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China poised for HNA Group takeover as debts mount

China poised for HNA Group takeover as debts mount

HNA Group is on the point of being taken over by the Chinese government and dismantled according to reports. The coronavirus outbreak in the country has hit the conglomerate’s ability to meet financial obligations, leaving it vulnerable to default.

Luton Airport hopes for express service from December

Luton Airport hopes for express service from December

London Luton Airport has submitted a response to the East Midlands Railway consultation on their proposed December timetable. The document welcomes the operator’s proposal to introduce a Luton Airport Express service.

IATA: Aviation to take US$30bn hit from coronavirus

IATA: Aviation to take US$30bn hit from coronavirus

The International Air Transport Association has released its initial assessment of the impact of the COVID-19 and finds that passenger demand for carriers in the Asia-Pacific region could fall by as much as 13 per cent.

Air India adds Mumbai connection from Stansted

Air India adds Mumbai connection from Stansted

The second Air India long-haul route from London Stansted took to the skies earlier with the launch of a new three-times a week service to Mumbai. The city is considered the financial and entertainment capital of India.

Brussels Airlines adds Washington, DC, connection

Brussels Airlines adds Washington, DC, connection

Brussels Airlines has launched year-round flights to and from Washington, DC, to Brussels, Belgium. The new service increases the air carrier’s capacity on this important route from a seasonal flight to year-round offering.

Heathrow seeks zero carbon emissions by mid-2030s

Heathrow seeks zero carbon emissions by mid-2030s

Heathrow has announced it will seek to become one of the first major aviation hubs in the world to go carbon neutral for its infrastructure. The airport hopes to target zero carbon emissions by the mid-2030s.

Embraer sees increase in jet deliveries for 2019

Embraer sees increase in jet deliveries for 2019

Embraer delivered a total of 198 jets in 2019, of which 89 were commercial aircraft and 109 were executive jets. The figure represents an increase of nine per cent when compared to 2018, when the company delivered a total of 181 jets.

Swiss takes delivery for first A320neo

Swiss takes delivery for first A320neo

Swiss International Air Lines has taken delivery of its first A320neo aircraft at a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany. It is the first of 25 A320neo planes ordered by the carrier.