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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

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.

Global aircraft lessor Avolon: China reopening boosts Q1 business

According to Reuters news, global aircraft lessor Avolon said on the 6th that China's reopening after relaxing epidemic prevention policies has boosted the level of global aircraft leasing and trading activities. Avolon said it added three customers and made 31 leasing transactions in the first quarter. Avolon CEO Andy Cronin (Andy Cronin) said in a statement: "As air passenger traffic continues to grow, and the impact of China's reopening drives the recovery of travel in the region, the momentum of the year has started well." At the end of the quarter, the company owned and managed a fleet of 578 aircraft and had orders and commitments for 252 fuel-efficient new technology aircraft.

Air India rolls out more maternity benefits for female staff

According to Simpleflying, Air India has revised its female employee policy to give new mothers more options and support after childbirth. The airline has reportedly extended maternity leave, now offering up to 26 weeks, compared to the previous 12 weeks. The policy provides new mothers with a more humane choice, allowing them to choose a more flexible flight plan until the child is one year old. It is reported that the policy is part of Air India's "MOMS-Returning Mothers Programme" and has come into effect on April 1.

Egypt plans to increase direct flights with China

According to Ahram Online, Egyptian Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Ahmed Issa said on the 4th that plans to increase direct flights between the two countries will receive more tourists from China in the next few years. According to Ahmed Issa at the "Egypt-China Tourism" professional seminar organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism, the marketing research conducted by the Ministry proved that there are a large number of Chinese tourists who want to visit Egypt. According to foreign media reports, Egyptian Tourism and Antiquities Minister Ahmed Issa previously announced that tourists from China can obtain entry visas upon arrival in Egypt.

Airline announces order for 12 A320neo family jets

 According to Airdata News, Azerbaijan's flagship airline announced on the 6th that it has reached a confirmed order with Airbus and will receive 12 A320neo series aircraft. Details such as delivery forecast have not yet been disclosed. Samir Rzayev, First Vice President of Flagship Airlines of Azerbaijan, said: “We are pleased to continue our mutually beneficial cooperation with Airbus on the modernization program of our fleet and intend to strengthen our bilateral partnership. The signed contract will provide our passengers with the most modern and Comfortable single aisle plane."

2023 Global Airport Brand Value Top 10 Chinese Airports 2 on the list

 On April 7, GYbrand, a brand value evaluation agency, released "The World's Top 10 Most Valuable Airports of 2023" (The World's Top 10 Most Valuable Airports of 2023). Among them, Paris Airport in France was rated as "the world's most valuable airport", London Heathrow Airport ranked second, and Singapore Changi Airport ranked third. It is worth noting that Beijing Capital International Airport and Shanghai Airport from China ranked seventh and eighth respectively.

Airbus wins super order for 160 aircraft in China

Airbus has won a large order of 160 aircraft in China. Airbus will build a second assembly line in China and develop new aircraft "The last time I came to Beijing was in November 2019 before the epidemic. It has been more than three years since now. I am very happy to finally be able to communicate face-to-face with Chinese partners and customers again." This is the second visit to China by Airbus CEO Faury with French President Emmanuel Macron. This afternoon, under the joint witness of Chinese President Xi Jinping and French President Emmanuel Macron, Airbus also signed an agreement with Chinese aviation industry partners A series of new cooperation agreements. These include signing a bulk purchase agreement with China Aviation Supplies Group for 160 Airbus aircraft, including 150 A320 series aircraft and 10 A350-900 wide-body aircraft, with a total value of about 20 billion US dollars; also with Tianjin Free Trade Zone Investment Co., Ltd., China Aviation Industry Group si

Dutch court rejects Schiphol's planned flight cuts

According to Reuters news, a Dutch court rejected the Dutch government's plan on the 5th to limit the number of flights at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport to 460,000 between 2023 and 2024. The Dutch government announced the decision in February, saying it was a temporary solution to reduce noise pollution and address other environmental concerns. (Related reading: IATA Questions Legitimacy of Reduced Flight Number at Schiphol Airport) In March, Dutch airlines took the government to court, saying cuts would harm operators, the Dutch economy and passengers, and failed to consider other viable solutions. The airlines also said the government's plan to limit the number of flights to 460,000 between November 2023 and October 2024 had not yet been properly vetted and they had already invested against the 500,000 cap agreed in 2015. The Dutch district court said in a preliminary ruling that the government "did not follow the correct procedure" in deciding to impose the rest

