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WestJet applauds Alberta-based quarantine trial

WestJet today welcomed the announcement of a COVID-19 testing trial by the Government of Canada and the Government of Alberta. In a joint media statement, the governments announced the…

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WestJet pulls back from Atlantic Canada

 Today, WestJet announced it will be indefinitely suspending operations to Moncton, Fredericton, Sydney and Charlottetown, while significantly reducing service to Halifax and St. John’s. The suspension eliminates more than 100 flights weekly or almost 80 percent of…

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GAMA Commends EASA for Awarding Luxaviation Group with First Business Aviation EASA Air Operator Certificate

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) commends the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Luxaviation Group for setting a new milestone in European cooperation and…

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Delta and LATAM receive approval in Brazil for Joint Venture Agreement

Delta Air Lines and LATAM Airlines Group S.A. and its affiliates received regulatory approval* Thursday for their trans-American Joint Venture Agreement from Brazil’s competition authority,…

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Ryanair To Open New Paris Beauvais Base In Winter 2020

Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (23 Sept) announced it will open a new base at Paris Beauvais, from 3rd December 2020, with 2 based aircraft (an…

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easyJet welcomes Airbus’ zero-emission aircraft concepts

In 2019 easyJet and Airbus announced a joint research project on hybrid and electric aircraft in order to further the industry’s understanding of the operational…

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WestJet enhances no-charge COVID-19 travel insurance offering with U.S. coverage

Today, WestJet is announcing guests travelling to, through or from the United States are now eligible for the airline’s enhanced $200,000 CAD COVID-19 travel insurance coverage for air-only and vacation reservations….

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Embraer delivers first Phenom 300E with new Bossa Nova interior to PALS co-founder

Melbourne, Florida, August 14, 2020 — Embraer today delivered the first Phenom 300E with the new Bossa Nova interior to Joe Howley, co-founder of Patient…

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EasyJet confirms closure of three UK bases

easyJet has today confirmed that the closure of its bases at London Stansted, London Southend and Newcastle will go ahead following the completion of its…

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West Star Aviation Recognized As Gold Leader From Colorado’s Environmental Leadership Program For Sixth Consecutive Year

West Star Aviation is proud to be recognized by the governor of Colorado, for a sixth consecutive year, as a Gold Leader from the Colorado…

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WestJet reinforces commitment to safety with zero-tolerance mask policy

The WestJet Group today announced multiple safety updates including the potential for denied travel and a one-year WestJet Group travel ban for those who fail…

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Air Canada, WestJet, Greater Toronto Airports Authority, and Vancouver Airport Authority Jointly Comment on Transport Canada’s Flight Plan for Navigating COVID-19

Canada’s two largest airlines and two largest airports today welcomed Transport Canada’s long-awaited Flight Plan for Navigating COVID-19 as a major step forward in restarting Canada’s air travel industry…

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West Star Aviation Names Timothy Spihlman as New Chief Financial Officer

West Star Aviation has recently named Timothy Spihlman to the position of Chief Financial Officer.  Spihlman will oversee all aspects of the company’s finance functions,…

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Continued progress toward implementation of ICAO’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation

Separate developments last week marked significant progress toward the global implementation of ICAO’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), despite the challenges…

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Ryanair To Challenge Lufthansa Bailout

Reacting to the European Commission’s approval today of the German Government’s €9bn bailout of Lufthansa, Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said: “This is a spectacular case of…

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