Wednesday May 22, 2019

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Is the answer to MH370 a simple one

The following article on Malaysian flight 370 comes courtesy of Chris Goodfellow on Google+, he muses that the answer to the mystery may lie with something much more simple.

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Ryanair set to launch €10 transatlantic fares

Ryanair's chief executive Michael O'Leary reaffirmed his airlines plans for low-cost transatlantic travel, stating they had a business plan for the new model; but can it really work?

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Qantas to shed 5,000 jobs and 50 aircraft in new survival plan

Australian airline Qantas has announced a major cost reduction program that will see AUD $2Bn of costs removed, and 5,000 employees leave the business.

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Flybe adds six routes as it affirms commitment to Birmingham

UK based regional airline, Flybe has announced no less than seven new routes from Birmingham Airport in the UK Midlands. The announcement represents a major expansion for the airline and its operations at Birmingham, where it will now base an additional three 88-seat Embraer 175 aircraft.

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First US Airways aircraft repainted as American

The first US Airways aircraft to be repainted with the new Amercian Airlines livery went into service on Thursday, the airline said.

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Delta Air Lines reports $10.5Bn profit in 2013

Delta Air Lines has reported a very strong financial performance in 2013, with an operating profit of $3.4Bn USD. Net profit was $2.7Bn before special items, boosted to $10.5Bn after a favourable $8Bn income tax benefit in Q4.

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Lion Air seeks to convert 787s

Indonesia's Lion Air may seek to convert an order for five Boeing 787 Dreamliners into narrowbody 737's, before seeking new bids for aircraft with more than 250 seats.

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Ryanair concedes defeat to Italian trains

It's unusual for Ryanair to surrender to anyone. But it appears the Irish budget carrier has conceded defeat to the train in its attempt to operate a viable air service between Milan and Rome, Business Traveller reports.

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Vanilla Air reborn from ashes of AirAsia Japan

Vanilla Air, formerly known as AirAsia Japan, will take to the air later this month, having ironed out the problems of its predecessor, a joint venture between ANA Holdings and Malaysia's AirAsia.

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