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Alan Dron

Alan
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Heathrow Drone Protest Effort Fails To Halt Flights 
London Heathrow Airport remained fully operational Sept. 13 despite attempts by environmental activists to disrupt flights by flying small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) within the airport’s exclusion zone.
Ryanair’s O’Leary Transitions To Group CEO 
After more than two decades at the head of Ireland-based LCC Ryanair, Michael O’Leary has exchanged his role as CEO of the airline for a similar position at parent company Ryanair Holdings.
Qatar Group CEO Expresses Confidence In Cathay Pacific 
Cathay Pacific Airways has garnered support from the CEO of the Qatar Airways’ Group, which owns 10% of the Hong Kong-based carrier, as it navigates political squalls emanating from continuing civil unrest there.
London Southend Continues To Extend European Network 
One of London’s subsidiary airports, London Southend, is steadily expanding its route network into Central and Eastern Europe, with LCCs Ryanair and Wizz Air both announcing services to Bucharest, Romania. It will be the first time Wizz has operated from Southend.
Norwegian Cuts Transatlantic Routes As Analysts See Equity Drop 
LCC Norwegian is to cull several transatlantic routes, switch some to a seasonal-only basis and move others from Oakland International Airport to San Francisco International as it continues to try to shore up its balance sheet.
Estonia’s Nordica To Cease Flying Its Own Routes, Change To ACMI 
Nordica, the national airline of Baltic state Estonia, is to give up operating commercial flights in its own name for the foreseeable future, blaming over-capacity at its home hub.
Silver Airways Launches ATR-600 Operations in the U.S. 
Florida-based regional carrier Silver Airways has initiated ATR 42-600 turboprop operations, marking the first time revenue passengers have flown on an ATR-600-operated by a U.S. carrier, the Franco-Italian manufacturer said Apr. 23.
Silver Airways Launches ATR-600 Operations in the U.S. 
Florida-based regional carrier Silver Airways has initiated ATR 42-600 turboprop operations, marking the first time revenue passengers have flown on an ATR-600-operated by a U.S. carrier, the Franco-Italian manufacturer said Apr. 23.
Icelandair Bolstering Fleet To Offset MAX Grounding 
Icelandair has filled out its fleet with another aircraft to reduce the impact on its schedules of the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX.
WOW Air Operations Cease As Investment Talks Fail 
After failing to attract investors, Icelandic ULCC WOW Air ceased operations Mar. 28.
Etihad, Gulf Air Detail Codeshare Agreement 
Etihad Airways and Gulf Air plan to step up their recently signed wide-ranging cooperative agreement by instituting a codeshare from the start of the industry’s summer timetable season.
British Airways Looks Again To Air Belgium For Long-Haul Assistance 
British Airways (BA) has brought in assistance on another route as it seeks to cope with the continuing disruption caused by problems with its Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines.
Indigo Working To Close WOW Air Investment By Mar. 29 
Talks between Icelandic LCC WOW Air and prospective investors Indigo Partners have still not reached a conclusion, with a date towards the end of March now being given as the likely time for a deal agreement.
DHL Express Invests In Major Copenhagen Airport Expansion 
Logistics specialist DHL Express will make a DKK1 billion ($150 million) investment in Copenhagen Airport to create a major new European hub.
Saudi Arabia Chooses SITA For Major Airports Upgrade 
Saudi Arabia’s aviation regulator, the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), has selected SITA to support the modernization of the country’s airports.

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