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Aviation Daily Roundup: Jan. 6
January 06, 2020
Credit: Hamad International Airport
Qatar’s Hamad International Airport handled a record 38.8 million passengers in 2019, up 12.4% on 2018 and the highest number since the airport opened its doors in 2014.
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Eurocontrol, the organization in charge of air traffic management (ATM) in Europe, is now using the actual route flown, as opposed to the last filed flight plan, to calculate route charges.
Air-to-ground network developer SmartSky Networks said Jan. 6 that it has received $25 million in additional funding from investment manager BlackRock after deploying its ground system nationwide.
Credit: Joe Pries
Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways has taken a further step in its move away from a hybrid carrier to a pure LCC with the announcement of changes to its fare structure.
Reaching investment grade status was nominated by aircraft lessor Avolon as its highlight for 2019, as it published operational details for the year.
The deal between Turkish Airlines and Boeing suggest that customer compensation-related costs related to the MAX grounding are trending significantly higher than initial estimates, Bloomberg analysts said.
Credit: Rob Finlayson
JetBlue Airways has become the latest U.S. airline to make a significant commitment toward shrinking its environmental footprint.
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