Boeing resumes 767 freighter deliveries

According to Reuters news, Boeing said on the 5th that deliveries of the wide-body 767 have been suspended for three months after being suspended due to supplier quality problems. Boeing was forced to halt deliveries of its 767F freighter and KC-46 tanker earlier this year after it discovered that a center tank made by a supplier was not properly sealed. Stan Deal, head of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said last week that the company would soon resume deliveries of the 767 Freighter. Stan Deal also said Boeing was "still evaluating the number of aircraft that would need to be reworked."

Passengers failed to get off the plane for more than 4 hours! The airline was fined $135,000!

According to Reuters, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) fined British Airways $135,000 on the 5th for failing to ensure that passengers disembarked in time during a tarmac delay in 2017. The DOT said the fine stemmed from a December 2017 British Airways flight from Austin, Texas, to London that left passengers stranded on the tarmac in bad weather for more than four hours without disembarking. According to a regulation, passengers must be allowed to disembark if a U.S. domestic flight is delayed for more than 3 hours on the tarmac and an international flight is delayed for 4 hours. In addition, the U.S. Department of Transportation said in January that it plans to impose higher penalties on airlines and other agencies that violate consumer protection rules, saying it is necessary to stop all violations.

Tragedy! Two workers die after falling into gutter at US airport

 At around 11 a.m. local time on April 3, an accident occurred at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, USA. Two workers died after falling into a gutter and being trapped. Kennedy International Airport in the United States stated that an order to stop the construction of the airport has been issued immediately after the accident. The local port authority said in a statement that the two workers were Francisco Reyes, 41, and Fernando Lagunas Pereira, 28. Workers are "relocating utility lines near the thermal power plant to support increased energy demand from JFK's ongoing development," and said flights to and from the airport have not been affected. The accident is still under further investigation.

Airbus is negotiating a new round of aircraft orders with Chinese airlines

Airbus is negotiating a new round of aircraft orders with Chinese airlines ahead of French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to China, government and industry sources said, according to Reuters. According to Bloomberg News, people familiar with the matter revealed that Airbus is trying to sell multi-billion-dollar wide-body jets to China, and the deal may be reached as early as this week. The order involves A350 and A330neo models. Negotiations are still ongoing. The number of aircraft may be dozens, and the choice of models is constantly changing. The negotiations between the two parties may end without an agreement. Airbus declined to comment on the itinerary of Airbus senior management or the progress of negotiations on the new order. According to previous reports, China's three major airlines plan to purchase 292 Airbus aircraft for a total of US$37.257 billion.

All Nippon Airways system down, passenger travel blocked

Based on reports from Japanese media such as the Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK) on the 3rd, the domestic line system of the Japanese airline "ANA" experienced a "big downtime" that day. Since about 2:10 p.m., ticket purchases, Procedures such as appointment and check-in procedures, and even passengers holding tickets of the company cannot enter the security check area. ANA has temporarily switched to manually assisting passengers in check-in. The reason for the crash is not yet clear. There may be delays or cancellations of flights. For example, in the departure hall of Tokyo Haneda Airport, passengers who cannot check-in can be seen. ANA apologized to passengers for this on its official website.

Buy expensive air tickets and get refunds?

