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Kazakhstan air companies to buy aircrafts at manufacturer's cost

Kazakhstan entered the Cape Town Convention that provides countries with financial benefits for purchase of modern aircrafts.

Kazakhstan air companies to buy aircrafts at manufacturer's cost
A SIA Cargo Boeing 747-400 aircraft . ©REUTERS
SIA in talks to sell off Virgin Atlantic stake

Singapore Airlines said Monday it was in talks with "interested parties" on a possible sale of its 49 percent stake in Virgin Atlantic as media reports listed US carrier Delta Air Lines as a possible buyer.

SIA in talks to sell off Virgin Atlantic stake
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Duopoly fears after Virgin Australia takes Tiger stake

Australia's competition regulator plans to take a hard look at Virgin Australia's planned acquisition of low-cost rival Tiger Airways Australia over concerns about the market becoming a duopoly.

Duopoly fears after Virgin Australia takes Tiger stake
Virgin Chairman Sir Richard Branson. ©REUTERS
Virgin Australia sells stake to Singapore, pounces on Tiger

Virgin Australia on Tuesday sold 10 percent of its business to Singapore Airlines while agreeing to buy a 60 percent stake in Tiger Airways Australia as it upped the ante in its battle with Qantas.

Virgin Australia sells stake to Singapore, pounces on Tiger
Air Astana plane. Photo courtesy of avsim.su
Air fares may go up in Kazakhstan again

KazAeroNavigatsiya submitted a request to raise air fares to Kazakhstan Agency for Natural Monopolies Regulation.

Air fares may go up in Kazakhstan again
Thai 'transgender airline' grounded over finances
Thai 'transgender airline' grounded over finances

Months after taking to the skies with Thailand's first transsexual air crew, fledgling carrier PC Air has suspended services over financial troubles that left passengers stranded in South Korea.

Thai 'transgender airline' grounded over finances
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Kazakhstan airlines may be out of EU black list next year

Kazakhstan Vice-Minister of Transport and Communications told about the plans to help Kazakhstan airlines out of EU black list.

Kazakhstan airlines may be out of EU black list next year
An-24 plane. ©RIA Novosti
An-24 and Yak-40 planes will be banned in Kazakhstan starting from November

Chairman of Kazakhstan's Civil Aviation Commission gave statistics of passenger air traffic in Kazakhstan.

An-24 and Yak-40 planes will be banned in Kazakhstan starting from November
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Afghanistan authorities hope to resume air connection with Kazakhstan

We want to resume Kabul-Astana or Kabul-Almaty flights: Afghanistan's Minister of Trade and Industry.

Afghanistan authorities hope to resume air connection with Kazakhstan
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KLM in Kazakhstan gets passengers informed on plane seat neighbors via Facebook, LinkedIn

KLM has launched a new service to enable passengers to get information on people who will sit next to them onboard via Facebook and LinkedIn.

KLM in Kazakhstan gets passengers informed on plane seat neighbors via Facebook, LinkedIn
President of Air Astana Peter Foster. Photo courtesy of kursiv.kz
Air Astana president does not consider Kazakhstan's domestic air fares too high

I would like to change the incorrect opinion that Air Astana’s prices are too high: Peter Foster.

Air Astana president does not consider Kazakhstan's domestic air fares too high
Lufthansa cabin crew begin 24-hour strike: company
Lufthansa cabin crew begin 24-hour strike: company

A 24-hour strike called by Lufthansa cabin crew at German airports got under way Friday, the company said -- the latest in a series of work stoppages in a dispute over pay and conditions.

Lufthansa cabin crew begin 24-hour strike: company
Embattled Qantas in major alliance with Emirates
Embattled Qantas in major alliance with Emirates

Struggling Australian carrier Qantas on Thursday announced a major global alliance with Emirates that will see its hub for European flights shift to Dubai from Singapore in a bid to stem losses.

Embattled Qantas in major alliance with Emirates
Lufthansa cancels two-thirds of Friday flights over strike
Lufthansa cancels two-thirds of Friday flights over strike

German flag-carrier Lufthansa said it would cancel two-thirds of its Friday flights after a cabin crew union announced a 24-hour stoppage at six major airports.

Lufthansa cancels two-thirds of Friday flights over strike
American, United Airlines to face 9/11 trial
American, United Airlines to face 9/11 trial

American Airlines and United Continental must face trial over a lawsuit in which the lease holders of the World Trade Center allege that lax security allowed hijackers to destroy the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001.

American, United Airlines to face 9/11 trial
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Lufthansa strike grounds hundreds of flights

German flag carrier Lufthansa on Tuesday cancelled over 200 flights at its Frankfurt hub, Europe's third busiest, as a union chief threatened to hit every German airport with a 24-hour strike on Friday.

Lufthansa strike grounds hundreds of flights
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Lufthansa cabin staff to strike Friday: union

Cabin staff at German airline Lufthansa will stage walkouts in Frankfurt from 0300 GMT on Friday, their union said late Thursday.

Lufthansa cabin staff to strike Friday: union
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ICAO will help Kazakhstan airlines out of EU blacklist

KazAeroNavigation and the International Civil Aviation Organization have signed an Agreement on Informational-Managerial Services.

ICAO will help Kazakhstan airlines out of EU blacklist
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Kazakhstan airlines to launch new international flights

Air Astana and Scat airlines will launch several new international flights.

Kazakhstan airlines to launch new international flights
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Qantas pilot tests positive for alcohol

A Qantas Airways pilot failed an alcohol test after being removed from the controls of a passenger flight just minutes before take-off over concerns she had been drinking.

Qantas pilot tests positive for alcohol