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Lufthansa wants to help, not take over, Air Berlin: Bild

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Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) sees no limit to the number of planes and crews it could lease from Air Berlin (AB1.DE), its chief executive told German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, amid criticism that support for its ailing rival is a stealth takeover attempt. "We already support Air Berlin, in that we have leased 38 planes and set them on our routes. I can imagine, however, that we would expand this cooperation and lease further Air Berlin planes and crew," Carsten Spohr said. (uk.reuters.com) Mer...

Wizz Air opens first UK base at Luton Airport

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Wizz Air has opened its first UK base at London Luton Airport. Wizz will base one of its new Airbus A320 aircraft at the airport, increasing operations to 42 routes from Luton, including three new services to Tel Aviv, Prishtina and Kutaisi. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) Mer...

Embraer expects demand for commercial aviation over the next 20 years

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The worldwide jet fleet in service in the segment of 70 to 130+ seats will increase in operation in 2016 to... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mer...

Pilot urges prayers as 'technical issue' forces turnaround

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An AirAsia X flight to Malaysia from Perth, Australia, was forced to turn back Sunday after the A330 aircraft began shaking due to what the airline called a "technical issue." (www.cnn.com) Mer...

Passengers’ backlash after British Airways forces families to pay £20 fee to guarantee they sit together on a flight

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British Airways is facing a backlash from passengers after forcing them to pay extra to guarantee sitting with their family on flights. Furious travellers complain that they are being split up from loved ones as they head off on holiday. Worst affected are passengers who have bought the cheapest deals... (www.aviationfigures.com) Mer...

New Nigerian carrier jetWest looks to become Africa’s “easyJet”

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New Nigerian airline jetWest aims to start domestic operations in Nigeria in December this year. Nigeria, a country of nearly 200 million, has faced a lot of problems with its air industry lately. Bad airport infrastructure and the partial collapse of its largest airline has made the accessibility to air travel quite bad in the country lately (theworldofaviationblog.wordpress.com) Mer...