Aviation News Feed

  1. Tracking keeps mishandling rate steady as checked baggage numbers rise
    More bags are being checked in, but mishandled rates are remaining stable, showing the impact of improved bag-tracking throughout the passenger journey.

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  2. Latvian carrier SmartLynx Airlines has secured an air operator’s certificate (AOC) for its new Maltese airline, which it will use as a platform for further growth.

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  3. German cabin interiors specialist Recaro Aircraft Seating is aiming to become the No. 1 business-class seating supplier, after posting 15 years of double-digit revenue growth.

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  4. Hong Kong Airlines is offering pilots the option of transferring to alternative airlines as the company faces a surplus of pilots as a result of the delayed delivery of the Airbus A330 and A350.

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  5. Norwegian Air Shuttle reported a widening first-quarter loss and said it was still assessing the financial impact of the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX, but that it could cost it up to NOK500 million ($57.5 million) in 2019.

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