14 July 2022

Turkey looks to protect domestic airlines by restricting rules for pilots to work abroad

The Turkish government has taken relatively draconian steps to stop an exodus of its home-grown pilots from working for foreign carriers as demand for travel ramps up worldwide. Turkish pilots are especially sought after by Gulf state carriers and North American airlines. Last month, Germany said it will fast-track work permits and visas for several …

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IATA: premature return to pre-pandemic slot rules risks continued passenger disruption

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expressed concern that a premature return to pre-pandemic slot use rules in the EU this winter risks continuing disruption to passengers. The European Commission has announced it intends to return to the longstanding 80-20 slot use rule, which requires airlines to operate at least 80% of every planned slot …

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Air France-KLM and Apollo sign definitive agreement for €500 million investment

Air France-KLM and Apollo Global Management have announced the signing of a definitive agreement for Apollo-managed funds and entities to make a €500 million (£423.7 million) investment into an ad hoc operating affiliate of Air France that will own a pool of spare engines dedicated to the airline’s engineering and maintenance activities. Under this agreement, …

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Malaysia Airlines signs five-year deal with SITA to boost connectivity agross its global operations

Malaysia Airlines has renewed its partnership with SITA for a comprehensive upgrade that will link its global operations to its hub in Kuala Lumpur with fast, secure and reliable network connectivity. As part of the five-year agreement, Malaysia Airlines will leverage SITA Connect, specifically designed for the air transport industry, to meet the airline’s needs …

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