According to USATODAY reports, Google has launched a pilot feature: real-time attention to air ticket prices and online ordering, and can refund the difference to passengers once the fare price of the booked air ticket drops before departure. Select U.S. domestic flights and some international flights departing from the U.S. will display a new Price Guarantee badge on Google Flights, meaning you'll be eligible for a refund if the price drops. A statement from Google said: "If you see a flight with the Price Guarantee sign, it means we're confident that the price you're seeing today won't go any lower before departure. We monitor prices every day until departure and if The price drops and we refund the difference to you via Google Pay. Now you can book with confidence." At present, Alaska Airlines (Alaska), Hawaiian Airlines (Hawaiian Airlines) and Spirit Airlines (Spirit Airlines) are Google's main partners. Google representatives said they hope to expand

Former U.S. President Trump arrives in Manhattan, New York

According to Simpleflying news, former US President Donald Trump took off from Florida on the 3rd local time in his private jet Boeing 757. After a three-and-a-half-hour flight, he landed at LaGuardia Airport in New York and finally arrived in Manhattan, New York. Trump Tower. Trump reportedly bought the plane in 2011 for $100 million. Trump is expected to stay in Trump Tower tonight, leave New York immediately after being arraigned on the 4th, and return to Mar-a-Lago, Florida, to address his supporters.

ANA system failure causes 153 domestic flight delays

ANA announced on the 4th that the system failure that occurred on the 3rd caused a total of 153 domestic flights to be delayed by more than 30 minutes. The travel of about 20,000 people has been affected. The worst delay was 2 hours and 18 minutes. It has now been changed to an alternative system, and it returned to normal on the 4th except for the delay of two flights in the morning. A system failure caused the reservation and sales of domestic flight tickets and the check-in procedures at airports across the country to be unable to go through around 2:10 p.m. on the 3rd, which lasted for about an hour. Affected by this, a total of 55 flights were canceled on the 3rd. AIRDO (Sapporo City), Star Air (Kitakyushu City), and SolaseedAir (Miyazaki City) using the same system were also affected by the same, and have now been repaired. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism instructed airlines on the 3rd to try to find out the cause. Foreign Minister Tetsuo Saito said at

American Airlines cancels two planned routes to China

According to FlightGlobal, American Airlines has removed two planned routes to China from its flight schedule. American Airlines called the move "suspended" and said it will make more adjustments to its China flights this year. American Airlines originally planned to launch two new routes to China in October: from Seattle to Shanghai Pudong International Airport, and from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport to Beijing Daxing International Airport. American Airlines said: "We have adjusted the 2023 winter flight schedule for China. This year, the company will continue to adjust the flight plan according to changes in market demand and government regulations."

CBP proposes new rules for passengers entering and leaving the country

 According to Viewfromthewing, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection CBP submitted a proposal requiring all passengers on U.S. flights to provide their address in the U.S., two phone numbers and email addresses. Any passenger who fails to comply or fails to provide the above information will be denied boarding. machine.

Sichuan Airlines' A350 panda-themed flight is super cute to start the summer flight season!

  On March 31, the B-325J/A350 aircraft wearing panda paintings carried out the 3U8884 Beijing Capital-Chengdu Shuangliu flight. Sichuan Airlines launched a panda-themed flight activity on the plane, inviting passengers to enjoy a "summer" travel. The cabin environment, catering supply, service process... The panda elements that can be seen everywhere on the plane have surprised many passengers. As the "Global Promotion Ambassador of Giant Panda Culture", the flight attendants of Sichuan Airlines conducted question-and-answer interactions in the cabin and gave out airplane models, panda dolls and other gifts. At present, Sichuan Airlines already has three A350 panda-themed painted aircraft. In this summer flight season, Sichuan Airlines plans to operate 21 international/regional routes, with an average daily inbound and outbound flights of about 24 flights. The A350 Panda fleet will also help fly the "Panda Road" international routes.

No pay rise, or strike!

 The 'strike wave' is spreading across Europe, with strikes and protests intensifying recently, with many employees unhappy about the high rate of inflation and unmatched pay.   Italy   On 2 April local time, air traffic services staff at more than 40 airports across Italy went on strike to demand better pay. The strike resulted in a large number of flights being delayed or cancelled on the day, affecting the travel of around 200,000 passengers. The strike involved air traffic controllers, navigational intelligence personnel and aviation meteorologists. The strike lasted from 1pm to 5pm on the same day, with a large number of flights cancelled. The main demands of the strike were to protest against the shortage of staff and the excessive workload of air traffic service staff and to demand an increase in staff salaries in line with price increases.   As a result of the strike, ITA and Eurowings have issued notices of flight cancellations due to the strike. UK   Strikes have been

