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Cascade of Events Led to Last Year’s Austin Incursion

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concluded that a near-collision between a Southwest Boeing 737-700 and a FedEx Boeing 767-300 at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport last year stemmed from a combination of factors, including limitations in air traffic control technology and…

Etihad Airways, China Eastern Tie-Up in New Joint Venture

On Wednesday, Etihad Airways published an announcement about inking an agreement on a joint venture with China Eastern Airlines. The event follows a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by both airlines in December 2023 in Shanghai. The Strategic Alliance Present…

Nigeria Clears 98% of Airlines’ Blocked Funds

Nigeria has emerged as a noteworthy example in the repatriation of revenue from international airlines operating within its borders. At its peak in June 2023, blocked funds in Nigeria totaled $850 million, significantly impacting airline operations and finances. However, by…

Fiji Airways to Transition Into Full Oneworld Member

Fiji Airways, the flag carrier of the Pacific nation of Fiji, will join the oneworld alliance as its 15th full member. The carrier, already a oneworld connect partner, announced the move during the IATA Annual General Meeting. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"]…

A Next-Generation Suite and the World’s Lightest Seat: Highlights from…

The 2024 edition of the annual Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) was held last week from May 28-30 in Hamburg, Germany. Not only is the event a platform for suppliers and airlines to meet, but it is also an opportunity for…