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Airlines, Government Set for Debate Over Terms of Aid

When President Donald Trump signed the over $2 trillion stimulus package known as the CARES Act into law on March 27, he, in conjunction with a bipartisan group of legislators, touted the success of setting aside hundreds of billions for small businesses, large businesses in troubled industries and consumers, alike. While concessions were made by both sides during the negotiations, the largest aid package in history sailed through Congress with barely a hiccup. But that proved to be only the…

Qantas Inks Pay Deal with Pilots for ‘Project Sunrise’ Flights

The much-publicized ultra-long-haul flight that involves routes from Sydney and Melbourne to London, Paris and New York dubbed as 'Project Sunrise' is a done deal as Australian International Pilots Association (AIPA) have reportedly agreed with the new pay deal with Qantas according to the Sydney Morning Herald. AirlineGeeks in February…

Vancouver Seaplanes Damaged in Attempted Theft

Three seaplanes in the Vancouver Harbour have been damaged after an attempted theft. Local police received a call around 3:30 p.m. local time on Friday morning of a person attempting to steal a Seair deHavilland Beaver seaplane. When the police arrived, the attempted thief had escaped, but not before damaging…

British Airways Starts Codeshare with Royal Air Maroc

British Airways and Royal Air Maroc have announced a new codeshare agreement which will allow new routes across Morocco including Casablanca and Agadir.  It will also give customers more flight flexibility between London Heathrow and Marrakesh. Casablanca also serves as an ideal hub for connections onto other Royal Air Maroc…

Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737 Overruns Runway in Istanbul

A Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 has been involved in an accident following a landing at Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Turkey. The flight, operating PC-2193, took off from Izmir, Turkey at 5.45 p.m. and arrived at around 6:20 p.m touching down on runway 06. However, TC-IZK, an 11-year-old aircraft, touched down…

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…

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…