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Return of the superjumbo: A380 makes comeback despite high oil prices

By Jamie Freed and Tim Hepher DOHA, June 21 (Reuters) - Two years ago, dozens of Airbus AIR.PA A380s set course for storage in sites from rural France to the Gulf as the outbreak of COVID-19 accelerated the demise of the world's largest jets. Now, the iconic European double-decker is gaining a new lease on life as airlines scramble to cope with ris
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KLM says it won't bring more passengers to Amsterdam Saturday

(Updates with details) AMSTERDAM, June 4 (Reuters) - KLM, the Dutch arm of Air France-KLM, said it would not bring any further passengers on Saturday from European destinations to Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, its main hub. The airline, which had already cancelled dozens of flights to ease traffic pressure at the airport, said weather conditions an
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KLM temporarily suspends ticket sales for Amsterdam flights

AMSTERDAM, May 26 (Reuters) - Dutch airline KLM on Thursday said it would suspend sales of tickets for all flights leaving from Amsterdam Schiphol airport until Monday as the airport grapples with overcrowding due to a shortage of security staff. The Dutch arm of airline group Air France-KLM AIRF.PA said it would also offer customers with tickets f
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Deutsche Bank enters new era as chairman's rocky decade ends

(Updates with Wynaendts being voted in as chairman) By Tom Sims and Frank Siebelt FRANKFURT, May 19 (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank looked to open a new chapter on Thursday as its shareholders voted in a successor to Paul Achleitner as chairman, after a rocky decade during which Germany's largest lender lost billions and saw its share price plummet. Alex
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Europe sees travel recovery as COVID restrictions ease

(Writes through) By Paul Sandle and Tim Hepher LONDON/DUBLIN May 6 (Reuters) - European airlines and hotel chains are seeing bookings recover to levels barely seen since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, led by demand for shorter trips, although long-distance travel remains on the ropes. The pandemic led to international travel virtually shutting
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Italy wants privatisation deal for ITA Airways by mid-June, sources say

By Giuseppe Fonte and Francesca Landini ROME, March 30 (Reuters) - The Italian government wants to clinch a deal on the sale of state-owned carrier ITA Airways by mid-June, two sources close to the matter told Reuters on Wednesday. ITA took over from Alitalia in October, permanently grounding the 75-year-old, one-time symbol of Italian style and gl
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Delta interested in commercial ties with ITA, not an investment, CEO says

LONDON, March 15 (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines DAL.N wants to deepen its commercial ties with ITA Airways but does not want to take an equity stake in the successor to Alitalia, its chief executive said on Tuesday. La Repubblica said last week that Delta and Air France-KLM had teamed up with an unidentified fund to express an interest in a majority s
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Delta, Air France-KLM eye majority stake in ITA Airways - paper

MILAN, March 10 (Reuters) - Delta Airlines and Air France-KLM have teamed up with an unidentified fund to express an interest in a majority stake in ITA Airways, daily La Repubblica said on Thursday, setting the stage for a potential bid battle for the successor to Alitalia. The expression of interest was presented to Italy's government in a letter
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European Union talks to U.S. about widening airspace ban on Russia

(Recasts with confirmation of U.S. ban) * United Airlines, UPS stop Russian overflights * European airlines cancelling cargo flights * Air freight rates already elevated due to pandemic By David Shepardson, Jamie Freed and Foo Yun Chee March 1 (Reuters) - The United States will follow the European Union and Canada in banning Russian flights from it
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Airlines scramble as Ukraine invasion redraws route map

* West urges airlines to avoid conflict zone * Several Kyiv-bound flights turn back * Britain bans all Russian airlines * Crisis threatens to dampen wider summer travel By Jamie Freed, Tim Hepher and Rajesh Kumar Singh Feb 24 (Reuters) - Airlines scrambled to adapt to conflict in Europe on Thursday as Ukraine closed its airspace, fuel prices soared
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Putin orders Russian troops to Ukraine after recognising breakaway regions

