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A380 double-decker helps relieve congestion at London Heathrow airport

LONDON: At one of the world’s key hub airports, the A380 is enabling airlines to effectively attract passengers while managing their precious takeoff/landing slots in an increasingly congested operational environment. According to 2016 figures released by London’s Heathrow Airport, 10 per cent of all passengers…

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Airbus A350 XWB: 6 million passengers flown… and counting

DUBAI: Just two years after the A350 XWB’s commercial service entry, over six million passengers already have enjoyed the unique flying experience and well-being provided by Airbus’ latest-generation widebody jetliner – which is shaping the future of long-haul airline operations. The 62 A350 XWBs in…

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South African Airways takes delivery of its first A330-300 aircraft

CAPE TOWN: South African Airways (SAA), has taken delivery of its first of five new leased A330-300 widebody jetliners, becoming Airbus’s first Southern African operator of the aircraft type. SAA’s A330-300 are configured in a comfortable two-class cabin layout with 46 seats in Business Class…

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Atlantic Airways takes delivery of its first Airbus A320

ATLANTA: Atlantic Airways, the national carrier of the Faroe Islands, has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320 as part of its plan to increase capacity, becoming Airbus’ newest operator of the type. Atlantic Airways passengers will benefit from the newest cabin comfort throughout the…

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Iran Air takes delivery of its first of 100 Airbus aircraft

TEHRAN: Iran Air has taken delivery of its first new aircraft, an A321, in a handover ceremony in Toulouse with Farhad Parvaresh, Iran Air Chairman and CEO, and Fabrice Bregier, President, Airbus Commercial Aircraft and Chief Operating Officer Airbus, in the presence of Gael Meheust,…

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Airbus delivered 688 aircraft in 2016, 8% higher than 2015

TOULOUSE: Airbus’ commercial aircraft deliveries in 2016 were up for the 14th year in a row, reaching a new company record of 688 aircraft delivered to 82 customers. Deliveries were more than eight percent higher than the previous record of 635 set in 2015. These…

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Airbus increases prices of its aircraft by 1%

TOULOUSE: Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has increased the average list prices by one percent across the product line, effective from January 1st 2017. This price increase has been calculated according to Airbus’ standard escalation formula over the January 2016 to January 2017 period and takes into…

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GoAir firms contract for 72 A320neo aircraft

TOULOUSE: GoAir, a Wadia Group company, has penned a firm contract for 72 A320neo aircraft following its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed during the Farnborough International Airshow. The agreement reached on 30th December 2016, doubles GoAir’s firm order book for the aircraft type to 144.…