Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Jan. 28, 2016
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Wizz Air Expects High Profits This Year Despite Ryanair's Romanian Base
China Eastern Plane’s Wing Slashed During Collision
American Airlines Pilots Spot Drone While Landing in Miami
Queenstown Looks To Night Flights To Boost Tourism
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Hainan Airlines has just launched a new service from China to LAX. The Chinese upstart is also expanding into Canada, with flights from Beijing to Calgary starting this summer.
For the second time in a week, a Jet Airways flight from New Delhi to Kathmandu, Nepal had to be evacuated due to a security scare. Police told the media that both incidents were due to anonymous bomb threats.
Together, Belfast's two airports, Belfast International and George Best Belfast City Airport saw an impressive seven million passengers in 2015. Things should get even better in 2016. Ryanair will be setting up a base at Belfast Int'l and Aer Lingus is fully settled in at Best.
Moscow's three airports had a bad year in 2015. Together Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo and Vnukovo Airports saw a 10.7 percent drop in the number of passengers compared to 2014, which was also considered a sluggish year for international air travel in Russia.
After hundreds of cancelations on Tuesday, Newark is finally getting back on track following the worst winter storm in decades. The airport only had a handful of cancellations and delays on Wednesday.
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