UK to raise passenger tax on long-haul flights

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Al Baker says Qatar Airways could leave oneworld in 2019

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EC unimpressed with UK’s Brexit ‘no deal’ aviation plan

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Lawmakers likely to pass another short-term extension for FAA

With the deadline fast approaching for the US Congress to pass legislation reauthorizing the FAA, it appears increasingly likely that lawmakers will approve another...

Saudia halts Canadian services in diplomatic dispute

Saudi Arabian flag carrier Saudia is suspending services to and from Toronto following a diplomatic spat with Canada. Saudia operates the only nonstop air service between Saudi...

US Senate approves FAA budget of $17.7 billion for FY2019

The US Senate approved a $17.7 billion FY2019 budget for the FAA Aug. 1. The funding bill was included as part of a “minibus” appropriations...

Airbus, Boeing forecast doubling in aircraft demand, services by 2037

Airbus and Boeing each released 20-year market forecasts at the Farnborough Air Show July 17, with the European manufacturer focusing largely on the commercial...

Farnborough: Bombardier debuts Atmosphère cabin

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft president Fred Cromer held out the possibility of the company’s Atmosphère cabin being adopted for its Q400 turboprops as he unveiled...

UK aviation regulator prepares for ‘disorderly’ Brexit

The UK’s aviation regulator has given details of the work it is undertaking in the event of a “disorderly” Brexit, where the UK leaves...

UK Parliament overwhelming approves Third London Heathrow Runway

The UK House of Commons voted by a 415-119 margin to approve the building of a third runway at London Heathrow Airport. After years of...

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