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World Bank orders Argentina to pay $320 million for seizing a Spanish airline

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The World Bank's arbitration tribunal has ordered Argentina to pay $320 million plus interest and legal fees to Spanish travel group Marsans for expropriating its airline Aerolineas Argentinas SA in 2008, a local newspaper reported on Saturday. (www.yahoo.com) More...

St. Maarten beach-goer throws ball at incoming aircraft

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One week after a tourist lost her life at the airport in St. Maarten, another tourist was photographed throwing a ball at an incoming aircraft. (www.trymodern.com) More...

JetBlue passenger gets an in-flight feet surprise

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Forget "Snakes On a Plane" -- it was bare feet on a plane that recently made one airline passenger cry out for help. JetBlue passenger Jessie Char thought she hit the jackpot on her flight from Long Beach, California to her home in San Francisco when she had two open seats next to her. But to her horror, a passenger sitting in the row behind her placed her bare feet on armrests in Char's row. (www.cnn.com) More...

SriLankan Airlines lands in Hong Kong for first time

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SriLankan Airlines has launched five times weekly non-stop flights between Hong Kong and Colombo. The opening of the non-stop flight to Hong Kong is an important step in the national carrier of Sri Lanka’s expansion strategy in the Asia-Pacific region. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) More...

JetBlue plans new terminal at New York JFK

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JetBlue Airways is seeking a developer for a new terminal at New York JFK airport as the carrier targets expansion of its international facilities there. New York-based JetBlue has released a request for qualifications (RFQ) to developers. The terminal would be built in phases on the site of the former Terminal 6 and possibly the existing Terminal 7 at JFK, says the airline. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Incident: Condor B767 near Sondrestrom on Jul 20th 2017, smoke in cabin

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A Condor Boeing 767-300, registration D-ABUK performing flight DE-2064 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Las Vegas,NV (USA), was enroute at FL330 about 340nm north of Sondrestrom, Kangerlussuaq (Greenland) when the crew decided to divert to Sondrestrom due to smoke in the forward cabin (avherald.com) More...

S7 Airlines takes delivery of its first A320neo

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S7 Airlines, one of Russia’s leading carriers, member of Oneworld global airline alliance, has taken delivery of its’ first A320neo which is on lease from BOC Aviation. The aircraft is the first Airbus to feature the airline’s new livery and is also the first NEO to be operated in Russia. (www.webwire.com) More...

Unaccompanied child taken off overbooked easyJet flight at Gatwick

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EasyJet has opened an investigation after an unaccompanied child was removed from an overbooked flight from London Gatwick. The 15-year-old was taken from his seat on flight EZY8333 to Toulouse on Thursday morning, and left alone at the departure gate. (www.theguardian.com) More...

AirBaltic's Sixth CS300 Sets A New World Record

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Today, on July 21, 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic has set a new world record as its newest CS300 turnaround for the first commercial flight took only 50 minutes after delivery from Canada. (50skyshades.com) More...

Airlines charge you to bring on hand luggage as passengers told only paying extra guarantees it can come in cabin

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Passengers who fly with Jet2 have been told that they must pay an extra charge if they want to ensure that their hand luggage makes it on board the plane with them. Depending on the space available in the overhead lockers, those who have not paid the premium could be asked to put their cabin bags in the hold, rather than keep them with them for the flight . (www.airlineboarding.com) More...