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'Air France shirt rippers' given suspended prison terms

Three men have been given three-to-four-month suspended sentences after a court in Paris found them guilty of organised violence against airline executives.

Three men have been given three-to-four-month suspended sentences after a court in Paris found them guilty of organised violence against airline executives.

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More turbulence for Lufthansa

The German flag carrier says an estimated 1,706 flights will be cancelled on Tuesday and Wednesday due to a long-running pay dispute between management and pilots.

The German flag carrier says an estimated 1,706 flights will be cancelled on Tuesday and Wednesday due to a long-running pay dispute between management and pilots.

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Travel misery as Lufthansa strike enters third day

A strike by Lufthansa pilots has entered its third day, and is affecting around 100,000 passengers after 850 more flights were cancelled.

A strike by Lufthansa pilots has entered its third day, and is affecting around 100,000 passengers after 850 more flights were cancelled.

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Alitalia under fresh pressure to axe 2,000 jobs

Italy’s flag carrier, Alitalia may be forced to cut up to 2,000 jobs as it continues efforts to stem losses.

Italy’s flag carrier, Alitalia may be forced to cut up to 2,000 jobs as it continues efforts to stem losses.

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Lufthansa pilots extend latest pay strike until Saturday

Lufthansa pilots in Germany have said they will extend strike action again until Saturday, this time targeting long-haul flights in a long-running pay dispute.

Lufthansa pilots in Germany have said they will extend strike action again until Saturday, this time targeting long-haul flights in a long-running pay dispute.

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Lufthansa pilots' strike extended

Germany's flagship carrier Lufthansa has now been forced to cancel almost 1,800 flights at airports across the country after a strike by pilots was extended until Friday.

Germany's flagship carrier Lufthansa has now been forced to cancel almost 1,800 flights at airports across the country after a strike by pilots was extended until Friday.

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Lufthansa group hit by wave of industrial action

In Germany, cabin crew at Lufthansa’s low-cost carrier Eurowings have gone on strike forcing dozens of flight cancellations.

In Germany, cabin crew at Lufthansa’s low-cost carrier Eurowings have gone on strike forcing dozens of flight cancellations.

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Weaker pound hits easyJet's profit

Low-cost airline easyJet blames Brexit vote related fall in sterling for lower profits and will seek Air Operator Certificate in another EU country.

Low-cost airline easyJet blames Brexit vote related fall in sterling for lower profits and will seek Air Operator Certificate in another EU country.

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Ryanair blames weaker pound for profit forecast cut

The weaker pound has led Ryanair to cut its annual profit forecast but it expects to boost market share by selling more tickets at cheaper prices.

The weaker pound has led Ryanair to cut its annual profit forecast but it expects to boost market share by selling more tickets at cheaper prices.

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Galaxy Note 7: Samsung offers replacement phones on flights out of Seoul

Following the decision by a number of airlines to ban the carriage of Samsung Galaxy Note 7s aboard their planes, the South Korean tech giant is now offering alternative phones to affected users flyin

Following the decision by a number of airlines to ban the carriage of Samsung Galaxy Note 7s aboard their planes, the South Korean tech giant is now offering alternative phones to affected users flyin

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Airbus to downsize A380 production

Airbus is planning to build fewer of its A380 superjumbos, slowing assembly to one aircraft per month from 2018.

Airbus is planning to build fewer of its A380 superjumbos, slowing assembly to one aircraft per month from 2018.

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Profit warning hits easyJet's shares

British airline easyJet's shares slumped over five percent on Thursday after it warned of a more than 25 percent fall in profit this year.

British airline easyJet's shares slumped over five percent on Thursday after it warned of a more than 25 percent fall in profit this year.

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Lufthansa reaches route sharing deal with Air China

Lufthansa has signed a route sharing deal with China's flagship carrier Air China to boost the German airline's access to the world's fastest growing aviation market.

Lufthansa has signed a route sharing deal with China's flagship carrier Air China to boost the German airline's access to the world's fastest growing aviation market.

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British Airways resumes flights from London to Tehran

British Airways is resuming direct flights from London to Tehran which were suspended four years ago because of western sanctions against Iran.

British Airways is resuming direct flights from London to Tehran which were suspended four years ago because of western sanctions against Iran.

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First US-Cuba scheduled passenger flight in five decades

For the first time in more than half a century, a scheduled, commercial passenger flight has travelled from the United States to Cuba.

For the first time in more than half a century, a scheduled, commercial passenger flight has travelled from the United States to Cuba.

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Delta cancels 530 flights as it recovers from major glitch

Air passengers booked to travel on Delta are experiencing a second day of delays as the airline recovers from what it says is a “major system-wide power outage”.

Air passengers booked to travel on Delta are experiencing a second day of delays as the airline recovers from what it says is a “major system-wide power outage”.

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Delta Airlines flights resume

Computer systems crashed earlier on Monday, leaving planes grounded and passengers stranded at airports around the globe.

Computer systems crashed earlier on Monday, leaving planes grounded and passengers stranded at airports around the globe.

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Delta Airlines flights grounded in the US

Delta Airlines planes are stuck on the tarmac in the US after what the company has described as a "major system-wide power outage". The company says the computer glitch is also delaying flights worldw

Delta Airlines planes are stuck on the tarmac in the US after what the company has described as a "major system-wide power outage". The company says the computer glitch is also delaying flights worldw

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Airbus and Boeing face order challenges

Even as Airbus caught up with Boeing for orders for the first half of this year, combined orders for the world's two dominant planemakers fell 17 percent from the same period last year.

Even as Airbus caught up with Boeing for orders for the first half of this year, combined orders for the world's two dominant planemakers fell 17 percent from the same period last year.

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Lufthansa downbeat on profits as terror attacks deter travellers

Lufthansa is gloomy about the key summer season after attacks in Europe deterred travellers from booking trips and said it will focus on reducing costs.

Lufthansa is gloomy about the key summer season after attacks in Europe deterred travellers from booking trips and said it will focus on reducing costs.

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Vueling faces Spanish government enquiry after stranding thousands in Barcelona

British Airway’s low-cost sister outfit Vueling may face stiff financial penalties after its executives were called in to meet with representatives of the Spanish government following thousands of pas

British Airway’s low-cost sister outfit Vueling may face stiff financial penalties after its executives were called in to meet with representatives of the Spanish government following thousands of pas