During the peak period of China-France passenger flights, 33 flights will be implemented on the same day!

On April 7, the People's Republic of China and the French Republic issued a joint statement. Among them, Article 21, China and France support the airlines of the two countries in a coordinated manner between the civil aviation departments of the two countries to resume the implementation of the "Air Traffic Agreement between the Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of the French Republic" signed on June 1, 1966 and Relevant aviation rights arrangements are the goal, and air connectivity will be restored to pre-epidemic levels as soon as possible. Airlines of the two countries should enjoy fair and equal opportunities when operating flights between China and France.  The two countries support deepening people and economic exchanges, including visa facilitation for private sector personnel and business people from both countries. According to the data of Fei Changzhun, the peak period of passenger flights between China and France is September

Explosion near Iraq's Sulaymaniyah International Airport, no casualties

According to CCTV news client news and local media in Iraq, on April 7, local time, an explosion occurred near Sulaymaniyah International Airport in Iraq. The explosion did not cause casualties, but it caused a fire.  The staff of the local civil defense department arrived immediately. The fire was on scene and brought under control.

Dubai plans to restart $33bn airport expansion

Expansion works at Dubai Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) appear to be set to resume, according to Simpleflying. Officials are discussing restarting the $33 billion construction project, according to a report from MEED, people familiar with the matter said.  Additionally, partners and stakeholders have been informally notified to prepare for the resumption of the project.  The project started slowing in 2019 as Dubai's economy faltered from plunging oil prices, before the outbreak halted progress entirely. One of the factors driving the resumption of the project is the increase in passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport. Passenger traffic is expected to be about 78 million in 2023, slightly lower than the 86 million in 2019, and to fully return to pre-epidemic capacity in 2024.  One of the problems that Dubai International Airport may face is that, with only two runways, it may be difficult to cope with the increasing demand for aircraft movements as passenger traffi

Continued shortage of U.S. air traffic controllers prompts more U.S. airlines to cancel flights

According to Simpleflying, in response to the ongoing shortage of air traffic controllers, major US airlines are considering measures to reduce summer flight schedules, Recently, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued guidelines for airlines operating in New York and Washington, D.C., raising concerns that ongoing air traffic controller shortages could lead to an increase in delays of up to 45% by 2023. %. To prevent delays and disruption to the busy summer season, major airlines including American, United, Delta and JetBlue plan to cut flights at New York's John F. Kennedy (JKF), LaGuardia (LGA) and American Airlines also said it would reduce flights from LaGuardia and Newark. In an interview with CNBC, JetBlue Airways CEO Robin Hayes confirmed the decision, noting that this is a "precautionary measure to avoid travel chaos this year", "We don't want to reduce flights. I'm sure no airline wants to cancel flights."

The FBI exercise made an own goal! Wrongly captured pilot was detained and tortured for an hour

According to the DailyMail report, at around 10:00 p.m. local time on April 4th, the FBI and the US Department of Defense went to the wrong room during an exercise due to intelligence errors. As a result, a Delta Air Lines pilot was detained for no reason. And was interrogated for nearly an hour. According to an FBI official told DailyMail, FBI agents were assisting the Department of Defense in conducting a simulation exercise that day. The purpose of the exercise was to "simulate the situations that may be encountered in the deployment environment." Agents broke into his room on the 15th floor of the Revere Hotel in Boston, handcuffed the pilot and put him in the shower. Amazingly, the pilot was handcuffed for more than 45 minutes before agents realized they had the wrong guy, removed his handcuffs and apologized. Hotel security allegedly contacted Boston police immediately after learning of the incident, but no one was injured. The FBI released a statement to DailyMail: &qu

470 aircraft orders! Air India announces completion of first phase of five-year transformation plan

According to the "Financial Times", Air India announced today that the company has completed the first phase of the five-year transformation plan. The first phase of the airline's transformation journey focuses on solving the airline's legacy problems and laying the foundation for future growth. In terms of key investments, Air India placed a historic order for 470 aircraft and announced a $400 million refurbishment of existing aircraft. In terms of staff, cabin crew and other functions recruited a total of more than 3,800 employees to support growth and improve the customer experience. Air India has also accelerated fleet expansion, taking delivery of 36 leased aircraft in 2022-23, including 11 wide-body aircraft. That helped the airline add six new international routes while increasing frequency on another 24 routes.

Lufthansa sells catering service provider LSG

According to Reuters news, Lufthansa said on the 5th that the company will sell the remaining part of the airline catering service provider LSG Group (Lufthansa Sky Kitchen) to private equity firm Aurelius. Lufthansa hopes the move will allow it to focus more on its core aviation business, which Chief Financial Officer Remco Steenbergen said could further improve profitability and returns on capital in that area. Lufthansa and Aurelius said the deal is expected to close in the third quarter. No details on the sale price are currently available.

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