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New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Airline News Europe) Mar 28, 2010

Air France Air France said it expects "normal" operations this weekend after the majority of the six unions representing cabin crew called off a proposed strike scheduled for March 28-3. The unions had proposed the four-day stoppage in protest of cost-cutting measures foreseen in the carrier's so-called NEO [New European Offer] plan. As part of the overhaul of its short- and medium-haul network, due to take off April 1, AF is seeking to remove one flight attendant from each of its A319s and reintroduce hot meals on flights longer than 2.5 hr., which the unions claim breaches collective labor agreements. Mar 24, 2010

Air France, Airbus Recovery specialists expect to be able to search nearly 80km (30mi ) of ocean per day during the latest effort to locate the wreck of Air France flight AF447. Resources are being regrouped for a third attempt, which starts next week, to establish the site of the 1 June 2009 crash and retrieve the Airbus A330's flight recorders. Mar 26, 2010

AirBaltic AirBaltic will open a base at Tallinn on June 1, the airline confirmed, adding it will unveil additional details on March 31 during the opening ceremony of its new direct Tallinn-Tampere service. It also will launch five-times-weekly Stockholm Arlanda-Oulu flights on June 1. Mar 24, 2010

Aviastar Russian authorities have banned the carrier Aviastar-Tu from transporting passengers as an investigation opens into the crash of a Tupolev Tu-204 on approach to Moscow Domodedovo. Mar 22, 2010

Aviastar Aviastar-TU Tu-204 crashed on approach to Moscow Domodedovo Monday morning. There were no fatalities among the eight crew on the flight from Hurghada, although several were injuried seriously. The flight had no passengers, according to reports, which indicated that there was heavy fog at the time of the incident. Aviastar is a charter carrier based at Ramenskoye. Russian authorities banned the airline from operating passenger flights following the accident, PRIME-TASS reported. According to the Flight Safety Foundation's Aviation Safety Network, the aircraft first flew in 1993 and was powered by Soloviev PS-90As. Mar 22, 2010

Belavia Belarusian Airlines Belavia Belarusian Airlines will launch service from Minsk to Ekaterinburg (twice-weekly from May 31 aboard a 737-500) and Moscow Vnukovo (daily from April 15 aboard CRJ-100/200s). Mar 25, 2010

British Airways British Airways yesterday said that more than 3,000...

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