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A380 Continues To Strain Airbus

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Airbus owner EADS said that aircraft deliveries will be the same in 2010 as they were in 2009. The order book stood at around 416 billion euros at the end of the first quarter. Gross orders will be between 250 and 300 aircrafts during the year according to the company. Revenues during the first quarter amounted to 9.0 billion euros, against the expected 8.8 billion, according to Bloomberg News. The adjusted EBIT result for the first quarter was EUR 0.2 billion (0.4). The company expects that the A380 project will…read more

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SAS Loses Almost 90 Million US Dollars Due To Volcanic Ash

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SAS expects to have lost between 80 and 90 million US Dollars due to the volcanic ash from Iceland. Large sums have been spent to pay for alternative transportation and reimbursement of expenses for the passengers’ hotel stays, meals and more. The sum also includes actual booking losses up to and including May 7. -“This is a natural one and therefore an event that can not be insured against in our industry. Together with our trade association AEA, we work for compensation from the EU and the Scandinavian countries, based…read more

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Pegasus Airlines Open Low Cost Route Between Stockholm & Istanbul

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The Turkish airline Pegasus Airlines, follows Turkish Airlines in their footsteps by opening a low-cost route to Istanbul. Earlier this year it was announced that Turkish Airline’s low cost division Anadolujet would open a route between Stockholm and Istanbul. It would be trafficated four times a week. Pegasus now choose to do the same thing. On 11 June Pegaus are starting this new route with four flights a week – all of them in the middle of the night. Flights take off from Stockholm Arlanda Airport 2:45 and arrive 7:10…read more

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Continental Airlines & United Airlines Are Discussing A Merger

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As a sign of the current times when many airlines are having a hard time showing proftis, Continental Airlines and United Airlines are in a meeting about a possible merger between them. If the airlines merge, they will pass Delta Air Lines to form the world’s largest airline. Negotiations for a merger began earlier this month, but airlines were already in similar talks two years ago, but those didn’t amount to anything. Now, however, they have reached the point where they have decided that United Airlines will be the surviving…read more

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EU Airline Blacklist Updated

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As of 1 April, the infamous EU blacklist of airlines got updated. Air Koryo is once again able to fly into the EU with two aircrafts that comply to the international standard of safety rules. The other planes in Air Koryos fleet is however still forbidden from entering EU. TAAG Angola Airlines are also allowed to fly to other airports in Europe, but under specific conditions. All airlines from Sudan blacklisted  because of the country’s poor aviation safety plant operations. The same fate is suffered by all airlines from the…read more

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15600 Employees Dismissed By Japan Airlines

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Asia’s largest airline is expected to cut workforce by 30 percent over the next three years. Every third employee of Japan Airlines is expected to become redundant in the failing Japan Airlines over the next three years. Salaries and benefits will also be lowered and subsidiary JAL Hotels will be sold out, writes the Japanese news agency Kyodo. The country’s newly appointed Finance Minister, Naoto Kan, last week said he expects the authorities in charge of the case will give financial aid to rescue the troubled airline.

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World’s First Armani Hotel To Open In Dubai

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In about two months, Armani Hotels will open its first hotel located in the world’s tallest building. Armani Hotel Dubai, designed by Giorgio Armani, opens on 18 March. The hotel is built in the newly opened Burj Khalifa, formerly known as Burj Dubai, aims to become the most exclusive hotel in Dubai even eclipsing Burj Al Arab and the mighty Atlantis. The hotel is the first in a series of branded Armani Hotels & Resorts. Sister hotels are also going to open in Milan, Marrakech and in the Egyptian Marassi….read more

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Good Deal Stockholm To Hong Kong

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At the moment Turkish Airlines has a good deal for flight tickets between Stockholm and Hong Kong during the beginning of 2010. Price is approximately 3900 SEK / 550 USD. The booking class is G. Example dates… Out            Return 19 jan      4 mar 2 mar     17 mar 5 mar     20 mar 9 mar     24 mar 10 mar     18 mar 10 mar     17 mar 13 mar     21 mar 24 mar     7 apr 26 mar     4 apr 30 mar     17…read more

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Louis Vuitton Special-Order Casino Trunk

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The luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton has introduced its exclusive collection in launching its latest Maison at One Central Macau. The new premium shopping location will feature the first-in-the-city ready-to-wear fashion accessories. However, on top of the launches is the new special-order Casino Trunk, which will be exclusively pre-launched at One Central Maison for the opening. This prime location best reflects its proximity to some of the most glamorous gaming and hospitality / resort establishments, the new Maison, the first in the city carrying ready-to-wear, welcomes customers with ultimate luxury…read more

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Richard Branson And Virgin Galactic’s Spaceship Is Ready For Take Off

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Richard Branson’s new spaceship that will take the first tourists into space on a larger scale was presented in the Mojave desert at the beginning of this week. The 300 prospective passengers who have paid an advance of about $20000 (total cost is about $200000) for their tickets were there along with press from around the world. The first tourists are going to be sent into space in 2011. Before that happens, the new spaceship called Spaceship Two, is going to be tested on the space base currently being built…read more

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