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Asiana Receives Maiden A350

Asiana Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-941, HL8078 (c/n 094).  The aircraft was handed over to the South Korean carrier on April 24 at the manufacturer’s Toulouse facility and has been acquired through a sale and leaseback

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Heathrow Gets the Go-Ahead…Again

The British Government has officially backed London/Heathrow’s proposal for increasing runway capacity in the southeast of England.  Announcing its decision in a written statement on October 25, the Department for Transport said building a third runway at the airport –

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Carriers Co-locate at Heathrow

SkyTeam alliance member Delta Air Lines will operate exclusively from London/Heathrow’s Terminal 3 from September 14. The carrier will transfer its Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and Philadelphia flights from Terminal 4 to join the New York-JFK, Boston and

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Heathrow Ramps up Noise Monitoring

London/Heathrow has begun the installation of 50 new noise monitors as part of a long-term plan to provide real-time noise measurements to local residents.  The airport is adding the new equipment, and upgrading its existing monitoring network, under the latest

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PIA Eyes SriLankan A330s

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has confirmed it is in negotiations with SriLankan Airlines concerning the wet lease of four Airbus A330-300s. The Pakistani national carrier has been looking for additional widebody jets to operate its new premier service, which is

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Heathrow Set to Welcome SWISS C Series

Swiss International Air Lines plans to introduce its new fleet of Bombardier CS100 airliners on flights between Zurich and London Heathrow this winter. From November 16 until December 10, the launch operator will fly the Canadian-built jet into London on

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BA Celebrates Concorde Anniversary

British Airways’ former chief Concorde pilot, Captain Mike Bannister has returned to Heathrow to mark the 40th anniversary of the supersonic airliner’s first commercial flight.  The service, from London to Bahrain, departed on January 21, 1976 and heralded the start

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Dreamliners are Delhi-Bound

BRITISH AIRWAYS (BA) has revealed the first destinations for its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. 

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Vietnam Airlines Moves to Heathrow

VIETNAMESE NATIONAL carrier, Vietnam Airlines has announced it is moving all its non-stop UK services from Gatwick Airport to London/Heathrow from March 31, where it will join fellow SkyTeam alliance members operating from Terminal 4.

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Heathrow Cuts Queues

LONDON/HEATHROW has successfully completed the latest phase of a trial aimed at reducing queuing times for arriving aircraft.  Launched in April 2014, the cross-border initiative – led by air traffic services provider NATS in partnership with counterparts in France, Ireland

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