Weekly News Round-Up


Bobby Moore unveiled as Norwegian’s latest tail fin hero

Norwegian has unveiled the latest in its series of British tail fin heroes, with Bobby Moore OBE set to feature on one of its B737-800 aircraft. The late English footballer will be the fourth “hero” to be depicted on one of the low-cost carrier’s aircraft, following author Roald Dahl, pioneering pilot Amy Johnson, and aviation entrepreneur Sir Freddie Laker.

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United lists ten “changes to improve customer experience”

United Airlines has had its feet held to the fire these past few weeks, ever since video footage emerged of airport security personnel forcibly removing a passenger from an overbooked flight on April 9. Following numerous announcements and official statements – including United CEO Oscar Munoz committing to a “thorough review”.

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Passengers don’t want overweight flight crew, say Aeroflot officials

Airline representatives claim customers choose it partly on basis of employees’ appearance after court rejects complaints. Representatives of the Russian airline Aeroflot have said it is reasonable for female flight attendants to face financial penalties if they are deemed to be overweight. At a press conference on Tuesday following two recent lawsuits, two Aeroflot representatives appeared to attempt to justify the airline’s alleged policing of its female employees’ appearance.

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Simon Calder tests the new “Airbnb of aviation” which hooks passengers up with private pilots across the UK.

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China Southern orders 20 Airbus A350 jets

China Southern Airlines Co. 1055 on Wednesday announced an order for 20 Airbus SE (AIR.FR) A350-900 jets, joining a growing list of carriers seeking to operate the newest widebody commercial aircraft that promises to cut costs by lowering fuel consumption.

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