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Boeing takes US$4.9bn 737 Max hit in second quarter

Boeing takes US$4.9bn 737 Max hit in second quarter

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Boeing has said it will record an after-tax charge of $4.9 billion, or $8.74 per share, in connection with the grounding of the 737 Max. The plane is currently out of operation following two crashes, in Indonesia and Ethiopia.

Korean Air launches new cloud command centre

Korean Air launches new cloud command centre

Korean Air has opened its cloud command centre to ensure the safe, stable transition of applications and data into the cloud. The carrier is migrating its entire IT system to the cloud, making it the first major Korean enterprise and global full-service airline carrier to overhaul its infrastructure.

Cathay Pacific refreshes Shanghai Pudong lounge

Cathay Pacific refreshes Shanghai Pudong lounge

Cathay Pacific is reopening its newly renovated Shanghai Pudong Cathay Pacific Lounge, marking the introduction of the airline’s awards-winning lounge design to mainland China for the first time.

airBaltic breaks new passenger milestone

airBaltic breaks new passenger milestone

airBaltic transported 528,449 passengers in June, or 24 per cent more than during the same month last year. The Latvian airline recorded a 62 per cent market share in Riga, and a 22 per cent market share in Tallinn.

easyJet prepares for record breaking weekend as school holidays start

easyJet prepares for record breaking weekend as school holidays start

easyJet will welcome more than 312,000 passengers, travelling on 1,970 flights across its network, this Friday as the school holidays start. In the UK alone, over 100,000 passengers are set to fly to or from easyJet’s UK airports on 600 flights with Mallorca, Malaga and Alicante topping the list of favourite sunshine destinations this summer.

Emirates to launch new Mexico City service in December

Emirates to launch new Mexico City service in December

Emirates will launch a new daily service from Dubai to Mexico City International Airport, via the Spanish city of Barcelona, on December 9th. Citizens from Mexico, Spain and the UAE only need their passports to enjoy visa-free travel to each respective country.