• SAS to Launch Seasonal Flights Between Luleå and London Heathrow

    (11 May 2021)
    SAS (Scandinavian Airlines) has unveiled plans to
    launch seasonal non-stop flights between Luleå and London,
    Heathrow.

    SAS plans to operate the route with two flights
    per week on Mondays and Fridays from 17 December 2021 to 21 March
    2022.


    The route will be operated with A320 aircraft and will be the only direct link between Luleå and
    the UK.

    We are delighted to be able to offer a route with
    an attractive timetable connecting Luleå, and the rest of North of
    Sweden, to London, said Theres Briger, Head of
    Sales, Sweden, SAS. Interest in Northern Scandinavia is

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  • Two More Boeing 737-800BCF Conversion Lines to Open in 2022

    (10 May 2021)
    As express and e-commerce markets continue to drive
    strong demand for production and converted freighters, Boeing
    has established a new partnership with a Costa
    Rica-based maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider to
    create additional conversion capacity for the 737-800 Boeing
    Converted Freighter.

    Boeing will open two 737-800BCF conversion lines
    with Cooperativa Autogestionaria de Servicios Aeroindustriales
    (COOPESA) in Alajuela, Costa Rica.

    The first of the new conversion
    lines is expected to open in early 2022, with the second
    anticipated later that year.


    Boeing forecasts 1,500 freighter
    conversions will be needed over the next 20 years to meet growing

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  • Dusit Signs Luxury Hotel in Zhejiang, China

    (09 May 2021)
    Dusit, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property
    development companies, has signed a management agreement with
    Zhejiang Xinyishang Tourism Development Company Limited to manage
    a new luxury wellness resort in an area of outstanding
    natural beauty just outside Hangzhou, one of the most prosperous
    cities in China.

    Set to comprise 300 villas and guest
    rooms overlooking Moganshan’s rolling hills and tea
    plantations, the Dusit Thani Resort Moganshan, Zhejiang will be
    just 10 minutes by car from the high-speed train station, one hour from Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport, and 30
    minutes from Hangzhou city centre. Shanghai can be

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  • Dassault Aviation Unveils Falcon 10X

    (09 May 2021)
    Dassault Aviation unveiled the Falcon 10X on Thursday.

    With a range of 7,500 nautical miles and a top
    speed of Mach 0.925, the Falcon 10X can fly nonstop from New York
    to Shanghai, Los Angeles to Sydney, Hong Kong to New York or Paris
    to Santiago.

    The aircraft is expected to enter service at the end of
    2025.

    Dassault Chairman and CEO, Eric Trappier, said,
    “The Falcon 10X will offer an unrivalled passenger experience over
    both short and long-duration flights, along with breakthrough
    safety features from Dassault’s frontline fighter technology. We
    have optimized every aspect of the

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  • International Passenger Demand in March 2021 Down 87.8% on March 2019

    (05 May 2021)
    According to IATA, passenger traffic in March
    2021 fell when compared to pre-COVID levels (March 2019), but rose compared
    to the immediate month prior (February 2021).

    Because comparisons between 2021 and 2020 monthly
    results are distorted by the extraordinary impact of COVID19,
    unless otherwise noted all comparisons below are to March 2019, which
    followed a normal demand pattern.

    Total demand for air travel in March 2021, measured in revenue passenger kilometers
    (RPKs), was down 67.2%
    compared to March 2019. That was an improvement over the 74.9%
    decline recorded in February 2021 versus February 2019. The better
    performance

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