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American Airlines places orders for Airbus, Boeing and Embraer aircraft

American Airlines today announced orders for 260 new aircraft, including 85 Airbus A321neo, 85 Boeing 737 MAX 10 and 90 Embraer E175 aircraft. The orders also include options and purchase rights for an additional 193 aircraft. As part of the Boeing order, American has upgauged 30 existing 737 MAX 8 orders to 737 MAX 10

Munich Airport and Incheon International Airport Corporation form strategic partnership

Munich Airport and South Korea’s Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC) are embarking on an intensive cooperation

Hamad International Airport introduces dedicated transfer security lanes for families with children

Hamad International Airport introduces dedicated screening lanes for families with younger children transferring through the airport

easyJet increases flights from London Southend Airport this summer

London Southend Airport has announced that easyJet has put thousands of additional seats on sale to Paris and Palma de Mallorca this summer.

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Winter 2023

“This is our fate,” Samer Majali, Chief Executive of Royal Jordanian Airlines, commented ruefully, addressing delegates on the CEO panel at the 56th Arab Air Carriers’ Organisation (AACO) in late October.
He was addressing the impact on the Middle East, and the knock-on effect on air transport, of the Israel-Gaza conflict. Royal Jordanian has been here before, having built up experience of dealing with regional strife in circumstances such as the two Iraq wars.
Having a land border with Israel, and most of Royal Jordanian’s westbound flights usually flying over that country, means his carrier is more negatively affected than most. ARGS had talked to Majali just a week prior to the AACO meeting in Istanbul at Routes World, where his message was how focused this small Middle East carrier is on carving out a niche for itself as the connector for the Levant region.

Already up against the Gulf majors, Royal Jordanian’s task to return to the black just got tougher. The interview with Majali is found on page 14.
Black swan events, such as Covid and wars, bring unexpected challenges for air transport, but they are set against a broadly improving industry outlook. ARGS has been gauging this outlook over the past few months at Routes World and the Airport Services Association (ASA) Leadersship Forum.

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‘Grotesque’: Farnborough Airport faces backlash over expansion plans

Farnborough Airport is facing backlash from environmental campaigners over plans to expand its operations by 20,000 more flights each year. Based in Hampshire in the UK, the airport is an operational business and executive general aviation airport. Under new proposals, it plans to increase the number of flights from 50,000 to 70,000 a year. It

Air New Zealand poor GSE story

‘Poor GSE’ forces Air New Zealand to suspend flights

Air New Zealand has reportedly temporarily halted operations to and from Samoa due to “poor GSE” that does not meet the airline’s standards. According to Simple Flying, the carrier has cancelled two flights and is attempting to rebook passengers on narrowbody aircraft to their original destinations after its ground support equipment was deemed unfit. The

‘Emergen-tea’ box at London Luton Airport

London Luton Airport has joined forces with PG tips to install an ‘emergen-tea’ box, ensuring any Brits who have forgotten to pack their favourite tea can pick up a pack

‘Tens of thousands’ due to fly from NZ to AUS on first day of quarantine-free travel

‘Tens of thousands’ due to fly from NZ to AUS on first day of quarantine-free travel

The head of Auckland Airport expects tens of thousands of passengers to be travelling to and from Australia on the first day of the trans-Tasman bubble.

‘The Government Investment in airBaltic Will Return Multiple Times for Latvia’

airBaltic Martin Gauss held a Business Leadership Webinar gathering local and international stakeholders to present and share experience

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