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First A321 Freighter Takes To The Sky For Qantas Freight

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The first A321P2F (passenger-to-freighter) conversion has taken to the skies thanks to a joint venture between Airbus and ST Engineering. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Air Transat Flies 7600km Airbus A321LR Transatlantic Flight

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On Monday morning, Air Transat Flight TS690 landed in Athens, Greece, having flown all the way from Montreal, Canada. The one-time service was operated by a narrowbody Airbus A321LR and covered over 7,600 km. (simpleflying.com) More...

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If It Ain’t Boeing – I Ain’t Going. The Iconic Boeing 707 Story

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If it ain’t Boeing – I ain’t going is quite a bold statement. However, consider the context at the time. This was the beginning of the jet age – with the de Havilland Comet becoming a synonym for “mid-air explosion”, the Boeing 707 came at the right time. Douglas and SUD were lagging behind and introduced their DC-8 and Caravelle jet aircraft a year later than the 707. The Tupolev Tu-104 was behind the iron curtain. Because of this, it had no chance to impact anything culturally outside the… (www.aerotime.aero) More...

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Delta To Take A New A220 Every Day This Week

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There might be a travel downturn, but you wouldn’t know it at Delta Air Lines. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Delta, United and Alaska Airlines have banned more than 900 passengers for not wearing masks

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With airlines imposing mandatory mask requirements on flights amid the coronavirus pandemic, many unhappy passengers have made headlines for being removed from flights for refusing to wear a mask. And with some carriers keeping no-fly lists of passengers who violated the policy, it is now clear that more than 900 passengers have been banned from airlines because of their refusal to put on a mask. Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said in a Thursday memo to employees that 460 people are now banned… (www.msn.com) More...

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Almost 200 European Airports Face Insolvency

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Traffic must pick up in the coming months for these small regional airports to survive. (www.reuters.com) More...

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A321 converted freighter debuts with Australia Post

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Qantas is the first company to operate an Airbus A321 converted freighter. It's customer is the Australian postal service. Find out why this aircraft is in demand. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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How Finnair Is Preparing To Transport The COVID-19 Vaccine

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As optimistic voices say that there may be an approved COVID-vaccine before the end of the year, the race is on to ensure its safe and efficient transportation. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Singapore Airlines has cancelled its proposed 'flights to nowhere' after criticism from environmental campaigners

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Singapore Airlines (SIA) has made a U-turn on its proposed no-destination flights. (www.insider.com) More...

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1 Airline Is Already Recovering From COVID-19

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For most airlines, the pain of the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. Cash burn has slowed compared to the spring, but revenue remains at a fraction of 2019 levels and breakeven is months away (at best). Furthermore, it could take three years or more for many airlines to return to their 2019 size. Mexican budget airline Volaris (NYSE: VLRS) is one of the few exceptions to the rule. In fact, the carrier's recent third-quarter earnings report should bolster investors' confidence that… (www.msn.com) More...

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Spirit Airlines' New Loyalty Program Is a Long-Term Earnings Tailwind

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Last week, Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) unveiled long-expected changes to its Free Spirit loyalty program and co-branded credit cards. The redesigned offerings -- set to launch in early 2021 -- are designed to increase customer engagement. If Spirit succeeds, rising cash flow from its loyalty and credit card programs could become an important driver of long-term earnings growth for Spirit Airlines. Let's take a look. An outdated loyalty program Spirit Airlines executives have been talking… (www.msn.com) More...

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SARS-CoV-2: Should the Middle Seat Stay Empty?

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Risks of contracting the virus reduces by >50% when the middle economy seat is empty for a two hour flight. (medrxiv.org) More...

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Saudia Takes Delivery Of 5th Boeing 787-10 After Delay

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Saudi Arabian Airlines (or Saudia) has received its fifth Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner. HZ-AR28 is the aircraft’s registration number. The delivery was delayed due to an earlier mechanical problem which saw it towed back to Boeing’s Charleston workshop. The reason for the earlier delay was undisclosed. (simpleflying.com) More...

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