Italian air traffic service workers stage nationwide strike

On April 2, local time, air traffic service personnel at more than 40 airports across Italy went on strike to demand higher wages. The strike caused a large number of flight delays or cancellations that day, and about 200,000 passengers were affected. Participating in the strike that day were air traffic control personnel, aeronautical information personnel and aviation weather personnel. The strike lasted from 1 pm to 5 pm that day, and a large number of flights were cancelled. It is reported that the main appeal of this strike is to protest against the shortage of manpower and the excessive workload of air traffic service personnel, and to demand an increase in staff salaries according to rising prices. According to the March inflation data released by the Italian National Bureau of Statistics, the core inflation rate excluding energy and fresh food, which have relatively volatile prices, increased to 6.4% from 6.3% in the previous month. The price index of food, household and person

Sri Lanka plans to sell the airline to buyers from Russia

According to the Russian Satellite News Agency, Bandula Gunawardana, Minister of Roads, Transport and Mass Media of Sri Lanka, said in an interview with the Satellite News Agency that the Sri Lankan authorities plan to sell the national airline, SriLankan Airlines (SriLankan Airlines). Airlines), the buyer may be from Russia. Bandura Gunawadna also noted that the country's authorities hope to find a good buyer for the airline. He also explained why SriLankan Airlines is not flying to Russia now: insurance issues. It said: "The airline has a problem with insurance: Once they solve this problem, they will try to fly to Russia again. I think it will fly to Russia in the near future."

17 Spanish airports face ongoing strikes by ground staff

According to TimeOut, some of Spain's busiest airports are facing strikes by workers at ground handling and cargo handling company Swissport. From February 27 to April 13, the union called for a series of 24-hour strikes by workers every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Seventeen airports in Spain will be affected, including Barcelona, Madrid, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Malaga and Valencia. Ground staff of airlines such as Ryanair and easyJet that are not part of Swissport will not be affected by the strike.

"Jointly promote the sustainable development of the aviation industry"

The 10th Arabian Aviation Summit was recently held in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. More than 800 representatives from aviation, tourism and other fields from various countries gathered together to discuss the sustainable development of aviation and tourism. During the summit, round table discussions on "The State of Aviation and Tourism Development in Arabia", "Aviation Economy in the Context of Sustainable Development" and "Sustainability of Aviation, Travel and Tourism" were held. At present, in order to accelerate the realization of the United Nations' 2030 sustainable development goals, all parties are actively participating in the international aviation emission reduction negotiations to promote the green development of the aviation industry. Many countries are also promoting practical cooperation in the fields of sustainable aviation fuel and clean energy application in airports.  At ICAO’s 41st Assembly last year, ICAO members unanimous

2 dead in light plane crash in Australia

According to, on April 2 local time, a light aircraft crashed in a remote area of Queensland, Australia, and two people have been confirmed dead. The white-and-green Piper Cherokee plane was carrying Riley Coulter, the son of a senior Mackay District police officer, and his pregnant wife, Marley, the Courier Mail reported. Queensland police wrote in a statement: "A light aircraft has crashed and a man and a woman have died." Police and emergency services searched for the plane shortly after 11 am on the 3rd. The plane took off from Natal Downs, North Queensland, at around 2 pm local time on the 2nd, and was originally scheduled to arrive at Lakeside Airport in Bloomsbury at 5 pm.

Sri Lanka wants to expand air traffic cooperation with Russia

According to the Russian Satellite News Agency, Sri Lankan Transport Minister Bandura Gunawadena said in an interview that Sri Lanka hopes to expand cooperation with Russia in the field of transportation and air traffic. Gunawardena said: "Sri Lanka plans to develop cooperation with Russia in the field of transportation, including expanding cooperation in air traffic and overall traffic." Russia and Sri Lanka resumed flight operations previously suspended due to the seizure of the Aeroflot passenger plane in October 2022. After the flight resumed, the Sri Lankan people greeted the first Russian plane to arrive in the country with dances and flowers. On June 2, 2022, Aeroflot's Airbus A330-300 was seized in Sri Lanka, and Aeroflot soon suspended its flight to Colombo. The Russian Foreign Ministry protested to the Sri Lankan ambassador to Russia. Later, the Sri Lankan court ruled that the dispute between Aeroflot and Ireland’s Celestial Aviation Trading 10 Limited was of a

