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Airlines grapple with a new problem: Where to park idling planes?

Airlines grapple with a new problem: Where to park idling planes?

The coronavirus pandemic is taking a massive toll on nations around the world. It is affecting everyone, including businesses of all hues. Perhaps, the hardest hit is the travel industry — and specifically, the airlines.

Eight Qatar Airways planes to carry medical aid to China

Eight Qatar Airways planes to carry medical aid to China

Extending a helping hand to China's ongoing efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak, Qatar Airways will fly eight aircraft carrying medical aid to three Chinese cities on Friday.

Domestic waste-to-jet-fuel may power planes from 2024

Domestic waste-to-jet-fuel may power planes from 2024

The prospects for using lower-carbon biofuels in commercial aviation have brightened following a joint project to build what will be Europe's first large-scale plant to produce jet fuel from domestic and commercial waste.

Oman Air to receive 9 Boeing 737 MAX8 planes next year

Oman Air to receive 9 Boeing 737 MAX8 planes next year

Oman Air is expected to receive a total of nine more 737 MAX 8s next year as the Sultanate’s national carrier celebrated the delivery of its fifth of 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8s it has on order.

Lufthansa and Ryanair settle dispute over leased planes

Lufthansa and Ryanair settle dispute over leased planes

Lufthansa and Ryanair-backed carrier Laudamotion settled a dispute over leasing contracts, avoiding a London court hearing that was scheduled for November, both airlines said on Tuesday.

India's Jet Airways to buy 75 more Boeing planes

India's Jet Airways to buy 75 more Boeing planes

The Mumbai-headquartered airline said in a regulatory filing that it had entered another agreement with the US planemaker for the purchase of the aircraft.

Rolls-Royce, airlines grapple with Dreamliner engine issues

Rolls-Royce, airlines grapple with Dreamliner engine issues

Rolls-Royce said that more regular inspections are required and would lead "to higher than previously guided cash costs being incurred during 2018".

Middle East Airlines lifts electronics ban on London flights

Middle East Airlines lifts electronics ban on London flights

Britain implemented curbs on electronic items in the cabin in March on direct flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia in response to unspecified security threats.

Lufthansa spreads wings by snapping up parts of Air Berlin

Lufthansa spreads wings by snapping up parts of Air Berlin

Lufthansa plans to use the Air Berlin assets to quickly expand its Eurowings budget business. News of the deal pushed Lufthansa shares up more than 3% to their highest level in nearly 17 years.

Greek airline Aegean to add new routes in 2018

Greek airline Aegean to add new routes in 2018

Greece's largest carrier Aegean Airlines will add 11 new routes in 2018 and choose between Airbus and Boeing planes by the end of this year to renew its fleet, executives said on Monday.

Iranian carriers agree to buy Airbus planes

Iranian carriers agree to buy Airbus planes

Iranian carriers Iran Airtour and Zagros Airlines have agreed to buy a combined 73 planes from Airbus, the European aircraft maker said on Thursday at the Paris Air Show.

Amsterdam airport nears 'safety limits': watchdog

Amsterdam airport nears 'safety limits': watchdog

Amsterdam's rapidly-growing Schiphol airport is reaching its limits for the safe movement of planes on its busy airstrips, the Dutch safety watchdog warned on Thursday.