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Air Canada files challenge over Onex’s C$3.5 billion buyout of rival WestJet

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MONTREAL (Reuters) – Air Canada (AC.TO) has challenged Onex Corp’s (ONEX.TO) proposed acquisition of WestJet Airlines (WJA.TO), on grounds that the deal may not meet the country’s ownership rules, according to a letter sent by the carrier to the Canadian Transportation Agency. FILE PHOTO: Two Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircrafts are seen on Read More

Ryanair has no flight disruptions from UK pilots strike

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DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ryanair (RYA.I) flights to and from Britain were running as scheduled as some of its British-based pilots began a three-day strike which the airline said it did not expect to disrupt any travel on Monday. Widespread strikes over pay and conditions a year ago forced Ryanair to cancel hundreds of flights, hitting Read More

Hong Kong protesters’ mission: Destroy, destruct and disappear

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The wave of anarchy sweeping Hong Kong is being fuelled by increasing frustration as protesters grow in confidence and hone their tactics. The anti-government sentiment is so strong, it can attract thousands of people to turn out on a Sunday morning to besiege the international airport. And all this despite court injunctions, riot police and Read More

Bye-bye lowcosters? Merkel’s sister party calls for extra tax on cheap European flights

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Budget airlines may fall victim to climate protection in Germany as the Bavarian sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) has proposed new punitive tariffs targeting cheap flights within Europe. “I want climate protection instead of competitive prices,” Christian Social Union (CSU) leader Alexander Dobrindt told Bild newspaper. The official added that €9 Read More

Malaysia’s AirAsia cuts Airbus A330neo order plans, adds A321XLR

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FILE PHOTO – Tail of AirAsia X plane as seen at the Garuda Maintenance Facility AeroAsia in Tangerang, Indonesia, September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Beawiharta KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s flagship budget airline AirAsia Group Bhd (AIRA.KL) slashed its plans for Airbus SE (AIR.PA) A330neo orders by nearly two-thirds to 12, but said it would order 30 Read More

Avianca to pack more seats into planes as part of recovery plan, executive says

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A logo of aviation company Avianca is pictured at the headquarters building in Bogota, Colombia August 29, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez BOGOTA (Reuters) – Latin American airline Avianca AVT_p.CN will look to increase the number of passengers it can fit into a plane without enlarging its fleet as part of its efforts to overcome ongoing financial Read More

Drone disruption? Climate activists to target London’s Heathrow airport

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LONDON (Reuters) – British climate change activists said they would disrupt London’s Heathrow airport with toy drones from Sept. 13, a step they hope will ground flights and put pressure on the government to take tougher steps to reduce carbon emissions. FILE PHOTO: A Singapore Airlines Airbus A380-800 passes over homes in Waye Avenue as Read More

United Airlines moving its Boeing 737 MAX jets to short-term storage in Arizona

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FILE PHOTO: United Airlines planes, including Boeing 737 MAX 9 models, are pictured at William P. Hobby Airport in Houston, Texas, U.S., March 18, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott CHICAGO (Reuters) – United Airlines (UAL.O) is starting to move its 14 Boeing 737 MAX jets to short-term storage in Phoenix, Arizona, which has better weather for stored Read More

Aviation industry labor shortage hits Canadian companies trying to replace grounded Boeing jets

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MONTREAL (Reuters) – A global shortage of pilots and mechanics is preventing some Canadian aviation service companies from meeting the needs of airlines and other customers scrambling to secure replacements for grounded Boeing 737 MAX jets. FILE PHOTO: Grounded Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are seen parked in an aerial photo at Boeing Field in Seattle, Read More

Russian company taking Boeing to court in first lawsuit over 737 MAX planes

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A Russian aircraft leasing company has filed a lawsuit in Chicago against Boeing to cancel its purchase of the grounded 737 MAX planes in the first court case of its kind after two deadly air crashes involving the planes. Avia Capital Services is seeking to terminate a contract for the purchase of 35 Boeing 737 MAX Read More