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Signing ceremony in Riyadh

Nov 07, 2010 RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will buy 12 long-range Boeing 777-300ERs in a deal worth $3.3 billion with an option to buy ten more airplanes. “The deal is part of a long-term plan to expand and modernize the fleet of Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) with new version of ... Read more

China Southern A330-200

Nov 04, 2010 HONG KONG — China Southern Airlines said Thursday that it had agreed to buy 36 planes from Airbus for 3.78 billion US dollars, as it moves to meet soaring domestic travel demand in China. The carrier said the purchase would see six Airbus A330 aircraft delivered ... Read more

Fuji Dream Airlines E-170

Oct 25, 2010 MAKINOHARA, SHIZUOKA, JAPAN - Fuji Dream Airlines (FDA) of Japan has ordered an Embraer 175 to add to one Embraer 175 and three Embraer 170s it already has in service. The new aircraft will be configured in a single-class layout with 84 seats. The order also ... Read more

Emirates 777

Oct 15, 2010 DUBAI - Dubai's Emirates launched a double challenge to European airlines yesterday, setting out ambitions to own a fleet of more than 100 Airbus A380 superjumbos and stepping up a war of words over rivals' subsidy claims. Emirates, which surprised the aviation world by lifting its orders ... Read more

Sukhoi Superjet 100

Oct 05, 2010 MOSCOW - UTAir, one of Russia's four largest airlines, will replace its Tupolev Tu-134 airliners with Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft, the company said on Monday. "Under a fleet modernization program, UTAir has concluded a tender to choose a commercial civilian passenger jet to replace the Tu-134 in its fleet. Two modifications of Sukhoi Superjet 100, RRJ-75B and RRJ-95B, have won the tender," the company said. Eight Russian and foreign companies participated in the tender. The airline did not say ... Read more

Cebu Pacific Airlines Crew Dancing

Oct 02, 2010 PHILIPPINES - We've all done it - failed to pay attention during a routine safety demonstration aboard an aeroplane. But passengers flying to the Philippines are suddenly changing their tune. Cabin crew on board a Cebu Pacific Airlines flight had the attention of everyone on board as they danced ... Read more

Siza Mzimela - CEO of SAA

Sep 30, 2010 ADDIS ABABA - Within months South African Airways (SAA) is expected to make an announcement about the new airline that it will launch in collaboration with two other African airlines. The idea is for it to be an entirely new carrier, said SAA chief executive Siza Mzimela on ... Read more

British Airways 747-400

Sep 29, 2010 LONDON - British Airways Plc will return to service two of the eight Boeing Co. 747 jumbo jets it grounded during the recession as demand for travel rebounds faster than the company had anticipated. The 350-seat 747-400s have been retrieved from storage and are undergoing maintenance checks, ... Read more

Turkish Cargo new A330-200 Freighter

Sep 29, 2010 TOULOUSE - Turkish Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330-300 and first A330-200 Freighter at a delivery ceremony in Toulouse. The aircraft, both powered by Rolls Royce engines, will support Turkish Airlines' ambitious growth plans in both the passenger and cargo markets. Joining the ... Read more

Southwest to Acquire AirTran - Will Keep 717

Sep 27, 2010 DALLAS - Southwest Airlines Co.’s acquisition of AirTran Holdings Inc. for about $1.4 billion in cash and stock, announced earlier today, would be the largest in its 39-year history and give the carrier access to Atlanta, the world’s busiest airport. Southwest climbed ... Read more

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