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Finnair Increases Traffic To Asia

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Finnair increased its’ traffic from Helsinki to Asia by 65 000 passengers during the first seven months of 2010. A total of 755 000 passengers traveled from Helsinki to Asia during the period from January to July. That’s 65 000 more than during the same period in 2009. Helsinki airport could record double digit percentage increases in the number of travelers to seven of the airport’s nine destinations in Asia in this period compared with last year. Full-year forecast indicates 1.2 million Asian travelers. – Notably, Seoul rose 62 percent…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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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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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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Finnair is letting 620 employees go

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A strike broke out at Helsinki Vantaa airport after Finnair announced that they’re going to subcontract the ground support to contractors and give notice to 620 employees. -“By creating solutions based on strategic alliances, we can transform fixed costs to variable costs and focus on Finnair’s core business” says CEO Lars Heinonen. The tasks will move to companies Barona or Suomen Transval. Baggage handling is on temporary agency Barona, which is said to be the main reason for a utmarsch among employees on Monday. The strike continued well into Tuesday…read more

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Japan Airlines offered one billion U.S. dollars in order to leave Oneworld

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Skyteam member Delta Airlines offers distressed Japan Airlines one billion U.S. dollars in order to leave the Oneworld airline alliance in favour of Skyteam. Skyteam group wants to save Japan Airlines, if they leave Oneworld and joins Skyteam instead. Delta plans to open routes to Japan and would like to secure cooperation with a Japanese airline. The offer from Skyteam consists of Skyteam buying shares of Japan Airlines for 500 million U.S. dollars and 300 million U.S. dollars would ensure that any losses the airline could make by switching alliances…read more

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