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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Kenya Airways signs for fourth Boeing 777-200ER; Leases 767-300ER

Boeing and Kenya Airways announced planned additions to the airline’s fleet with an order for its fourth 777-200ER and an option for a fifth, as well as plans to lease its sixth 767-300ER in 2006. The 777 ordered is scheduled for delivery in 2007. Kenya Airways currently operates a 21-plane fleet, which includes Boeing 737s, 767s and 777s. The airline also recently announced a lease agreement with Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprises for three 737-800s to be delivered in 2006.

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Delta reaches agreement with its flight superintendents

Delta Air Lines has reached agreement with its Flight Superintendents, represented by the Professional Airline Flight Control Association (PAFCA). The PAFCA agreement, ratified by its 171 members y, includes a 9-10% wage reduction and benefits changes similar to those being implemented across Delta

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US Airways and America West pilots kick-off negotiations with management

The pilots of America West and US Airways began talks on a Single Agreement with US Airways management. Both pilots groups are represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, International. Each pre-merger pilot group is currently governed under its own collective bargaining agreement. The Single Agreement is one of three steps that must be completed before the US Airways and America West pilots can conduct common operations. Other steps include achieving an integrated seniority list and obtaining a single FAA operating certificate in order to conduct common operations.

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Boeing and SPEEA reach tentative agreement on contract offer for engineers and technical employees in Puget Sound and Portland

Boeing reached tentative agreement with the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) on a new three-year contract offer covering nearly 18,000 engineering and technical employees in Washington and Oregon. SPEEA is recommending employees ratify the contract.

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