SAS Ground Services and Britannia Airways sign Scandinavian agreement

Britannia Airways AB has signed an agreement for Scandinavia with SAS Ground Services. Britannia Airways is renewing its current contract for ground handling services with SAS Ground Services for a 3-year period. The agreement covers over 2,000 departures per year. Automatic check-in has been introduced on a trial basis for Britannia Airways customers at Stockholm Arlanda Airport in Sweden and Oslo Gardermoen Airport in Norway. Trials will also start shortly at Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. The renewed agreement also includes the following airlines in the TUI Group: Britannia Airways Ltd, Hapag Lloyd, Corsair, Tui Airlines Belgium, Thomsonfly and TUI Airlines Read more

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IATA calls for higher airport transparency in their relationships with airlines

The Director General and CEO of the International Air Transport Association, Giovanni Bisignani, called on airports to achieve greater transparency in their relationships with airlines. The challenge came in response to a recommendation of Airports Council International (ACI) that its membership stop negotiating airport charges with IATA, the collective body of 265 airlines comprising 94% of scheduled international air traffic.

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Boeing to lay off 250 employees

Boeing officials announced that 60-day layoff notices would be issued to approximately 250 employees at its Wichita site on November 10, 2005. This includes the reductions in the Shared Services Group (SSG) and Information Technology (IT) operations that were previously announced. Despite these layoff notices the Company expects that the overall job outlook for Boeing in Wichita will remain relatively stable due to the planned hiring of additional engineers and potential recalls meeting new business requirements throughout the year.

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Ryanair will invest a $1 billion multi year expansion plan for its base at Frankfrut Hahn

The major expansion for its Frankfurt Hahn base will include 18 aircraft, over 50 routes, 8 m passengers, and create 8000 jobs. Announcing this major expansion in Mainz, the capital of Rhineland Palatinate, today, Michael O

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US Airways outsources ULD management to save $2 million over 5 years

US Airways is the first U.S. international carrier to outsource Unit Load Device (ULD) management in a sale and leaseback deal that furnishes ownership and administration of the airline’s ULD fleet to Jettainer GmbH. As part of its corporate cost-savings initiatives, US Airways has transferred its entire fleet of air cargo and passenger flight containers and pallets to Jettainer. Jettainer will manage the airline’s entire ULD operations for a monthly fee which covers ULD supply chain management services including order management, repair and maintenance, tracking and tracing, account management and other fleet administration services. Jettainer is expected to save US Read more

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