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An aircraft similar to the one involved in the crash of flight PS752. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Iran Admits It ‘Unintentionally’ Shot Down Ukrainian 737 in Tehran

In a military statement publicized by its state media this Saturday, Iran admitted it "unintentionally" shot down the civilian 737-800 of Ukraine International Airlines in Tehran last Wednesday, reported the Associated Press. https://twitter.com/AP/status/1215845397614276611 According to the statement, reports the AP, the aircraft was mistaken as a so-called "hostile target" after turning towards a "sensitive military center" of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, being the local military is at the “highest level of readiness." The incident happened hours after the Iranian retaliation…

Air France Allowing Customers to Vote on Environmental Project

Air France is giving customers a chance to vote for an environmental project to be funded by the airline's carbon offset charge. The offset charge has allowed Air France to take part in reforestation, forest preservation and renewable energy projects to help increase the carbon intake from the atmosphere, leading…

U.S. Intelligence Alleges Ukraine International Flight Accidentally Shot Down

U.S. intelligence officials have revealed their belief that Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, which crashed moments after departing Tehran on Wednesday, was accidentally shot down by a Soviet-built surface-to-air missile operated by the Iranian military. The crash occurred soon after the Iranian military launched missiles at U.S. and coalition forces…

Italian Carrier Ernest Airlines Suspends Operations

Italian low-cost airline Ernest Airlines has announced it will be suspending operations as of Jan. 13, 2020. According to a statement published on the airlines’ website, the Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) will be suspending Ernst’s Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) on that date and it will only be restored “following…

IATA Forecasts Industry Profit Growth in 2020

The fears of a recession on the horizon have become widespread in recent months as market analysts around the world point to a variety of supposed indicators that arguably predict an imminent market downturn. But even as millions across the world begin to worry and some industries begin to brace…

Hong Kong Airlines Meets Government Deadline, Tries to Begin Turnaround

The government of Hong Kong on Monday presented struggling carrier Hong Kong Airlines with an ultimatum: Find the money to pay its employees by Dec. 7 or risk having its operating license suspended or even revoked. The next day, the airline's chief executive officer released a statement vowing to take…

Boeing Rolls Out 737 MAX 10

Boeing has unveiled the latest model of the 737 MAX series aircraft to its employees at an event in Renton, Wash. The Boeing 737 MAX 10 is the newest and largest variant of the 737 MAX aircraft, with the ability to hold up to 230 passengers in a single cabin…

Hawaiian Airlines Set to Become Next U.S. Airline to Face…

Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants dealt their employer a major defeat on Wednesday when they voted to authorize a strike if negotiations between union and company representatives continue to prove unfruitful. Nearly 96 percent of union members participated in the vote which, according to the union, was approved by 99.9 percent…

How American’s New Codeshare Deal Could Open Up oneworld Passengers’…

The African continent has long been one of the markets that is least-permeated by U.S. airlines. On the surface, that seems sensible, given the continent's location had made flying there impossible until recent decades and the fact that both American and international multinational corporations have tended to place headquarters almost…

Air India Makes Some Progress Towards Privatization

It is now expected that the official expression of interest for privatizing Air India should be done by the end of November, after a delay of a month in the drawn-out process for privatization. The committee overseeing the privatization was supposed to have it ready by the end of October…