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Airlines Readying First CORSIA Emissions Reports 
Airlines worldwide are on track to submit their first full year of emissions data under ICAO’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), although some regulators have been slow to react to the new rules.
UK, Switzerland Plan Emissions Trading Systems 
The UK and Switzerland are each planning to launch their own emissions trading systems (ETS), linked with the European Union ETS, despite industry calls for a joined-up international approach under ICAO’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme (CORSIA).
IAG Shifts Network Plans, Cites A320neo Production Delays 
International Airlines Group (IAG) has been forced to reconsider its network plans, potentially through to early 2021, because of delivery delays impacting the Airbus A321neo.
IAG Takes $172M Q3 Hit From British Airways Pilots’ Strike 
Impacted by a €155 million ($172.4 million) initial hit from the British Airways (BA) pilots’ strikes, the third-quarter 2019 net profit for International Airlines Group fell 10.6% to €1 billion.
Emirates Eyes Growth Into UK Regions 
Emirates Airline President Tim Clark sees an opportunity to expand into the UK regions, given ongoing congestion issues at the country’s London hub airports and the cancellation of the Airbus A380 program.
EU Launches State-Aid Probe Into Air Nostrum Fleet Renewal 
The European Commission has opened an in-depth state-aid investigation into Spanish regional carrier Air Nostrum’s fleet renewal, after a local government pledged up to €9 million ($10 million) to the airline toward the new aircraft on environmental grounds.
TAP Retires Its Last Airbus A340 
Star Alliance carrier TAP Air Portugal has retired its final Airbus A340 as part of the transition to a long-haul fleet comprising only Airbus A321LRs and A330neos.
Vueling Initiates EAN Inflight Connectivity For LCCs 
Spain’s Vueling has become the first LCC to offer European Aviation Network (EAN) inflight Wi-Fi, with an initial “soft launch” on five Airbus A320-family aircraft.
Finland Sees AI As Airport Operational Efficiency Booster 
Finnish Airports operator Finavia is planning to use artificial intelligence (AI) to help cut delays at Helsinki Vantaa Airport, after achieving strong efficiency gains and cost savings during a regional airport trial.
Bid Deadline Closes For Thomas Cook Gatwick Slots 
The sale of the London Gatwick slot portfolio previously held by UK leisure carrier Thomas Cook is progressing, following the selection of preferred bidders.
Fastjet To Suspend Mozambique Operations Oct. 26 
Fastjet Mozambique, one of the few remaining fastjet airlines, has announced plans to suspend flights at midnight Oct. 26 because of stiff competition.
EasyJet Taps Inertia-Sensor Data To Monitor Turnaround Times 
UK LCC easyJet is looking to further streamline aircraft turnaround performance by using inertia sensors to detect the exact timings of boarding and disembarkation.
Finnair Commits To Asia Despite Q3 Decline; Posts $64M Net Profit 
Despite a traffic decline on certain Asian routes, oneworld carrier Finnair posted a 2019 third-quarter (Q3) net profit of €57.6 million ($64.3 million), down 18% from €70.2 million in the year-ago period, primarily driven by higher fuel costs and adverse exchange rates.
Management Acquires Nokia’s Inflight Connectivity Arm 
Telecommunications provider Nokia has sold its air-to-ground (A2G) aviation connectivity assets through a management buyout, leading to the creation of a new company called SkyFive that will play a key role in the worldwide roll-out of A2G.
Larger Aircraft May Join Virgin Connect Fleet, CEO Says 
UK regional Virgin Connect, formerly known as flybe, plans to ultimately consider larger aircraft once things have settled under its new ownership.

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