 concept with a lower-carbon version featuring electric motors powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The latest version of the airship will produce "75 per cent fewer emissions than conventional aircraft in similar roles," the company claimed. The aircraft, which will be able to carry 100 passengers on short-haul routes when it goes into production, will still feature two diesel engines. (www.dezeen.com) Mehr...

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'If you see a deal, you should buy it': Frontier Airlines CEO

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The sky's the limit, according to Frontier Airlines (ULCC) CEO Barry Biffle. "Bookings have been surging for several months." Biffle told Yahoo Finance Live, "If you're planning on going somewhere, you need to book it, because, you know, people are literally going to run out of seats." (finance.yahoo.com) Mehr...

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