IAG to launch new long haul LCC, connect Barcelona and USA

International Airlines Group (IAG) announced that it is launching LEVEL – a new low cost long haul airline brand that will take to the skies in June 2017 with flights from Barcelona to Los Angeles, San Francisco (Oakland), Buenos Aires and Punta Cana.

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EU fines air cargo carriers €776M for price-fixing cartel

The European Commission has re-adopted a cartel decision against 11 air cargo carriers and imposed a fine totalling € 776,465,000 ($836.237 millon) for operating a price–fixing cartel. The Commission's original decision was annulled by the General Court on procedural grounds.

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BAA Training and IFTC Istanbul sign a FFS lease agreement

BAA Training, European standard aviation training center, has signed a cooperation contract with International Flight Training Center Istanbul (ITFC Istanbul). The agreement covers lease of Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 FFS for BAA Training students’ training in Turkey’s capital.

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