(Updates with U.S. comment after U.N. meeting, paragraphs 10,11) * Ukraine and West on alert for Russia creating pretext to invade * UN Security Council holds emergency meeting * Witness sees unmarked tanks entering Donetsk * Global markets rattled, oil hits 7-year high By Andrew Osborn and Dmitry Antonov MOSCOW, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Russian Presiden
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Ukraine's UIA loses insurance cover for some planes in Ukrainian airspace

* UIA insurers end cover on flights in Ukraine airspace * KLM halted flights, Lufthansa considering suspension * BA taking longer path owing to 'geopolitics', pilot says * Insurance will also be taken into account, OPSGROUP says By Pavel Polityuk and Jamie Freed KYIV, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Two Ukrainian airlines disclosed problems in securing insuranc
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A new Onassis? Italy's sea captain swoops on reborn Alitalia

* Shipping group MSC targets successor to Alitalia * Sees chance to expand air cargo, link with cruise business * Deal would have emotional pull for Italian-born founder * Some sceptics question benefits of combination By Jonathan Saul, Elisa Anzolin and Francesca Landini LONDON/MILAN, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Sixty-five years after Aristotle Onassis fou
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More airlines likely to avoid Ukraine's airspace - advisory firm

* KLM has halted flights, Lufthansa considering suspension * British Airways taking longer path due to "geo-politics" - pilot * Insurance issues will also be taken into account - OPSGROUP By Jamie Freed Feb 14 (Reuters) - More airlines are likely to avoid Ukraine's airspace amid insurance issues and a decision by leading European carriers to stop o
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Ukraine pledges funds to keep airspace open amid Russia standoff

By Pavel Polityuk KYIV, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Ukraine pledged funds on Sunday to try to keep its airspace open to commercial flights, as some carriers reviewed their services to the country after the United States warned that Russia could invade at any time. Dutch airline KLM - part of Air France AIRF.PA - said Link it would stop services to Ukraine a
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Italy launches sale of ITA Airways, to keep minority stake

ROME, Feb 11 (Reuters) - The Italian government has launched the process to find a partner for ITA Airways and in a first stage will retain a minority stake in the successor company to Alitalia, Economy Minister Daniele Franco said on Friday. Rome has drafted a decree which lists ways it can offload its holding in the airline, including a direct sa
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Japanese airlines resume U.S. Boeing 777 flights after 5G rollout

(Recasts with airlines restoring flights) By Tim Hepher, Jamie Freed and David Shepardson Jan 19 (Reuters) - Two major Japanese airlines said Wednesday they will restore flights to the United States after the deployment of 5G mobile in the United States had prompted some foreign carriers to cancel numerous U.S. bound flights. A decision by AT&T T.N
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Airbus keeps top planemaker spot with 8% delivery rise

By Tim Hepher PARIS, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Airbus AIR.PA kept its crown as the world's largest jetmaker for the third year running as it outstripped Boeing BA.N by delivering 611 jets in 2021, up 8% from the year before, company data showed on Monday. The numbers gave Airbus an unassailable lead on revenue-generating deliveries - the industry's main y
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Airlines place their bets, looking past pandemic to renew fleets

By Tim Hepher, Jamie Freed and Eric M. Johnson PARIS/SINGAPORE/SEATTLE, Dec 16 (Reuters) - As the world hunkers down for Omicron, some investors might expect the global jet market to be withering away. Far from it. Business has begun humming again as airlines look to snap up the greener passenger and freight planes they believe will give them an ed
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Airlines place their bets, looking past pandemic to renew fleets

By Tim Hepher, Jamie Freed and Eric M. Johnson PARIS/SINGAPORE/SEATTLE, Dec 15 (Reuters) - As the world hunkers down for Omicron, some investors might expect the global jet market to be withering away. Far from it. Business has begun humming again as airlines look to snap up the greener passenger and freight planes they believe will give them an ed
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