Russian media: Many Middle Eastern airlines have resumed accepting Russian Visa and MasterCard payments

According to the Russian "Izvestia" newspaper, several airlines in the Middle East have resumed accepting Russian Visa and Mastercard payments, including Emirates, Air Arabia and flydubai. According to the report: "Airline companies in some Middle Eastern countries have begun to accept Visa and MasterCard cards issued by Russian banks. Tickets of Emirates, Air Arabia and Dubai Air can be paid with Russian bank cards. Previously, Turkish Airlines customer service also offered to provide this service.” It is reported that Russian bank cards can now be used to pay for Air Arabia tickets through the Russian Faster Payment System (FPS). The message shows that customers need to book a ticket first, and then contact customer service to get a payment link, and the payment will be made through the airline's representative in Russia. The company's customer service center told Izvestia that the handling fee for each ticket will be 6 percent of the total amount. In addition,

Mexican plane shakes violently after being hit by food truck

A few days ago, an A320 passenger plane of Viva Airlines in Mexico was hit by a catering truck at the airport, causing damage to the fuselage. Viva Airlines flight VB1058 operates a flight from Mexico City to Guadalajara Airport. At Guadalajara airport, the rear of the plane's fuselage was hit by a catering truck. The video shows that the impact was relatively strong and the fuselage shook. Fortunately, no one was injured in the accident.

2 dead, 1 injured in hot air balloon fire

Two people were killed and one injured when a hot air balloon caught fire in Mexico on April 1, the Associated Press reported. The incident took place at a famous hot air balloon ride in Teotihuacan, Mexico. Videos on social platforms showed people falling (or jumping) from the gondola after the hot air balloon burst into flames. It is understood that a 50-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman died. One girl suffered burns and a broken arm.

Iberia to hire 2,145 new employees

According to Reuters, a spokesman for Spain's Iberia Airlines said that the company plans to recruit 2,145 employees in the first half of this year to cope with Easter and summer travel peaks. The spokesman said 100 new pilots and 442 flight attendants would be recruited, with the rest ground staff. By the end of 2022, Iberia Airlines will have nearly 17,000 employees.

1,400 security staff strike at Heathrow Airport for 10 days

Due to the high level of inflation and the increasing cost of living, there have been strikes in many parts of the UK caused by wage disputes.  On March 31, local time, due to the final breakdown of the negotiations to resolve the salary dispute, about 1,400 security personnel at Heathrow Airport in the United Kingdom began a 10-day strike that day until the evening of April 9. The United Kingdom union said that the strikers were mainly security personnel at the airport's Terminal 5, which is only used by British Airways. Security staff have demanded pay rises amid persistently high inflation in the UK, but talks between unions and airports on March 30 failed to agree on a significant increase. According to the British Sky News Channel reported on March 31, the strike will cause serious delays or interruptions to flights. British Airways said it would cut 32 flights a day during the strike, equivalent to 5% of its flight schedule, and stop selling tickets for flights on strike days

Airlines cut flights in response to FAA staff shortage

JetBlue Airways is set to reduce its weekly flights in the New York area this spring and summer in response to a shortage of air traffic controllers, a measure that will have a financial impact on the airline, its chief executive said.  Last week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) unveiled a new plan to help avoid a repeat of the 2022 flight disruptions by reducing flight requirements for airline takeoff and landing rights by 10 per cent to avoid congestion in the New York area and Washington DC, nbc reported. It will run from May 15 to September 15.

EVA Air purchases five additional 787-9

  EVA Air has just announced the acquisition of five additional 787-9 Dreamliners to further reduce the carbon footprint of its fleet and achieve sustainable growth. EVA currently operates 10 787s, including four 787-9s and six 787-10s, and the 787 fleet brings greater flexibility to its long-haul routes. This new order brings EVA's 787 reserve order to 16 aircraft.

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