Monthly Archives: December 2020

Aeromexico Airline and Pilots Union Still At Odds Aviation Feature, Aviation News

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Aeromexico airline and pilots union, Asociación Sindical de Pilotos Aviadores de Mexico (ASPA) which represents Mexican pilots, are still at odds over current negotiations. Agreement is necessary in order for the airline to meet the commitments and objectives required by bankruptcy lenders allowing the company to access subsequent disbursements under the Senior Debtor in Possession Credit Facility (DIP Financing).
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Airbus urges ‘appropriate’ EU response to new US tariffs Aviation Feature, Aviation News

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Airbus SE urged EU government in Brussels to issue an ‘appropriate’ response to the newly announced US trade tariffs.
European multinational aerospace giant also warned that new tariffs on aircraft parts could and most likely will backfire on US workers.

The bitter EU-US trade row over aerospace subsidies to plane makers Airbus and Boeing is set to further escalate in 2021, as the US Trade Representative’s office (USTR) unveiled plans to raise duties on French and German wines as well as “aircraft-related parts.” It is not clear when the new tariffs will be introduced, while the rate of the levies has not been revealed so far. 
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India asks airlines not to fly Chinese passengers into the country Aviation Feature, Aviation News

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Indian authorities have informally requested all domestic and international air carriers not to fly any Chinese passengers into India.
India’s strong retaliatory move comes after China’s not-so-subtle push to stop Indian nationals from flying into China, something that has only tightened since November.

While flights between India and China are currently suspended, Chinese nationals eligible to travel as per current norms for foreigners have been doing so by first flying to a third country with which India has a travel bubble.
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JetBlue rings in the New Year with new Airbus A220-300 jet Aviation Feature, Aviation News

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JetBlue today announced it has formally taken delivery of its first Airbus A220-300 aircraft, marking the start of a new era for the airline’s fleet. The aircraft – tail N3008J – is scheduled to arrive at JetBlue’s home at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) this evening from Airbus’s U.S.
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Qatar Airways announces launch of four weekly flights to Seattle Aviation Feature, Aviation News

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Qatar Airways is pleased to announce it will bring forward the launch of its four weekly flights to Seattle from 15 March to 29 January 2021. The airline will operate a four-times weekly service operated by its state-of-the-art Boeing 777 featuring 42 seats in Business Class and 312 seats in Economy Class.
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World Tourism Network urges Kuleana for 2021 Aviation Feature, Aviation News

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Responsibility Creates Opportunities
Tourism is going through a tough new reality that needs a new response
For those of us in the sector, we do not need short-term fixes, we don’t need open borders yet, and we cannot promote international travel at this time. Politically and also economically this is a hard pill to swallow.
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AirAsia India Stakes Sold for $38 Million Aviation Feature, Aviation News

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Air India has been in the news recently regarding being sold by the government. Air India, headquartered in New Delhi, India, is the flag carrier airline of the country. It is owned by Air India Limited, a government-owned enterprise, and operates a fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft serving 102 domestic and international destinations.
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Dozens killed and wounded in Aden International Airport attack in Yemen Aviation Feature, Aviation News

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According to the regional news sources, at least 27 people were killed and dozens were injured in the attack on Aden International Airport in Yemen.
An explosion and automatic gunfire erupted as Yemeni new government’s plane landed at Aden International Airport. Local footage shows the chaotic scenes that resulted.
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Aeromexico: Significant progress with union agreements Aviation Feature, Aviation News

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Grupo Aeroméxico, S.A.B. de C.V. reports that significant progress has been made in Collective Bargaining Agreement (Contratos Colectivos de Trabajo) negotiations with its unions, progress that was necessary to face the adverse effects caused to the airline industry by the global COVID-19.
As of today, the Company has satisfactorily concluded negotiations with the Sindicato de Trabajadores de la Industria Aeronáutica, Comunicaciones Similares y Conexos de la República Mexicana (STIA) and with the Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores al Servicio de las Líneas Aéreas, Transportes, Servicios, Similares y Conexos Independencia (Independencia).
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New OTT Airlines makes maiden flight from Shanghai to Beijing Aviation Feature, Aviation News

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The OTT Airlines, a newly-founded subsidiary business run by China Eastern Airlines (CEA), made its maiden Shanghai-Beijing flight.
The flight was completed by an ARJ21, the first turbofan regional passenger jetliner produced by China, which is able to carry as many as 90 passengers.

The ARJ21 airliner features comfort of trunkliners.
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Alaska Airlines says no to emotional support animals Aviation Feature, Aviation News

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Following recent changes to U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) rules, Alaska Airlines will no longer accept emotional support animals on its flights. Effective Jan. 11, 2021, Alaska will only transport service dogs, which are specially trained to perform tasks for the benefit of a qualified individual with a disability. 

Earlier this month the DOT said it will no longer require airlines to make the same accommodations for emotional support animals as is required for trained service dogs. Changes to the DOT rules came after feedback from the airline industry and disability community regarding numerous instances of emotional support animal misbehavior which caused injuries, health hazards and damage to aircraft cabins. 
“This regulatory change is welcome news, as it will help us reduce disturbances onboard, while continuing to accommodate our guests traveling with qualified service animals,” said Ray Prentice, director of customer advocacy at Alaska Airlines.
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Russian Aeroflot resumes Warsaw passenger flights Aviation Feature, Aviation News

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Press secretary of the Warsaw Chopin Airport announced that Russia’s flag carrier Aeroflot has resumed commercial flights to Poland’s capital city of Warsaw.

The first direct flight of Aeroflot from Moscow since spring has arrived at the capital of Poland on Saturday.
“Aeroflot flights will be made every Saturday from December 26 to March 27, 2021,” the press secretary said.
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