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Germanwings Pilots To Strike After Talks Break Down

August 28, 2014

Lufthansa said talks with pilots over an early retirement scheme had ended without an agreement, leading to strike action on Friday that will affect thousands of people coming back from summer holidays.
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Germanwings Pilots To Strike After Talks Break Down

Qantas Posts Record AUD$2.8 Bln Full-Year Loss

August 28, 2014

Qantas Airways on Thursday reported its biggest financial loss ever after taking a AUD$2.6 billion (USD$2.4 billion) write-down due to a company restructure that includes a re-valuation of its fleet.
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Qantas Posts Record AUD$2.8 Bln Full-Year Loss

Virgin Australia Annual Net Loss Triples

August 28, 2014

Virgin Australia's annual net loss has tripled, hit by excess market capacity and one-off charges, adding that it would not give guidance for the current financial year because of an "uncertain economic environment."
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Virgin Australia Annual Net Loss Triples

Malaysia Airlines Posts Q2 Net Loss Of USD$98 Mln

August 28, 2014

Malaysia Airlines has reported another financial loss and warned of poor second-half earnings, as passenger bookings dropped in response to the loss of two aircraft in separate disasters this year.
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Malaysia Airlines Posts Q2 Net Loss Of USD$98 Mln

Malaysia, Australia To Share MH370 Search Costs

August 28, 2014

Malaysia said it will share with Australia the cost of the next stage in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, in the hope of unlocking modern aviation's greatest mystery.
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Malaysia, Australia To Share MH370 Search Costs

JAL Orders 32 MRJs In USD$1.5 Bln Boost

August 28, 2014

Japan Airlines has agreed to buy 32 Mitsubishi Regional Jets worth around USD$1.5 billion, giving Japan's first domestically manufactured commercial passenger plane in half a century a sales boost.
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JAL Orders 32 MRJs In USD$1.5 Bln Boost

Aeroflot Swings To H1 Net Loss

August 28, 2014

Aeroflot has reported a RUB1.9 billion ruble (USD$52.4 million) net loss for the first half of 2014, compared to a RUB45 million ruble profit a year ago due to an economic slowdown and one-off items.
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Aeroflot Swings To H1 Net Loss

Qantas Converts Airbus A320 Orders To A320neos

August 28, 2014

Qantas has converted orders for 21 Airbus A320s into the re-engined A320neo variant and deferred the delivery by four years.
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Qantas Converts Airbus A320 Orders To A320neos

Ryanair To Make Non-Binding Offer For Cyprus Air

August 27, 2014

Ryanair has moved a step closer to making an offer to buy Cyprus Airways and may make a firm offer early next year if this is approved by the Cypriot government.
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Ryanair To Make Non-Binding Offer For Cyprus Air

Air France Suspends Flights To Sierra Leone

August 27, 2014

Air France has suspended flights to Sierra Leone on the advice of the French government, the airline said.
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Air France Suspends Flights To Sierra Leone

UK To Give Airlines 26.4 Million CO2 Permits

August 27, 2014

Britain will hand its airlines 6.6 million free carbon allowances a year to help reduce the cost of meeting their obligations under Europe's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) from 2013-2016.
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UK To Give Airlines 26.4 Million CO2 Permits

Ryanair Scraps Bag Fees For Business Travel

August 27, 2014

Ryanair is ditching charges for checked-in bags on some fares in an attempt to attract business passengers who have tended to shun the airline.
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Ryanair Scraps Bag Fees For Business Travel

ICAO To Trial Risk-Warning Plan For Airlines

August 26, 2014

The ICAO will launch two pilot projects designed to help airlines and states better share information about risks in conflict zones.
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ICAO To Trial Risk-Warning Plan For Airlines

Dispute Over Reclining Seat Causes Flight Diversion

August 26, 2014

A midair argument between two passengers over the use of a device that stops the seat in front from reclining caused a Newark-Denver flight to be diverted to Chicago over the weekend.
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Dispute Over Reclining Seat Causes Flight Diversion

American Airlines Pulls Fares From Orbitz

August 26, 2014

American Airlines on Tuesday pulled its fare listings from online travel sites operated by Orbitz because the companies failed to agree on terms for a new contract.
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American Airlines Pulls Fares From Orbitz
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